Did God really say climate change is real?
Yes … yes he did.
And at some point in the future climate change will get much worse.
Climate reacts to forces in the atmosphere and on earth. Some scientists argue humans are now the dominant force. But are they? Had we lived during the days of Noah, “When men began to increase in number on the earth …” would scientists have claimed humans were the reason for the Great Flood? Would population growth and the increase in livestock and raw sewage entering streams have been blamed for a month of rain?
Drought was the most common cause of famines mentioned in the Bible. Drought caused famines in the time of Abraham (Genesis 12:10 ), Isaac (Genesis 26:1 ), Joseph (Genesis 41:27 ), and the judges (Ruth 1:1 ). Drought also impacted the Israelites during the days of David (2 Samuel 21:1 ), Elijah (1 Kings 18:2 ), Elisha (2 Kings 4:38 ), Haggai (Haggai 1:11 ), and Nehemiah (Nehemiah 5:3 ). Did human behavior cause these droughts or did God ordain it?
In the Book of Revelation we read, “hail and fire mixed with blood was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.” Revelation 8:7
Trees affect our climate, and therefore our weather, in three ways: they lower temperatures, reduce energy usage and reduce or remove air pollutants. When we lose a third of the trees and all the grass, we can expect a substantial increase global warming, a strain on our power grids, and an increase in air pollution. While mankind might play some role in global warming our affect is nothing compared to what is to come.
And what of our water supply? “Something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. And a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. A third of the waters turned bitter. Many people died from the waters that had become bitter.” Revelation 8: 8-10
Scientists warn of rising sea levels but nothing will compare to the sea-coast flooding we’ll experience when tsunamis larger than we can imagine hit our shores. Whole navel fleets will be wiped out. Imagine the devastation that will occur in Norfolk, Virginia, San Diego, California and Mayport, Florida. With a third of our streams and rivers toxic those living further inland will scramble to find clean drinking water.
And what of the sky? “A third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.” Revelation 8:12
The first thing we’ll notice is an increase in darkness — then the extreme cold. The planet’s temperature will drop several degrees Fahrenheit over the course of weeks and months. With less sunlight, the amount of photosynthesis will decrease. Plants will begin to wither and die. Animals that rely on vegetation to survive will be left with a shrinking food supply.
We might imagine that people would rush to spend time in the sun during the reduced daylight hours, but “the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire.” Revelation 16:8. We will long to stand in sunlight, but the sun’s intense rays will prevent us from enjoying its warmth.
Sea levels will rise dramatically. “Every island fled away.” Revelation 16:20
Tectonic plates will shift, leveling whole mountain ranges. “The mountains could not be found.” Revelation 16:20
Rivers will shift or disappear. “The great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up.” Revelation 16:12
Yes, God warns that climate change is real — and what’s to come will be worse than anything the alarmists have predicted.
In Genesis God commands us to be good stewards of our planet. It is our duty to protect and preserve what God created. But a day is coming when the Son of God will return to rule over “a new heaven and a new earth.” Revelation 21:1.
When that day comes will you be ready to meet him?