John MacArthur and our “Disposable Planet”

Given the rash of modern day prophets warning us about imminent climate change, I found this John MacArthur’s quote very interesting (click here to read the article from whence it came):

The earth we inhabit is not a permanent planet. It is, frankly, a disposable planet—it is going to have a very short life. It’s been around six thousand years or so—that’s all—and it may last a few thousand more. And then the Lord is going to destroy it.

Wow, I wonder what Captain Planet would say to this?

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6 Responses to John MacArthur and our “Disposable Planet”

  1. Well, if you argue environmentalists on their own terms, it’s a changing planet: one that has survived billions of years and will continue to adapt and, (dare I say?) evolve. The past thousand years has witnessed dramatic climate changes; after all, England used to be wine country.

    The permanency or disposabilty of the planet isn’t even necessary to point out the problems with the modern global-warming environmentalist dogma.

    Pardon me for saying so, but if God did indeed make the planet, then we are under an obligation to treat it with respect – much in the same way that we should not abuse our bodies.

    PS. Thanks for sticking up for me on Hank’s blog. I know that I can be a bit obtuse, but it’s nice to know that I’m not completely crazy!

  2. Laz says:

    but if God did indeed make the planet, then we are under an obligation to treat it with respect – much in the same way that we should not abuse our bodies.

    Agreed but we can get lost in trying to figure out what “treat it with respect” is…

    MacArthur addressed good stewardship of the planet God has given us, but he contrasts this with the views of the modern environmentalist movement.

    So I believe we are charged to treat responsibly all the wonderful resources God has given us. But that, in fact, has very little to do with the environmental movement. The environmental movement is consumed with trying to preserve the planet forever. But we know that isn’t in God’s plan.

  3. I do agree that “treat it with respect” can be difficult, but I’m not one to shy away from trying simply because we lack an obvious, bright-line rule.

    The environmentalist mentality is internally inconsistent and ridiculous, which is why it falls under its own weight. Ultimately, I agree more with McArthur than I disagree with him, albeit for different reasons (the planet being a very volatile one).

  4. neilaquino says:

    This climate stuff is for real and you are missing the boat. That’s okay though since after the seas rise the boat will be able to come right up to your lawn and maybe you’ll still be able to get on.

  5. Laz says:

    I acknowledge that CO2 levels have exponentially been on the rise for the past 50 years, there’s irrefutable empirical proof of it.

    The question is whether or not the burning of fossil fuels is causing this increase. It also unclear whether or not the burning of fossil fuels is causing the warming trend which appears to be melting the polar ice caps. Personally I cannot say whether or not fossil fuel consumption is the cause of it.

    Let’s not forget that whatever presuppositions we hold dear can tint our opinions on this matter.

  6. dennis rotch says:

    The concept of the disposable planet allows people to rationalize the planet’s destruction; if humanity is ‘supposed’ to be a planetary scourge, or we are predatory planet drones; then the destructive activities of our planetary society are in order. The space program fulfills its role by holding forth the possibility that when this planet is defunct; we will simply assume our godly powers and fly off to the next hapless planet. Yee Haa

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