Friday, September 2, 2011

Drill, Baby, Drill

I have no argument with green technology; we are called by God to be good stewards of the earth that he has entrusted to us. However, God clearly gave us raw materials for our consumption and enjoyment:

"Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place for gold that they refine. Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted from the ore. Man puts an end to darkness and searches out to the farthest limit the ore in gloom and deep darkness. He opens shafts in a valley away from where anyone lives; they are forgotten by travelers; they hang in the air, far away from mankind; they swing to and fro. As for the earth, out of it comes bread, but underneath it is turned up as by fire. Its stones are the place of sapphires, and it has dust of gold. "Man puts his hand to the flinty rock and overturns mountains by the roots. He cuts out channels in the rocks, and his eye sees every precious thing. (Job 28:1-6,9-10 ESV)
Do it responsibly...but do it.