It’s Friday and I have to admit that when Pope Francis opined on Global warming and cooling and changing and that mankind has sinned against creation by not separating our trash or taking the bus to work, well I snickered.
Come on, this is the pope and he could address real sin, I mean the kind of sin that is literally bringing about the end of days and he is getting after people for mixing the paper and the plastic, ok.
Once my head shaking stops, it occurs to me that there are a lot of people out there, the pope included, that just don’t get what is really going on today. Sure, we are seeing an increase in the number of disastrous events to include earthquakes and spikes in temperatures, but if we have failed to know our bible we might think that when we forget to turn out that one light we tend to forget that we have contributed to global warming. That is why Pope Francis said:
“Global warming continues, due in part to human activity,” Francis said, adding that “2015 was the warmest year on record, and 2016 will likely be warmer still.”
“This is leading to ever more severe droughts, floods, fires and extreme weather events. Climate change is also contributing to the heart-rending refugee crisis. The world’s poor, though least responsible for climate change, are most vulnerable and already suffering its impact,” he wrote.
This of course, plays into the progressive ideology that plays on our guilt to advance policies aimed at taking away life improving technology and individual liberties while failing to face the truth of our predicament but before I address that, a bit more from Pope Francis.
For human beings to “destroy the biological diversity of God’s creation,” to “degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes in its climate,” to “contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life–these are sins,” he wrote.
Summing up, the Pope stated that “to commit a crime against the natural world is a sin against ourselves and a sin against God.”
The pope holds a creation centric view of man’s actions and he does not understand how to define sin from a biblical point of view. Here is an easy definition for those of you staring at your shoes right now.
The torah, the Hebrew name for the first five books of the bible, literally means to hit the mark, it is an archery term and that is how Paul understands it when he says that we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God because sin is also an archery term that describes missing the target.
But who defines the target? You guessed it, God does. The bible does not give commands on taking the bus to work so how did we sin?
The bible actually tells us that the creation is groaning because of sin, not sin against the creation but the Creator and Romans chapter 1 tells us that we should worship the Creator and not the creation and Peter reminds us that this earth will melt with a fervent heat not because we are using too much coal produced electricity or because we drove to work this morning by ourselves but because of man’s disobedience to God and His word.
So while progressives make me chuckle because of their silly unscientific statement they claim are scientific, I have to remember that their foolishness must be challenged and that they are teaching others to worship the earth instead of Jesus who created and still sustains the earth and who will eventually replace this earth with a new one.