Undoubtedly, the Christian church holds a number of perspectives regarding the current state of our climate. These viewpoints span from the doomsday alarmists to those who consider it a hoax. Often there are extremes in opinions, but the majority of people find themselves somewhere in the middle.
David Robertson is the Director of the Ask Seek Knock (ASK) Project in Sydney, a ministry that seeks to enable and equip churches to do effective evangelism. David recently joined us on 20Twenty to share his insights on some of the media’s strategies concerning the topic of climate change.
The Lord Is Sovereign
‘I think there is an element of seeking to terrify people,’ says David. ‘I think it’s a serious thing. If you’re in 40 degree heat for a consistent period of time, then it’s not pleasant. But there are lots of questions involved with this. Not only the reporting of it, but also what it means, where it comes from and how we deal with it. And from a Christian perspective, what’s the Lord saying to us through it?’
According to David, as Christians, the most important question we need to ask is whether the Lord is truly sovereign and in control of the climate. ‘My answer to both those things is absolutely yes. Does that mean that human beings don’t have any responsibility? Yes, we do. But we cannot control the climate any more than we can control the world’s spinning on its axis.’
‘We need to recognise that we have a responsibility, but we’re not in charge. That is absolutely key. And I trust the Lord. I really do.’
Listen to David’s full interview on 20Twenty below: