The Tower of Babel revisited:

Posted on December 12, 2015 · Posted in Current Events, Worldview

Stupidity, Arrogance, and Futility in Paris

The nations of the planet have agreed to the plan of the UN sponsored gathering on climate change. The major goal of the agreement is stated below in Article 2 of the document.

This article is not about whether climate change exists. Regardless of what you believe about the existence and cause of climate change, there is one key factor that must not be missed. If change is to occur it will be by the hand of God and not by the hand of men. Should man be responsible? Of course! But can man bring about change apart from the will of God? Of course not! My problem with this agreement is that it ignores God and places man at the center of power.

God proclaims in his word that he controls the climate for his purposes (see Job 37:1-13). Speaking of the climate in verse 13, the Holy Spirit says:

Whether for correction or for his land
or for love, he causes it (the weather) to happen.

No where in this agreement is there any mention of the Lord of the Universe, who made heaven and earth and who controls the climate for his purposes.
No where is God’s power acknowledged.
No where are there any prayers for his care.
No where is there any acknowledgment of his rule of the planet.
No where is mankind’s total dependence upon God acknowledged.

Yet, because arrogant humans believe they have the power to change the climate by their own initiative, these foolish leaders have determined they and not God are in charge of the weather. These people have seriously over reached in their assessment of their own power.

God responded to the global initiative of men at Babel. I believe he will do so again. Pray for the gospel to be spread. Pray for mankind to be humbled. Pray for God to display his mighty power before the race of men.

Article 2 of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

This Agreement, in enhancing the implementation of the Convention, including its objective, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty, including by:
(a) Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change;…

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.