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Chapter One
In Chp 1 - May 20-26
Haley Schild
Jun 02, 2019
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What's Meant by Meaning
In Chp 1 - May 20-26
Haley Schild
Jun 01, 2019
Inquisitive, Abe! Responding to your first question of if multiplication is really the core of the calling & meaning of our lives, I would say yes-contingent upon the right definition of multiplication. You could maybe even reword it to say glorifying God is the core of our lives and multiplication is the avenue by which to do it. We already saw the Genesis command to be fruitful & multiply, fill the earth, etc., but I think some context helps us define what that entails. That command was given pre-fall, so naturally any multiplication (physically here) would be glorifying to God. Because that's the point of multiplication--increasing the praise, worship, and glory of God. Before the fall, an explanation of multiplying didn't have to explicitly say to glorify God because they couldn't imagine not glorifying Him in that. Now for us today, I think when we say multiplication is the core, we have to state what exactly is being multiplied. If we're merely looking to increase the number of people who can recite doctrine or claim to know Christ, then that's probably not quite the right definition. We also shouldn't see it merely as physically reproducing via children (though this is a wonderful gift & way to multiply!). Saying multiplication is the "core" should mean multiplying the glory given to God by multiplying those that truly worship Him or by increasing the knowledge of Him in those who believe. In this light, I see multiplication in all of Scripture. There's plenty more here, but I'll let other people add!
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