Continuing the post I began a few days ago on God and the environment, I wanted to address a comment posted by a reader named Dean under my original post. Dean took issue with my post, and I am addressing his comment below. Other Breakpoint writers, feel free to weigh in!
1) It's important to issue some warnings about groups and films that may be more propaganda than they are complete truth. I would have the same grievance with any propaganda.
2) You said, â€œBreakpoint folks consist of a bunch of conservatives who want Republicans to maintain control [of Congress].â€ Actually, writers at Breakpoint have varying political views, and some of our discussion on the blog recently has specifically addressed being careful to not put a political party above our relationship with Christ. See our string of posts called "Fasting from Politics." There is room in the body of Christ for both Republicans and Democrats.
3) Finally, your characterization of the â€œBreakpoint crewâ€ as being anti-gay, opposing â€œany type of environmental measures,â€ etc., and distorting Bible verses for our benefit is grossly incorrect. We are not against homosexuals. Far from it! We believe that all peopleâ€”including the Breakpoint writersâ€”have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). But we do believe what Godâ€™s word has to say about every moral issue. In the case of homosexuality, the Bible is clear that sexual immorality of any kind is not something God wants us to engage in (Romans 13:12-14 and 1 Corinthians 6:8-10).
Also, my post clearly does not say we should write off the earth and pollute it at will. My post pointed out some warnings we need to consider. What does Scripture have to say about caring for the environment? It says we are to care for the earth, but also have dominion over it. I talk about this at the end of my original post. I'm not against taking care of the earth. My complaints with some of the environmental groups out there is that they value creation over the God who created it for us to live off of and to sustain ourselves. For example, in the Is God Green? movie, one woman protests that â€œthe earth is Godâ€™s body.â€ This is a misrepresentation of Scripture. Jesus said that we, the church, are His body (1 Corinthians 12:27).