I’M NOT AGAINST PRESERVING THE EARTH. I’m against worshiping it.
When Pope Francis and other activists treat the world like a sentient being, then I have a problem. “We see these natural tragedies, which are the Earth’s response to our maltreatment,” said the pope. “We have sinned against the Earth, against our neighbor and, in the end, against the creator.”
Before he was President, Joe Biden, at a fundraiser, declared, “COVID…is a wake up call to action to climate change overall and to climate justice.”
No. The earth has no feelings, we cannot sin against it, it does not think about the things we do, doesn’t mete out retribution nor create wake-up calls.
It’s a planet.
Still, we all have a responsibility to be good stewards of what God has given us.
“Human beings are given a responsibility of dominion over the earth,” said Dr. Albert Mohler. “That is to say human beings are not a blight on the earth. We are the creatures who alone are the image bearers of God in creation. But we also have an assignment from God as his image bearers to exercise a sovereignty or dominion over the world on his behalf. But the biblical worldview, by no means justifies the exploitation of, the ruination of, the destruction of planet Earth.”
As Christians, we are to steward the earth because it’s God’s gift to us and he gave us that responsibility.
I’m no tree hugger, but I love trees. And flowers. Living out in the country as I do, I have developed a greater appreciation for God’s creation. I love to watch my flock of turkeys in the morning, and though I have a gun and license and it’s the season, I admire their beauty instead. (Yet I’ll still kill every rattlesnake I see.)
I catch wolf spiders in the house and take them outside. (But scorpions are from Hell and I slaughter them mercilessly.)
I’m a “turn off the lights and water” Nazi, too. I pick up trash, hate litter, and look askance at people driving cars with billows of black smoke pumping out of their broken exhausts.
Heck, I even recycle!
The earth is my responsibility to conserve, but I’m not a nut about it. I will never support Green Peace or the Sierra Club. PETA is better as bread.
Climate change is real because climate patterns are cyclical, meaning our earth is constantly in climatic flux.
And no, Virginia, your Hummer will not kill the planet.
My part is to be thoughtful, responsible and to live on this pale blue dot to the glory of God.
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1)
That’s why I’ll praise Father God and thank Him for “Mother” earth.
*Fun fact: Ira Einhorn hosted the first Earth Day event. Later, police raided his closet and found the composted body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk. Yup. These pagan celebrations usually have some horrid roots.
** Fun fact #2: Climate activist Wynn Bruce, 50, decided to set himself on fire outside the Supreme Court building on Friday (which was Earth Day). He died. There is a video on Twitter. Bruce apparently had planned the suicide for some time and hinted at it in a Facebook post a year ago. Apparently nobody cared, as neither his post nor his comment had any reactions.