Soteriology: Eternal Design Of Divinity (one)
1) Specific Terms and Conditions (T&C) are the applications of theological realities accounting for the rehabilitation of the fallen Adamic personality. The council of the Godhead, before the creation of any intelligent being, decided that this particular entity of creationism, Adam, no matter how grievous his sinfulness, should be saved. When He hollered, “Adam, where art thou” was it intended for the male Adamic person only? The answer is both yes and no. Yes in the sense that the male Adam was the head of humanity, trusted with its lordship. It is safe to be a ‘no’ as well. No, it was directed at the pristine couple. How I know this is a protocolary couch found in Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Adam, from this scriptural understanding, is a generic word for a human being. What differentiates one of the pristine couple from the other is simply of their gender – Adam the male, the husband and the head of humanity, and Adam the female, the help mate created for the man in his missionary work. Jehovah did not ask to know where Adam was out of ignorance, it was a Fatherly, “Oh, you shouldn’t have ventured into this misrepresentation of your heavenly Father!”
His goings forth: from of old, from everlasting (Micah 5:2).
The eternal Father could not have been taken by surprise. He had known this before they were created. Blessedly, God had taken precautions; was ready for this eventuality; definitely, knew He was not going to lose either of these two Adamic prototypes. The first term of conditionality intrinsically designed for his – Adam’s – survival was admittance of guilt. If Adam would not flaunt his shortcoming on earth, like Lucifer did in heaven, then the propitiatory lambs were of readiness for their restoration based purely on a T&C of fugacity. Agreeing to the perpetration of ungodly, sinful act is tantamount to asking for divine help. Arrogance will always stand in opposition to seeking divine offer of mercy.
Right there in the Garden of Eden, the eternal designs began to take shapes. This revelation I am sharing here makes me appreciate Pastor Chris Okotie’s didactic insistence that Israel has a subtle mention in the Eden fall.
Did God not know that Adam would fall into sin? When He walked into Eden, the first thing God did was to call out, “Adam, where art thou?” not to the destruction of the Adamic elevation, but He was on a mission of restoration of Adamic elevation, according to His eternal design – you may want to read my post titled “ADAMIC ELEVATION ” https://hoojewale.com/2022/08/12/adamic-elevation-1/ you will enjoy the exhaustive nine parts. Adam was not spared though, he received his due punishment. His punishment did not stop him from receiving the grace of a beneficent second chance. The second chance was the sacrificial animals of atonement which focused grandly on the cross of Calvary. Adam ran to hide himself behind the fig tree, a pointer to where the true salvation must be sourced: for Jesus Christ hanged on the tree as the Lamb of God, and as an Israelite in the consummation of soteriological actuality.
Adamic fall did not destroy man totally.
It was important that God should be the first to evangelize the gospel of Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Divinely allowed are the two forces of good and evil. Why evil must be given an existence is simply a matter of legality. God implanted free moral agency in every intelligent being. The exploitation of freewill becomes a legality which falls under the act of divine scrutiny; and to be penalized whenever it runs contrary to God’s will. The decision of angelic beings to believe and follow the machinations of Lucifer gave Satanism its right of existence in the sight of the Majestic Judge of the celestial assizes. If Adam, when he had the dominion of the world in Eden, had completely shunned Satanism, the dream of Lucifer would have faced immediate destruction. Adam unfortunately did not realize that, if he should wield his free moral agency in disobedience to the Word of God, he definitely will be queueing himself behind evil as its supporting puppet. Evil, having been officially established on terra firma, could exist side by side with eternally established good. The evangelism of Genesis 3:15 vaticinates the eventual emergence of the Antichrist, the evil son of the Devil, who will rule the earth. The rule of this evil son, whose activities had caused the death of Jesus Christ, will not last; Jesus Christ must come a second time to utterly destroy satanic rule over the world. Daniel 2:44 “In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.” This is a divine decision from the eternal past.
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
Read part two here