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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Thursday, 27 July 2006

An image of gnosticism


This picture illustrates the gnostic need to get out of the 'natural' and into the 'supernatural'.

3 comments:

Gideon Strauss said...

Great picture! It will find its way into a PowerPoint slide of mine, I'm pretty sure.

Daniel Silliman said...

Wrong time frame, actually. It represents the scientific break away from the divinely ordered universe and the way that left us feeling confused.

Never seen if colored before.

Arthur Kay said...

I think it's a great picture of being born again (to see the Kingdom of God you must be born from above). What's it called and who is the artist? The artist seems to have had Ezekiel 1 in mind (compare Revelation 4). In the heaven where the angels live are wheels within wheels, rainbows etc. Our earthly heaven (firmament - Genesis 1) has images of the things in the original heaven (winged creatures, rainbows, lightning, stars etc.), and, if we haven't been born from above, all that we see and trust is on this earth "under the sun" (Ecclesiastes).