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Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created……

There has been one creative act.  Only one.  The eternal God spoke into existence time, space and matter.  He formed matter in various classifications, placed the creation in space and measured it with time.  Since then there has been no creative act.

Man does not create.  Man simply refashions what is already in existence.  From a wooden pencil to a microchip to baked goods:  it is all a refashioning of what already exists. Man uses the physical law’s that God created and the materials that God created to bring about a vast array of stuff.

Unfortunately, sin has tainted the human race and the things it produces.

Bertjan Pot

Bertjan Pot

This is contemporary art, and there are many such examples that could be used.  There is  no beauty or hope.  It is dark.  It demeans the individual and by extension, the individual’s creator.

But it does portray an accurate picture of the un-regenerate man: spiritually marred by sin and in a hopeless state.

And that is the problem with much of contemporary art; it offers no hope to a lost and dying world.  It reinforces a truth the artist knows intellectually and by experience:  Mankind has a serious problem.

But there is hope.  There is a God and He is real.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten son…”

 

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