Oooh, here's more from inside the mind of the Political Chicken! Surgeon General warns: Enter at your own risk...oh, whatever! In my blog post titled 'Happy Father's Day', I quoted a scripture verse and I said it could "blow the proggies and greenies out of the water'. Well, as long as you believe that God created the earth, that he spoke it into being and are a believer in Christ and trust His word. I would like to revisit that scripture and explain what I was talking about. This is just a scratch on the surface opinion on the whole global warming-hole in the ozone-we must recycle-mantra. Take it or leave it.
Genesis 1:27-28 says:
"So God created man in his own image, in
the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God
blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number, fill
the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds
of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." .."Fill the earth and subdue it." The word 'subdue' really strikes a chord with me. Defined by Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, the word subdue means to conquer and bring into subjection and/or to bring into cultivation, as land. I think those two definitions go hand in hand. This scripture tells us that God gave us the power to be in control of the land; of the earth. He gave us the soil to plant food and trees so we could nourish our bodies with the food and the oxygen produced by the plants and the trees. All of these things are seen as good by God. The next part of the scripture is to Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds
of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground. Wow. Amazing. God also told us to rule over the fish and the birds and creatures that move on the ground, not worship them. I'm guessing that's not a lesson taught in the public school system anymore. We are now taught to worship the earth and the animal inhabitants. We live in a world where an abandoned or abused dog or cat has more worth than the life of an unborn human baby. How upside down is that? We are taught to recycle because the landfills are getting full with our trash. We are also challenged on using more than one square of toilet paper....Sheryl Crow. See the difference in the world's message and God's message?
And according to Al 'Shakra' Gore, you know, the guy who invented the internet? Uncle Al says the polar ice caps are melting, global warming is real, yada, yada. To quote a lyric from the BareNaked Ladies, "the water's getting warm, so you might as well swim". Ha! Take that, Al!
The nail in the coffin to all of this green agenda being shoved down our throats is this:
The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters-Psalm 24:1-2. People, the earth is the Lord's! It's not ours, it's HIS. Yes, we are to be good stewards of it, but there is a balance to be had within the stewardship. The world is His, too. Why? He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters. The Lord has destroyed the earth before; remember Noah and his ark? At the point that God decided to destroy the earth with the flood waters, there was nothing the people could do to stop Him. Just as today, no amount of conserving or recycling or burning of styrofoam or use of aerosol cans is going to either preserve the length of life for our planet, nor destroy it sooner than it was supposed to be. God knows when it will happen. It's all in His timing, not ours.
Finally, remember friends, a quote from our favorite book Ecclesiastes, "..Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless." What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun? Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again. All things are wearisome, more than one can say. They eye has never enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. And all of God's children say...AMEN!