Caring for God’s creation was our first task, and has become our greatest challenge.
Stewardship of God’s creation (creation care) is a clear biblical command and an integral part of what it means to follow Jesus as Lord.
If Jesus is Lord of all the earth, we cannot separate our relationship to Christ from how we act in relation to the earth. For to proclaim the gospel that says ‘Jesus is Lord’ is to proclaim the gospel that includes the earth, since Christ’s Lordship is over all creation. Creation care is thus a gospel issue within the Lordship of Christ. The Cape Town Commitment I-7-A
But that’s not all: God’s creation is in the midst of a crisis that is ‘pressing, urgent, and that must be resolved in our generation’ (Jamaica Call to Action). This crisis, of which climate change and massive biodiversity loss are just a part, represents an existential threat to the future of human society.
The Lausanne/WEA Creation Care network (LWCCN) is a collaborative effort of both Lausanne and the World Evangelical Alliance to mobilize the global church to respond to this crisis. LWCCN now reaches 130 countries and encourages Christians in every country to work together to heal God’s creation.
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