It is therefore believed that humans must work in conjunction with God to ensure that the fragile environment is nurtured and protected. For Christians, sources of guidance in reference to these environmental ethics include the bible, past historical theologians and modern leaders and groups. The prevailing view that humans were superior and in charge of all creation and could therefore do what they willed with the environment, has entailed a misunderstanding of Christian stewardship of the earth. However, through reference back to biblical texts, the Christian Church has re-examined their approach towards the environment. In today’s growing world, there is an increasing awareness of an environmental crisis.
The Church of Rome has fear in their minds and hearts of being faced with being put in prison or even being put to death. CONCLUSION: After everything that I wrote about regarding the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture they all give us a new outlook on the way we look at this world and God. With being a Christian myself I believe that every on of us here on this earth are sinners and that is why we need Jesus’ forgiveness and since we are created in our Father’s image who had created everything in the world, it makes me see how I should treat others with the respect they deserve just like I treat Jesus with the respect He deserves. Since we are all sinners and we are all guilty of committing sin in one way or another in our lives, we need to realize that no one is better anyone else because as humans we know the difference between right and wrong because Jesus was the one who wrote His law on our hearts. Today I would one lost lady if I didn’t have faith in Jesus and my salvation.
This the world that God created and we live in to this day. In the natural world, Paul explains in Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities- His eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” With the many creations that God has produced, the world should not be presented in an evil way. God gives us chances every day to show what is right in the world and how everything should be treated. God wants us to present ourselves in righteousness rather than in sin. When we receive God and his word, we should receive it with open arms rather than resist it.
Looking to the Bible – specifically in Genesis – God says, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground” (CITE). This is the precursor establishing the ideology which sets humans above all living life on Earth. It also the transcending motif that accounts for much of the environmental pollution we have incurred as a race. We use the Earth as means of accomplishing our objectives with little regard for the consequence of those actions. The ideology of polytheism – notably that of the Sumerian’s Animism and India’s Hinduism - is a complete contrast to the concept’s laid forth in Christianity and Islam.
He is the creator of all that was, is and is yet to be and He created everything from nothing. Psalm 104:24 is a great example of His handiwork and the infinitesimal amount of them. In Isaiah 45:18, God completed the earth with the plan that he was going to place his children on to live in paradise for eternity. 2. The Question of Identity - When God created man, made as his children, he created man to shepherd over the earth and it's creatures as stated in Genesis 1:26.
Philosophy Why God Allows Evil Animals and Humans suffer every day from disease, starvation, injury and from from harm from each other every day. Some would argue that a God who is supposed to be all-knowing, all-powerful, all-good would not allow such evil. Is there I reason allows cancer, death and war happen? Can a perfect God just sit back and allow this to happen? In order for life to have meaning it must come of course with good things, but also a responsibility to make things good to have free will to not hurt ourselves or other and to own up to the evil we create.
That means every person is made in God’s image and likeness. Since every person is made in God’s image and likeness we are worthy of respect and honor. God created Adam and Eve and put them in the Garden of Eden and gave them the ability to choose between right and wrong. They choose wrong, that means they sinned disobeyed God. Christianity
In Genesis God is clearly the creator; he creates the 'heavens and the earth' Genesis 1:1, God creates the fish in the sea, birds in the heaven, animals on land. It is God who creates all this, there is no question or argument of that. There is a real focus on the creation of humanity, God creates man in his 'own image'. Before everything he creates God says 'Let there be...' and there is and it is 'very good'. The notion of everything being 'very good' explains that the creation of these things was very much intentional by God and is not appeared by chance.
In Genesis 2:7, gives more detail of the making of man and how he became a living being. Therefore taken from scripture God created man. The Christian/Biblical worldview of identity is given in Jeremiah 1:5, God knew who we were before he formed us. In Jeremiah 29:11, God has made a plan for everyone. The morals of an individual leads him/her on the path of good or evil.
Mellie Lammon Timaeus 1. Why was the world created—what purpose does it serve? “Let us therefore state the reason why the framer of this universe of change framed it all. He was good…being therefore without envy he wished all things to be as like himself as possible.” God created the world because he had no envy and he wanted everything to be like himself. Since the world is supposed to be like God, it should be good and perfect.