Pastors discuss global warming
Two pastors, who had been close friends for many years, began meeting once each week to discuss local, regional, national and world issues.
Old-Fashioned Pastor and Contemporary Minister both loved the Lord, but they didn’t always see eye-to-eye on their topic of conversation.
The pastors decided to conduct a special two-week series on man-made global warming. Each church was scheduled to host one of the discussions.
The first discussion was held in Contemporary Minister’s church. “Thanks for hosting the first discussion in our two-part series,” said Old-Fashioned Pastor.
“I’m glad to do it,” said Contemporary Minister. “And thank you for hosting next week’s session.”
“Let’s get right into our conversation,” said Old-Fashioned Pastor. “You believe in the concept of man-made global warming, correct?”
“I most certainly do,” said Contemporary Minister. “Surely, you’ve noticed that this summer is the hottest summer on record in this community!”
“We have experienced a big heat wave over the last few weeks,” replied Old-Fashioned Pastor. “But that fact doesn’t prove that global warming is true. All it means is that we’re having a very hot summer.”
Old-Fashioned Pastor continued, “Now if the average temperature in this community increases by two or three degrees a year for the next 20 years, I would say that it was warmer here over a short period of time. For me, it still wouldn’t prove the idea of man-made global warming.”
“Many scientists are convinced that global warming is taking place,” said Contemporary Minister. “That’s the primary reason I agree with the concept.”
“Many scientists don’t go along with the theory, and I agree with those scientists,” countered Old-Fashioned Pastor.
The following week’s session was held in Old-Fashioned Pastor’s church. “The temperatures this week were even hotter than they were last week,” said Contemporary Minister. “What do you say to that?”
“It was so hot that although the central heat and air is working at my home, the temperature on the inside of the house was almost as hot as the outside temperature,” said Old-Fashioned Pastor. “But I just cannot go along with the concept of man-made global warming. I do, however, believe in the concept of God-made global warming.”
“What do you mean?,” asked Contemporary Minister.
Old-Fashioned Pastor replied, “Listen to the words of the book of Revelation, chapter 16: ‘And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.’
“So it appears to me,” said Old-Fashioned-Pastor, “that global warming may be on the way, but I don’t think it will be anything that man will want to take the credit for!”
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Published on e-Stories.org on 07/27/2010.