This has caused Christians to turn to the bible for answers to their environmental questions. In Genesis 1:29-30, God gave it all to Adam and commanded him to rule over and be served by His creation. God delighted in His creation He commissioned us to serve as stewards of and enjoy the earth. In Psalms 8:3-8 He held mankind in an exalted place giving us all of creation and commanding us as caretakers. In Deuteronomy 22:6-7 God commands us to tend to creation so it can be preserved and regenerated.
They were written during the foundational period of the Franciscan order. The Admonitions are instructions created to emphasize important virtues such as obedience, poverty, and humility. In “Perfect and Imperfect Obedience” Francis speaks of the Lord’s Gospel “Every one of you who does not renounce all that he posses cannot be my disciple… He who would save his life will lose it” . In doing so, Francis is explaining that true obedience is not to one’s self, but, to God as well as one’s neighbor. True obedience is also shown through the sacrifice of themselves for their beliefs.
Religion, Poverty and Wealth All Christians believe that the world and everything in it have been created by God. They believe that the world is holy, special, divine, worthy of respect and honour. 'The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.' Psalm 24:1-2 Because 'the earth is the Lord's', Christians believe they are stewards or caretakers. They should be committed to the proper management of the world and its resources.
To sum up, Greenpeace is not taking a wrong position on environmental issues. They just take a post on telling us what are wrong on nuclear power, food production. They point out some bad effects that we may not notices or concerns, which will be harmful to us in long term. Greenpeace helps our society, our world enhance the awareness on those environmental issues. Although these advices may not sound to everyone, it is very important for our future, for next generation!
Even allowing a common complaint of environmental activists is that Stewardship means that the earth was made exclusively because of human beings - that having dominion upper nature is the same as having the power and directly of domination. Christians consequently share a close relationship by means of the whole of aspects of creation, since in relation to the environment, its unbroken humanity, not unbroken nature, that's seen to be the problem. Stewardship in simple terms means to manage someone else’s property. Christians proclaims that everything belong to God, so as Christians, we need to have the attitude that our belongings are his belongings. As stewards, we have the responsibility of being in charge of the earth.
The Natural World Genesis 1:1 tells us that the world was created by God. Genesis 1:26-28 tells us we are given dominion over God’s creations including the Earth and the animals. It is important to remember that this world we live in is his creation and we must care for it in a manner that reflects upon God. In Romans 1:20 Paul tells us the world was not created to be wicked but to reveal and represent the Creator. This is called general revelation (Weider & Gutierrez, 2013).
Luke’s Gospel greatly emphasizes the social justice aspect of Christian living. Throughout the third book in the New Testament, the story and history of Jesus Christ is written, and Luke preserves the many sayings of Jesus warning that those with material possessions have a responsibility to the poor and disadvantaged. Luke’s portrayal of the social conscience of Jesus also provides accounts of the injustices that Jesus challenged, which the Catholic Church’s teachings stem from. Catholics who conduct acts of social justice do not discriminate against those who are ‘different.’ They aim to challenge the structural nature of poverty, by helping people, regardless of race, political beliefs, gender or religion. Caritas Australia - the Catholic agency for international aid and development – are an example of good Catholics who are committed to delivering aid and development to the underprivileged.
Introduction/Thesis All people have a worldview that is based on personal beliefs forming their reality and what they feel is meaningful in life. I am a Christian of faith that has a biblical worldview, which is based on the word of God. The Book of Romans 1-8 provides the word of God and answers for how Christians can live a righteous life for our savior Jesus Christ. The Natural World A biblical worldview of the natural world is found with God’s creation. In the book of Romans, God’s divine nature and creation of the universe is revealed.
Humans can think, feel, and reason which differentiate them from the rest of God’s creation. The ability to reason enables human beings to think and reflect on their own nature and the nature of God. The bible teaches us that God created man in his image and likeness. In the beginning of creation human nature was perfect because we were created by God. Genesis 1:31 describes Human beings were created very good by a loving God”.
Teachings of the Bible and the Christian Church About Human Responsibility for the World The Bible contains many teachings about our human responsibility towards the created world. It talks about the start of creation in Genesis. Here it is made clear that human beings are made in the image of God so that they can continue his good work. At the outset they are given power over the rest of creation and now if all humans work together to make the world a better place they will be more powerful so it will happen, but even if just a few people are not willing to help then all will fall apart (see poster). The other implication here is that the power comes with responsibility.