US Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) isn’t worried about climate change, manmade or otherwise. Because in the Bible, God promised that after the great flood that saw Noah and his family as one of the few human survivors, God promised that He wouldn’t do that again. His days of destroying humanity were done. So that’s that, then.
Shimkus, an evangelical Christian and a Republican member of the House from Illinois, on Tuesday signalled his desire to become chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The Energy and Commerce committee is among the most powerful in the U.S. Congress, with a wide-ranging purview over legislation touching on energy policy, environmental initiatives and public health.
Shimkus already serves on the committee. During a hearing in 2009, he dismissed the dangers of climate change and the warnings of the scientific community by quoting the Bible.
First, he noted God’s post-Flood promise to Noah in Genesis 8:21-22.
“Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though all inclinations of his heart are evil from childhood and never again will I destroy all living creatures as I have done. “As long as the earth endures, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, will never cease.” “I believe that’s the infallible word of God, and that’s the way it’s going to be for his creation,” Shimkus said.
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