David Limbaugh: The Idolatry of Environmental Extremism

CNS News | 9/20/2019 | Staff
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A bizarre incident at Union Theological Seminary illustrates why many Christians believe that internal forces, not external ones, represent the greatest threat to the church.

Students at this seminary prayed to a collection of plants in its chapel, which triggered a raft of criticism on Twitter. The school defiantly defended its action in a series of tweets.

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"Today in chapel, we confessed to plants," the school tweeted. "Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor. What do you confess to the plants in your life?"

Some Twitter respondents observed that the seminary and its students have lost their minds, but I think it's worse than that. Insanity might mitigate this sacrilege, but deliberately perverting theology is another matter.

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Pastor Greg Locke tweeted, "This is utter nonsense. Absolute theological bankruptcy in every way. Your Seminary is a cemetery." Another Twitter user quipped, "What kind of penance did the plants give after the 'confession?'"

What possesses this misguided institution to refer to plants as "beings"? What gross theological error leads them to pray to and encourage others to pray to them? Idolatry is no trifling matter, which is underscored by at least two of the Ten Commandments and the entirety of Scripture.

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God repeatedly warns His people against chasing after false gods and punishes them for disobeying, including their being taken into captivity by the Assyrians and Babylonians. The Apostle Paul warned, "They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator — who is forever praised. Amen," (Romans 1:25). To the Corinthians he said, "Therefore my dear friends, flee from idolatry" (1 Cor. 10:14).

Is it not pantheistic to confess to plants, as if they were holy?...
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