What does the Bible have to say about climate change?
Global warming is one of the most divisive subjects of our day. Some allege that the entire issue is overblown. Others claim that it is the most crucial moral and practical issue of our time. What are the facts behind the debate?
Whats Bible say about this critical subject?
Lets begin with the instructions god “Yahweh” gave in Genesis: “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.
Romans 8:19-22 – For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.
Jeremiah 2:7 – And I brought you into a plentiful land to enjoy its fruits and its good things. But when you came in, you defiled my land and made my heritage an abomination. James 5:5 ESV – You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. Isaiah 24:5-6 ESV – The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men will be left
we are under biblical mandate to manage God’s creation well, to “keep” and protect it. God is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Pet. 3:8-9).
And so it is, that climate change is just another sign that we are living in the end times … The Bible says we cannot know the time god’s return (Matthew 25:13). But the Scriptures make it equally clear that we can know the season of his return (1 Thessalonians 5:2-6):