While visiting my home country I noticed that some people around me were a lot more vocal about “saving the planet” then they had ever been before. Before the reason to shut lights off when not in a room was to save money on electricity, now the reason is to save the planet. To these people, who also aren’t regular church goers, it is more of a sin to not recycle or to leave a room with a light on then to miss fulfilling their Sunday obligation, or to live together outside of marriage, and so on. It hasn’t struck those around me yet but it is also increasingly popular for people to buy carbon offsets in a way that seems to me sort of like buying indulgences long ago.
I grew up hearing reduce, reuse recycle and I do those things but my duty is to follow God first, to work for the salvation of my immortal soul first before I work to “save the planet.”
This article contains a quote from Vladimir Solovyov http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article1459003.ece
about how the antichrist would present themself as “a pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist” My concern is to not be an antichirst myself first then I can work on the environment.