Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bio-Fuel and Global Famine

I've read a lot recently about the soaring prices of grains (and food in general) that is caused by farmers diverting large portions of their crops to biofuel production. There is more money involved in this type of production than in food production. What's funny is that it also takes more oil or coal energy to produce biofuels than most people understand.

And what's interesting is that many of these global-warming prognosticators are revealing that they really want a reduction in population. Again, it comes down to worldview. If there is no God, our existence is purely accidental, and our continued existence is precarious. So, some people need to be eliminated (like Ted Turner suggested) so that global resources can be preserved for the select few, and the earth will thank us for it. But, if there is a God, then the earth exists for our benefit. And He has expectations for us in how we use it. He said for us to multiply (increase in population) and subdue (bring order and control to animals and our environment). (Genesis 1:26-28; Isaiah 45:18)

In other words, we are not to be subject to the environment nor to animals. We are not to reduce our population, but to increase it. We are to care more for the needs of mankind than to the needs of the earth. We are to see man as the crowning jewel of God's creation, not the enemy of it. We are not to be like the Evil One. (John 8:43-45)

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