Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vice President Gore, Global Warming, and the Bible

The former Vice President gave an interview to Andrea Mitchell yesterday and continues to spout his only claim to fame: global warming. About two weeks ago, I had a student at Missouri Baptist ask me what I thought about global warming. I answered his question with my typical arrogant response, "Bunk". He then challenged me by asking "Why?"

Well, there are many reasons for discarding this entire subject as rubbish:

(1) Those who prophesy doom and gloom through man-made global warming are the same ones who fly their private jets, use their big gas guzzling autos, and live in mansions using tons of "carbon". Do they really believe man is killing himself and the planet by causing global warming? Then how can they live as they do? In a word, hypocrite!

(2) At best, we have weather data for only a century or so. Yet the earth has been around for at least 6000 years. That doesn't sound like a lot of data from which to discern trends.

(3) The scientific community is very much divided over this issue. Despite what men like Vice President Gore say, scientists do NOT all agree on global warming.

(4) The past decade has been one of the coldest decades we have measured.

(5) And, now, we have "Climategate". Global warming proponents have clearly been forging at least some of the data to fit whatever their agenda might be.

I'm sure there are many other reasons to reject this fairy tale but I don't dwell on the subject that much because I believe any Christian who truly believes the Bible knows man is not going to destroy the planet via man-made global warming. It will not happen.

The Vice President (and many other "green" folks) love to quote 1 Corinthians 10:26 - "For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof". Why don't they ever quote Peter?

"But the day of the Lord will come LIKE A THIEF, and THEN the heavens will pass away with a roar and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed." (2 Peter 3:10)

The earth will not cease to exist until God determines to end its existence. That time will come unexpectedly. That time will be a work of God, NOT the results of man's pollution.

As I told my student, this fact is, to me, a believer in Christ, the nail in the coffin of the global warming argument. If you truly believe the Bible is the Word of God then man made global warming is a bunch of nonsense. We are NOT going to kill ourselves or the planet according to what God has said.

Christians must be good stewards of this planet. But we don't need to be idiots about the environment.

Mr. Vice President, you claim to be a follower of Christ. I challenge you to read your Bible and see what God says about the end of the earth.