This post is part of an ongoing series called “The Intentional Destruction of the USA.” Find out more here.
From commercials about “going green” to politicians howling about raising taxes to fight “climate change,” the environment is all the rage these days. Indeed, it’s become an object of worship, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, we’re all hard-wired to worship. When people reject their Creator, they’re probably going to worship some created thing. The Bible says there are individuals who have “turned the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever” (Romans 1:25). Yet, with all due respect, what’s so great about the environment?
I mean, there’s lots of natural beauty out there, but nature is also filled with pain, suffering and death. Why bother worshiping something with so much evil? Besides, if evolution is true, humans are highly evolved animals which came from pond chemicals. How are we different from other animals? Why would our pollution be unnatural, and why would our use of resources be different from the consumption habits of other animals? Clearly, if nature is all there is, humans would have the same value as plants and animals. We’d all be related to pond chemicals, which means eating vegetables would be cannibalism and cutting down trees would be murder.
When you worship the creation and not the Creator, a depraved mind is sure to follow (Romans 1:20-28). For instance, Professor of Biology at the University of Texas Eric R. Pianka once said “This planet might be able to support perhaps as many as half a billion people who could live a sustainable life in relative comfort. Human populations must be greatly diminished, and as quickly as possible to limit further environmental damage.” Call me crazy, but murdering billions of people is pretty depraved. Of course, it’s supposedly in the name of the “greater good,” and that’s by design.
Satan is going to control a puppet dictator, the Antichrist, who will have control over the world’s economy (Revelation 13). While we don’t know exactly how it’s going to go down, environmental issues such as pollution, water shortages and “global warming” go beyond national borders. In fact, humanity is viewed as the cause of these problems, because of our supposed “overconsumption.” Since we’re considered the cause of the problem, we’re viewed as the saviors. Ultimately, that’s really what worshiping the creation is about: worshiping ourselves instead of God.