CCC&TSPM Advocates Food Waste Reduction – China Christian Daily


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ByMark Cui October 12, 2020

The CCC&TSPM issued an initiative to Christians to eliminate food waste, following the instructions of President Xi Jinping, who issued a relevant directive last August.

On September 28, theCCC & TSPM (China Christian Council & Three-Self Patriotic Movement)encouraged the Protestant community to not waste food.

The initiative first recognizes that wasting food is shameful and saving is more honorable. People should become more conscious of the need to not waste food and encourage the healthy and thrifty consumption of food for all of society.

The church bodies are also asking that believers are diligent and dedicated in their witness for the Lord. The CCC&TSPM said that diligence was a traditional virtue of the Chinese nation, and a biblical teaching as Proverbs 10:4 says, “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth”. Also in Romans 12:11:“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

The proposal also makes the point that a clean plate was a sign of good economy. After the Lord Jesus performed the miracle of feeding five thousand people, he said to his disciples: “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” (John 6:12) What the Lord said to the disciples at that time, was also a command and instruction for Christians today.

It adds, “We must consciously develop the habits of hard work and simplicity, and be earnest about getting rid of bad habits such as ostentation, extravagance, and comparison.”

The last point is to eliminate waste and be a good steward for God because God has first given his blessings to his people in creation. As a Christian, one should consciously save a grain of rice, a drop of water, and a kilowatt-hour of electricity.

– Translated by Abigail Wu

全国基督教两会发出“崇尚勤俭节约、杜绝餐饮浪费”倡议书全国基督教两会向基督徒发出杜绝餐饮浪费的倡议。

2020年9月28日,中国基督教两会发布“崇尚勤俭节约、杜绝餐饮浪费”倡的倡议,as习近平在8月11日再作指示:坚决制止餐饮浪费行为。

第一点,要树立浪费可耻、节约为荣的观念,切实增强崇尚勤俭节约、杜绝餐饮浪费的自觉意识,成为全社会倡导健康文明节俭的餐饮消费方式的宣传者和践行者。

第二,呼吁勤劳敬业,为主发光。CCC&TSPM说勤劳是中华民族的传统美德,也是《圣经》的教导。《圣经》说:“手懒的,要受贫穷;手勤的,却要富足。”(箴 10:4)“殷勤不可懒惰。要心里火热,常常服侍主。”(罗 12:11)

第三点是厉行节约,实践“光盘行动”。主耶稣行过使“五千人吃饱”的神迹后,对门徒说:“把剩下的零碎收拾起来,免得有糟蹋的。”(约 6:12)主当时对门徒所说的,也是对今天基督徒的命令和教导。要自觉养成艰苦朴素习惯,坚决破除讲排场、比阔气、搞攀比等陋习。

最后一点是杜绝浪费,做上帝的好管家。上帝起初造人时,就赋予人管家的职分。作为基督徒,应自觉从节约一粒米、一滴水、一度电等生活小事作起。

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全国基督教两会发出“崇尚勤俭节约、杜绝餐饮浪费”倡议书

The CCC&TSPM issued an initiative to Christians to eliminate food waste, following the instructions of President Xi Jinping, who issued a relevant directive last August.

On September 28, theCCC & TSPM (China Christian Council & Three-Self Patriotic Movement)encouraged the Protestant community to not waste food.

The initiative first recognizes that wasting food is shameful and saving is more honorable. People should become more conscious of the need to not waste food and encourage the healthy and thrifty consumption of food for all of society.

The church bodies are also asking that believers are diligent and dedicated in their witness for the Lord. The CCC&TSPM said that diligence was a traditional virtue of the Chinese nation, and a biblical teaching as Proverbs 10:4 says, “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth”. Also in Romans 12:11:“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

The proposal also makes the point that a clean plate was a sign of good economy. After the Lord Jesus performed the miracle of feeding five thousand people, he said to his disciples: “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” (John 6:12) What the Lord said to the disciples at that time, was also a command and instruction for Christians today.

It adds, “We must consciously develop the habits of hard work and simplicity, and be earnest about getting rid of bad habits such as ostentation, extravagance, and comparison.”

The last point is to eliminate waste and be a good steward for God because God has first given his blessings to his people in creation. As a Christian, one should consciously save a grain of rice, a drop of water, and a kilowatt-hour of electricity.

– Translated by Abigail Wu

CCC&TSPM Advocates Food Waste Reduction

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