Global cooling? Global warming? Climate change? Over the past forty years, we have been hearing about these obviously contradictory ideas.
Without getting into the political and economic agendas involved, it is quite simple to conclude that this whole “man-caused” global cooling/global warming/climate change idea is a monument to the arrogance of man. There are at least three ways in which this is true.
1) Somehow man, in his arrogance, has decided that he knows what is the perfect temperature for the earth at all times.
2) Man has also decided that these things are “man-caused.” The logical outcome of this thinking is that man can also prevent these changes and control the weather. Is this arrogant? Just a bit. Little puny man thinks to somehow control what he calls “nature” by changing the fuels we use and destroying the economy in the process. Man can no more control the weather than he can control earthquakes and volcanoes.
3) Finally, in the greatest show of arrogance concerning these issues, man has ignored the Word of God. Not only did God promise to never again destroy the earth by a global flood, He also promised the following:
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease (Genesis 8:22, NKJV). His promises are sure. We who are Christians ought to put our confidence in the Word of God instead of the alleged wisdom of man.