Posted by: the warrioress | September 23, 2012

God & The Environment

“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.”
Psalms 24:1

And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.  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.” – Revelation 11: 17-18

A view of Earth's troposphere from an airplane.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, “When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a sabbath to the LORD. Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruit; but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the LORD. You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard. What grows of its own accord of your harvest you shall not reap, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine, for it is a year of rest for the land.” 

Raping the land

They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. – Isaiah 11:9

Gulf Oil Spill, 2010 (Dead Sperm Whale)

How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number – living things both large and small. -Psalms 104:24

Deforestation

As for you, my flock… Is it not enough for you to feed on good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet? -Ezekiel 34:17-18

Sport hunting

Sport Hunting

You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. – James 5:5

drought in the midwest due to global warming

Drought in the midwest due to global warming

 How long will the land lie parched and the grass in every field be withered? Because those who live in it are wicked, the animals and birds have perished. Moreover, the people are saying, “He will not see what happens to us.” – Jerimiah 12:4

 “A righteous man regards the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel” – Proverbs 12:10

Adam & Eve with God & other animals

Adam & Eve with God & other earthly animals

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. – Job 12:7-10

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God has instructed us to be faithful stewards of His creation. So why do we support those who want to destroy and pillage the planet? Why do we allow the earth to be raped and brutalized due to greed? The bible is clear about the position we should take when it comes to His creation. God created the beauty around us and it was good; so what are we doing to it? Why are we going along with those who hurt what we should value and be good stewards over?

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