"Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule" (Gen 1:28)
We have heard these words so often that we no longer feel their breathtaking force. God commanded two people, a man and a woman, to be king and queen of the whole creation and to produce a worldwide race of kings of queens to rule the creation. They and their children were to learn more and more about God's good creation, to discover ever new uses of the things God had made, to bring the world more and more completely into service to God and man. Over time, they were to build from the raw materials of creation a glorious temple-city on earth as a replica and image of the heavenly city of God.
The Kingdom and The Power: rediscovering the Centrality of the Church, p25.Peter Leithart, (P&R 1993)