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Val Spencer wrote:
The following question was asked soon after the Pope's Encyclical on the environment came out. 

Hey, guys —

I'm surprised the Pope doubts the ability of the Lord to control the climate of the planet He created.

Val Spencer

  { Why does the Pope doubt the ability of the Lord to control the climate of the planet He created? }

Mike replied:

Val,

He doesn't doubt His ability but He can’t control man’s ability to mess things up by the choices he [man] makes.

Our free will is a powerful grace with which we can do great things or terrible things in the world.

Mike

Eric replied:

Dear Val —

So let me get this straight:

  • You expect the Lord to compensate for the recklessness of man by adjusting the climate to accommodate the sins of the people?

In the psychology world they call this enabling.

What you're saying is a bit like saying we shouldn't preach against murder because it would doubt the ability of the Lord to resurrect people.

"You shall not tempt the LORD your God."

Deuteronomy 6:16, Matthew 4:7, Luke 4:12

Eric

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