Why the Physical Earth matters to God

Posted on August 27, 2019 
Filed under Theology

“The grandeur and intricacies of the physical earth are breathtaking. God did not hold back when he made the world with its beauty, interdependence, and complexity. It is not a temporary commodity; it is a masterpiece. It is not surprising, therefore, that God is concerned about what happens to the earth. He is not going to give up on it because of the introduction of sin. He will not allow Satan to have the final word. It is God’s earth, and the Bible tells us that he intends to renew it.

Sadly, many Christians do not share God’s commitment to the physical world. …”

– Moore College graduate, and Principal of Christ College Sydney, Ian Smith, writes at the Crossway blog.

Ian has recently written Not Home Yet: How the Renewal of the Earth Fits into God’s Plan for the World. (Available from Reformers Bookshop.)

See also this Interview posted by Reformers.