Bryan Fischer
Environmental insanity: Bears attacking folks in their own homes
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By Bryan Fischer
September 12, 2009

The Bible is quite direct on the subject: if a nation lives in obedience to God, it will have little or nothing to fear from wild beasts. "If you walk in my statutes, and observe my commandments," God says "I will remove harmful beasts from the land." (Lev. 26:3,6)

But if, on the other hand, if a nation "will not listen to me," and "abhors my rules," God says, "I will let loose the wild beasts against you." (Lev. 26:14,15,22)

I give you the lead paragraph in a Fox News story from Saturday, headlined, "Bear Attacks Colorado Man Inside His Own Home:" "A man was attacked by a large black bear in his Aspen home, in the latest in a string of violent encounters with the animals this summer in the mountain community." (Emphasis added)

Living without fear of savage beasts is one sign, says the Scripture, that a nation is living under God's blessing. On the contrary, fearing savage beasts in your own house is a sign of the reverse.

What makes things worse is that we are bringing this curse upon ourselves by rejecting a biblical worldview of man's relationship with nature. In a Judeo-Christian worldview, man is given authority over all created beings, and is certainly free to use that authority to eliminate the threat untamed animals pose to his family, his pets and his livestock.

Environmentalists, however, explicitly reject such a view as "specieism," and contend that we must all learn to get along. Well, somebody forgot to tell the bears, and since they don't read the Scriptures or listen to environmentalists, they feel perfectly free to attack folks in the sanctuary of their own homes.

And of course, rather than blaming themselves for their own lunacy, or blaming the bears for, well, behaving like bears, enviros blame the people who get attacked for "not ... storing food properly."

The only solution is a return to a biblical view of man and the environment, and it cannot happen soon enough for the residents of Aspen.

Bear Attacks Colorado Man Inside His Home Fox News

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