Christians and Environmentalism | C&E
7 June, 2012 § Leave a comment
I am a God fearing Christian who believes that some day soon Jesus Christ the Messiah is going to come back and judge the earth in righteousness. The world will be destroyed in fire and brimstone and a new Heaven and a new Earth will be formed. I also believe that as a human being I bear the responsibility along with the rest of mankind to tend God’s other creations as we have been commanded to in Genesis 1:26
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” (NIV)
Ruling over the other creations involves doing everything in our power to make sure that they are in an environment in which they can thrive and continue to glorify God. I believe that a wholesome balance of earnest expectation and responsibility are in order for the life of the professing Christian. On one hand, we must sincerely expect Jesus to return at any moment, and on the other we must be found in active obedience to His Word.
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-Daniel L. Bacon