Do We Need “Economy-Wide Lockdowns to Halt Climate Change”?

by Ken Ham on October 17, 2020
Featured in Ken Ham Blog

If you want to understand the agenda of the radical climate change activists (and there are many in important political positions) and what will happen if they control the culture—read this opinion piece, “We need to act boldly now if we are to avoid economy-wide lockdowns to halt climate change.”

These activists and politicians want to totally control your life, shut down the economy, and shut down your freedoms.

These activists and politicians want to totally control your life, shut down the economy, and shut down your freedoms. Life would never be the same again. Essentially, they worship the creation (Romans 1) and want the creation to have dominion over people—while they have dominion over those they can control.

When people do not build their worldview on the true history of the world as given to us by God in the Book of Genesis, they will make wrong decisions and hurt people.

How should we apply a biblical worldview to this important question?

  1. Man was given dominion over creation by God to use it for man’s good and God’s glory (Genesis 1:28).
  2. Everything in nature is not “good,” as everything is groaning because of sin (Genesis 3; Romans 8:22). This means man should be looking after the environment by doing such things as forest management to ensure forests don’t have a build-up of fuel that can allow destructive fires to occur.
  3. They must understand Noah’s flood caused massive climate change, produced an ice age, and has caused climate change ever since. Such change can occur quickly. And God promises in Genesis 8:22 that “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” So those radical politicians who claim man will destroy the earth in a few years are totally wrong.

The point is, God has revealed to us in his Word that massive changes have occurred that affected this world: sin, the curse, the entrance of death, the flood, and so on. When politicians reject this history, they will make destructive decisions. Romans chapter 1 details what happens when people worship the creation rather than the Creator.

Learn more about a biblical worldview of stewardship in Dr. Gordon Wilson’s book, A Different Shade of Green, or the current issue of our biblical worldview magazine, Answers.

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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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