About This Blog

My Planet in Distress blog covers the confluence of environmental degradation, disaster, threats to human society, and the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.  In doing so, this blog uses my book, Planet in Distress: Environmental Degradation and the Great Controversy (released in late May, 2012) as a springboard.  My book draws a direct connection between the effect of sin on the physical world, the degradation of an array of natural systems that underpin life on this planet (oceanic, fresh water, food production, climate/atmospheric, etc.), and the fulfillment of prophecy, specifically Matthew 24:6-8.  My book also explores the degradation of three global systems created by man (oil, finance, world-wide complex society) and the myriad ways in which these man-made global systems interact with (and potentiate the decline of) natural global systems.  This blog will continue to explore and comment on these same topics.  My blog will have fuller meaning to those who have read my book and to those who have an appreciation for the underlying connections between topics.  However, I have tried to write posts that can be understood by everyone.

To view prophecy and last-day events from the perspective that the decline of the physical systems of the earth is rooted in sin (creation begins to die from the moment it is separated by sin from its creator) is a fairly new, fairly unusual, and very interesting approach.  May God bless you and increase your understanding as you read this blog and especially as you read His word.  You may want to start your reading with this blog post as it provides a fairly comprehensive overview.

So you don’t have to look it up, here is Matthew 24:6-8:  “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.  See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (NKJV)

Scott Christiansen