Monday, May 3, 2010

The focus of the Doctrine of Creation

The Doctrine of Creation is not primarily about science or history or causality or mechanism. It is primarily about relationships. Specifically, we are Creatures, i.e. we are accountable and not completely autonomous. Furthermore, we were created to live in relationship with our Creator.

Jesus Christ is

the firstborn of all creation. 16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Colossians 1:15-20

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