JESUS CHRIST AS .MR. SANDMAN.
"Send me a Dream!"
"JESUS LOVES ME"
"THIS I KNOW"
"FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO!"
The "Holt Children" to which this page refers, --on a Utah farm
QUESTION: Is Jesus "Our Father in Heaven" OR was Jesus' "Father in Heaven" also "Our Father in Heaven"?
ANSWER: This is one of those Questions that occur to us all as very young children, to which we received pat answers very early, so early we cannot remember asking them, but only the ANSWER, given to us so early by our parents, our ministers, and our Church School teachers that there is no question in our minds on a surviving conscious level that this is the RIGHT ANSWER.
OF COURSE JESUS is "OUR FATHER in HEAVEN!"
JESUS is EVERYTHING! Without JESUS we would be NOTHING!
Without JESUS we would have no WORLD, no PETS, no FOOD, no Parents, no STARS, no UNIVERSE!
After Jesus had CREATED all those things, and I and all my sisters and my one brother were indeed taught that JESUS (not Jehovah) created Everything Else that Was Created, He created ADAM -- and later on as sort of an afterthought -- he created EVE also.
Since EVE was responsible for all the SIN in the world, in a story related very early to us Holt children, it might have been better if EVE had not been created by Jesus --- except for the idea, also made a part of our early consciousness, that without EVE we would never have had a MOTHER, and indeed none of us would be here.
There would have been a world full of ANIMALS, birds, fish, creepy-crawlies of all sorts, but no WOMEN and no HUMAN CHILDREN!
So Jesus created EVE, the first SINNER!
Now the old gentleman with the long white beard is not Jesus but Jehovah the Jewish 'God the Father" not Jesus my Seventh-day Adventist "God the Father" but before the Christians at the Council of Nicaea got all this straightened out and "CORRECTED" that's the story we had to put up with. It's hard to tell from this picture, but EVE is stepping out from the side of that red-haired fellow, ADAM.
The older Jewish story we were taught to read in Genesis as soon as we could read, us Holt children goes as follows.
Genesis 2:7 "And the Lord God (that would be Jehovah, the old fellow with the long white beard pictured above) formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul."
15 "And the Lord God (still Jehovah, this is the Jewish part of the Bible) took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it."
18 "And the Lord God (Jehovah) said, It is not good that the man should be alone, I (Jehovah) will make him an help meet for him (a female partner-- a woman)."
21 "And the Lord God (Jehovah) caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh thereof, 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man."
23 "And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
24 "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother (how Adam knew about fathers and mothers, the Bible doesn't say at this point) and shall cleave unto his wife (no details here about this "cleaving business" either): and they shall be one flesh (light beginning to dawn here, even to us as young children)."
25 "And they were both NAKED, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." (Now we understood -- almost).
Well, anyway, to shorten the story a bit, because it's getting outside the subjects young children should be interested in, Eve got to going to places her husband (and God) had told her not to go, and got involved with a SNAKE neither God nor Adam had told her about, and ate some fruit the SNAKE offered to her that looked pretty good to her uneducated eyes, and now, here we all are,
HEADED FOR HELL!
BUT JESUS CAN HELP US
AVOID THIS SAD FATE
IN VARIOUS WAYS
WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT
"Red and yellow, black and white,
All are precious in his sight ---
Jesus loves the little children
of the world ---"
(Those who were and are
Seventh-day Adventists ---
like us Holt children were!)
The others? Well, they had
their chance to become like us!
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