Sunday, 22 June 2014
The first chapter of the book starts with the order of creation as found in Genesis 1. The book of Genesis begins with this amazingly start statement: God idi not make the universe from previously existing material, but from nothing.
In one sense, this is not coherent. How can one conceive of making something out of nothing?
I then consider the process of each day of creation, ending with Shabbat - the seventh day. I conclude that the Bible, rightly understood, is pro-ecology; but does not permit the deification of nature. After surveying Psalm 104, we can observe that:
The evidence of the Bible, that God is enriched by his people and by the creation is overwhelming.
Next, "Man in God's Image", chapter 2.
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