If we continue to poison and pollute the Earth and eliminate its plant and animal species, will we ever see Heaven? Because if there are to be “restored bodies*,” Heaven will have air and water. One need not be religious to be a Christian (Dietrich), but someone has to start somewhere (Sophie) treating the Earth as it were Heaven.
It will be followers of Christ who lead in treating the Earth as it is Heaven, considering it the price of admission.
*Dietrich Bonhoeffer struggled with “an anachronistic” Apostles’ Creed where the German translation reads, “resurrection of the flesh.” His lament (and his mentors’) was that the Creed, repeated since 390 AD relatively unaltered, did not take advantage of the Reformation and placed Christians at odds with scientific discoveries – the slow unfurling of tools that God is disclosing that should allow salvation, not the destruction of mankind.
See the Confessing Church’s Green Creed.