Monday, June 25, 2007

Czech President Takes a Stand

Though the Czech President, Vaclav Klaus, is no believer and espouses evolution, I believe his position should be heard in his stance against the global warming crowd. He sees the global warming movement as an attack on that which is true and an attack on freedom, and I think he has a point. Let me quote him from his recent article.

The author Michael Crichton stated it clearly: “the greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda”. I feel the same way, because global warming hysteria has become a prime example of the truth versus propaganda problem. It requires courage to oppose the “established” truth, although a lot of people – including top-class scientists – see the issue of climate change entirely differently. They protest against the arrogance of those who advocate the global warming hypothesis and relate it to human activities.
Is this mentality also not so in the Church? Churches and pastors determining the future plans for their ministry according to "expert" advice of particular psychologists, pastors, and authors. Because these have had "success" in selling many books or drawing large crowds they are looked at as experts. Therefore many live and/or minister according to an "established" truth based on the advice of these supposed experts rather than upon the clear truth laid out in Scriptures as to the reality of ministering to people.

I would encourage you to read the entire article by President Klaus. He clearly sees through the global warming agenda and the attempt to paint a "truth" that doesn't exist in the minds of people for personal gain. Here is a man who is not afraid to stand for what he believes is right and to take on the supposed majority who claim to know what is best for the world.

Relating this to the Church...What "established truth" is leading the Church today astray? Who are the warriors for truth in our day? And how can we all be more active in taking a stand for truth as President Klaus is seeking to do in regards to "global warming?"