Friday, September 12, 2008

Twist oF Destiny

When we speak of the destiny of man we don’t speak of a special human being or a historical person, but we speak very much of ourselves—today—here—in this world of the fourth quarter of our very troubled yet eventful 20th century. What is our destiny? Man wants to know and scans the newspapers, he listens to the radio, he views occurrences all over the globe on the television screen. He wants to know what is going on in this world, what is happening to man, what man is doing to man and where this world is heading. He tries to look ahead and to have a glimpse of what is in stall for man.  
Our eternal future was a part of God's great plan and purpose before He created the universe—before He made the heavenly bodies by which we measure time. Even then, God had determined that only a perfect Redeemer could bring His master plan to completion. Everything is predestined…predesigned…

Then, at the creation of Adam and Eve, God gave humans a choice of two ways of life. He clearly instructed Adam and Eve to partake of the tree of life. As their Creator, God expected them to develop a close personal relationship with Him. The tree of life in the Garden of Eden symbolized an obedient relationship leading to eternal life However, God gave Adam and Eve another option—one that could lead to disaster! Instead of choosing life through obedience to God, they could select a life of deciding for themselves what is right and wrong. Another tree in the garden symbolized this choice: the tree of the knowledge of good and evil…
By their actions, Adam and Eve rejected the way of living God had commanded. Rather than relying on God to show them the right way to live, they chose to rely on themselves. They set out on a course that is a mixture of good and evil…
By their decision, they brought on themselves the penalty of sin, which is death

2 comments:

dominique said...

Genesis theory with different perspective.....

Lilabati said...

Everything is predestined...... The freedom of human life is predetermined and is abuse of power and thereby abuse of destiny predetermined......!!!!
It seems very paradoxical.....