Global Warming Vs. Global Stupidity

I read this morning yet another article on global warming. More fud? Perhaps. This one had a nice conspiratorial twist behind the politics which I found to be somewhat entertaining (true or not). I say entertaining from the angle of watching a fool light firecrackers in his hand after you’ve said, “don’t do that”. It’s both funny and sad all at the same time (but it leans more towards the sad).

The earth is a beautiful place. I’ve seen the mountains covered with snow and I’ve gazed across the bows of ship, looking at the blue ocean waters that seem to never end. I’ve seen a thousand islands from the sky and trekked through some of the jungles they contain. Why would we want to pollute our planet? I understand very well the need, the very desire to protect it.Global Warming

C.S. Lewis speaking on the supernatural once said, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.” I find the same truth applies to protecting our planet and to global warming. We can under protect it or we can over protect it and there is error in both of those extremes. Both viewpoints have their own delusions and Satan undoubtedly enjoys them all.

Consider one side: Let us recycle! This is a good thing and, fundamentally speaking, it is quite biblical:

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. (Pro 18:9)

Why then bury the plastic and aluminum that we can reuse? How many landfills do we need to create, tossing aside our natural resources as garbage when we can put those things to better use? It’s a valid argument and I get the fundamental concept. As much sense as it makes, it too has its own unhealthy extreme: Denial.

There’s a belief that we can destroy our planet and there’s also a belief that we can save it. Both beliefs are as false as they are extreme. While we can certainly pollute our planet (and live with the consequences of that pollution), God has not given us the power to destroy it. Likewise, neither can we save it past its time. How do I know? I’ve read the end of the book.

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. (Rev 21:1)

Simply put, God will destroy the heavens and the earth just as he created them. All the nukes in the world won’t change that fact. Al Gore and the “Global Warming Alarmist Army” can continue to neglect the science God has given us (Mt. Pinatubo for example) but until they shake hands with the “Free Enterprise Movement“, meet in the middle and repent, then they will always be blind leaders of the blind.

I will try to take care of what God has given me but, first and foremost, I will love my neighbor as myself. If that means giving a thirsty child a plastic bottle of water then so be it. Ultimately, my orders are to Love God and Love Thy Neighbor. I will try to preserve and protect the earth as I do those things but it is a lesser issue and should remain so for Christians.

But a final verse:

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. (2Pe 3:10)

Second Peter Three Ten: Now that’s a global warming to be concerned with!

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