Noah vs Al Gore
By David Outten
In Genesis 6:17, 18, God tells Noah, “I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens. . . but I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark – you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.” When Noah was finished building the arc God flooded the earth in forty days and forty nights. The sea level rose thousands of feet to where the only humans to survive were those in the ark.
Inspired by former Vice President Al Gore and other self-described “experts,” today’s environmentalists are trying to scare the pants off school children with cries, “Sea levels are rising! Sea levels are rising!” They’d have you selling your beachfront property and moving to the Rockies. The world’s port cities are DOOMED if we don’t stop driving cars, using washing machines, or heating our homes! Or so their Chicken Little mantra goes.
The National Ocean Service features a video showing the horrible impact of rising sea levels on Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Every costal city becomes another Atlantis. Children are expected to have nightmares, and everyone but Al Gore and James Cameron, the director of AVATAR, needs to move into grass huts without electricity or gas heat.
But wait, what’s this? The video shows a 492 foot rise in sea level. The website admits, however, that the current rate of rising oceans is only one-eighth of an inch each year. At that rate, the catastrophe shown in their video would take a modest 49,000 years to occur. That’s 23 times as long to come to pass as the time from Jesus to today. Hardly a biblical-proportion, 40 day/40 night catastrophe.
What makes this hysteria even more loony is that the one-eighth inch rise is blamed in part on the melting of the polar ice caps that we now learn aren’t really melting after all. They’re growing!
What Al Gore and his friends never discuss is God’s warning about global warming. The real global warming issue is much more like in the days of Noah – when God was displeased.
In his second letter, the Apostle Peter wrote (Chapter 3, Verses 3-8):
“Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, ‘What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.’ They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water. Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood. And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed.”
Now, that’s global warming!
There’s no point in moving to the mountains. No point in building bomb shelters. No point in forming colonies on Mars. We are talking a level of global warming beyond the imagination of CGI animators. The elements melt (goodbye Earth, goodbye heavens – fade to black).
Here’s the good news. Peter continued in 2 Peter 3:9,10:
“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.”
So, knowing this is coming, here’s what Peter said to do in 2 Peter 3:11-14:
“Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness. And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.”
Noah and his family experienced a new beginning. It did not go well. Next time it will go very well. It will be glorious. We get new bodies, new jobs, and there’ll be no more R-rated movies. We can all film our own versions of HEAVEN IS FOR REAL. People will be as nice to each other as God had hoped they’d be here on earth.
What God wants of us now is to be nice while we can. He wants us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Imagine how nice life on Earth would be if we all loved our enemies and did unto each other as we would have others do unto us. But, God knows it’s not going to happen. He’s warned us, global warming is coming. Only God knows when. It could be tomorrow or it could be in 49,000 years. Either way this is a global warming to celebrate – if you’re ready for it. If you’re not, well, let’s put it this way, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
If biblical global warming comes tomorrow, I’m ready for the new beginning. If it’s in 49,000 years, I get an early ticket. My job while I’m still here is to let people know, “God does not want anyone destroyed. He wants everyone to repent.”
Will I hold up signs and stand on the street corners of New York telling people they’re going to hell? Absolutely not. Warnings ARE in order, but the news I feel called to share is GOOD NEWS. There’s a tremendous new heaven and new earth coming and YOU’RE INVITED.
I expect John the Baptist was thrilled to tell people, “Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” It was GOOD NEWS. He was like, “Look what’s coming. This is going to be AMAZING. Get ready.”
I get to repeat Peter’s thrilling message, “Repent, global warming is coming. New heaven. New Earth. Come, enjoy a world filled with righteousness.” Can there be any better news?
God won’t make people repent – and many won’t – but this time God’s not limiting the new beginning to one man and his family.
He’s inviting you.
Will you come? It’s going to be REALLY GREAT.
No more “f” words.
No more insane hospital prices.
No more child molestation.
No more environmentalist hysteria.
No more socialist dictators.
Bring on the global warming! Yippie!