Christians have different opinions when it comes to interpretations about the origins of the universe. They believe that the Earth belongs to God and that humans are stewards in charge of its care.
According to the Book of Genesis, in how many days did God create the world?
What is the central message of the Genesis creation stories?
That God made everything good
That everything happened by chance
That chaos dominates everything
When did the Big Bang take place?
30,000 years ago
2 billion years ago
14 billion years ago
Who devised the theory of evolution?
How can Christians show they are thankful to God?
By dressing well when praying
By taking care of the environment which God has given them
By never cutting down trees
How has the Roman Catholic Church responded to the challenges raised by environmental issues?
By saying that humanity should leave it to God to look after the environment
By saying that humanity depends on God but everyone has a responsibility for the environment
By saying that humanity should take responsibility for some of the environment and leave the rest to God
How have Quakers responded to what they call 'the crisis of climate change'?
They see an opportunity to remake society as a communion of people living sustainably as part of the natural world
They believe the Earth belongs to them to do with as they please
They believe encouraging a high-carbon society will draw them closer to the abundance of peace, freedom and true community
How do many non-literalist Christians today see the relationship between God and evolution?
They reject evolution as it contradicts the Biblical account and denies God's power
They see God as the Creator who uses evolution as the method of creation
They believe that evolution proves that God does not exist
What is meant by the term dominion?
The duty to look after the environment on behalf of God
To have control and authority over God's creations
To live a sustainable lifestyle
What is meant by the term stewardship?
The duty of human beings to care for the world and maintain balance in nature
The role of humans as rulers and controllers of the world
The duty to be responsible for the environment