What a contrast! Today the Jews and many Christians celebrate Passover while another segment of society celebrates Earth Day.
One day was initiated by God, the Creator of heaven and earth other was created by people from the 1960s drug culture in America. My friends there is a spiritual war going on over truth in every front and this is one of them. It's remarkable to me that these days fall upon the same date this year.
There are two errors that have been made today. One representing each group follows.
Whenever creation becomes the main focus minus the Creator a strange form of idolatry emerges. Idolatry is based upon the worship and sacrifice for a lie (i.e. Think global warming, no wait, I mean global cooling, oh no, the ice is melting no it is freezing, wait a minute, I really always meant climate change... click here for Climategate). For many today climate change and focusing on saving the planet have become like a religion.
I will never forget a family member giving me one of Al Gores books in the late 90's. When I visited them in Florida we stood on the docks discussing the issues while they non-nonchalantly flicked their cigarettes into the Gulf of Mexico. They were blind and could not see their hypocrisy. This is common with all forms of idolatry.
On the other side we Christians/Jews forget that God's plan began in a garden east in Eden and man's responsibility was to tend it. We should be good stewards of God's creation. But to focus on the creation rather than the Creator is worship for many and this my friends is a grave issue (pun intended).
Their priorities are twisted because they do not realize God will give us a new heaven and a new earth! But they don't know the truth because they've rejected the Way, the Truth and the Life. The more important issue for all today should be the stewardship of our soul's eternal destiny in heaven or in hell.
So today, in my house we will celebrate Passover remembering how each element pointed to the eternal Passover Lamb who takes away the sins of the world. In our case, we are going to focus on how He took away our sins and made a way for us to have a personal daily relationship with the Creator of heaven and of earth.
When the meal is over, we will recycle what we can. Thanks to my wife, we've been recycling for over 25 years. Here's what the scriptures say about the Creator and creation.
New King James - Underlines inserted for clarity
21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” 18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them”:
6 Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, Or the golden bowl is broken, Or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, Or the wheel broken at the well.
2 Peter 3:10-13
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.