Friday, February 16, 2007

Most Terrifying Words

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Global Warming and the Bible

As you probably know, global warming is supposed to cause the sea levels to rise, even dramatically in the years to come. One documentary I watched interviewed some Asian islanders whose homes have already experienced this rise in seawater.

I am reading through Proverbs every morning and came across these verses, which seem to say that the oceans cannot pass the boundaries that God has set for them. I am not sure what this means or says about global warming. Read for yourself and let me know what you think.

Proverbs 8:29- "When He gave the sea its limit and His decree that the waters should not transgress [across the boundaries set by] His command,..."

Job 38:8, 10-11 "Or shut up the sea with doors when it broke forth.... And marked it for My appointed boundary and set bars and doors, and said 'Thus far shall you come and no farther; and here shall your proud waves be stayed'?"

Psalm 104:9 "You have set a boundary [for the waters] which they may not pass over, that they turn not again to deluge the earth." (Here we may see the purpose of this repeated promise in Scripture- that the earth won't be destroyed by flooding again. Does that include rising sea levels from global warming?)

Jeremiah 5:22 "I placed the sand as a boundary of the sea, a perpetual barrier beyond which it cannot pass and by an everlasting ordinance beyond which it cannot go? And though the waves of the sea toss and shake themselves, yet they cannot prevail [against the feeble grains of sand which God has ordained by nature be sufficient for His purpose]; though [the billows] roar, yet they cannot pass over that [barrier]." (all from the Amplified Bible)

It seems like this does not allow for the massive retreat of water lines like many scientists are saying might happen. Has anyone heard this taught anywhere?