This understanding of God …
… is a problematic understanding.
God will take care of climate change, but Rep. Walberg took things into his own hands when it came time to help 20 million people lose their health insurance.
Walberg will put his faith in God when it applies to the environment, but he’ll rely on his own judgment in regards to cutting much needed services for the poor to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.
How can you call yourself a Christian, and not strive to be a responsible steward of God’s creation? It’s easy, if you worship a god of money and power and not a God of love and humility.
His nonsensical view of the most important environmental issue of the Century reminds me of an old joke.
Officials warned residents that a terrible storm would soon flood the town and that everyone should evacuate immediately.
A faithful Christian decided to stay, saying, “I pray that God will save me.”
As the Christian stood on his porch watching the rain and the flood, a man in a canoe paddled by and called to him, “Get in my boat, the water is rising!”
“No thanks,” the man said, “I’ve prayed the Lord will save me.”
The floodwaters rose, and he ran to the second floor, where he saw a police motorboat.
“Get ready,” they shouted, “We’ll come rescue you!”
“I’m okay,” he said. “Go help someone else. I’m a Christian, and I trust God will save me.”
The flood rose higher and the man found himself on his rooftop.
A helicopter hovered overhead and the officer called out, “hold on, we’ll lower a rope to you!”
“Don’t bother,” the Christian said. “I’ve prayed, and God will save me.”
Minutes later, the house was washed away and the man carried to his death.
When he arrived in Heaven, the confused Christian stood before God, and said, “I’m a Christian. I prayed for your help. Why didn’t you save me?”
The Lord said, “I sent a canoe. I sent a motorboat and the helicopter. What else did you expect me to do?”
The Earth is giving humanity warnings.
The Lord is giving us help. God has given us knowledge and experts and ways to solve climate problems, but Christians are steadfastly refusing God’s help.
What more do we expect God to do?