Re: Theological basis for stewardship and creation care

From: Jan de Koning (
Date: Fri May 10 2002 - 16:20:13 EDT

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    At 10:42 AM 10/05/02 -0500, Keith B Miller wrote, in part:

    >Yes, I take your point. However, part of stewardship should be seeking
    >knowledge where it can be found, and applying that knowledge to our
    >management of the creation.
    >Also, part of my meaning in the above was that we cannot steward what we
    >don't even know exists. That is the case for many of us with regard to the
    >creation. In our western technological culture we have been removed and
    >isolated from the natural world to such an extent that we are largely
    >unaware of it. For many people, the natural world is divided into large
    >categories such as "trees", "bushes", "grass", "weeds", and "flowers".
    >Unaware of the teaming diversity of life and its complex interactions, how
    >can we possible be proper stewards. It would be like being given a large
    >inheritance, but never knowing what it contained. How could you manage it?

    That is exactly the point. That is why we need a Saviour. WE cannot be
    proper stewards. God gave that mandate to man. But, because we fail
    miserably and continually God sent Jesus, to take upon Him our shortcomings
    So, study, study and study. You will never study enough, neither can I, or
    anyone else. Calvinists call it "Total Depravity."


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