Monday, February 12, 2007

John MacArthur has some sage words for Christians and the Environment

So I believe we are charged to treat responsibly all the wonderful resources God has given us. But that, in fact, has very little to do with the environmental movement. The environmental movement is consumed with trying to preserve the planet forever. But we know that isn’t in God’s plan.

The earth we inhabit is not a permanent planet. It is, frankly, a disposable planet — it is going to have a very short life. It’s been around six thousand years or so — that’s all — and it may last a few thousand more. And then the Lord is going to destroy it. (whole article here)

Last time I checked, the bible talks about God renewing creation; Jesus being the first fruits of the New Creation, all that stuff. The God of the bible seems to be in the creating business. Not the destroying business. We human beings seem to have cornered that market.

And for the stuff about the earth being only 6000 years old, well, I wonder if he dismisses science so recklessly when he goes to see the doctor.

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