This past week I received email replies from both Senators Ernst and Grassley. It is discouraging to read that both still believe in Climate Change. Since 2013 I have sought to educate others on the cost, trespass zoning and eminent domain of industrial wind and solar but I wasn’t sure what to think about Climate Change which is the base driver for it all.
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Two years ago, I started a journey to try to recover my faith in God I had lost for nearly two decades. During this time, I wondered what God thinks of Climate Change. I prayed and sought His Word. It took me a year to see it how God sees it.
First, in all the Scriptures we only have been given one directive regarding the Earth and that is to be good stewards of the Earth. We are to use all that God has given us without fear and without worry. (Philippians 4:6-7) God created and placed oil, gas and coal. If you take oil and dump it in your living room you have a mess so we must also be wise but saying that using it at all is bad, is ridiculous. Emissions from the fuels that God created does not cause Him to wring His hands in worry.
The Earth is self-cleaning. Thank you, God! Sun, wind, water and countless microorganisms are constantly breaking things down. That is why we constantly have to repaint, rebuild and repair everything.
Then people worry about “over-consumption”. They say we are using too much, that we will deplete our resources. God has NEVER spoken of such things in His Word. All good things come from Him and He created all we see, touch and feel by the words He spoke. (John 1:1-3) The things we have been given are blessings. We should be grateful for any and all of the fantastic riches He has given us rather than worry that the God who created the vastness of the Universe could not speak any more into existence.
In Genesis 8:22 God gave us a Climate Promise. That means far more to me than the opinion of any scientist. We know that much of science is biased and that often scientists do not agree with each other. The Bible says,” For now we see in a mirror, dimly…”. I Corinthians 13:12
In all of Jesus’s teachings His focus is on our heart attitude towards God and our heart attitude towards others. Saying that we have to save the planet for the benefit of others puts mankind in God’s place. His Word tells us, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” I John 2:15-17
For all of you that have the burden of Climate Change weighing on you, Jesus says “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Please consider these words Senators. God’s way is much more pleasant and easy than the ways of the world.