Is Global Warming a Sign of the End of Times?
For years, the media has spread that global warming would be responsible for the complete melting of glaciers, causing a series of dire consequences. But such a statement is strongly challenged. Recently, the internet portal Terra published an interview with a Bachelor and Master in Meteorology of Antarctica and Doctor in Climatology from the University of São Paulo, Ricardo Augusto Felício, whom rejects the existence of global warming altogether. He also states, always with strong arguments, that a hole in the ozone layer is just wrong, because without the sun, it simply does not exist, it is a transient state. "It is not a conspiracy theory, it is a lie. There are several interests. The media speech is always based on fear, death and the future. We are evoking the greatest fears of humanity", he explains. He adds that 35,000 oceanographers and meteorologists do not accept this thesis of global warming.
The Bible says that part of the land will be devastated with great heat, but this will be at the end of time, already in the fourth plague of Revelation. (Revelation 16:8,9) On the other hand, it announces a global cooling for before this time. That is, we can expect that the ice, instead of disappearing, will increase. In Matthew 24:19,20, announcing the crisis that will plague our planet in the last days, Jesus says to the disciples: "pray so that your escape does not happen in winter or on Saturday". How could Jesus give this advice to mankind, knowing that the seasons are reversed on the planet? While it is summer in Europe and the United States, it is winter in Brazil and vice versa. How could our Savior warn everyone at the same time to pray that they don't have to flee in winter? Revelation sheds light on the theme. It reveals that some judgments will fall on the earth, called "trumpets", with the aim of awakening the people to repent of their sins before the door of God's grace is closed to them. The prophecy of the third trumpet predicts a great impact of a celestial body on the Earth's surface, while the prophecy of the fourth presents us with what appears to be its effects: the sunlight, the moon and the stars, blocked: “The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.” (Revelation 8:10-12)
Scientists estimate that the impact of an asteroid or comet would press the earth's subsoil from the point of collision. This pressure would be relieved by the expulsion of lava by the volcanoes located in different parts of planet Earth. The multiple volcanic eruptions would send millions of tons of blackened smoke into the air, which would block the rays of the sun, moon and stars from entering. The consequence would be a cooling, also called "winter effect".
When it comes to predictions of the future, people may choose to rely on the advice of human wisdom. But the true Christian knows that these will only be right when they coincide with what God has revealed in His Word. The Bible is the true compass that points us to the right direction for the future. Only by consulting it daily and guiding ourselves through its advice will we reach our destination - heaven and eternal life. “We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable,and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lightshining in a dark place, until the day dawnsand the morning starrises in your hearts. Above all, you must understandthat no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from Godas they were carried along by the Holy Spirit”. (II Peter 1:19-20)
God bless you,
Pr. Jairo Carvalho