Program #325 “Christianity Goes to the EPA” –1-21-2018 – Synopsis
Last month President Trump appointed Scott Pruitt to head the EPA, and the political left took to the warpath because Pruitt is a leading warrior against the EPA’s far left environmental agenda. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, Pruitt sued the EPA 14 times for stepping beyond their congressional authority. In the words of Scott Pruitt, “For a long time the EPA has been dominated by administrators that have not been interested in stewardship of the land but prohibition,” and “The other side thinks we exist to serve the creation, when the creation is meant to serve us.”
What makes this story so important is that Scott Pruitt is a serious Christian. He graduated from a private Christian college; he is a deacon and Sunday School teacher in his Baptist Church, and he is on the board of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The new head of the EPA is a real Christian who uses God’s Word to inform his environmental philosophy.
This week’s program is about how theology informs our positions and policies. There is a dramatic difference between environmental policies coming out of a secular materialist worldview and an environmental policies coming out of a Christian worldview.
Scripture References: Genesis 1:28; Deuteronomy 8:9; Jeremiah 2:27, 10:8; Isaiah 1:29; Romans 1:25; Ecclesiastes 3:19-21; Isaiah 8:20; Romans 1:21-22; Proverbs 14:12