At Jesus Creed, RJS is reading a book on creation care from a pair of scholars, with academic pedigrees in biblical studies and biology. The book looks like a must-read.
The earth is finite, the resources are finite, and we as humans have the ability and technology wreak great destruction. While there may be valid debate as to whether we have or have not yet crossed any irreversible thresholds, it is clear that we have the capability to do so. There is no scientific or theological reason to deny this possibility, even probability. God’s plan will not be thwarted – but he may well let us dwindle from 7.2 billion to a much smaller number as a consequence for our action or inaction.