Eco-freaks and other liberals have been using the phenomenon of global warming for a number of years now to try to scare us into adopting government regulations that will weaken our economy and, ultimately, the entire fabric of our nation. They never mention that a few decades ago they were warning us against global cooling—and a few decades before that, against global warming.
The earth has gone through periods of warming and cooling since time immemorial. Our atmosphere is not static. It’s always warming or cooling.
More recently, they’ve begun to warn us about earthquakes. I guess they’re tired of the same worn-out warning about global warming and have latched onto this as the next big scare to use in their attempts to destroy our economy.
They’ve decided the use of fracking and injection developed by the petroleum industry to lessen our nation’s dependence on foreign oil is the culprit behind the rise in earthquakes. They would have us quit using these tactics, eroding our chances to become self-sufficient in energy production. I guess they want us to find ourselves at the mercy of the Hugo Chavezes and the ayatollahs in Iran and others who would use their oil production as a tool to beat us into submission to their agendas.
Are we really having more earthquakes than normal in the last year or two? Maybe. I haven’t seen any definitive studies on the subject. Of course, the absence of real proof is what scaremongers always use to magnify their drumbeats.
If we are having more earthquakes, are they the result of petroleum exploration and development? This is much more iffy, although I haven’t heard of a lot of quakes in Saudi Arabia and Canada and other major petroleum exporting nations.
Is there any other explanation for the increase in frequency of these quakes—if there is, in fact, a real increase? Yes, there is definitely another explanation—one the eco-scaremongers don’t want us to see.
In the last days of His ministry here on earth, Jesus talked about future events. Like Daniel and Ezekiel hundreds of years before His incarnation, and like Paul and John a few years after His ascension, He talked about end times. Let take a look at some of His words on the subject:
In Matthew 24, verses 7 and 8, He said:
7 “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.
8 “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
Mark recorded the same words almost verbatim in Chapter 13:
8 “For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
Reporting the same teaching in Chapter 21 of his gospel, Luke said:
10 Then He continued by saying to them, “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom,
11 and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
Anyone see a pattern here? Jesus is telling us that as end times approach nature will begin exhibiting abnormal things. An increase in the frequency of earthquakes is a part of this increasing abnormality.
Let’s not let scaremongers twist natural phenomena which Jesus predicted 2,000 years ago and use them to lead us into unwisely shooting ourselves in our own feet.
In light of the extreme winter we’ve just been through, what do you think of the global warming scare? How do you react when the same people who have been screaming about global warming now tell us we need to cut back on our petroleum exploration?
If you abide in Me and My word abides in you, then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
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