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Friday, May 13, 2005

The Genius of God

How hard it is to be God!

Imagine this situation: God created the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, out of pure love for them. He planned for them to increase eventually by the birth of children through procreation.

Adam and Eve disobeyed God, and sinned against Him. This started the cycle of sin and corresponding violence which follows sin. Their offsprings sinned and the children of their offsprings also sinned.

Mankind, men and women were slowly, but surely, sinning more and more against God, against their fellow men and women. They were getting more distant from God and from the holy, righteous ways of our Heavenly Father.

God gave men and women free will - free will to choose to do either good or evil. Without the gift of free will to us, men and women will not have true freedom and will be but robots.

God gave us free will because He does not want robots, but wants us to be His created children. He will never force us to love Him back nor do good against our free will, even though He never ceases to love us His children.

However, what did men and women do? They abused this "gift of free will", and did more evil than good. Thus, they chose to sin rather than to be holy.

God had a very serious problem: He wanted to show His love to sinful men and women, to make them come back to holiness and release them from the slavery that sin always brings. However, He cannot force them, by the gift of free will, to suddenly turn from sin.

There had to be a way.

If you were God, what would you have done? How will you make sinful men and women come back to you? How will you let them know you love them and how infinite, endless this love is? How can you do these at the same time respecting their "free will"? Without forcing them?

The genius of God is how He did indeed find a way, the perfect way that only a perfect God can think of. Thus, the Divine Plan was conceived.

He willingly gave us the ultimate proof of His love - His one and only begotten (not made) Son, Our Lord God Jesus Christ Himself. One with the Father and the Holy Spirit, God from God, true God from true God.

As predicted by the prophets, like Isaiah and Jeremiah, many years before, Jesus would willingly sacrifice Himself and die an extremely painful, humiliating death for all men and women. He would be the "sacrificial lamb" for our sins, and the sins of all men and women in the past, as well as the future.

The sins of men and women, since Adam and Eve's original sin have multiplied in both seriousness as well as quantity. This means even if each and every person suffered and died on the cross to repay his/her sins it would not be enough.

It simply will not be enough to justify our "debts of sin" accumulated through thousands of years of human existence. That's how serious the situation had become.

It also means men and women were doomed to not be able to enter eternal life in Heaven. Not even the kindest, most virtuous person would be eligible. This is part of the universal law of God. The only way was for this "debts of sin" to be repayed once and for all.

Only the Son of God Himself, Jesus Christ, was enough sacrifice. Only the Son of God. He had to suffer, and suffer greatly, dying a criminal's death. He, who was without fault in this, He who was without sin.

He died so that we might live. By His death on the cross, men and women can now gain eternal life in heaven.

Jesus becomes the "new Adam" and Mother Mary as the "new Eve". In this way, the sins of our first parents, Adam and Eve are cleansed.....cleansed by the blood of Christ.

To save us from sin and eternal damnation by death on the cross was Jesus' most important mission. His second mission was evangelization - to spread the truth by spreading the Word of God through Christianity.

He started with twelve apostles, then slowly but surely gained more disciples. These would eventually build the foundations of the early Christian Church. Currently, Christianity is the largest religion in the world, with more than one billion Christians and growing......