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It’s Not Global Warming; It’s Divine Warning

9 Sep

Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 07.57.39One devastating hurricane has already hit a major population center in the United States (Houston is the 4th most populous city in the country and Texas is the 2nd most populous state) and three more are on their way to Florida, the US’s 4th most populous state (Jacksonville is the 12th largest city).

Aside from all the cheering for Hurricane Irma and José to destroy Mar-a-lago, the Internet is filled with those who self-assuredly claim that all these hurricanes are absolute proof of climate change.

Of course, 99.99999% of these people are not meteorologists. or even have any training related to meteorological science. They have no credentials at all to support their claims. All they’re doing is parroting a theory that has very little, if any, evidence because they don’t want to believe the truth.

The truth is people cannot control the weather. God controls the weather.

“Then He [Jesus] got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.” – Matthew 8:26

“Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.” – Psalm 147:8

And God tells us that He will use weather, among other things, to get people’s attention when they stray from Him.

“I am going to shake the heavens and the earth” – Haggai 2:21

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring” – Luke 21:25

And, of course, it makes sense that the further people move away from God the stronger these signs will need to become in order to have the effect God desires – to get us to repent and turn away from our sin and return to Him.

God can, and will, use hurricanes, earthquakes, famines, floods, etc to get people to realize how weak and feeble we are – to humble us and get us to give up our pride and self-reliance.

But the human race, as God predicted, will not listen. Instead of rightly attributing these increasingly powerful weather phenomena to God, they attribute them to themselves.

People actually think they can control the weather. It doesn’t get much more arrogant than that. Nor can there be a much bigger rejection of God.

The theory of climate change is a lie that was born out of man’s arrogance. Just like people thought they could outwit God by building a tower tall enough to protect them from a second flood (Genesis 11:1-9), people today believe they have more control over the weather than God.

Climate change advocates reject God’s power and sovereignty over their lives by replacing it with their own alleged power and sovereignty.

Unfortunately, when one rejects God’s authority, it means that one must also reject God’s love, mercy, and protection.

And this describes the United States perfectly. We have been pushing God out of our lives, both collectively and individually, for decades because we think that we can make our lives better by doing things our way and rejecting God’s design for our lives.

Clearly, that isn’t working out too well. So God sends us warnings in various forms, including the weather. And as we move further and further away from Him, He needs to increase the intensity of His warnings. This makes sense.

As difficult it may be for people to understand, devastating natural disasters are a sign of God’s love for us. God will literally move heaven and earth in order to destroy our pride and get us to turn to the One and Only answer to our problems and hope for our eternity – Jesus. He loves us too much not to.

God is omniscient – He sees the future. So He knows the destruction the human race is headed towards without Him. So He warns us. But He gives us the freedom to choose how we’ll respond.

Sadly, we are not heeding God’s warnings. Instead, we dig in our heels, cling to our own self-reliance and erroneous theories because we love ourselves above all else.

Unless we change and turn back to God, this won’t end well.

 

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