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Bible Study Lesson 10

God's Plan For The Creation Of Man

 A.  Man Should Be Made Holy Before He Can Serve God
 B.  The Anointed Cherub—Perfect But Not In Love
 C.  Why Man Should Not Be Holy Or Perfect By Himself
 D.  God Made All People Prisoners Of Disobedience
 E.  What Can Make Man Holy Or Sanctified
 F.  God's Plan On How Man Can Be Made Holy
 G. Summary - God's Plan For The Creation Of Man

 
       

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 10G.   Summary - God's Plan For The Creation Of Man

  


Man has always been very special to God that He had a very special plan for him even before the foundation of the world.  It was God's purpose when He created him that "man should be Holy and blameless before Him in love" (Eph. 1:4).  But, in order for man to serve Him on the basis of love, man must be made holy and blameless or be sanctified (freed from sin).

Obviously, God did not want man to be like the anointed Cherub, whom He created perfect but later on iniquity or wickedness was found in him (Ezek. 28:14-15). The anointed cherub aspired to be like the most high or God.  This iniquity is rebellion against God and the very proof that the anointed cherub—although perfect at first—was without love (Isa. 14:13-14.  So, God cast him to the ground with his angels, thus becoming the devil and Satan who deceives the whole world (Rev.12:9).  

So, God purposely does not want man to be perfect or holy by himself because he might boast about it—like the anointed cherub. Instead, God wants man to fully understand that his reward for being holy—that is salvation—is a gift from Him (Eph. 2:8). It is not given for any reason or works of righteousness done by a man, but it is given to a man as a "gift from God" so no one can boast about it (Eph. 2:9).

So, God purposely made all people "prisoners of disobedience", so that He might show mercy to them all (Romans 11:32).  Man as "prisoner of disobedience" simply means that man as flesh was created weak by God (Mat. 26:41).  Weak in the sense that man finds it difficult to resist temptation and difficult to follow God's commandments, and therefore he becomes susceptible or prone to commit sin.  In such a wretched situation, God's law requires the sinful man to die for his sins (Rom. 6:23) and that is the second death in the lake of fire, which is the full payment of his sins (Rev. 20:14).

Although man has fallen into sin and failed to live up to God's design, that he be the image of God in holiness. God nevertheless want man to become holy, for holiness is required to serve God and to be allowed entry to His kingdom in heaven. But, man by himself cannot change what become of him as a result of his sin, because, salvation (which is the reward of being holy) is given as God's mercy ((Titus 3:5). It is not given for any reason or works of righteousness done by a man, but it is given to man as a "gift from God" so no one may boast about it ((Ephesians 2:8-9)  But God's law also requires that man can only be made holy or purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood, man's sin cannot be forgiven ((Hebrews 9:22).  Since there is no other way for man to be made holy or purified without the shedding of blood ((Hebrews 9:22), God plan was to send His only Son into the world to become the atoning sacrifice for man's sin, or in simpler term as a "sacrifice to take away man's sins" (I John 4: 9-10) .

God chose Christ for this purpose long before the world began, but now in these final days, he was sent to the earth (1 Peter 1:19-20), so that the sinful man may yet become holy or sanctified (freed from sin). God's plan for making man holy or sanctified, was to choose men and adopt them as His sons through Jesus Christ according His purpose and good pleasure (Ephesians 1:4-5). God's divine plan was to "create man in Christ Jesus for good works or deeds" (Ephesians 2:10). These good works and deeds are the laws and commandments of God (Romans 7:12). Keeping these laws and commandments is the whole duty of man (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Thus, walking and living by these laws and commandments will make man holy or sanctified (freed from sin).  It is only through this plan, that man will regain his right to serve God on the basis of love which is God's purpose in creating Him.

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God's plan for making man holy or sanctified, was to choose men and adopt them as His sons through Jesus Christ according His purpose and good pleasure (Ephesians 1:4-5). God's divine plan was to "create man in Christ Jesus for good works or deeds" (Ephesians 2:10). 
How God Almighty and the Lord Jesus Christ will implement God's plan for making man holy or sanctified—freed from sin—will be studied in detail in Lesson - 28
The Master Plan Of God For The Salvation Of Man

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