Leave it to Jesus

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Over the Summer, I was sent a series of articles on global heating on jw.org – the Jehovah's Witnesses website.  Surprisingly balanced, I thought, (apart from the conclusion that is) given what I suspected might actually be the case.  The advice to the faithful might be summarised as "Leave it to Jesus", as the following shows:

"Earth’s Future​—In Good Hands!

There is only one Leader who can successfully address the problems confronting the world. Concerning him, the Bible foretold:  “Upon him the spirit of Jehovah [God] must settle down, the spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the spirit of counsel and of mightiness, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah . . . With righteousness he must judge the lowly ones, . . . and with the spirit of his lips he will put the wicked one to death.”​—Isaiah 11:2-5.

Who is that One? He is none other than Jesus Christ, who lovingly laid down his life in our behalf. (John 3:16) Now a mighty spirit entity, Jesus has been authorized and empowered by God to rule over the earth.​—Daniel 7:13, 14; Revelation 11:15.  Contributing to Jesus’ qualifications is his vast knowledge of God’s creation, which he acquired before coming to earth. In fact, untold aeons ago when God formed the physical universe, Jesus was his “master worker.” (Proverbs 8:22-31) Think about that: Jesus, the very one who helped make the earth and all living things, will take the lead in undoing the damage caused by human folly.

Who will Christ’s subjects be? They will be truly meek and righteous people, ones who know the true God, Jehovah, and obey Jesus Christ as Ruler. (Psalm 37:11, 29; 2 Thessalonians 1:7, 8) Jesus said that they “will inherit the earth,” which will be transformed into a paradise.​—Matthew 5:5; Isaiah 11:6-9; Luke 23:43.  How can you put yourself in line to share in the fulfillment of the Bible’s promises? Jesus himself answers: “This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.”​—John 17:3.

Yes, our planet may appear to be in peril, but its continued existence as a home for mankind is not in doubt. Rather, peril awaits those who continue to show disrespect for God’s creation and who refuse to obey Jesus Christ. Hence, Jehovah’s Witnesses encourage you to take in the knowledge that leads to everlasting life."


It reminded me of a discussion on TV in the 1970s between Malcolm Muggeridge and the Archbishop of Armagh.  They were discussing The Troubles and what might be done.  Muggeridge (who really ought to have been called Smuggeridge) said to the Archbishop: "Shall we pray together?"   The Archbishop replied that he thought that there might be more practical things to do.

Just so.

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