Freshmen New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made the news recently with her absurd comments concerning the condition of “planet earth.” In an Instagram live video she claimed that, in the wake of climate change, it is time for young people to ask a legitimate question – “Is it still ok to have children?”
Later in the video she went on to say, “Our planet is going to face disaster if we don’t turn this ship around, And so it’s basically like, there is a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult and it does lead, I think young people, to have a legitimate question. Ya know, should—is it okay to still have children?” And still further, “And even if you don’t have kids, there are still children here in the world and we have a moral obligation to them to leave a better world to them.” Representative Ocasio-Cortez claims that, when it comes to climate in particular, there is a global threat to the planet.
Who would argue with the fact that we are to be good stewards of all God has given us, including this wonderful planet on which we live? But it is awfully arrogant for man to think he can destroy this planet. As long as this earth remains, it will be a place to plant and harvest crops, a place where people can marry and raise their families. God, with infinite wisdom that far exceeds that of any man, has assured us that “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).
Make no mistake my friend, this world will come to an end. Peter, writing by inspiration of God, has assured us of that. “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat” (II Peter 3:12). But the end of this world will come at a time when God, not man, decides.