The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

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Why did not God plant two trees, one for the knowledge of good, and the other for the knowledge of evil? Was it not because the two are inseparable? Can good be known apart from evil, or evil apart from good? Are they not like light and darkness, which we know only by contrast? Never let us doubt God’s wisdom in planting one tree for the knowledge of both good and evil. Rather let us rejoice that the knowledge of evil will always constitute the prime ingredient in our appreciation of good when evil itself is no more.

KnochA.E. Knoch
Unveiling of Jesus Christ, p. 167
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Is God Such as Ourselves?

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Is it so? That God is altogether such an one as ourselves? – Whose plans may be upset? Whose will may be thwarted? Who may be compelled to change His plan because of some interfering agency or evil power entering in and, for the time being, getting the better of Him? …

Let this point be settled then, that God is supreme; He “worketh all things” – absolutely all things, without any exceptions – “after the counsel of His own will” (Ephesians 1:11). I exhort the readers to an uncompromising jealousy of this supreme sovereignty of God; … emulating the example of Job in this respect when he attributed all that came to him, the evil as well as the good, to the Lord, saying, “Shall we receive good at the hand of the Lord, and shall we not receive evil?” (Job 2:10).

We need not fear to take this position; there is abundance of Scripture to warrant it … but if we had no other Scripture than this case of Job, it would be sufficient warrant for us to take the position that even evil is entirely under God’s control, and He uses it, as He does the good, for the carrying out of His own gracious plans and purposes.

AdamsArthur P. Adams (1847-1925)
The Purposes of God and True Basis of Redemption
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BREAKING NEWS: Proof that Today’s Election Has Been Rigged!

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We have heard repeatedly during this election cycle that the events culminating today have all been rigged. Much discussion has been entered on this important and controversial topic.

We’ve diligently looked into this matter with the intent of pulling back the curtain of media commentators and political pundits with the goal of getting to the truth of the matter. We’ve uncovered crucial source documents, proving emphatically that today’s election has indeed unquestionably been rigged.

In an ancient document from Babylon, dated at b.c. 607, written by an insider – one of royal and princely descent – we have identified shocking evidence concerning today’s election events.

Daniel, God’s prophet of the “times of the Gentiles,” was given a revelation that sweeps the entire course of “Gentile” world-rule. He conclusively writes,

… The Most High rules in the governments of men, and gives it to whomever He will, and sets up over it the basest of men (Daniel 4:17).

He does according to His will … among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can restrain His hand (Daniel 4:35).

This evidence has also been confirmed by other vital source documents.

He is a great King over all the earth, … [Who rules] over all the kingdoms of the nations (Psalm 47:2; II Chronicles 20:6).

This divine sovereignty extends as well to the administrations of those in power, for,

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turns it wherever He will (Proverbs 21:1).

In fact, official documents from a.d. 53 reveal that God rules over all nations, even to the point of establishing their times and boundaries. The who, how, when and where of all nations are all determined by God for His Own purposes.

[God] has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation (Acts 17:26).

Today’s election and its political mechanisms are but secondary causes involved in placing leaders in power. God Himself is the absolute, ultimate and sovereign Placer and Subjector, Who sets up kings, controls them and deposes of them.

He changes the times and the seasons: He removes kings, and sets up kings (Daniel 2:21).

For the United States, today, November 8th is but a day of national illusion of free-will. There’s only one vote that will in fact count for today. Perhaps by day’s end the result of that solitary vote will be revealed.

C2Pilkington-4Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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Is Anything Too Good For God?

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“Too good to be true!” Its goodness, then, is acknowledged.

“Too good to be true!” These words comprehend much: they tell more for this despised truth than some seem to be aware. But can anything be too good for infinite goodness? Can anything be too good for infinite wisdom, prompted by infinite goodness, to devise? Anything too good for infinite goodness, wisdom and power to accomplish?

Joshua Britton (1803-1878)
Voices of the Faith (1887), page 338
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God’s Purpose

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In accord with the purpose of the eons, which He makes in Christ Jesus, our Lord (Ephesians 3:11).

“Purpose” means that God “made up His mind” concerning the outcome of creation. The ages are unfolding the determination of God. The puny rudder of man’s misnamed “freewill” cannot resist the surging tides of God. Always remember that what we find in the ages is not a possibility, but a purpose. Humanity is not a divine speculation but rather one of God’s investments. God is the God of certainty and not of chance, and He has “made up His mind” and the ages are working out His plan.

Alan Burns (? -1929)
Faith Fellowship (Vol. 60, No. 1)