Here’s an article by self-styled “Christian Author, Philosopher, And Apologist” Robert Clifton Robertson, who says not to worry about global warming, asteroid strikes, or nuclear war, because Jesus is planning to live on Earth for ten centuries as chief functionary of some kind of monarchical government, protecting us from calamity. No problem, right? It’s only after then that he shanks us.
This kind of bullshit “religion” would be amusing if it was just in someone’s crazy blog, but it’s real. Preachers preach this stuff to millions of unfortunate people, who believe it, and let it guide their actions. Captains of Industry. Presidents. People in a position to make policies that could bring actual catastrophes about. All based upon manifestations of some unfathomable, all-pervasive desire for global annihilation that all these apocalyptic sects share. It could realistically spark our extinction.
Strikingly, he embraces the Big Bang theory as “proof” of God’s existence, because it means the universe began once, so it has to have had someone around to start it. Giddily tossing it around like a cat with a catnip toy, he revels in its superficial resemblance to the idea of a creator God, while dismissing every other facet of cosmology, evolutionary biology, and climate science out of hand. And he never quite connects how a “singularity” (he uses the word) containing everything that would ever come to exist in our universe (a fact he seems to accept as given) might consist of Earth, a formless void with darkness on the face of its deep.
But I suppose it makes sense⏤he might as well barf up some word salad about the beginning of time, when he’s on about the end of it, right?⏤when Jesus “will melt the universe with a great heat death.” He doesn’t cite any source for that astonishing, ostensibly scientific assertion, speaking of the “great heat death” along with Asteroid’s [sic], nuclear war, and global warming as nostalgic artifacts of some longtime future paradise.
It’s nice when they present you with a “Straw Man” of their very own making. He has a hefty WordPress blog that is positively engorged with this stuff. One of thousands. Then comes the even greater mass of similar verbiage from pulpits and Sunday school classrooms they’ve all been absorbing since long before there was ever an Internet. In Eisenhower’s time, when it was still just seething below the surface, even conservative policymakers regarded such apocalyptic fervor as a source of concern. Now that it’s boiled over into the mainstream, it’s driving the world insane.
After Jesus has completed the 1,000 year kingdom on earth, He will melt the universe with a great heat death and everything will collapse back upon itself. The destruction of earth and the universe will not happen until God says that it is time for it to happen. Man cannot destroy the earth or human life, because God has a plan that He has determined and no one can change what God has planned.
During the seven year Tribulation described by the Book of Revelation, chapters 6-18, we see that the earth will be struck by Asteroid’s, and nuclear war will break out, as well as global warming will threaten the earth.
⏤Robert Clifton Robinson, “Christian Author, Philosopher, And Apologist
When cosmologists speak of the universe ending in a “heat death,” it means the universe continues to expand until it all goes completely cold, a whole universe at absolute zero. (If I understand it minimally). It means that the universe is “dead” because all the “heat” went out of it. It emphatically is not a thing that Jesus can melt the universe with.
If you would like to see what a real science blog looks like, check this out. It came out five years ago, yet people still pontificate about how “The Big Bang” conclusively proves that the universe could not have come from nothing. In the post-truth society, every utterance can be someone’s “ultimate truth.” http://tiny.cc/nothing-to-something
I’ve placed a link on the facsimile below, if you’re inclined to stare at a bloody wreck like this for yourself.
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James Quinn, April 9, 2019 • 2:56 pm
The thing about all the dials is a concept that many people misunderstand. It’s not necessary to assume that someone set the dials up front so that life would emerge on our tiny speck of dust. The dials fell however they did, come what may, and life like ours luckily became possible, after the fact. That is not a difficult idea to grasp, in a universe as inconceivably vast as ours. Especially if Earth is the only place with life on it⏤you would think that if the dials were set that perfectly, there would be life all over the place. At least until Jesus melts it all in a great heat death.
None of your other “proofs” are any more convincing than that. You couch your stuff in pseudo-scientific terms and then imagine that you can simply dismiss decades of math and observations by thousands of really smart, very well technologically-equipped scientists all over the world, just by saying “Nuh-uh!” So respect science or don’t⏤but don’t sit there and cherry pick little bits from the popular press that support your beliefs, and on your own little authority dismiss all the rest as heresy. And when you talk of the Big Bang as “proof” of the existence of God, recognize that you are doing pure theology couched in metaphors superficially gleaned from a layman’s scientific perspective. It is not, in any shape or form, “science.” What next, are you going to start abducting scientists and torturing them into recanting string theory? Serial killer, are you?