Here is a quote I came across while doing research on God’s Mission. It is by: John MacArthur…
The environmental movement is consumed with trying to preserve the planet forever. But we know that isn’t in God’s plan… The earth we inhabit is not a permanent planet. It is, frankly, a disposable planet—it is going to have a very short life. It’s been around about six thousand years or so—that’s all—and it may last a few thousand more. And then the Lord is going to destroy it…. I’ve told environmentalists that if they think humanity is wrecking the planet, wait until they see what Jesus does to it. Peter says God is going to literally turn it in an atomic implosion so that the whole universe goes out of existence. (emphasis added)[http://www.gty.org/Resources/issues/594]
Brief things to think about:
1. Notice how dangerous it can be to misread texts that are writen as apocalyptic and not to be read in a ‘plain sense.’
2. This opens the door for evangelicals to continue to impose the false polarity of Evolution/Science Christian faith, by claiming a young earth.
3. It makes Christian faith irrelivant to a culture of “millenials” that are ready to change the world.
Those are some initial thoughts… please share some of your own!
Open Source Theology used this post as the basis of a conversation!