Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How Should a Christian Respond to Earth Day?

Today is Earth Day! A tree huggers holiday. How do we as believers respond to this annual tradition. Do we ignore it as a pagan holiday for earth worshipers or do we take the opportunity to share how the earth was created by an all loving God?

In the latest edition of the The Christian Index, Jonathan Merritt, a Baptist seminary student, confronts this issue. He is the author of A Southern Baptist Declaration on the Environment and Climate Change and he presents a compelling argument of our (Christians) responsibility to be good stewards of the Creation God has given to us. I urge you to read the declaration and the articles in The Christian Index and make up your own mind.

I'm not an environmental alarmist, but I do know that God has given us a beautiful place to live and it is my responsibility to care for it. I'm reminded of the parable of the talents and that God has given us a great responsibility. How will you answer when He asks how well you took care of it?

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