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Supreme Purpose

Discussion in 'Doctrinal Discussions' started by Noblemen, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. It is God's purpose to demonstrate, before all intelligences, principalities, powers, celestial being, and terrestrial beings, the exceeding riches of His grace.
    He does this by means of that gracious thing He did when he birthed in the creature His own dear Son. He literally took a part of Himself, His own seed, and placed it in the creature by an act of love and birthed within that creature a whole other life, Jesus.
    All intelligences in heaven and in earth will in time know the depth of sin and the hopeless state of lost humanity as they come to see what God has done in creating of a whole new race of people to be His own, His people of His nature and of His seed. All powers will in time behold these lost, damned, hellbound souls as new creations with Christ as their life. This transformation will measure and demonstrate the exceeding riches of His grace.
    The supreme purpose of God is to be realized by coming to understand the liberating secret. The theme of the liberating secret, which runs through the whole Bible, shows that from the beginning the supreme purpose of God has been that the creature come to union with Christ.
    So fully does that supreme purpose now dominate the divine undertakings in the universe that everything in heaven and earth is contributing solely to that one end.
    Ephesians 1:4 says, " According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world," This verse clearly states that the ultimate theme in the creation of the world was that the Father have sons in Christ, therefore, the whole universe would be created to contribute to this one thing.
    As often as being "in Christ" is stated in the New Testament, it was still a secret for more than 4300 years of the Old Testament, hidden from prophets and unknown through the ages. Yet, all that took place was so that the Father might manifest His glory before men. That glory is a especially manifested by the old testament in that all men who live during those 4300 years could never keep the law and never prove themselves faithful to God.
    This, of course, would necessitate God's greatest act. He would have to put a part of Himself in the creature to bring about that faithfulness. This is what happens in our Union with Christ, for as Galatians 2:20 says, the life we now live we live by the faith of the Christ who is in us.

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