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Stewardship Of The Earth:
Mankind Has the Responsibility To
Manage The Earth Properly For God

By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org
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God Is Sole Creator And Rightful Owner Of The Earth And Everything In It

    "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
     (Genesis 1:1 KJV)

    "All things were made by him; and without him was not
     anything made that was made." (John 1:3 KJV)
       
    "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that
     are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or
     dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created
     by him, and for him:" (Colossians 1:16 KJV)
       
    "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power:
     for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are
     and were created." (Revelation 4:11 KJV)

    "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it
     was very good." (Genesis 1:31a KJV)

    "The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the
     world, and they that dwell therein." (Psalms 24:1 KJV)

    "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and
     create evil: I the Lord do all these things." (Isaiah 45:7 
     KJV)     

    " . . . whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine."
     (Job 41:11 KJV)

    " . . . for all the earth is mine." (Exodus 9:15 KJV)
    "For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon
     a thousand hills." (Psalms 50:10 KJV)

    " . . . for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof."

     (Psalms 50:12 KJV)
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God Gave Man The Power And Authority To Rule Over All The Earth

Genesis 1:26-31 (RSV)
[26] Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."

[27] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

[28] And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."

[29] And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.

[30] And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.

[31] And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

We Are Accountable To God For Our Management Of
Everything He Has Entrusted To Us Here On Earth

The More He Gives To Us, The More He Requires From Us

             MATTHEW 25:14-30 (KJV) "The Parable Of The Talents"
                             NOTE: A "talent" was a sum of money
                             equal to about two years wages.
                                          
             14
                    For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into
                    a far country, who called his own servants, and
                    delivered unto them his goods.
             15
                    And unto one he gave five talents, to another two,
                    and to another one; to every man according to his
                    several ability; and straightway took his journey.
             16
                    Then he that had received the five talents went and
                    traded with the same, and made them other five
                    talents.
             17
                    And likewise he that had received two, he also gained
                    other two.
             18
                    But he that had received one went and digged in the
                    earth, and hid his lord's money.
             19
                    After a long time the lord of those servants cometh,
                    and reckoneth with them.
             20
                    And so he that had received five talents came and
                    brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou
                    deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have
                    gained beside them five talents more.
             21
                    His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and
                    faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few
                    things, I will make thee ruler over many things:
                    enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
             22
                    He also that had received two talents came and said,
                    Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I
                    have gained two other talents beside them.
             23
                    His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful
                    servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I
                    will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou
                    into the joy of thy lord.
             24
                    Then he which had received the one talent came and
                    said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man,
                    reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where
                    thou hast not strawed:
             25
                    And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the
                    earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
             26
                    His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and
                    slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I
                    sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
             27
                    Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
                    exchangers, and then at my coming I should have
                    received mine own with usury.
             28
                    Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto
                    him which hath ten talents.
             29
                    For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he
                    shall have abundance: but from him that hath not
                    shall be taken away even that which he hath.
             30
                    And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer
                    darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of
                    teeth.

                          "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him
                           shall be much required:" (Luke 12:48b KJV)

May the Lord bless this presentation of His holy Word.

     Rev. Bill McGinnis  <><
     bmcgin@patriot.net
     

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