They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. (Romans 1:25)
As we hurtle ever faster to uncharted territory, I find myself missing some of the “wise men” that have left us. Dave Hunt was such a guy. Check out this quote:
“We ought to be prudent caretakers of the environment God has entrusted to us. Even so, many of the warnings about population explosion and holes in the ozone layer, etc. are alarmist exaggerations aimed at promoting humanist solutions. Some of the theories are highly questionable. As late as 1977, the U.S. Academy of Science warned of a coming new ice age. Now we're being warned of global warming. Moreover, most of the problems are due to the corruption of godless governments which Christ never called us to reform.
“This old creation is under God's judgment and will not be rescued from it, but is ‘held in store’ (i.e., reserved) for destruction by fire (2 Pt 3:7-12). Everything will be destroyed and God will make a ‘new heavens and new earth’ (v 13). We must live for that eternal state and warn mankind that only those saved by the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross will inhabit His new, perfect universe.”
I believe Hunt is right, yet this view seems lunatic to much of the world, including not only some of our politicians (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), but to too many religious leaders as well, like Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Merritt, and Jen Hatmaker (although I suspect some of them just go along with this climate change clap-trap because it helps them build their own brands among Millennials and progressives).
Ironically, I believe our religious leaders have paved the way for people like Ocasio-Cortez to gain traction among our young people. Writing in “Red Letter Christians” five years ago, Mick Pope claimed that as Christians, “a solid theology of creation and of the resurrection” means we must combat climate change.
What? Of course that’s false. The resurrection has nothing to do with mainstreaming left-wing political ideology, but they use that kind of language to fool evangelicals into believing what they’re selling is legitimate.
On Valentine’s Day, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg tweeted: “Climate change is a national emergency. The absence of a wall is not.” His comments on climate change are significant because he is yet another wildly progressive voice (Beto O’Rourke, anybody?) gaining traction with young people.
So, we are to assume that climate change is a national emergency and has the same currency as the resurrection. This lunacy might be obvious to many, but next-generation leaders will effect great and crushing change to this country as they are led by the ideology of Marxists.
Twenty years ago, I read a tremendous book by Marvin Lubenow, Bones of Contention, in which the great creationist thinker pointed out that humans today are acutely concerned about the welfare of animals, but have no depth of feeling for humans being aborted.
This is what we've come to: worshipping the creation more than the Creator.
The American Church today staggers and stumbles because evangelical leadership stood down while progressives hijacked the faith of our young people. Many of us will not live to see the dramatic changes in this country that those progressives will impose, but they are coming.
Jerimiah 23:32 Behold I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord."