Richard Cizik on the environment and Biblical mandate

The Washington Post has a whole series on faith, differing views on an entire range of topics. Here is Cizik on the environment:

Participation in [Earth Day] is an opportunity to express love for God and care for what He has created. We evangelicals call this “creation care.” Care for the entire creation — the environment and “all creatures great and small” — is a biblical obligation (Gen. 2:15). We should walk in God’s ways (Deut. 10:12) and try to inspire people by offering broader vistas of thought and service.

Can we hear the voice of the biblical prophet Ezekiel: “Is it not enough for you to drink the water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?” Here’s a modern-day question: Is it enough for you to enjoy a pleasant climate? Must you destroy it? Is it not enough for you to enjoy the myriad of creatures? Must you extinguish them? Major segments of the earth are dying and we are responsible. Earth’s resources are not infinite.

The comments so far are, “yes, caring for the Earth and its people is a Christian duty”, and “it is the duty of all of us”.

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