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If we already are sons and daughters of God as the scriptures tell us (see Who Are We? (Part 1 of 6), then what about all the scriptures that tell us we may become sons and daughters of God? This certainly presents a spiritual conundrum. But there is an answer.

Adam and Eve were created in a paradisaical state. Yet, God introduced the idea of death to them, even though they likely had no conception of what that meant. How could they? Nothing had ever died before! Still, God warned them not to partake of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil or they would die.

We do not know what the tree of knowledge of good and evil was, nor what sort of fruit it bore. However, it seems that one day, a long time ago, someone decided the offending fruit was an apple, so an apple it’s been ever since.

What we do know is that by eating it, Adam and Eve would eventually die. We can assume that when they partook of this forbidden fruit, some sort of change came over their bodies that made dying possible. We don’t know what that fruit was, only that by eating it Adam and Eve became subject to death.
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If you’ve been following my blog, you know we existed before we arrived on mothership earth. (See Satan: His Origin and Destiny, part 1 of 13) This will complement what we learned there.

“Who are we?” is certainly one of the most important and widely discussed religious and philosophical questions known to mankind. Yet, when all the arguments have been laid on the table, there is still no consensus among the various parties.

The philosophers depend on their reasoning powers to reach their conclusions. Yet, those conclusions vary widely. In fact, there are likely as many opinions as there are philosophers.
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It appears from the various descriptions given of God that he is a being of light. Consider the following three scriptures:

And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. (Revelation 1:12-15.)

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. (Matthew 17:1-2.)

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:5.)

The Lord God could not give light if he did not have it in him to give. Therefore, it would seem, that wherever God or Jesus was, there was light.
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There is another reason Adam and Eve had to fall beside taking upon themselves carnality in order to reproduce.

Adam and Eve could not know either joy or happiness until they had known both sorrow and unhappiness. After all, what would there be to compare joy and happiness to if they had not known sorrow and unhappiness? Nothing.

Without sorrow and unhappiness, Adam and Eve would have been in a constant state of being without even knowing what they were experiencing.

What joy is there in that?
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And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. (Genesis 1:28.)

Are two babies ashamed of their nakedness while in each others’ company? No, of course not. Neither were Adam and Eve ashamed because they were as innocent as two babes.

They were so innocent that the commandment to be “fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth” was the farthest thing from their minds. In fact, it wasn’t even on their minds.
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The design that went into the human body is a miracle beyond miracles when you consider how everything is integrated together, yet each organ and system working its own individual miracles. And the deeper one gets into the body’s functioning (via microscope), the more miraculous it becomes.

I must admit that given the complexity of the human body, I have a hard time with the one-puff-of-air theory of creation from a sculpture of dirt or clay. The only choice I have is to consider that this one sentence verse is symbolic in nature.

I will briefly discuss the creation of Eve. It is different and equally mystifying.

“And the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. . . . And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man” (Genesis 2:18,21-22).

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“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7).

We live in an orderly universe.

I believe God to be a God of order.

I believe God works by universal laws and principles.

Whether or not God created those laws and principles is irrelevant to me.

What is relevant to me is—if God broke those laws, he would cease to be God.
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