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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Genesis 11:6-7

"The LORD said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.  Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."

It seems God had made us too well. He made us too perfectly so that when we worked together (like at the tower of Babel) nothing was impossible for us. Imagine what man would be capable of if we were not so limited by cultural barriers?

However, collective omnipotence (defined as the ability to do anything you set out to do) is not something that fallen man can handle.  God has formed us and set us a little below God himself, made in his image.  Whereas God is bound by his very nature (Good, loving, just, righteous, etc.), we have proven ourselves not bound to it.  Some of us serve one master, the Serpent, and those who are redeemed serve the Risen Lord.

Indeed, we were banished from the garden for the same reason:  that we might not become more powerful and more like God by eating from the tree of life. If we became gods, we would not need God or worship God, which indeed is the entire point of our creation.  So God is using the very thing he used to drive us apart so that together we might rely on God to do the impossible and change this world for good.

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