Thursday, January 15, 2009


Plantinga's second chapter of Engaging God's World is titled "Creation". God is referred to as the giver of existence. The idea, “creation out of nothing” is true because God is fully capable of existing on His own with the Trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, but it is by His grace that we were created and saved through Jesus.

The creation of the universe continues to be a mystery to all, and it is this mystery that strengthens the faith of Christians, simply because faith is all we, as Christians, have when believing in God. God, in addition to Creator of all existence, gives me the power to be unique from everyone else. This strengthens the idea that God did not simply create humans to control them, as if we were puppets, but rather to create them so they willingly choose to glorify Him.

As willing followers of Christ, we must be good stewards of the earth which God had created for us. We must not take advantage of creation, but rather enjoy its beauty. Plantinga states that we must always be glorifying God, in all we do. We cannot just be Christians who praise His name in church, but give Him glory and honor by living for Him.

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