Global warming hysteria is making its way into all segments of our society, including many churches. When professing Christians began to fear for the future of the earth, one is made to wonder, “What god are they worshiping?” The God of the Bible is the Creator of the Earth, and He is also its Maintainer. It is said of the Son of God that He upholds all things by the word of His power (Heb. 1:3). The all things include the earth. Though the heathen may rage and the people imagine vain things (Ps. 2:1), yet no man or group of men, whether intentionally or unintentionally, can destroy the earth. God alone has that power and that right.

Are there climatic disasters upon the earth? Yes, but who made them? Psalm 46:8 states, “Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.” The Prophet Nahum declared, “The Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet” (Na. 1:3). Such cataclysms are not the result of men’s economic and technological advancements, as people are being told today. Rather, these natural disasters are sent upon mankind as judgments and temporal punishment for their sinful ways. In the Old Testament, severe climatic conditions were always linked to the people’s forgetting God, worshiping false gods, and committing gross immoralities.

The earth will be destroyed one day but not by man. “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men” (2 Pet. 3:7). Prior to their destruction, there will be cataclysmic activity all over the planet (Rev. 8:7-9:19). These Divine judgments upon the earth itself should give men reason to repent of their wicked deeds, but they will not repent (Rev. 9:20, 21). Consequently, the Lord will send even greater natural disasters upon the earth (Rev.16:1-21). Still there will be no repentance. Then the Lord Jesus will come, defeat the armies of the earth that have gathered together at Armageddon, and establish His visible kingdom in the earth over which He will be King alone (Rev. 19:11-20:6). It is not until the end of the one thousand years that this earth will finally be destroyed, and God, not man will do the destroying (Rev. 20:11).

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