Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:20-22)
The experts say if we warm the world another 2 degrees Celsius, we risk super droughts, extinctions and worse. Great globs of warm water threaten the eco-system of large parts of the world. Pundits declare a great apocalypse is on the verge of happening with global warming. The end of the world as we know it is two degrees away from obliteration. In the words of the great scholar of old, Chicken Little, “The sky is falling.”
Reading the Bible is not only about how to find eternal life but also to understand the world we live in. Created by God the earth is a testimony to the marvelous design of the Master Creator. Through the revealed word of God the Lord has given us information about the world that will show His will and His power are still in control. Animals are restricted to reproduce only within their ‘kind.’ Man and woman were created for each other and deviation from this is called “against nature.” Scientist discovered the universe is expanding but the Lord told us this in Genesis 1. The book of Ecclesiastes tells us there are wind currents. Job speaks of the recesses of the deep and there is a relationship with lightening and rain. Moses writes in the Law that life is in the blood. Thousands of lives are saved by blood transfusions. Isaiah told early man the earth was round (circle) and wearing out like a garment.
Following the flood God made a promise to Noah. He said He would never destroy the world by water and the seasons would always continue as summer and winter. However the intelligent man of today declares great warnings of global catastrophe ending in the end of the human race. The Bible says otherwise. This does not suggest there are not shifts in degrees of cold and hot but the world will continue as it is (regardless of man) until the Creator decides to destroy the world. Fact is: man cannot destroy this world – that is God’s authority. We can make a mess of a lot of things and harm ourselves but the end of the world will only come by the hand of God. Plagues and wars can kill millions of people but man will always dwell on the earth until the Lord comes back. That is the plan of the Creator promised in the Bible. I believe the Bible. How about you?
Wherever we found a false idea about men its origin lay in a false idea of God. (Lord Halifax, Speech, New York Times, May 31, 1943)