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Simplicity and Complexity

June 16, 2019

Topic: Trinity, Incarnation, Creation Scripture: Genesis 1:1– 2:3

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  However, the heavens and the earth, as we see them now, are not like the God who created them.  God is spiritual, but the earth is physical.  God is eternal, but the earth is temporal; all things in this world--including our lives--come to an end.  God is perfect in justice, righteousness and love, but the earth is tainted and scarred with injustice, wickedness, and hatred.  How do we make sense of this apparent contradiction?

Creation is an outpouring of God's love, and humanity is the ultimate expression of this.  God created us to be in relationship with him and with each other, just as the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are in relationship with each other.  However, after the Fall into Sin, humanity was in a state of rebellion against God.  The Incarnation of God the Son, in the person of Jesus Christ, reconciled and continues to reconcile humanity to God.

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