Since God knew that Adam would sin and Satan would be an Adversary, why create them at all? Also, why not create another Adam?

The creation of an angel Lucifer that turned to be an “adversary” (Satan) is known to an all-knowing YHVH. While Lucifer was created perfect, he had a choice: to follow God or be an Adversary . Similarly, he knew that Adam, with his ability to choose, would sin because his flesh-composition is “weak”, i.e., no spiritual wisdom to choose between good and evil. Why not create another Adam? Actually, the “other Adam”, to whom the hope was anchored on, has been created in the person of “man-Jesus” (anthropos) as in Rom. 5:14″…the figure of him that was to come.” But, it begs the question, why then create them in the first place?

Their creation is part of an overall plan to have a “new creation” of “sons of God” that are “one” with and “like” YHVH. The presence of both man and Satan is important. From a man, God will create “sons of God” and therefore needed to be created as an “image” or “temple/tabernacle”, being temporary until the in-dwelling of the Spirit of God. As a man(anthropos) that was created perfect, yet incomplete until the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit at rivers Jordan, Jesus chose correctly to be guided by the Holy Spirit. He then fulfilled the “hope” and trust of the Father in him for the sake of mankind. In the same vein, Satan, being a Deceiver and Tempter, is needed for man to develop the “mind of Christ” i.e., “wisdom” to choose, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, what is good over evil.

This plan from the book of Genesis is the “gospel of the kingdom of God”. Consider the following verses:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

“For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.…I Cor.12:12-13

“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.…”Rom. 12:4-5

“He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.” Col.1:18

“…concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,…”Rom. 1:3-4

“…But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.” Heb. 2:9-10

In summary, creation of man and Lucifer(who became Satan) is consistent with the plan from the beginning. Their creation is necessary to achieve God’s goal. Salvation from eternal death requires mortals to be changed to immortals. And this, through a process that means a Passover has to be killed for “remissions of sins”. Resurrection of man-Jesus has to occur as we are to be “saved by his life” which enables him, being alive, to receive the “promise of the Holy Spirit” (Jn. 16:7) from the Father. Jesus can then send the Holy Spirit to in-dwell us for “renewing of our mind”(Rom. 12:2) into the “mind of Christ”(,I Cor. 2:16; Phil. 2:5). God the Father is creating “the mind and body of Christ” with many members, Jesus the head of that “body” and “bringing many sons to glory”. All spirit-bodied as the “Son of God” and “one” with him, and by extension, “one” with the Father. All in the “kingdom of God”.

Original post: 10/13/2015

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