A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-3-19
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What’s Happening: “United Nations General Secretary, Antonio Guterres, in a message to preface the upcoming two-week global climate summit in Madrid, called on the world to stop its ‘war on climate,’ saying Sunday that man-made global warming is to blame. This after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord of 2015. Guterres cited the rise in fossil-fuel mining and drilling and the deforestation of the Amazon Basin as examples of what NOT to do (https://www.yahoo.com/news/war-against-nature-must-stop-144802849.html). ‘”Our war against nature must stop, and we know that it is possible,’ said Guterres. ‘We simply have to stop digging and drilling and take advantage of the vast possibilities offered by renewable energy and nature-based solutions.’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “Hasn’t there been a rise in global temperature?”
Biblical Response: “Yes…so? There have been many waxes and wanes over the years. I remember the dire warnings when I was in school of the ‘Coming Ice Age’ (https://cei.org/content/our-latest-global-warming-scare?gclid=CjwKCAiArJjvBRACEiwA-Wiqq2AtNUTKRQPHnJSraOBqzs4MmSeZAVcRirgMsvVSOzav5XlNxHm-UhoCLG4QAvD_BwE). Iif you look back far enough, this is not the only global warming cycle we’ve seen. Not everyone is pessimistic about the future (https://cei.org/content/our-latest-global-warming-scare?gclid=CjwKCAiArJjvBRACEiwA-Wiqq2AtNUTKRQPHnJSraOBqzs4MmSeZAVcRirgMsvVSOzav5XlNxHm-UhoCLG4QAvD_BwE), but bad news sells; besides, my Bible says ‘of seedtime and harvest there shall be no end’ (Gen. 8:22).”
“Christians? We believe God is in control of this earth, not man (2 Chron. 33:13). Man would like to be in control (man-made global warming), but it’s just not so. We were even warned that CFCs were destroying the ozone layer…until someone pointed out that they were heavier than air! Since He sees and declares the end from the beginning (Is. 46:10), He is surprised by nothing…we never hear Him say ‘Oops! I didn’t see that one coming!’”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us discern the truth…a lie does not free (John 8:32); in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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