While it foretold war between man and Satan, it declared that the power of the great adversary would finally be broken.
They were told that since the law of Jehovah is the foundation of His government in heaven as well as upon the earth, even the life of an angel could not be accepted as a sacrifice for its transgression. They watched the battle between light and darkness as it waxed stronger. When Satan was thrust out of heaven, he determined to make the earth his kingdom.
The great controversy begun in heaven was to be decided in the very world, on the very same field, that Satan claimed as his.
Man had become so degraded by sin that it was impossible for him, in himself, to come into harmony with Him whose nature is purity and goodness. Not only man but the earth had by sin come under the power of the wicked one, and was to be restored by the plan of redemption.
Thus were revealed to Adam important events in the history of mankind, from the time when the divine sentence was pronounced in Eden, to the Flood, and onward to the first advent of the Son of God.
Page 68 Crime would increase through successive generations, and the curse of sin would rest more and more heavily upon the human race, upon the beasts, and upon the earth.
But divine love had conceived a plan whereby man might be redeemed. But by yielding to temptation, he was brought under the power of Satan.
And the apostle Paul points forward to the "redemption of the purchased possession. In their remorse and anguish they pleaded that the penalty might not fall upon Him whose love had been the source of all their joy; rather let it descend upon them and their prosperity. Christ assured the angels that by His death He would ransom many, and would destroy him who had the power of death.
Sin and sinners would be blotted out, nevermore to disturb the peace of heaven or earth. They would guard the subjects of grace from the power of evil angels and from the darkness constantly thrown around them by Satan.
And there would ever be a few who would preserve the knowledge of God and would remain unsullied amid the prevailing iniquity. His hand must be raised to take life, which only God could give. None but Christ could redeem fallen man from the curse of the law and bring him again into harmony with Heaven.
Chapter 4 The Plan of Redemption The fall of man filled all heaven with sorrow.Home Education, Volume 1 of the Charlotte Mason Series.
Preface Part 1 Some Preliminary Considerations I. A Method Of Education II. The Child's Estate. Page 63 Chapter 4 The Plan of Redemption. The fall of man filled all heaven with sorrow. The world that God had made was blighted with the curse of sin and inhabited by beings doomed to misery and death.Download