RE: Re: Drawing Lines

Vandergraaf, Chuck (
Sat, 13 Jun 1998 17:16:41 -0400

John writes: "... I believe it is an important topic which like
the misinterpretation of God's "good" with "perfection" has not been
adequately addressed and is leading some into silly views of the
> pre-sin cosmos."
At a recent conference for Christian environmentalists I
attended, Calvin DeWitt (UWisconsin and Au Sable Institute) commented
that "what God created was good, not "goody."" (I hope I quoted him
correctly). This is in line with John's statement and Calvin meant that
a "good" creation should not be equated with a creation-without-death.
In other words, the behaviour in the animal kingdom before the fall may
not have been very much different from that today, i.e. survival of the

Chuck Vandergraaf