Whereas the United States contains 6% of the world’s population, yet uses 47% of its energy; and
Whereas this reflects a gross imbalance in living standards among the nations; and
Whereas such differences contribute to international pressures, often leading to armed conflict; now
Therefore be it Resolved that this body go on record as favoring extensive research for new, cleaner forms of energy that can be used to raise the living standards of underdeveloped nations as well as improving our own environment, and
Further be it Resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States with a letter urging him to continue to press Congress to implement the substance of this purpose so strongly promised in his inaugural address.
Whereas Almighty God has created the common natural elements on which we are all dependent; and
Whereas He called His creation “good;” and
Whereas man has dangerously polluted our environment, now therefore be it Resolved that from this time forward we redouble our efforts as individuals and in appropriate groups to reverse this increase in pollution and to clean up all kinds of pollutants with which we have already desecrated the good environment that God has entrusted to us.
Whereas the effects of sin are visible all around us being revealed in many forms and including the abuse of natural resources, pollution of air and water, and some of the related problems of hunger, disease, and overpopulation; and
Whereas our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, was interested in the whole man, teaching both by word and example the need to become involved in the needs of the whole man; and
Whereas we need to be guided in these very difficult days to know the will of God in such matters so that we can fulfill our responsibilities as conscientious Christians,
Be it Resolved that this delegate body go on record as standing against any practice or habit that degrades man and shows him to be the prodigal (waster), and that we reaffirm our intentions to be good stewards (caretakers) of the gifts of God in terms of our resources and environment.