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Bloggin’ the 28:Spiritual Practices Derived from Creation Theology

Continuing our summer Bloggin’ the 28 project, La Sierra University M.Div student (and recent student missionary in Thailand) Jared Wright applies fundamental belief number 6: Creation to contemporary Adventist life.
He writes:
Taking care of God’s creation isn’t simply a matter of using resources
in a responsible manner, it means treating the earth in such a way that
human impact betters our environment. Jesus drew out this principle in his parable of talents given to several servants. Clearly, when God gives, He provides opportunities for betterment and improvement of His gifts. (It’s
interesting to think that even after God saw that all He had made was
“good”, there was room for people to continue to improve it!) The
imagery employed in Genesis of God’s spirit hovering over the earth is
very similar language to the words Jesus used when he described a
mother hen brooding over its chicks. The imagery
is not primarily one of protection, but rather of moving over and
stimulating to life and growth – making it all come alive! Considering
that imagery, it seems that implicit in the account of God’s creating
is a strong sense in which this creation must be preserved, stimulated
and fostered. Creation care not only implies
environmental stewardship, but also careful attention to all created
things: plants, animals, and people.

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