Skip to comments.What is the Green Bible?
Posted on 07/14/2013 12:53:18 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
The idea of a green Bible may have merits. The Green Bible can serve as a reminder to believers who are overly critical of todays modern green movement that the Scriptures do speak on the subject of the environment. The heavens, air, oceans, rivers, seas, plants, and animals are all wonderfully created by God. Some need to be reminded that Gods magnificent creation is something to behold, appreciate, respect, and preserve (Genesis 1:26-28). Of course, Gods command to mankind to rule over and subdue the earth does not mean we can abuse it. Rather, God has given care of the environment to mankind to nurture and use with respect, always mindful of our great God as the force behind its creation.
The Green Bible goes beyond just advocating an agenda and actually is teaching false doctrines. This becomes evident in the Green Bible Quiz, which has seven questions with three multiple-choice answers for each question. Question #2 asks, Which verse praising creation is from the Psalms? and gives Psalm 19:1, The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands, as the correct answer. The problem here is that this verse does exactly opposite of what the question asks. The verse is not praising creation at all; rather, it speaks of the creation praising the Creator, God. Question #4 in the Green Bible Quiz asks, Where did Jesus go to commune with nature? The correct answer given is Matthew 4:23, but apparently this was a typo and no doubt should have been Matthew 14:23, After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone. This verse definitely does not say that Christ went up to the mountain to commune with nature. He went up to pray, literally to commune with His Father, God. This goes far beyond stretching the meaning of a verse and actually amounts to deifying nature, which is nothing short of idolatry.
There is nothing wrong with Christians being involved in a conscious effort to appreciate and even preserve Gods wonderful creation. But any effort directed at preserving the planet forever runs counter to God's revealed plan. He tells us in 2 Peter 3:10 that at the end of the age, the earth and all He has created will be destroyed with fire. The physical, natural earth in its present form, along with the entire universe, will be consumed, and God will create a "new heaven and a new earth" (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1). As believers, our focus has to be living for the Savior and, in what the Scriptures call the last days, to be about the business of sharing the good news of the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ with as many people as possible.
Romans 1:25 comes to mind
That’s a big picture.
“published by people that DO NOT believe in God”
Obviously. Lemme check their version of Genesis: ‘Adam gave the apple to Eve and afterwards, used solar panels to fertilize and power their loft in the Garden of Eden.”
"Preview post" is shall henceforth be my friend.
That’s THE big picture.
This is so idiotic.
Be full of fruits and do not multiply!
The Green Bible has as much to do with Christianity as screaming “Oh God” during sex.
Both the word “green” and using the New Revised Standard Version should be tipoffs that it’s for liberals.
Yet another study bible trying to cash in on a popular fad.
as long as folks don’t end up worshiping the creation and not the Creator. Which seems to be the move in the secularist & environmentalists. In fact, those two usually end up denying the Creator exists!
Wait... there are no passages like that.
Another red flag was the introduction by Desmond Tutu, a Judeophobe. Click here for an article by Alan Dershowitz in Frontpage Magazine on Tutu and the Jews.
Did you suppose that G*d does not frequently answer that prayer?
Interesting. Had not heard of that but it’s not too surprising.
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