the sons of god and their inheritance

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III Paradise PETER speaks of the"world that was" which perished. II Peter 3:6. A little investigation will show us that this world consisted of two dispensations; a period when man had God with him, and also a time when that glorious presence was lost, long before the destruction by the flood. A close scrutiny of the opening chapters of Genesis will reveal a world where God dwelt, tented over His created ones. It will reveal some facts which stand out prominently, and say plainly that there were sons of God there. There are signs which reveal their presence as surely as would the finding of a cache by a traveller in the far North, tell him man had been there. These signs have been noticed by many, hence we have wise dissertations on the pre-adamite man; whereas the inspired apostle says: "Adam was the first man." This bars out the pre- adamite theory for a believer in the Word. What, then, is the Scriptural explanation of these inspired statements, these fragmentary allusions to a people not of the fallen Adam? There is only one solution. '' And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful and multiply." This commandment was given to them in their sinless state, and, if they obeyed it, their children would have the same status towards God that Adam had, "which was the Son of God." Luke 3:38. They would be in the image of God as Adam was; "Let us make man in our image." Did they wear this image? We have seen that the sons of God in the restored paradise will wear the image of the Heavenly; that it was the clothing of life which was lost and is to be restored. Those born under the shadow of the Almighty would have the same dominion, ruling power, that Adam had; this thought brings a glorious world to view, where "The morning stars sang together, and all th...
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