Thursday, May 8, 2014

Christians Agree that There is Man-Made Climate Change

The United States government recently reported that climate change is having a severe effect on the globe: sea-levels rising, flooding, storm surges, hurricanes, drought. And man has caused it.

Christians all over the world should shout a hearty “amen,” not with joy as if we want it, but in agreement that is truly is agreement to the news that the earth is headed for disaster because of man. We absolutely believe in man-made climate change. Christ warned that before His Second Coming we would see a rise in wars, rumors of wars, plagues, famines, earthquakes. 

To the Laodicean Christians this is all a yawner, “ho-hum.” For we have been expecting this for two thousand years. We know that one of the reasons Christ is returning is to destroy those who have polluted the earth.

And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come...[God] shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. Rev. 11: 18
So yes, Christians are believers in man-made climate change, we are not “deniers.” In fact, ever since the slaying of the first man, Abel, the soil itself has been crying out to curse those who pollute the earth. (Gen. 4: 11) 

[F]or the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now. Rom. 8: 20-22

Where Christians might differ from some environmentalists is how to deal with man-made climate change. 

The secular world is advocating population control by more sterilization, contraception, better availability of “reproductive rights”(abortion). Destroy marriage and families so that there will be less procreation. Drastically reduce man’s environmental footprint by lowering the number of feet.  

Christians, however, know why the earth is puking up methane and spewing forth carbon dioxide. We know why the foundations of the world are roiling and the sun and moon grow blood red with atmospheric pollution. 

No matter what the movie “Noah” suggests, the earth is not angry at human over-population, it is sickened with sin. Scriptures tell us what happens to the environment because of man’s wickedness:

He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground, a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the wickedness of its inhabitants. Ps. 107:33-34 

How long will the land mourn, and the grass of every field wither? For the wickedness of those who live in it the animals and the birds are swept away, and because people said, "He is blind to our ways." Jer. 12: 4

Evidence of their wickedness still remains: a continually smoking wasteland, plants bearing fruit that does not ripen, and a pillar of salt standing as a monument to an unbelieving soul. Wisdom 10:7

Man has corrupted the earth with strife and division. Our souls are blinded with selfishness, with lies and deception, greed and love of money, envy, disrespect, pride, immorality and wanton vulgarity. The earth is still crying out because it is being glutted with the innocent blood of hundreds of millions unborn babies since murdering one’s own child started becoming legal around the world.

We do not need more population regulation we need more population repentance. The wickedness of the earth is great. Sin is what we need to be afraid of. Heal our hearts and we will heal our land.

1 comment:

Reginald Stevenson said...

There is also evidence that suggests that the rich elites want to reduce the population to 500 million and to maintain it at that number.