The Doctrine Of "Redemption From Evil And Corruption": A Catalyst For Ecological Degradation In Aafrica

  • Dziedzorm R. Asafo


It would seem absurd to Evangelical Christians to suggest that Christians have no regard for the ecology. However, most Christians agree that God's creation has to be preserved and that is a principle outlined in the Bible. The issue is the concomitant results of Christian activities in much of Africa relating to environmental degradation and hence de-forestation in certain cases. It is to be argued that although the steward of God'screation is enjoined in the Bible, ecological concerns were pushed to the background inadvertently by Christian Missionaries, and theology gained the upper hand that contributed to ecological disasters in many parts of Africa.