Creation of Spiritual Beings

In order to understand the selection requirements of spiritual beings we need to first define who and what they are and then move through physical time to create the knowledge base for selection of these cast members.

To provide a foundation of understanding we need to look at some scriptures for establishing it. Let us look at two scriptures in Genesis to set this stage.

Genesis 1:26-29 “26 And God said [God said DNA], Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said [God said DNA] 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. 29 And God said [God said DNA], Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” The main cast member – God – told us in Genesis 1:31 that all of what took place in Genesis 1:26-29 was done on the sixth day. Genesis 1:31 “And God saw [God saw DNA] every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

We then go to Genesis 2:5-25 “And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. 10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. 11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. 14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. 15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. 18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” All of the above events took place on the seventh day. We are told in Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

So in Genesis 2:1 We are told that all the heavens and earth with all the hosts were completed on the sixth day. Which means that the host in that verse applies to the creation of man in Genesis 1:26. Then in verse Genesis 2:2 we are told God finished is creation with the verses that followed in Genesis 2:5-25. We are told in Genesis 1:27 that God created man – the spiritual being. Then we are told in Genesis 2:7 that God formed man from the dust of the ground – the physical man. In addition, in Genesis 2:5 before God formed man out of the dust of the ground, he tells us that he looked everywhere and there was not a man to till the ground. So, we have two events involving what we have been taught as the creation of man.

1. Genesis 1:27 – God’s creation of man in His own image – the spiritual man.

2. Genesis 2:7 – God’s formation of man from the dust of the ground – the physical man.

In essence creation was the first process of creating spiritual beings on the earth, then forming them into physical beings. Taking the spiritual being and building a physical shell around them in order to be able to experience physical life as God intended on earth.

Scriptures tell us of Adam being the first man – the first Adam. 1 Corinthians 15:45 “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” Is should be clear in this passage that Adam was made a living (physical) soul from his spiritual being.

Humanity was created after Adam was formed. How do we know this? Let us once again go to scripture. We get the first glimpse about humanity at large by looking at Cain. Now the bible does not tell us anything about Cain’s wife but it does tell us about the fact that Cain was expelled and settled in Nod. Nod as a territory must have been inhabited to even have a name – the first clue.

The second clue to this is the fact that Cain and Abel were born and then after Cain killed Abel, being expelled Adam and Eve had another son Seth. The Bible does tell us what the age of Cain was when he murdered his brother Abel. However, in Pseudo-Philo, a Jewish work of the first century CE, tells us that Cain murdered his brother at the age of 15. This means that Cain was exiled soon after age 15 and left the territory where Adam and Eve lived. Around seven years later Adam and Eve had Seth. Then Adam and Eve went on to have multiple children after Seth. While the scriptures do not tell us just how many children Adam and Eve had, we find historians through The Book of the Jubilees stating that in calculation of birth time between children that Adam and Eve could have had up to 50 children. The book goes on to tell us that in the tradition then that they would have had 33 sons and 23 daughters. Given this information and knowing that Cain never came back to Adam and Eve location that a daughter must have been born before Cain killed Able and had to be old enough to take as his wife when he was exiled. We can clearly see from scripture that that was not the case. So we have to assume then that in order for Cain to take a wife in Nod and have children that Nod was inhabited with humanity at the time of his exile.

From this foundation we can clearly identify that God created spiritual beings before the formation of Adam and as part of Adam formation, being the first human man, God created humanity after Adam. Now scriptures are silent on this part but we have to look further in historians and other books of the time to aid in our understanding.

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