"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him," 2Cor. 5:21.
We heard much in the media about earth day Friday yet we know the real importance of this day is that it is the day we remember how Christ was crucified for no good reason. Lets compare the main protagonist of that first Good Friday, Jesus Christ, with the main protagonist of the first earth day, Ira Einhorn.
1. Jesus Christ- "He opened not His mouth," Is. 53:7- Ira Einhorn- Was the master of ceremonies.
2. Jesus - "But He was wounded for our transgressions," Is. 53:4, -Ira-Murdered his girlfriend for her "sin".
3. Jesus- "And by His stripes we are healed," Is. 53:5- Ira-He ran into exile, multiplying the pain of his murder.
4. Jesus-"And he laid Him in a tomb," Mk. 15:46-Ira-stuck his girlfriends corpse in a closet for over a year.
5. Jesus-"He is risen," Mk. 16:6-Ira-he is finally in prison for the murder of his girlfriend and hopefully, she will be resurrected.
Today provides a perfect illustration of God's plans and mans folly. Jesus gave himself over to the brutal Romans and the conniving Sanhedrin willingly. He faced His destiny and we know from Hebrews 12:2, that this reality even brought Him joy! Meanwhile, Ira Einhorn would not even face a jury of his peers and ran to Europe for over twenty years. The great evil done to Jesus, the most heinous evil ever committed, was done so that "we might become the righteousness of God in Him." It was done to buy our redemption and satisfy God's righteous wrath against sin and evil, once and for all. Then if we believe and trust in Christ's sacrifice for our sin we are adopted into the family of God, reconciled to Him and "we become the righteousness of God in Him." How utterly stunning and amazing this is!Wow, Wow, Wow! Hallelujah! Then we are to spread this incredible message of God's grace and salvation throughout the whole world! What a privilege! How exalted, momentous and unbelievable this is. Now, contrast this with Paul Ehrlich, one of earth day's founders. He taught that man was "a cancer" that needed to be removed from the earth. He taught that man's sin was not against God's law but against nature. Earth day, make no bones about it, is rank paganism and seeks to exalt the created/creature over the Creator. Our sin against nature demands our damnation and extermination. Ehrlich and the progenitors of earth day seek our destruction and plan our demise. Ehrlich believes that drastic measures need to be taken to defuse our "population bomb". Once again, balance this enviroapocylism with the truth of the Gospel. "For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son so that whosoever believes(trusts) in Him, shall never perish but have everlasting life," John 3:16.
God Bless you and learn, love and live the glorious Gospel of Christ!