Friday, February 01, 2008

Global warming???

There is no doubt the world is getting warmer--the evidence is in and is clear. What is not so clear is the why? Is it just a normal cycle that we're going through, or is it caused by man and his activities? Is it like the "Little Ice Age" that occurred from the 1500's to early 1800's?

While the jury is out as to its cause, at least in the scientific community, there is one thing I AM sure of. The Bible predicted long ago that the world would suddenly get warmer, in fact so warm it would actually be burned up.

One of the many places this prediction is made, and probably the most easily understood is 2 Pet. 3:10, "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat: both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up." At some future point the world will be burned up, along with everything in it and all mankind's efforts will not change that.

Since this is true, what should our response be? Should we stand around wringing our hands? Or perhaps set up something to "put out" the fire? Again Peter advises us, "Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God . . . " (2 Pet. 3:11-12)


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