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Chapter 1 - In the Beginning

The natural world that God created was perfect and much different from the world we know today. The world we have today still carries the curse that was the consequence of the first sin.

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. - Genesis 3:17-19

One might question if God was angry, vengeful, or spiteful to so punish all of us for one sin. However, such conjecture is based on a view that manís greatest good lies in the direction of his comfort and ease. A different perspective might see what God did as loving protection.

Consider two wealthy fathers of young men who both rebel against their fathers. One father chooses to cut off all funds from his rebellious son. The other father allows his son to continue access to his funds. The first son has to find a job to earn the money he needs to eat. The second son continues to finance whatever indulgences and whims he fancies. The difficulties the first son encounters help him come to understand reality and truth. The delusions and dissipations of the second son carry him increasingly further from truth.

Because we lost our spiritual life and through it our connection with God, we are like men suddenly blind. We have only our desires to lead us and without a connection to God, those desires lead us into self-destruction.

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. - Genesis 2:17

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. - Genesis 6:5

It is the difficulties and hardships we encounter that limit the destruction we would inflict on ourselves. It is our family that is the primary insulation we have against the brutality of the natural world. However, we also have an enemy who desires to enslave us in a system of control that he operates. He has been working for centuries to advance his plans to take us captive.

Satan has used technology to create an alternative to the natural world called society such that many people are so removed from the natural world and its limiting discomforts and difficulties, that to them the only 'real' environment is the social world. While a family is beneficial to deal with the natural world, it often becomes an embarrassing hindrance when dealing with the artificial or social world.


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