Wednesday, 8 September 2010


'You cannot embrace both the doctrine of creation and the illusion of personal autonomy. The first cancels out the second. The Bible begins by declaring that the entire physical world (including humans) is the product of God's creative artistry. It follows from this that we are owned by him. Therefore, he alone has the right to tell us how we should participate in the existence that is his creation.
The doctrine of creation also exposes the lie of self-sufficiency. You can plant the healthiest seeds available, but if God doesn't send the rain your plants will die. You are dependent on God for your very life and breath. If he would withdraw his hand this orderly world would explode into chaos.'
Paul David Tripp, Broken-Down House, p.53.