Take out the papers and the trash

The other day, whilst walking through what is unquestionably a breathtakingly beautiful part of this world, it came to mind how blessed we all are to have been given the opportunities we've been given.

There was a slight, misting rain falling, gently watering the lush green landscape and surrounding forest. The air was fresh, the birds were singing and the views through the trees were nothing short of spectacular. It was easy, for a moment, to forget about all of the evil we are awash in on a daily basis, and simply focus on the natural beauty. What an amazing gift to be currently deployed to such a magnificent place!

It was then that Father directed my focus downward, to see the garbage that thoughtless, selfish humans decided to pitch out of their cars alongside the road. Bags, candy wrappers, plastic bottles, soda cans, masks, etc. thrown out as if this otherwise beautiful area was somehow meant to be their personal garbage can.

What in the hell we call Earth is wrong with people?

Is it really too much trouble to find a garbage can/bin and put the garbage/rubbish there? Can people really not be troubled to keep a bag in their car to store garbage/rubbish until they can find a place to properly dispose of it?

Having only one garbage bag handy, it was gladly filled to overflowing with these evil people's trash for the next part of the walk. But why is any of that even necessary? And how long will it be before what was picked up is replaced with even more litter?

This is happening all over the world. Having traveled to some of the poorer parts of northern Mexico many years ago, it was possible to witness firsthand what happens in areas where central trash collection isn't available. Barb-wire fences become plastic barriers, with plastic milk jugs, plastic bread bags and plastic wrappers everywhere. The people literally wade through plastic trash to get from point A to point B, and have grown accustomed to doing so. Children play in it. Discarded automobile tires are used as a form of erosion control to protect make-shift housing made out of plywood road-signs, cinder-blocks and bed-sheets from washing down the hillside during the next rain.

Much of this plastic trash is created with the specific intention of it being immediately thrown away. Think of all of the NEEDLESS plastic packaging we have accepted as commonplace, because we're too lazy or unwilling to bring our own glass bottles or sacks to be refilled with fresh supplies. It's sickening. It's as if we won't be satisfied until we've turned the entire world into one giant mound of slop. Planet pigsty.

Father has specifically and graciously warned us all that He WILL destroy them which destroy the Earth (Rev. 11:18). Why don't people believe Him? Or do they simply not care?

The next time you go to the store, think about bringing your own bags before you go. Do whatever you can to reduce the amount of garbage you actually make. Recycle everything you can if you have the facilities to do so. If you see someone else pitch something on the ground, tell them to pick it up. It says in Scripture that people really should have their hand cut-off for doing such a thing (Matt. 5:30).

Please THINK about what you're doing. And please encourage others to do the same. This is a beautiful world, which we were given temporary stewardship over as a test. How do you think we are doing?


Fly tipping is a huge problem in the UK. It drives me crackers seeing someone’s fridge or mattress, discarded in a lovely piece of countryside.


It is this modern-day, insanely insatiable, consumerism (of the spice Melange) that is poisoning and thereby bringing sickness and death to the Earth; its environment and YOU all.

11:18 And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and the Time of the "Dead", that they should be Judged, and that Thou shouldest give reward unto Thy Servants the Prophets, and to the holy people, and them that fear Thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. Dune - Gibraltar, The Fremen and The Way


@A_Freeman ,
Thank-you for this lovely writing and the good Scriptures.

We too struggle with how man is being allowed to arrogantly trashing up what Beatty God has given, the living Earth.

Sura 6:6. See they not how many of those before them We did destroy?- Generations We had established on the Earth, in strength such as We have not given to you - for whom We poured out rain from the skies in abundance, and gave (fertile) streams flowing beneath their (feet): yet for their sins We destroyed them, and raised in their wake fresh generations (to succeed them).

Zephaniah 1:17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the "I AM": and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the "I AM"'s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of His jealousy: for He shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
2:1 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;
2:2 Before the decree bring forth, [before] the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the "I AM" come upon you, before the day of the "I AM"'s anger come upon you.
2:3 Seek ye the "I AM", all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought His Judgment; seek Righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the "I AM"'s anger.

Psalm 145:20 The "I AM" preserveth all them that love Him: but all the wicked will He destroy.


Ware will man go when the rivers are dry, the forests gone, the animals cleared and the air depleated?



@DylanHall ,

Exactly. Sura 2:205. When he turns his back, his aim everywhere is to spread mischief through the Earth and destroy crops and cattle. But God loveth not mischief.
2:206. When it is said to him, "Fear God," he is led by arrogance to (more) crime. Enough for him is Hell:- an evil bed indeed (to lie on)!

Sura 25:36. And We command: "Go ye both, to the people who have rejected Our Signs:" and those (people) We destroyed with utter destruction.
25:37. And the People of Noah,- when they rejected the Apostles, We drowned them, and We made them as a Sign for mankind; and We have prepared for (all) wrong-doers a Grievous Penalty-;