The media reported that thousands of students protested climate change on September 20th. Demonstrations took place in a number of cities around the globe which pointed anger at the oil and coal industries. How many of these young minds full of parrot droppings have actually taken the time to read what scientists on both sides of the issue have to say? It’s safe to suppose that less than one percent have any familiarity with the full spectrum of material on the subject. If any expert suggests that climate has always been cyclical and there is little that mankind can do about it, that person will be shouted down rather than receiving any audience---even a skeptical one.
The hysteria has reached such a fevered pitch that it is now, for all practical purposes, a religion worshipping the unknown god of the ancient Athenians (see Acts 17:16-34). The
apostle Paul declared…”I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.” Not only is climate cyclical, but superstitions travel the same route. As in the tradition of all pagan gods, certain sacrifices are required if this ambiguous deity is to be pacified, and so the willing disciples make statutes that will effect believers and non-believers alike. It is of no consequence if thousands of good jobs are lost, poverty increases and the landscape is covered with ugly windmills! The gods of climate must be appeased because they are angry. The companion god of government will enforce the rules and will make promises of provision for the less fortunate.
Of course, religious restrictions in these cases always carry certain limitations, particularly for its revered clergy who will always be transported in extended SUVs and private jets. If it were ever determined that smartphones, selfies and texting were detrimental to the environment, one has to wonder if these activities would also fall in the basket of exceptions. There is always the option of placing certain IOUs in the offering plate. The adherents could vow to keep their phones, but discontinue eating beef. It’s a beautiful religion!
Apocalyptic disasters are forecast if this newly founded spirituality is not heeded with reverential regard. The serious Bible student knows that the environment, even the atmospheric conditions of the earth, will one day fall into grim ruin. This forecast will not be realized by any misdeeds of mankind’s treatment of climate, but rather his rejection of Truth and the Author of it. Some predictions of the doomsayers are so close to Scripture, it causes one to wonder if they have read the Book of Revelation and are attempting to replace God’s ability with their own. Humanity becoming its own deity summarizes history.
Every plague that Moses called down on Egypt can be likened to one of Egypt’s gods. The Lord has an unsavory habit of condemning everything that is allowed to take preference over Him. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). No wonder every effort is made by the left to eradicate the Ten Commandments. The very first one is in their face with no apologies to anyone.
Tolerate a wild thought that will be immediately rejected by the willfully ignorant, but truth usually is. Even as the Ark of the Covenant brought destruction on Dagon the Philistine god (see I Samuel 5), is it possible that the Lord of heaven and earth will bring similar devastation upon that which mankind has elevated to a deity?
Please consider: “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places” (Revelation 6:12,14).
But wait, it only gets worse: “The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth; and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; and the third part of the creatures that were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed” (Revelation 8:7-9).
But there is even more: “and the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory” (Revelation 16:8-9). These are but a sampling of things to come as outlined in the Word of God.
Al Gore will finally be able to say –“See, I told you so.” The salient question is will Al be part of the unrepentant? All religions require some kind of human sacrifice with the exception of Bible Christianity. Our God sacrificed Himself in our behalf: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).