Choosing a President: Environmental Stewardship

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This post has stuff about politics and religion. My perspective has changed

global warming

Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

1 Corinthians 4:2

What Christians do about the environment

As Christians we’re called to be good stewards of the resources God gives us. God has provided us with money, homes, and food, but stewardship also applies to our natural resources. When we choose a political candidate we must keep that in mind.

One of the first natural resources that comes to mind when I think about stewardship is fuel. This is especially poignant now that gas is over $4 a gallon.

…it is wise policy to continue paring down our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, not only resulting from additional domestic refining capacity but also through the research and development of new sources of fuel and energy as well as clean and renewable energy sources.

Make Your Vote Count. Frontline Books, 2008.

Christians and environment voting — “envoting”

Christians are also stewards of our environment—land development, waste disposal and pollution. If we were to continue at our current rate of consumption how much longer can we survive on earth? Is our government making it more difficult or less difficult to be responsible stewards of our resources?

When it comes time to vote I’ll be looking for the candidate that has a plan to reduce consumption and promote sustainable living for this generation and those to come.

Biblical stewardship of energy and the environment

Here are some scriptures that talk about stewardship and can be applied to the energy and environmental issues in the upcoming election:

  • Genesis 1:26-30
  • Genesis 2:8-9,15-16
  • Luke 12:42-44
  • Revelation 11:18

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