Men Chosen-Fallen Angels Rejected
Charles H. Spurgeon
The Almighty God, who dwelt alone, was pleased to manifest Himself by created works which should display His wisdom and His power. When He set about the mighty work of creation, He determined in His own mind that He would fashion a variety of works and that all His creatures should not be of one form, nature, grandeur, or dignity, hence He made some grains of dust and others mountains of stupendous magnitude; He created some drops and some oceans, some mighty hills and some valleys. Even in His inanimate works He preserved a wonderful variety; He gave not to all stars the same glory, neither to all worlds the same ponderous mass; He gave not to all rocks the same texture, nor to all seas the same shape or fashion, but He was pleased in the work of His hands to observe an infinite variety.
When He came to create living creatures, there, too, are distinctions that we must note. From the worm up to the eagle, from the eagle to the man, from the man to the angel such are the steps of creating goodness in the fashion of things that are animate. He has not made all creatures eagles, neither has He fashioned all beings worms, but having a right to do what He wills with His own, He has exercised that right in making one creature-the majestic lion-king of the forest and another the harmless lamb which shall be devoured without power to resist its enemy or defend itself. He has made His creatures just as it seemed Him fit; He has given to one swiftness of foot, to another, speed of wing; to one, clearness of eye, to another, force of sinew. He has not followed any fixed rule in His creation, but He has done exactly as it pleased Him in the arrangement of the forms which He has animated. So, also, we must observe a great difference in the rational beings which He has created. He has not made all men alike; they differ mightily; from the man of the smallest intellect to the man of majestic mind, there ...
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