He said the virus had shown that some challenges need to be met with a global response. “We see these natural tragedies, which are the earth’s response to our maltreatment,” he said. “I think that if I ask the Lord now what he thinks about this, I don’t think he would say it is a very good thing. It is we who have ruined the work of God.” “We have sinned against the earth, against our neighbour and, in the end, against the Creator.”
Wait a minute: we’ve sinned against the earth? David, even when he committed adultery with Bathsheba, said in prayer to God, “Against thee, thee only, have I sinned” (Psa. 51:4); firstly because his sin against God was far greater, comparatively, than against another human being; and secondly because, even when sin is committed against another human being, it is first and foremost committed against God, for it is defined as “the transgression of [God’s] law” (1 Jn. 3:4), and is thus a transgression against the Lawgiver Himself. When we sin, we sin against God first and foremost, and against our fellow-men very often as well; but nowhere do we read in the Bible of sinning against the earth. This is Francis’ fantasy, for the Papal Antichrist deifies “Mother Earth”. But we cannot sin against the earth, because it isn’t alive. It’s not a moral being.
But again: if the earth really is a goddess, she sure is weak and powerless, isn’t she? By his own admission mankind has failed to care for the earth – but isn’t it supposed to be the other way round? If the earth is a goddess, she should be caring for mankind, not mankind for her! This is absolutely no different, in essence, from the idols of the heathen, which cannot speak, see, hear, smell, do anything – and yet men worship them (Psa. 115:2-8).
And yet this “Mother Earth”, this supposed terrestrial goddess, which is so powerless to supposedly prevent its own destruction, will, Francis assured us all, respond in a “very ugly” manner towards all us wicked little earth-destroyers! He said: “The earth does not forgive: if we have spoiled the earth, its response will be very ugly”.
So let’s get this straight: the great earth-goddess can’t protect herself from puny men treating her badly, but she can somehow wreak vengeance on them for doing so? One would think it was really very obvious that if she can’t do the one, she can’t do the other. And surely being such an unforgiving monster, she doesn’t deserve our worship anyway?
But of course, the earth is not a goddess, it is not a living being, and it can do nothing. The Lord alone is God, and He alone is to be worshipped. As for the earth: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen. 1:1); “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof” (1 Cor. 10:26).
Oh, and one last thing: “the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” (2 Pet. 3:10). A dismal end for a goddess, one would think.
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