To the editor:
I respond to Susan King’s letter as follows:
I do imply that the old Babylonian religion of pantheism and worship of creation now resurfaces in the New Age environmentalist – mother earth worship that flourished with the Gurus and hippies of the 1960’s and expands today.
Concerning God’s word: God spoke time, space and matter – energy into existence and then quickly created. He spoke, “Let there be”…and there was.
The earth and all finite things such as time – space and all therein is still held up by His word: “…upholding all things by the word of his power.” Hebrews 1:3 in part.
God intends for us to care for the earth while at the same time use it. We are to replenish, prune, use, improve but not set up high places and sacred groves as man and their New – Age pantheism tends to do. We will finally become a people who starve while God sends us steaks that walk by on their hoof and quietly belch gas into the air amidst a world of hunger and poverty stricken conditions too typical of the third world.
The third world now wakes to development while we regress to government dependency.
I oppose abortion because we are created in the image of God and have compassion to our weakest – the unborn. If I am a proper proponent of evolution, then let the strong survive, trample the weak to the goal of the common good. Look what we’ve become.
Man lives in a sin cursed fallen world that marches toward automatic deserved destruction. I do not elevate human nature and I think less of agenda driven government regulation. Competitive capitalism must be tempered with regulation that frees rather than chokes. Let’s together harness our known vast resources while future inventors harness the air, oceans and sun.
God did not create this earth to sustain and nurture. You slouch toward New Age pantheism when you say, “The majesty and beauty of nature itself is in essence a fingerprint of the love of God.”
Tell that to the folks that now dig out of the ravages of Hurricane Sandy and Katrina. You won’t find the love of God in nature. You walk upon the wrath of God everyday.
I quote Genesis 2:7 “and the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” If man’s body had been derived from an animal’s body by any kind of evolutionary process, he would already possess life. The ape before would have replaced God.
Adam and Eve had no navel. They had no mother or father. There were no fossils under their feet because there had been no death. In Adam’s 900 + years, he likely told the creation account from Genesis while they marveled at his no navel belly.
Go to Mt. Everest and you find dead things – fossils buried under judgment followed by mountain building as flood waters receded to deep basins of present day oceans. Walk upon asphalt and see material crushed from vast limestone sediments from world wide judgment.
When you look at nature, you see evidence of past wrath. It isn’t over. There’s more to come. “…and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all the green grass was burnt up…and the third part of the sea became blood…and the third part of the creatures…and the third part of the ships…the third part of the sun was smitten…and the third part of the moon and the third part of them was darkened and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.” See Revelation 8:7-13.
To anyone that will hear: Look beyond the hills…look beyond the material. There are but two things to do: Flee from the wrath to come and prepare to meet thy God.
I appreciate the opportunity to reply to Mrs. King.
Homer R. Dodson
Of East Belltown