Friday, June 5, 2009

Do We Need to Save the Planet?

Is this planet in jeopardy?
Is it too late to save the planet from manmade destruction?
Can the climate be changed to benefit mankind instead of destroy mankind?
Is the earth in fact a living being who plays host to the inhabitants who live here?
Are the inhabitants of earth ungrateful parasites, filled with disrespect toward our benevolent hostess Mother Earth?
Is it time to whip the masses into shape, live green, fear environmental change, and utterly rethink and revamp civilization as we know it?

The answer to all of the above question is NO!
No, the planet is not in jeopardy.
We don’t need to save the planet from manmade destruction.
The climate cannot be changed by man or the actions of man.
The earth is a created mass. It has no ‘life’ of its own.
It is not time for the inhabitants of the world to fear environmental change so much that they will accept a civilization filled with rules and peer pressure that demands worship of an inanimate object know as ‘earth’.

Here’s the truth.

The earth has a Creator. That is God Almighty.
The earth has a sustainer. That is God Almighty.
The earth has a savior. That is Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God.

You can forget ‘saving the planet’.
The planet will be fine just as long as God has a purpose for it.
When God’s purpose is done, the planet is toast. (Don’t worry. God promises a new heaven and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. (2 Peter 3:13) It will be like moving from the shack out back to the mansion on the hill.)
There is absolutely nothing at all that can be done to change God’s plan.
HOWEVER, in the mean time, it suits God’s purpose and plan to sustain the earth.
So don’t worry that you/we, your children/our children will wake up one morning without a planet that has the necessary elements to sustain life.
It ain’t gonna happen.

This planet is sustained by the hand of God alone, and mankind has nothing to do with anything regarding how it operates, or how long it operates, or the level of oxygen in the air, or the ozone layer, or anything else that actually affects what is going on climatically speaking. It requires arrogance and folly to believe anything else.

The heathens and infidels of the world can worship mother earth as they like. The Christian has a higher calling. The Christian is to obey the commandments and rules for living that are set down in the Bible. Do not let yourself be distracted by fearmongers shouting ‘The sky is falling! The sky is falling.’

Christians are to actually follow the example set by Christ. These rules include:
the ten commandments:
the examples of Christ in how He lived His life while here.
the ‘love one another clause:

I think you know are at least familiar with the ten commandments.

Christ gave us an example or instructions on:

He fed the 5,000, and then gathered up all the leftover food so as not to be wasteful. Now, that is an example worth following in how we live our lives. Don’t waste things.

‘The righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.’ (Proverbs 12:10)
How about that. The simple regard for the life one’s animals is better than the most tender mercies of the wicked. An example of that is PETA – people for the ethical treatment of animals.
They scream loudly for ethical care and treatment of animals.
YET, what do they do with abandoned animals entrusted to their care?
According to this report, PETA kills 97% of the animals they take in.*
Now excuse me, but gramma running a home for stray cats can do better than that – and probably on a fixed income!
Matthew Henry’s commentary on Proverbs 12:10 says, ‘A godly man would not put even an animal to needless pain. But the wicked often speak of others as well used, when they would not endure like treatment for a single day.’

‘Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.’ Galatians 6:7
If a man would have food for next year, he must replant his crops every spring.
If a man would have timber for homes in the future, he must replant harvested trees today.
If a man would have material possessions such as houses and land, he must sow in hard work today.

While we have no power to determine the ultimate destiny of the earth, our actions do give us some control over our daily lives and the comfort in which we live.
Obedience to God is the first and foremost action that will have immediate and lasting effects.

The ‘love one another’ clause, which is often repeated in the Bible, says:
Ephesians 4:32 ‘And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
John 13:34 ‘A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.’
John 15:12 ‘this is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.’
Also see John 15:17, Romans 13:8, 1 Thessalonians 4:9, 1 Peter 1:22, 1 John 3:11, 1 John 3:22, 1 John 4:7, 1 John 4:11, 1 John 4:12, and 2 John 1:5.

If you love your brother, you will not harm your brother, but will do good to him. The Bible actually tells us to love our neighbor as well. (Leviticus 19:18, Matthew 5:42, Matthew 19:19, Matthew 22:39, Mark 12:31, Romans 12:9, Galatians 5:14, James 2:8)

Luke 10:29 says, ‘But he willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?’ Then Jesus proceeds to tell him the story of the good Samaritan. The Samaritan cared for one he did not know.

Honestly, nothing good can be done to ‘save the planet’ or save mankind as a whole from the destruction that lies ahead.
What CAN be done is to give as many as possible the opportunity to reconcile with God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son.
Christians live as though on the Titanic. The ship is sinking. It cannot be saved. Yet, many of those on board are willing to be saved from sinking into the sea. They are looking for a way out of their danger. Point them to the way out which is Jesus Christ.

AND – remember, there is a time coming on THIS planet called the Millennium Kingdom.
In that Kingdom:
The earth will flourish. Isaiah 35:1
Christians will rule and reign with Christ. Revelations 20:6
Satan will be bound up during the thousand years. Revelations 20:3

So, don’t let the environmentalist, PETA, globalists, fear mongers, go-greeners, or anyone else distract you from the REAL problem. Actually, the whole environmental movement is set up to change your perception of the real problem to something of no importance what so ever.

The REAL problem is separation of mankind from God. The heart of man is in effect at war with God. Anyone who so chooses can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. In Jesus there is peace; and there is safety – which includes a stable planet on which to live.

PETA Euthanizes 97% of Animals

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

There is a People in the World that Fear God’s Name

‘There is a people in the world that fear God’s name. There is a heritage peculiar to that people; present comforts in the soul, earnests of future bliss.’ Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary Psalm 61:5-8

Are you one of these people who fear God’s name? Many people call themselves Christian, but have no idea of what it really means to be a follower of Christ. Many other Christians take no thought that their personal actions show fear of God, OR show personal self will. Rather, they rely on God’s mercy and forgiveness, thinking He will always overlook their willful and rebellious actions. The Christian who truly loves God will consider God’s sacrifice in making a way that the individual can be reconciled to Him. He or she will attempt to live his or her life in a manner that shows gratitude for such sacrifice and love. The Christians who truly fear God’s name will love God more than they love themselves. This will show in how they live their lives.

Our heritage is at least in part salvation and fellowship with the Lord.
A great danger for all Christians is to be exposed to anything that separates us from the God of our salvation and His fellowship. No Christian is ever too old to consider the children’s song that says:
‘Oh be careful little eyes what you see,
little hands what you do,
little ears what you hear,
little feet where you go,
little heart what you love….’

If you neglect to be careful of all these things, you are in danger of separating yourself from God’s fellowship. There no joy in the life of a Christian who is without good fellowship with God. An earthly comparison is when a husband and wife are at odds with each other. Neither is happy nor content until the rift between them has been repaired. So is our fellowship with God. If something is standing between the Christian and God, the obstacle should be dealt with ASAP.

‘PRESENT COMFORTS IN THE SOUL,’ Psalm 46:1 says, ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’ What can be more comforting than this? If the fellowship between the individual Christian and God is on sound footing, then help will be there for whatever trial the Christian may face. Think how marvelous the help if an entire New Testament Church should ever be in solid fellowship with Christ.

‘EARNESTS OF FUTURE BLISS.’ ‘Earnests’ is defined as a ‘sign, foretaste, or pledge of something to come; a portion of something, given or done in advance as a pledge of the remainder.’

Our earthly blessings are ‘earnests’ from God. They are just ‘tastes’ and ‘shadows’ of the good things to come when we live in heaven. By faith we know that the things of heaven and eternity are greater than our capacity to know and understand. (1 Corinthians 2:9) I never dream of understanding rocket science or trigonometry. It seems dull and boring to me, and without any use what so ever. However, I do dream of heaven and what it will be like there. By the good things I have and have seen and experienced on earth, I have a foretaste of heaven. I believe the evil I have seen and experienced are foretastes of hell.

I thank God that through Jesus Christ I will never fully experience or understand the horrors of hell.

I thank God that through Jesus Christ I WILL experience heaven in its entirety.

Matthew Henry’s Bible commentary is available free online at If there is a particular Bible passage that you do not understand, then go to Matthew Henry and read his thoughts on that verse or passage.