Earth Keepers

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Godʼs EarthKeepers
1) Summarize the six Biblical principles about Creation on page 5-8; write 1-2 sentences for each.

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1) God loves his creation. Throughout the Bible God mentions his care and love for creation. He “feeds the Birds of the air” and He thinks that creation is good. “Their food in due season....when you open your hand, they are filled with good things” (Ps. 104:27-28)

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2) Creation revels God. In many different ways the earth that God created shows who he is. His creation praises him and God used creation to show us His Son. By observing creation we can learn a lot about God and how he works and about the Bible.

“Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen though the things he has made”. (Romans 1:20)

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3) We are an inseparable part of Godʼs creation. God created us as part of his "
creation not separately. Our home is among creation.
“...the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life...(Genesis 2:7)

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4) We have a special role and responsibility within creation. We are part of Gods creation but we are to be stewards of the creation. Since we are made in Godʼs image, we are to reflect Godʼs presence on earth. We are accountable for what we do on earth. We are supposed to protect and preserve the earth, not destroy it.

“... You have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honour. You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet...” (Psalms 8)

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5) In our fall, we are alienated from creation. When Adam and Eve set out to “be like God” they went against Godʼs plan for them to be stewards. Humans are now alienated from God and creation.
“cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you will eat of it all the days of your life..” (Genesis 3:17)

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6) Godʼs plan of salvation includes the restoration of creation. God not only includes humans but the whole creation in his redemption plan. “For the creation waits with eager longing for the reveling of the children of God..The creation itself will be set free from itʼs bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.” (Romans 8:19,21)

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2) Answer the questions in the light green borders for the following pages; the others will be discussed during class. Read as you need to find answers. Page 9
1.What are the most destructive changes you have witnessed? What are the most valuable changes?
There are many different destructive changes that we have to the environment. Our consumerism, which is experienced daily plays a large role in destroying creation. Wanting more than we need is horrible because it places such a high demand on the government. The BP oil spill is an example of this, we are all so driven for money and “things” that we donʼt take the precautions necessary to ensure that weʼre not harming the environment. Clear cutting and the Alberta oil sands are other examples of ways that we are destroying the earth, although I think that in the end it all comes down to money. There are also good changes that are happening such as solar and wind power and conservation areas but these changes are happening on a smaller scale in comparison to the demand on nature.

2.How do you think God views our attempts to conquer creation? I think that God must be pretty upset about all the problems in our world, increase in drugs, child trafficking and slavery isnʼt part of Godʼs creation and the way He would want us to live life. Creation is clearly important to God and I feel like God must be very disappointed in us, since we are part of creation, when we hurt and destroy it, we are killing ourselves.

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1. Are you confident that our technology can address our current problems of disease, environmental degradation, economic uncertainty,...
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