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Explain how followers of christianity may put these teachings in to practice in a practical way in oreder to help preserve the environment.

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EXPLAIN HOW FOLLOWERS OF THIS RELIGION MAY PUT THESE TEACHINGS INTO PRACTICE IN A PRACTICAL WAY IN ORDER TO HELP PRESERVE THE ENVIROMENT. Many Christians believe that God created the World and also made man to be its stewards i.e. To look after something that does not belong to you. Christians who want to be good stewards attempt to protect the World and the rest of creation, by dealing with environmental problems e.g. a major oil of the coast of Spain, or forest fires in Australia. Examples of these stewards are "Green Peace" who try to overt environmental disasters and clear up others. Another example is the "RSPCA", who work to prevent cruelty to animals. As most Christians believe God created the Earth for people to live on and multiply, they give thanks to their creator in many different ways: Well Dressing: All the wells in the village are blessed by the local vicar in a special Sunday service. Hymns are sung and prayers said at each well. ...read more.

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Instead of choosing to make humans pure spirit and totally independent of any material environment, he elected to clothe his humans with flesh, making them oxygen, sunlight, and water-dependent for their very existence. The ethereal-spirits option would seem to have been a less complicated one, for both God and his creatures. As it was, God chose to go the material-earth route. And because it was both his idea and his creation, both must have been important. When we look at the creation account, even before human beings entered the picture, God repeatedly pronounced that which he created to be good... creatures useful and accessible to human beings and those which were forever wild and inaccessible. God endowed the material world with intrinsic value as a product of his creation. Artists and writers have little difficulty understanding this truth. The early pages of Genesis, however, emphasise that human beings were set apart from the rest of creation, unique in bearing God's image and special in being given dominion over the rest of creation (Genesis 1:27-28). ...read more.

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Again, these creatures and the environment, which supported them, had intrinsic value. Even a cursory reading of Job 38, Psalm 104, and Proverbs 8 reveals a God who values his creation. Arguing that humans have no responsibility to care for their natural surroundings since they were altered by the Great Flood is the same as saying that we need not care for our health and bodies since they were also affected by the Great Flood and are destined to die. Rather, we work hard to combat the life-diminishing effects of the Great Flood by better sanitation, nutrition, and health care services. We find this same activist model in Jesus Christ who not only combated the effects of the Great Flood by teaching and preaching the good news of salvation from sin and peace with God but who engaged deeply in the here-and-now tasks of bringing physical wholeness to humans destined to die. In Matthew 25, Jesus even claimed that those who would enter his kingdom were those who ministered to people's physical needs, needs which sprang from the effects of the Great Flood. In addition to caring about humans' eternal destiny, Jesus obviously cared deeply about the quality of humans' earthly existence. ...read more.

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