Assignment: This week you have seen how the climate and the earth (natural processes) do not work together flawlessly. Soil is eroded away by water and wind. Watershed ecosystems lose topsoil. Lakes and reservoirs fill up with sediment. Flooding destroys farmland. Hurricanes and human activity damages wetlands. Furthermore, human conservation practices cannot solve every environmental problem. While dams solve some problems, they in turn cause other problems such as weakening ecosystems and preventing silt and nutrients from reaching farmland.
In the last lesson you learned about “climate change.” All of these problems are effects of the Fall (Genesis 3). So, does God care? Is He still in control? Or are we at the mercy of nature? How should we live as stewards in this world?
This article will answer these questions and sum up what we have been focusing on this week. Read and then write a 150-word summary of the main points: https://creation.com/creation-preservation-and-dominion-part-1
God is in control. He always has and always will be. We as people made in God’s image are told to be stewards of the earth, to rule over it and all the creatures therein. We must protect and rule wisely. We were put here to use the resources but to also not use them unwisely. God will return, and when He does, He will judge those who have hurt the earth and animals. The earth is quickly becoming overpopulated and that has a great affect on climate change, soil erosion and many other types of disasters. Many people say that people are no different than animals, plants, and general life on the planet. Those ideas are entirely comical if you have read The Bible. It clearly states that we are the stewards of the earth. In conclusion, too many people believe that they must bow before mother nature instead of God.
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Thank you for sharing your essay. From my early education at the Irish Institute run by the Legionaries of Christ and through the Holy Spirit, I learned God knows our intentions intimately and doesn’t want acclamations but for us to fulfill our mission and actively and passionately care for his creation daily. We must return twice the talents given at birth; there’s no sitting around waiting or praying. Let’s pick up a shovel, get to work, and plant a tree. May peace be with you. Dream.
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