The Last Prophet 2:29-38: Creation

creationGod knows all things. He created everything on earth for us. He then retreated above all creation, and created seven heavens.

“I will create a successive authority upon the earth,” said the Lord to the angels.

“Why would You place it in the hands of one who corrupts it and sheds blood,” they demanded, “while we praise and sanctify You?”

“Because,” the Lord said, “I know that which you do not know.”

He taught Adam the names of all things. Then He showed them to the angels.

“Tell Me of the names of these, if you are truthful,” He said.

“You are exalted,” they said. “We have no knowledge except for what You have taught us. Truly, You are knowledge and wisdom.”

“Adam,” said God, “tell the angels of the names of all things.”

“Did I not tell you that I know the unseen aspects of the heavens and the earth?” said God once Adam had informed the angels of the names. “I know what you reveal and what you have concealed.”

“Prostrate yourselves before Adam,” God ordered the angels.

They all bowed down, except for Satan. He refused because he was arrogant, and became a disbeliever.

“Adam,” said God, “live in ease with your wife in Paradise and eat anything you wish from its abundance. But do not go near this one tree, or you will do wrong.”

But Satan caused Adam and Eve to eat from it, and thus removed them from the condition in which they had been.
“Go down, with all of mankind,” said God, “and settle upon the earth and you will be provided for for a time, though you will become enemies to one another.”
Adam received teaching from the Lord, and God accepted Adam’s repentance. Truly, He accepts repentance, and is merciful.
“Descend upon the earth, all of you,” said God. “When I give you guidance, whoever follows it will engender no fear in others, nor will they grieve.”

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