Reclaiming Fallen Creation – Create God-Honoring Culture

Before God asked us to do anything else in Genesis 1-2, He gave us a job to do and basically said “Take care of my stuff.”

We are to exercise a responsible stewardship. We can never create what God created, but we are called to extend it, shape it and form it and organize it and research it and use it in such a God-glorifying way that we thus extend his creative work in our world.

We are to plant and manage fields and food supplies. We are to construct cities and communities and restore old ones. We are to make music and works of art. We are to breakdown diseases and sicknesses and endeavor to find a cure. We are to utilize all of science to find answers to as many questions as we can. We are to adventure into outer space. We are to dedicate ourselves to the laboratory. We are to study law and economics. We are to engage in education and politics. We are to build databases and information systems to give people greater control over the information in their lives.

Why? All of this is to massage the potential of the created order. By penetrating our society and letting God’s values come to bear in all of the areas, we speak a “Genesis”, a new creation, into the lives of people and our world.

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Filed under Atheism, Christian Worldview, Cultural Commission, Cultural Mandate, Genesis 1-3, Imago Dei, Larger Story, Life Purpose, Restoration

2 responses to “Reclaiming Fallen Creation – Create God-Honoring Culture

  1. my2cents

    “We are to adventure into outer space.”

    Hmmm….. didn’t God put Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden on earth and said:” Tend the ground.”?

    Psalm says:

    Heavens belongs to God but the earth He has given to the son of man.

    He didn’t say anything about going to the moon.

  2. The cultural commission extends beyond “the garden.” It begins there, but was not constrained there. It’s part of God’s image in us to study all that God created on all six days of creation. His interests are our interests.

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