And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.(Genesis 1:31) KJV
The prevailing belief among most people, whether they think it’s true or not, is that God created a perfect world which became corrupted through human disobedience.
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So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.(Hebrews 9:28) KJV
If Christ became sin for us when God said “let light be” and the lamb was slain from the foundation of the world, but then Christ died on the cross at Calvary, was he offered once, or twice?
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And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:(Genesis 3:22) KJV
In the Bible the phrase “tree of life” is used to refer to an actual tree which has leaves and fruit, but it’s also used euphemistically to refer to the fruits of seeking and gaining wisdom.
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But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.(Genesis 2:17) KJV
Creation was corrupted before Adam and Eve sinned in the garden of Eden. It was created in a corrupted state in order to manifest free will. We can prove it using a process we call deductive questioning.
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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.(2 Corinthians 5:17) ESV
God created the universe so that we can sin, otherwise there’s no free will, and that means God created a universe in which sin is possible. Sin isn’t an accident.
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For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”(1 Corinthians 11:23-24) ESV
We need to demonstrate a logical progression [from] the elements produced by nucleosynthesis [to] organic life with replicating DNA. Fortunately science did a bang up job of documenting it.
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“Now you shall say to this people, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.(Jeremiah 21:8) NKJV
There are two issues that help us to understand the reason for why we were created with free will and how this is even possible given the nature of God as pure and holy, not to mention omnipresent and omniscient.
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For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.(2 Corinthians 5:21) NKJV
Christ had to become sin for us. This has a meaning which goes beyond the symbolism of Christ on the cross. It goes back to the nature of the matter of which the universe is made.
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And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:8) KJV
Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is also called the lamb that was slain [from] the foundation of the world, which we take to mean the lamb that was slain [at] the foundation of the world.
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For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.(Ephesians 2:8-10) NKJV
Some people take the tree of life in Eden to mean that Adam’s first body was intended to die, and that the tree of life would be made available to him at some point as a reward for good behavior.
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