RE: Environment?? (fwd)

Jan de Koning (
25 Jun 96 14:12:51 EDT

It is true that helping widows and orphans and taking care of poor people
must be done. Still, to do it at the cost of the environment goes against the
direct commandment God gave humanity in Genesis. WE must take care of creation.
Let it not be said that Christians ruin creation. It is is not either this or
that. Note that pollution is mentioned by James too.

It may be true that some scientists have the same attitude as the
Gnostics in the first century. No doubt. There are some non-scientists with
the same attitude. Before you start to judge that, you should really know what
the Gnostics are like. What I don't like is the either, or attitude. Either
you take care of widows or you do science. Isa.5:13 tells us that a people that
has no knowledge is lost, dying of hunger, parched with thirst. In order to be
an effective witness, one has to know not only the bible, but also what is going
on in the world around us. There our scientists have to help us, without making
fools of themselves or their hearers. History has shown time and again that a
Christianity which loses knowledge will disappear, until God sends reformers.
These reformers are usually studied people.

Jan de Koning