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In recent years the Earth Day celebration was marked by scandal among global warming scientists and a backlash against green. Meteorologists are the l­atest enviro-skeptics: One-third said global warming is caused mostly by human activities, while two-thirds said it is caused mostly by natural changes in the environment. The Audi car commercial played a few years ago during the Super Bowl portrayed people being hauled away by an environmental “Green Police” force. It may not have come to this yet in the real world, but the view of the environment is influencing manufacturing, the economy, new laws and life in general. There is a difference between the biblical view of the environment and the political movement known as "environmentalism." The Bible is clear that the earth and everything in it was given by God to man to rule over and subdue. …subdue it: and have dominion over… the earth.  – Genesis 1:28. Because man was originally created in His image, God gave man a privileged place among all creatures and commanded him to exercise stewardship over the earth. Stewardship implies caretaking, not abusing. Although man lost that complete dominion with the fall and the earth is under the curse, we are still instructed to manage the resources God has given us, using care to preserve and protect them. This is seen in the Old Testament where God commanded that the fields and vineyards would be sown and harvested for six years, then left fallow for the seventh year in order to replenish the soil's nutrients, both to rest the land and to ensure continued provision for His people in the future (Exodus 23:10-11; Leviticus 25:1-7).

All the resources He has provided for our needs are renewable, but at the same time, the earth we inhabit is not a permanent planet. The environmental movement is consumed with trying to preserve the planet forever, and we know this is not God's plan. The entire universe will be consumed and God will create a new heavens and a new earth (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1). Until then, we are to be good stewards of it for as long as it lasts

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