Requirements of the Cultural Mandate

What does the cultural mandate require of humanity?

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When God created humanity — we go back to Genesis chapter 1 — and God created us in his image, male and female in his image, and said be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. And it's not just before sin enters in — that happened before sin entered in in chapter 3 of Genesis — but even after he destroys the earth with the flood and Noah and his wife and the sons and their wives, they all get out of the ark, and he once again says be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. God's given us this earth for our good and for his glory.

Answer by Dr. Rick Boyd

Dr. Rick Boyd is Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Wesley Biblical Seminary. Dr. Boyd received his Ph.D. in New Testament from London School of Theology. 

He has participated in various regional and national meetings as part of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies.