Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Join Us in Grateful Praise

 
For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.
Hymn 92

As members and friends of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we celebrate and sustain the Church’s April 2018 statement on honoring Creation and the Creator.

The principle of earth stewardship was taught to our first parents, Adam and Eve, and is applicable to us in latter days. “We should care for the earth, be wise stewards over it, and preserve it for future generations. And we are to love and care for one another.”1 The scriptures and testimonies of our prophets and apostles throughout time have exhorted us to care for Creation.

We believe that as members of the Church we can make a difference for good in the world. Individually we can do small things, and as wards, stakes, and a worldwide Church we can do incredible things. We have the ability and the responsibility to act. “The earth is vulnerable, and we are accountable to God for how we treat and use it.”2 It is our moral obligation to use “prudent principles of preservation.”3

We rise in full support of the Church’s call to be better stewards. We are grateful for the blessings given to us by Heavenly Parents and remember that the Creator of this Earth is our Savior.

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1 Russell M. Nelson, “The Creation,” Apr. 2000 General Conference.
2 Mormon Newsroom Commentary, “In Honoring Creation, We Honor the Creator, April 26, 2018
3 See Marcus B. Nash, “Righteous Dominion and Compassion for the Earth” (address given at the 18th Annual Stegner Center Symposium, Apr. 12, 2013), MormonNewsroom.org.

 

 

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