What does the Bible say about climate change?

Climate change is a topic that has been hotly debated in recent years, with many people expressing concern about the potential impact of human activity on the environment. But what does the Bible say about climate change? Is there any guidance that we can find in scripture to help us navigate this important issue?

The answer is yes, there are several passages in the Bible that speak directly to the issue of climate change. For example, in Genesis 1:28, God commands humanity to "subdue the earth" and to "have dominion" over all the creatures that live on it. This commandment has been interpreted by some to mean that humans have the right to use the earth's resources for their own benefit, without regard for the impact on the environment.

However, this interpretation ignores the responsibility that God has given us to care for his creation. In Psalm 24:1, we read that "the earth is the Lord's and everything in it". This passage reminds us that the earth is not ours to do with as we please, but is a gift from God that we are called to steward and care for.

Similarly, in Revelation 11:18, we see a vision of God's judgment on those who have destroyed the earth. This passage is a powerful reminder that our actions have consequences, and that we will be held accountable for the way we treat God's creation.

But what can we do to address climate change in practical terms? One way that we can respond is by taking steps to reduce our own impact on the environment. This could include things like reducing our use of single-use plastics, conserving energy, and supporting policies that promote sustainability and conservation.

We can also advocate for change on a larger scale, by supporting organizations that are working to address climate change and by calling on our leaders to take action to protect the environment.

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Jamie Larson