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A book by B. J. Coombs
(Incorporating appendix J).
Do God’s Creations - whether animate (alive) or inanimate (not alive) attain Heavenly citizenship or are perfected? And how do they - the animate (both spiritual and physical and material) - populate the perfected inanimate universes?
Before continuing – here is a photo of my dog Sir Basil to whom this whole book is dedicated, He was never far from my side during the almost seven years of writing of the initial draft (I had my own business at this time so could take him everywhere with me). I rescued Him from an animal rescue home just one day before He was going to be put down. He had been so severely abused and traumatized that although. He was such a magnificent and powerful specimen (He was a pure bred but because his front legs were slightly bowed He was no good for the show ring) even the head of the dog’s home (who took him home and He wrecked her home) could do nothing with him. But! The smell of love must have been upon me for He was happy from the first moment of our meeting together – He seemed to know exactly what I was trying to do and He gave me His complete and utter adoration and love. He will be my C.E.O. on the assignments, which our Lord gives us during the long long “dispensation of the fullness of times” in the renewed universes. The photo was taken mid 1988 – He died of very old age a few months later having been completely happy for the last seven years of His life – giving me all the inspiration and strength of which He was capable – and that was a lot which I needed – for the writing of this book was no easy task.
His spirit is waiting for His new Heavenly body soon to be reunited with mine.
Things that are irrefutable.
Billions upon billions of galaxies already exist – this is fact – they are there. A very few you can see with the naked eye – many more with a telescope – astronomers tell us that with telescopes large enough we would be able to see out to the end of the observable universe – where they say that the universe is expanding/receeding away from us at the speed of light so that however much larger a telescope we had we would not be able to see any further.
For those who are interested in this fascinating subject - look up “The observable Universe” on the ‘net.
Here is a beautiful translation/rendering of Romans 8:19-21 from the “New English Bible”.
THE NEW ENGLISH BIBLE
A NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Planned and directed by Representatives of: The Baptist union of Great Britain and Ireland:
The Church of England: The Church of Scotland: The Congregational Church in England and Wales:
The Council of Churches for Wales: The Irish Council of Churches: The London Yearly Meeting of The Society of Friends: The Methodist Church of Great Britain: The Presbyterian Church of England:
The British and Foreign Bible Society: The National Bible Society of Scotland.
Translations are also quoted below from Roman Catholic and other popular translations with the transliterations from the original Bible languages colour coded for easy reference.
Romans 8:19-21 from “THE NEW ENGLISH BIBLE”.
Romans 8:19 “For the created Universe waits with eager expectation for God’s sons to be revealed…. 21 because the Universe itself is to be freed from the shackles of mortality and enter upon the liberty and splendour of the children of God.” (NEW ENGLISH BIBLE).
Romans 8:19-21 from the ”New King James Version”.
Romans 8:19-21” For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God….because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God”. (NEW KINGS JAMES VERSION).
Romans 8:19-21 from the “King James Version”.
Romans 8:19-21 “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God….21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God”. (KING JAMES VERSION).
Romans 8:19-21 from the “New International Version”.
Romans 8:19-21 “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed….that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God”. (NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION).
Romans 8:19-21 from the “Amplified Bible”.
Romans 8:19-21 “For (even the whole) creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known – waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship….21 That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children”. (Amplified Bible).
Romans 8:19-21 from the “DOUAY – RHEIMS” Roman Catholic Version”.
Romans 8:19-21 “For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God…. 21 Because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God”. (DOUAY – RHEIMS CATHOLIC VERSION).
Romans 8:19-21 from the “Jerusalem Catholic Bible”.
Romans 8:19-21 “The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. •It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God: but creation still retains the hope •of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God”. (Jerusalem Catholic Bible)
Romans 8:19-21 from the “Revised Standard version”.
Romans 8:19-21 “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God;… because the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.” (Revised Standard Version).
Romans 8:19-21 from “The Moffat translation of the Bible”.
Romans 8:19-21 “Even the creation waits with eager longing for the sons of God to be to be revealed….the hope being that creation as well as man would one day be freed from its thralldom (slavery) to decay and gain the glorious freedom of God’s children.” (The Moffat translation of the Bible).
In the above colour coded translations the words Universe / Creation / Creature / All nature / Creation as well as man are all translated from the original Greek word κτίσις KTISIS meaning ‘all creation’, the complete product of God’s creative acts – everything that God has made.
The above statement has been corroborated/verified by all the Greek Scholars I have approached.
You will notice that “The New English Bible” translates κτίσις KTISIS as Universe.
Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, neither angels, nor demons, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other Creature, κτίσις KTISIS, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. (King James Version).
So! The Writer hopes that you the reader can accept that “Creature/Creation” means - all things that our God has created (including the physical universe with all of it’s ramifications) and not just Human Beings.
Now here is where some people tend to give the same meaning to words that may look alike but are different in their shades of meaning according to the Greek - in the above scriptures these word are:
God’s sons/sons of God/sonship/His sons. In Romans 8:19 are translated
different in the shades of meaning from the similar words children of God/God’s children in Romans 8:21. which are translated from τέκνον teknon.
Some of the above and following Greek or Hebrew transliterations have had to be transcribed as GIF images – so where this is the case the actual Greek or Hebrew transliteration may only be used once for identification and understanding with only the English words being used further on. In these cases
the word will be marked with an * to show that the Greek or Hebrew symbols have previously been transcribed.
Viz: (for example) huios* (sons of God) is one such word. huios* in verse 19 is referring primarily to a descendent – not necessarily good or evil - huios* is translated child in Acts 13:10
Acts 13:10 “…thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?”
Galations 4:30 “Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son huios*: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son huios* of the freewoman
So! We can be assured that the huios* God’s sons/sons of God/sonship/His sons. In Romans 8:19 does not in any way nesessarily refer to righteous people, but simply to the whole of humanity in general.
So! Here we have κτίσις KTISIS, (all creation) waiting for huios* (all humanity) to be
Revealed/Revealing/Manifestation/Be made known/Disclosing/Revelation - these are all translated from the Greek word àποκáλυфις APOKALUPSIS which words include appearing in 1 Peter 1:7.
àποκáλυфις APOKALUPSIS means an uncovering – laying bare – a revealing. It is the first word in the book of Revelation which is why “Revelation” is called the Apocalypse.
Its/Itself (referring to all of creation) is αυτη AUTOS – itself (not himself or themselves).
Freed/Delivered/Liberated/Set free/Be freed is ελευθερόω ELEUTHEROŌ – the same word used in six other scriptures – John 8:32,36 – Romans 6:18,22 – Romans 8:2 – Galatians 5:1.
Delivered is ὲ λευθερόω ELEUTHEROŌ meaning to make or set free.
Mortality/Corruption/Decay/Decadence, are translated from фθορά PHTHORA meaning, subject to death.
Liberty/Freedom comes from ελευθερíα ELEUTHERIA meaning a Slave being given his/her freedom.
So! Here is KTISIS (all creation) waiting for the revealing of huios* (all humanity) to be delivered from corruption into the glorious liberty of children of God/God’s children in Romans 8:21. which is translated from τέκνον teknon which is a synonim of huios* with a different shade of meaning as in the following verses:
John 1:12-13 “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (N.I.V.)
Romans 8:17 “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be glorified together.”
So! Now we have κτίσις KTISIS (all creation), waiting for the HUIOS* (every human ever created), to be revealed - all waiting for τέκνον teknon (The Bride/Saints/called up/chosen ones [the redeemed – the adopted “sons of God”]) to be revealed at our Lord’s second coming.
So! The first event in this scenario of all scenarious is the calling up into the air of the chosen ones.
Both dead and alive – AND THEIR PETS or other beloved creatures which they want with them during their ruling capacity in the millennium and later on in Eternity.
1 Thessalonians 4:14
1 Thessalonians 4:14 “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. 15 For this we say unto you by the by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
Them also/them, contrary to popular belief/understanding is an extremely ambiguous/obscure, and enigmatic word which does not only mean Humans but also means other creatures and life forms, depending purely upon the interpretation put upon the context by the reader.
This word TOUS* is an accusative masculine plural form of the definite article associated with the participle κοιμάομαι koimaomai which is also found meaning sleep in the following two verses.
Acts 13:36 “For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:”
Now the above refers to death/sleep before our Lord’s resurrection.
Matthew 27:52 “And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose.”
This refers to death/sleep after our Lord’s resurrection.
Now! back in Genesis 1:28 God gave man dominion over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
The word dominion is ה דֶ דֶ RADAH – reigning over – ruling over; so us humans are completely responsible for their very wellbeing.
In Psalm 82:6 “I have said, Ye are gods אֱלהִים ELOHIM; and children of the most High.”
In Mark 16:15 “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” The word creature/creation is once again κτίσις KTISIS meaning all creation everything that God has ever created.
So in the above context, all of us who are presently “In Christ” are totally responsible for all creation here on this planet – so those creatures who have/are under our direct dominion are known by our Lord according to the dominion which we have over them, and those creatures which we specifically have/do loved will be resurrected with us at His coming.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 “For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God: and the DEAD IN CHRIST shall rise first. 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord”.
The word DEAD in this verse is νεκρός nekros meaning DEAD body – any sort of body
As in 1 Corinthians 15:35 “But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? 36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: 37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: 38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.”
And in Revelation 20:13 “…and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them:…”.
So the crux words here must be IN CHRIST. Now those who are IN CHRIST are those who belong to Him. Now if a pet or other creature who belongs to and adores a person who is in Christ then that creature who/which has not sinned is known by Christ, then that body whether dead or alive will be transported up into the air to meet with those others whom God brings with Hi
1 Corinthians 15:22-23
1 Corinthians 15:22 “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.” (N.I.V.)
The words all in the above verse is once again our old friend πάντες PAS plural and denotes “everything” or “anything whatsoever” as amplified many times in this book already.
Now these chosen ones have not only been waiting to receive their glorious Heavenly Mansions with all their Kingdoms - their new heavenly bodies in which they will carry out their assignments given to them by our Lord throughout the almost eternal length of the “Dispensation of the fulness of Times” see chapter 4 according to their abilities – but also they have been awaiting to be reconciled with their
beloved Pets who have never sinned (See Frank Hoffman’s book “all creatures here below” on http://www.all-creatures.org/ and have been part of the κτίσις KTISIS awaiting their reconciliation again with their beloved Masters/Mistresses.
So resurrection number 1 for both Beloved Creatures and Chosen ones happens when our Lord descends from Heaven with the shout of the Archangel and the Trump of God.
But each in their own order – both creation and Humans.
Now there are many resurrections (The resurrection of the Saints/the resurrection of the Israelites/the resurrection of all the rest of the Humans to the Great White Throne Judgement in successive waves – now here comes the question about the resurrection/restoration of the rest of creation – when do these restorations take place.
First there is the resurrection of the Saints (whether pre. – mid. or post tributulation) does not concern us here as this subject has already been amplified in chapter 9. Then there is the resurrection of the whole House of Israel also amplified in chapter 9. Then there is the resurrection of all humans that have not been previously resurrected to the great white throne judgement – then there is the
termination of this Planet and God makes a new one and restores all creations (that have never sinned) into His renewed universe – and at this time many creatures who have never sinned but have had loving relations with sinners who are to be judged – their love and compassion for their sinful earthly masters will stand those people in good stead with their judges even if those people have been extremely antagonistic to other Humans here in this life – but extremely compassionate to their non human counterparts in this life here.
You know as well as I do that there are many evil and wicked people that have lived here on this planet and have even committed many murders and tortures – yet they have truly loved an animal. That animal will be able to plead for those people to the judges - This will stand them in some good stead at the judgement. Those people after they have served their sentence and accepted our Lord as their King and Saviour will be given a Kingdom where their love for their animals will be mutual and everlasting. This is the start of God’s population of the new universes The animals will be able to plead to the Judges for their Human companions and possibly stay with them and comfort them through the sentences imposed on them for their misdeeds against others - whether human or other creations, maybe even including flora as well as fauna.
The thought that the animals and other creatures which people mistreat or even allow others to mistreat (including most Churches) could be called on to give evidence against or for them at the Great White Throne Judgment is as far as I know not realized in it’s fullness – yet it should make those people shudder with fear and change their ways.
We presently know that already there are many creations in the Heavenlies – Angels, Cherrubims, Seraphims, and many others: and that Humans and other creatures will attain this God given right in a number of stages.
Go on to Part 4, Chapter 2.
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