But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (2 Peter 3:7)
Man Cannot Destroy The Earth
There is a lot of talk of global warming and many pundits of scientific technologies declare that if changes are not made with humanity the world will come to an end. Political machines are driven on a green deal that will save the earth from the destruction of man. Scientists talk of the emissions of industry, pollutions of commerce, and the overall impact of the human footprint on the delicate mother earth leading to the cataclysmic destruction of the atmosphere and death of humanity. Children are taught the fear-mongering lessons of the doom of mankind in the next century. Governments ban together to direct accords that will force nations to submit to a global policy fraught with despair and dread. If the politics of fear have their way, mankind will be dead within fifty years. And yet there is one study that is denied, rejected, and never discussed. It is the study done of the climate changes by the Creator of the world.
Man cannot destroy the earth. That is not a supposition. It is a Biblical fact. Of course, if a person does not believe in God and accept the Bible as an authority, nothing God says about the matter will matter. For God-fearing children of God, the Bible clearly teaches that as long as the earth stands there will be seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night. God told Noah after the worldwide flood that destroyed every living thing on the earth outside the ark – the world would remain. Noah built the ark but he did not unleash the flood. God brought destruction on the earth. The rainbow is the promise God made that he would never destroy the world with a flood again. This is a covenant that has been in place for thousands of years and God has not changed His mind. Man cannot destroy the earth because God has placed a covenant between Himself, all animals that live on the earth, and a covenant promise made to man.
There are many things that man can do that can and will harm the environment. While these things can have an immediate impact, they are not lasting. An oil spill will devastate the waters of the gulf but in time God’s creative plan will return the oceans to their beauty. Pollution can change the air but there is not enough pollution man can generate that will destroy all life. In the early days of the nuclear world, fear was raised at the annihilation of humanity by a global nuclear war. Man cannot unleash enough bombs to destroy the world. In the recent pandemic, fear of a virus causes some to believe humanity will be wiped off the face of the earth. Millions died in the Black Plague but billions remained alive. Man cannot destroy the earth.
The philosophy behind the political movements of global warming is from the belief there is no God and that man is his own god. Imagine the tiny human speck of flesh having the immense power to destroy the earth. That is laughable at the highest level of an angel’s perspective. The pride of man is nothing considering he is made a little lower than the angels. Mankind moves about as tiny ships on the vast ocean of God’s creation with barely a ripple in the scheme of God’s creation. The Bible teaches the earth is reserved for the power of God and nothing man can do will change that. One day the world will burn up but not from the efforts of men but the will of the Creator who has reserved the earth and universe for fire. Man cannot destroy the earth. God will destroy the earth. Nothing man can do will change that. The elements are going to melt with fervent heat and dissolved. Praise God. He reigns and He is in control.