Why God must make all things New

In the beginning when God gave Adam instructions for the administration of His creation in the Garden of Eden, Adam disobeyed God and partook of the forbidden fruit which his wife Eve, enticed him to eat. At the Fall, man broke the priestly relationship with God and man could no longer minister in the Garden (which I will now term The Church, which title is used in over ten books of the Old Testament), God banished he and his wife from the immaculacy of The Church, and set him outside it, because of his enslavement to the devil.

When outside the Garden of Eden, Adam’s first-born Cain, under the influence of the forbidden fruit and Satan, killed his younger brother Abel through Satan’s sin of pride and disobedience. Two forces were now in operation in the world, good and evil. The forces of evil expanded and the forces of good were diminished to the point that God had enough and flooded His earth, saving the only people who were following good, Noah, his wife and three sons and their wives.

When they arrived at the ‘new heavens and the new earth’ in his priestly function, Noah offered sacrifices and praise to God. Shortly after that, one of the sons of Ham mocked God’s commandments and in turn Nimrod of his progeny established a kingdom of pride and evil which caused God to separate good and evil at the Tower of Babel.

Man continued to follow the pride of the devil, and God called Abraham out of the land of Chaldees (now called Iraq) and asked him to leave all behind and follow Him. In absolute faith, Abraham believed in the promises of God, and moved as he was told, and came into the land of Palestine, (also known as present day Israel). Melchizedek, the king of Salem, priest of the most high God, brought forth bread and wine and blessed Abraham (Gn 14:18-20). This Melchizedek is in a sense mysterious, “without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but likened unto the Son of God, continues a priest for ever” (Hb 7:3). Mysterious as he is, we will encounter him again as he is ‘a priest forever.’

Abraham offered sacrifices to the Lord in obedience, faith and love, knowing that he would have offspring as plentiful as the stars of heaven (Gn 15:5). However, Abraham followed the advice of Sarah his wife who at that time was barren, and had relations with her servant Hagar who bore him a son named Ishmael (Gn 16:1-15), born of the flesh and not of the promise. Isaac was born of the promise (Gn 21:5), and because of the conflict between ‘the promise’ and ‘the flesh,’ Ishmael was cast out of The Church.

Isaac had twins, Esau and Jacob, but Esau was smitten by the evil of Satan’s pride and disobedience and separated from The Church. Jacob loved Rebecca and was deceived by her sister Lia whom he unwittingly married, but later was given Rebecca also in marriage. Between them they both gave Jacob twelve sons, who were the twelve tribes of Jacob who was renamed ‘Israel’ by God (Gn 32:28). The first born of the deception, Ruben, committed incest with Bala, his father’s concubine (Gn 35:22). Israel appointed Joseph, the first-born of the promised wife Rebecca, to be the head of the house of Israel. Through jealousy, hatred and pride, the ten tribes sold Joseph into slavery in Egypt. But God was with Joseph and he became ‘the saviour of the world’ and rescued his brothers and father from famine which was raging in the land of Palestine.

Through the protection of Joseph, the tribes of Israel survived and in four hundred years time the tribe of Levy brought forth Moses and Aaron who were appointed priests by God (Ps 98:6). Through them the Levitical Priesthood was established by God, Who gave them laws, written by the finger of God, for the direction of the lives of the ‘chosen people.’ Under the leadership of Moses, God brought all of Israel out of bondage, yet the tribes complained and rebelled against Moses They even convinced Aaron to build a false god to be their inspiration and leader (Ex 32:8). “When he (Moses) came nigh to the camp, he saw the calf, and the dances, and being very angry, he threw the tables out of his hand, and broke them at the foot of the mount” (Ex 32:19). In his anger, man broke the written law of God. But God said to Moses: “Hew you two tables of stone like unto the former, and I will write upon them the words which were in the tables, which you broke” (Ex 34:1).

Because of disobedience to the word of God, Moses and Aaron could not lead Israel into the Promised land, and God appointed faithful Joshua to bring the people across the Jordan (Jos 3:15-17).

After the people were settled in their assigned areas, the land was ruled by judges. The sons of Eli, Ophni and Phinees, were appointed priests, but in fact were children of Belial, not knowing the Lord (1K 2:12), and the people murmured. “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every one did that which seemed right to himself” (Jg 17:6; 21:24). God gave them the prophet Samuel to rule over them, and when he was old, his sons walked not in the ways of the Lord, and so they demanded a king to rule over them (1K 8:6). God said: “I will give thee a king in My wrath, and will take him away in My indignation” (Ho 13:11).

God anointed Saul king of Israel, but he disobeyed God. The Lord took away the Ark of the Covenant from Israel: “Go ye to My place in Silo, where My Name dwelt from the beginning and see what I did to it for the wickedness of My people Israel” (Jr 7:12). Saul was replaced by David. David committed adultery and murder and was succeeded by his son Solomon, who built the Temple to the Lord, but “he had seven hundred wives as queens, and three hundred concubines, and the women turned away his heart” (3K 11:3). His sons divided the kingdom in two with ten tribes in the north (called Israel) and two tribes in the south (called Judea). There were 19 kings in the north who followed idiolatry and not one did right in the eyes of the Lord. There were 20 kings in the south of whom only 8 did right in the eyes of the Lord.

After all the disobedience and pride of the Israelites, the Lord removed the Ark of the Covenant altogether from the land of Israel and hid it in Mount Nebo where it will remain until the ‘time of mercy’ (2M 2:4,7).

Finally God sent His only begotten Son Jesus the Christ, to redeem mankind from the disobedience and pride of Satan, the prince of darkness. He said to His apostles and disciples: “A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another” (Jn 13:34). After having established His Church of the New Testament with His Blood (Mt 26:28), the rulers of the Jews crucified Him because they loved their positions of honour and prestige given them by Satan.

Jesus gave to the Apostle Peter the authority over His Church: “I will give to thee the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven” (Mt 16:19). The Primacy of Peter was accepted until pride and disobedience took hold and the house of Christianity splintered and broke into four divisions, each calling themselves Catholic and Christian, and so we have now Roman, Coptic, Orthodox and Protestant Catholic Christian churches. Jesus had said: “Every kingdom divided against itself shall be made desolate, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand” (Mt 12:25). So it has happened in Christianity.

The Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy is the direct lineage of Saint Peter. There is no other. Throughout the ages, the office of the Papacy has been held by some very undesirable ‘popes.’ History shows that the office was obtained by murder, nepotism, debauchery, kidnaping and a host of other grievous offences against God. The final departure from Jesus Christ happened in the 1960’s when the Second Vatican Council was held in which they changed the Law of God as given in Holy Scripture, and the warning of Jesus was not heeded when He said: ‘whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven.’ The Roman church ‘loosed’ itself from Heaven and joined the thousands of other erring sects in eating the forbidden fruit.
God has rejected the Vatican II and all who promote it. Arrogance of man, his disobedience and pride, has led to the disorder which is seen in the Vatican and in the world today. As the “chief priests and ancients of the people…consulted together that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus and put Him to death” (Mt 26:3,4; Lk 19:47), so too the leaders of the Roman church have joined with the other divided houses in rejecting the teachings of Jesus Christ. Saint Peter said to the Jews: “And now, brethren, I know that you did it through ignorance, as did also your rulers” (Ac 3:17).

Since the Vatican II Council, morality in the world has degenerated into an abyss in which the depths of sin seem to have no end. Immorality, divorce, abortion, homosexuality, contraception, wars, insurrections, genocide, spying, have increased with no end in sight, and there is no leader to put a stop to all of this. Man still eats the forbidden fruit.

Technology has advanced to such a degree that cloning of human beings and manufacturing of human robots and weapons of mass destruction, exceeds the efforts of the Tower of Babel. Where will this end?

What must be done to correct all the errors and divisions and evil technology?

It is obvious that God must make all things new.

What happened before the beginning of the world?

What was God doing before ‘the beginning’ when He created? Jesus said: “Father…Thou hast loved Me before the creation of the world” (Jn 17:24). Why does Saint Peter speak of this same Jesus Christ as “foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world…”? (1P 1:20). How was He ‘foreknown’? Why does Saint Paul speak of promises given to us “before the times of the world”? (2T 1:9; Tt 1:2). What were the promises?

If we start with the first words given to us in Holy Scripture, we will begin to see the intention and the plan of our Creator: “In the beginning God created heaven and earth, and the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God moved over the waters” (Gn 1:1,2).

When God created ‘heaven’ He also created the ‘heavenlies’ that is He created the angels. But before this He created ‘man’ in His Heart, in eternity, as recorded: “The Lord (God the Father) said to my Lord (Jesus Christ) …from the womb (Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ) before the day star (the fallen angel Lucifer) I begot Thee” (Ps 109:1,3). It is here that we see as we look at ‘eternity’ before He created ‘heaven and earth’ we can understand that quite a lot happened in the eternal plan of God before the ‘beginning.’ “The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before He made any thing from the beginning” (Pr 8:22).

Almighty God, the Creator of heaven, heavenlies, and earth, created man in His heart in eternity. This first ‘man’ in His heart was Mary, the Mother of the Son of Man. The Son of Man (Jesus) was begot in her immaculate heart before the angels: “And thou Bethlehem Ephrata, art a little one among the thousands of Juda, out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be the ruler in Israel, and His going forth is from the beginning, from the days of eternity” (Mi 5:2). That is from the days of eternity before the beginning of creation.

It is in the immaculate womb of Mary that all of mankind was conceived in the heart of God the Father, in eternity. “For as the woman is of the man, so also is the man by the woman, but all things of God” (1Co 11:12). This conception of ‘all’ was every human being from Adam and Eve and all their generations down to this present day and those who come after us. This is why we call Mary, the Mother of Creation, and Eve “the mother of all the living(Gn 3:20). Mary by this definition would be the mother of Eve and Adam. In time, God would place the seed of Mary into the womb of Anna, wife of Joachim, and then Holy Mary would bring forth from her immaculate womb, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.

God had very special and glorious plans for us: “He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and immaculate in His sight in charity” (Ep 1:4). It was after we were conceived in His heart that God created the angels on ‘day one’ of creation. It must be understood that the angels did not know what was in the heart of God the Father when they were first created. God divided the angels them into nine different choirs: Angels (Mt 26:53); Archangels (Tb 12:15; Jude 1:9); Cherubim (Gn 3:24); Seraphim (Is 6:1-3); Thrones (Ps 44:7); Virtues (Ep 1:21); Princes (Col 1:16); Dominations (Col 1:16); Powers (Col 1:16).

God assigned duties to all His heavenlies into three major areas; God’s heavenly court, the cosmos and the earth. It is after they were created and assigned responsibilities that God announced that He was going to make a creature called ‘man’ less than the angels, and that the angels would assist man to come to spiritual perfection in God. Here is when Lucifer revolted and declared that he would not serve man, but demanded that man would serve him. There was war in Heaven and Lucifer who was now called Satan and the Devil, was cast out of Heaven and his place was found no more therein (Apoc 12:7,8).

After Lucifer and his rebellious angels were kicked out of Heaven, God assigned angels to guard and assist man the moment that man was conceived in the womb of his earthly mother. These ‘guardian angels’ were ‘specialized’ in the various skills, traits and vocations of their charges. Consequently, every human when born was ‘protected’ and ‘counseled’ by his own individual angel who is equipped to assist man accomplish his function in life, and when life was over to gain re-entry back into the glorious heavenly bliss from whence he came in the first place.

During the time of ‘man’ being in the heart of God the Father in eternity, and before he was conceived in the womb, each individual man (male and female) was instructed by God on heavenly and earthly life. This is why we sometimes say that we know something which we had never heard of before, because God did not send us into the world without having given us enlightments ‘before the foundation of the world,’ and before being sent to earth where the adversary the devil was waiting to destroy man. Isaiah records: “Remember the former age, for I am God, and there is no god beside, neither is there the like to Me, Who show from the beginning the things that shall be at last, and from ancient times the things that as yet are not done…” (Is 46:9,10). ‘The things that are yet not done’ are those things which are necessary for mortal man to take back all the kingdoms of the world which the devil stole from Adam (Lk 4:6). Jesus said: “Come, ye blessed of My Father, possess you the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Mt 25:34).

The inspiration or enlightenment was given to us by God before the first day of creation. It was on the first day that God separated ‘light’ from ‘darkness,’ that is good from evil: “God said: Be light made. And light was made. And God saw the light that it was good; and He divided the light from the darkness. And He called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day” (Gn 1:3-5). Jesus said: “Yet a little while, the light is among you, walk whilst you have the light, and the darkness overtake you not. And he that walks in darkness knows not whither be goes” (Jn 12:35).

In order to explain my point further about our bring instructed in eternity in the heart of the Father, let us examine Genesis a little further: “And God said: Let there be lights made in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years to shine in the firmament of heaven, and to give light upon the earth, and it was so done. And God made two great lights, a greater light to rule the day; and a lesser light to rule the night, and the stars. And He set them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth, and to rule the day and the night, and to divide the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And the evening and morning were the fourth day(Gn 1:14-19). On the first day God created light, which moved from east to west, by its rising and setting, and there was evening and morning one day – the first day. But on the fourth day He made two great lights, a greater light (the sun) to rule the day; and a lesser light (the moon) to rule the night.

Since Solomon says:“What is it that has been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that has been done? the same that shall be done. Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new, for it has already gone before in the ages that were before us” (Ec 1:9,10). Since there is ‘nothing new under the sun’, then what happened before the creation of the sun? There is nothing new under the sun because we were given everything in the heart of the Father in eternity! “By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God, that from invisible things visible things might be made” (Hb 11:3). Speaking of these hidden things in eternity, Jesus quoted Isaiah: “I will open My mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world” (Mt 13:35). If ‘things were hidden from the foundation of the world,’ then those things had to be given to us in eternity before the sun and the moon and stars, that is before creation in the beginning.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word” (Jn 1:1). It is stated in some bible translations that ‘the Word was God.’ Such a statement is not informed by knowledge. God is everything that is good. His Word is good, because God is the Word, and His word creates. To refute this or degrade the word in any way is to become and enemy to God. All things were created by His Word, and we rejoice with the Psalmist in saying: “Praise ye the Lord…for He spoke, and they were made, He commanded, and they were created. He has established them for ever, and for ages of ages. He has made a decree, and it shall not pass away” (Ps 148:1-5).

We had a full ‘life’ before the creation of the world, where God prepared us for ‘mortal life’ before He sent us to earth. In this confidence and certitude “Let us be glad and rejoice and give glory to Him” (Apoc 19:7).