What Does The Word Of God? Essay

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Chapter Three In chapter three of, After you Believe, N.T Wrights explains the human calling to reign over creation and ultimately achieve God’s vocation and intended image for humankind. In the creation account found in Genesis, humans are given reign and dominion over creation. What does the word ‘reign’ imply in this context. It is unlikely that God gave us ‘reign’ to destroy his beautiful world. Nature is a project that humans should protect and maintain. As humans, we need to enable God’s creation, the plants and animals, to flourish; ultimately glorify the image of God. Wright suggests that God gave humans dominion over creation in order to teach us what being created in God’s image is about. This lesson of sovereignty will teach us virtue. (76) Early Christians believed that Jesus inaugurated and restored God’s rule over creation. Humans were to sing praises of creation to God, the creator. ( 77) Wright states that worship and reigning are two vocations of the people of God. (77) According to Wright this is illustrated in the book of Revelation; humans will praise the creator alongside of creation and the world will be as God intended. (77-78) In Revelation 5, the vision is not about the termination of the world rather the “earthly reality.” ( 81) In this passage, found in Revelations, there is worship and praises being brought to creation and God. The animal kingdom is praising the creator with the church joining in. I have never thought too profoundly on…

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