Worshiping the creation... the green/environmental cult

Bereans:

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 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" (Romans 1:18-23). This passage perfectly speaks to the green/environmental movement, which many of us are increasingly referring to a cult.  It has all the marks of a man-made religion. You have to profess the doctrine: the earth is catastrophically melting due to man-made "climate change." You must accept the claims of the cult by blind faith:  the computer models and "the consensus of scientists" say the seas are rising and the earth is hotter every year (even though those numbers are very disputable, change often, and many of their doomsday dates have already passed).  They have their own sacraments:  recycle, buy hybrids and electric vehicles.  They have their own version of an evil force:  fossil fuels.  They have their own ways of doing penance: cut back on your use of electricity, indoctrinate your children, sacrifice your lifestyle.

The reason for the steady, unrelenting growth of the climate cult can be traced back to the passage above from Romans. The secular, unbelieving world has rejected God's definition of sin/evil. They openly defy Him with their sexual deviancies, their greed/materialism, their lust for attention/fame, and their insatiable desire for pleasure/entertainment. They indulge on these without blushing, while increasingly disdaining Christians who hold to God's definition of sin/evil. Therefore, they need to redefine what is good and evil. They need a "good" that they are capable of and willing to keep, while being able to condemn Christians and others who do not buy into their newly defined sins. So, embracing the green/environmental cult turns them into saints because they keep and espouse this "faith" while at the same time it condemns Christians for buying in and holding to God's definition of sin. It helps them feel righteous and superior when they do things like recycle or put a windmill emoji on their social media page, while covering up the guilt of their true sin (as defined by God).

Despite all the evidence, they still hold fast to their faith in the green cult. It doesn't matter that we can prove there was an Ice Age (4,000 years ago) and a Little Ice Age (AD 1700's) that began with global cooling and ended with global warming long before the manufacturing, automobiles, or the use of fossil fuels.  It doesn't matter that we can prove that the oceans are not rising.  It doesn't matter that Greenland (today almost totally covered in ice) was named such because it was green when it was discovered in the 1400's. It doesn't matter that we can go to the ruins of ancient cities that once thrived in the middle of the Sahara Desert and are now buried in sand, proving that the climate changed on its own, apart from human causes. None of this matters, because that's not the point of the cult. It is a faith that is based on rebellion against God, which is the height of foolishness.

Lastly, it doesn't matter that the climate alarmist agenda is extremely destructive to poor, emerging countries and the poorest among the developed countries. Cheap, reliable energy is a means of improving the conditions of men and women, especially the poor. Higher energy prices, as we are seeing today due to intentional, green/climate cult policies to reduce fossil fuel production, are most punishing to the poorest among us. Taking advantage of the poor is another sin added on top of the sins they already commit.  The articles below describe some of the disastrous effects of the climate cult's agenda. Read them in light of Scripture, being Bereans as you discern the times. And, don't believe their lies or agenda. "The earth is the Lord's and all it contains" (Psalm 24:21; see also Psalm 89:11). The Lord will sustain, and then destroy, this earth on His timetable, and no amount of electric vehicles, windmills, or solar panels will change that!
Grace and peace to you.
J.W.
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