During the month of July and August I visited England for three weeks. Throughout my stay it was surprising to see that it rained just for a few minutes one day only.
It rains always in England whether Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter. But this year 2022 the heat on certain days were unbearable. This was definitely a climate change. So, listening to the news I realize that England is not the only country that is affected but global warming is all over the world.
There is definitely a shift in temperatures and weather patterns. I read that our activities, i.e. Humans dealing with burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas produce enormous amount of heat that trapped the air and bring about climate change.
We are also hearing that changes in temperature can cause changes in rainfall that brings about storms and floods in areas that never happened before. Example, Pakistan August 2022.
So, my question is, does the Bible speak anything on global warming? Answer, Of course! Everything is in the Word of God.
Peter said in his epistle “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
v10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2 Peter 3:9-12
The Apostle, Peter revealed some of God’s glorious heart promises. Peter said that the reason why Jesus’ return is not sooner is because God has no pleasure with the sins of the sinner. God wants all people to acknowledge their sins and come to repentance. He is long suffering to us all and allows man as much time to repent.
Peter also reminds us that the judgment will come eventually. The day of the Lord will come unexpectedly. Christ will return one day. The heavens and elements will burn; the earth and everything on it will be laid bare; everything will be destroyed.
Won’t you turn and come to him today?