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It wasn't this way in the beginning
Plain Truth Magazine
April 1974
Volume: Vol XXXIX, No.4
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It wasn't this way in the beginning
Paul S Royer

Who made the world the way it is - man or God? Why hunger, disease, famine, the energy crisis? What has happened to our world? What has gone wrong? "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." He made the dry land, and, later, the magnificent oaks, the cedars, and the grass - and it was all very good we are told. Other days of creation followed and, finally, God formed man from the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. Then he made a woman. And God blessed the first couple and said, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it" (Genesis 1:28). Thus God gave mankind dominion over every living thing. He made for man a garden in Eden. That garden was paradise literally. It was a perfect creation, and there was no pollution and no energy crisis. God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Strange things have happened since the beginning.

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Plain Truth MagazineApril 1974Vol XXXIX, No.4
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