Is Environmentalism From the Devil?

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The Cornwall Alliance asserts that one of the greatest threats to society and the church today is the multifaceted environmentalist movement. There isn’t an aspect of life that it doesn’t seek to force into its own mold.

“Environmentalism has become a new religion,” says Cornwall Alliance National Spokesman Dr. E. Calvin Beisner. “Its policies are devastating to the world’s poor. It threatens the sanctity of human life. It targets our youth. And its vision is global.”

“Today’s environmentalism isn’t just the conservationist belief that every generation should use the Earth wisely so that it benefits not only itself but also future generations,” Dr. Beisner said. “Environmentalism isn’t a neutral set of ideas that can be tacked onto the Christian faith without theological compromise. Instead, environmentalism promotes its own world view and its own doctrines of God, creation, humanity, sin, and salvation. And those doctrines aren’t Biblical.”

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Conservative policy experts and religious leaders have collaborated to condemn the radical environmentalism movement in a 12-part video series.

The series, called “Resisting the Green Dragon,” features criticisms of the green movement which religious leaders contend is a false religion that puts nature above people.

“Environmentalists have a long history of believing and promoting exaggerations and myths,” says Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in the video.

One such myth speakers cite in the video is the notion that humans are causing global warming. According to The Cornwall Alliance founder Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, environmentalists are using this belief to advocate increased population control as a means of saving the earth.

“Most environmentalists want to greatly reduce the human population, which is why the green movement and population control and reduction movements have gone hand in hand,” says Beisner in the promotional video.

The Cornwall Alliance produced the series. The alliance is a scientific and religious coalition advocating a stewardship view of environmentalism based on God’s Genesis command to tend to the garden.

As alliance Senior Fellow Dr. James Tonkowich states in the promo, religious leaders are not demonizing efforts to care for the earth.
“Taking care of the earth sounds like a good idea because it is a good idea. What most Christians don’t understand is that environmentalism is a whole worldview that offers its own doctrines of God, of creation, of humanity, of sin and of redemption,” he contends.

The series, therefore, is an effort to expose the true motivations of the environmental movement.

“I think the fear mongering is simply a way of obtaining power. Whoever controls the environmental regulations controls the economy, controls the population,” Tonkowich expresses.

The alliance series was made in collaboration with American Family Association, the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family.

The videos feature FRC President Tony Perkins, FOTF Vice President of Public Policy Tom Minnery, Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright and Summit Ministries founder Dr. David Noebel, to name a few.

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