It’s been said that any person can “quote mine” the Bible to make it say just about anything, or to have it support just about anything. Unfortunately, it can be true, and when things are taken out of context we can find ourselves talking about something that’s totally unbiblical using a biblical proof text.
So, why is it that Nancy Pelosi had to invent Scripture to back up her environmental position?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is fond of quoting a particular passage of Scripture. The quote, however, does not appear in the Bible and is “fictional,” according to biblical scholars.
In her April 22 Earth Day news release, Pelosi said, “The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, ‘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.’ On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children’s children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature.”
Bible scholars everywhere are shaking their heads particularly on the part about ministering to the Earth as being an act of worship. They say they can’t find anything remotely close. And they also say that she’s actually 180 degrees off when it comes to nature. Man was to subdue it, not treat it as something to let subdue us.