Wednesday, 20 March 2013
God and Nature.
In the beginning man mistook Nature for God.
Nature is indifferent to human virtue. God is not.
What happens in the world is the doing of human beings, not God.
We mistake human actions for God's favor or disfavor.
It is a mistake to model our image of God on nature.
Nature is the law of the jungle.
In the presence of God, "The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them." Isaiah 11:6 (NRSV)
God is the source of all peace (Islamic saying).
The way of the world is evil.
Nature is autonomic.
God transcends nature.
God is sublime.
God is gentle.
There is no fear in God.
God is our Father.
Cry out to God and He will hear!
(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.)
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