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


Question:

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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