The Battle for the Planet

Author: Nathan Kroon | Student Leader, Living Education – Charlotte, 2022-23

Estimated Reading Time: 4 min.

In today’s society, the “Go Green” movement is being heavily pushed.

As a result, there has been an increase in “meatless” meats and electric vehicles. “There’s a lot more to this than just making a buck,” said Mr. Paul Kearns in his recent forum. While there are certain elements of this movement that are laudable, such as leaning away from the use of plastic bags that only produce more waste, could it be possible that the world is taking it too far, and that this movement can impact morality?

PETA Pandemonium

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is one of the lead proponents of this “Green” push. While many may not realize it, they are actively advocating a new morality, promoting the elevation of animals to the same level of existence as humans, whom God created in His own image. “A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy,” they have said. To them, if you so much as eat a hamburger, you are eating your own kin. While it is not wrong to eat a vegan meal, it certainly is not right to paint eating meat as a criminal offense!

The Cost of Gas

Some scientists claim that the fate of our world’s well-being is in the hands of the people, and that as long as you care about the environment, you are a good person. These claims are taken more seriously in certain places than in others. Mr. Kearns explained that New Zealand, his home, is quickly becoming “the most liberal country in the world.” Recently, its government is considering taxing cow burps to reduce emissions! This ridiculous proposal has caused many people to protest as this would cause farmers to have to raise their meat prices and would ultimately be a detriment to the consumer. 1 Timothy 4:3 tells us that God created clean animals to be eaten and “received with thanksgiving,” but fewer and fewer people are doing so, because of absurd new agendas in our world.

Stay Vigilant

Nearing the end of his forum, Mr. Kearns advised us to always stay vigilant and watch for turns that the “Go Green” movement might make. This “battle for the planet” may sound good to most people, but it’s beginning to show a sinister side. God told Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, not the tree of just plain evil. We have to realize that Satan offers ideologies with a mixture of both bad and good, so as to make them seem more inviting. This is how he deceives multitudes so easily. One recent development in certain media is that some people are telling everyone that they should refrain from having children now, because they are the “world’s biggest polluters.” To them, not having children is a good thing, but Malachi 2:15 tells us that God desires godly offspring. Even when they have children, most are usually conceived and born outside of the sacrament of marriage. Satan fools many and causes them to see evil as good. We have to know the difference between the two.

Mr. Paul Kearns ended his speech by reminding us that though caring for the environment is not ungodly, we must learn what environmental extremism looks like, how Satan is pushing it, and how it can rebel against the word of God. We have to remember that climate change is not in the hands of the people, but in the hands of God. Yes, the world will heat up, but not in the way most people think! Revelation 16:8 tells us that the fourth bowl, when poured out onto the earth, will leave men scorched. The Day of the Lord will ravage the world, not cow burps.

Nathan Kroon is a Student Leader at Living Education. He originally hails from Washington State and is a 4th generation Christian. Currently, he works at Headquarters as a Video Editor and is the Lead Landscaper at the LivingEd dorms. His hobbies include playing guitar, listening to music, drawing, and watching movies.