Eastern mysticism and human secularism join beliefs in Gaiaism, the central of which is that the earth is a living being. While God instructs us to dress and keep the earth, He never intended for us to worship the creation.
Before his retirement in 2021, Dr. Donald Ward pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana, and taught at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as chairman of the Council of Elders of the United Church of God. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.