Tuesday, January 1, 2008

What Do Prominent Christian Leaders Think About Creation Care?

Martin Luther

"God writes the Gospel, not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars."

"Now if I believe in God's Son and remember that He became man, all creatures will appear a hundred times more beautiful to me than before. Then I will properly appreciate the sun, the moon,and stars, trees, apples, as I reflect that He is Lord over all things."

John Calvin

"The creation is quite like a spacious and splendid house, provided and filled with the most exquisite and the most abundant furnishings. Everything in it tells us of God."

Rick Warren

"We cannot be all that God wants us to be without caring about the earth."

Billy Graham

"The growing possibility of our destroying ourselves and the world with our own
neglect and excess is tragic and very real."

Pope John Paul II

"When concern for economic and technological progress is not accompanied by concern for the balance of the ecosystem, our earth is inevitably exposed to serious environmental damage, with subsequent harm to human beings. Blatant disrespect for the environment will continue as long as the earth and its potential are seen merely as objects for immediate use and consumption, to be manipulated by an unbridled desire for profit."

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