Monday, December 30, 2019

The personal creation

Christ at Christmas brings humanity and eternity together (David Smith, sermon at St James, Turramurra, 25 Dec 19).

In the incarnation: in Christ God steps into our world. (David Smith, sermon at St James Turramurra 24 Dec 19).

This is God, creator, personally involved and the involvement starts at the creation where God demonstrates by his method of creation eternity existentially involved in time, with creatures who can reciprocate relationship being in God’s image.

The universe is riven with love, with God’s personal involvement with our place, our being, the ground of our communion with our creator by his acting in the time in which we must act, creating in the mode of our being (in time and shown to be so). Without this we would not see the eternal Creator involved in the finite world of creatures, there would be an existential chasm,  unbridgeable.

The common assertion that God ‘created’ by ‘evolution’ undoes all this. Everything about the materialism that requires evolution depersonalises God, the universe and everything. It pushes God out of relationship with us, and removes his loving involvement with we his creatures.

Col 1:16: For by Him (Christ) all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.

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