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Death a New Phenomenon

As I consider the early days of the great war taking place in heaven, it occurs to me that the context in which intelligent beings lived back then was radically different than how we perceive things today. The ideas contained in Lucifer's rebellion against the principles of God's government produced a situation where everyone had to choose whom they would believe, who would have their loyalty. For it became increasingly impossible to remain neutral, as the ideas and principles put forth on each side were diametrically opposite and the controversy was polarizing all involved.
But with the creation of this earth, a new reality emerged. Humans were quite possibly the first beings to face the decision about loyalty without the experience of living through the protracted struggle between Christ and Lucifer that had taken place previously. All other beings had already been alive and had participated in and watched the developments of the discussions and arguments and had experienced …