Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Earth Day Mr. President

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Yesterday was Earth Day.

Schools across the state and the nation sent out celebratory messages and exhortations regarding Mother Earth that rivaled in passion, the Good News of Christmas.

Quoting from one school district in the greater Seattle area, "Hooray for all the environmental efforts and conservation champions..."

President Obama and Vice President Biden were not "conservation champions" yesterday.

Yesterday, on Earth Day, President Obama and Vice President Biden flew 250 miles up to New York, on separate planes, landed at separate airports and attended separate meetings just a few miles apart.

Their two planes burned more than 9000 gallons of fuel while other jets were forced to circle, burning more fuel, waiting for the VIPs to come and go.

Interestingly, an email from "Joe"---Vice President Biden, sent out Wednesday said, "Good afternoon. We've been celebrating Earth Day for 40 years now, but the truth is that tomorrow may be the first one when we are truly able to say that we have started down the road to a clean energy economy---a better world for our kids."

He also announced that he is spending $425 million in "Retrofit Ramp-up" awards. He said, "Of course Earth Day is more than just government action and President Obama is calling on all of us to pitch in and participate in the Earth Day of service."

Be Earth Day champions.

There is a better plan.

Thousands of years ago King David said, "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it."(Ps. 24:1) St. Paul repeated it to the Corinthians, "For the earth is the Lord's, and everything in it." ( I Corinthians 10:26)

Rather than looking for "champions" who tried hard not to use the old type light bulbs, used little to no water when washing, saved fuel by mowing their lawn with a push mower and rode their bike to the store, we should come to grips with the reality of who owns the earth.

The present "earth movement" and climate change agenda is wrought with arrogance and self serving motives.

A biblical view of earth ownership leads to a reasoned, purposeful and productive stewardship of the planet.

A secularist view of earth ownership is at best arrogant, self centered and highly politicized and at worst we have seen the global warming/climate change campaign prey on the poor and uninformed using lies and misinformation. And will likely soon be used as yet another opportunity to further tax people already burdened with excessive taxation.

Secularists have schemed to remove God as Creator from our society and it has exacted a cost.

Our Founding Fathers recognized and proclaimed in the laws they wrote and the documents they framed, that Freedom is a gift from God, not from man or government. Upon those principles, America rose to become the greatest country in the history of the world.

A collective acknowledgment of God as Creator and mankind as the stewards of His creation, would produce true champions.

Why not take a moment this weekend and check this out. Read the references:

God Created The Universe: Gen. 1:1,31; Neh. 9:6; Ps. 104:24,25; Colossians 1:15-16; Hebrews 1:2.

God Owns The Creation: Deuteronomy 10:14; I Chronicles 29:11; Job 41:11; Ps. 24:1-2; Ps. 89:11; I Corinthians 10:26; Ps. 145:9,13,17.

God Values The Creation: Genesis 1:31

God Redeems The Creation: II Chronicles 7: 13-14; Ps. 104:29-30; Is. 51:3, 41:18-20; Ezekiel 36:35; Acts 3:21; Colossians 1:20; Ephesians 1:10.

When proper ownership of the earth is truly recognized, we worship the Creator, not the created. "You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and the trees of the field will clap their hands." Is.55:12

Be Informed.

God bless you.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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