This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE ORIGINAL PLAN OF JEHO- VAH FOR OUR WORLD "And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: to the intent that now . . . might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Eph. iii, 9-11.) To reach a correct conclusion as to what is comprehended in the office of priesthood in the Melchizedek order, it will be necessary to briefly consider at least one phase of the question, "What was Jehovah's original plan for our world?" A correct answer to this question will definitely show the process by which Christ became the Melchizedek of our human family, and thus by analogy, who, throughout the universe, are the priests after the order of Melchizedek. The original plan of Jehovah for our world will eventually be carried to a glorious completion, notwithstanding the incident of sin, which for a few millenniums (a few days with God), has seemed to defeat it, for none of God's plans can ultimately fail. God's perfect plan for the universe comprehends a universal family, and this family composed of planetary families. One of these planetary families has fallen and thus broken the harmony which ought to prevail in the universal family. The effect of this inharmonious condition is well described in these words,-- "For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth together in pain until now." (Rom. viii, 22.) God's eternal purpose includes the idea of bringing our planetary family, "the whole family of earth," into perfect harmony with the universal family. This blessed state of harmony will eventually be the glorious result of the completed plan o...
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