About Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz

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Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - July 16

July 16

The Threat to Our Environment

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

Romans 8:22, niv

God created you and me to live with Him in His heavenly home, enjoying fellowship with Him and glorifying Him forever! Death was not part of His plan. It was through Adam’s sin that death—temporal and eternal—entered the human race. And death entered creation as well.


Flowers fade. Grass withers. Birds sing in minor key. Trees lose their leaves because “creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God” (Rom. 8:20–21, niv). Because of man’s sin, creation has been in a cycle of death and decay. The greatest threat to our environment is not fluorocarbon or nuclear testing or the burning of tropical forests in the Amazon River region or toxic waste. The greatest threat to our environment has been and is sin! So . . . help to clean up the environment by repenting of your sin!

God’s Story, (Nashville: W Publishing, 1997). 

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