Broken Beginnings

Beauty is most obvious when contrasted by brokenness. That’s the meaning of “perfectly fractured.” The world as it was created to be changed in Genesis 3. When Adam and Eve introduced sin into the world everything broke. The ability to work without frustration, harmonious marital intimacy, and an unhindered relationship with God.

However, God is also sovereign. He is in complete control of human history. He wasn’t caught by surprise. He knew sin was coming and He had a plan in place. After they sinned, He declared what theologians call the protoevangelium (literally “first gospel”). God tells the serpent who tempted Eve, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel” Genesis 3:15 ESV (emphasis mine). It’s just a hint, but it foreshadows the coming of Jesus. He was going to come, he would be hurt, but he would destroy the serpent. Eventually, he would make all things new (Revelation 21:5).

In the meantime, things are still fractured. The current effects of that fracture are multifaceted: nothing works right, children go hungry, people get hurt and much more. The world looks bleak.

Restoration

We can have hope in the world’s broken state, because the Bible promises that Jesus will restore all things. That leads me to the goal of this site. Because of sin, our views of God are now fractured. Cynics think God is too harsh and unfair. Fundamentalists think we need to follow man-made rules to please him. There are countless false views of God in-between.

I want to use this site to address many of these false views with the Bible. We can wade through the brokenness of sin and wrong views of God by exposure to the truth. So come on a journey with me. We’ll take a look at culture and worldviews that you see everyday. By exposing it to the gospel, we can see it restored. Through restoration, we can see our fractures perfected.

Heck, maybe I should just let these guys say it:

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3 responses to “Broken Beginnings

  1. Seth M. Griffin

    He gives beauty to the ashes! I love your post, your family, and your heart on fire for God and His son, Jesus!

  2. Pingback: Pardon me, your Imago Dei is showing « perfectlyfractured

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