The Save the Planet movement is very active, especially with the work of Greenpeace and also the Kyoto Protocol endeavouring to reduce carbon emissions. However, the Bible in Revelation talks of the world as we know it being catastrophically decimated, with earthquakes, famines, pests and war. No matter what we do now, the end of the earth as we know it WILL come.
But does an ultimate demise let us abrogate our responsibility to make changes now? No! We do not know when the end will come. There are many things we can do now, to lessen the effect of Global warming, to clean up waste in our areas, to reduce smog in our cities and make the lives of many more bearable.
We also can have faith that the demise of the world as we know it is not the end. There will be a renewed Earth, and renewed Heavens. God will dwell among us on this Earth and we will have a garden of Eden experience on earth again without death or decay, where moth and rust will not eat away, where work will be easy and not cursed, where we will have perfect ability to memorise and think through problems, where we will each know God intimately.
Saving the Planet is ultimately not about Greenpeace or the Kyoto Protocol, but about each of us committing ourselves to God our creator. Having a personal friendship with him. Acknowledging that Jesus Christ is the son of God, that Jesus died on the cross for our sins including our sin of degrading the wonderful planet we live in, that Jesus rose on the third day and that he lives for ever more on the right hand side of God the Father.
When we truly accept the Lordship of God over our lives, submitting to him on a moment by moment basis, we will hear his voice. We will hear him when he asks us to talk to neighbours, friends, family and passers-by about him. We will hear him when he gives inspiration as to how we can look after the environment better both in our patch, and globally. We will be able to lead others to faith in Jesus and so ultimately be able to save many of those on this planet at the current moment. Saving the Planet one person at a time so that they too can live on a renewed Earth. This is the true Save the Planet.
Click through to the Bible online (John 3:16-), and let Christ talk to you through his holy word.