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God directed environmental responsibility
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Through a series of recent events, I have become intimately involved in the education of three of our grandsons, one of whom is in the Georgia Pre-K program. I was a little intrigued by the title of a book, the little guy got sent home with entitled, “Live, Love, Lead.” I wasn’t quite expecting the political message of always having the environment on our minds in everything we do.
I believe in being environmentally responsible, taking care of the earth, and the resources we’ve been given, but to have the environment always on my mind in everything I do, is teaching children about a belief system that puts the earth and the environment first. God put man on earth to care for and keep it The design to keep and care for the earth was in God’s plan from the beginning.
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, ‘Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.’” Genesis 1:28 (KJV)
“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.” Genesis 2:15 (KJV)
But man is now making a religion of “Mother Earth” and the environment, sometimes at the expense and welfare of man.
Overpopulation is a message being propagated to school age children. And while there seems to be a shortage of food in many places around the world, could it be that the regulations, restrictions, and conservation imposed by the movement are causing the food shortage in the first place? Could it be possible that the additional fees, taxes, and higher costs of saving the environment and green peace hurts the personal economies of many families?
While I don’t oppose children being taught to care for the environment, I do oppose it being taught as a religious belief, that the environment should be first in our minds and in everything we do.
“Jesus said unto him, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’” Matthew 22:37-41 (KJV)
Due to the outcry for separation of church and state, the teaching of God is not allowed in public schools, so children are not taught that environmental responsibility was really a directive from the Creator.
But Noah Webster considered, “Education useless without the Bible.” He further stated, "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed… No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people…”
The Christian religion is not allowed in the public school system, even though the public education system utilized the Bible as a subject in the earliest foundation of our nation. Other beliefs are being taught, but are we better off for it? One would only need to look at our society, school shootings, and the downward spiral to rightly answer.

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