Green Christians is a relatively new term. However, how “new” is the concept? Um…well…It’s NOT new. God’s Word tells us what He thinks about the planet and it is clear what He wants us to do with His planet.
Our God is well balanced. This is made very clear simply by looking at His Creation. The way the earth sits just right. The way the Eco system is just right. The way the moon sets the tides. The list could go on for a very long time. Our God IS balance. Everything about Him shows balance and excellence.
How could we ever think He would not want us to be green?
How could we ever think He would not want us to take care of what He placed in our hands?
How could we ever think it is OK to destroy what he gave us to enjoy?
I cannot think that way. Only uneducated and poorly studied individuals can possibly think that way. The Living God I serve is green and He wants us to be good stewards with all that He blesses us with…including HIS planet!
Do we think that EVERY issue brought up by the environmental community is factual? NO. That is where personal convictions and common sense must occur.
Is Green Biblical?
This is easy! YES! Green IS Biblical! If you do not believe me keep reading…or study the Word for yourself…
What does the Bible have to say about taking care of the Environment?
First, you must understand that everything God created is His. He created mankind and He created the earth and universe. He created it all in perfect balance.
If you have ever read or studied what happens when an ecosystem is throw off kilter then you know just how delicate that balance is. That information alone should be enough to make any Christian aware of our responsibility to the environment.
Isa. 24:5-6: “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.”
This is a profound prophetic Scripture. This shows us very clearly that we have the power through our ignorance and lack of care to destroy something beautiful that the Lord Created for us to enjoy!
Why going green is Biblical and should be a part of every Christian’s life
* We are part earth. God made us from the dust of the earth. We are part earth. (Gen. 2:7, 3:19)
* We are joint heirs with Jesus Christ. He is the first in all Creation and was there in the beginning. (Col. 1:15-20; Jn. 1:1-3; Heb. 1:2-3; I Cor. 8:6b; Eph. 1:10)
* The earth declares the glory of God. Why would we want to take away from God being glorified? (Ps. 19:1-4, 96:1, 11-12; Rom. 1: 20-23; Rev. 4:11)
* He told us to take care of it. (Gen 1:28, 9:1)
* God Created it and we are His children. Would you like it if your children destroyed your house or something you took the time to carefully make just for them? (Gen 1, 2:1-4; Ps. 104; Job 38-41; Isa. 40:12, 26, 42:5-7)
* It belongs to God. We are but caretakers. He is the one who owns the deed. (Col. 1:16b; Heb. 1:2; I Cor. 10:26; Ps. 24:1; Lev. 25:23; Deut. 10:14; I Chron. 29:11-12; Neh. 9:6; Isa. 66:1-2)
* God cared and so should we. When God told Noah to build the ark to save himself and his family, He cared about the earth dwelling creatures as well. Shouldn’t we? (Gen. 6:19-21)
* Creation shows His existence. It is proof of Who is is. (Rom 1:19-20)
I am certain that if I continued my study into this topic, I would find many more reasons that Christian’s should be green. We are responsible even more than non believers. We are God’s children and we are the ones that He left in charge!
In closing, do I think that EVERY issue brought up by the environmental community is factual? NO. That is where personal convictions and common sense must occur.
Pray. Investigate. Use your judgment.
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