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It was indeed about that time that Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. As he came out of the water he had a vision of the heavens opening and of the Spirit descending upon him like a dove; and a voice was heard from heaven, saying, "You are my son, whom I dearly love, and upon you is the seal of my approval." There and then he was inspired to go out into the waste land, where he stayed for forty days being put to the test by the spirit of rebelliousness we call Satan. He had wild beasts for company and there were messengers of God to wait upon him.
The Ground of all being existed from the very first; the Ground of all being was an attribute of God; indeed, it was God. It was an attribute of God from the very first. In and through it were all things created, and, apart from it, no single created thing at all ever came into existence. Life was of its very essence and that life was a guiding light for all mankind. It is a light that makes all things plain even in utter darkness; no darkness has ever been known to master it.