By Chip Lusko
It’s All Going to Burn
A Convenient Truth
The Real Story of Global Warming
Editor’s note: The fact is, the Bible warns that earth is headed for a much more serious and final ‘warming,’ than Al Gore could ever imagine. Mankind is plagued by fatal problems from A-Z, and God has a solution: start over! Create a new heaven and earth, but first, the current one must be brought to resolution, therefore, the Lord Himself will instigate the 'ultimate global warming.'
2Pe 3:10 ¶ 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.
The battle over global warming points up the war of two world views that is raging around us.
If this earth is all we have, it is reasonable and responsible to preserve it at all costs.
This is the materialists viewpoint. If however, the Bible is to be believed. The earth is a temporary, disposable planet, doomed because of man’s fall, terminally infected with sin and scheduled for incineration. An ultimate global warming that would send Al Gore into a strait jacket.
But understanding that the earth is already spinning out of control on many fronts helps us accept the coming new heaven and earth as a convenient truth indeed.
The Wall Street Journal recently observed that Hollywood has developed a preoccupation with the end of the world. This year, 2012, The Road and Terminator 4, were among the films that speculated about world’s end. If any of these screenplay scenarios come true it would not be so good for the film stocks beyond 2010, but for this quarter’s earnings, apocalypse means cash.
Hollywood has speculated many times on the nature of terminal global catastrophe. The Day After Tomorrow: freezing, Independence Day: aliens, 2012: flooding, etc.
Perhaps part of the attraction for audiences is that they can safely watch the world end at the multi-plex then go back to reality in the parking lot. However, Armageddon is not only a Bruce Willis movie about a meteor, it is a biblical concept that will certainly come to pass.
Apocalyptic scenario’s did not originate with the first (and vastly superior) Day the Earth Stood Still or even with the Mayans, who weren’t all that bright for that matter.
The biblical books of Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation each lay out a clear template for exactly how the world as we know it ends.
Fundamental Christians have long been accused of being anti-environmental. Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of the Interior, James Watt set off a firestorm by suggesting that because ‘Jesus is coming back,’ strip mining coal was an expedient idea. Wrong.
Understand this, God is the epitome of an environmentalist, He created it all. But He will
also destroy it! That would be his perogative.
So, Christians must balance two epic truths: This world has an expiration date, God will someday recreate heaven and earth, in the meantime, we are still commissioned (Genesis 1:12) to be excellent stewards of the earth.
So we can appreciate creation while recognizing its temporal nature.
Yes eventually, ‘it’s all going to burn,’ but this fact does not grant us the right to rape and pillage the earth. On the other hand, nature worship, earth first and equating animals with humans is whack.
The Mayan’s and the makers of 2012 had it wrong, God promised Noah never to flood the earth again (Geneis 9:11). He made no such guarantee concerning destruction by fire.
Here is a harsh reality: Worried about global warming? Chillax. Far worse is yet to come, the Bible says the universe will roll up like a scroll of flames. Scientists speculate that ‘cosmic glue,’ holds atoms together, they will find out, too late, that it is Jesus Christ Himself.
And when He lets go, look out.
For those with an ‘earth only’ viewpoint, environmental paranoia is understandable. Before I became a Christian, I had decent green credentials: I took part in the first Earth Day in 1970, later, living in Hawaii, I joined Greenpeace and was ultra active in the anti-whaling movement.
Gladly, I discovered that instead of saving whales, I was the one who needed to be saved!
The global warming controversy will be put to rest finally by God Himself. There is a far warmer place that all humans should be concerned with avoiding. So here is the take home,
enjoy nature, don't worship it. Humans need saving, Jesus came to save us, not the polar bears.