Yet, the new evangelical movement frequently embraces the broad themes and specific claims of the wider Environmental movement. Often those themes are unbiblical and its claims false.
What is the basic problem? Most of the Environmental movement desires nature to be left as free of human influence as possible. This inevitably leads to opposition to economic development and population growth, since both require using resources. The movement’s goal is to preserve untamed wilderness at any cost.
But that goal is patently unbiblical. It runs contrary to the Bible’s teaching in Genesis 1:27 concerning man’s essence (being made in the image of God, male and female). And it directly contradicts Genesis 1:28 on man’s mission (to fill and rule the Earth and everything in it).
It may be worthwhile to put all this in context by looking at the history of creation. [Read more...]