© 8 March 2019 Revive Israel Ministries
The Real Cause of Climate Change
Is there undeniable scientific evidence today that global ice fields are melting, ocean levels are rising and air pollution is getting worse at an unprecedented rate? Are water shortages, drought and crop failures on the rise globally due to current weather patterns? It seems to me, yes.
The growing concern about our planet's future is even becoming a deciding factor for whether couples procreate. Climate change was cited as a factor for 33% of millennials when considering not having children at all or having fewer children (BBC News).
If the global population numbers were to reach unsustainable levels, why would God command humankind to be fruitful and multiply (Gen 1:26-27)? In order to be mindful of the coming generations, should we abandon God's command and stop having children?
As lovers of Jesus and the word of God, should we really stop having children and become climate change activists? No and no. Instead here are some things we should be clear on when approaching the subject of climate change:
The True Cause
Let's start with the core problem. Contrary to popular belief,
the primary contributor to climate change is not carbon emissions, but mankind's
SIN! Isaiah 24:5-6 says, "The earth is also defiled
under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the
ordinances, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore, the curse has devoured
the earth…" Romans 8:20-22 tells us that creation
was subjected to futility, is in bondage of corruption and is groaning with
labor pains under the weight of our sin. (also see Mal 4:5-6; Rev 9:21;
Even if radical global laws were passed tomorrow making it illegal
to burn fossil fuels or cause any other kind of environmental damage, they
would not provide the climate change solution everyone is looking for. Repentance
towards God resulting in the changing of man's heart and ways is the ultimate
In conclusion, don’t give into fear about the future. You should continue to be fruitful and multiply as you are led and able. God is in control. God the creator of heaven and earth stands behind the so called, 'fury of mother nature.' He knows exactly how light or severe every storm should be. All He does is done in love.
We don’t have to avoid the topic of climate change, but let's be sure we are clear on the true cause. Don’t be duped by the idea that we can change the course of climate change by our own human strength without repentance from sin. “O Lord, help us to live and preach the Gospel, with repentance as the first step!!” (Acts 2:38)
Different Kinds of Love
Asher Intrater speaks about our call to continually
love people even when it hurts.
Subtitles in: Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Korean, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish.