Abuse of Bible and forsaking Creation


Yup. Agree with the thrust and most points But there’s one thing (see comment below)

“At creation, it is clear that human beings were the ultimate purpose of creation: “Created a little less than God, and crowned with glory and honor” (Psalms 8). We have been created in the image of God, called into being by God breathing His Spirit into us. All of the Bible is about how we are to be in a right relationship with God, and that relationship with God being expressed in a right relationship with ourselves and with others.”

from the above UMNS article

So, when we say “it is clear that human beings were the ultimate purpose of creation” we seem to be skipping right past the point that Creation itself is not “less important” than humans, since it is the cradle and container and sustainer of EVERYTHING, including the human. This jump right to the human seems to encourage a stance toward Creation that allows for a utilitarian view of the earth, rather than as an honoring and sense of dependence upon it, as ordained by God by virtue of God’s placing humans into it, rather than having Creation somehow come from humans. Creation, and the humans in it, are ALL dependent on God, and we are to be God’s ambassadors to love all and seek their redemption/restoration.

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