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This is a different view of Created this Way I felt I should include it as well as mine, Sandra 

 

Hi friends,

I’ve been having a conversation with Sandra about whether we are created the way we are or not.  Sandra thinks yes, I think no, at least no in a direct sense. Sandra has asked that I share my thoughts with the rest of you, so here goes.

If we believe we are intentionally created by God to be the way we are, with different degrees of femininity, some slight and some total, that’s fine.  We would also have to believe that God intentionally creates others with different traits.  We would have to accept that everyone is intentionally created the way they are, and that a loving God is directly involved in each new birth.  We couldn’t say, for example, that God created me the way I am, but He didn’t create children with physical and mental defects the way they
are.  We would have to believe that God intentionally creates Siamese twins, children born with hearts outside their chests, holes in their hearts, limbs missing etc.  He would also be intentionally creating babies in 15 year old girls in the back seat of cars.  He would be creating babies in mothers knowing that an abortionist was waiting to suck the life out of the mothers womb, making the most dangerous place for a baby to be at this time in history, it’s own mothers womb. If God is intentionally creating these babies, then God is not a God of love, but a monster. And a monster He is not.  So what then, is God not involved at all in the creation of new life??  
 Of course He is, but not directly, it is an indirect involvement.  Genesis 1:27 says this. “So God created man in His own image (spiritual, moral) in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them.”  God blessed them and said to them “Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it.” Genesis 2:2.  By the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on the seventh day He rested from all His work.And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He rested
from all the work of creating that He had done. So God is finished creating.
Everything He wanted to create he has finished.  

One of the things He created was the ability for man to procreate. He designed the system where sperm and egg meet and a child is conceived.  He placed this design in man and woman, and gave them the ability to have children.  He told them to “be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.” It is man that has the God given ability to reproduce, sometimes he uses that ability responsibly and sometimes, most it seems, he does not.   So why then are we born this way, why are others not born perfect?  It all has
to do with the entrance of sin into the world.  There is no talk about sin anymore that I have noticed. It should be one of the main topics. God thought so much of it He sent His Son because of it.  We all know that Adam and Eve were sinless at first; they were naked, and didn’t even notice, they had communion with God and He walked with them in the garden.  But when they sinned, everything changed, they noticed they were naked and tried to cover themselves, they tried to hide from God.  God evicted them from the garden
and even cursed the ground they walked on.  Sin had made it’s entrance into a perfect world, and things started to change.  I believe that even our DNA is not the same as it was in the beginning. We are far from the perfection of Adam and Eve.  It is sin that has created the physical and mental changes in humanity, sin that causes birth defects.   You can still say that God created me this way if you want.  But it was not His direct intervention that you are like you are. Here is a verse from Exodus 4 verse 11, Moses is talking with God. The Lord said to Him (Moses) “Who gave man his mouth?  Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes Him blind?  Is it not I the Lord?” Sounds like God is still creating, that He does intentionally create deaf and
blind, and all I’ve mentioned with babies as well.  But that isn’t the case. God is omniscient, He knows everything, He knows more about you than you know about yourself, He knew how you would be created, He knew how we all would be created, He knows how the next generation and the next will be created.  It is His “Permissive Will” that lets you be created the way you are. He doesn’t step in and stop things. You can say that God created you the way you are, but it is His permissive will that let it be. It wasn’t that He reached down and created you as you are in your mothers womb. Sandra quoted a verse where Jeremiah is saying basically, “I’m am wonderfully and fearfully made, you
knit me together in my mothers womb, how wonderful are your works.“  This isn’t saying that God took the time to arrange Jeremiah in His mothers womb while Jeremiah was being formed.  God did all that when He designed the reproduction system. Jeremiah is saying in effect, as I have and you probably have as well,  “Look at me, look at my hands my eyes my ears, look at my skin, listen to my heart beating in my chest, feel my lungs fill with air, God you are so wonderful, look at the way you made me, you’re incredible.”

I have to stop here. I hope my thoughts aren’t too confusing.  It’s difficult to get them from my brain to the computer and have them come out the way I want them to.   

You are created by God. He knew you before the foundation of the world. He knew you would be TG and He let it be, but it was his “permissive will,” not His direct intervention that you are as you are.  He loves you the way you are. He couldn’t love you any more than He already does, and He refuses to love you any less, no matter what.                                          

Hugs,  Nicole.

 

 

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