Saturday, March 24, 2007

Natural Law of Reproduction

In Genesis 11:11,12 God gives us a bit of natural law.

Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Natural Law states that everything brings forth fruit after its kind. Evolution aside, this principle applies to all of our lives. Here is where I am going. The purpose of an apple tree is to produce, not apples, but other apple trees. Fruit happens along the way, but that fruit must translate into other trees. The same can be said of the human race, grass, herbs, animals, etc.

As believers we are commanded by God to bear fruit, according to this law, the purpose of Christians is to bring forth after our kind. Therefore Christians should make more Christians. The purpose of discipleship is not smart disciples, but new disciplers. The purpose of churches is to start more churches. each according to its kind. ... And God saw that it was good.