New Book Reveals How the Origin of Sin Goes Beyond Human History

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Dr. Larry Vern Newman’s “The Grand Humiliation” explores the purpose of the Church by going back to the starting point where it all began

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Before man was created, sin existed in the cosmos. Author Larry Vern Newman believes that sin is cosmic in nature, that it has a history that exceeds the boundaries of time and space and that it has an origin beyond the scope of human history. In order to better understand of what is man and what is the cosmic dimensions of the purpose of the church, he takes readers to the starting point to where it all began in The Grand Humiliation.

There was a war fought in the heavens between the Creator God and Lucifer. That conflict—the insurrection of Lucifer and one third of the angels—was settled eons ago and resulted in the defeat and expulsion of the angelic rebels from the heavenly realm and their confinement to the earth. The earth has been their prison ever since. Satan was free to go wherever he pleased, but now he is banished to this planet until his folly is played out in the grand humiliation thereby revealing the lie that he has promulgated, that the war has not been won, that he is still warring with God and thus may win. Mankind plays a central role in this grand humiliation and when it is finished there will be no doubt throughout the Cosmos that God reigns supreme.

In the pages of The Grand Humiliation, Newman lets readers examine the evidence that Jesus’ primary intention is to deal with the cosmic rebellion that has been in progress ever since sin first reared its head in the life of one known to man as Lucifer, Satan, or the devil. Whatever else is included in the church’s purpose, it also must find this cosmic purpose as its catalyst, or it will wander aimlessly and ineffectually through time, impeding, not welcoming, the kingdom of God.

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About the Author
Dr. Larry Vern Newman has served the Christian community as a pastor and educator. His ministry experience has included: Assemblies of God, Presbyterian, Methodist, Congregational, and the United Church of Christ. He served as Chairman of the Division of Professional Studies and taught applied theology and apologetics at Open Bible College, Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Newman is a Professor with Columbia Evangelical Seminary. He holds a DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary and is a member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, He has authored two other books, The Ultimate Evidence: Rethinking the Evidence Issues for Spirit-baptism, and Reflection: Poems of Faith.

The Grand Humiliation * by Larry Vern Newman
A Theology of Meaning and Purpose
Publication Date: July 30, 2011
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