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As Christians, we should be concerned about our effect on our environment. God appointed man to be the steward of this world (Genesis 1:28), not the destroyer of it. However, we should not allow en...
I humbly submit this concept is nothing more than a deception which is now peddled as "climate change" (a vague term lacking clarity) by the narcissistic, secular, dominant elites. 2 Corinthians 11:14; 2 Corinthians 11:15; This secular religion grants greater bureaucratic control to its high priests of the faith and transfers public funds into the open pockets of faithful supporters and donors. But this scheme places undue burdens and bondage upon the poorest among us to meet their ever increasing indulgences, via higher energy or living costs and many lost jobs. 2 Corinthians 2:17; Habakkuk 1:4 When skeptics (unbelievers) inquire about what specific scientific examinations were used to detect any errors in the theory, "empirical data" (derived from experiment and observation RATHER THAN THEORY) in support of their position, they make every effort to discredit the unbelievers and then bludgeon them into silence via their ideological traveling companions in the various media portals. Galatians 4:16; Galatians 4:17 Simply stated, any position taken that would at its core strip any of the freedoms or liberties granted us by the Creator and the atoning blood of Christ on the cross, and where any form of coercion must be employed, should alert any freedom loving people and is really all one needs to know on a matter! 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 10:5 "The malice of the wicked, is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous." Winston Churchill In the Lord's freedom and liberty standing always.................warrior on
The Bible tells us that when Christ returns He will find an earth that is continuing. There will be workers in the fields, people marrying etc. So we should not be concerned that the world is in crisis (as far as global warming etc goes), and that man will destroy it. It obviously isn't destroyed if the Son of Man comes people are still going about their ordinary lives. (Matthew 24:36-42). This doesn't mean we shouldn't take care of our world as much as we personally can, just not to be obsessed and overly concerned. All is in His hands.
Global warming/climate change is a fact; it is happening. The question, asked by the political leaning believer, is 'what's causing it'. The answer given by the political leaning believer greatly depends on which side of the political aisle he/she sits on. Politics is about policy and how to implement policy to attain a desired outcome for constituency. Truth in politics is a convenience or a hindrance, but not a main ingredient the way eggs are in baking a cake. Truth can be omitted and the baking can proceed regardless of the outcome of the political cake. "Christian" concern for this matter should be focused on "truth", which is a variable in such theoretical points in question. In summary: Believers should focus on ways to help unite the people who will use every means available and necessary to divide everybody (Eph 1:10).
With respect to all sides of the debate, I see the issue is more when the climate change debate is used to elevate the worth of animals and 'the earth' or 'mother nature' above the value of people, and when people become more concerned about the welfare of the earth than they do about the welfare of God's people.
Many catastrophes are prophesied as we approach the end of our era and the return of Christ. Christ himself mentioned wars, famines, pestilences and earthquakes (Matt 24:7). To this Revelation adds asteroid strikes (Rev 6:9, 8:8), loss of light from the sun and stars (Rev 8:12), and unnatural heat and darkness (Rev 16: 8-10). In fact, whenever humanity crosses from one age to another there is always a chaotic time interval to endure. Geologists also discriminate one geologic period from another by the discontinuous character of the rocks between periods. Is perceived man-made global warming a real threat to human existence, or a precursor to the events prophesied in the bible? Two considerations: First, scientific theories are always subject to improvement and correction. Even if partially true, it doesn't mean that we should embark on billion-dollar programs which attempt to reverse a global warming trend. Some scientists (for example see Prof. Valentina Zharkova) believe we are actually headed toward a little ice age or "Maunder Minimum" this century due to declining sun spots. Also, one large volcanic eruption could conceivably decrease world temperatures significantly. For example, the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 caused the "year without a summer" in 1816 that resulted in widespread crop failures and even famine. Unfortunately we are seeing today an increase in earthquakes and volcanism around the world. Other trends do suggest we are in the last days, so man-made global warming may be the least of our concerns. Second, have we ever had a word from the Lord condemning the use of oil, coal or natural gas as seriously polluting our environment, including the air, and contrary to the divine plan? If so, it would be good to reveal this to the body of Christ, since we know of none so far. There is no sin attached to fossil fuel burning in itself. It is indeed possible that these so-called pollutants are intended to ameliorate the future time when sunlight reduces to two-thirds of its normal level (Rev 8:12). The ways of God in permitting fossil fuel burning do reach far beyond any scientific concerns about the future. The end times will be filled with strong delusions (2 Thes 2.11), false doctrines (1 Ti 4:1) and generally atheistic thinking. Rather than relying on scientific speculations about the future, we as Christians must rely on the sure word of the Lord in the Bible and in prayer to maintain a sound mind on any subject (2 Tim 1:7), scientific or otherwise.
First of all let me say that I believe the "climate" is changing. Always has, always will. The questions that need to be answered, in my opinion, are: 1. Is man causing it? To think that man can "destroy" the environment is the height of arrogance. Man can't make a tornado or hurricane change paths, create a bolt of lightning or divert a tsunami. Furthermore, the idea that man can destroy the environment is a backhanded way of saying God didn't have enough foresight to see that when He made the earth and put man in it he was going to end up destroying His creation. 2. If it is happening, why is it up to the USA to fix it? 3. Based on past performance why does anyone, with walking around sense, think the federal government possesses the expertise to fix it? See the war on poverty, the Dept. Of Education, the Post Office, the Dept. Of Energy, the war on drugs just to name a few. We oft times confuse weather and climate.
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