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Should Christians be Green?. Is pollution or a carbon footprint sin? Prominent Evangelicals say so…Oct. 2004 The RC Pope says so…March 2008 Liberals charge Conservatives are for pollution and dirty air b/c of greed

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should christians be green
Should Christians be Green?
  • Is pollution or a carbon footprint sin?
  • Prominent Evangelicals say so…Oct. 2004
  • The RC Pope says so…March 2008
  • Liberals charge Conservatives are for pollution and dirty air b/c of greed
  • 2000 -Conservative Evangelicals uphold a Biblical Environmental Stewardship but refute Consensus Science and Global warming extremism. Cornwall Declaration
the bible says
The Bible says…
  • Gen 2:15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
    • Man’s 1stministry was earth stewardship
    • Was the garden the priority?
    • Are the Amish right?
    • Was the Earth made for man or Man for Earth?
  • Jn.3:16 “For God so loved the World”
the bible says1
The Bible says…
  • God commanded Noah to preserve all species on the ark. Gen.7-8
  • Help a troubled animal. Ex.23:4-5
  • Give the land a rest! Ex.23:10-11
  • Sabbath rest for animals too. Ex.23:12
  • “Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.” Pro 12:10
the bible says2
The Bible says…
  • Animals are aware of hope in God. Job 12:7-10, Rom.8:18-22
  • Don’t muzzle the ox. Dt.25:4
  • Fruit trees planted are untouchable until 4th yr. Lev.19:23-25
  • Take care of the trees in battle. Dt.20:19-20
  • God assigned to mankind the responsibility for ruling over this world (Gen. 1:26-28; Ps. 8:6-8). Gen.1 also tells us to fill the earth! Ps.8:4-9
the bible says3
The Bible says…
  • Gen 8:22 Gen 8:22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease."
  • Psa104:9 You set a boundary that they (waters) may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth.
  • Jer 5:22 “Do you not fear me? declares the Lord; Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it.
the bible says4
The Bible says…
  • Exd 23:1 "You shall not spread a false report.”
  • English court ruled at least 9 significant errors/misrepresentations in Gore’s movie an Inconvenient Truth
  • “Climategate" describes the scandal revealed by the leaked emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, they manipulated results
false science human tradition
False science…human tradition
  • 1 Tim.6:20 “O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called "knowledge" (Science)
  • Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ…Col 2:21 "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch"
  • 1Ti 4:3 who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
scientists aren t always right
Scientists aren’t always right!
  • Charles Darwin – Evolution
  • 1920’s and again in 1970’s -Global Ice age!
  • 1960’s DDT banned, Millions died from Malaria, now being used again
  • Psychiatry and “Science” claim Homosexuality is genetic
  • Global warming? Who’s to blame?
all scientists agree
All scientists agree?
  • "Your science is flawed; your hypothesis is wrong; your data is manipulated and may I add your scare tactics are deplorable. The earth does not have a fever. Carbon dioxide does not cause significant global warming."
  • John Coleman, founder of weather channel and weatherman on Good Morning America
  • 31,500 American scientists have signed this petition, including 9,000+ with PhDs
science over religion
Science over Religion?
  • For the most part the same crowd that Preaches Global warming Climate change also murders unborn children but saves the whales and baby seals, promotes “Mother Earth” and evolution in place of Father Creator, Homosexuality is genetic (born this way), and believe that Mankind is the problem and depopulation is the answer.
  • Sit not in the counsel of the ungodly! Ps.1
  • Science is supposedly provable, Christianity is by necessity birthed in Faith! Heb.11:1-6
cause and effect
Cause and Effect?
  • Why are we so willing to believe that these issues are a result of our “consumer sins” and NOT the punishment of God for far greater crimes and immorality like Abortion, Sodomy, Promiscuity, rejection of God…?
  • 2 Chron. 7:14 He will Heal our land (which was apparently cursed due to our sins) if God’s people pray, repent, and turn to God!
  • Lev.26, Dt.28 Curses for godlessness!
  • I will respect someone who’s consistent even IF they are wrong
  • Al Gore believes the Oceans are rising and buys a mansion on the beach
  • Plastic or Paper? Even they don’t know!
  • New Light Bulbs are more harmful to the Earth – lead!
  • Tree, “marsh” and brush protection lead to larger wildfires
green movement
Green Movement
  • Population control, reduction
  • Veganism – no dairy or meat
  • Imposed Double digit energy increases, taxes and industry requirements
  • New sin tax - Purchase of carbon credits
  • Pets “rights”, Peta activists, SF
  • Terrorists – burning and destroying
never let a serious crisis go to waste
never let a serious crisis go to waste
  • You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. Rahm Emanuel
  • Microsoft's Bill Gates...."The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's heading up to about nine billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."
  • Barack Obama's top science advisor, John P. Holdren...."A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child…might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births."
should christians be green1
Should Christians be Green?
  • Psa 1:3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
  • Jer 17:8 He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit."
  • Psa 92:14 They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green
  • Hsa 14:8 It is I who answer and look after you. I am like an evergreen cypress; from me comes your fruit.
distraction satan s weapon
Distraction – Satan’s weapon
  • Christians SHOULD exercise good stewardship of the Earth!
  • Mankind is more important than the planet,
    • Man was made in His image
    • Earth made for man, so will new earth
    • Jesus came to die/save man, not the earth
  • On average day we have been effectively influenced to “think” and act to be “green” but most don’t think of eternity/evangelism or dsicipleship daily
stored up for fire
stored up for fire
  • 2Pe 3:7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
  • 2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
the heavens will be set on fire
the heavens will be set on fire
  • 2Pe 3:11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,
  • 2Pe 3:12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn!
compare philosophical
Compare Philosophical

Green Theology

Stewardship Theology

Father Creator, Noah’s flood

Creation/God’s rules

Save souls!

Wise management of earth, sacrifice for Christ!

The End is near - repent

Only Christ sets water boundaries and can Save us!

Sanctity of human life

Mankind 1st

  • Mother Earth, pagan
  • Evolution/Darwin
  • Save the seals, Earth…
  • Sacrifices are demanded! Eat bugs and 1 tpsquare
  • The End is coming – be green
  • Science and Liberal politicians will save us
  • Abortion and Homosexuality are OK
  • Earth 1st