___There are people that refuse to believe the Lord had anything to do with creating the earth. Quite a few of these same people think the earth and every living thing on it sort of developed by chance. Furthermore, many even like to jokingly think of nature as being controlled by a fake person they call "Mother Nature." Sadly, some people actually even worship the earth and call it "Mother Earth," as if it was a female god!
___In truth, God, our heavenly Father, created the entire universe, including the earth and nature. The Bible says that there is clearly evidence for God in creation. You see, there is so much incredible detail, design and order in creation, that there is no possible way that the universe and everything in it could have come about by chance! In fact, there are today thousands of creation scientists with post-graduate degrees. Many of them once believed in evolution (complex life developing from simple forms over time without benefit of a Creator), but upon further study realized that God's work is the only way life and this universe could have been created!* Moreover, the number of believers in God's creation is increasing quickly among those with scientific and technical training.1 For example, Mensa, a group of intellectuals from around the world who score in the top 2% on I.Q. tests, has a growing group of those interested in creation science, too.2
___God made the earth to be lived on (Is 45:18). He created mankind to live on it (Ps 115:16) and subdue it (Gen 1:28). Conserving resources is good. Recycling and reducing pollution are good. Planting trees, vines and gardens are good. Taking care of people, plants and animals is good. Worshipping the earth is bad. Don’t ever worship the earth. That is idolatry (the sin of the worship of false gods) and God hates idolatry (Ex 20:3).
___Let us give thanks to God for this wonderful earth He created for us--and let us worship the Creator, not the creation!

Rom 1:21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Rom 1:25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen.

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Is 45:18 For this is what the LORD says--he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited--he says: "I am the LORD, and there is no other."
Ps 115:16 The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man.
Gen 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
Ex 20:3 "You shall have no other gods before me."

1 Henry M. Morris and Gary E. Parker, What is Creation Science? (El Cajon, CA: Master Books, 1982) 301-302. [*Note: Both these authors, Dr. Morris and Dr. Parker, are perfect examples of former evolutionists. Upon further study they came to believe in God's creation and are now creation scientists.]
2 "High I.Q. Creationists," Creation Ex Nihilo, Vol. 15 No. 1, p. 22
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Rom 1:20
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