Agriculture, Theology and Progress in Biblical Perspective

Author: Professor John Wibberley, RURCON


Agriculture is at the very heart of rural vitality and human survival. God was the first Agriculturalist. He planted a garden eastward in Eden. Agriculture means literally ‘field cultivation’ but the word ‘cultivation’ implies tending as commissioned by the Creator Himself, with an attitude of worship towards Him and of worth towards His creation. Adam (adama = earth) was formed from the earth to tend it as regent under God as King. Progress consists in respecting the needs rather than the wants of all members of the creation.

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