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Jonathan Moo and Robert White in Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis turn from the evidence for environmental crisis and global warming to a Christian response. There are plenty of secular people who think that the Christian response (at least the evangelical response) is to put our heads in the sand assuming that God will prevent any real damage of his good creation. As Moo and White point out, there is plenty evidence that some views of creation and the future taught by Christians fall into this categories.
Start with the Gospel. The place to start, according to Moo and White, is with the gospel of Jesus Christ, with a robust view of God’s work in his creation throughout scripture culminating in incarnation, crucifixion and resurrection.
Presentation - Gospel - Luke - Isaiah
The presentation of the gospel begins with Luke 4 citing Isaiah 61.
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read,and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Scroll - Attendant - Eyes - Everyone - Synagogue
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
This is the good news, the gospel fleshed out in the life of Jesus.
Power - Holy - Spirit - Jesus - Anointed
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus, the Anointed One, the Messiah, brings in the era foretold by Isaiah when God would act to save his people, when his kingdom would begin to be realized on earth. This rule is marked by physical and...
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