Global Warming: A Biblical View
“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease” (Gen. 9:22).
Global warming or climate change is a controversial issue. Environmentalists have convinced millions of people, many influential, that mankind is disrupting the natural processes of the earth. We are told the use of automobiles, factories, and various technologies are impacting the climate in a detrimental way; so much so that if we do not quickly reverse it, the world will be uninhabital in the not-too-distant future. Billions of dollars have been spent on programs to stop global warming/climate change (GW/CC). Children are indoctrinated that if their parents drive an SUV, polar bears and baby seals will die.
Did you know the Bible addresses this very issue?
Solomon said, “One generation passes away, and another generation comes; but the earth abides forever” (Ecc. 1:4). He then notes the rising and setting of the sun, the circuit of the wind, and the water cycle (Ecc. 1:5-7). His point is that men do not change the way the world works; man’s presence on the earth is not a disruption to the earth.
God made earth for man (Gen. 1:1-31). Initially, He made it to support two people, Adam and Eve. However, He was not ignorant that 6,000 years later 6 billion people would inhabit the planet. If He was, He is not God.
When God finished the creation on day six, mankind had everything needed for its sustenance for all time. Nothing more has been or needs to be created. The resources given by God at the beginning are enough to sustain us until Christ returns, even if that is another 6,000 years and 50 billion people. Hence, our existence and use of the resources on earth will not change our globe appreciably.
When Noah left the ark, the Lord said, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease” (Gen. 9:22). Unless you are willing to deny God’s explicit word, you must accept that mankind, no matter what it does, is not going to cause GW/CC. It is not possible.
The people who push GW/CC are humanist. They are God-deniers. Their “science” is their religion. They have an agenda, which includes elevating man to the master of this world. Their position is built on arrogance and ignorance. Sadly, some who claim a belief in God have swallowed their lies.
When this truth is mentioned, some react sternly stating, “Yes, but we are to be responsible stewards of the world and not act recklessly…we are to take care of the environment.” Who has advocated the wanton destruction of the earth? I have never heard a Christian (or anyone else for that matter) who has promoted the reckless use of the planet and its resources.
It is time for Christians to accept God’s truth and teach it to their children: God has given us this planet and everything in it to use for our benefit and the exercise of such is not going to harm this world.