For the next 14 months, we are going to hear a lot about job creation, and the economy, and government debt, and foreign policy, and global warming. I can handle being bombarded by all of those discussions . . . except for one.
Let’s talk Global Warming. Or Climate Change if you would prefer. But before we do so . . .
Have there ever been instances where God or his servants have changed the climate, or affected nature? Let’s talk about some examples:
Elijah changed the climate . . . God told him to preach repentance to the people, especially to Ahab and other wicked leaders. Elijah sealed the heavens, and caused the rains to stop for three years:
“And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.” 1 Kings 17:1
Joshua temporarily changed the physics of the solar system . . . During the battle with the Amorite kings, in the valley of Ajalon, he caused the sun to literally stop in its progress through the sky:
“Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.” Joshua 10:12,13
What do these two examples have to do with Global Warming, or Climate Change? Why don’t you tell me. Just so you know, the new term, “climate change”, irks me. It’s more politically subtle. When politics becomes subtle, look out! Someone is trying to get you to believe a lie.
Back to our discussion . . . what about some modern examples of how nature has been affected in a miraculous way? How many of you have heard the story about the miracle of the gulls in Salt Lake City? When hordes of crickets descended upon the crops of early settlers, and threatened to destroy them all? Well, the farmers prayed. And then came huge flocks of gulls. The gulls ate the crickets.
I remember a Church-wide fast when Ezra Taft Benson was President of the Church. California was under a severe drought. I believe it was either that Sunday evening, or perhaps the next day, on Monday. There was a football game on TV. I don’t remember the teams. All I can remember is the sports commentator exclaiming his surprise at the rain which came. And the field getting drenched. It rained off and on for days. Then California had flooding problems and mud-slides.
What about this scripture?
“And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.” Revelation 16:8,9
According to that one, it’s gonna get hot!
For those of you who are LDS, what do you think about this scripture?
“And again, the Lord shall utter his voice out of heaven, saying: Hearken, O ye nations of the earth, and hear the words of that God who made you. O, ye nations of the earth, how often would I have gathered you together as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, but ye would not! How oft have I called upon you by the mouth of my servants, and by the ministering of angels, and by mine own voice, and by the voice of thunderings, and by the voice of lightnings, and by the voice of tempests, and by the voice of earthquakes, and great hailstorms, and by the voice of famines and pestilences of every kind, and by the great sound of a trump, and by the voice of judgment, and by the voice of mercy all the day long, and by the voice of glory and honor and the riches of eternal life, and would have saved you with an everlasting salvation, but ye would not! Behold, the day has come, when the cup of the wrath of mine indignation is full. Behold, verily I say unto you, that these are the words of the Lord your God.” Doctrine and Covenants 43:23-27
Do we REALLY think that we can do much of anything without God’s help? Are humans causing global warming? I don’t think so. Do they contribute to global warming? Perhaps, but who can possibly prove it?
Has ANYONE asked God about this issue? Did any of the scientists ask God for help in understanding the data they are working with? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
Here is my take on it: The Global Warming or Climate Change problem which is presented to us by politicians has absolutely nothing to do with true science. I will admit that it is possible the earth’s temperature is rising. But in a system as incredibly complex as this planet, how in the world would a person be able to tell what the root cause is without God’s help?
And if it is a real problem, I am here to tell you that the solution to Global Warming has already been found and will soon be implemented.
According to scripture, the earth will soon be changed back to the state that it was in during the time of Adam and Eve. It will once again become a Garden of Eden when Christ returns. And guess what? Those that have a repentant heart will get to be there. Think about the Garden of Eden as described by Genesis! Beautiful trees, animals which don’t eat each other, and peace! Even though it was not recorded in Genesis, I am hoping there will be really yummy grapes and mangoes. Oh, and strawberries and lemons so we can make strawberry lemonade.
Sorry, I got off track . . .
Puny humans! Keep trying to change the planet’s climate! Politicize it! Cause people to spend their brains out to solve it! Tax everybody to death!
Legislate. Pontificate. Scare the masses. Lie. Lie. Lie.
Sounds pretty stupid, doesn’t it?
Do you honestly think that the Son of God, who turned water to wine, walked on water, calmed storms, and raised Lazarus from the dead . . . the very same God who created the earth in the first place . . . cannot fix the climate of this planet, IF it needed fixing?
Trust me, there is NOTHING happening to this planet which we did not deserve. And no stinking politician is ever going to be able to stop the sun in the sky, or cause the rains to stop and then start again. When was the last time you saw one of our elected Republicans or Democrats raise a brother from the dead? Walk on water? Calm a storm? Change water to wine? I didn’t think so. WHEN it gets really hot, there is nothing our cute little buddies in Washington will be able to do about it. Dang! They are SO cute when they think they’re big, aren’t they? Cute little politicians! I’ll bet they wish they could tell Peter where to get a coin for tribute!
In closing, I will admit just one thing about Global Warming: I am dreading that prophecy in Revelation . . . I wonder if I should buy some property in Antarctica?