For many people, summertime is a chance to get outside, explore new places and enjoy nature. If you’ve ever plunged into the ocean, hiked to the top of a mountain or gazed at the stars on a clear summer night, you may have found yourself in awe of nature’s beauty.
Christ followers believe nature was created by God, and the beauty we see is meant to lead us to worship Him, the Creator of the universe.
The Bible says God’s “invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made” (Romans 1:20).
The Apostle Paul went on to explain that there is no excuse for failing to worship God, because human beings can perceive His existence when they look at His creation.
God created the whole world, but the pinnacle of His work was humanity.
Genesis 1:28 says, “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 heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'”
Humans were designed to take care of God’s creation. We were never meant to elevate any part of creation into an object of worship. On the other hand, we weren’t meant to abuse the earth, either.
With these foundations in mind, read on for Billy Graham’s Biblical answers about God and nature.
Are science and religion opposed to one another?
The world is governed by the laws of nature. So how can people believe in miracles?
Why go to church when I can feel God’s presence in nature?
Should Christians work to protect the environment?
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