What is the Biblical justification for caring for the environment? Seedbed, a ministry resource of Asbury Theological Seminary, invited Old Testament scholar Sandra Richter of Wheaton College to answer this question. She walks through scripture sharing how the mandate to care for creation is Biblically motivated.
Theology & Bible
In their 2018 book, Creation Care, father and son team Douglas and Jonathan Moo invite readers to engage scripture through the lens of God’s purposes and love for the natural world. The book follows the contours of the bibilical story demonstrating that God’s compassion for creation is woven throughout all of scripture.
God, the Creator, knows how the natural world works. God knows that stillness is not possible for living things, or even for the most basic constituents of matter. So what does it mean when Psalm 46 instructs us “Be still and know that I am God!”?
Our own Greg Cootsona engages science in this sermon based on Genesis 1:26-31 and Romans 1:19-20. When we confess that God has created this world very good, we as Christians appreciate God’s creation and its beauty—and thus the insights of scientists in our midst.
I know this week is about the science of Easter and resurrection, but it seemed to me that we need to be honest about our life in a COVID-19 world. Because only then can we truly feel the miracle of God’s redemption.