March 27, 2007

Christians' Temperature Rise Over Global Warming

Few things get uglier than when Christians start fighting with Christians. After reeling from the abrupt revelations and dismissal of former NAE president Ted Haggard, the NAE is in the spot light again with another inglorious fiasco.

Richard Cizik, the NAE's vice president of government affairs was essentially accused of getting side tracked with the disputed and controversial, issue of global warming which would necessarily have the effect of diminishing real global problems like homosexuality and abortion.

Focus on the Family's James Dobson and numerous other evangelicals asked the board of the NAE for Cizik's resignation if he could not speak accurately for the whole evangelical community. Not everyone is agreed that global warming is anything other than normal cyclical changes which are beyond the control of human action. I happen to be one who ascribes to such a view.

While "Creation Care" as it is called by the NAE is something every Christian needs to be involved in, running after partial, slipshod science as a Christian platform is outside the bounds of what we are called to.

Jerald Walz, an NAE board member said "there has been a growing contradiction between the NAE board's position and personal statements made by Cizik."

"I guess I was disappointed more with the fact that the NAE seems to be moving more away from the gospel of Jesus Christ and more toward the gospel of political activism." Said Walz.

Global warming, even if it could ever be proven to be more than nature running its course, should never take precedent over the Gospel of Christ.

Paul wrote--"The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God." Romans 8:19-21

When Jesus was here He said, "I came to seek and to save those who are lost." He didn't come to save the environment--not this time at any rate. That's for a later day when a new heaven and new earth will be created for all those who love His coming. The real issue of the day is, "Will you be one of them?"


Blogger Matt Sargent said...

Of course global warming is real - just not the kind that most people expect: "The day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements wil be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up." - 2 Peter 3:10

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