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.
In Deuteronomy 22:6-7 God commands us to tend to creation so it can be preserved and regenerated. There is a new sense of urgency and cohesion to unite Christians to be more mindful of our impact on the environment. Many individual religions do not make the environment as a focal point of God’s creation, they focus on mankind. However there are gatherings of like-minded people who have... ... middle of paper ... ...se to God for all of creation that He has put before us as consumers and caretakers. It is the Lord that created the earth for us all to live in while we are in physical form.
Some may ask questions about who he is or what’s he does, some may just say his name when they pray or use his name in vain. Secondly, I will talk about creation. As a Christian I believe that god created this world and all living things. Genesis 1:1 in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Once god said let there be light there was light.
This approach is called Dualistic Christianity. The other outlook states that everything is being restored and that God is indeed at work here in our world, culture and life to bring about a vision of “Eden” on the earth now. In this view, earth isn’t something to escape, it’s something to be involved in and bring about the reality of heaven in the here and now. This is called Wholistic Christianity. The key to understanding the Christian story lies in viewing the Biblical narrative in its “cosmic-ness.” We need to see just what original Creation consisted of in order to understand the Fall and Redemption properly.
The father designed and created the universe, the son showed how mankind would be redeemed and the Holy Spirit sees to it that every person feels a call toward God's saving grace. As part of the Holy Trinity, the Father plays an integral part as he is seen to be the creator of the universe. As a way of adherents who act on their baptismal commitment and interact with the divine can be seen through the development of global concern for ecology. There are however different adher... ... middle of paper ... ... that statistical evidence will argue that not all Christians are actively living out their faith in contemporary world. For example the Australia Census Data of 2011 indicates there was a decrease in people practising Catholism.
It can protect life on earth or harm it, but we have the power to influence ozone 's impact by the way we live.” ("Good Up High Bad Nearby - What Is Ozone?) This quote carries a very good point at the end of it. “The way we live.” Most Christians assume that if they are living for God and doing what the Bible says they are doing well in the eyes of God. That is true, Christians are called to a life of worship and service to God. The idea is that Christians do not recognize that there is a problem with the way they are living their lives that affects the planet.
God formed mankind in his image so that we can have some if his characteristics, Christians need to apply these characteristics in their daily life. Living the Christian lifestyle can reason and think the way God would want. We need to look at our own actions and say to ourselves “Was that good” or “Was that bad” (Miller,
“The story of the Bible unfolds in four acts: creation, fall, redemption, and restoration.”(Diffey 2014). The bible starts with God as the creator of the earth, how humanity developed from the original sin, the birth and life of Jesus, the death of Jesus that led to restoration of mankind with God, this leads to humanity analyzing the bible, which then leads to personal reflection on belief. Someone who wants to become a Christian will need to follow what is told in 1 John 5. This verse tells that someone who wants to be a Christian needs to accept the testimony of God by believing in the Son of God and that man will have eternal life. The person will then need to repent for their sins and be baptized as Jesus was.
Jesus came down to Earth from heaven even though he did not have to and died for every single person’s sins. The Gospel deepens our Christian faith and life in numerous ways. The Gospel offers instruction on how to live righteously, guides us to who we are destined to be, gives us teaching on how we can share Christ with others, and teaches us to pray and grow our relationship with Christ. In NT Wrights explanation of what is the Gospel, he explains that the world and culture is constantly changing. He is saying in order to understand the truths of the world; we must personally go seek for them.
As Christians we are the modern day new testament of a vessel that carries and contains the spirit of God in us. Christians are Gods Ark. Therefore Christians need to spread Gods will over the Earth. ‘Jesus isn’t sitting back at ease, unconcerned about the state of o... ... middle of paper ... ... eternal life,’ As Christians our role in people’s lives should be to live as an example and to help others live to their lives to the highest standard for God. By recommending changes people can make to their lives, but by gently doing to, Christians can remain a shining light, but also a helpful one too.