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All nature, insofar as it communicates itself, communicates itself in language, and so finally in man. Alternatively, will we turn our backs on faith, concluding that science has rendered the spiritual life no longer necessary, and that traditional religious symbols can now be replaced by engravings of the double helix on our alters?Both of these choices are profoundly dangerous. Or, if they tried, the end result would never be a novel. Quotes About Creation. | About Us It is in the ordinary, the here-and-now, that God asks us to recognize that the creation is indeed refreshed like dew-laden grass that is "renewed in the morning" or to put it in more personal and also theological terms, "our inner nature is being renewed everyday". Author: Anonymous. Psalm 100:3 Enjoy reading and share 100 famous quotes about God Creation And Nature with everyone. Therefore, instead of dwelling on superfluous matters, let it be sufficient for us briefly to hold, with regard to the nature of devils, that at their first creation they were the angels of God, but by revolting they both ruined themselves, and became the instruments of perdition to others. All hatred leaves his heart as all light enters his mind. If God applies this fundamental principle to the most minute and insignificant parts of His universe, doesn't it make sense to assume that He applies it to the masterpiece of His creation, the human soul? — J.E.B. Love is sufficiently potent to charge all nature with its messages.Oh Spring! Nature was symbolic. It may come as deep inner stillness or as a rush of overflowing emotion. You know damn well that if I were setting out to make a girl at this moment instead of young Paolo, you'd take an entirely different view. — Edward O. Wilson, The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and his will which is necessary unto salvation. He walks from village to village, sometimes alone and sometimes with others; as he walks, he meets the poor, the beggars, the blind, the sick, the mourners, and those who have lost hope. The following is a listing of bible verses on creation, our relationship with the earth, and our Creator. I don't know. — Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Good human work honors God's work. It follows that nature had to do its own creating, and that the means of creation must have included any role for God. They are finite, dependent, contingent beings. And if someone picks your pocket, how is he hurting you? Darwin said creation stories were a fairy tale. — Margaret Feinberg, Today we celebrate Earth Day. Depending on the myths we believe in, those boundaries can be magnificently vast, or crushingly tight. It is taken as the equivalent of a personal threat. — Gary Numan, Furthermore, consider that as one of its most important purposes, stewardship of creation should sustain nature's worshiping capacity. Explore our collection of motivational and famous quotes by authors you know and love. There are fifty-two verses listed here from the New Revised Standard Version. Charles Stanley, Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. While rarely rising to the level of an explicit emphasis, and never the chief concern in and of itself, the world of nature is an integral component of God's new creation work. There was none of the same nature to love and to be loved. To disparage anything in someone else's sacred creation myth is "religious bigotry." But He didn't. The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. Lewis, Our age is one in which usefulness is thought to be the chief merit of nature; in which the attainment of power, the utilization of its resources is taken to be the chief purpose of man in God's creation. There is much for us to enjoy in the variety and the beauty of His creation. The process of poetry also mimics the process of nature. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Sometimes, people, too, had to choose the intensity and speed of living their lives. — Lailah Gifty Akita, The Bible is full of evidence that God's attention is indeed fixed on the little things. But the ultimate purpose of creation is worship. Without companionship the beautiful scenes and delightful employments of Eden would have failed to yield perfect happiness. All creation suffers. If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles. The laws of nature were still there, but no lawmaker. Votes: 0, However, as the Eastern churches have always maintained, through Christ creation is intended eventually to share in the life of God, the life of divine nature. So also the world and its treasures, the heart and its thirst for God are alike His creation. — N.K. The lotus is an amazing creation of God, because for all of its beauty, it is the sum total of work performed in a mess. But such blasphemy is not possible when the entire Creation is understood as holy and when the works of God are understood as embodying and thus revealing His spirit. He made the world on his account. He listens attentively to those with whom he walks, and he speaks to them with the authority of a true companion on the road. — Ray Comfort, Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, 'convulsions of nature,' etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God's love. Discover and share Quotes About God Creating Nature. Honour to man, this masterpiece of nature, this king of the creation! In fact, there is no such thing as character, something fixed and final. Nowhere do people tolerate attacks on their person, their family, their country - or their creation myth. Put two sheep in the slaughter-house or two oxen in the abattoir and let one of them realize that his companion will not die, and the sheep will bleat with joy, the ox low with pleasure. This may sound bleak. 7 He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. God is speaking. Change was happening. No other gods compare with Him; no natural forces exist on their own; nothing receives its nature or existence from another source. — Guy De Maupassant. Immediately nature domiciles this new situation, makes it at home in her realm, adapts all other events to it. Only through the linguistic being of things can he get beyond himself and attain knowledge of them-in the name. The beliefs I was raised with - to respect animals and to be aware of nature, to understand that we share this planet with other creatures - have had a huge impact on me. God is watching us! For here,where Man -if he is to live-lives perforce so close to Nature and by her Grace, I feel so much closer to the entire mystery of Creation that it would not surprise me at all were I to be vouchsafed a vision or a revelation; indeed it would seem in the very order of things that such an epiphany would happen. God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings. But man, man whom God made in His image, man to whom God gave this first, this sole, this supreme law, that he should love his neighbour, man to whom God gave a voice to express his thoughts - what is man's first cry when he learns that his neighbour is saved? But in ways that are more perverse and for reasons that may have more to do with ways of seeing the world than previously recognized. Thus, His Word, or laws, or creation ordinances give the world its order and structure. — Arthur Rubinstein, Out yonder they may curse, revile, and torture one another, defile all the human instincts, make a shambles of creation (if it were in their power), but here, no, here, it is unthinkable, here there is abiding peace, the peace of God, and the serene security created by a handful of good neighbors living at one with the creature world. Nature does not know extinction. The world around us is so beautiful, and when we look into the heavens at night, even more so. — Paul Gauguin, There are times ... when we are in the midst of life-moments of confrontation with birth or death, or moments of beauty when nature or love is fully revealed, or moments of terrible loneliness-times when a holy and awesome awareness comes upon us. I feel as if the Almighty were so real, and so near, that I could reach out and touch Him, as I could this wonderful work of His, if I dared. Sun and moon, night and day, rain, sea, the crops, the flowering tree, all these things were transparent. How fitting it is that it should have been here that Moses heard the word of God! Judaism has maintained, in all of its versions, that this world is the arena that God created for man, half beast and half angel; to prove that he could be a moral being ... man was given dominion over nature, but he was commanded to behave towards the rest of creation with justice and compassion. Creation exists, not for the glory of humanity, but for the glory of God. But to become discouraged, there's a choice I make. — James Lee Burke, When a worldview exchanges the Creator for something in creation, it will also exchange a high view of humans made in God's image for a lower view of humans made in the image of something in creation. But it is forbidden to question closely, if at all, the creation myth - the faith - of another person or group, no matter how absurd. Nature appoints it. Christians who do not believe in the complete evolutionary scale have reason to respect nature as the total evolutionist never can, because we believe that God made these things specifically in their own areas. 10 Most Inspiring Quotes about Making Connection with God through Nature “My profession is to always find God in nature.” ― Henry David Thoreau “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be … — Peace Pilgrim, Parted lovers beguile absence by a thousand chimerical devices, which possess, however, a reality of their own. As a result, they will always look outside themselves for their ultimate identity and meaning. John Muir Quotes. — Cathleen Falsani, A hint - don't paint too much direct from nature. In America, for example, it is possible in most places to openly debate different views on religious spirituality - including the nature and even the existence of God, providing it is in the context of theology and philosophy. Stray weeds peeked up through the cracks in the concrete, a reminder that that nature had the final say. Jean Wiegard says: — Francis A. Schaeffer, Man is the namer; by this we recognize that through him pure language speaks. So if we are going to argue against evolutionists intellectually, we should show the results of our beliefs in our attitudes. I exhort everyone to see the world through the eyes of God the Creator: the earth is an environment to be safeguarded, a garden to be cultivated. My profession is to always find God in nature. Nature is a continual admonition to us, for nowhere has God's creation departed so far from its origin and primeval purpose as in the human race. Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night: God said, Let Newton be! There is a lingering visceral connection we can hear and see and smell, reminders of the bond between Creator and creation, like the mountain sage crushed up in the pocket of the sweatshirt I was wearing on a short, muddy hike the other day. I'd be normal ... according to nature! And that their happiness might be complete, He gave them the perfection of a created nature; that is, He gave them freedom. — Thomas Merton, Here is a man who was resigned to his fate, who was walking to the scaffold and about to die like a coward, that's true, but at least he was about to die without resisting and without recriminations. On the way back down the hiking trail after my encounter with the hawk in Big Sky, I stopped thinking and started looking and listening. Creation, and perhaps the Creator, was speaking. God made sunsets over seas, crimson poppies and glaring streaks of red in the morning sky, violet and oxeye; pressed into creation, out of drab soil, the iris and the tiger-lily, pink magnolias out of bare stems, and fiery poinsettias out of the colorless earth and air; screamed out of His being the utterance of an autumn forest. There is no doubt that God wants us to enjoy it and even use its resources to optimize a good life for ourselves. For in Him all things consist, in Him we live, and move, and have our being, and without Him we cannot help but be fools. The Lord could have made everything brown. God created only coarse beings, full of the germs of disease, who, after a few years of bestial enjoyment, grow old and infirm, with all the ugliness and all the want of power of human decrepitude. — J.I. That's when I realized winter was turning into spring before me. — John Graden, A word is a medium by which thoughts are expressed, and the application of the term to the Eternal Son leads us to believe that self-expression is inherent in the Godhead, that God is forever seeking to speak Himself out to His creation. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan. To work without pleasure or affection, to make a product that is not both useful and beautiful, is to dishonor God, nature, the thing that is made, and whomever it is made for. [ ... ] These principles are derived from the nature of man, and from the truths that God has revealed about His creation. It is the expression of happiness, of being in harmony with ourselves, that which can only come from being in harmony with God and with his creation. Instead, he will see everything as stemming ultimately from the Creator's hand, and therefore as fundamentally good and fascinating, whatever man may have made of it (beauty, sex, nature, children, arts, crafts, food, games, no less than theology and church things). Man was not made to dwell in solitude; he was to be a social being. — Thomas Guthrie, We don't only invent God; we also discover God. They are not who you are! — Wernher Von Braun, Jesus is deeply connected to the earth on which he walks. It belongs to the nature of joy to be radiant; it must communicate itself. Real people are strangely difficult to make sense out of. It appeared at his command. — Rosemary Radford Ruether, After the creation of Adam every living creature was brought before him to receive its name; he saw that to each had been given a companion, but among them "there was not found an help meet for him." But do I need love the less? In — Cathleen Falsani, A theist believes in a supernatural intelligence who, in addition to his main work of creating the universe in the first place, is still around to oversee and influence the subsequent fate of his initial creation. If we open our hearts at such moments, creation reveals itself to us in all it's unity and fullness. He observes the forces of nature, learns from them, teaches about them, and reveals that the God of Creation is the same God who sent him to give good news to the poor, sight to the blind, and freedom to the prisoners. It uses neither tool nor material that it does not respect and that it does not love. Both are necessary to understand the Lord, and at no stage can creation be seen as a separation of things from God. All it knows is transformation. ... What's your answer to that Meredith? Man lives, always, in tension between his power and the limits set by his conscience. — Michael Dowd, Everything in nature is a puzzle until it finds its solution in man, who solves it in some way with God, and so completes the circle of creation. Seen in this light, what strikes many modern readers as the ludicrous details in Leviticus involving God in the minuitae of daily life might be revisioned as the very love of God. Sir Isaac Newton Quotes on God (9 quotes) ... God [could] vary the laws of Nature, and make worlds of several sorts in several parts of the universe. See more ideas about quotes, me quotes, great quotes. — Richard Dawkins, I don't think it is enough appreciated how much an outdoor book the Bible is. God would never discourage me. That's why Psalm 119:91 says, "all things are your servants". According to the deists, the Lord had made this machine and set it going, but then went to sleep or off on a vacation. The laws of God, and of nature, have no dateline. I have noticed through experience and observation that providence, nature, God, or what I would call the power of creation seems to favor human beings who accept and love life unconditionally, and I am certainly one who does with all my heart. Nature is an electric wave thought image of God's nature, electrically projected from His formless and unconditioned ONE LIGHT into countless many forms of conditioned light which we call matter. Packer, The tree in the field is to be treated with respect. That is a pious man, who is really touched by the greatness of nature and of the creation. Among all the creatures that God had made on the earth, there was not one equal to man. Brown grass, brown flowers, brown sky, brown sea. Now the result of the attempt to satisfy the heart with the wealth and pride and honours of this world is the same as if one tried to put out a fire with petrol, for the heart can only find ease and satisfaction in Him who created both it and the longing desire of which it is conscious. And he is joy. Who's to say the hawk wasn't sent as an agent of grace to catch my wandering attention and quiet what Buddhists might call my "monkey mind," which is more often than not swinging wildly from branch to branch on intellectual and emotional trees. What we call nature is a certain self-regulated motion or change.' — Ahdaf Soueif, Landscape is the creation of the one God - his sensuous image and revelation, through the investigation of which, by science or its representation by art, men's hearts are lifted toward him. But, as so often happens, when one tyrant is dethroned, a worse takes his place. The beauty of a sunset, the majesty of the ocean, the wonder of a newborn baby – God’s glorious creation is all around us. And both are unnecessary. His love for you is not dependent on your habits. But you do not know His name. — Francis S. Collins, Every song has a composer, every book has an author, every car has a maker, every painting has a painter, and every building has a builder. ... My profession is always to be alert, to find God in nature, to know God’s lurking places, to attend to all the oratorios and the operas in nature. Passages that within walls seem improbable or incredible, outdoors seem merely natural. There will always be these motives to work, some tending towards bondage and others towards freedom. 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