What Does the Bible Say About Global Warming?

What Does the Bible Say About Global Warming?

Global warming and climate change are concepts that you will not see in the Bible. However, does this mean that as Christians we should just accept what’s happening around us as part of God’s grand design? While the Bible does not mention these terms, it is explicitly clear about our role in taking care of the earth.


Causes of Global Warming

One of the identified causes of global warming is the significant increase in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Apart from the lesser amount of carbon dioxide that humans release during the breathing process, the majority of these greenhouse gases come from cars, production factories, fertilizers, and other things that humans use regularly.

Natural occurrences such as volcanic eruptions or the sun’s radiation cycles could also contribute to global warming. However, there are no definitive studies yet that will conclude how much of the earth’s increase in temperature can be attributed to natural or artificial causes.


How Should Christians Respond to Global Warming

The issue does not lie on whether we are causing global warming or not. The more important question to ask is what are we going to do about it?

Revelation says:

“The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire.” (16:8)

Should we accept global warming as an apocalyptic event? Or has God given us instructions on how we must deal with global warming and climate change?


God’s Specific Instructions

As stated in Genesis,

“God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (1:28)

Even in the Bible’s first book, God has made it clear that we should have dominion over the earth and be good stewards.

All throughout the Bible, God has also given specific instructions on how we can make this happen. For instance, he gives the following instructions in Leviticus:

“For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year ofSabbath rest, a Sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards.” (25:3-4)

He also told us to rely on His goodness and His sovereign will and to be totally dependent on Him by praying to Him, about the earth. In 2 Chronicles, He says:

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (7:14)



Only God knows what will happen in the future. However, He has given us clear instructions on how we can be good stewards over all of His creation. Aside from His word, He has also given us advanced scientific and technical knowledge that we can use to alleviate global warming and heal the earth for the sake of future generations, who will inherit God’s blessings.


By signing the petition to make Creation Day an official holiday, we can spread awareness among fellow Christians about God’s mandate and our inherent role in taking care of the earth.

Noah and the Flood- The Great Lesson We Need to Learn

Noah and the Flood- The Great Lesson We Need to Learn

Not long after God finished the creation work, He became angry with the people that were living on earth then as recorded in the book of Genesis Chapter 6. God had no problem with other creatures but with humans.

They lived in sin and were doing all kinds of things God cannot stand, beginning from Adam who ate the forbidden fruit, to Cain who killed Abel and to countless others who followed in their footsteps, the story goes on and on.

To make the matter worse, in Genesis chapter 6 verse 2 it was recorded that;

that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. Genesis 6:2 NASU

It has been established that these sons of God are actually fallen angels, and their unholy relationships with humans brought further abuse of the earth, hence God was really angry to the point that He decided to destroy the people.

God instructed Noah to build an ark and bring all his family members in, and in addition to that bring pairs of all existing animals inside the ark. Noah obeyed, and God carried out His judgment upon the world that was in existence then.

All men died, and all things that breathe on the surface of the earth, and there was no place for them anymore.

The great lesson God wants us to learn in this story is that He is ready to judge the people on the surface of the earth if the need arise, but He is ready to preserve the earth.

The flood that came in the time of Noah renewed and refreshed the earth. God could not stand those who killed and polluted the earth with the blood of their innocent victims, those whose imaginations were evil every day.

He had created man to praise, worship and give Him pleasure but instead they only gave total disobedience and sin, he expected them to depend upon Him for their existence, but instead they all went their ways living according to the evil imaginations of their hearts.

Finally God decided to get rid of them before they succeed in ruining the earth, and He brought the flood upon them, He swept them away and repopulated the surface of the earth through the descendants of Noah.

If we look at this story critically we will observe that the way we are using earth’s resources today is not different from the way those who lived in the time of Noah used them. We commit all the sins they committed, and in addition to that we deplete the resources that God gave to us without even giving any regard to the giver.

global-warmingToday as a result of uncontrollable and selfish use, there is global warming, seas and rivers are drying, ice formations are thawing, and there are dangerous trends in climate changes.

We need to see the writing on the wall because we are heading towards another Genesis chapter six. We are practically making the earth desolate and barren and God will never allow that.

We need to reverse this trend as quickly as possible by returning back to God, recognizing Him as our creator and the giver of all good things we are getting from earth.

This we can do by recognizing the day of creation and using the day to send our repentance, praises, and worship to heaven. God will accept us if we come with a broken heart and a contrite spirit.