Date: February 16, 2020
Bible Text: Selected Passages | Brandon Cash
Pastor Brandon Cash continues and complete our series, Flourishing: The Way Things Are Meant To Be" by looking at how God plays a role in our environment by looking at three views. The Biocentric View tells us the environment should be protected and has value because God created all things and created us, the animals, and insects as Paul talks about them in Genesis 1:31 and Romans 1:19-25. The Anthropocentric View tells us that the environment has no inherent value and its only value comes from its usefulness for human beings as shown in Leviticus 26:34-35 and 2 Chronicles 36:20-21. The last view, Theocentric View, balances the previous two view and focuses on God as the center of all things and tells us that the environment has intrinsic value because it is God's creation, but He has placed it under human dominion and trusteeship to use responsibly for human benefit and refers to Genesis 1:28, 2:5, and Romans 8.