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Replenishing and subduing the earth

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Announcements Forums Adam and Fallen Man – May 6th, 2018 Replenishing and subduing the earth

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    4. Genesis 1
    28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

    During the Roundtable this past weekend (April 29th, 2018), Mrs. Singleterry quoted Bicknell Young:
    “Earth is our mortal concept of heaven. Heaven is our real awareness of the earth; in other words, HEAVEN IS THE EARTH CORRECTLY UNDERSTOOD.”

    In the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of “subdue” includes this statement:
    Subduing implies conquest or vanquishing, but it implies also more permanence of subjection to the conquering power, than either of these words.

    All this has been giving me the understanding that I must work daily to replenish the right sense of earth – the spiritual sense of it – and subdue the wrong sense of earth – the material sense – within myself. Only through that constant work can I hope to achieve a “permanence of subjection” leading me to the dominion mentioned in the second part of the sentence, which also takes on a new meaning with the correct, spiritual understanding of earth as heaven. No longer is my story “Man vs. Nature” or “Man vs. Man” but simply Truth versus error, and real versus unreal, and I the beneficiary of God’s wonderful and beautiful and logical creation.

    I am very grateful to this church for teaching freely this useful and practical Science. Thank you!


    Thank you Jeremy for this very thoughtful and helpful post.

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