Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 6

Part 6 “Multiply and Fill the Earth: The Extraordinary Sense” If the only way to obey the “Creation Mandate” to “multiply and fill the earth” is to marry, and then to have children, there would be several categories of disciples that would be unable to practically obey it. Children are not emotionally or sexually mature, … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 6

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 5

Part 5 “Multiply and Fill the Earth: The Ordinary Sense” Once someone crosses the thresh-hold of adulthood as a generous, self-sacrificial, and stable person, the ordinary means of multiplying and filling the earth is first marriage and then children. I am not going to say much about the order now as it will be elaborated … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 5

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 4

Part 4 “Fruitfulness Must Precede Multiplying and Filling the Earth” Being fruitful in life must precede multiplying and filling the earth, as marriage and child rearing are the ordinary fulfillment of this creation mandate. They both require personal generosity, faithfulness, and stability in order to be a nourishing and meaningful part of life. Marriage has fallen … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 4

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 2

Part 2 “Dominion: The Purpose for the Creation Mandates” What makes man different from all the animals? Why don’t dogs wrestle with the meaning of life? Why don’t animals develop justice systems, or debate morality, or develop language for that matter? Why don’t they develop systems of governance, or thoughtfully improve the world around them? … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 2

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 1

Part 1 “Introduction to the Creation Mandates” Christianity has several words that begin with the prefix, “re”. Regeneration and Redemption being two of the more important ones. Regeneration etymologically means basically “to bring life again.” Redemption of course, thinking back (if you are old enough) to the time when grocery stores used to “purchase back” … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 1