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Faith, Art, Dominion, and The Image of God

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God is God, Ruler and Master of everything. Not just Sundays and choir meetings!

For some reason, within many Christian sub-cultures, the arts are seen as extra, unnecessary, a waste of time, and for people who really aren’t sold out for God. As an example, what sounds like a better use of time: listening to a sermon online, or painting a picture? singing a hymn, or planting a garden? becoming a pastor, or an architect? I would like to argue that nothing I just listed is inherently more spiritual or pleasing to God than the other. Why do I claim this?

First, what was man’s original purpose given by God in the garden?

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.””

(Gen 1:26 HCSB)

“The LORD God took the man and placed him in…

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