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  • Writer's pictureDavid Colello

An Ecopunk's Open Letter To Christians

An Ecopunk's Open Letter To Christians

As someone who hasn't sat in a church pew regularly since the 7th grade, I look on religious communities as an outsider. However, sometimes the most punk thing to do is talk to the last person you might expect. So…this is my open letter to Christians about how we are all one family, surviving on one lonely planet, and how I hope we can all learn to help save it together.

As a Christian, you may believe that it is your duty to be a steward of the earth and protect God's creation. If this is the case, then fighting climate change should be an issue that is of great importance to you.

The science is clear: our planet is facing a crisis. The burning of fossil fuels and other human activities are releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, causing the earth's temperature to rise and leading to a host of problems including more frequent and severe natural disasters, droughts, and food shortages.

But as a Christian, you may be wondering how this issue aligns with your beliefs. The answer is simple: caring for the earth and its inhabitants is a fundamental part of being a follower of Jesus.

In Genesis, you read that God placed humanity in the garden of Eden and commanded us to "tend and keep" in

Genesis 2:15. This charge to be stewards of the earth is repeated throughout the Bible, from the command to "dress and keep" the garden in Genesis 3:23, to the instruction to "cultivate and keep" the earth in Psalm 104:14.

Moreover, Jesus himself demonstrated a deep concern for the natural world and its creatures. In Matthew 6:26, he reminds us that God feeds the birds of the air and clothes the lilies of the field, and he calls on us to have faith in God's provision for all of his creation.

In light of these passages, it is clear that caring for the earth is not just a political issue or a matter of personal preference, but a fundamental part of being a faithful Christian. By taking action to combat climate change, you can fulfill your calling to be a steward of God's creation and protect the world he has given us.

So if you're a Christian and you care about the future of our planet, now is the time to take action. Whether it's reducing your own carbon footprint, supporting politicians and policies that prioritize the environment, or getting involved in local conservation efforts, there are many ways you can make a difference.

Don't let the voice of doubt or fear keep you from doing what you know in your heart is right. Trust in your God and do your part to protect his creation. Together, we can make a positive impact on the world and leave a legacy of faithfulness for future generations.

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