Theoblogian Reading - Observant Exegesis - Radical Ideas360The Christian Environmentalist's Creed's-Creed.aspxAny good theology begins with a creed.  A creed being, for purposes of this discussion, a position statement of basic fundementals which establish a doctrinal bedrock.  This bedrock in turn, becomes the foundation of our intellectual structure.  So, what would a good creed regarding creation and man's place in it look like?  Here are some initial thoughts for you all to dissect, aka Part A.

1. I believe God created all things (Genesis 1:1, John 1:3). 

    For whatever reason, God decided to create, and what He created, has inherent value.

2. I believe God called it good. 

    This does not mean or imply that natural creation is inherently good. It was declared good as created.

3. I believe that natural creation has been corrupted by the actions of humanity (Genesis 3:17, Romans 8:22).

4. I believe makind's role is unique in nature as Imago Dei (Genesis 1:26).  

5. I believe man has certain rights and responsibilities with regards to natural creation (Genesis 1:28). 

So this is really a draft to throw against the wall and get opinions on it.  I intend to publish a second part with several more points to add to these five.  Perhaps point one above should be separated from the comment below it, but I wanted to get some reaction to this.  Don't be gentle just because I'm an amateur.  No thin skins as the saying goes!


eric.mattisonTue, 03 Apr 2007 12:43:00 PST