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by Norman P. Grubb

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Blake, the poet, describes a tiger and lamb as having the same phys¬ical makeup but different types of nature manifested by them. We have al¬ready mentioned a modern illustration of this: a computer with untold poten¬tial but only operating and expanding the nature of the subject the program¬mer has put into it. And we humans only become consciously functioning humans when we have been confronted by the two trees in the Garden, and made our fateful choice.

Behind that fact about us as cre¬ated persons, Paul states that God Himself has a limitation: “. . . God cannot lie . . .”.

Titus 1:2 a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.

In other words, He has from eternity been The Trinity, in His Father—son relationship of love, each for the other, and the Spirit being the Reproducer of Him (them) in His nature in the Universe.

If God had remained just a “One” in all His Almightiness, as a Loner He would have been a Self—for— Self, compared in Scriptures to a self— consuming fire.

But by a “death” to Himself as a Loner, He brought His beloved Son into Being, to use a human expression (the spoken word which pro¬ceeds from a thought thus through to a manifestation), as His express “im¬age”.

Hebrews 1:3The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven

And thus He moved into another—love relationship, just as fire becomes light. Fire consumes. Light blesses. We now know that that outer “fire”, the sun, consists of hy¬drogen atoms, which fuse into helium atoms, and the energy released in the fusing is the light by which we live.

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