The Character-of-God has been questioned by many, especially when bad things happen to good people. Who is to blame for the wickedness in the world? Does God care about the well-being of mankind? Is God's will always for OUR GOOD in spirit, soul, and body?
Before man was created, God was in Heaven there with His Angels. Angels are beings that God created eons before He created man. The Angels all worshiped God, and there was peace in Heaven until sin was found in one of the Archangels. His name was Lucifer.
This Archangel was the most beautiful of all the Angels. Because of his beauty, this Angel thought himself a "god" and desired worship for himself. He began to cause some of the other Angels to doubt the Character-of-God. Deceitful lies and accusations turned one-third of the Angels against the Most High God.
In Heaven, the situation got very ugly because of rebellion. Lucifer became a devil, which means accuser, and his name was changed to Satan, meaning adversary or enemy.
Full-blown war broke out in Heaven. Satan was kicked out of Heaven, and one-third of the Angels rebelled against God with him, and the conflict continues today.
Truth is found
It is the history of who God is.
The Lord, who is Creator God, continued to do His work. God created a new race different from the Angels. He began with Adam creating his body out of the dust of the ground. Then breathed life into Adam that came from the very breath of God Himself.
Father God wanted more than servant Angels. He wanted a family. So God created mankind after His likeness; in the image of God, man was created. Adam and Eve were placed in a beautiful garden on the planet called earth. There are many facets of the character of God. One characteristic is the beauty of nature that surrounded Adam and Eve within the Garden and all over the earth.
God had given Adam dominion over the earth, and Satan wanted that dominion.
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. Satan deceived Eve into doubting the character of God even while they were still living in the beautiful Garden of Paradise.
The devil is that old serpent. He deceived Eve using the same old lie that he still uses today. He spoke to Eve and challenged the commands of God sowing doubt in both God's Word and His motives. He questioned whether God wanted her best or not, attacking the Character-of-God.
Satan's deception led mankind into sin...As a result of the disobedience of Adam, sin entered the world, and death by sin. Death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.
Satan became the god of this world system. Death and sin ruled, and wickedness was rampant on this planet. Devils continued to steal, kill and destroy, and they were guilty of every kind of evil and blamed God for what they did.
Adam, the Father of the human race, willfully disobeyed God and ate the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. At that moment, Adam sinned and fell short of the Glory of God. He allowed guilt and shame to come between him and his Father God.
God searched for Adam in the garden, but Adam hid from God.
God placed the Tree of Life in the midst of the garden so Adam and Eve could eat it and live forever. Free will had to be given to humankind so we could choose whether to obey God or Sin. The destruction that sin causes can not be allowed to flourish in the Universe forever.
Adam and Eve were banished from the garden. Love in the character-of-God compelled Him to prevent access to the Tree of Life, lest sin would reign and evil would continue to destroy for eternity.
That broke God's heart, but God had a plan.
God stationed the cherubim and the fiery revolving sword east of the garden of Eden, to guard the way to the tree of life
The Future for Mankind Looked Hopeless
Justice dictates the wages of sin is death. Death is the legal penalty for sin, and now humanity is lost in sin. The eternal future of God's children looked hopeless. The character of God is pure love, and God had planned eternal life in Paradise for His children. But now, it looked as if Satan had succeeded in stealing all of God's children through sin, condemning them to suffer the same fate as Satan himself.
BUT GOD had a plan before the foundations of the earth, and nothing takes God by surprise. God promised Eve in the Garden that there would come a man-child, a seed, that would crush the head of Satan.
God is Absolutely Good! That is the character of God:
God sent His Word, The Word is our Lord Jesus, His only begotten son, to die, paying the penalty for the sin of all humanity so that whosoever believes in receiving Him as their savior, Could Live with Him for Eternity.
Jesus said, "I and the Father are one." John 10: 25 to 30
There is no Greater Love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. John15:13
Absolute Love is the Character-of-God revealed in this promised seed. The enemy did not win; the promised seed was born in the city of Bethlehem.
God gave His only begotten son that whosoever believed in Him would be saved!!! Joy to the world! The Lord has come. Let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing!
Jesus, through His shed Blood, bought back eternal life for us all without sin! His plan is perfect, and it is still working today, not willing that any should perish. He is still in the process of winning souls to give them eternal life in Heaven.
The enemy of God continues to lie to all mankind about the Character of God.
John 10:9 to 18, Ezekiel 28 ;15-18, Isaiah 14:12, Revelation 12:4-9,,John 10:10,
Genesis chapter 1, Genesis chapter 6:11, John 3:16, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:12
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