The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.(2 Peter 3:9) KJV
Water is the essence of free will which is why God used it as the raw material for the universe. God’s goal was to create sentient life that had the ability to accept or reject Him as creator based on the testimony of the creation itself.
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Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.(Philippians 2:12-13) KJV
God *could* have created a perfect world, and He *could* have made companions who were as pure as the matter which he *could* have made from nothing, but he didn’t. He created a corrupted world from water.
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The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!(John 1:29) ESV
All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.(Revelation 13:8) KJV
Why was the lamb slain from the foundation of the world? So that light could become darkness, good could become evil, the sinless could become sin, and we could have sentient life with free will.
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But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:(1 Peter 3:15) KJV
Answering secular humanists who insist that a good God and hell can’t coexist isn’t impossible, but it’s going to take some work. That’s why the gospel is so simple:
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- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
He sings before men and says:
‘I sinned and perverted what was right,
and it was not repaid to me.
He has redeemed my soul from going down into the pit,
and my life shall look upon the light.’
“Behold, God does all these things,(Job 33:27-30) ESV
twice, three times, with a man,
to bring back his soul from the pit,
that he may be lighted with the light of life.
Creation has a purpose which combines the spiritual goal of separating good from evil with the physics of separating light from darkness. It gives us a unified theory of everything within the broad narrative of scripture.
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Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.(Matthew 7:7-8) ESV
There have been times in our life when we didn’t know what to do. Or perhaps we knew what to do but we didn’t know how to do it. Or maybe we knew what to do but we just didn’t want to do it.
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It Was Very Good
Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.(Genesis 1:31) NKJV
We should be very clear about a key aspect of the Matty’s Paradigm premise: The fall of man isn’t the fall of creation: the universe was created in a fallen state. The fall of man was when Adam and Eve realized the truth.
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