Friday, January 20, 2012

Fifteen reasons to love the Earth

A great article from Byron Smith's wonderful blog, Nothing New Under The Sun. I try not to repost too often but this is too good to miss.

Why Christians take the extra-human creation seriously:

1. God declares all things good; he made them and blessed them. Even before the arrival of humanity, God declared his handiwork "good" and blessed it (Genesis 1).

2. God sustains and cares for all life, not just human life. Psalm 104 and Job 38-41 celebrate the created order in its bounty, complexity and divine providence outside of reference to human affairs. In Matthew 10.29 and Luke 12.6 Jesus teaches that not even a single sparrow escapes the caring notice of God. Why should we disparage or dismiss that which God cares for?

For thirteen more reasons, see the original posting.

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