I read an article this morning on the status of the Glasgow Climate Summit. Below are my quick thoughts as relates to Biblical Christians.
The Planet is Dying
Our world is dying and we are likely past the point of no return unless “science” can invent a solution to global warming. Politicians will never be successful in my view, at Glasgow or elsewhere. Even the most optimistic stats on greenhouse gases is projected to slow the destruction down, but not significantly enough to prevent disaster. Also note the three greatest polluters in the world did not even attend the summit, (China, Russia, and India).
Christians Don’t Care?
Christians are highly criticized in their views on this subject. Many people believe we are all “earth haters”. That is not, or should not be the case. We may challenge the science by suggesting natural climate cycles may also be in play. However, stubbornly refusing to see the impact of mankind on the planet does not help build relationships with non-Christians and thereby share the gospel with a lost and dying world.
God gave humans stewardship over the earth (Genesis 1:28) and we should take that seriously. However, Christians also believe they are renters, not homeowners. Our citizenship is in Heaven, not this earth (Phil. 3:20). That should not be an excuse for the way we treat the planet, we should be good renters. However, it is a reality check that saving “the planet” will not ultimately be possible if one believes in Scripture (2 Peter 3:10).