Creator of Heaven and Earth


In “Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril” , Larry Rasmussen quotes from Martin Kopp  (see https://www.livinglutheran.org/…/climate-justice-advocate-…/ for details on Martin Kopp, along with his Facebook profile)

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“The time has come to rediscover the significance and implications of the first article of our Creed: our confession of God as the almighty Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth. We do not own the earth and all that is in it, but are creatures ourselves. We are not the masters of nature, but God’s children entrusted with the wellbeing of God’s creation. We cannot possess and exploit, but shall cultivate and guard. So let us get to work! There is a theology to spread, lifestyles to change, parishes and institutions to make green. There is a reform to be undertaken in our hearts, minds and deeds. For if nature has a price, creation is priceless—it is not for sale.”

— quoted in Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril (Kindle Locations 801-807). Cascade Books, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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