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Christians and responsibility with God ‘s creation. KHANG HUYNH. What did we do with our house ?.

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What did we do with our house ?

  • Throughout human history, some have looked after their environment with great care making sure that they could pass their land on to their children and grandchildren in even better shape than they received it. Others have exploited their environment for their own ends without thinking of the future consequences, or have been polluters of the air, the land or the seas doing damage which in some cases has been irreversible. We are only too aware in the developed nations of the world of the spoil heaps and contaminated land and rivers which remain a legacy of the industrial revolution.

During recent decades large efforts have been made with considerable success to reduce pollution especially that of air and water which occurs on a relatively local scale. However, with large increases in human population and in the scale of human activities, we are now faced with environmental degradation on an enormous scale and with pollution that is global in its extent.

  • Problems of the global environment are firmly on the agenda of politicians, many industries and of people all over the world. Environmental problems are, however, not the only problems of global extent facing the world. There are many others: poverty, the availability and use of resources, security and population growth. All in their turn influence the environment; they all need to be taken together. Christians and the church need to be addressing them all, not shying away from them because of their difficulty.

God created the earth

  • “Isaiah 43:19-21: Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild beasts will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise.”
  • Colossians 1:16-17 - For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
  • Nehemiah 9:6 - You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

…and he wants us to take care of his creation

  • “Isaiah 24:4-6 - The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers, the exalted of the earth languish. The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth's inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left. “
  • “Revelation 11:18 - The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great — and for destroying those who destroy the earth. “

What we should do ?

  •  Christians must realize that the earth "is not the private property of any group. We care for creation because God has created it and God has delegated this responsibility to us."
  • So in summary, should Christians care about Earth Day? Let’s look at the Cross. While we know biblically that Jesus could bear the crucifixion because He could see His future glory; that is, the faces of each of us who He knew would accept Him, it also could be viewed in a more complete way. It could also be said—and I like to believe—that He saw our faces individually and collectively (because God can do that) AND He saw beyond us to the background—the background of His creation that God reconciled to Christ by His blood shed on the Cross.
  • In light of this, yes, Christians should care about Earth Day, but they should care every day. What Christians SHOULD NOT DO IS CELEBRATE Earth Day. What we celebrate is our Creator for the gloriousness that surrounds us and to accept with joy and celebration the awesome responsibility of His stewardship mandate.

Let ‘s take care of the creation that God give us, that is the way we belong to him

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