In parable after parable, Jesus speaks of the "reigning of God" using images drawn from farming and women's work,
not warfare and kings palaces.
~Walter Wink

Genesis

In A Perfect World?

You’ve heard the same shtick, I’m sure. In the beginning, God made everything perfect, then us humans came along and messed everything up. There’s been distress and turmoil ever since, and it is all our fault. Had that “first sin” not come along, we’d still be living in a perfect paradise and all would be well.

Here’s the problem. The Bible never says that God created a world that was perfect. (more…)


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