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My Thoughts on Christianity and Other Things

Going Green

Everything is going electric. Electric cars, electric lawn mowers, electric tools, and more. But not just electric, but battery powered! Some of these battery powered things are not for being green though. They are bought because they are just nicer to use. Contractors started buying battery powered drills, because it’s so much easier to just grab a battery and just shove it into the drill and start drilling. Rather than getting an extension cord, find an electrical outlet and plug it in, and hope the cord is long enough.

A few years ago I bought a battery powered chainsaw. But not to be green. Like many mechanics and contractors, I have developed some nerve damage from overuse of my hands. Small gas engines vibrate a lot which can cause nerve damage, or at lease make it worse. Electric motors don’t vibrate so much. So because of the lack of vibration, an electric chainsaw was a good choice for me. I also like the fact that I don’t have to worry about the gas going bad or even hard starting. I just put in the battery and cut wood. When the battery runs down, I just remove the battery and install another one. When I’m done, then I recharge all the batteries.

That’s not so easy to do with an electric car though. With an electric car, you need to park it and wait for the battery to recharge. This takes time. Much more time than filling a gas tank. But many people and governments believe it’s worth it. They say electric cars are more environmentally friendly. Maybe. They say it will stop or at least slow down global warming. Or at least help stop climate change. This is not true. Not according to the Bible anyway.

Before I talk about what the Bible says, I want to tell you some little known, and unpopular facts.

I remember in the 1960s, being told that because of all the smog the cars and diesel trucks were making, we could be creating an ice age. That’s right. All the smog was going to block out the sun and create another ice age. They even had scientific proof to back up this claim. Here is an article from the Washington Post.

Another fact is that with a modern electronic fuel injected gas engine, the computer will often shut off the fuel injectors when the car or truck is coasting down hill. This cuts down on emissions because, well, no fuel is being burned. But consider this. Let’s say you driving down a hill at 60 mph (100 kph) and you take your foot off the gas. The computer will then turn your fuel injectors off to cut down on emissions. At that time, the full size, V-8 powered pickup or SUV would honestly be more energy efficient than an electric car sitting at a stop light. But only until you stop coasting. (When you coast, DO NOT turn off the engine or take the car out of gear. Doing so may greatly damage the transmission or make you loose control. Just simply take you foot off the gas.)

Now let’s see what the Bible says.

Revelation 16:8-9

Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, causing it to scorch everyone with its fire. Everyone was burned by this blast of heat, and they cursed the name of God, who had control over all these plagues. They did not repent of their sins and turn to God and give him glory.

I imagine that when the world get warmer, the world’s leaders will panic, and could outlaw anything that is not powered by an electric motor. I believe this will cause problems for the different armies around the world. Military vehicles need to be ready at all times. And to keep going for as long as needed. You can’t do that with a battery. Unlike just pumping fuel into a military truck or tank for combat, recharging the batteries takes longer. I know batteries are improving, and will continue to improve, but we’re not there yet.

When I cut wood with my electric chainsaw and the battery runs down, I just pull out the battery and shove in a fresh one. You could do that with a military vehicle, but batteries are expensive. One day I dropped a battery on the concrete floor in the garage and cracked it. That’s when I found how expensive batteries really are. At today’s prices, it would cost me $190 to replace that one battery for my chainsaw! How much could it cost to have spare batteries for large military trucks and tanks? In combat, you could have diesel generators to recharge the batteries, but that would be worse than running the diesel trucks and tanks.

So, what’s left? The only thing I can think of are horses. I know many people are laughing at the idea of any military in the future, using horses.

Revelation 19:17-18

Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, shouting to the vultures flying high in the sky: “Come! Gather together for the great banquet God has prepared. Come and eat the flesh of kings, generals, and strong warriors; of horses and their riders; and of all humanity, both free and slave, small and great.”

This takes place when the Lord Jesus comes and stops the Antichrist and his army from trying to destroy Israel. I believe, though I maybe wrong, that by this time, internal combustion engines will be outlawed. Also electric vehicles may still not yet be suitable for military use. After the Antichrist has been defeated, Jesus Himself will rule the Earth for over a thousand years.

In a nut shell, this is how I believe things will happen in reverse. Just before our Lord Jesus comes back, defeating the Antichrist. While the Antichrist is in power, he would create a 7 year peace treaty with Israel. But before the peace treaty, there will be a big heat wave, as written in Revelation 16:8-9. Before that of course the Antichrist will come to power with even more evil. But before that, Luke 21:11 says: There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven. I believe we are at the beginning of this now. This means the Lord, Jesus could call His people up at any moment. When this will happen? I don’t know.

John 3:16

For this is how God loved the world: He gave[a] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 10:9-10

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.

Time is running out. Turn to Jesus before it’s too late. And these are my thoughts.

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