The Bible and Climate Change – Buster Wilson

Does the Bible have anything to say about the weather? One of the biggest debates about global warming today (other than, “Does it exist?”) is whether or not it is caused by humans. Can you really blame climate change and wacky weather patterns on mankind?

Buster Wilson from American Family Radio answers “Yes,” but it is not what you think. Buster blames the weather problems in our world, not on current human activity, but on prior human sin and the fall of man. He quotes Paul from the book of Romans in this regard:

“For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope, that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.” (Romans 8:19-22)

Says Buster, “That’s the Bible answer to what’s happening with the crazy weather, earthquakes, tsunamis, et al. It’s the creation crying out for God the Father to set all things right.”

Whatever your views on global warming and climate change, Buster makes a great theological point here. When we talk about problems in the created order, we must not forget to take into account the fall of man. You can read the whole article at Buster’s blog here.

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