Everyone has to believe in something. But are people altogether sure what they believe in?
The Bible tells us, “The earth is the Lord’s” (Ps. 24:1). Naturally, a pagan won’t believe this. A pagan creates something with his own hands and then worships it. In ancient times, this might be an idol carved from a block of wood. Modern pagans have more sophisticated creations, namely Science and the State, to worship.
The pagan story we hear today is that human activity is going to destroy the planet by causing Global Warming, unless other human activity–coercive action by the State, acting upon the advice of Science–saves it. This is their religious creed.
Why do so many people believe it, who call themselves Christians? If the earth really is the Lord’s, then it’s His property and we are only living on it, by His grace. It is impious to believe the pagan story.
Do they think God will just sit there, chewing on His fingernails, impotently fretting while the creature, man, destroys His creation? “Oh, ooh, what can I do? I’m sorry, Son, but you went through all that trouble of the Cross for nothing! They’re destroying the planet and there’s nothing you nor I can do about it. Oh, I hate it when that happens!”
God’s Word says that only God can destroy the world, or save it. God will do the things He has promised to do. If it becomes necessary for Him to intervene in history, He will.
Or don’t we, in our comfortable suburban churches, believe that?
Our attitude is more, “Oh, I believe in God, all right, and Jesus Christ; but when the chips are down, give me worldly wisdom every time.”
Do we worship God, who created us; or Science and the State, which men created?
Warning from the Bible, from I Corinthians 1:18-19,
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.