Friday, August 20, 2010

secrets of god

"From heaven God shows how angry he is with all the wicked and evil things that sinful people do to crush the truth. They know everything that can be known about God, because God has shown it all to them. God's eternal power and character cannot be seen. But from the beginning of creation, God has shown what these are like by all he has made. That's why those people don't have any excuse." Romans 1:18-20, Contemporary English Bible

the answer to every secret of God can be found in nature. maybe if everyone knew this, they wouldn't destroy it as much as they do. if God was in the tree you were cutting, would you still cut it? maybe if the evangelicals knew this, they wouldn't deny global warming or pooh-pooh it as a "liberal" idea. god has been here since before Jesus Christ. we came here to convert the native americans, but it should have been them converting us. they were worshiping God and treating Him with the respect He deserves without even knowing it.

consider, if you will, the people who have no respect for nature and who damage it at every turn. living in Montana, i see this often. it is difficult to me to imagine any person who willfully damages nature- through littering, off-road activities, hunting, SUV-driving, etcetera- to be any kind of good Christian. prove me wrong.