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Author’s original:

In the following pages I will take you through each of these steps and outline for you God’s plan, his goals, and his methods. I will attempt to describe to you why he chose the methods he did, However, there are times when we must use logic to surmise the reasoning. This logic however I assure you is from scripture not something I just came up with. I challenge you to seek these scriptures out and test them to make sure that what I have said is correct. As we begin this journey together I ask that you open your minds to hear the things of God. Guard your heart from the enemy who would want to deceive you, and think about how you can apply what you learn here to your relationship with God, making it a deeper more meaningful one then you have ever known. Let’s set aside religion and just look at God, His word and His plan.

Edited version:

In the following pages I will take you through each of these steps and outline for you God’s plan, His goals, and His methods. I will attempt to describe to you why God chose the methods He did. However, there are times when logic was used to discover the reasoning. This logic, I assure you, is from Scripture; it is not something I invented. I challenge you to seek out these Scriptures and test them to make sure that what I have said is correct. As we begin this journey together, I ask that you open your minds to hear the words of God. Guard your heart from the enemy—whoever would want to deceive you—and think about how you can apply what you learn here to your relationship with God, to make it a deeper, more meaningful one than you have ever known. Let’s set aside religion and look at God, His Word, and His plan.

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