Welcome to Roger’s Take on Religion: An Inclusive Perspective
Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) is not concerned about the effects of climate change because, if there is a problem, God will take care of it.
Speaking before constituents, he said, “… as a Christian, I believe that there is a … God who is much bigger than us. And I’m confident that, if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it.”
Rep. Walberg is not alone in his beliefs. According to a LifeWay survey, only 19 percent of Protestant pastors ages 18 to 44 strongly agree with the statement, “I believe global warming is real and man-made.”
Here’s My Take: Separating “God’s laws” from “Nature’s laws” is nothing new. Consider the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial,” when the ACLU defended a teacher convicted of teaching evolution. Evolution was a threat that contradicted the Bible’s account of creation.
Climate change is a threat to God’s omnipotence. Why worry about rising waters along coastal areas if God promised Noah he would never again flood the earth?
To cherish the earth is not to deny God. God is most denied when creation is destroyed.