May 29, 2003
1. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD IT WAS IN THE VERY BEGINNING!—In the beautiful Paradise of the lovely Garden of Eden where Adam & Eve enjoyed the most ideal living conditions ever known to mortal man! They lived in absolute beauty, peace & plenty, the way that God originally intended for all of us to live!
2. IN THE PERFECT CLIMATE OF THAT LOVELY PARADISE, THEY NEVER NEEDED SHELTER OR A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS! In fact, they didn't even need clothes! They were perfectly happy being beautifully nude, fully enjoying life & love & sex & each other just the way that God had planned! It wasn't until after they disobeyed the Lord & fell into sin that they began covering up! (Gen.2:25; 3:6-13)
3. IN THOSE BEAUTIFUL DAYS THERE WAS NO DANGER FROM ANY POISONOUS CREATURES OR WILD BEASTS. In fact, all of God's Creation was at perfect peace & beautiful harmony with itself. All the various creatures & amazing animals that God made were vegetarian then, & were the friends of man & each other! (Gen.1:30)
4. ADAM & EVE SIMPLY PICKED THEIR MEALS OF DELICIOUS FRESH FRUIT RIGHT OFF OF THE TREES! (Gen.1:29; 2:16) There was no building, plowing, sowing, reaping, or toilsome labour for the man, & there was no cooking, meal preparation, table setting, dish washing‚ kitchen cleaning, laundry, clothes mending‚ or other household drudgery for the woman!—Nothing but loving & playing & tending the Garden & the children, enjoying the beauties & wonders of God's gorgeous Creation all day long, & His personal‚ intimate fellowship & inspiration day after day, & night after night!
5. THEY COULD LIE & PLAY NAKED IN THE GRASS WITHOUT EVER HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT MOSQUITOES, ANTS, FLIES, SPIDERS, SCORPIONS, POISONOUS SNAKES or any of the pests that bother us today! Imagine being able to walk barefooted through the fields & forests & swim freely in the ponds & lakes, rivers & streams‚ without any worry or fear of danger or troubles! There were no stickers, thorns, thistles, itchy grass, weeds, or poisonous plants.—All of these came upon the Earth as part of the Curse after man fell! (Gen.3:17,18)
6. BUT EVEN TODAY, LONG AFTER THE FALL OF MAN, GOD'S CREATION IS STILL BEAUTIFUL!—And the peaceful & pastoral life out in the country is almost Heaven on Earth‚ compared to the Hell on Earth of the completely false & superficial environment of modern man's dangerous, polluted & over-crowded cities!
7. OFTEN WHEN PEOPLE ASK‚ "HOW CAN I KNOW THAT GOD IS REAL?—Why should I believe that God loves me?", I reply, "Just look at the World that He has made, & you can see that God loves you! Look at the beautiful trees & the flowers!—Look at the sea & the mountains & the sky, all that God has made for you to enjoy! Of course God loves you! Look at the beautiful World He made for you to live in! He didn't have to make it all so beautiful, but He did, just for you!"
8. LOOK AT GOD'S CREATION!—YOU CAN SEE HIS LOVE! You can feel His Love in the beautiful World that He has given you to live in! Look how marvellous it all is! Look at the endless variety He has made!—Animals, birds‚ trees, flowers, even people! Unlike man's inventions & his cold & lifeless cities of concrete, steel & glass‚ where everything is dead & decaying, God's Creation is alive & living, growing & changing constantly!—Absolutely fascinating!
9. YOU CAN SEE THE HAND OF GOD, HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD & LEARN SO MUCH FROM GOD THROUGH HIS WONDERFUL CREATION! The Bible even says that "He which is invisible can be seen in the things which He has made!" (Rom.1:20) His Creation is His greatest credential, that constantly testifies to the existence of a Divine Designer & Creator!
10. THIS IS WHY THE DEVIL & IDIOTIC REBELLIOUS MAN COOKED UP THE THEORY, THE FAIRY TALE, OF EVOLUTION!—Because everything about Creation‚ its perfection‚ its balance, its synchronisation, its harmony, proves the existence of God! But if you believe the false doctrine of devils‚ the lie, that Creation somehow evoluted & created itself, then you don't believe in God & His Word & you're calling God a liar & missing the blessing of His Love!
11. DR. ROBERT A. MILLIKAN, THE FAMOUS ATOMIC SCIENTIST WHOSE EXPERIMENTS & STUDIES EARNED HIM THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR PHYSICS, SAID, "Just as behind the intricate precision of a fine watch there had to be a master watchmaker, so behind the far-greater intricacy of this vast Universe, there had to be a Divine Designer & Creator!" Anyone who uses the least bit of common sense that God has given them can look at Creation & see clearly that it couldn't have happened by accident!—There's obviously a plan & design behind it all!
12. AND THE ONE WHO PLANNED & CREATED IT IS NOT THE TRADITIONALLY MANUFACTURED GOD THAT SO MANY OF THE RELIGIONS OF MAN TEACH & PREACH!—But He is the genuine Basic Power & Guiding Light of the entire Universe, Who has created & brought all men into being. He is a loving, Fatherly Creator‚ Who has a kind & good plan & purpose for all of us, & longs to fulfil all of our human needs & aspirations for love‚ life, liberty, usefulness & happiness!
13. HE LOVES YOU, & MADE THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD AS YOUR HOME FOR YOU TO LIVE IN & ENJOY!—And He has given you a wonderful body, mind & heart with which to enjoy it! But you'll never be able to enjoy it to the full without knowing Him, for He has created a special spot in the very heart & core of your life‚ which will never be fully satisfied or content until it is filled with Him & His Love. In your heart there is a vacancy, a hollowness, an emptiness‚ that only He can fill.
14. YOU WILL FIND, JUST AS ADAM & EVE FOUND IN THE BEGINNING, that life's greatest satisfaction & most lasting happiness can never be found by merely enjoying the things which God has made, the wonders & beauty of Creation.—For the true happiness & love that every human heart longs for can only come from knowing & being brought into loving fellowship with the One Who created you, God Himself!
15. GOD, THE GREAT CREATOR‚ "IS A SPIRIT" (Jn.4:24), Who is everywhere, all-powerful & all-knowing, & is far beyond our limited human comprehension. In fact, He's too great a concept for us to even dream of! He says "As high as the Heavens are above the Earth, so high are My ways above your ways, & My thoughts above your thoughts" (Isa.55:9), & that "even the Heaven of heavens cannot contain Him!" (1Kg.8:27) None of us can possibly grasp how great God is, how marvellous & wonderful He is, far beyond the mind of man & our wildest imaginations, for He surpasses the entire Universe!
16. SO TO SHOW US HIMSELF‚ SO THAT WE MIGHT KNOW HIS LOVE & COME INTO FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM‚ HE SENT US HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST. Jesus was like a picture of God to show us what God Himself is like.—And that picture is a picture of Love, because all Jesus did was talk about Love & show Love & live Love. Then finally, in love, He gave His life for you & me so that we could have God's Love, forgiveness & free gift of Eternal Life if we will simply receive Him into our hearts. (Rev.3:20)
17. BUT JUST AS ADAM & EVE WERE GIVEN THE MAJESTY OF CHOICE, THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE TO DO GOOD OR EVIL, so you also have been given free will, & you don't have to obey the Lord‚ or receive His Love into your life! If the Lord had wanted robots, He could have made everybody love & obey Him‚ but He has given us the majesty of choice!
18. WILL YOU CHOOSE TO RECEIVE GOD'S LOVE?—If so, you can have all of the beauty, peace, fulfilment & joy that God originally planned for man in the Garden of Eden! In fact, He'll bring the Garden of Eden right into your own heart, a Paradise that no one can ever take away from you! The only way you will ever get back to the original freedom, sinlessness‚ perfection, beauty, liberty & openness of the Garden, is to get back to perfect fellowship with God through knowing His Son, Who is "the Way, the Truth & the Life!" (Jn.14:6)
19. JESUS WILL FORGIVE & CLEANSE YOU OF ALL OF YOUR SINS & make you pure & perfect in God's sight, just like Adam & Eve were before they fell! All you need to do is sincerely pray this little prayer: "Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all my sins. I believe that You are the Son of God & that You died for me. I now open the door of my heart & I ask You, Jesus, to please come in & give me Your free Gift of Eternal Life! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."
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