God’s Glory Is the Goal of Creation

This is adapted from a post that was originally published on September 9, 2011 In case you need to be reminded (as I often do): We were created for God’s glory (Isa. 43:7). We were made in the image of God, to reflect his glory (Gen. 2:27). Everything we do should be for God’s glory (1 Cor. 10:31). But, we fall short of God’s glory (Rom. 3:23). Paul says that the human race has “exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles” (Rom. 1:23). Jesus came to earth to reveal … Continue reading God’s Glory Is the Goal of Creation

Monday Miscellanies: Happiness and the End of Creation

A guest post by Jonathan Edwards 87. Happiness ‘Tis evident that the end of man’s creation must needs be happiness, from the motive of God’s creating the world, which could be nothing else but his goodness. If it be said that the end of man’s creation might be that He might manifest his power, wisdom, holiness or justice, so I say too. But the question is, why God would make known his power, wisdom, etc. What could move him to will, that there should be some beings that might know his power and wisdom? It could be nothing else but his goodness. … Continue reading Monday Miscellanies: Happiness and the End of Creation

Science and God Review

Scott Petty. Little Black Books: Science and God. Kingsford, Australia: Matthias Media, 2011. 112 pp. $4.99. Christians don’t have to choose between God and science. In fact, they are quite compatible. In his little book Science and God, Scott Petty succinctly, humorously, and helpfully makes just that point as he analyzes the modern tension between science and faith. Science and God is a part of the Little Black Book series, authored by Petty, a youth minister in Australia. The series covers a wide range of topics for young people ages 15-20. The books are supposed to be fun and straight to the point, … Continue reading Science and God Review

Monday Miscellanies: Happiness is the End of Creation

A guest post by Jonathan Edwards 3. Happiness is the End of Creation As appears by this, because the creation had as good not be, as not rejoice in its being. For certainly it was the goodness of the Creator that moved him to create; and how can we conceive of another end proposed by goodness, than that he might delight in seeing the creatures he made rejoice in that being that he has given them? It appears also by this, because the end of the creation is that the creation might glorify him. Now what is glorifying God, but … Continue reading Monday Miscellanies: Happiness is the End of Creation

This I Believe: Creation

Creation I believe that God created all things visible and invisible, which he declared “good.” The pinnacle of God’s creative work was man, which he declared it “very good.” I believe God created man male and female, and that they were created equally in the image of God and without sin. Adam and Eve were joined in a one-flesh union designed by God as the pattern for gender, marriage, and sexuality. Adam and Eve were appointed by God to care for, manage, and govern creation, while enjoying friendship with God. Gen. 1; 2:7, 21-22, 24-25; Matt. 19:4-6 Continue reading This I Believe: Creation