When I first heard that Al Gore was up for a Nobel Peace Prize, I couldn’t believe it.
Here is a guy with an obvious political agenda, is clearly an evolutionist through and through, has no regard for empirical evidence, let alone the ‘truth’, yet claims to have laid hold of some sort of ‘inconvenient truth’. And what does his award-winning Hollywood film have to do with world peace? I am perplexed and befuddled by this, but I shouldn’t be. It’s just more proof that this old world is circling the drain.
I watched three different news outlets on his Nobel win this morning. The BBC showed the actual announcement being made, and then didn’t say much; the morning guy on CNN pontificated and rambled on and on with an appropriately dire expression, saying nothing of substance but being pretty intense about his assessment that the planet is in big trouble. After he was done, the assisting female talking head said, ‘well, thank your for your views on that’. Yep, that’s what it was, HIS views. Not the NEWS, as they claim to be delivering, but more subjective views. The folks on FOX were at least skeptical, citing the fact that in the UK, the schools have to give a disclaimer prior to a showing, that the film contains at least 11 factual errors….I mean, lies. Isn’t that the same thing, technically speaking? There is even talk of requiring him to give up his Oscar reward because of the errors, yet he is getting handsomely rewarded for his lies and deception. And maybe now he will use this as a platform to run for President. Oh joy.
Romans 1 comes to mind just now. Let’s see, something about “supressing the truth in unrighteousness” (1:18) “for ever since creation…His attributes are clearly seen…they are without excuse” (1:20)…”professing to be wise, they became fools” (1:22)…”who exchanged the truth of God for a lie…and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator” (1:25). Now I don’t claim to be dogmatic about “the lie” in Romans being evolution, I don’t think you can. But in context, I would say that evolution is in the running for the father of all lies. And this lie just got a shot of legitimacy by the Nobel committee, on it’s way to becoming a ‘truth’. Makes me sick, it does. At the very least, we can see that evolution is the lie behind the environmental agenda, because there is no submission to God as Lord of all, or acknowledgement that “in the beginning, God created…”
The fact that they are tying the global warming debate to world peace should trouble us as well. The reasoning is, according to the BBC, that as the earth’s resources become more depleted and polluted, the people of the earth will fight over them more and more. The notion that this Hollywood movie will prevent world wars is quite a stretch. There is also the possibility that there will be a global tax levied on those nations (the West, primarily) who leave a bigger ‘carbon footprint’, and be colletively punished for their extensive use of fossil fuels and styrofoam burger containers.
It is very convenient for Al Gore and the spirit of the age to be getting such praise of men for perpetuating this lie. The Gospel is very INconvenient to people like this, because if you believe Genesis 1, and Romans, they you have to be accountable to a righteous God for your lost condition; you have to acknowledge that God will judge the people of the earth, and that His plan includes a new heaven and a new earth. Evolution and global warming belong to the deceptions of the age, and are only going to get more legitimacy as Satan builds his final case for being worshiped as God. As believers, we should be good stewards of everything within our reach, but our “spiritual footprint” is much more eternally significant than our “carbon footprint”.
But wait…this just in…global warming is true! And it’s caused by all that hot air coming from Al Gore.