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Contaminating God’s creation

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 fowl of the air, and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” God blessed them and said unto them, “Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it.”

Surely dominion does not mean for us to contaminate, trash and destroy God’s creation.

Dominion means mankind is to manage the Earth and its resources like a garden. Taking care of our natural resources is an obligation we should honor whether we believe God created them or not. We are to be stewards over God’s creation.

But, with the nuclear era, we have failed in our God-given obligation, and are contaminating and destroying his creation. We are paying the ultimate price with sickness, catastrophes, contamination and death – the likes of which have never been seen before in the history of the world.

LaVerne Kautz

Ritzville, Wash.



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