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November 02, 2015

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I've heard Christians reject Global Warming by quoting “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22).

They believe this insures that Global Warming is a myth. But they fail to see that part of God's preservation of the earth includes the actions now being taken to protect it. If anything, Genesis says the attempts to end our destruction of the earth will prevail.

Tim alludes to this toward the end of his post, but what most individual's fail to realize is that we (people) are part of the creation. One could argue that people are the cherry on top of creation, and therefore, creation care should start with people.

The implication of this is that things like nutrition, sleep, and physical activity are important factors in the creation care mandate. So the questions become not just do I recycle, but do I bicycle? Not just do I waste food, but do I eat the kind of food that won't expand my waist?

Abraham Kuyper, famously borrowed by C.S. Lewis, stated that there is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan. This includes how we treat out own bodies as well as our attitudes and treatment of others bodies' as well.

So perhaps discussions regarding creation care or stewardship should start ourselves and others and then extend to oil, garbage, water, etc.

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