The Religion of Environmentalism?

Nancy Pelosi on Earth Day:  “The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, ‘To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.'”

Protestant and Catholic biblical scholars alike seem to be united that It’s not in the Bible. Read the entire article here. Apparently this is not the first time Ms. Pelosi has used this biblical ‘quote’, which she attributed to Isaiah.

I performed an Internet search for ‘the religion of environmentalism’ and got back 9000,000+ hits.  Environmental (along with socio-economic) themes have taken center stage in many evangelical churches, fueled by the global warming doomsday scenario for which a former vice-president received a Nobel prize (do they ever take those things back?). Such a scenario can serve to unite nations (and religions?) all over the globe (how does the U.N. fit in here?).

What about the connection between worship of the earth, etc. and pagan religions? Pagan religions are being accepted by those in the “Emergent” conversation that accept the ‘all roads lead to Rome’ system of religious pluralism, which is even gaining popularity by evangelical leaders who have said that they are no longer sure of the exclusive claims of Christ (John 14:6). 

I am not saying that being good stewards of God’s creation is not important:

“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”Genesis 1:28

“Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.” Genesis 2:15

Finally, is there a connection between any/all of the above to the one-world religion spoken of as arising before the second coming of Christ?

Regardless of the answer to any of these questions, I am reminded once again of what Paul said is of FIRST importance in 1 Corinthians 15:1-6 – the death and resurrection of Christ. As believers called to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, we need to keep first things first.

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