A Creator’s Cause
The Scriptures declare that Our Lord Jesus is the Creator of all things:
It was the eternal Son Who performed the actual work of creating all that there is, in accord with the Father’s vision, design, and purpose. The world He created was perfectly reflective of The Father’s design and desire – and also of His “invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature.” (Romans 1:20) It was pure and beautiful, it was peaceful and full of life. It was harmonious and benevolently interactive. There was no death, decay, disease, corruption, war, hunger, or injustice. “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31) His creation was “good” according to His Own perfect standard of goodness.
Into this harmonious environment, God formed and placed His special representatives. Adam and Eve were given the extraordinary task of caretaker of this world – to maintain and uphold the Creator’s vision and design. They were given the stewardship of ruling, and the authority to rule, over all that was created. Their authority flowed from their purpose, given by God, to be His physical emissaries of His rule on this earth. Originally, everything was just exactly as God envisioned it to be.
But everything changed in one ominous moment. When Adam and Eve chose to disregard the Creator-King’s one law, the vision and purpose of the Creator-King fell into disarray within them. Genesis 3:6-19 reveals that, with just one act of rebellion against the command of the Creator-King, there came a veritable landslide of devastating changes to everything. With one choice, humanity opened the doorway for self-consciousness, shame, cover-up and hiding, fear, blame-shifting, the removal of God’s blessing, enmity, conflict, strife, pain and suffering, exhausting labor, and, the ultimate demise of physical death.
But the worst occurrence, on that fateful day, was that humanity became separated from God (this is the primary meaning of “you will surely die.” [Genesis 2:17]). The Spirit to spirit connection was broken. The Heart to heart link was severed. This condition precipitated two adverse and awful results…