The Bible Teaches

The Bible Teaches

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...that the test in the garden of Eden was of man's loyalty to his creator (Gen. 3:17-19); that God did not threaten Adam with eternal torment if he disobeyed God's instruction not to eat of a certain fruit (Gen. 2:17); that Adam and Eve were driven from the garden of Eden so they could not eat of the tree of life, and live.--Gen. 3:22-24

...that in death, which is the penalty for sin, there is no knowledge, no wisdom, no device, no existence (Eccl. 9:10, Ezek. 18:4, Rom. 6:23); that infants die because the disobedience of Adam brought upon them the death sentence through their parents (Rom. 5:16-19); that God foresaw human disobedience and planned its remedy before he created man.--1 Pet. 1:20, Eph. 1:4, Matt. 25:34

...that the common belief that sacrifice of life is required to atone for sin is a basic Bible teaching (Lev. 17:11); that the word 'ransom' as used in Matt. 20:28, Mark 10:45, 1 Tim. 2:6 teaches that Jesus was the corresponding price to the "first man Adam"; that Jesus as a spirit being before he came to earth did not correspond to perfect Adam, and could not have been our redeemer unless He was "made flesh."--John 17:5, 1:14, Gal. 4:4

...that Jesus did "taste death for every man," but it would be insufficient for our redemption if the penalty for sin were eternal torment (Heb. 2:9, Rom. 5:6-8); that Jesus did actually die, but now lives because God resurrected His Son, and not because part of Jesus escaped death.--1 Pet. 3:18

...that the "first man Adam's" disobedience brought sin's penalty upon his entire unborn race (1 Cor. 15:21,22); that Jesus is called "the last Adam" because He has authority to give everlasting life to all who will believe, obey, and be loyal to God (1 Cor. 15:45, Isa. 9:6); that God "hath committed all judgment unto the Son," and that His elect church will share His judgment work and authority.--John 5:22, 1 Cor. 6:2, Rom. 8:17

...that both "the just and the unjust" will have a resurrection from the dead (Acts 24:15); that during the judgment day many present unbelievers will learn righteousness (Isa. 26:9); that "those that have done evil" will have an individual trial by which will be tested their loyalty to God after they come to know His will.--John 5:28,29, 1 Tim. 2:4

...that God's grace will flow to the non-elect world of mankind in general through the resurrected elect church (2 Tim. 2:11,12, Rev. 2:26); that the blessings to all mankind guaranteed by Christ's death wait for the full selection and reign of the bride of Christ as a kingdom of priests with their Lord and head.--Rom. 8:19, Rev. 20:6, Rom. 16:20

...that identity is preserved in the resurrection, so every lesson now learned through experience with the exceeding sinfulness of sin will never need learning again.--John 11:44, 8:58, Job 14:14, Rom. 6:8

...that Jesus will be satisfied when He sees His sacrifice having brought reconciliation to the human race.--Isa. 53:11

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