The Earth – as God Meant it to be

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The Earth – as God Meant it to be

Wait just a second, you say, what are we talking about to CAUSE the natural state of the Earth to return? Good question. So, let me ask this question – is the Earth today as God created it to be? Let’s take a brief glance at scripture:

11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:11-12

Look at that last portion – and God saw that it was GOOD. God didn’t say “man that looks ok, but if I could have done this, or that, it would have been perfect” – nope. God saw that it was GOOD. So God created the Earth PERFECT. And then He created MAN PERFECT. So what happened between then and now? The answer was sin. Consider the scripture:

17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:

“Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.
18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,
And you shall eat the herb of the field.
19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken;
For dust you are,
And to dust you shall return.”

Genesis 3:17-19

By man’s sin, the Earth was no longer perfect. Man had given his perfect world to Satan for the price of knowing good and evil. No longer was the Earth perfect – Satan and sin now ruled. And we are left with what you now see. We can see on occasion in nature the perfection that God created – but, for the most part, we live our days in a world cursed by sin and oppressed by an enemy who wants nothing more than our destruction.