Our Confrontation with the Law of Opposites
This then necessitated that we who are created in His image be confronted by the reality of the opposites in ourselves and choose to express the deity nature of either self-for-others or sell-for-self. Therefore, the first created couple had to be confronted with the symbol of the two trees in the Garden. They were at first unconscious expressers of God’s other-love nature. Adam was in harmony with all creatures and could give each its proper name (Gen. 2:20); they knew no opposite to other-love in union with the Father.
In order to become conscious operating selves, and not merely continue like spontaneous infants, God used Lucifer, the wrathful expresser (Rev. 12:12) of that opposite fire-nature, to entice and deceive Eve. She responded to Satan’s (the serpent’s) lies about God and began to express his self-for-self nature in herself by taking the fruit which God had forbidden. Adam consciously chose to identify with Eve’s self-for-self disobedience (1 Tim. 2:14).
Thus they became conscious of the opposites through the attraction of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The good is a self which expresses God and other-love; the evil is a self which expresses Satan and sell-loving love. They became expressers of their Satan-father’s self-forself nature, Satan’s “seed” (Gen. 3:15; 1 John 3:8-10; John 8:44). In their expression of him (Eph. 2:1-3), they became tricked into the false concept of seeing themselves as independent selves, even as their false father Satan was deceived into thinking he was an independent self. (In reality he expresses that negative fire-nature in God, which rightly used in God became the source of the light-nature of other love.)
So we transmit what we are or think we are. Therefore, it was God’s purpose that Satan, the serpent, should transmit his deceived concept of his independence into us his seed. As a result we fallen humans think we are independent selves. But in reality we are merely expressers of Satan’s self-for-self nature. Note the word “deceiveth” in that plainest word in Scripture concerning his lying effects on us (Rev. 12:9). And thus by this deceitful means we destined sons of the Father could once for all experience the bitterness of this lie and discard it through the Last Adam, Jesus Christ.
- The Law of Opposites
- God’s Purposes To Be Fulfilled by His Family of Sons
- Our Confrontation with the Law of Opposites
- The Secret and Essential Value of the Law of God through Moses
- The Law’s Final Revelation
- Free at Last
- We Will Repeat About This Independent Self
- And Now That More Than Conqueror Reality