“God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good” (Genesis 1:31)
March 22, 2021
God created men for glory; however, some creatures are more glorious than their forefathers and mankind is the foremost amongst them. The Prophet Moses, who wrote the history of creation says, “He saw that it was good,” but when it comes to man, he concludes, “He saw that it was very good.” Saint Jared the Great said, Greater than the Sabbath day, He is the greatest of all creatures.” (Genesis 1:31)
Clement, the disciple of the Apostle Peter, described it as follows:
God the Father said to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” When the Angels heard this from the Most High God, they were terrified and said to each other, ‘What is this great miracle that we are hearing about? How can we see the image and likeness of our Creator God?’ From then on, God’s right hand was stretched out over the earth. The whole world was in His palm and He appeared to all the Angels. God the Father created Adam from those four weak ones, all of whom were powerless for all creatures would obey him. The Land- to be obeyed by all; Water- to be obeyed by all who move in the water; Wind- to be able to smell everything that breathes; Fire-to be strengthened by the wind and to receive the power to help, Therefore, God created our Supreme Father Adam in His image and likeness with His holy hand. He wanted Adam to receive wisdom, palate, and knowledge. (Clement 1:33-37)
As man-kind is created in glory, it is possible to read for him to read and understand the above readings any explanation. In the Bible, where the Prophet Moses wrote the history of creation, God had said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So, He created man in His own image; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:26-27)
Man is not only created with glory but also as the ruler of all creation. Therefore, before he defied God’s law, all the animals were ruled by him, and he lived with Angels, praising God and he was a great creature who had his priesthood, his fortune, his Prophecy, and as such. He was premised many things, but was unable to do embrace his fortune and lost everything. Enemies abounded him; His adversary the Devil, who had previously made him defy God’s law and turned his back on God, afflicted in many ways.
Enemy Satan, intensified the wickedness of Cain’s and the murder of Abel, and continues to do so amongst humans till this day. God rested on the Prophet Hosea, saying “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” We see people killing one another because they do not understand human nature. Although murder is all horrible, we are witnessing a massive murder these days. The brutal killings in Shashemene, Jijiga, Gura Ferda, Tigray, Maikadra, Benishagul Gumz, etc. do not only not only reveal the ignorance of the killer but also the fact about him being consumed by the devil. (Hosea 4፡6)
Regarding this kind of injustice, God said to the Prophet Ezekiel, “Thus says the Lord GOD: “Woe to the women who sew magic charms on their sleeves and make veils for the heads of people of every height to hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of My people, and keep yourselves alive? And will you profane Me among My people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, killing people who should not die, and keeping people alive who should not live, by you’re lying to My people who listen to lies?” (Ezekiel 13:18-19)
The government must take proper actions in controlling these kinds of brutality and preserve peace of citizens, as it the responsible organization in perpetuating such evils and the Church shall preach more than ever for laities to apprehend the irrelevancy of tribal conflicts.
When a man kills another creature, he must understand that he is doing harm on God for he had created men for he is a glorious in the form of a Him. As The Apostle Saint Paul, “If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are,” it is an undeserved act. Thus, they must seize to do any harm on another human being. It is important to note that differences of opinion amongst people should be resolved peacefully as discussed above, but not through murder. But for all of this, we need to do our part to ensure peace and prosperity for all. (1 Corinthians 3:17)
May God allow us to live in peace, to serve Him in a calm spirit, and to live with the Saints not only in this world but also for eternity; Amen.