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Global Warming in the Bible

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).


  1. Matthew

    I rejoiced when I found your website another KJV believer I thought, that’s great! But with my humility I want to say I think your understanding of the “end times” is misguided.

    1 Thess 4:16-17

    For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

    The body of Christ the church that is alive at the end of Daniel 9:27 is caught up into heaven

    • Duane

      Thank you for your comments.

      The timing of the “catching up” of the saints is a topic of disagreement within the Church. Some believe it is prior to the beginning of Daniel’s 70th Week (tribulation), others believe it is sometime during that Week, and yet others believe it is at the close of this period. Each have particular scriptural or biblical interpretation reasons for their positions.

      I approach Bible study by “rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15). I prepared a series of Power Point presentations on the topic which are posted here on the site. Please go through the study if you are interested. In summary, I do not believe the Church will experience any part of Daniel’s 70th Week because this time period is in OT prophecy and pertains to the nation of Israel. The Body of Christ (the Church) was a mystery revealed only to the apostle Paul (Eph 3:1-8) and was not revealed in OT prophecy. My conviction is that the nation of Israel and the Body of Christ each have separate and unique promises from God.

      In the future, I plan on posting in more detail about why I hold to the pre-tribulational catching up of the Body of Christ.

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