Saturday, June 21, 2008


I stumbled upon this article by my favorite economist (Walter Williams) via the Wallbuilders site. Generally I do not comment on the environment or endtimes, but I am about to because of this article. In the article are a whole pile of predictions by concerned environmentalists that never happened. Let's look at a quote.

Here are my questions: In 1970, when environmentalists were making predictions of manmade global cooling and the threat of an ice age and millions of Americans starving to death, what kind of government policy should we have undertaken to prevent such a calamity? When Ehrlich predicted that England would not exist in the year 2000, what steps should the British Parliament have taken in 1970 to prevent such a dire outcome? In 1939, when the U.S. Department of the Interior warned that we only had oil supplies for another 13 years, what actions should President Roosevelt have taken? Finally, what makes us think that environmental alarmism is any more correct now that they have switched their tune to manmade global warming?

Now I have a few comments:

1. The only predictor of the future I trust is God through His Word. He hasn't been wrong yet.
2. The only "doomsday" prediction that I take seriously is summarized in 2 Peter 3:10. "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare." If you don't know the LORD, please seek His face. A good place to start is the Gospel of Luke.
3. I am all for good stewardship. By that I mean this: Take care of the resources God has placed under your control. That includes (in my order of importance) your children, your time, your money, and this planet. Raise your children to be spiritual champions. (A great book on this is Revolutionary Parenting by George Barna.) Spend your time building relationships, building the Kingdom, and growing in the LORD. Spend your money wisely by helping others and spreading the Gospel. When you have made a good start on these things, turn your attention to being a good steward of the natural resources God has given you control over.

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