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If left unchecked global warming will cause global economic loss, widespread suffering and death, particularly among the poor and marginalised who are least able to cope with rapid change. Our response is a test both of our obedience to our creator and of our commitment to care for our neighbour.
Introduction If the earth will one day, maybe quite soon, be burnt to a frazzle, is it appropriate to put resources into long-term environmental policies?
Environmental issues have become prominent in public discourse. Over the last century, Christians have been lukewarm about addressing environmental matters.
This was not always the case: Maybe some have considered that it is secondary to more important matters of evangelism.
Some Christians have felt a need to distance themselves from the Green agenda, because they considered it had overtones of pagan nature-worship or of New Age spirituality.
As a result, throughout the late twentieth century the environmental flag was flown by the largely secular Green movement. Yet from a scriptural perspective, Christians should have been leading the environmental agenda. The creation ethic The biblical narrative proclaims that God existed before the universe did, and is separate from it.
He was not beholden to anyone or anything, and the entire natural order is, and remains, his possession. The first verse of the Bible makes this clear: God gloried in his creation, and his creation in turn reflected something of his character.
God created a world that is good and beautiful independently of our presence in it. The sun, moon, stars, waters, mountains, hills, weather, vegetation, animals, birds and sea creatures all praise the Lord, says Psalm This material world is one which God sustains all the time.
Without him it would fall apart into chaos. Although humans are part of the created order, the Bible asserts that there is something special about us: At the beginning of human history, God gave humans the command to rule over and to take care of both the living and non-living creation.
Living in a fallen world If the relationship between humans and God had remained as it was in the Garden of Eden, life would have been a lot more straightforward. Humans rebelled against their creator. The consequences of this sinfulness were made clear by God: Yet the earth is still innately fruitful, even though it labours under the dissonance of human sinfulness.
The orderliness of the created order and our God-given ability to understand it and to make use of it through science and technology ought to allow us to work for the good of all. And God mandates us to do so. There is sufficient food in the world to feed everyone, yet we allow food mountains to grow in one part of the world while people starve in another.
People in one country die for lack of common medicines while medical resources are poured into needless cosmetic surgery in another.
Abuse of the natural environment is a consequence of human sinfulness. New heavens and new earth But in his mercy, God has not left us stuck for ever in a world that is out of kilter.
God himself became incarnate as the man Jesus, and by his crucifixion at the hands of humans he took upon himself the punishment that justice demanded as a result of our rebellion against the creator God.
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