The ‘eco warriors’

‘Eco warriors’ are those who are actively involved in ‘saving the planet.’ To make a point, they are disrupting people’s daily lives on the roads in the UK.

However, it doesn’t mean that if someone isn’t an all out active ‘eco warrior’ they don’t care about the Planet. I’m all for not using plastic when it ends up in the sea choking marine life (which God can’t be best pleased with) and for not wasting anything, especially food which has to be wrong in the eyes of the Lord.

But ‘eco warriors’ go much much further than that. They intend to keep on gluing themselves to roads and vehicles, and slashing car tyres to try and convince the government that unless they stop all green house gas emissions, and unless we all change our behaviour, the world will overheat and burn up.

But like scientists state: there has to be some greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere as they help keep earth warm enough to live on and without them, the earth would freeze us! (so personally speaking – I hope ‘eco warrior’s aren’t too successful! I admit, that I’ve had some reservations, if it really is all about ‘green issues’ with some, on hearing the rude things they say while slashing someone’s car tyres, such as: A privileged few flaunting their wealth and Their fragile male egos andTheir precious toys – which seems to hint of some envy or jealousy to me).

Anyway, the demonstrations have caused much fear-mongering and panic that the earth is going to shrivel us all up soon!

But do not FEAR.

The end of the world will come when GOD ordains it to be so.

GOD and GOD alone is in charge of the end of the world that He made.

And God is in control of the weather.

“In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps. He causes the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth. Who makes lightening’s for the rain. Who brings forth the wind from His treasures” (Psalm 135:6,7).

“Fire and hail, snow and clouds, Stormy wind, fulfilling His word” (Psalm 148:8).

“When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters out of heaven (Jeremiah 10;13).

“He covers His hands with the lightening and causes it to strike” (Job 36:32).

“The Lord threw large stones (hail?) from heaven” (Joshua 10:11).

“In whirlwind and storm is His way. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry. He dries up all the rivers” (Nahum 1:3,4).

I release that ‘eco warriors’ may not be aware of the Scriptures, so my disappointment is with ‘reverends’ and ‘clergy’ joining them, causing criminal damage, instead of keeping to their calling of preaching Salvation. If only clergy and Bishops would keep to the message of Redemption and leave ‘eco warriors’ to do what they feel to do. Why be a minister with a learning of God’s word, for it to be wasted on slashing tyres and gluing oneself to roads?

They could be preaching Jesus instead of making people angry…

“An overseer (i,e, Bishop, pastor, minister) must have a good reputation with those OUTSIDE the church” (1 Timothy 3:2-7).

Even those who do not profess to be Christians express how they long for church leaders to lead the nation in moral and spiritual guidance and good behaviour in today’s unsettling world. It’s more than sad, hearing non-believers express this and how they seem to believe more of the Bible than some clergy do!

I believe that if ministers hadn’t been so weak, and had taught the word of God without fear of what it says, we would not be in the mess that we are in today – and even non-believers express this same opinion.

Yes, God’s word can be offensive – a word out of fashion today. But God’s word offends for a reason. When we buy something from a shop it comes with instructions so that it isn’t misused and ruined. And God left instructions for our lives, so that we do not self-destruct, because He created us, loves us, and knows what is best for our well-being.

If we had all stood together against all the nonsensical ideology being forced down our throats, we would have been a force to be reckoned with (Praise God for the still faithful, few, brave pastors).

God hasn’t abandoned us. But those ministers who had a public platform certainly have. For many Christians, it has felt like being thrown to the wolves.

“No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life” (2 Timothy2:4).

Another translation: No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.”

A soldier keeps focused on what his ‘Commanding Officer’ called Him to do.

“It is not right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. (Acts 6:2).

This Scripture doesn’t mean that ‘waiting on tables’ is unnecessary or beneath anyone, because hospitality, kindness, and mercy are fruits of the Spirit. But their calling was to preach and teach the word of God, and not to get distracted from that.

What is your gift? What are your fruits? Don’t get distracted.

God bless, Christine.

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