An Oxymoron: A Christian Believing in Climate Change
As a former Atheist and now a Christian for the past forty-plus years, I am perplexed by my Christian friends and churches who believe in manmade global warming, er climate change. The recent propaganda tour of sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg is a prime example of the madness that many Christians buy hook, line, and sinker. I don’t get it.
A question to Christians, do you believe the Bible to be the word of God? Do you believe God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in it? Do you believe He sent his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to die for our sins? Those are pretty astounding things right there. Do you believe Christ died and was resurrected on the third day? If you do believe these things as I do, how is it you think we mere mortals here on earth have progressed so far in a mere few thousand years that we are on par with God? We are on par with Him because we’re sure we’re impacting his planet and changing His patterns He set up from the beginning.
In Matthew 7:20, the Lord tells us, “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Exactly what are the fruits of the folks telling us the sky is falling? The Competitive Enterprise Institute recently published a new paper entitled, “Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions.” It’s crucial to remember that many of these, shall we say ‘wrong predictions,’ were made by some of the top scientists and leaders of the day.
In August of 1969, the New York Times quoted Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich as he warned: “The trouble with almost all environmental problems is that by the time we have enough evidence to convince people, you’re dead. We must realize that unless we’re fortunate, everybody will disappear in a cloud of blue steam in 20 years”. What was the fruit of that learned prediction?
The Competitive Enterprise Institute noted a prediction by Ecologist Kenneth Watt in 1970. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000.” He added, “This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” Lest we think this is a new problem, read on.
Back in 1939, well before the first Earth Day, the U.S. Department of the Interior predicted that American oil supplies would last for only another 13 years. In 1949, the secretary of the interior said the end of U.S. oil supplies was in sight. In 1974, the U.S. Geological Survey said that we had only a 10-year supply of natural gas. Fast forward to January 1, 2017, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimated there were about 2,459 trillion cubic feet of dry natural gas in the United States. That’s enough to last us for nearly a century.
In more recent times, the ‘fruits’ we have been partakers of have gotten even zanier. David Viner, a senior research scientist at the University of East Anglia’s climate research unit, predicted, “in 2000 that in a few years winter snowfall would become “a very rare and exciting event. Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.” In 2004, the U.S. Pentagon warned President George W. Bush that major European cities would be beneath rising seas, and Britain will be plunged into a Siberian climate by 2020.
In any discussion on ‘, climate change wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Mr. Al Gore, the man who made climate change a household word and made a billion dollars in the process. Among his many predictions, Gore said in 2008 that the polar ice cap would be gone in a mere 10 years. Following his lead was the U.S. Department of Energy’s study led by the U.S. Navy that predicted the Arctic Ocean would experience an ice-free summer by 2016. Do you see a pattern here?
The fact is, the climate has always changed and always will until our God in heaven decides otherwise. Does that mean we shouldn’t be good stewards of the planet, of course not? We should be good stewards, and each does what we can to keep the planet livable. But we shouldn’t be indoctrinating our children the way Greta’s parents have done and scared the bejeebies out of them. Nothing we are doing is having any impact on the climate. Enough already.
We live in a time when the issue is never the issue. The problem is not now nor ever has been about the climate. The issue is about control and power. The issue is bringing the people of the world together by creating a common enemy without having a world war, which in today’s world would be the end of it all. If the ‘climate’ is our enemy and we are the ’cause,’ we must all band together kumbayah and defeat the enemy. To band together, we ‘do away with borders,’ and where does that lead? To a one-world government, and the framework is in place, it’s called the United Nations.
In this day and age, I get the masses being duped. We live in a free agent world where it is all about me, me, me. I don’t understand my fellow believing Christians now think we are as powerful as our God and Jesus Christ. Our Savior said, ‘know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.’ You’ve been duped by Satan and his minions. It’s time to wake up and see the sorry state we’re in.