Friday, October 24, 2008


"While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease." (Genesis 8:22).
This is a question for all of you people out there who live in fear that the sky is falling, who believe that the climate is going to change so dramatically as to be unlivable. Do you believe God's promise that day and night, summer and winter, cold and heat will remain until God decides? Christians ought to be good to the world they have been placed in, but the "global change" prophets are whipping up a hysteria that ignores the place of God and the rights God has given to man. The resources from trees to coal are ours for burning and building stuff with. The animals are here for our pleasure. We have them as pets and we eat some of them. So do we believe the Bible? Do we believe that God is in control? Do we believe the promises of God? Do we believe that God made the world for man to live and eat from?
1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. 2 "The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given. 3 "Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant. (Gen. 9:1-3)
I understand how an unbelieving Darwinist could conclude that man, a johnny come lately in the evolutionary scheme, is just a raper and pillager of the earth. I can understand, sort of, how someone who has rejected God would see the man as the problem and that the world as a whole would be better off with the extinction of man. But I don't understand how someone who claims to believe the Bible could conclude such things. God said to Noah to "multiply" and "fill the earth" and to eat whatever you want to from the earth. God said that he gave animals and plants to man for food. Sure, it makes sense to be a good steward of the things God has given, but to demonize those who burn coal or those who have large families is contrary to God's word.

As a Christian I trust that God is in control. He placed us on this planet to subdue it, populate it, and eat from it. For warmth and fuel, we can burn the "fossil" fuels, and for food we can till the ground and harvest the produce. We can be good stewards of God's earth without demonizing large families because of their large "carbon footprint". We can be good stewards while harvesting the bounty of the earth for food and fuel. And all of the "chicken little" Christians who claim to believe the Bible, ought to reconsider if they believe what God says. God destroyed the earth once with a great flood and in the future He will permanently destroy it by fire.

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