The Bible and Climate Change
Is climate change, or "global warming" for real, or is it a manmade contrivance designed to be an instrument for the eventual control and enslavement of mankind? Is the earth’s climate really warming; and as a result are we being propelled into an age of catastrophic weather disasters?
No matter what we choose to believe about the subject, the only reliable source of weather information in these latter days is the Word of God. Does the Bible support climate change? Let’s see.
In the thirtieth chapter of Isaiah, the prophet informs us in verse twenty-six, that before the Lord returns the sun will be seven times brighter. -
Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD binds up the breach of his people, and heals the stroke of their wound (Isaiah 30:26).
Hmm. That sounds like things might be warming up a bit at some point, doesn’t it? According to a report I read by NASA, the sun is getting hotter on its own. The only reason that I would believe a report from NASA is that this particular one happens to be backed by the prophet Isaiah, and genuine prophets from God don’t lie.
Skipping ahead into the future illustrated for us in the book of Revelation, we read in Chapter Sixteen a description of what the climate is going to be like during the reign of the antichrist. –
And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory (Revelation 16:8,9).
According to this, there may be some truth to those climate change rumors.
If we take a look at Revelation’s chapters eight and sixteen, we see that the plagues or judgments involved have to do with the environment. In Chapter Eight we see that the plagues are affecting one third of the planet in its beginning stages, and eventually progresses to 100% in Chapter Sixteen. Let’s take a quick comparison of those verses.
Chapter Eight – And the second angel sounded…and the third part of the sea became blood (verse 8). - …and the third part of the creatures which were in the seas and had life died (verse 9).
Chapter Sixteen - …and the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea… and every (100%) living soul died in the sea (verse 3).
Chapter Eight – And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven…and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters (verse 10).
Chapter Sixteen - …And the third angel poured his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they (implying 100%) became blood (verse 4).
According to God’s word these judgments are the result of man’s sin. If pollution has anything to do with the heat wave that’s coming, then that pollution is also the symbolic result of man’s depravity.
While the world scrambles in vain to try and cool down a gradually heating planet, inventing the word, "geoengineering" to describe their futile attempts to override God's judgments; there will be no solution to the problem unless people are willing to do the one thing that God says they just won’t do – repent.
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, hear, nor walk: (are lifeless) neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of and their fornication (This includes all forms of sexual sin) nor of their thefts (Rev. 9: 20, 21).
Of course the devil will try and use the world’s calamity as a means to enslave mankind as the Bible predicts. A one world government is currently forming unseen under the waters of John’s vision in Revelation’s Chapter Thirteen. It will eventually achieve world domination and God permits it to arise for one purpose only - so He can destroy it.
Only Jesus has the ability to restore a world and creation that has been ruined by man’s rebellion against their Creator. We reap what we sow.
The heat and the resulting storms will continue to whirl around us, but we must remember that there is hope in the storm. Jesus is coming. The wind and the waves will bow at His feet as He descends with His people in victory (Rev. 19). The climate will change.
Copyright 2017 by H.D. Shively
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