When God created Adam and Eve, He told them,
“Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” Genesis 1:28
Mankind, especially Jews and Christians have been fulfilling God’s command ever since. However, a number of people and organizations that have been caught up in the global warming hoax believe that humans are responsible for the supposed demise of the planet.
One of their main solutions is to reduce the human population. And sadly some Christians have decided to place the earth over the Word of God and stand with global warming extremists.
Richard Cizik, formerly with the National Association of Evangelicals has now joined the ranks of New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good. Posted on their front page, they state,
“The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good (NEP), a faith-based nonprofit, offers a renewed Christian public witness for the sake of the Gospel and the common good.”
They use several Bible verses (Ps 24, Acts 23:11, John 12:32 and Ephesians 6:4) to support their environmental stand. However it is obvious from what the organization and Cizik says that they have completely forgotten God’s very first command to mankind to be fruitful and multiply.
Instead, Cizik and his colleagues see humans in terms of carbon footprints on the earth and their goal is to reduce those footprints. In so doing, they advocate family planning measures including contraceptives and any other means of reducing the number of human offspring.
Others see the efforts of Cizik as leading to more dangerous programs to control the human population. Cal Beisner, founder of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation is one of those concerned about Cizik and the others. He explains,
“If you see human beings as nothing but carbon footprints, I suppose that makes sense. The sad thing really is that Cizik seems to think that fighting global warming is an excuse to support family-planning programs around the world.
“[The programs are] offering people immediate rewards for decisions that they’re going to regret later, often leading to involuntary or only marginally voluntary sterilization for women after a first childbirth. The history of family planning, the history of the population control movement over 100 years, is very clear on this.”
Beisner also points out that even though Cizik may be able to find some Scripture verses to support their stance on saving planet earth, it will be difficult for them to find Scripture verses to support their views on family planning and population control.
It’s so sad to see Christians use Scripture verses out of context to go off on some unbiblical tangent or causes. The results of these misguided paths only serve to help undermine the Bible and ultimately one’s walk with and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.