Global Warming

The so-called "climate crisis" preached by Al Gore and other environmentalist fear-mongers is of no concern to me. I trust in the promises of God. After Noah's family emerged from the ark, the Lord said, *"While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease"* (Genesis 8:22).

Because the Creator said so, I am fully convinced nothing will permanently disrupt the normal progression of seasons or weather patterns. Certainly, exceptions have occurred from time to time. Seedtime and harvest have been interrupted by famines in the past (Genesis 12:10; Acts 11:28), yet seedtime and harvest always resumed. Night was once delayed when Joshua prayed for a miracle, *"so the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day"* (Joshua 10:13), but *"there has been no day like that, before it or after it"* (Joshua 10:14).

Cold and heat may fluctuate from place to place and time to time, but there will be no fluctuation so severe it results in the polar ice caps melting and a subsequent global flood. The Almighty promised *"Never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth"* (Genesis 9:11). He has given us the rainbow as a token of this promise (Genesis 9:12-17).

God's assurance that the seasons and weather will continue has but one condition: *"While the earth remains"* (Genesis 8:22). Someday, it will be no more, as Jesus said, *"Earth will pass away"* (Luke 21:33). Interestingly, it will all end in fire (2nd Peter 3:7; 10-12). That's the global warming to prepare for!

By Bryan Matthew Dockens

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