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Three facets to our biblical paradigm

1. Humankind is made in the image of God
2. Responsibility of humankind toward creation as stewards
3. Understanding that God has given to all of us a General Revelation of the fundamental demands of His moral law


'Special status'

We are given a value and dignity unlike that of the rest of creation


Sanctitiy of human life

We believe there is something sacred about human life that is unique from the rest of creation. It is foundational to the entire Bible


First facet

Humankind is made in the image of God


Second facet

-Connected to the imago Dei.
-Stewardship paradigm
-Based on first two chapters of Genesis
-In Genesis God blesses Adam & Eve and commands them to be fruitful and fill the earth, and to subdue it. In these two commands God assigns His stewards two administrative functions
-We have obligations both to God and to earth to make sure we do justice to the creation


1st Function of the earth

Be fruitful and fill the earth


2nd function of the earth

Rule the land as the representatives of the ultimate ruler


3rd function

sets out the obligation the steward has in respect to God's dominion.


3rd facet

-General Revelation
-the fundamental demands of God's moral law are not hidden but obvious to all humankind