Work, the curse, and common grace

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November 10, 2011
Acton Institute
by Jordan Ballor  
Posted in Commentary

"While God creates 'out of nothing' (ex nihilo) and then orders and arranges it, we create in a creaturely way, dependent on God’s primary acts of creation. All this is true about the human person, and it is good that it is so. But ever since the fall into sin work has been bittersweet. This negative aspect of work is communicated to us in the biblical narrative in the form of a curse." (11/09/11)  

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