The Greatest Step of Faith is to Place Faith in Humans
Christians need to give credit where credit is due —those who believe that we can “save the planet” or alter the climate have the strongest faith of all.
Like many of you reading this I have been extremely angered by our President. While ISIS runs rampant in the Middle East and threatens us on our soil, he continues to preach that climate change is our greatest concern. Maybe on the one-hand he is right — what good are matters of national defense and human rights if the world is going to end anyway.
Those who would line up behind Obama on this matter would at least in practice be best characterized as secularists or humanists. They may have a religious bent, but for the most part they look at the world without the intervention of God. Therefore they preach and teach that if humans would change their behavior and take action the earth could be saved or in the immediate future the climate would not change.
Many would look at me and my fellow Christians and say we have great faith because we believe God is in control and that He can supernaturally intervene and save the earth if it was needed. Yet that is not that big of a stretch that the all-powerful, all-present, self-sufficient Creator could rescue and repair His Creation. Really if there is such a being then it is reasonable to thing he could handle such a task. The same could be true for Muslims. They view reality as having a transcendent Creator that has the power to solve such problems. Even for our New Age friends who believe that there is some transcendent force beyond ourselves, trusting that force could stop climate change is not that large of a stretch.
But for the secularist and humanist who believe that finite man can will themselves to change the very elements that they are subject to is an absolute step of faith. Those like President Obama who believe that through human effort God’s creation can be stopped or altered may have the greatest faith of all.
The ridicule which is heaped upon Christians for believing in the supernatural and the impossible needs to be redirected to those who are just delusional enough to think that they can transcend creation and become a god.
Those with such blind faith in the ever failing human race would take heed to hear the words spoken by God which are recorded in Job 38-42 that put Job and his friends in their place. Words like these:
“Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, when I said ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’? – Job 38:8-11