Thursday, May 15, 2008
Adding to the Scripture
When talking about the enviroment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., likes to add in a spiritual twist: "The Bible tells us in the Old Testanment, 'To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.'" It's a nice sounding line, but it's not in the Bible. Nor does it really paraphrase any other passage, says Claude Mariottini, professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. "It is not in the Bible. There is nothing that even approximates that." - World Magazine.