Wednesday, March 05, 2008

God and Politics 2e: The Image of God

I forgot this one yesterday...

e) Humanity rules over creation

One pretty major aspect of imaging God that is entrusted to humanity is the rule of creation. Human beings are to govern not only their own society, but also the rest of the world that God has made. All things have been put under man's feet (Psalm 8:6). At a point in time when we are just beginning to realise how much of a profound effect our actions can have on the world in which we live, it would be a significant oversight to ignore the fact that ruling, stewarding and caring for creation is part of what it means to be human. I take it that any human government will need to take seriously the responsibility to rule properly not only over the people they govern but also the part of the earth that has been given to them to steward.

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