My niece's idiot fundy husband just posted this on FB
"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world,
the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world - the
cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what
he has and does - comes not from the Father, but from the world." 1 John
2: 15-16 (NIV)``
Normally I ignore him, but this time I couldn't stand it. My response:
"We've trashed the world, and everything in it. It is pretty clear there is not much love for it."
I think John is talking about the world, not the earth. We may have trashed the earth, but an argument could be made that the reason why we have give so little consideration for God's creation is because we love the world and give little to no honor and love for those things that are of the Lord.
Seems world and earth are two different things to a Christian. Like the world is man's world, something created by man, and the earth was supposedly created by God. The flaw in the logic is that man and his/her world is part of nature. Even by Christian logic, if God created Man, and Man created the World, then God created the World. He would still be responsible.