Yet there is a Global Summit, which culminated over the weekend in France, with nearly 200 countries agreeing to transform the world's dependability on fossil fuels within a decade. This global climate accord will determine how the nations will "share the burdens of reducing carbon pollution and helping vulnerable nations cope with the rising seas and extreme weather that comes with global warming." Uh, Huh.
So just what are the lofty goals of the UN-sponsored climates talks (more popularly known as COP21)? CNN describes what the French Foreign Minister called a "legally binding document" for the world's nations: "When adopted, the agreement would set an ambitious goal of halting average warming at no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial temperatures -- and of striving for a limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius if possible." The draft went to government ministers and delegates from 196 parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change voted to adopt the proposal.
To my largely uneducated eye, it looks as if political pressure was mounted for nations to sign the accord, thereby setting that 2 degrees Celsisus cap, and achieving the COP21 organizer's goal. According to the "experts", failure to set a cap would have resulted in superdroughts, deadlier heat waves, mass extinctions of plants and animals, megafloods and rising seas that could wipe some island countries off the map. (Doesn't this sound eerily like some of the Bowls of Wrath, found in Revelation 16?) And the only way to reach the goal, scientists say, is to eliminate fossil fuels.
So maybe I'm way off base here, but I'm beginning to see a convergence of End Times Biblical prophecies and the means for huge profits to be made from Climate Aid. But what would be the purpose of this theory? Could it be that because Satan knows Scripture, and he knows his time his short, that he is ready to take advantage of this deception because the Anti-Christ he is about to place in position will need acquisition of the wealth of the world to accomplish his work before Christ returns? Whew! I know that sounds absolutely crazy, and I'm not even sure that I can wrap my head around that hypothesis. But, what if....?
What if, all these climate conferences and "scientific" theories are just a ruse to enrich the Elite by giving credibility to all their sustainability, ecology, and conservation biology companies? What if, this is really a battle between the nation's superpowers over cheap energy (from fossil fuels), versus expensive, unreliable renewable energy, which is only viable with government subsidy? (Think China's industrialization plans in opposition to the U.S. agenda to move towards renewable energy, and ask yourself, who profits?)
So, you have the profit end of these accords, but what about the chaos that the end of fossil fuels would cause to the oil-rich Middle East, not to mention our own economy? After all, it doesn't take a genius to see that the oil industry in this country is what has kept Wall Street afloat over the last several years. How much would the move towards renewable energy add to our nearly $19 Trillion national debt? Remember, it is only viable with the help of government subsidies, and do you really think we, the American people, will not be burdened with that?
And where does that leave the future of our economy? We can't afford to abandon fossil fuels to engage in expensive transitions to "green energy". The economy, no matter what we are told, is not recovering sufficiently enough to sustain families, let alone a new and expensive industry. After all, there are many surveys and reports that tell us the middle class in America is disappearing, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain an acceptable standard of living. How long before Revelation 6:6 comes into play, and famine and inflation will take such a toll that a worker will earn only enough to feed himself with wheat, or to provide barley for a small family. He will have almost nothing left for clothing, shelter, and incidentals?
Again, I do not claim that I have a crystal ball, nor that my thoughts are any more than a half-baked theory. I ask in the title of this blog post if this Climate Accord is another aspect of the coming Global System talked about in the Bible. I honestly do not know. And believe me, I am not blind to the fact, that as stewards of God's earth, our greed and sin have contributed to its degradation. As Christians, we must face the facts that much of God's green earth has been transformed to urban areas that it would be difficult to reclaim. We must also admit that we have degraded the land by the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers; and hazardous chemicals and nuclear waste is destroying the land. We cannot deny that the expansion of civilization has added pollution to the planet's problems. In short, as caretakers of this earth, we were given responsibilities to care for and protect the earth -- not exploit it.
And if we are to be truly honest with ourselves, and put the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25 into effect, the planet has been given to us to hold in trust until its Creator, Jesus Christ, returns. Sadly, He will find it in much poorer shape than when He left it to us.
But I still contend that the actions of the world's leaders and Elite do not seem designed to benefit the planet; nor are their motives designed to please the planet's Creator. I am not convinced that what they tell us does not have a bigger agenda. And I am also not convinced that the Rulers and Principalities of the Dark Side are not behind moving this agenda forward.
As Christians, we understand that the heavens and the earth, as we know it, will eventually be destroyed to make way for the New Creation. But for now, it sure seems as if those who honor and glorify the original creation and Creator are at odds with those who wish to control the earth and its environment for their own selfish motives and gains. It remains to be seen if their program moves us further along the prophetic timeline.
2 Peter 3:10 "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed."