Rick Gerhardt :: Why is the American church hostile to a conservation ethic?

  • “That utilitarian and anthropocentric view of creation is not really biblical,” informs Rick Gerhardt, Biologist and Christian Apologist. Many Christians view creation as a resource solely “for our benefit.” This view was most likely a reaction to liberal Christianity, after liberal Christians took up the call for social justice and the environment in the early 20th century. In a bid to not be seen as liberal, conservative Christians swung the other way and now tend to equate creation care with biblical liberalism. “Conservative Christians today tend to swing the other direction to make sure that nobody ever accuses them of being liberal.”

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