Perhaps the bolder claim of the doctrine of creation is that we were created to participate in the glorifying activity for eternity. Genesis pictures death as an enemy precisely because it cuts short what was meant to be never ending. Solomon teaches that eternity has been placed on the human heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11). In studying, learning, searching out those things concealed by God, and being exposed to fields of never ending discovery and development, the desire for eternity is awakened in the human heart. Mathematics, in particular, seems to endear one to the hope of eternity not only because of its study of the infinite, but also because of the way in which a few observations can quickly develop into a new field that would require eternity to exhaust.
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Heaven is a school; its field of study, the universe; its teacher, the Infinite One. A branch of this school was established in Eden; and, the plan of redemption accomplished, education will again be taken up in the Eden school.