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Christians often read the books of Paul or others in the New Testament which speak of "despising the world" and "being in the world, but not of it" and think that this means everything on this earth is bad. This, however, is not true. Some things are bad. Many selfish and immoral attitudes, customs, and behaviors are bad. But if we remember Genesis, when God made the world, the animals, the birds, the waters, He pronounced them good. We need to take care of our natural resources. We can enjoy God's creation. However, we must always remember that this earth is not our final destination. As Christians, everything we do should be with an eye turned toward reaching heaven, our real home.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|