I was walking this morning and thinking how ridiculous it sounds sometimes when “Scientists” try to relate seemingly unrelated things together in hopes of finding a correlation. There’s the now famous attempt to blame global warming on human activity. It’s so silly to me to try to make that correlation when humans have been around (whether you believe the Bible or not) in numbers for far less than 10,000 years, and probably only around 6,000 as the Bible tells us. Human activity on the other hand, the destructive type that is claimed to be the “Cause” of global warming has only really been common for the past 300 or so years, coinciding with the Industrial Revolution.
What’s my point you ask? Well, I thought here’s a great example. We could probably find a correlation between obesity and government spending. So, I looked up a couple quick charts for you:
That chart shows that government spending really took off about 1932 (blame FDR and the “New Deal” for that!). Next, we have obesity which we apparently only have figures going back to the 1970’s:
So, now you see that obesity rates are increasing in all these years during which government spending has been increasing. Therefore, increased government spending causes obesity. How’s that for a “Scientific” conclusion?
Please, realize that I’m being quite “Tongue-in-cheek” here and that I really don’t think there’s any kind of correlation between government spending and obesity. But who knows? I did this exercise merely to prove how silly some of our modern science sounds. What I really want to prove is how ridiculous it sounds when we talk about a mere 300 years of history influencing global climate which we already know to be variable. Climate changes are real and easily seen in geologic records. There are records of disasters all over the place including many places I’ve been to. I’ve related in previous posts how I’ve seen evidence of sea-level on rocks near the top of the Grand Canyon, I’ve seen Mt. St. Helens where enough land mass was displaced in 48hrs to fill the Grand Canyon, I’ve seen sea-shells in mountain streams way up high in the mountains.
And yet, on this planet that is over 70% water, “Scientists” tell us there is no possible way there could have ever been a world-wide “Global” flood. These same scientists mind you tell us that Mars, which is less than 1% water, was definitely at one time covered in water. It’s just sad isn’t it? They are supposed to be able to think these “Scientists” and yet they are blinded by their own preconceptions and prejudices and they look for answers to prove those ideas rather than seeking out facts. Once I started reading the Bible, at least after the Lord opened my eyes and made me able to understand the Bible, I realized what a fool I’d been all my life. I was “Saved” at the age of 35 you see. I spent all those years prior to that time believing in useless theories and fallacious arguments. Now I know better. Now I can think clearly. Now, I have truth.
Not that any of that makes me a better person, it just gives me a better understanding of the world around me. Christians are not better than those others who are out there in the world. But, the Lord does call us to be culture changers. He tells us to get out there and live our values. It’s tough in this world, with so much sin around us. We are drawn in all the time and Christians inevitably sin also. Like me, my wife tells me she thinks I was born with my foot in my mouth. I say stupid things all the time. My mouth is probably my number one problem, but it grows from pride and arrogance deep inside me, and that comes from my heritage of being raised a Californian, in the most liberal place on earth practically, and with liberal parents. It’s not their fault either though, I’m not blaming them for my problems, I’m just saying we are all products of our up-bringing, our environment, and our genes.
Sin is in our genes as the Bible tells us. How it plays out in our lives is determined by the environment as much as that tendency for us to want to be “Like God.” The only cure is to repent, daily for us Christians, turn to the Lord, apologize and ask forgiveness for our sin, and ask Him to help us this day with our daily needs and our sin problem. We go on. We simply admit our failures and go on trying to learn from them. I hope this helps somebody today. I pray the Lord helps open your heart to your issues and that you can admit to Him that you need Him.