Christian teachings on stewardship:
Stewardship is about looking after something so it can be passed on to the next generation. Christians believe God gave humans the stewardship of the Earth.(Genesis - humans have responsibilities to look after the Earth). The Old Testament says humans should treat animals fairly and land shouldn't be overfarmed - shouldn't grow crops every 50th year.
There is a parable in the Bible which states that we should leave the Earth in a better way than we found it.
Sermon of the Mount - one message of this was that Christians should share the Earth's resources. Christians believe they will be judged partly on how they have treated the Earth.
HOW DO THESE BELIEFS AFFECT CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE ENVIRONMENT: