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Chapter 1 - How Created Beings May Have Come to be Constituted

If one were to imagine himself as an all powerful god, and had a desire to create people, it would seem that there are only two options available. The first would be to create robot-like beings who would only do what they were supposed to. The second option would be to create people with free will. It would seem inevitable if beings were created with truly free will, that they would make wrong (self-destructive) choices.

If the beings were created with free will were created as spiritual (non-physical) beings with knowledge and unable to reproduce themselves, it might describe the realm of the angles. For this group there might be a single definable choice where each being either remained faithful or rebelled. It might be that the angel group consists of beings who have been given various levels of power and authority. The rebel angels would then remain a cohesive group under the control and direction of the highest (most powerful) rebel angel.

The bible makes a brief reference to ‘sons of God’ as having wed human women to produce a race of giants.

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. - Genesis 6:4

This particular group of rebelling angels (apparently having the power to manifest physically) have been singled out for particular restriction.

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. - Jude 1:6

If the beings were created with free will were created as physical (with body, soul, and spirit) beings without much knowledge but able to reproduce themselves, it might describe the realm of humans. For this group (of two humans) the choice to rebel was made in ignorance. As a result, they and all their children would live cut-off from God in ignorance suffering the consequences of every selfish choice they make.

That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: - Ephesians 2:12

As an all powerful god, one might recognize that beings with free will will always make wrong choices at some point. This results in a never ending process of creating beings and then exterminating them for their wrong choices hoping that at some point in an infinite future a group of beings will not make wrong choices. The alternative is to create a plan that would include a method of redemption such that beings who have made wrong choices could be salvaged.

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: - Ephesians 1:4


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