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What does Bible say about caring
for the environment
4 Biblical Reasons to Care for
the Environment . . .
Is Creation Important to God?
Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens
and the earth.
John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word (Jesus) . . .
He was with God in the beginning. Through him all
things were made; without him nothing was made that
has been made.
Psalm 24: The earth is the lords and everything in it, the
world and all who live in it
How Important is Creation to God?
Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn
over all creation. . . . all things were created by him and for him. He
is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Job 38&39: "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation?. . .
5Who marked off its dimensions? . . . I said, . . .‘here is where your
proud waves halt'? 12"Have you ever given orders to the morning,
or shown the dawn its place . . . 25Who cuts a channel for the
torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm, 26to water a land
where no man lives, a desert with no one in it, 27to satisfy a
desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass? . . . 35Do you
send the lightning bolts on their way? . . . 41Who provides food for
the raven when its young cry out?
Psalm 65: You care for the land and water it, You enrich it
Is our well being connected to the
Genesis: We’re created from dust; share
animals food; created on the same day; have
the same breath of life as animals;
Gen 1:26-28 We are stewards
Gen 2:15: God put man in the garden to serve,
protect and nurture it.
Hosea 4:1-3 The land mourns and all who live
in it waste away.
Loving our neighbours . . .
Mark 12: 30: Love the Lord your God with
all your heart, and with all your soul, and
with all your mind, and with all your
strength and love your neighbour as
What does this mean in todays globally connected world? What
does it mean in the context of climate change and environmental
Implications for our future
Rev 21:1: Then I saw a new (renewed)
heaven and a new (renewed) earth
Romans 8:19-21: creation waits with
eager longing . . . in hope that the it will
be liberated from its bondage to decay
and brought into glorious freedom
What can we do?
Pray/ repent!
Live simply/ sustainably
Share our story/ Advocacy
Low carbon development
Climate Change Adaptation
Environmental Audit