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Religion and Theology
Pages 5 (1255 words)
The environment has been consistently in danger from the use and exploitation by human beings. The religion of Christianity and its followers have a specific mandate that has been given through the Bible to take care of the Earth. …

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The following paper explores the nature of that mandate and the reasons why the word dominion as it has been given in the Bible to humanity over the Earthy implies responsibility rather than abuse. The creation of this world was given to humanity to guard, not abuse, and thus it is the responsibility of Christians to do as much as they can to preserve the world for which they have been given responsibility. Guardians of the Earth: The responsibility of Christians in an environmentally challenged world. And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the Earth” (King James Version Genesis 6:26) One of the priorities that Christians should have within the framework of the way in which they conduct their lives is to be good stewards of the Earth. As good stewards of the Earth it is the responsibility of Christians to make sure that their associations and personal responsibilities are toward an effort to support the creation of the Earth in the manner that God intended. ...
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