Did you realize that Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else — is also an expert on climate change? We’ve written about his wisdom on that topic a few times before — for example: Ken Ham Explains Global Warming.
Well, he’s at it again. Ol’ Hambo just posted this at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Is Creation “Very Good” in the Face of Climate Change? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Can we call creation “very good” in the face of climate change? That’s the question posed by “eco-theologian” and Presbyterian minister Dr. Neddy Astudillo in a recent article.
This is the article that troubles Hambo: How Do We Declare Creation ‘Very Good’ in the Face of Climate Change? He says:
She describes the alleged challenges our world will face — food shortages, wildfires, heat waves, coastal flooding, and poverty — if climate change continues and then writes, “this impending reality challenges my understanding of creation as good.” But does she have the correct view of what “very good” means in the first place?
You don’t understand Hambo’s question? Bear with us. He explains:
Dr. Astudillo whole-heartedly believes climate change is caused by humans and that it will be devastating to life on earth. Now, climate change is real. We can observe that climates change. But much of climate change science is driven by an erroneous interpretation of the past.
This is going to be good. Hambo continues:
You see, if you approach the evidence with an evolutionary worldview [Oh no!] and the idea that climates have remained relatively stable since the last ice age 12,000 years ago, you will interpret the small changes in our climate today as a result of modern human activity and be much more likely to extrapolate these into huge changes for the environment.
Have you been thinking like that, dear reader? Prepare to learn how wrong you’ve been. Let’s read on:
But believers must start with the history in God’s Word. [Yes!] And that history tells us something very different. … All of God’s completed creation was very good in the beginning. But all of that changed with sin (something Dr. Astrudillo never mentions). When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, creation was broken. It was no longer very good — and that includes the climate!
Ah, so that’s the problem! Another excerpt:
As Romans describes, the creation today groans because of sin — it’s a fallen creation. [Gasp!] Then the global flood of Noah’s day (about 4,300 years ago) radically changed the climate, resulting in a post-flood ice age shortly thereafter. [Which isn’t in the bible.] Earth has been slowly settling down since this catastrophic event.
That’s the true history of climate change! Hambo drives the point home:
So, from a biblical perspective, small changes in the climate are not alarming and not necessarily directly caused by man’s activities. And such changes have been going on ever since the flood.
It all makes sense. Then he tells us:
Dr. Astrudillo appears to be claiming that God’s creation is no longer “very good” because of recent human-caused climate change. But, the truth is, God’s creation — including the climate — is no longer “very good” because of man’s sin 6000 years ago. It’s our sin that is responsible for creation’s brokenness.
And don’t let anyone tell you any different! Now we come to the end:
While we should certainly strive to protect our planet and care for it, we as believers can look forward to a day when we will have a new heavens and new earth that will not be affected by sin. What a glorious day that will be!
So there you are, dear reader. Don’t worry about climate change. Worry instead about the Lake of Fire.
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