A Jagged Contention: A Good Creation

The First Article: Creation

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

What does this mean?

I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my limbs, my reason, and all my senses, and still preserves them; in addition thereto, clothing and shoes, meat and drink, house and homestead, wife and children, fields, cattle, and all my goods; that He provides me richly and daily with all that I need to support this body and life, protects me from all danger, and guards me and preserves me from all evil; and all this out of pure, fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me; for all which I owe it to Him to thank, praise, serve, and obey Him. This is most certainly true.

-Martin Luther’s Small Catechism: The First Article and Explanation


In the past, many Christians have spent very little time emphasizing the goodness of God’s creation, and instead, pit the material against the spiritual. Why is it important to have a robust theology of creation? How does it impact our overall theology? What are the dangers of having a low view of creation?

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