It’s funny that men either deny or forget that climate change happened in the extreme in the days of Noah. I suspect there were no seasons prior to the flood because of how Adam and Eve were first lacking in clothing. After the flood the Bible states:
20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done. 22 “While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease.” (Gen. 8:20-22)
If have ever studied the book of Revelation along with Matthew 24, there is plenty of climate change prophecied for the future. In Matthew 24 we are told of famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places. And so we have that today. In Revelation there are references to famine, war, economic turmoil. See Rev. 6 and the four horsemen. Rev. 8 tells us a third of the trees and all green grass are burned up. A third of the sea creatures are killed as well. A third of the waters become bitter. Rev. 16:8 says the sun would scorch men with great heat.
2011 will go down as the year of disasters. But I don’t think we have seen anything yet. If you know Christ, then you know we are in the end times and these things are expected to increase. Unsaved men will point to these signs and create excuses and use it to try and control mankind.
We may not know the exact day or hour Jesus returns but He commanded us to watch so that we would not be caught unaware when He does return, He gave us signs to watch for. That these signs would be in the earth and the sky. And so we have these signs increasing.
32 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. 34 It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. 35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mar. 13:32-37; also see Mat 24:36-44; Luk 21:34-36)
35 “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; 36 and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. 38 And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and[d] not allowed his house to be broken into. 40 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
41 Then Peter said to Him, “Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to all people?”
42 And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has. 45 But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. (Luk 12:35-48)
2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. 3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. (Rev. 3:2-3)
15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” (Rev. 16:15)
I get the feeling watching for Him is an important commandment. We do not want to be caught unaware. Study the warnings and the repercussions carefully.
So climate change is here, and man has everything to do with it, because man has sinned against God. God is not here to save the world though. He is here to save men through His Son Jesus Christ who gave His life as a Holy sacrifice for the sins of men. Whoever will repent of their sins, accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour, and be baptized will have eternal life in Christ. Those who deny Him will have eternal life in the Lake of Fire. God is going to destroy this earth and remake it after the day of Judgement. Let’s not be fearful, but find comfort in Christ in these last days of turmoil.