Almost from its inception Christian leaders have attempted to predict the second coming of Jesus based on their interpretations of vaguely defined signs suggested in scriptures. All have failed and yet this doesn’t keep the self-anointed from rearing their ugly heads every few generations affirming THIS TIME that the end is truly here.
The latest of these jokers is Matthew Hagee, the son of the millionaire televangelist John Hagee based in the heart of the bible belt out of San Antonio, Texas. The younger Hagee apparently has plans on inheriting his father’s holy snake oil sells enterprise that has enabled him to purchase a $2.1 million dollar 7,969 acre ranch “with not one, but FIVE lodges, a managers house, a gun locker, a smoke house, a skeet range and three barns.” This wealthy lifestyle the Hagees enjoy is anathema to the apostolic tradition.
In a recent Broadcast from the Hagee Hotline young Matthew has jumped on the climate denier band wagon to position himself as the latest of the dooms day prophets
“The Bible says that whenever we approach the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ,” Hagee explained, “that there would be strange weather patterns. Jesus said this in Matthew the twenty-fifth chapter. So we have a decision to make: do we believe what an environmentalist group says and choose to live in a world where we’re attempting to make everything as clean in the air as possible, or do we believe what the Bible says, that these things were going to happen and that rather than try to clean up all of the air and solve all of the problems of the world by eliminating factories, we should start to tell people about Jesus Christ who is to return?” SOURCE
It’s clear that Hagee has never read anything by real climate scientist otherwise he would know it’s not some “environmentalist group” that present the case for man-made global warming but climate science scholars who have published peer-reviewed studies on the subject for decades.
Clearly Hagee hasn’t read his bible in some time either. Though chapter 25 in the Book of Matthew does talk about Jesus returning someday after his crucifixion, Jesus nowhere mentions “strange weather patterns” as a sign of this event. In fact I have reviewed most of the biblical passages that refer to the “end of times” philosophy and nowhere is there any sufficient mention of “mudslides, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes and all of these various situations” Hagee refers to in this broadcast. The word earthquake I think was mentioned a grand total of two times
The climate sciences have never mentioned earthquakes as one of those “various situations”. Earthquakes are not weather Mr. Hagee. They are either linked to naturally occuring volcanic activity or most likely “triggered by Tectonic activity associated with plate margins and faults.”
In fact the climate science has never specifically connected any extreme weather event to rising global temperatures. They have simply stated in all of their literature that the preponderance of evidence from their intensive research strongly suggests that warming temperatures from man’s use of fossil fuels is “very likely” effecting global climate conditions.
Anyone who suggests otherwise is speaking out of their ass and THIS is where I suspect Matthew Hagee really got his information.
Yes, that is the image of Jesus imbedded in the skin and fur of a canine’s butt. Is this real? You betcha!
Hallelujah! He has risen. Pass the gas and smell the word.