Meteorites, Climate Change and God

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The meteor that struck Russia today is a reminder that humans really don't control natural events on planet Earth. It should be a wake up call telling us God has set it all in motion and it's all ok. But don't tell President Obama or most other world leaders who feel we humans can "protect the planet" or really control the climate. 

An ad in today's Financial Times saying that "protecting the planet is everyone's job" reminded me of the hubris behind so much of the talk about climate control and man's destruction of the environment. President Obama's State of the Union address this week contained a token statement about the subject when he said "carbon pollution threatens our planet" and "for the sake of our children and our future, we must combat climate change". 

I have always thought this talk about climate change is on par with the pride demonstrated by those people at Babel who tried to build a tower that would reach into the heavens (Genesis 11:4 Genesis 11:4And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach to heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad on the face of the whole earth.
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). Man will not destroy the earth's climate nor can we really "protect the planet". The earth has been here longer than man and will serve its intended purpose until "the restoration of all things which God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets" (Genesis 3:21 Genesis 3:21To Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
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A meteor fragment streaking through the atmosphere at 19,000 miles an hour creates enough force and attention to remind all who will hear that God controls "the ordinances of the heaven (and) their dominion over the earth" (Job 38:33 Job 38:33Know you the ordinances of heaven? can you set the dominion thereof in the earth?
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). It's time to pay attention to this God.