Bad News, Good News

creationFor since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. (1Co 15:21-26 NKJ)

 So the bad news was that God places Adam and his wife in the garden as representative caretakers of creation, and they make a fatal decision of rejecting good and God by desiring to be God, knowing good and evil. Evil takes the upper hand, mankind that once bore the perfect image of God changes with imperfections now showing through. Instead of caring for creation now becomes part of the problem, destroying what God had created and said was good. Some even believe that having stood by and watch the destruction and said nothing that God will take them away and give them a new creation some day. Death was the only guaranteed result.

The good news, Christ made us alive. The Apostle Paul says that Christ, “wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” (Col 2:13-15 NKJ) But that’s not all! His resurrection marked the start of God plan to renew his creation. One day the Kingdom of God is coming, and all things will be restored and made new.

So let us take care of the creation we have been given, we might be held accountable for our action or lack of it.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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