God’s Plan

Welcome:

Trinity Cares begins with following the word of God.

Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. Genesis 1:26 New International Version

Who did God put in charge of all living creatures? 

Humans, and who better to help and protect those living creatures than us Christians?  We know God's word, and we seek to do God's will.

 

What is God asking mankind to do?

To have dominion and to rule over all animals.

 

How should humanity rule over animals?

 

As they

were created,

in the image and 

likeness of

God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

                                                                                                                                                        What

does

God

say

about

animals?

 

 

 

 

"So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good."  Genesis 1:21

 

 

What is God saying about whales, sharks, fish, turtles, crab, shrimp, lobsters etc.?

 

 

God is saying that all life in all waters is good.

 

 

What is  

God

saying about every 

winged fowl?

 

           God is saying, all birdare good.

"God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds.  And God saw that it was                    good."            Genesis 1:25

 

 

 

 

What is God saying about cows, horses, bears, moose, deer, elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, etc.?

God is saying all wild animals are good.

 

 

 

"The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.  And God saw that it was good."  Genesis 1:12


What is God saying about our food, plants, and trees?

 

                     

God is saying

our natural world 

is good.

 

 

 

 

 

God put humans in charge of all animals, big and small, including reptiles, birds, and fish.  Humans are also in charge of trees, flowers, fruits, berries, and food.  We have dominion over all living things on earth, and God concludes his creation of animals and plants is good.

This biblical judgment that God's creation is good suggests that humans should also conclude that God's creation is good.  

Therefore, this creation should be ruled with LOVE and respect.

Trinity Cares Inc. recognizes God's plan that humans are responsible for animals.          

Trinity Cares Inc. sees all animals, as God does, as good.    

How shall humans rule over animals?       

As we were created to, in the image and likeness of our creator, God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Our Lord is our role model, leader, and guide in how we should rule over animals.

How much does God care about animals?

 

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care."  Matthew 10:29

"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?  Yet not one of them is forgotten by God."  Luke 12:6

 

 

 

 

 

 

God values and loves sparrows, God loves birds, God loves caterpillars and so can you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is God's word, giving us some instruction on how to care for animals.

"If you come across a bird's nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is setting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young." 

Deuteronomy 22:6

 "Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.

Deuteronomy 25:4


                        Isn't God suggesting we put the care of animals before our every want?

 

 

 

Ray Bohlin say's it best, in his article titled, Christian Environmentalism, contributed by Probe Ministries:

 

"Humans need to use dominion over nature not as if we are entitled to exploit or disrespect nature but as the job, God gave us to do."

 

Trinity Cares recognizes God's plan that we humans are in charge of God's creation and so very much like God, we see that God's creation is good and like God, we love, and like God, we Love God's Creation!