Monday, January 03, 2011

For evangelical readers - relevance of climate change and climate action

People of faith generally give at least lip service to the concept of "good stewardship", but for some, that doesn't seem to translate to practice - for them, when push comes to shove, all other religious and lay imperatives seem to crowd that one out.

There's even a movement afoot to spread this view, to demonize the earth-concerned as "green dragons".

But the demonizers and the wider evangelical community might do well to revisit Revelation 11:18 -
"...You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign. And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth."
Also see John Cook's Why I care about climate change ("I'm a Christian and find myself strongly challenged by passages in the Bible like Amos 5 and Matthew 25. I believe in a God who has a heart for the poor and expects Christians to feel the same way...")

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