“And the LORD GOD called unto Adam and said unto him, where art thou?
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked ; and I hid myself.” Genesis 3:9,10.
“I heard thy voice in the garden” not “ I heard thy voices in the garden.”
Since our creation as human beings upon the earth, GOD ALMIGHTY had always presented HIMSELF to us as a single Deity, as a single Entity.
“ I am the LORD thy GOD, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” Exodus 20:1
GOD ALMIGHTY was speaking to the multitude of the children of Israel gardered at HIS instruction by Prophet Moses to meet with HIM.
Please note that GOD said “I AM”, not “We are”.
GOD’s first commandment out of ten was as follows:
“Thou shalt have no order gods before me.” Exodus 20:3.
So, any human being who is not ready to accept the truth of GOD that HE is a single Divinity WHO will brook no rival, no matter how putative or inferior that rival is in reality, cannot participate in the process called New Birth. To hold even the faintest idea that there could be a god anywhere in the universe apart from HIM offends HIS Divine Ego so much that HE would not talk to that person again! Proverbs 1:28
HE knows quite well of course that no other god beside HIM exists anywhere in HIS universe, but HE is deeply hurt that a human being whom HE had created above the angels in rank, in the category of HIS own Divine family,as a child, would renounce his or her sacred identity and start thinking of gods of mere objects or of spirits grossly inferior to him or her in spiritual status in the universe. That pains GOD so much that HE would have nothing to do again with that human being. Unbelief in the only True GOD has always been a great act of irreverence to GOD. Why?
That deliberate human stupidity which Lucifer acting as satan promoted among human beings upon the earth, was the root of all other human sins against GOD; and we human beings do not seem to know it !
Our humanity can never flower optimally if we operate in isolation from GOD, our CREATOR. Again, satan knows it and we do not. Without a close filial relationship with The Only True GOD WHOSE DIVINITY alone can constantly charge our spirit to optimum performance we are all just a bunch of flesh waiting to return to primary dust in the course of time. The primary dust that so many human beings want to return to was itself created by The GOD WHOM they had rejected! and HE did not want us as dust, otherwise, HE would not have created us as spirit beings as well.
As dust, we would not give GOD any pleasure .As failed spiritual beings, we would not give GOD any pleasure. The only way by which we can give GOD pleasure is to appreciate HIM for creating us in the category of children to HIM and to nurture a Spiritually thriving filial relationship with HIM.
The process of achieving that objective as well as all the information which we need to know in that regard are called together The Divine Doctrine of GOD or The Divine Doctrine of New Birth.
Of all the Divine Prophets of GOD whom GOD had raised up among the Jews as HIS chosen human tribe because their ancestor, Abram, whom HE renamed Abraham (Gen 17:5) impressed HIM a lot with his preference for HIM instead of the fake idols of his father and of his clan and was ready to do all HIS bidding by investing a lot of faith and time in HIM , EL SHADDAI. It was Jesus, The Christ, (The Anointed of GOD) who brought in clear terms the need for every human being to cooperate with The Holy Spirit of GOD to use all the truths of GOD already revealed to mankind to create within himself or herself a human character that is righteous and thus pleasing unto GOD such that that person could be granted everlasting life by GOD!
By New Birth, the aim always is to please The Only True GOD in thought, in desire, in intentions, in behavior, in character, because He created us all to give HIM pleasure, not to embarrass HIM.
“And Moses went up unto GOD, and the LORD called him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on Eagle’s wings, and brought you unto myself, Now therefore, if ye will obeyed my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an Holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” Exodus 19:3-6.
In New Birth, every human being is to decide by himself or by herself in a free volition to accept Jehovah as his or her GOD, as his or her only GOD and then to decide to obey HIS voice and to keep all HIS commandments. The process of individually achieving the keeping of GOD’s commandments is called growth in New Birth. The significant spiritual responses of GOD to individuals who make impressive achievements in keeping GOD’s commandments are THE Growth Stages in New Birth, as follows:
SALVATION (Stage 1)
“For I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” Luke 15: 7
The individual spiritual achievement called salvation using the Divine Doctrine of New Birth means (a) that the individual human being had changed his or her mind to fully accept only Jehovah as his or her only GOD and had successfully begged HIM to forgive his or her sins, means (b) that human being has started worshipping Jehovah in the manner prescribed for the worship of The Only True GOD, Jehovah, by New Birth, means (c) that human being had started practicing in his or her life the moral behavior that The Only True GOD, Jehovah, regards as righteousness, to a noticeable extent in his or her life, means that (d) his or her righteousness had improved beyond the righteousness achieved by the scribes and the Pharisees in their own lifetime.(Matt 5:20).