GUEST: CAL BEISNER, President, The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
Just as the root of redefining marriage and gender is rebellion against God’s Word, so the same motivation drives the left-wing “climate change” movement.
God commanded Adam and Eve in the first chapter of Scripture, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:28).
This is the “dominion mandate”, where man, as the pinnacle of God’s creation, is called to populate the earth and rule over it in ways that, above all, benefit mankind and glorify God.
The humanistic environmental worldview reverses this—the environment (“Mother Earth”) is prioritized above the needs of man and worshipped instead of the Creator.
Because we all live in and are dependent on natural resources for energy, food, water, air, shelter, raw materials, medicines, clothes, and more, and because we all are drawn to the beauty, majesty and power of God’s creation, co-opting the environment (through lying and scaring people) is one of the most useful means to achieve godless, humanistic ends.
This week on The Christian Worldview, Cal Beisner, president of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, a “network of Christian theologians, natural scientists, economists, and other scholars educating for Biblical earth stewardship, economic development for the poor, and the proclamation and defense of the good news of salvation by God’s grace, received through faith in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection”, joins us to discuss how the war on energy—specifically fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal—harms mankind, especially those most vulnerable.
Why are fuel prices high, when our nation is blessed with all kinds of fossil fuel resources? Is the transition to electric vehicles going to improve life and the environment? And is it true, as we are constantly told, that man is causing irreversible and catastrophic climate change?
We invite you to hear an uncommon—and biblical—perspective as Cal answers these questions and more.
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The Cornwall Alliance is celebrating 17 years of ministry. They have worked “to promote Biblical earth stewardship, economic development for the poor, and the gospel of Jesus Christ”.