Some Jewish communities in Southern California celebrated Hanukkah in ecologically friendly ways last month, cooking traditional foods in solar-powered ovens and making menorahs out of recycled wood and other materials. As we turn the page to a new year, what are some other ways religions can “go green” and aid the environment?
The Apostle Paul, quoting the Old Testament psalm, said, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it” (1Corinthians 10:26 New International Version).
Since it is the case that God owns the globe, we are but tenants upon the great land Lord’s property, and it behooves us to care for His possession not only because it belongs to Him, but because it is our home for as long as it maintains. Every Christian should be taught to be a good steward of what is God’s, and each should put into action what he or she believes. If churches regularly preached such responsibility, and it was embraced by the congregations, then Christians ought to be the best of environmentalists.