“The earth is the Lord’s and its fullness” (Psalm 24:1).
Peace activist John McConnell proposed the first Earth Day on March 21, 1970 (spring equinox), during a UNESCO conference. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded a separate Earth Day that same year, on April 22 – Vladimir Lenin’s 100th birthday. Led by a Communist UN, people have gathered together ever since to celebrate – and worship – the universe. It looks like a new religion! But is it, really? No. Ancient Assyrians, Babylonians, Canaanites, Egyptians, Mayans, Sumerians, and other polytheistic peoples worshipped natural elements – sun, moon, stars, animals, trees, water, wind, and fire. But they didn’t know the Jehovah God who created all these things (Genesis 1-2).
Forty-five hundred years have passed since the flood and the ungodly civilizations that followed it (Genesis 8-11). Yet little has changed. Thanks to Earth Day, people are still “worshipping and serving [creation] rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25). Feeding on the ashes of…
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