Why I Don’t Celebrate Earth Day
Today (April 22) is “Earth Day.” Since 1970, liberals and public school children across America have bowed to creation, celebrating mother earth, and dedicated themselves to protection of the environment through dubious means, scam science, and unBiblical perspectives.
Earth day is messed up from its core. It began in 1970 by hippies and liberal politicians. The politicians wanted to take the “flower power” and redirect it from the government to the environment. The hippies, too high on drugs to know they were being used, took the bait.
It was a day in which we were being warned of a “new ice age” that was coming, the population explosion was going to leave us all in starvation, and we were going to run out of “fossil” fuels within a generation or two.
Clearly the prognosticators were wrong, as they are today. The Bible says, “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).
Earth Day is just another of a long line of man-made schemes to “serve the creature rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25). Here’s my advice on how you and your family should deal with the paganism of this observance:
- Teach your children to question the assumptions. Have them memorize Genesis 8:22 and use it as a theological basis for ecological thinking.
- When you hear speeches about the created order, ask if the speaker recognizes the sovereignty of God in the world today? Is the speaker one who, as described in Jeremiah 5:24, does not, “say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest?”
- Recognize that man is given dominion of the created order, and that the world is created for man’s use, pleasure, and benefit.
- Recognize that only a system of private ownership provides the motivation of protection of resources for the future. Government Central Planning Committees, whether on the local, national, or international scale are notoriously ineffective (at best) and destructive (at worst).
- If Earth Day art is required in a child’s curriculum, then do the following:
- Have the child use Genesis 8:22 or another appropriate verse in their artwork, or have the child make a satirical “political cartoon” that points out the failures of the worship of creation.
- Find a school that uses more Biblical curriculum, or choose to homeschool your child. (In the end, it is impossible to police all the garbage your child is taught in the government educational system. If you want a Bible-based curriculum, you won’t find it in the public setting).
Hopefully you are in a church that teaches doctrine, Biblical content, and speaks to issues in which the world spews forth an unBiblical worldview. These churches are often small, not “cool,” and hard to find. If you want to test whether or not you are in the right church, ask your Pastor what he thinks about Earth Day. You have a problem if (1) you can’t ask your Pastor because he doesn’t take questions or give personal interaction or (2) he’s bought into the socialist agenda of Earth Day.