There is much rancor concerning the presumed offense of humanity against its man-made god, Mother Nature.  How well I remember as a young lad asking my Christian parents who was this Mother Nature who determined the weather and how plants grew.  Thankfully, this “mother” was not the god that our family worshipped, for I was inquiring about what was created by the Creator, the God of heaven and earth.  Paul in writing to the churches in Rome warned of man’s ever continuing attempts to exchange the worship of the one and only God for a multiplicity of gods, derived from the depraved thinking of mankind. “For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures” (Rom. 1:21-23).  The apostle’s statement no doubt rattled the intellectual elite of his day who considered themselves above those who in their estimation lacked the enlightenment that they professed.  Nevertheless, the Supreme Judge of the Universe declares such mental exercise and behavior by its proponent’s mere foolishness, emanating from the mentality of fools.  It is a convenient and expedient lie that mankind has power to exterminate his existent from the planet. The Bible states that the prerogative to destroy the earth and to create a new heaven and earth belongs solely to the Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ.  Peter writing concerning the end times states … “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up” (2 Pet. 3:10).  Mankind, saturated in pride and so-called “scientific data” has determined that the supplies of water, air, minerals, and other resources will become exhausted and result in the extinction of life on the planet.  The psalmist has a fitting response for those who try to play god and regulate God’s creative order … “The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together against the LORD and against His Anointed:  "Let us tear their fetters apart, and cast away their cords from us!" He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them.  Then He will speak to them in His anger and terrify them in His fury” (Ps. 2:2-5).   A fellow pastor, Drew Freeman writes that “the real climate change” that should concern us does not involve the weather but the spiritual climate of our nation.  Instead of focusing on “Mother Nature,” our attention and devotion should be on “Father God’ and His provision of the only Savior who could and did satisfy the sin debt of mankind to a holy God. The real change that needs to occur in this world is within the soul not in the environment.”  Mankind needs a new birth, one from above.  Jesus told Nicodemus, “You must be born again, born from above.”  After having accepted the invitation to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, the decision to allow God to effect a change in our lives becomes paramount.  “I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” (Rom. 12:1-2).  The Christian, saturated in the Word of God, has the opportunity to be on the “righteous” side of history, as a faithful steward of God’s creation, and one who shares the love of Christ to those who know not the Savior, “snatching them out of the fire” (Jude 23). 

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