Make every effort…
I was recently with a Christian brother I have known for over 40 years who brings up in conversation that the “science behind climate change is settled”. Before I could process what I was about to say I replied, “I don’t think so”. I could see him go red with an internal rage. Inside I go ‘dang’ and ‘oops’. Climate Change is a subject on which Christians can be passionately polarised and we need to be careful that we don’t let this issue and other like issues of non-core belief to divide us.
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Eph 4:3
Christians believe God gave us the responsibility to take care of the earth. And we do take that responsibility seriously. How we exercise such responsibility takes endless forms.
Why should I bring this to your attention? Well, there are many issues under the spotlight in our culture right now that are putting Christians against our current society and against each other it seems. If you think about it, just like it was 2000 years ago in the time of Christ.
Climate Change, for example, brings Christians with 6 day creation views up against Christians with long age views.
I separate climate change issues into several categories and deal with them on these merits.
The Science is Settled.
Discerning between Science and Story Telling to learn the truth will come from the science realm and from the Scripture realm. Certainly not the TV Weatherman or News readers.
The History of Temperature measurement is very young by historical standards. The technology started in the 1700’s and recording of temperature was certainly not uniform. It still isn’t uniform.
Discover the many scientists with differing views to warming that are specifically based upon real measurements.
Warming Only vs the cycle of Warming and Cooling
Our reactions to Climate Theology
That renewables like solar panels and wind farms cannot deliver base power
If coal power is rejected then new base power sources will be needed.
That Climate is complex and a trace element like CO2 is unlikely to be the sole driver. Check out Sun Spot science.
Computer Models can say anything their authors desire. Which ones are real?
But above all, “2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. ….. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” Eph 4
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