... The questions continue; why is man so valuable to God if sin has totally separated him from God? Has sin really created such a separation? Why didn't God just forget about man since man proved to be so wicked and incapable of choosing God?
If the Bible be truth; at least God's truth then we must also consider this: Is the power of sin greater than God's own image? Certainly not!!! Sin has no power to obliterate the image of God in man. Though man, through sin, experienced proximal separation from God, there remained a connection between Him and His image in man (relational connectedness) that compelled God's love into pursuit of mankind (Salvation). Christians, therefore, in order to appropriate the worth of every human being who even believe differently, must see others as God sees them. When He looks at the "sinner" He sees his reflection.
Furthermore, I find that my faith has become more resolute and resilient as I began to engage my mind and question my faith. In so doing I came across the remarkable realisation that reason is not antithetic to faith. My faith in God is not a grabbing after straw; it is not a blind following, neither is it a mystical apprehension of reality through human experience and intuition.