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The World Without Us

October 5, 2007

“Every good gift and perfect present is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or moving shadow.”

Thoughts? What is the Christian response? We are here to cultivate the creation project, and it is going somewhere. Without us, earth would be a mass of disordered life. Genesis tells us that man was created to rule and subdue the earth (1:28), to tend and to cultivate it (2:5).

What would creation look like without Christians? In some cases, life might actually be better. When those who claim Christ but neglect the environment, social needs, and insensitively try to cram “the gospel” into others’ souls are gone.

The world with or without us is in decline. This video does not reveal is the crippling effects of sin and evil in a world with us. Perhaps it is a wake-up call, not only to be stewards of the earth but also to serve our cities, redemptively engage neighbors, co-workers, pop, folk, and high culture?

The destination of the creation project is a new creation in unhindered communion with its Creator. Though God’s good gifts are often perverted now, they will be appropriately celebrated then, not mistaking them for the Creator, for God. Unlike everything else, God does not change. In a world with so much flux, God is calling us to rest in his unchanging grace.

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