Scripture Reading: Genesis 9:1-6
Perfection on earth having been tainted by the iniquity of our faithless forefather, man became subject to the authority of man. God committed to Noah responsibility of headship over the social structure of his time. Stern conditions were clearly defined and enumerated. "And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered ... And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man."
Capital punishment is hereby instituted. The necessity for such an administration is purely the result of man's infidelity. Had there been no humanly-incurred breach of fellowship with the perfect Creator, there would be no need for punishment. The rendering of justice, now entrusted to the fallible judgment of mortal man, cannot be flawlessly accomplished yet.
The God of perfection originally enjoyed total unity with His perfect creatures. That unity is now broken, and we must await the restoration, which will be the culmination of His plan.
The wonder of it all is that God's total will and purpose will be accomplished despite man's ineptitude in the Dispensation of Human Government.
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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