Pollution and the Death of Man

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Crossway Books, 1992 - Nature - 157 pages
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The Bible is clear: mankind was meant to exercise godly domination over the earth. Yet today men mine valuable resources by whatever method brings the greatest profit in the shortest time, leaving the earth ravaged. They hunt and fish for pleasure, not food, leaving animal carcasses behind to rot. They worship self and ignore the God who made them.

The answer to the ecological crises of our day is found only in the glorious truths of biblical Christianity: God created ex nihilo; He is both infinite and personal; we are made in His image and thus have great value in Him; Christ's death brought redemption from the consequences of the Fall (for believing individuals now and for all creation when He returns).

There are indeed serious ecological crises in our world, but, says Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, one of the greatest Christian thinkers of our time: "The Christian who believes the Bible should be the man who--with God's help and in the power of the Holy Spirit--is treating nature now in the direction of the way nature will be [when Christ returns].... God's calling to the Christian now, and to the Christian community, in the area of nature... is that we should exhibit a substantial healing here and now."

A powerful Christian classic--a marvelous theological response to ecological danger signals.

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User Review  - John Wilson - Goodreads

Often, the PC/"Hippie" view of the Earth and ecological issues has been a turn off to the Christian, and so as a reaction against that, the Church has too often dismissed ANY concerns for ecology--not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Side Gate - Goodreads

The main point of this book is that Christians should be the best stewards of the earth. It makes this point very clearly. Some of the side topics were less substantiated and I didn't agree with completely. However, as with all of his writing it is worth reading to stretch your mind. Read full review

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Francis A. Schaeffer founded the L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland and was the author of many books, including The God Who Is There. Until his death in 1984, he was also a noted speaker with a worldwide ministry. His ministry continues through his books, with over two million copies in print.

Udo Middelmann is the President of the Francis Schaeffer Foundation and the author of four earlier books: Pro-Existence (1974), The Market-Driven Church (2002), The Innocence of God (2006), and Christianity vs. Fatalistic Religions (2007).

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