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What role should believers have in caring for God's creation in light of Genesis 1:26-28 and Romans 8:20-22?

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A War-torn Creation

by Greg Boyd

Seeing the world as caught in warfare even at the level of creation, reframes the world in ways that have a practical impact on how we live our lives in kingdom mission. Anything we do to reflect God’s ideal for creation is a form of spiritual warfare. In fact, every positive thing we do for the earth (including recycling!) is a form of spiritual warfare. Many evangelical Christians may see this as a “liberal” agenda, but care for creation was our first command: “Fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground” (Gen. 1:28).

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