Merry Christmas npap.
It is probably against forum rules...I dont know what the rules are here...but I just had to respond to your post.
Did Christ come here to save man from his sin? I dispute that. He came to offer us a way out, redemption from our sin. We are all still sinners, every one of us. For ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
My favorite Christmas line is "peace on earth." There was never meant to be peace on earth, not since Adam sinned. This world is cursed and is ran by Satan. Satan is limited in his power over us but this is still his playground.
Luk 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
Luk 12:52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
Luk 12:53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
The parallel is in Matthew:
Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Mat 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Mat 10:36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Mat 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Mat 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Mat 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Mat 10:40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
Mat 10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
Mat 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Don't be fooled by prosperity preaching. This world is the trial, the reward comes later.
Ten thousand years before, a fellow called Noah built an ark to save the human species and all other living creatures on earth.
He succeeded in some way. so today we are here to continue repeating mankind's madness.
YES! You get it, but you don't realize that! The Bible is a continuous turning away of man from God. Of course we continue the mistake. The Jews continued the mistake all through Joshua and Judges, Kings and Chronicles. That is the whole point! There is only ONE WAY! Jesus Christ.
I wonder. Who is going to come to the rescue of our insane world this time?
Man is standing by watching in anticipation of his doom. He feels useless. Is mankind committing suicide?
He sees the earth being abused by everybody and himself as well. Each one expects others to do something about it.
Jesus Christ has already rescued any who choose to grab the life line. Man can do nothing. We tend to have exaggerated opinions of ourselves. We forget who is really in charge. One day Christ comes again. I feel that day is fast approaching. No one knows. Start reading the Bible. Study it, find all the different interpretations and views, and pray and let the Holy Spirit guide you. That is what you are to do.
As far as the global warming stuff, you listen to/read the wrong news. It is all political, the GW summit in Copenhagen just stirred things up. The climate always has changed and it will continue to change. Animals have emitted CO2 since God created this place. Plants take in that CO2 and emit O2. It is just how things work. No more, no less. This GW stuff is all a fraud, and like total suckers the whole bloody world bought into it. People running around crying about the planet when they should be concerned about their souls and the souls of their brothers and sisters.
Listen friend, no matter what science tells you, I have read the book. It does not end with global warming. Famines? Sure. Will the climate eventually cause us a problem? Maybe. But it better be God that you fear, not global warming.
All that aside, what would YOU like to do about our perceived problem? Send us all back to the dark ages so we can keep the planet 1 degree cooler in the next century? Do you really think that even a best case scenario of all the possible things we could do, would make even one iota of difference? This is the part I just don't get, even those that are totally serious about this, they see what the research tells us. Trillions of dollars and a world wide concerted effort and we still gain or save NOTHING!
Should we try to clean up this planet? Stop polluting? Conserve resources? Find better ways? Heck yeah! Sure! But we dont need to send ourselves back to the stone age doing it! Whatever happens with this planet is OUT OF OUR HANDS! It belongs to God, like everything else.
Anyway...I do not know if your post was serious or if it was intended to troll for someone like me.
I dont care. I know many, if not most will disagree with what I said, and may even be offended or angered by it. Tough! The fact is I AM concerned about doing something, and I do it. I spread the Gospel. I glorify God. I speak of proper priorities wherever and whenever I can. That is what YOU can do. We all will die one day soon. Whether it is through global warming, famine, or cancer it matters not. This world is just the bus stop. You choose your bus here. Heaven or hell. That's all. No more. It really is that simple. I tell others of that choice. It is your choice to make.
and God bless.