Darryl's thoughts on the Christian Faith, Facts, and World Events
As a Christian (don't worry I'm not planning to insult Christians), I believe that my faith in God as the Creator of heaven and earth should make a difference in how I live my life including how I interact with the Earth that God has given me to live in. Here are some scriptures that help shape my thinking:
Based on these verses, I try to be a good steward of all of the resources that God gives me. Just as I don't believe that Christians should waste their financial resources, they shouldn't waste natural resources either. Personally, I like solar panels, windmills, and alternative fuel vehicles because they have the potential to save money and also lead to greater flexibility and reliability than relying on power-grids and oil markets that tend to funnel money to countries that persecute Christians.
However, there is a growing danger that political elites will use an exaggerated fear of "climate change" as a means to gain tyrannical levels of control over common people, while exempting themselves. One way to identify those who are using environmentalism as a tool of political oppression is to see how they themselves live in their daily lives. Are they good stewards of natural resources? If I see someone flying around in private jets as they seek to make laws that condemn common people for driving SUVs, I have to doubt their motives. I believe that as good stewards, we should buy, use, and maintain, the most efficient and affordable vehicle that we really need. If you really need an SUV, great. But, if you really need an economy car, you can keep more money in your pocket to use for other things (your family, your church, and helping others etc.) and you don't have to send so much money to countries that persecute Christians.
I have heard a lot of talk from scientists, politicians, and pundits over the years. However, I have to say that veteran Bible teacher Hal Lindsey (in less than 30 minutes) makes more sense than anyone I have ever heard talking about the whole topic of climate change.
A Christian Apologist, Author, Missionary, Husband, and Father. Darryl has an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University (CA), an MA in TESOL from Azusa Pacific University (CA), and a BA in Political Science from Truman State University (MO).