Justice and Creation

What’s the relationship between God’s Law and God’s Creation?

The core concept iss easy to spell out: God created all things, the heavens and the earth. Since He created it, He owns it, and can lawfully tell his creatures — including you and me — what He wants us to do.

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
    and established it upon the rivers.

Psalm 24:1-2, English Standard Version

The entire point of pagan religions – most definitely including Atheistic Materialism and Darwinian Evolution — is to avoid this claim of “creation = ownership.”

Get people to believe nonsense like this:

and you can escape Divine Law and Divine Justice.

Or, at least that’s the plan.

Point one of the biblical covenant is God’s transcendence, yet also His presence. This is the biblical concept of God’s sovereignty. It asks: “Who’s in charge here?”

The Bible begins with this: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). This fact conveys a message: all thought must begin with the Bible’s account of God’s creation of the universe out of nothing. The Bible’s unique concept of creation out of nothing categorically de- nies the validity of all versions of the doctrine of cosmic evolution.

Every area of thought must begin here. This includes every academic discipline. The first chapter of Genesis makes this point clear: the universe is personal, not impersonal. It was created by God. Christianity adds this: God is in three Persons. The creation was the work of Jesus, the Second Person of the Trinity. Paul wrote:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross (Colossians 1:15–20).

Gary North, Christian Economics: Student’s Edition

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