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Does the Bible promote simple living?

post #1 of 5
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And, if you feel does, how so?

I just ran across a website talking about simple living and the Bible. Tell me what you think?
post #2 of 5
When I was Christian, I interpreted God's instructions to Adam in Genesis to dress and keep the Garden of Eden as extending to modern humanity's need to practice good stewardship of the natural world.
post #3 of 5
there is a verse that says to "put your mind on heavenly things, not earthly treasure" and I think that is stating that being less into things and more into people/time/what you do with your life means more and will achieve more in the end.
post #4 of 5
I think so:

Hebrews 13:5 (English Standard Version)
5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

I Thessalonians 4:10-12
But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.


But a Christian living out those verses in his/her life isn't going to look exactly like someone of another belief system living a simple or "green" life.
post #5 of 5
I would say yes. I agree with the above about caring for the earth, and about not seeking worldly things. I think the guidelines in the Bible are pretty simple; it's man's rules that make things complicated.
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