Prior to the 1970’s, rivers and streams in the United States were treated like garbage disposals, passing on your trash to someone else down stream. After the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio caught on fire for the 5th time, the modern environmental movement was born. These pioneers inspired the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
From a societal point of view, individuals have been crashing and burning for centuries. As a result, daily doses of anger, frustration and lashing out have gone airborne, leading to a different type of pollution. Commencing with curiosity and temptation in the Garden of Eden, sin has entered this world. Signs of this toxic behavior have corrupted children, scarred adults and wounded innocent bystanders.
If a government can establishment an agency to nurture God’s creation, why can’t the church develop a solution to cure polluted souls? At this moment in time, planet earth is in dire need of ambassadors, representing Christ in a dark and desolate culture. One of the first steps is to recognize the source of soul pollution, Romans 3:23. The next logical process requires a check up visit to see the Doctor of Life, receiving the antidote for this disease, John 3:16-17. Finally, the best solution for eliminating soul pollution is to embrace our own weaknesses, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, trusting that Christ will incinerate our lusts, inappropriate passions and self-seeking desires. Join me in this battle of flesh and blood, Ephesians 6:10-12.
by Jay Mankus