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t is with profound wonder that we   that God placed into the sphere of angelic
            reflect upon the great demonstration   beings. We cannot be sure when Lucifer
        Iof  creatorial  wisdom  in  the  early   sinned, but Colossians 1:16 informs us
        chapters  of  our  Bible.  Truly  we  agree   that  in  heaven,  prior  to  his  fall,  God
        with our God when He declared His     had already inaugurated rule, rank and
        creation to be “very good.” It is then   regulation into the world of angelic hosts.
        with immense grief that we look upon    We turn our attention to the creation
        the present conditions of our world. The   of  the  human  race  and  see  that  from
        degradation of moral values, disregard   the beginning our God placed obvious
        for matrimonial vows, and disintegration   differences  between  the  man  and
        of biblical familial circles stem ultimately   the woman. When Paul outlined the
        from a rejection of God and His Word.   submission of the woman in the local
        Promotion  of  same  sex  relationships,   church, he explained, “For Adam was
        LGBTQ  agendas,  and  confusion  as  to   first formed, then Eve” (1Ti 2:13).  From
        gender  identity  are  only  a  few  of  the   this we learn the fundamental lesson that
        present difficulties facing the child of God.   headship was not an afterthought or a
        As the education system and workplace   result of sin.
        popularise the godless, secular ideas of   Adam’s entrance into the Garden of
        mankind, sowing into the minds of young   Eden is nothing short of breathtaking!
        and old the seeds of doubt, it seems that   We stand in awe as we contemplate the
        even  Christians  are  being  affected  by   omniscient genius of God. Having already
        the original question posed by the devil,   made the entire animal kingdom, we
        “Hath God said?” (Gen 3:1).           hear the Creator say, “Let us make man
          As we progress in our understanding   in our image, after our likeness” (Gen
        of headship, it is the desire of the writer   1:26). Stooping to the dust of the ground,
        to clarify in our hearts and minds clear   our God used those simple elements
        distinctions our God placed into creation,   to construct the complex human body,
        fortifying us to stand against the wiles of   utterly distinct from the animals.
        the devil.                              Adam’s exercise  as  gardener  and
          Having already considered something   guardian  of  Eden  was  to  have  total
        of the stupendous display of headship   dominion in the earth. Work is not a result
        in the trinity, we now note that this   of sin but was instituted as a basic duty
        doctrine touches the sphere of creation.   from the beginning. Paul writes, “If any
        It’s interesting to observe the distinctions   would not work, neither should he eat”
        ¹ All Scripture quotations in this article are from   (2Th 3:10). In his place as head, Adam
        the KJV.                              was given the responsibility to name the

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