Scaremongering

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?

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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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David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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4 Responses to Scaremongering

  1. Karlene says:

    David, they just named it incorrectly. This should be climate change. And yes… we humans are assisting the shift in the eco system and not for the good. We are destroying the world in which we know… or have known. Having spent 5 days in China the air is thick, the pollution strong. As I watch the visual of the garbage that is impeding the MH370 search… Jesus himself would use his name in vain. We must stop polluting, destroying the forests, and using up all our natural resources. Earthquakes have to do with plate shifts.There will be more. I have a geologist PhD daughter who has the research behind the data on “global warming”, earthquakes, etc., and yes… this phenomena is very real, and we humans are impacting our world. I think God is very sad.

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  2. David – I totally believe in global warming and I also believe that we (as in mankind) have done it to ourselves. Early in my teen years came the warnings about using aerosol products. I didn’t have a problem with giving them up then and don’t have a problem with it now. If it helps, ok and if it doesn’t, well that’s also okay.
    What I am 175% against is fracking, no make that 500%. Fracking not only destroys what little precious farm land we have left but it also destroys the water supply and causes cancers and other tragic illnesses that lead to an early death. I’ve seen the results of fracking up close and personal and I can’t honestly believe any Christian could really want their earth raped and pillaged the way the petroleum industry does. We need that farm land or we indeed are going to be unable to have food on our tables. It’s not a surprise that more and more of us are returning to having gardens the way our parents did (only not on such a grand scale). We are not planting our gardens in the soil in our backyards because it’s had too much fertilizer and weed killers pumped into it. Thus a new industry was born with the container gardens you see in all the gardening catalogs.
    Then there’s the matter of the pipeline that the prez. and his boys want to stretch across the United States. Yep, the middle of the United States where I live but I wouldn’t go for it anywhere. In an upscale town between Conway and Little Rock, beautiful homes in the $400,000 and up range were built and families moved in. For whatever reason we never hit the housing slump and the contractors can’t build houses fast enough to keep up with the demand.
    Anyway, back to the pipe line. About a year ago a pipe line burst and guess where it was. Would you believe 8 of those less than 2 year old homes were built on top of it. The pipe line also went through the water supply for about 1/2 million give or take (including Conway). Tom and I have drank bottled water for well over 30 years but after knowing what’s dumped into the ground and into the water – well – I just can’t handle tap water. I’ve been on too many super fund site inspections.
    The local oil mess is still not cleaned up, the water will never be clean, heads have rolled, wildlife is in shambles and no one is happy. Three recreational lakes are now off limits as a result of this spill. If a ‘small break’ can do this much damage and it was supposedly caught right away as oil was rushing into the homes where people were sleeping, I don’t want pipelines and I don’t want fracking.
    We’ve lived here 8 years now and the first 5 years we didn’t have any earthquakes. Remember we were used to them after living in California all those years and had lived through some big ones. The last 3 years the earthquakes have increased more and more and of greater significance in strength.
    I’m familiar with the end of time studies and I also believe it will be mankind doing each other under. We can call it global warming or we can call it greed. It really does all amount to the same thing.
    I’m just a Kansas rancher’s daughter but as Dad used to say, “He didn’t raise me to stay home and sit on the front porch.” My father taught me to love the earth and to protect it with every ounce of my being. He taught us that perhaps not in his lifetime but he predicted it would possibly happen in ours that we’d run out of our most precious commodity (clean drinking water) and our 2nd most precious commodity (farmers that raise not only animals but vegetables, etc without chemicals and hormones, etc added).
    You hit home with this one, my friend.

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  3. I’m not opposed to wise development of oil and gas fields, but I’m especially optimistic about alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, and biofuels.

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