Anyway, we spend a lot of time talking about how to do this and that of the Christian faith, but we don't spend a lot of time talking about what to *not* do. I want to tell you 5 things that I think that will wreck the world as we know it if we do them. Some will be pretty wildly accepted across the board - others I am sure will raise some Cain.
Ready for the apocalypse?
Live your life for yourself.
If you want to see the world you know and love crumble around your ears, shut out everything you know you should, push them far back into the recesses of your blackened mind, and do as you please - no rules, you call the shots. Whether it be the secular drink, party, and rock'n roll, or the more saintly version of do your own existential godless do-gooder exercises - Living for yourself will destroy the world. First off you are not obeying God, and He certainly will not bless you for that, second of all, human nature is wired to think only of himself, and will do anything he wants to get it. Living for your own pleasure will lead you to some of the most horrendous roads imaginable - you will simply not believe all the horrendous things that have been done through the world in the name of 'pleasure'. I know at the moment it seems so simple - so easy - what could possibly be wrong with it?
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24
But every great camel that ever careened through a tent started by merely sticking his nose in.
That wasn't to controversial right?
Ignore what God is calling you to do
You know that one thing - that one thing that bugs you really bad in the world or society, or that one thing or topic that gets you so enthusiastic, so driven to go out and accomplish, save the world, or merely fix a small situation. You know what it is for you - it may be music, it may be art, it may be abortion, but whatever it is, whenever it gets brought up, somebody dropped a match on a gas-can under your seat and you go up in flames for your cause.
God gives you those passions - for that's what they are - for a reason. That's his way of telling you what His goal in life for you is, and what he wants you to do.
If you want to see the world crumble, sit back and let the important piece you are in the puzzle sit on the sidelines and let the world do its thing - surely it won't miss you as it slowly dies and rots away from lack of people not doing anything for God and his Kingdom.
A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: Deuteronomy 11:27
Don't have lots of kids.
Big no-no for any die-hard earth-wrecker. Any serious economics chap - like the Muslims - will tell you that if you want to take over, maybe not quickly, but definitely, you have loads of kids. Oodles of them as a matter of fact. America right now is at a staggeringly low birthrate of 1.8, if I believe, but due to illegal immigration, I believe it pops us just over the necessary 2.2 per couple. Muslims are somewhere around the 5-7 per couple I believe. They are right now taking over Europe by mere birthrate - they haven't gone in with nukes and rpg's - yet, but are slowly replacing the ever-dying European population who refuses to have children themselves. So if you want your family, your religion, and your way of life, to slowly die off and watch a foreign religion and foreign culture take over bit by bit, then kids are a complete no-no. Not an option.
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. Psalms 127:3-5
Don't eat healthy
Starting to get a little figity? I said there would be some things you might not agree with, but really, this one really can destroy this planet, and wreck the lives of all our descendants for years to come, and unless they themselves change and eat healthy, they will wreck their own progeny.
The effect of modern processed food on our bodies is staggering. From GMO corn, to MSG in basically everything, to round-up ready crops, to genetically modified food, to 'sugar' on food labels that is really GMO sugar beets instead of cane sugar, to the constant supply of sugar in everything under the sun, unless you research it, you will simply not believe how the modern american diet that more than likely you are eating, is destroying your body in more ways than you can ever know.
So if you really don't care about the future generations coming down the pipe - go ahead - crack open another coke, and here, have some more chips and cookies. I think your grand-kids just winced.
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19
Get involved in politics
Yup, I know, you think I really stepped in it on this one, but let me explain.
Politics nowadays is two things - electing new leaders, law makers, law deciders and the such, and passing new laws to make people do things. I know, a brutally simplified version of politics, but I think about anything that goes on in politics can be narrowed down into one of those two categories. And even then, most of the first category can be narrowed down to those who enforce laws.
So what's wrong with that?
Getting involved in politics has a couple of main problems - one, is that by trying to put more and more laws, and enforce more and more laws on the people, you are telling all those unsaved people out there exactly what you believe - that more laws, and more mere obedience to law, will save the world. We are supposed to be telling that Christ and his grace will save the world, and what do we do? Vote to make a law to keep the liberals off our backs - we vote to have less taxes - we vote, we vote, we vote, we make more and more laws to try to get the world to where it should be be forcing everyone to obey what we think should happen, and institute punishments if they don't.
Take just a second and look at almost any average law out there - it is some form of making somebody do something, to try to reach a desired goal.
Peace, and a Godly society.
Folks, we will never ever make a Godly society by making everybody obey Godly laws - we will only have a Godly society if the hearts of men repent and turn to God, and then only.
Still don't believe me?
Let's see if I can prove it.
What do we (Christians, not the world) do when we want abortion to go away?
We try to outlaw it.
What do we do when stupid kids drive dangerously?
We make a law on how old they have to be when they drive.
What do we do when Liberals come for our Guns?
We try to make a law that says they can't.
What happens when the government comes from our kids?
We try to make a law that says they can't.
What happens when the government tries to hush up Christianity?
We try to find some law that says they can't.
What happens when evil kids shoot up a school full of kids?
We yammer for a law to make guns harder to get to.
What happens when the government tries to set itself up as law?
We try to find a law that says they can't.
Do you see what's happening? We are trying to change the culture by forcing them to do what we think they should, when the only way, ever, ever, ever, ever - let me say that again - to EVER. EVER. EVER. change a society, is to change their hearts - not their actions.
Politics will destroy the world, because it is trying to make the world change its actions, and no amount politics and laws can ever change someones heart.
The other reason why all of these other laws and presidents and congressmen and such will destroy the world is because that is not how God set up the government.
The government is set up to bring God's justice to his people (Romans 13) and THAT'S IT. God has said his law is sufficient, and we are not to add and take away from it.
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 4:2
God has just said his law is sufficient - period. If you wake to make more laws you have to make the claim that the laws God set out are not sufficient.
And before it even gets brought up, I am not talking about ceremonial laws - those were done away with Christ and the new covenant. I am talking about the ten commandments, and the case law implications spelled out afterwards. Granted, it is not perfectly clear in all areas exactly how to call situations, but if we don't stop at what God has said is law, then there is no limit as to where to stop making laws. God's word is enough.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16
So yes, if you want to destroy the world, get into politics and try to save the world from the outside in - right now the rest of the world is doing a smashing job of that, and I am sure they would love your help.
So there they are - five surefire ways to destroy the planet. Anybody out there who is up for the daunting task of laying low our Lord's creation, behold - thy Manual.
Only by following God and his word in our hearts, can we, or anybody ever at any time in History, ever save the planet.