God, global warming and sea level rise are not three things normally associated with each other, but they are. But let’s establish something before we go any further. Is global warming a reality? Yes! Is man the cause of it? Ultimately No! God has a definite plan of “global warming” for the earth that man cannot comprehend or predict, But more on that in a moment.
Before Global Warming
Believe it or not, before global warming the scare was global cooling. That’s right; there was worldwide fear and pandemonium of the coming of the second ice age. The uproar reached fever pitch all through the decade of the 1970’s.
Here is a link to some 66 news articles, features and scientific releases about the impending doom of Global Cooling. All of these reports came out during the 70’s and were generated from legitimate organizations such as the Christian Science Monitor, US News and World Report, Newsweek, Science News, Time and the Washington Post. At the link you will also find a commercial for the television program “In Search Of” promoting their special coverage on Global Cooling. Go to the website What’s Up With That?
Don’t let the passage of time lessen memory of just how big a problem man thought global cooling was. This was no fluke or fleeting idea, global cooling was believed to be as real and as serious a problem as global warming (later dubbed climate change) is today.
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.” 1 Corinthians 3:19
Sea Level Rise
Now what does God and the Bible have to say about climate change and sea level rise. First off, God made everything and everything is under his purview.
“Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name” Jeremiah 31:35
Secondly, ever since the flood of Noah God promised that no catastrophic weather or meteorological event would happen again.
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22
Sea level rise? No problem, God is in charge of that too!
“When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth” Proverbs 8:28-29
“He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.” Job 26:10
God is in charge of sea level, He is in charge of the four seasons, He is charge of the days and the nights, the stars, the moon and the sun. Man cannot supersede God. Man cannot undo what God has done nor break any promise God has made.
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2 Peter 3:10
This is a statement of the one true and ultimate global warming. It is followed up with the one true and ultimate question.
“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” 1 Peter 3:11-12
I’ll leave you with that question to ponder.
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