God and the Whistling Train chapter 1 page 17
potentially in that one person. And all those differences enabled man to populate a large number of different weather conditions that we have in our world today and to do it without air conditioning.
If we look at the Gospel of John we see that Jesus was involved in every aspect of the creation. It would be easy just to leave it at that, but it is more. Part of it is that man is equipped for the renewal of the earth and having God dwell with him/her as in the last chapters of revelation. Yet even more is required. People do not come into the kingdom as part of the process, rather they are brought into the Kingdom as a matter of choice. It is like a test. A test, which will be set up in the next few chapters, one of believing. Yet in this passage their is a clear picture that some aspects of God are reflected in us. The understanding that is most important in these carriages is that God created us out of love and not loneliness as expressed in Bible passages such as Isaiah 62:5 and Zephaniah 3:17
Before we continue into chapter two, there are a couple of the issues in the early carriages that we need to explore. The first is the question " who wrote the first books of the Bible? The second is the question "Why does the Bible assume that there that there is only one God.
The answer to the first question is Moses. How do we come to that conclusion? Moses was one of the best educated people of his time. He was educated in the court of Pharaoh, so he would be able to read and write. The story of Moses in the old Testament cites him several times as writing down the words of God.
Exodus 24:1-4 (NKJV,) Now He said to Moses, “Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar. And Moses alone shall come near the Lord, but they shall not come near; nor shall the people go up with him.” So Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which the Lord has said we will do.” And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord’