What is climate change? Climate change describes global warming—the ongoing increase in global average temperature and its effects on Earth’s climate system. What does the Bible say about it? Not much but in God’s Word there is an answer…if you go beyond the words, so to speak. Should we be worried about it, not really? A respectful concern would be more in order. The Bible has some words that should be of comfort in the uncertainty of this world. It might be a bit of a stretch but in the Word there is a certainty that eludes us in the stress of everyday life. For most people of the faith it is not that big a stretch.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
From the very first we read that the creation of this earth was planed, controlled and of Devine intervention. Now I realize that there are other theories but mine is not a theory because I believe in God, the creator of all things. So say what you will, in God I find my comfort and peace of mind. It is a God Thing. The Creator of all things is in charge. We should be aware that God just didn’t walk off on the Seventh Day leaving his creation unattended, he left specific instructions as to what Man and Woman were expected to do.
4 This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; 6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Can we make a difference in this thing called Climate Change? First we need to recognize and accept that we are not in charge and as Pogo once said… “We have found the enemy and they is us.” So the answer might be Yes. As Paul Harvey, a well known and respected member of the broadcast world would say…Now the Rest of The Story… We will find that in Revelation Chapter 7.
7 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: 3 “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”
We believe that it was God, our Father, who created this earth and He will decide the time it shall come to an end. Revelations makes it very plain that there will come a day when this earth and every living thing on it will be held accountable. You may call it climate change or anything you wish but the end will be planed, controlled and of Devine intervention. Consider this… all of us are responsible for taking care of that which God created and we have not done a good job of that. The end of this earth will be mankind’s lack of repentance for its sins. In chapter 7:1 The telling factor we can find would be the words of instructions given to the four Angels holding back the wind at God’s direction … Verse 3 clearly speaks of the servants of God. Biblically speaking, God has got our backs, a rather crude assessment but accurate.
My opinion is that of a believer, God is my Father and he has created all things…this earth, the life upon, it is of His hands. Are we responsible for the mess we find this earth in environmentally? Yes, we are but we have forgotten God’s charge to us… Genesis 1:28
28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
We cannot destroy this earth in a biblical sense, we can and are making it un-livable in some respects and the truth is simply this… Only God can destroy what he has created and the earth as we know it will be destroyed because of the sins of mankind, not our current environmental woes. The wind is the engine of our atmosphere and God controls that.
Climate Change…Don’t Worry About It
If the God thing offends you…Then look to Mother Nature.
Life is Good