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Delightful logical and theological skewering of the latest “Christian” pagan-aping fad. I just sent copies of the article to genuine Christian friends including my Evangelical Free Church pastor. To make fun of the humorless self righteous among us—the path to victory.
But the question, as the late Dr. Francis Schaeffer used to say, remains: “How should we then live?” On the subject of perceived human needs of any sort, we have this commandment from our Lord Jesus: “Do not worry! Do not say ‘what shall we eat?’ or ‘what shall we drink?’ or ‘with what shall we be clothed?’ After all these things do the pagans seek. But you: seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness!” (Gospel of St. Matthew Chapter 6, verses 31-33). Our Lord’s directive provides the sole correct Christian response to the pagan ‘global warming’ hysteria. God’s revealed Law and holiness, intrinsic to His character and to our blessed Hope, trump any and all concerns about God’s lesser, created, “Nature” — even for “necessary” human needs.
Note this further point, which I believe explains the hysteria. Even if Algore is not scientifically correct about “global warming,” he is theologically correct! “[T]he elements shall melt with fervent heat, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare!” in the great and terrible “Day of the Lord.” (Second Epistle of St. Peter Chapter 3, verse 10) But why do neo-pagans (like Gore, and all too many self-righteous “Christian” professors) want to delay such a situation? God provides the answer by St. Peter: “But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s Word the heavens were created and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same Word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and the destruction of ungodly men.” (same book Chapter 3, verses 5-7)p>Stated another way: actual arrival of ‘global warming’ marks the great and terrible “Day of the Lord”—His Second Advent—which truly ends history in the Last Judgment. And “God’s Word” in St. Peter’s text refers to God the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Of course pagans instinctively and frantically desire that ‘global warming’ never happen—in their souls they know that heat means their Judgment! But also by this promise true Christians know that our God will not roast the world until The Last Day. So at the present time our Christian duty is to: Not Worry! br> — Dave Hanson br> Fayette, Iowa /p>
I see CEI’s Iain Murray has atoned for its failure to sway the Supreme Court on CO2 by exorcising the next big thing in simony: “buying carbon offsets from the Evangelical Climate Initiative.”
However, he errs in doubting that, just as “it was pre-Reformation Roman Catholicism, not Protestant evangelicalism, that endorsed indulgences,” for the papacy has itself been Carbon Offset for almost a year.
Much as I would like to indulge Iain’s claim to novelty, in July (“A Lamp Unto My Carbon Footprint”) on the Vatican’s accepting the donation of some rather dodgy carbon indulgences from a firm better known for touting investment in Cold Fusionp>I followed up on this last month with a reflection on carbon offsets as a revival of the Renaissance spirit of ecumenical enterprise that sent indulgences flowing north, as Murray notes, to evoke the protestation of Luther and Melancthon. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?