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All religions and worldviews have a doctrine of life. The biblical understanding of abundant life is one that encompasses much more than non-death, but extends to the spiritual, social, and all other realms.
Before the advance of Christianity, chronic or severe illness was viewed with suspicion and many people shared the experience of the woman in the Gospel account. The church acted as a surrogate family, which cared for both its own members and those outside
Man’s relationship with God determines the course of all the rest of creation. Because we have exercised dominion in a sinful way, creation groans under the curse of sin. In the kingdom of God, man is restored to his proper dominion mandate.
The reality and power of the God and gospel proclaimed by Calvin and others at the Reformation shook the nations and steadily transformed Western civilization.
When we speak of dominion we are dealing with a basic fact of human experience. Human beings will inescapably exercise dominion, the question is whether we practice it in a godly or idolatrous way.
The Fall into sin consists in a radical corruption at the root of our entire being that necessitates new birth – entailing an equally radical restoration and renewal of all life.