Is there a Title Deed to the Earth?

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  1. LadyEagle

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    If so, who has posession of it?

    If not, why isn't there one?

    Who first came up with the idea of deeds to land?

    Scriptures please. :D
     
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    The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains,
    The world, and those who dwell in it.
    For He has founded it upon the seas
    And established it upon the rivers.
    Psalm 24:1 (NAS)

    The stewardship was given to man in Genesis 1
    "Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
    Genesis 1:26 (NAS)

    I'm looking for the deed, I think I lost it.

    Rob
     
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    Rob,
    You are right on track according to my study. The title deed was given to Adam and he lost it when he fell. I believe the earth was made to support the garden and Adam was king and priest in the garden. He was dethroned and lost his estate. God took it away from him and then God cursed it. That is part of the theme of the old song "when I can read my title clear". If you continue to study the theme of land when you get to the Children of Israel it gets more interesting. The Levites were not given any land. They had their "portion" with God in the temple. That is a picture of us as Christians. Another point is that God never rules out us "owning" land though. He allowed Abraham to purchace the cave in the scriptures for a cemetary. Yet Abraham was called a pilgrim and wanderer. Just like us. It is so, so sweet a study and so exciting. I have preached on it before and wow!, was it a great theme in the scriptures. So...When I can read my title clear, I will be given back what Adam lost, because Christ won it back for us as the Kinsman Redeemer. So much there I just want to keep on telling you but I wont because I don't want to bore anyone.
    Thanks ------Bart
     
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    Don't recall seeing "title deed" mentioned in Scripture. The only people I have heard use that term are dispensationalists. I believe some claim that the book or scroll with seven seals [Revelation] is the "title deed".

    That being said I believe the passage quoted by Rob [Psalm 24:1] answers the question.

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  5. Bartimaeus

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    Gen 23:17-18 is very clear in it's language. The words in vs. 17, "made sure", have significant power. It goes on to say, "Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth,". This denotes lawful ownership of the property. Money was passed, witnesses were present, Abraham's stipulation was openly stated and agreed upon and the transaction was completed. This is as close as the Scripture gets on "title deed". There are other references to ownership but none that I have found that are examples with the whole contract shown. (Maybe Jeremiah's property, I just remembered) Anyway, dispensationalists, anti-dispensationalists or whoever.....not the question here.
    Thanks ------Bart
     
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    Hi,
    The title deed is typified in Rev 5, the seven sealed scroll/book. Look into it, it is a fascinating picture demonstrating that the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Even Satan dare not stand up and make a claim for the earth, The lamb alone was and is worthy.PTL

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