Thursday, January 18, 2007

Global Warming Evangelists

I sent the following missive to Ingrid Schlueter over at the Christian Research Net in response to her article today entitled "Evangelicals, Scientists Join on Global Warming".

Hello Ingrid!

By way of introduction I am a Christian blogger and long-time reader of Slice, and more recently CRN. Coincidentally like your actions with Slice I recently scuttled my other long-time blog and created a new one in the hopes of expanding my witness to the lost and my ability to exhort the believer as the Lord grants. I believe the hour is late and the time is at hand for true believers to "earnestly contend for the faith".

The reason for my message today is to comment on your post entitled "Evangelicals, Scientists Join on Global Warming". I apologize in advance for the length of this message, but this is "one of those subjects" that really gets under my skin!

Not unlike many serious-minded Biblically grounded believers I've seen this day coming for a long time. As the professing church has turned inexorably away from the whole counsel of God and increasingly embraced a man-centered false gospel comprised of utilitarian political gain and bogus temporal unity we find that men are "blown about by every wind of doctrine" and become "doubleminded - unstable in all their ways".

It's no surprise then that the sons of modern evangelicalism now worship "strange gods that their fathers knew not". It's absolutely revolting.

The "proof" undergirding global warming is based upon the same sort of junk-science that spawned the current state-sanctioned religion of evolution. The hubris, arrogance and idolatry of the notion are simply breathtaking. It effectively removes the Sovereign God of the universe from His throne of omnipotence and shoehorns sinful man into the role of the Most High. The Word says that "in Him we live and move and have our being" and we also know that it is by His Word all things exist and are held together.

Let no one be deceived about what lies at the poisonous root of this evangelical-environmentalist movement; it is nothing less than rank idolatry. The creation is elevated above the Creator. The idea of the Church of Christ abdicating its Biblical mandate in favor of a misguided, misunderstood social cause is a direct affront to the Lord of Hosts and a tremendous disservice to the flock.

I'm reminded of the Word of the Lord as spoken by the Apostle Paul in 1 Romans 18-25:

"18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen

Furthermore may I direct your attention to the following links, all of which REFUTE Mr. Ciziks newfound faith in global warming courtesy of the "Dawg on the Lawn" blog:

60 Scientists Debunk Global Warming Fears

Climate Change is Nothing New

“Global Warming” Stopped in 1998

“Global?" Warming Misnamed - Southern Hemisphere Not Warming

Alaska Cooling

Oceans Cooling

‘Hockey Stick’ Broken in 2006

Study Shows Greenland’s Ice Growing

For a comprehensive review of the media’s embarrassing 100-year history of alternating between promoting fears of a coming ice age and global warming, see Environment & Public Works Chairman James Inhofe’s September 25, 2006 Senate floor speech debunking the media and climate alarmism

There are certainly many worthy causes for the believer to take up, but they will center on reaching the lost or edifying the believer and most importantly, will glorify God.