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Michael Gerson, an op-ed columnist for the Washington Post and former speech-writer for President George W Bush is credited with
The co-founder of the Weather Channel caused quite the stir when he wrote that “there is no climate crisis . . . the science is not valid.”
After being rejected to present the other side of climate change at a recent forum, John Coleman wrote an open letter to the forum stating his view on climate change:
There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no reason to fear any in the future. Efforts to prove the theory that carbon dioxide is a significant ‘greenhouse’ gas and pollutant causing significant warming or weather effects have failed. There has been no warming over 18 years.
He adds that more than 9,000 PhD scientists agree with him on this and argues the following:
There is no climate crisis. The ocean is not rising significantly. The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number. Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing). I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid.
At Answers in Genesis, while we certainly do not deny climate change, we believe there is no significant man-made climate change (as some politicians claim) due to scientific evidence (which include many of the same reasons as Coleman) and biblical reasons. The Flood of Noah’s time, which came about because of man’s wickedness, is directly responsible for the global climate change—read my recent blog post on this subject where I explain this in more detail.
No Undeniable Evidence of Man-Made Climate Change
Since we only have recorded temperature data from the year 1880 onward, past temperature and carbon dioxide readings are determined from air bubbles trapped in the ice cores. Supposedly, this data stretches back 800,000 years into the past. Of course, this is all based on the popularly and politically accepted uniformitarian, old-earth assumptions that we have good biblical and scientific reasons for disagreeing with.
Despite fear-mongering claims, such as those made by Neil deGrasse Tyson in the Cosmos TV series, or those recently made by Bill Nye, there is no concrete or undeniable evidence of significant, man-made climate change. Drastically changing our fossil fuel usage, like climate alarmists suggest, would actually have serious and even deadly effects on millions of people, particularly the poor who would no longer have access to affordable energy. With not only economies worldwide but the very lives of millions of people sure to be rocked, decisions about climate change are not something that should be made on haphazard or politically driven, worldview-dependent science.
Those who try to shout down man-made climate change naysayers have a habit of trying to demonize them and dismiss their claims as the rantings of the religious right. However, as the Weather Channel co-founder’s letter makes clear, skepticism about man-made climate change is widespread even on the basis of observational science alone. But Bible-believing Christians, realizing that God’s Word has given us a wealth of reliable information about Earth’s history, should be particularly quick to see that there are a host of unverifiable uniformitarian assumptions behind the science trotted out in support of the popular “climate-change-is deadly-and-man’s-the-cause” position.
If the United States and Russia fought a nuclear war, who would win? You might be surprised by the answer. Under the Obama administrati
Is Church Membership in the Bible & Should You Be Allowed To Remove Your Membership Without Church Approval?
Topic: Is church membership in the Bible? Well, that depends on what you mean by church membership.
WVW-TV Presents: Charles Finney: The Father of So Much That is Wrong Within Evangelicalism Today (Part One)
Charles Finney: The Father of So Much That is Wrong Within Evangelicalism Today (Part One) An in-depth look at the worldview of Charles Finney. Charles Finney has influenced evangelicalism in many ways including altar calls, long and manipulative services, the church as a political and moralizing organization and the rejection of major Biblical doctrines. In this program Brannon quotes directly from the writings of Finney that reveal that he rejected the doctrine of original sin, imputation, and justification by faith. Brannon quotes numerous versus to document the biblical doctrines that Finney rejected. You will also see a video clip of the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas as he questions why a pastor would not offer an altar call. Jeffress says it must be because he does not believe what he is preaching. Brannon explains that it may be that the pastor that does not offer altar calls is actually more Biblically sound in his understanding than Jeffress and understands that altar calls can be very manipulative and emotional and produce many false converts.
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WVW-Radio: Charles Finney’s Heretical Beliefs & Manipulative Tactics That Have Damaged Evangelicalism To This Day
WVW-Radio Presents: The Heretical Worldview of Charles Finney.
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