#1 – PLURALITY OF ONENESS

On the sixth day of Creation God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, over all the creatures that move along the ground” (Genesis 1:26). And so, true to His Word, God did as He said. God made them (all mankind) in the image of them—God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit of God.

This then is an account of just what God did to provide us each with a plurality of spirit to personally have Oneness with God, as well as with one another:

“—the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7) So Adam—mankind—was the newest of species that God had just then finished creating. That, in God’s terms, was nothing but good. But later God saw that Adam alone, apart from every other living being, had no one to whom he could relate as an equal. That God knew surely was not good, for everyone in this world needs bona fide helpers. Even God Himself has always known the sweet intimacy that develops in truly knowing ones’ equals. God in His goodness doesn’t want anyone anywhere in His good Creation to ever be without the kind of intimate Helpers they need here to remain in God’s plan forever.

“So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man,..” (Genesis 1:21-22); “male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27c). Together Adam and Eve were now the new species.

But back in the beginning when God first spoke His Word, saying, “Let there be light”(Genesis 1:4), God’s Word came forth to be the light of the world, enlightening mankind to the Truth of God’s grace. In the embodiment of God that would appear to all men would be all of the Help that any Adam or Eve would ever yet need in this world to remain in God’s plan.

 

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