Chapter 1 Very lately it happened thus:
Now it is true that mankind fell corporately, or "positionally" in Adam Rom. For it is Christ who is the exact image of the Father Heb. And it is Christ who will rule over the earth in complete and perfect sovereignty as delegated by the Father Is. So it is not at all surprising to discover that this passage finds its ultimate prophetic fulfillment in the Last Adam, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: This key characteristic of spirit requires other obvious mental and spiritual aspects and assets such as self-consciousness, mentality, conscience, etc.
But just as the sovereignty of God is the coordinating characteristic of His perfect character, so the ability to judge and govern, and to be morally responsible in terms of our own lives along with whatever God places in our charge is the key quality of comparison between the essence of God and the essence of Man, between God as archetype and Man as His image: Then God said, "Let us make Man in our image, according to our likeness, so that he may rule.
In this point, by analogy, we parallel the persons of Trinity though even more loosely than we parallel His essence-image for the reasons discussed above. The fact that the pronouns in Genesis 1: We share the image of God on an overall essence basis, but the likeness of God relates to the fact that just as the Trinity is "We", so mankind is composed of many different members, each of whom shares the image of God and the corresponding individual responsibility to seek, follow and serve Him.
This is the account of the generations of Man: Throughout the period lit. Now Adam lived years and he fathered [a son] in his likeness, according to his image, and he named him Seth.
Therefore, as a summary statement which includes both original creation and the subsequent procreation of mankind i. The critical distinction between Genesis 1: Obviously, a comparison based on an analogy with Man will of necessity be quite different from one based on an analogy with God.
This fact accounts for the reversal whereby we have in Genesis 5: We have already seen that mankind has been created for the glory of God. While this glorification of God is primarily accomplished by what He does for us most especially in the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ on our behalfwe too have a role to play through the exercise of our will here on earth.
Our image and likeness to God, that is, our self-determination and separateness, our ability to choose for God and the individual responsibility to do so, our limited sovereignty and its common disbursement to a greater or lesser degree to all members of our species, are aspects of spirit without which it would be impossible for us to participate in this glorification process otherwise known as human history.
Simply put, God is glorified by our obedience, by our response to His sovereign authority. Our will is not really "free" in the sense that we can choose the course of our lives without consequence. We really have only one choice: If we do, God is glorified by our obedience.
If we do not, we suffer the consequences and God still enjoys a measure of glory by dealing with us in justice, though He would have preferred to deal with us in love. No, we really do not have "free will" in the overarching sense of the phrase.
If we seek Him, if we follow Him, if we serve Him, if we obey Him, we will find that in our lives, in our spiritual gifts, in the production that flows from the ministries He assigns, we will be partakers in the delegated sovereign authority of God that was bestowed upon Adam so long ago.The main reason I have resisted reading the series is because I read an article written by a former occultist exposing that several of the names used in the books do actually refer to demons contacted through satanic and wiccan practice.
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