Psalm 144:4 Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.


Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

God created a reality of perfection as outlined in Genesis 1 & 2. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good, it was bound to be, God had made everything perfect to place his new creation of man and woman into.

Genesis 3 documents what happened next: man/woman-kind created their own reality. In our arrogance (yes, I’m lumping the whole of the human race, living and dead into corporate responsibility because I don’t believe anyone would have acted any different to Adam and Eve) we decided that God’s way wasn’t good enough for us, so we created an alternative reality, one where we make the decisions, one where we take God’s place and say “Get in the back seat, I’m driving” to the creator of the universe.

And where has that got us?

We live in, not only the most God-less age, but also the least equal age in the history of humanity. I’m not condemning anyone for the way they live or what they have done, fortunately that’s not my job and I’m just as culpable as the next person, but I can’t see how anyone can ignore the inequality that exists. Marked by the super-rich ‘celebrities’ contrasted against the poverty of parts of Africa or India, none more so than cities where millionaires live side-by side with people in abject poverty http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=50816.

Will it ever get fixed?

Yes. But only when the whole world accepts that God needs to be in the driving seat, not ‘man’.

Only then can God recreate his original reality which will over-write the one we refresh and continue to buy into every day, despite our best efforts to bring the Kingdom of God now.

Revelation 21:3-5
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

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2 responses to “Reality

  1. Tobit 11/09/2009 at 13:13

    just a quick point…you describe creation as a "reality of perfection" but I think the actual phase is good / very good.the notion of perfection (from a Greek philosophical sense and one that dominates modern thinking) is of something being fixed,unchanging and complete – I am not sure this squares with Genesis 1&2.

  2. Alex 11/09/2009 at 13:43

    Indeed, definitely not fixed and unchanging, but perfect in the sense of spotless and without flaw when it was first nudged on its way by the hand of the creator!I think in many respects it could have been classed as complete before Genesis 3, but again, as 'Jesus was God's plan all along' maybe it was still a 'work in progress' a bit like us – see http://scottgould.me/a-work-in-progress/Good point, thanks for the clarification.

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