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Grace and Beauty Everywhere

Before the Fall, human history simply involved the gradual culturative transformation of the earth over time from a beautiful garden to a glorious city. After the Fall, sin introduced a new set of variables to the historic panorama. Now, the pristine, splendid garden could be ruined on account of man’s sinful choices and actions. What was once fruitful and beautiful could be turned into a barren, empty wasteland (Jer. 4:23-20; Rev. 11:18)…. The Fall has radically affected all aspects of our person—body and soul, intellect, emotions, and will…yet in God’s providence, sin is restrained and fallen man is able to do outward acts of kindness, goodness, and beauty, including positive culturative acts.

—David Hegeman

Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 by Pastor Jerry Owen