Further Study: Creation Care

“In the beginning, God was revealed in all the works of creation. It was Christ that spread the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth. It was His hand that hung the worlds in space, and fashioned the flowers of the field. ‘His strength setteth fast the mountains.’ ‘The sea is His, and He … [Click to read more …]

08: Creation Care – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : Because God has created this world to be our home and given us dominion as His stewards, we have a responsibility to care for our environment.   [Teaching plan for “Creation Care” February 22, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 1:25-28. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Sabbath and the Environment

“Hell and Destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied” (Prov. 27:20, NKJV). How does the truth of this text directly impact the whole question of creation care and the danger our exploits pose to the environment?  1 As the creation statement said, part of the reason for the issue with our environment today has … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Creation Care

The issue of the environment, and taking care of the environment, isn’t specifically and openly addressed in the Bible. Of course, there are a lot of specific issues that the Bible doesn’t address. What the Bible does do, and does again and again, is give us principles that should be applied to all areas of … [Click to read more …]

Monday: A Statement on Creation Care

How, then, do Seventh-day Adventists look at the question of the environment? How do we get involved and yet seek to keep a right balance? Below is an official statement, voted by the church leadership back in 1995.1 “Seventh day Adventists believe that humankind was created in the image of God, thus representing God as … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Lobster Liberation Movement!

Years ago an environmentalist entered a seafood restaurant. There before him, sitting in a large tank, were half a dozen Maine lobsters that probably wouldn’t last the night. A customer would pick the one out that he or she wanted to eat, and before long the lobster would be sitting on someone’s plate next to, … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Creation Care

Read for This Week’s Study: Rom. 1:25, 2 Pet. 3:10–14, Gen. 2:15, Neh. 13:16–19, Heb. 1:3, Psalm 100, Gen. 1:26–28. Memory Text: “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” (Genesis 2:15). Key Thought: How should Christians relate to the environment? What should we, as Seventh-day Adventists, think about the … [Click to read more …]