However, one quote from the chapter about creation really stuck with me. Plantinga quoted G.K. Chesterton, who wrote, "The whole difference between construction and creation is... that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed, but a thing created is loved before it exists." This quote really painted a picture of God's loving nature for me and demonstrated that God's act of creation was not because he was bored, but that he created us in order to love us... and that He even loved us before we came into existence!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
PLANTINGA CHAPTER TWO: CREATION
While we were discussing in class, I pretty much picked up on the fact that we were only discussing the fall of man rather than creation... but it was still relevant. The two obviously go hand in hand. Man was created by God, and then a short while later fell from the perfection that God created him to be. I personally often treat creation as a preface of man's story, rather than as a major part.. probably because I live in our world of sin, which is a direct reminder of the result of the fall of man. I rarely think about creation because the glory and splendor of the entire act was somehow lessened by the fact that humans had to mess it all up eventually.