John 1 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 15John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Revelation 13:15 13And the second beast performed great signs to cause even fire from heaven to come down to earth in the presence of the people. 14Because of the signs it was given to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived those who dwell on the earth, telling them to make an image to the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet had lived. 15The second beast was permitted to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship it to be killed.
God spoke all things into existence, and by His Word all was good, honorable, and worthy of mention. the word of God is of power and verity, its wisdom far exceeding the heavenly and authoring all things that are perfect. It is given freely for salvation from death, for the sanctification unto completeness, for the laying low of the prideful, for the uplifting of the humble, that all who hear it may be conformed to its full image and no longer lacking. On the contrary, the words of man are of carnal knowledge, temporal worth, profiting none but as a vapor it passes by and stifles the breath of life. Its cuts are for scorn and offense, for the building up of dead idols, when used for good intention they saw off the fruit of unrighteousness but leave the roots and charge for a price of service. For when creation fell it diverged from its natural state and inherited a corrupt nature it became acquainted to.
Man sought purpose and found nothing but fleeting sensations, and longing for hope he crafted falsities with his hands and mind and worshiped them. In order to preserve his newly obtained ego he denied the state of reality before his sin, so that by deceiving himself he believed his new purpose would be to restore himself to perfection, attempting to prove himself to God that he is in no need of His word. In time, vexed, he realized he could only mimic what had been done, and use what God had already made for the fashioning of his creation. Still he pursued with envy and grew in contempt as his plan fell short time after time with the cost of countless souls. Consumed and puffed up by knowledge having sought the uttermost areas of the cosmos for understanding he said in his heart, “I will make something new, and it will exceed the last!” Now man, making himself to be equal to God, became the idol, and to this day he labors to create to himself an image as God created him, yet instead out of love it will be hewed out of cold, sterile intellect.
Eventually having usurped the earth, creating to himself an abominable image and making himself a god in his own eyes, these things too will not suffice and being unsatisfied at all points, man will turn his eyes upon the throne of God in heaven for his next “conquest”.
Do you not see? Should he be allowed to usurp over heaven too? After heaven what is next? There is no end to his strife, and is not the insanity of pride revealed in godlessness? For how can man who is by nature empty make that which is whole? Or how can that which is outside of perfection, produce or exceed perfection, when by definition there can be no greater? Nothing will ever suffice but God Himself who is all sufficient. This is why the Son of God was sent, showing that man is and was complete in God alone, and that no work done without him will suffice or satisfy but rather would lead to destruction. Only can perfection come from the one that is perfect, and all else is an abomination. Indeed, the words of man are a fire unto hell leading to ruin as is written in James, and because man would not be satisfied with God, it was impossible that anything would, thus he was thrown into the pit he would have dug himself into, but just as God sent His Word below, it returned unto Him in fullness of glory, along with all those that heard it, for those that hear the Word of God will be satisfied, and those that do what His Word says without void.