The Endangered Species Act is our Noah’s Ark: Politicians and special interests are trying to sink it

www.christianpost.com | 11/19/2019 | Staff
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The Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Noah’s Ark of species protection, has rescued many of God’s creatures from the brink of extinction and has helped restore populations of majestic creatures such as the bald eagle, the peregrine falcon, and the humpback whale. The ESA has been more than 99 percent successful in preventing extinctions saving listed species from extinction. The Act currently protects over 1,800 endangered plant and animal species — all unique and valuable parts of God’s grand theater of creation.

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Sadly, the President and his Administration recently finalized changes that strike at the very heart of the ESA. As a Christian and a long-time advocate for the protection of creation, I deeply grieve and am greatly troubled by this attempt to disregard the preservation of God’s endangered creatures.

Acting on my Christian faith, I have for decades worked to defend the ESA from threats. My passion for this stems from the calling all Christians share to avad (serve) and shamar (keep) the earth on behalf of God. While the first chapter of the book of Genesis proclaims God as Creator of all things, the first two chapters taken together make it very clear that human beings are made to image God’s love of the very things God created. As imagers of God’s love we are appointed to serve (avad) and keep (shamar) what God loves; and we are appointed to keep with vital integrity all of God’s creatures (Genesis 2:15). As we pray that the Lord will keep (shamar) us, we are appointed by God to keep (shamar) God’s creatures and their fruitful lineages.

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The Endangered Species Act is a crucial, landmark conservation law that passed with overwhelming support by every U.S. Senator, 92-0, and by 394 (out of 398) U.S. Representatives. It has...
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