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A snapshot of Mandy Greer’s beautiful installation “Honey and Lightening”.
Courtesy to Mandy Greer.

“The great danger is to always single out some aspect of God’s creation and identify¬†it,¬†rather than the alien intrusion of sin, as the villain. Such an error conceives of the good-evil dichotomy as intrinsic to the creation itself…something in the good creation is identified as [the source] of evil. In the course of history, this “something” has been variously identified as…the body and its passions (Plato and much of Greek philosophy), as culture in distinction from nature (Rousseau and Romanticism), as authority figures in society and family (psychodynamic psychology), as economic forces (Marx), as technology and management (Heidegger and existentialists)…As far as I can tell, the Bible is unique in its rejection of all attempts to either demonise some part of creation as the root of our problems or to idolise some part of creation as the solution. All other religions, philosophies and world views in one way or another fall into the trap of [idolatry] – of failing to keep creation and the fall distinct. And this trap is an ever-present danger to Christians [as well].”

Albert C. Wolters in “Creation Regained: A Transforming View of the World”.

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