Fastest growing religion is: Environmentalism
The definition of religion is: a set of beliefs and practice that someone embraces as truth who holds a deity as a god
Environmentalism is the belief that the earth who is their god, is fragile due to evolution
And man is a polluter and destroyer of the fragile ego system which includes plants & animals
We’ve all heard about the ungodly new Noah movie
In it there’s an over riding theme that God ( being an environmentalist )
He wanted to save the earth and animals and kill all the humans, They completely miss the message of God in Genesis,
it was to save man from destroying himself
Mankind was so out of control, so blind by sin, if God had not stepped in, man would not exist today
Evolutionist wants us to believe that God, is nature and that he/she prefers vegetation and animals over mankind
And what I’m telling you is: Noah was the first general manager of a food warehouse
What he had on board was dinner for you & me! So that mankind could survive
Mankind is once again out of control with sin and we are destroying ourselves
The ark was built from wood, and that ark carried man over troubled waters to safety
The cross was also built from wood, & the ark of the cross carried mankind over troubled waters to safety
That’s why mankind rejects Noahs ark as a fairy tale and they reject Jesus on a cross as a fairy tale
They Both represent salvation of souls which they reject
Environmentalist want to save the wood and throw away the person of Christ
Trees are their gods, animals are their gods and if you do anything to harm it, they will attack you with a vengeance
Steep fines and jail time is being imposed on anyone that they deem has hurt the earth or an animal
I can tell you dozens of stories about land owners who moved dirt to build
And we could go on and on about their war against coal, nuclear energy and everything else
If you shoot an animal, you better not say a word, take a picture
and you had better not put it on the internet
You can now spend more time in prison for abusing an animal than you can for the murder or rape of a human
Another brain dead environmentalist said just a couple of weeks ago that every person in the world
Must become a vegetarian and we must kill every cow because of the gas they emit and it must be done before 2015 if we are going to save the planet
For some reason you can’t kill an animal, you will go to jail but a gas passing cow you can
Fact is, there’s a war on cows and anything that hurts their earth which is their god and religion
We need to understand that the world is beginning to worship and hold in high esteem
The very thing that sustains human life, FOOD
But those things are becoming – objects of worship,
it’s their religion it’s their god & it’s going on worldwide
So -the reality is at least in their minds, if you eat or destroy the things they worship, your killing their god
The religion that has captured the minds of the entire world, is the religion of environmentalism
Ro. 1:25 tells us that there will come a day when they will worship the creation more than the creator
I am becoming to believe environmentalism is more dangerous than any other religion in the world
Because it sets well with people, even Christians, who think, we shouldn’t be destroying our planet
And because God told us to care for the earth
But caring for the earth does not come at the expense of mans destruction
Today the world is chasing after religions
& their religion does not include Jesus Christ because Jesus is not a religion
Jesus never came to establish a religion, he came to establish a relationship between him and us
But to the unsaved, they are not interested in a relationship, the very name of Jesus stinks to them
2 Cor. 2: 15-16
For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved and in them that perish,
to the one we are the savor of death unto death, and to the other The savor of life unto life. And Who is sufficient for these things
According to the apostle Paul, we do stink.
When Paul describes the gospel he paints a somewhat smelly reality of how our lives have an effect on others
In a sense, people have an awareness of God in us that could be likened to an odor or smell.
Have you ever noticed there are certain people that no matter how hard you try to get along with them
They smell or sense God in you, & it makes them sick
Paul warns us to expect two extreme reactions to this. For some, our scent is fragrant and pleasant—the aroma of life.
For others our lives smell offensive it’s the stench of death.
Paul’s point is that we can’t have it both ways. If we are going to be used by God as witnesses to the gospel, then to some people we are going to stink just like our Master.
Jesus Christ is the aroma of death to those who are perishing.
Believers are attacked by the media, they try to make Christians look as though their stupid, homophobic, racial & bigoted
Democrats believe they are morally superior to Christians & yet – left does everything that the bible describes as immoral
the right or Republicans use Christians to support their pet causes. They will use Jesus if it means getting their way
But the truth is, Jesus is hated by the world, anyone who does not have Christ
Be it republican or democrat, if they are of the world, they hate Christ
Why the widespread hatred?
You will never attend a movie and hear “Buddha” or “Muhammad” used as a curse word.
Artists won’t depict Gandhi or Krishna in some of the crude and offensive ways
Or as a homosexual as our Lord has been portrayed.
This hatred for Jesus Christ has become predictable and is disturbingly irrational.
More importantly, it is unavoidable.
Christ is a stench to those who are perishing, and His followers are that stench too.
Why do we try so hard to avoid this reality?
Because we dislike rejection.
While unbelievers are actually rejecting Jesus, their rejection feels personal to us.
We must remind ourselves rejection is unavoidable.
Jesus told us to stand boldly for his name sake
The apostles had fear of rejection because of their stench? But they didn’t try to cover up their odor by softening up the gospel and make the lost feel comfortable.
Should we expect to be treated better than the Apostles of God just because it’s 2014?
Should we expect to be embraced when our Master was rejected?
Jesus warned, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you” (John 15:18).
When Jesus rode into town that day, they first shouted save us!
But it wasn’t long when their love turned to rejection. And then their rejection turned to hatred and called for his death
Jesus was willing to go to that cross & become the aroma of death so that you & I could have the aroma of life
But Unless we are willing to be the aroma of death to those who are perishing, we will never be the aroma of life to those who need to be saved.
Jesus was willing to take on the stench of death, so that the unsaved could have life