In the wake of the catastrophe of the Fall the early chapters of Genesis depict the spiral of mankind towards utter destruction, a descent that nothing could stop, not even the Flood. And so God engaged in the most important conversation in human history and gave a promise that would change mankind’s destiny, I will make…
The beauty and hope of the creation is followed immediately by the tragedy of the event that the Church has come to call, simply, the Fall.
The story of the Bible begins with its creation, an account that doesn’t simply tell us that the world we live in was made, it also makes it clear that, in the very way God created – he invested our world with meaning and with expectation.
The sixth article of the Apostles’ Creed confesses our belief that Jesus was taken up, bodily, into heaven. After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. Acts 1:9