Much is made these days of “climate change.” The term itself is innocent enough; the earth’s climate has indeed changed throughout its existence. But in today’s culture, it really means “global warming.” The story is that earth’s global temperatures are rising due to greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide and methane. Human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels in cars, planes, power plants, industrial facilities and such are blamed for the bulk of it. Left unchecked, we are told, global warming will have disastrous consequences on our planet and life as we know it. It is already the alleged culprit for droughts, floods, wildfires, very small sea level rises, water shortages and so many other phenomena.
There is biblical support for global warming. It can be found in Revelation 16:8-9. The setting is in the future during a seven year period called “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7), Daniel’s seventieth week (Dan. 9:27), and the “great tribulation” (Matt. 24:21). The Body of Christ, the church, will have been taken up to “ever be with the Lord” (1 Thess. 4:17) and God’s judgments will rain down on the Christ-rejecting inhabitants remaining on the earth. Revelation 16:8-9 says, “And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.” No human induced greenhouse gases. Just a very hot sun to punish Christ deniers.
The good news is Jesus Christ “came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15). All who will believe and receive His free gift of salvation through simple faith (Eph. 2:8-9) will not ever need to worry about global warming here on earth or the even more extreme heat in hell for eternity. Dear reader, Jesus Christ paid for all your sins on the cross with His own precious blood (Col. 1:14; 2:13-14; Acts 20:28; 1 Pet. 1:18-19). Trust Him today, during this age of “the dispensation of the grace of God” (Eph. 3:2). Become a part of His Body, His church, and escape His future wrath here on earth and for eternity (1 Thess. 5:9).