What does our creational design tell us about God?
Designed capacity and beauty
Our bodies are designed for optimal functioning within a range of diet and activity, yet we have an amazing capacity to adapt to extremely suboptimal conditions. Not only this, but our inherent, God-glorifying beauty shines through, if minimally, through the most extreme corruption.
This same design, with its intricate, automatic systems and adaptive capacity, also supplies a capacity for choice and responsibility beyond that of other creatures. When we fail to exercise our responsibilities–or when our bodies are damaged by the irresponsible behavior of others–our bodies can become sick.
The cost of neglecting design
The health effects of the Standard American Diet and conventional wisdom’s medicine testify to the effects of such personal and communal irresponsibility. When we do not follow God’s created design, we cannot live in God’s intended freedom. Freedom exists only within design parameters.
So, who is this Sovereign Creator? He is a God of design and structure and freedom.
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