Dr James L. Snyder
Dr James L. Snyder

Dr James L. Snyder / 22 FEB 2015 – An ongoing conversation, let’s call it a conversation, has been persisting between me and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. To say it is one-sided is, well, let me say, well, it is one-sided. However, that is beside the point.

All summer long, I was explaining why global warming was something we need to take care of, including the pros and the cons we are witnessing right now.

It heated up a little when the snow started falling up north where most of my wife’s relatives live. The more they dig out of the snow the more the snow falls. Even Niagara Falls is frozen. They have not had this much snow in a long time.

Now the controversy, oops, I mean, the conversation, was focused on the weather. I was trying to explain to her what this global warming was all about. I was doing a good job until the snow started falling and refused to quit falling.

“The earth is getting warmer,” I said with an air of authority. I do not know where the air of authority comes from but it is not native to my family.

“After all,” I said as I pushed my argument forward, “it’s been discussed on television and everybody knows if it’s on television it has to be true. There are laws.”

As I said, I was making some progress in my argument back in the summer when things were quite warm. Then when the snow started coming I lost ground in this argument.

“If,” my wife said quite sarcastically, “the world is getting warmer, where is all of this snow coming from?”

Well, I must say, she had me there. Where IS all this snow coming from?

All of her relatives and mine who live up north have been snowbound for the past week. It has been rather difficult for some of them, especially those who work for a living when they cannot get to work. It is difficult to keep the roads plowed open so the traffic can come and go.

If the world is getting warmer, how come the snow is getting deeper?

There was one very positive aspect of all this snow. It was snowing so much in Washington, DC that the government was shut down for two days. The politicians could not get to work. I know it is only two days, but as citizens we have to take what we can get. A politician not in his office means that money stays in our pocket. So, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

Then, rather unexpectedly, I saw on television one of the proponents of global warming, climate change now, was explaining all of this. According to him, all this snow is a result of global warming.

I know you have to have a PhD in stupidity to understand that. I have often wondered how many years somebody has to go in order to get a PhD in stupidity. It seems that the more they go to college these days, the more stupidity rules the day.

I must confess that my wife got me to thinking, which is a rarity with me. My father told me that the more you think the more trouble you get into. I am not sure if he was right or wrong, but I am not taking the chance. Thinking is off limits with me.

However, she did get me to thinking. I began thinking this way; most of the people who believe in global warming also believe in evolution. Now, if evolution is true and these people believe in it, what is their objection? Evolution is simply evolution, according to them, that is. The world is just evolving from one point to another and there is nothing we can really do about it.

I must confess, I do not understand evolution. I do not understand global warming. A lot of that stuff is just way beyond my pay grade, as they say. Furthermore, I am not going to spend too much of my time thinking about things that really have no answer to them. One time it’s global warming, the next time, it’s global freezing.

Here is my take on it; in the summer time, it is global warming and in the wintertime, it is global freezing. You do not have to have a PhD in anything to get this picture.

I am not sure who won this conversation, but it did get me to thinking about certain things. The major thing is that God is really the one that is in control.

I find it interesting that those who complain the most about global warming are the ones who are contributing the most to global warming, i.e. jet airplanes, mansions, computers and the list goes on. If they were really concerned about global warming, they would adopt an Amish lifestyle.

I think David hit the nail right on the head when he wrote, “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods” (Psalm 24: 1-2).

Most of the people who believe in global warming do not believe in God. Those of us who do believe in God, however, rest in the truth that this world belongs to Him and He is going to take right good care of it.

Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail
jamessnyder2@att.net or website http://www.jamessnyderministries.com.