CVAUK adopts the observation from world history that ‘For evil to prosper all that is necessary is for good men to do nothing.’ It exhorts the Church to be fully aware of the consequences of its teaching in the past that has tended to portray God as indifferent to human and animal suffering. Some Christians have used the Bible to support:
These practices were ultimately rejected by enlightened, radical Christian leaders who dared to question the traditional church teachings.
...and their theologians, for example the Lambeth Conference, 1998 (Anglican), The Call of Creation, 2002 (Catholic) and Care of Creation, 1994 (Evangelical). In particular, the Lambeth Declaration, 1998, Resolution 1.8, ‘Creation’ states that:
(a) reaffirms the biblical vision of Creation according to which:
Creation is a web of inter dependent relationships bound together in the Covenant which God the Holy Trinity has established with the whole earth and every living being.
I. the divine Spirit is sacramentally present in Creation, which is therefore to be treated with reverence, respect and gratitude;
II. human beings are both co-partners with the rest of creation and living bridges between heaven and earth, with responsibility to make personal & corporate sacrifices for the common good of all creation; III. the redemptive purpose of God in Jesus Christ extends to the whole of Creation.