CREATION IS VERY GOOD. ALL GOD’S DOING IS VERY GOOD.
IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN, ADAM AND EVE ARE IN GOD’S FRIENDSHIP, THEY ARE HIS LIFE COMPANIONS. WHAT TERRIBLE POWER CONVERTED THEM INTO ENEMIES OF GOD?
1)-JOHN PAUL II TEACHES WE DO NOT KNOW MAN, THIS HUMAN BEING, IF WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
WE MUST STUDY TWO HISTORICAL FACTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN, WHICH SEALED THE DESTINY OF ALL MEN UNTIL THE FINAL HOUR.
2)-THE FIRST HISTORICAL FACT REVEALS THE CREACION IS VERY GOOD. IT REVEALS THE PROFOUND FRIENDSHIP ADAM AND EVE ENJOYED WITH GOD, IN THEIR STATE OF INNOCENCE.
OUR FIRST PARENTS LIVED IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN AN UNPARALLEL FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD. ADAM AND EVE LIVED IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN A PROFOUND FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD. THEY WERE GOD’S COMPANIONS. GOD MADE THEM SHARERS IN HIS DIVINE LIFE, CREATING IN THEM HIS OWN LIFE CALLED THE SANTIFYING GRACE. OUR FIRST PARENTS IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN WERE SAINTS.
THEY WERE GODI’S LIFE COMPANIONS. THERE WERE NO SECRETS BETWEEN GOD AND THEMSELVES.
3)-GOD HIMSELF CELEBRATES OUR FIRST PARENTS
MATRIMONIAL UNION IN SANTIFYING GRACE.
FROM THE VERY FIRST MOMENT OF CREATION, GOD WANTED US TO BE LEGITIMATE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF OUR FIRST PARENTS. GOD, IN HIS PLAN FOR US, NEVER THOUGHT OF US AS “BASTARDS” OR ILLEGETIMATE!
4)-THE SECOND HISTORICAL FACT WHICH TOOK PLACE IN THE GARDN OF EDEN ARE ADAM AND EVE REFUSED TO WORSHIP GOD.
OUR FIRST PARENTS WERE TO MERIT HEAVEN. THEREFORE, GOD PUT THEM TO TEST THEIR FAITH IN GOD’S WORDS. THEY HAD THE GRACE OF GOD TO PASS THE TEST, WHICH WAS A BEAUTIFUL ONE, WITH FLYING COLORS! THE GRACE OF GOD DID NOT FAIL THEM. GOD DID NOT SUMIT THEM TO A TEST WHICH WAS BEYOND THEIR CAPABILITY. HOWEVER, AS WE STUDIED IN PREVIOUS CLASS, IN OUR FIRST PARENTS’ TEST, GOD DELIVERED ALL OF US TO DISOBEDIENCE THAT HE MIGHT HAVE MERCY ON ALL OF US. THIS PLAN OF GOD IS CALLED DIVINE PROVIDENCE.
5)-TO GENERATE A HUMAN BEING IS A SACRED HUMAN INVOLMENT.
EACH TIME A MAN UNITES WITH A WOMAN TO CONCEIVE A HUMAN BEING, GOD CREATES THE SOUL CALLED TO LIVE FOREVER IN THE GLORY OF GOD. THE SOUL NEVER DIES. HERE IS WHY GOD DEMANDS A STABLE UNION BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE, A UNION THAT CAN NEVER BE BROKEN ON EARTH.
May we read Jesus in his own words in Mark 10:6-9,
“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
THEREORE, GOD MANDATES A STABLE UNION BETWEEN HUSBANDS AND WIVES WHICH CAN NEVER BE BROKEN.
PARENTS ACCEPT TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN IN THE FAITH. AND CHILDREN MUST LEARN THE PROFOUND HAPPINESS OUR FIRST PARENTS LIVED IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. THEY MUST ALSO LEARN THE DRAMA WHICH PUT AN END TO OUR LIFE OF HAPPINESS IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. THEY MUST LEARN WHY EVIL IN PEOPLE AND IN THE WORLD, AS TAUGHT BY JOHN PAUL II IN HIS FAMOUS ENCYCLICAL “DOMINUM ET VIVIFICANTEM.”
6)-THE POPE, ANY POPE, MUST NEVER ELECT A PRIEST TO BECOME BISHOP WHO IS NOT A QUALIFIED TEACHER IN JOHN PAUL II ENCYCLICAL: “DOMINUM ET VIVIFICANTEM.”
7)-FROM ADAM TO ABRAHAM, MEN AND WOMEN ARE WITHOUT ANY CATECHISM.
ACCORDING TO REVELATION, THERE ARE NO CATECHISTS AS WE KNOW THEM TO TEACH THE WORD OF GOD TO THEIR PEOPLE. THEIR CONSCIENCE MUST GUIDE THEM ON THEIR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN. WE MUST NOT FORGET THAT EVERYBODY IS BORN WITH THE ORIGINAL SIN, WITH THEIR INCLINATIONS TO EVIL, CONCUPISCENCE. ALSO EVERYBODY IS BORN WITH ITS ASPIRATIONS TO THE INFINITE. THESE TWO FORCES STRIVE TO CONTROL THE HUMAN LIFE ON EARTH.
8)-SAINT PAUL, IN HIS LETTER TO THE ROMANS, REVEALS MEN, BEFORE THE PROMULGATION OF THE DECALOGO, DID NOT HAVE THE LAW FROM ADAM TO MOISES.
HE REVEALS TO US THAT, IN SPITE OF NO LAW,
To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.” Rom 5:12-14
MEN WERE TO OBEY THEIR CONSCIENCE TO CONTROL THEIR TWO MAJOR FORCES WITHIN THEMSELVES FROM BIRITH.
9)-GOD CREATES OUR FIRST PARENTS TO HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS.
IN HIS IMAGE, GOD CREATES OUR FIRST PARENTS WITH INTELLIGENCE AND WILL. HE CREATES US AS A COMPOSITE OF SOUL AND BODY. GOD CREATES OUR SOULS; MY SOUL IS “I.” THEREFORE, WHEN DEATH COMES TO ME, I, MY SOUL, LEAVE MY BODY. FOR THE FIRST TIME, I WILL BE OUT OF MY BODY. LEAVING MY BODY WILL BE A COMPLETELY NEW EXPERIENCE, TOTALLY NEW AND EXTRAORDINARY. SUCH NEW EXPERIENCE FRIGHTENS US AND TURNS DEATH INTO SOMETIME AN UNCONTROLLABLE FEAR. HOWEVER, DEATH WELL PREPARED IS A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE.
THIS IS WHY MY SOUL, MYSELF, IS MOST IMPORTANT THAN MY BODY. I RESPECT MY BODY SINCE GOD GIVES ME MY BODY TO MERIT HEAVEN. MY BODY IS GOING BACK TO DUST WAITING THE RESURRECTION IN THE LAST DAY.
AS JESUS SAYS, in his own words John 6:54
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
MY SOUL, “I” WILL NEVER DIE. I WILL LIVE FOREVER BEYOND DEATH. I KNOW JESUS WILL REUNITE ME WITH MY BODY IN THE LAST DAY. THUS, I MUST NOT OBEY EVIL IN MY BODY, BUT ALWAYS FOLLOW MY REASON TO BELIEVE.
10)-GOD ALSO CREATES OUR FIRST PARENTS TO HIS LIKENESS.
JOHN PAUL II CLARIFIES THE MEANING OF “TO HIS LIKENESS.” TO HIS LIKENESS MEANS HIS OWN DIVINE LIFE. THUS GOD CREATES OUR FIRST PARENTS ALSO IN HIS DIVINE LIFE. IMMEDIATELY HE ELEVATED THEM TO SHARE HIS DIVINE LIFE IN THE EXTRAORDINARY GIFT OF “SANTIFYING GRACE.” EACH ONE OF US ALSO WE WERE TO BE BORN IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD. WE WERE TO BE BORN WITH SANTIFYING GRACE. HOWEVER, UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE BORN IN SIN, ENEMIES OF GOD.
11)-GOD REPENTS FOR CREATING US, MEN AND WOMEN.
THE LORD SAW HOW GREAT WAS THE WICKEDNESS OF MEN AND WOMEN ON EARTH. May we read God is his own words, in Genesis 6:5-7:
“The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”
12)-ABANDONED TO THEMSELVES, MEN AND WOMEN FOLLOWED THEIR OWN INCLINATIONS TO EVIL.
THEIR URGE TO SATISFY THEIR SINFUL VICES TAKES OVER THE CONTROL OF THEIR DESTINY. THUS, OUR SO MERCIFUL GOD IS OBLIGED TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE WICKEDNESS OF HIS BELOVED HUMAN RACE. THERE IS NO PLACE ON EARTH WHERE GOD MAY REST HIS PURE LIGHT. THE ENTIRE EARTH IS CRASHED IN SIN. MEN AND WOMEN ARE SO DEPRAVED THAT GOD MUST TAKE AC TION. GOD DECREED THE PUNISHMENT.
May the good Lord bless us all with the abundance of his Eternal Love. All those who dedicate themselves to learn the teachings of Jesus to teach others. We must never forget the Prophet Daniel 12:3,
“Those who teach others their catechism will shine like stars in heaven.!”