Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chapter 2: Engaging God's World

In Chapter 2 of Engaging God’s World Plantinga continues to explain the Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration theme of Reformed belief.  God created the world perfectly and saw that it was good, the Fall, however, tainted out essence and we fell into sin.  And thus the gospel message comes into play.  We are creatures tainted by sin and need a savior to heal our sickness.  That savior is Jesus Christ.

Although Plantiga’s chapter was about the perfect creation of the Universe, we cannot, it seems, discuss the Creation without the fall.  Our society, and world, has been so affected by our sin that we cannot separate it from anything.  We are completely and totally depraved.  Although beauty still exists and can be found in many things, it is only out of God’s grace that we are able to experience magnificence. 


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