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Does Creation Care Ministry Have a Biblical Basis?

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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Theology of Creation Care
Source: Discipleship Ministries, https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/resources-for-creation-care
 
Scriptures Categorized According to Themes

  • God Created Everything
    • Genesis 1:1-2
    • Job 12:7-10; 33:4; 38-41
    • Psalm 104
    • Isaiah 40:26
    • Mark 13:19
  • God Loves Creation
    • Genesis 9:8-17
    • Psalm 136
    • John 3:16
  • God Has an Ongoing Relationship with Creation
    • Numbers 22:22-39
  • God Owns Creation
    • Leviticus 25:23
    • Psalm 24; 89:9-11; 95:4-5
  • Creation Has a Relationship with God/Creation Praises God
    • 1 Chronicles 16:32-33
    • Psalm 19:1-4; 65:12-13; 66:1-4; 96:11-13; 98:7-9; 148:3-4,7-13; 150:6
    • Isaiah 55:12-13
    • 1 Corinthians 10:26
    • Revelation 5:13
  • A Relationship with Creation is Connected to a Relationship with God
    • Genesis 4:10-11
    • 1 Kings 4:29-34
    • Ecclesiastes 3:18-22
    • Romans 1:20
  • Caring for Creation and Caring for the Poor are Connected
    • Exodus 23:10-11
    • Leviticus 19:9-10; 25:1-17
  • Human Obedience/Disobedience to God’s Commandments Has Consequences for Creation
    • Deuteronomy 11:13-17; 28:4, 18
    • Isaiah 24:1-3; 44:1-5
    • Hosea 4:1-3
    • Micah 7:13
    • Zechariah 8:12
    • Galatians 6:7-9
  • Jesus as Part of Creation
    • John 1:1-10; 17:24
    • Colossians 1:15-17
    • Hebrews 1:2
  • Jesus Prays in Deserted Places, Mountains, and Wilderness
    • Mark 1:35
    • Luke 5:16; 6:12; 9:28; 22:31-41
  • Jesus as Redeemer of Creation
    • Mark 16:15
    • John 12:47
    • Romans 8:18-23
    • Ephesians 1:10
    • Colossians 1:19-20
  • Future Vision of a New Creation
    • Isaiah 11:1-16
    • Ezekiel 17:22-24; 36:33-36
    • 2 Corinthians 5:17-19
    • Revelation 21:1-22:7
  • Human Response: A Simple, Equitable Life for All
    • Exodus 16
    • Deuteronomy 2:7
    • Nehemiah 9:20-21
    • Proverbs 6:6-8
    • Ezekiel 34:11-31
    • Micah 4:1-4
    • Matthew 6:25-34
Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-36

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