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The subject for this quarter is Rebellion and Redemption.
Finally a set of lessons that deals with the Great Controversy! While there may still be elements we would wish were better elaborated, we have here an opportunity to examine the big picture and see the cosmic conflict over God’s nature and actions.
God’s in his heaven—but all’s wrong with the world. So if God is God, why doesn’t he step in? Either God isn’t all-powerful and he can’t stop it; or he isn’t all-loving, and doesn’t really care what’s happening here. That’s the argument—and for many a very persuasive one. In a recent compilation of ideas about God, most gave the problem of evil and suffering as the main reason they rejected God. He is either not there, or if he is, then he acts as a terribly cruel tyrant and consequently is not worth knowing anyway. But there is another far more comprehensive and valid answer, one that does justice to reason, and which puts God in a good light. Rebellion has broken out in God’s Universe.
Only as the conflict is resolved through the unmasking of evil’s real face, only as God is demonstrated to be the loving, compassionate Being he says he is, only as all his creation agrees with him that he was right all along—only then can God bring this rebellion to a close. Those who have chosen the Devil’s way will be allowed their choice of final non-existence in the end-time destruction. Then, and only then, can God create a new heaven and a new earth, a place where righteousness dwells and the goodness of God reigns supreme
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