A Follow Up to my Post on Altruism

Friends,

I’m nearly finished with Piper’s book Don’t Waste Your Life, which is, sadly, what evolutionists and atheists do. Anyhow, here’s what Piper had to say about this subject of altruism:

No beaver or bee or hummingbird or ant consciously relies on God. No beaver ponders the divine pattern of order and beauty and makes a moral choice to pursue excellence because God is excellent. No beaver ever pondered the preciousness and purpose of God and decided for God’s sake to make a dam for another beaver and not for himself. But humans have all these potentials, because we are created in the God’s image. We are created to image forth God in these ways. When God commissions us to subdue the earth–to shape it and use it–he doesn’t mean do it like a beaver. He means do it like a human, a morally self-conscious person who is responsible to do his work intentionally for the glory of his Maker. (140)

I hope you have a nice day, wherever you are, and wherever the Lord moves you today. Be Blessed and a Blessing.

jerry

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