June 6, 2012 by Jason Hood
I’ve written elsewhere on Greg Beale’s work on “becoming what we worship.” I recently came across a precursor that nicely sums up Beale and goes beyond him to include some macro-analysis as well. It was written before I was born.
The author, Bob Goudzwaard, offers “three basic biblical rules”: (1) “every man is serving god(s) in his own life”; (2) “every man is transformed into an image of his god”; (3) “mankind creates and forms a structure of society in its own image.”
“In the development of human civilization, man forms, creates and changes the structure of his society, and in so doing he portrays in his work the intention of his own heart. He gives to the structure of that society something of his own image and likeness. In it he betrays something of his own lifestyle, of his own god.”
Bob Goudzwaard, Aid for the Overdeveloped West, 15
(cited by Goheen and Bartholomew, Living at the Crossroads, 49-50)