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The Debris Fields of Life  - Newsletter #25

"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.”
(2 Corinthians 2:14-17)

The Debris Fields of Life

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The Debris Fields of Life by Lambert Dolphin
Just a couple of miles from my home in Silicon Valley, California I  recently passed a large vacant lot where condos built just a few years ago once stood. The demolition debris had mostly been carted away but bulldozers were at work leveling the lot before excavators could dig. Billboards announced the architect’s bigger and better coming new condos. I asked my friend how much  all this was costing. Many millions for sure, but who cares. High wages and soaring costs of living drive all this nonsense. The condos will easily rent for at least $5000 a month.
Who cares? Conservationists care, and Jesus cares infinitely more. (Jesus owns the whole universe by the way and He will soon be back with a vengeance as the absent Investor, Landlord, and Property Owner.)
After WW II and again after Korea and Vietnam, our military dumped helicopters, planes, and gear into the ocean, resulting in enormous long-term contaminated sea water. The cost of goods and raw material was billions of dollars of course. Dumping was cheaper than shipping the gear home. War Surplus stores could only handle so many uniforms. C-Rations, tarps, tents, uniforms. 
It was, and is, too costly to recycle houses, cars, furniture, apparel and slightly used electronics equipment scrapped here in SV. Huge land fills with grass on top do generate useful methane. So what, it’s but a drop in the bucket. Americans throw away into the dumpster of life 40 million unwanted babies and tons of debris, per year, with no regard to the seriousness of such horrendous waste (and the huge offense this is to God. He owns the place, we don’t.)
The rise, downhill course, and approaching doom of Silicon Valley is a story yet to be told. The gleaming towers and mirrored walls don’t come cheap. But today’s major corporate headquarters will be tomorrow’s debris fields. For many living here it’s unthinkable to even bring this to mind. Yesterday’s startups are but forgotten tales for our Millennials. All since WW II. 
One landfill “hill” near here was economically mined for gold computer chips and cables, and on and on...
Sewage treatment plants are now enormously expensive. Flushing, washing, rinsing and showering quickly use up the available water supplies. The water table keeps dropping and the once bountiful fields and orchards here are long gone! War consumption now higher than ever. 
What about garbage and trash disposal and recycling? I hear Americans waste about half of our available food. Our cemeteries are full, and the land they occupy is very valuable. Grave sites are sometimes reused. Cremation is very common these days whereas it was once considered sacrilegious and pagan. In big cities like London. Paris or Roman great galaxies of millions of stacked bones may be found in miles of tunnels. 
Some water wells are now badly polluted because of huge unseen plumes of poisoned ground, requiring expensive remediation. Many other wells are dry or have reached the salt water table. Aqueducts such as our Hetch Hetchy (c1923) push fresh melted snow from our magnificent Sierra Nevadas to quench the thirsty hordes in San Francisco and on the equally Pagan Peninsula.

Few realize that California’s climate is “Mediterranean Dry” —much like Israel’s. Winter and Spring rains, with hot summers. Not many wells or springs. Rainfall amounts decrease from Eureka in the North to San Diego in the South. We have floods in wet years, drought in dry years. A huge study in “Cadillac Desert” by Marc Reisner in 1986 shook me to the core, though I did nothing about his warnings. The book is about the theft of Northern California water (in the 1920s) now carried by great aqueducts to Los Angeles.

Read up   A friend of mine, Dave Bang, grows and hybridizes gorgeous roses. He recently removed his dormant bushes from home to a site in our hills where a perennial spring still flows. Water rates in our Cities here are sky high. Lawns and home gardens are too extensive for the “Middle Class.” Even indoor plants ain’t cheep no‘mo.

My mentor Ray Stedman commented on the dire warnings of Stanford’s Paul Ehrlich’s book on our out of control population growth back in 1968. Ray’s take on the end of our present age is archived on my website. “The Fate of the Earth”
I did look at population growth and it still is out of control, ( About 150,000 people die every day and only a few of these apparently had a personal relationship with Jesus when they checked out. 
Who is running the show? Who created everything, including us? To whom are we accountable, personally and collectively? 
One of the great teachings of Jesus struck me recently as especially ominous.
“Hear another parable: There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country. Now when vintage-time drew near, he sent his servants to the vinedressers, that they might receive its fruit. And the vinedressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them. Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.
“Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?”
They said to Him, “He will destroy those wicked men miserably, and lease his vineyard to other vinedressers who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.”
Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
This was the Lord’s doing,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?
“Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”
Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking of them. But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.
And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.” ’ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.
“But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
“For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 21:33 - 22:14)
We are very near the times predicted in the Bible during which Jesus will drastically intervene and set things straight, in more ways than one. A big “joint in time” is about to happen. It will be apocalyptic. We desperately need God’s help. (He ain’t dead as was suggested in 1960). God cares, and He is more than available to anyone. He is also quite angry with our misbehavior in fact. He owns the entire cosmos; we are only temporary house guests. 
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” (2 Peter 3:8-13)
Stay tuned or better still, dig out your Bible and wise up to reality. Jesus will enlighten you if you are willing.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
Bryce Self (onesimus@ix.netcom.comcomments:
God cares far more about the spoilage of the Earth than we do or can. That was one reason for the great Deluge in Noah’s day — the earth itself (environment/ecosystem) had been disrupted through mankind’s corruption. Even the most ardent of tree-hugging green conservationists, or rabidly passionate PETA advocate cannot match the fury with which Jesus Christ will punish “those that destroy the earth” at the the time He sets up His Kingdom.


At Right: Corregidor Island, Philippines 1995, with Steve Connelly. Howitzer for sale. 

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