There is another declaration coming out about Evangelicals and the Environment. This one is supported by the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission as well as some other noted Evangelical groups. It is very short and also expresses a concern for the poor.
Dr. Russell Moore, Dr. Danny Akin and Dr. Wayne Grudem are listed as charter supporters of the declaration.
Here is the statement in full:
The We Get It! Declaration:
God Said It
God created everything. He made us in His own image, and commanded us to be fruitful and multiply and watch over His creation. Although separated from God by our sin, we are lovingly restored through Jesus Christ, and take responsibility for being good stewards.
We Get It
Our stewardship of creation must be based on Biblical principles and factual evidence. We face important environmental challenges, but must be cautious of claims that our planet is in peril from speculative dangers like man-made global warming.
They Need It
With billions suffering in poverty, environmental policies must not further oppress the world’s poor by denying them basic needs. Instead, we must help people fulfill their God-given potential as producers and stewards.
Let’s Do It
We will follow our Lord Jesus Christ and honor God as we use and share the principles of His Word to care for the poor and tend His creation.
You can visit the We Get It Website to learn more.