In Volume V, Custance includes papers which provide the evidence that Christianity is more than a religion—it is an observable fact. That fact is the redemption of humankind by the offering of the body of Christ, a redemption which changes the very nature of a person and triggers an experience that can be described as re-birth. This rebirth is more than a psychological phenomenon created through manipulation of the emotions. It arises from a power originating outside of ourselves. It brings us back into a true communion with the divine. But how did God, our Creator, make possible such a redemption without contravening the right to free-will which he gave to us creatures made in his own image?
Custance addresses this question by defining death, specifically human death, and envisioning what might have been if Adam and Eve had not eaten that fruit containing the mortalizing ‘poison’. He explains how centuries later a human being was born, having escaped this ‘poison’, and describes how his death and resurrection were unique—and the purpose requiring these differences. He touches on the Trinity in the Old Testament, the meaning of the word ‘soul’, and concludes with highlighting the significance of Jesus being the Second Adam.
This comprehensive study reveals how God’s Plan of Redemption determined just how God had to create Adam and Eve, and even the very Universe, for such an event. The biological evidence fully supports this amazing plan.
The first edition can be read online at https://custance.org/Library/Volume5/index.html
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336 pp., 7 x 10 inch paper back.