This lecture is on the care of creation. Francis Bacon was the first person to understand the dominion given to humans at Creation as a task for the progressive exploitation of the resources of creation for the improvement of human life. Before this, people had taken the command of Genesis 1:28 as authorizing the ordinary ways in which people already made use of non-human creation - i.e. farming, hunting, fishing, etc.
The biblical account of creation, as well as the manner in which the Bible shows the relationship between man and creation, warrants a biblical study on the theology of the environment. This article shows that the biblical teaching of creation and the role of man as the image of God in creation shapes this perspective on the environment.
This article is about our responsibility towards the environment. It puts worldly principles up against biblical principles.