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CLARITY – 3-1-19 Climate Change is Real…CULTURALLY

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-1-19

Climate Change is Real…CULTURALLY

What’s Happening: “Jay Inslee, 68, Democrat Gov. of Washington, just announced (today) his candidacy for Presidency in 2020, emphasizing climate change as an existential threat. He joins a field of over a dozen already, with more just waiting for the right moment to join the fray (https://www.yahoo.com/gma/focus-climate-change-washington-gov-inslee-enters-2020-120403139–abc-news-topstories.html). Quoting Gov. Inslee, ‘”This is a moment. This is the 11th hour to defeat climate change. It is a moment of great urgency, but it is also this incredible opportunity to seize for job creation.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Carbon fuels are making climate change real and urgent!’

Biblical Response:  “Maybe…but probably not…and that’s the least of our worries. Don’t get me wrong. I think that climate change is real. However, it’s not a man-made atmospheric problem…it IS a man-made cultural one! Considering the historical fluctuations of the earth’s mean temperatures, farting cows, Chinese carbon pollution levels, etc.  we have a preponderance of scientists who have it WRONG! Still, climate change (funny how environmentalists only use the term ‘global warming’ during the summer) is real, but it’s a cultural problem.. Since we have eliminated the Word of God from influence in our society, we have raised a godless generation that thinks socialism is to be preferred over capitalism. One problem. Man is not basically good. Man is basically bad.”

“Christians? We’re almost as big a part of the problem as the unchurched secular society. In our attempt to be all things to all men, our tolerance and political correctness has us backing down when we should be standing up (1 Pet. 3:15). The scripture is clear about stewardship of our environment. That was part of man’s original job description (Gen 2:15) and we have been assured that our puny attempts at destroying what God has made will be insufficient (Gen. 8:22). The problem is: we never read the Word anymore. ”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to make a difference in our culture…it’s a pity knowing the answer…and not speaking up; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com.’ He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent


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CLARITY – 2-11-19 What’s the Rush?

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-11-19

What’s the Rush?

What’s Happening: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes (AOC) has introduced The Green New Deal, painting a gloomy future, which, according to her, will apocalyptically end in 12 years unless we engage in expensive and draconian measures. The price tag is a mere 7 Trillion dollars and will bring America to a ‘net-zero’ carbon emission status, though the U.N predicts a 100% reduction in carbon gas by us will only yield a .2 degree lowering of global temps by 2100 (https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/02/07/theres-nothing-new-about-the-green-new-deal/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVdZM05EVmhZMkpsT1RWaSIsInQiOiJEVjM3Qm8xMlZEaW0xblFQN3B0QUtGMzBOS2J3dEFiTU5NZFRpVkdCRzNpb0l4QkZxaU1QM0Q4NTlxTXFXOFFneUhHcTdvRVdBZmpGT2dXaWhhZlJcL3lJTTg2d0dhcVJyQTM0YXpmS25VUzVHdjhtNk4rd2Q1cHlUKzZKT0IwYnkifQ%3D%3D) Net-zero? According to Generation Yes, a climate activist website it means: ‘reducing the volume of greenhouse gas emissions that human activity releases into the atmosphere until our total output is no greater than the emissions we remove, through activities like planting carbon forests, reducing deforestation and using technologies like carbon capture and storage. So no more goes out than goes in = net zero.’

Knee-Jerk Response:  “What about herds of farting cows?”

Biblical Response:  “Actually, AOC addresses this issue. Quoting from the article: ‘We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.’ Her solution to most air travel? High -speed, electrically-run rail travel…which is very expensive and does not accommodate Hawaiians. Also, her resolution (thankfully it’s only a resolution…though many Democrats fully endorse it) does not take into account other ‘polluting’ countries, the disproportionate cost to the middle class, the massive unemployment that would follow in the oil and gas industries, etc.”

“Christians? No Christian is laying aside his or her mandate to promote a clean environment. We’re the original ‘tenders and keepers’ (Gen. 2:15). In fact, that is part of our original purpose. But we’re also called to provide (1 Tim. 5:8). If we take, say, a couple hundred years, surely we can find a way to fulfill both mandates. And it might look less socialistic.”  

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, while it’s not wrong to have lofty goal, let us do so with patience and compassion, realizing some change must come slowly…of course, that might require us to have Your perspective…which might be Your underlying goal anyway; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com.’ He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent