Friday, March 13, 2020

Disruption and alienation

It [the idea of alienation] is built into the ideas surrounding sacred space in which holiness must be maintained for the presence of God lest he be driven away. Sin is therefore disruptive to the relationship with God that is the deepest desire of humans. Relationship was God’s intention in creation of human beings. It was lost in Genesis 3, and the rest of Scripture documents the stages of its being reestablished. Another way to express this is in terms of the disequilibrium caused by sin.—The Lost World of Adam and Eve, p. 142

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