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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

So Ya Wanna Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day and other environmental interests are good ideas on the surface. Dig deeper, and many take on a darker hue, based on incoherent evolutionary thinking. Creationists have solid biblical motivations for taking care of our planet.Earth Day and other environmental interests are good ideas on the surface. Plant a tree, learn about caring for the environment, "give back to the earth", those things sound good. Dig deeper, and many take on a darker hue, based on incoherent evolutionary thinking. Creationists have solid biblical motivations for taking care of our planet.

Advocates of goo-to-geophysicist evolution are sending mixed smoke signals. On one hand, all living things evolved from a common ancestor, so we're brothers and sisters in biology, so animals are getting "non-human person" rights. Some owlhoots are so unhinged, they want humans mostly eliminated. But it's survival of the fittest, isn't it? Humans are the most fit, and if some critters don't have sense enough to evolve and become more fit, I reckon that's just too bad.

Did you know that Earth Day is also Lenin's birthday? Earth Day was not exactly established to raise environmental consciousness, but for political concerns, including irrational appeals to bad science for promoting anthropogenic global warming — cooling — both — climate change. Also, paganism ("give back to the earth" smacks of it). See more about those at "Happy Birthday, Comrade Lenin".

Biblical Christians have always had good, solid, rational reasons to care for the earth. But such thinking is anathema to materialistic evolutionists.
When God created the first humans, He gave them charge over the Garden of Eden to care for the animals and plants that were there (Genesis 2:15). It was a perfect world with no sin or death, but God still put Adam there to tend what He had made. This is highly instructive to all Christians. After all, if God placed Adam there to care for a perfect world prior to the Fall, how much more should we care for this fallen one?

And that’s something that we should recognize: Christians have the best foundation to justify caring for this planet—a direct mandate from the One who made it. Evolutionary naturalists do not understand the past or the future the way God intended and can offer only arbitrary reasons for being environmentally responsible—reasons which are self-contradicting, in fact.

To truly celebrate Earth Day in a way that glorifies the One who made it, let’s take a look at two of the popular reasons that the world tells us we need to “go green,” and then we’ll look at why the Bible gives us a better foundation for being good stewards.
To finish reading, click on "Go (Truly) Green—by Starting with Genesis — Earth Day and the foundations of environmental stewardship".