Christians and the Environment Essay example

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Christians and the Environment
Alexandra Gales
Liberty University Online

Christians and the Environment “For this is what the Lord says, he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited” (Isaiah 45:18 NIV). Meaning that our earthly habitat is not unexpected, it is worth more than anything in this world. “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and or earth, visible and invisible, weather thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:16-17 NIV). We learn in Genesis that when God created the world he took his time proclaiming it as good. This good creation was rich and different,
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God stated that all was going to happen, but we have the choice to change what happens or improve what happens. We have become dependent on the environment and when it is all taken away from us we do not know where to turn. For example, we can start growing our crops, which is why God made rain to help grow grass, plants and trees. If we start using our natural resources then the environment will be as God created it to be. As Christians we can help the environment in so many ways. We have become so Americanize that we forgot how to care for the environment. One way we can help the environment is to recycle elements in order to dispose of waste and replenish nutrients. Instead of throwing can and bottles in the trash we need to recycle them. Also we can stop using plastic bag and buy the store reusable grocery bags. These plastic bags are getting in the ocean and killing the animals that God has created. Another example is using solar energy in our homes. Instead of buying regular light bulb we need to use the self-efficient light bulbs. When I was in Texas I saw great amount of homes with solar energy windows to help with the sun, which helps with using natural sun light throughout the home. Many of us leave item plugged in such as laptops, can openers, microwaves and many more, we should be using a power strip to help with the environment. The

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