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Showing posts with label Global Warming. Show all posts

December 14, 2015

Climate Aid ... Are We Seeing The Rise of The Global System?

     Global warming is a topic that usually finds people falling on one side of the argument or the other.  Even if you aren't all that interested in it, that tells me that it is not a subject that you find particularly alarming, and therefore probably aren't buying into it.  Personally, I would probably be categorized as part of the "conspiracy" group that thinks much of the anxiety and warnings about it are manufactured, along with the strange developments such as chemtrails, extreme drought, and those freakish out-of-season snow storms.  Call me crazy!
     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."


October 13, 2015

What Is Bill Gates Up To Now?

     As if we didn't have enough to worry about concerning the younger generation, it looks as if a new form of propagandizing has captured the impressionable minds and hearts of our youth.  We're all aware of the issues surrounding Agenda 21 -- climate change, sustainable living, global equality, etc. -- and how through social media and the internet, our kids are being convinced that we, of the older generations, are just not keeping up with the times.  In other words, they are being subtly convinced that they know more than their parents, and that they are so much more enlightened and compassionate.  In fact, the world would be a better place if everyone just conformed to a one-world standard and got rid of any individual expression of liberty or self-determination.
     So, the latest cause to turn your kids and grandkids heads is an offshoot of the many Agenda 21 programs called Global Citizen Nights.  As reported by Dave Hodges, Bill and Melinda Gates have designed Global Citizen Nights to lure in children and young adults by having them engage in some kind of community service with regard to the globalist agenda (e.g. biking vs driving, water conservation, etc.). In exchange for their good deeds, the participating teens will earn points and then be able to exchange their “globalist points” for high valued items such as concert tickets. 
     The kids are told that “Bill Gates recognizes that individuals have diverse passions and offers the Global Citizen network as one where, ‘some people…will pick women’s reproductive rights, some will pick agriculture. And then there are NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in each of those areas that you can volunteer for, give money to, and feel connected.”  But here's the deal, this kind of disinformation makes kids think they are making a free-will choice to "help the planet", yet in reality, they are being conditioned to give personal servitude to causes managed and directed by the government.
     To see just how cunning and pervasive this propaganda is, kids are sent tweets, emails and Facebook messages encouraging them to get involved in these UN mandated programs. The targeted teens are given choices to be involved in such “worthy” endeavors as Sustainability, Food and Hunger, Water and Sanitation, Health (i.e. vaccines), Women and Girls (i.e. reproduction issues and negative population growth), Education (i.e. Common Core), and Ebola Action Center  (Hodges makes this sardonic point: And you thought we were done with Ebola).
     As an example of the emotional appeal for this initiative, just consider how the organization describes itself on its website:  "Global Citizen is a community of people like you. People who want to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest challenges—and use their power to get other people involved too.  We bring you stories and actions that make a difference ... That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will make life more sustainable for people and the planet.  Unlock your power. Join the movement!  Become a Global Citizen."  
     Then they follow up with a "I Am A Global Citizen" oath:  I believe that 1 billion people living in extreme poverty is unfair and unjust.  For the first time in history, we have the power to end this.  Everyone, everywhere should be able to survive and thrive, 
and I will play my part to make this happen.  
     But that's not all!  They offer a pledge of real power and impact:  In 2015 we stand at the turning point for the future of people and the planet.  World leaders are setting the global goals that will be the roadmap for how we’ll tackle poverty, inequality and climate change.  Standing together with partners from across the Action/2015 coalition, we can make sure these are good goals, and that our leaders follow through on their promises.  More than a million global citizens have already unlocked their power. Will you join us?

      Can you see how this might galvanize our naive, idealistic youth into thinking they are making a difference in the world, while building a coalition of youth who are indoctrinated into the New World Order's political strategy?  In his article, Hodges likens them to the Nazi's Hitler Youth organization.  He may be closer to the truth, than not.
     But let's be honest, here.  What kid isn't going to fall for earning points and free concert tickets, while believing that they are contributing to a higher cause?  And these concerts, by the way, feature such globalist advocates as BeyoncĂ©, Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Salma Hayek; with videotaped appearances by Bono of U2, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, Bill and Melinda Gates (of course); along with dignitaries and heads of state from around the world .... attendees are fully immersed in the globalist rhetoric and garbage.  I have to give it to them; it's a clever and intoxicating way to hook the kids.
     But here's perhaps the biggest (and scariest) tactic of all.  They preach to the kids that they should not be a generation of bystanders; the message is to take action.  And one of the central themes of the Global Citizen Nights is the deliberate denigration of national sovereignty (e.g. “sovereignty is so 20th century").  As an offshoot of Agenda 21, Global Citizen Nights combines nicely with a UN program called the Global Biodiversity Assessment (GBA) of the State of the Earth.  This 1140-page document armed UN leaders with "the ecological basis and moral authority" they needed to validate their global management system.  The crux of their assessment was that too many nations and societies "denied sacred attributes to nature" -- that's code language for blaming Judeo-Christian religious traditions for usurping the worship of nature and Mother Earth.  In other words, we Christians are to blame for the sorry state of the world because our faith does not include worshiping "sacred and venerated Nature.”
     You probably have not heard about Global Citizen Nights or the Global Citizen Festivals.  Why would you?  It is not aimed at you.  It is specifically directed towards changing the mindset and hearts of our youth away from individualized thinking and the sovereignty of our nation, while denigrating Christianity as a false religion that is harmful to the planet.  Sounds crazy and illogical, doesn't it?  But their strategy is working, and now they are building an army of youth that believe every word of it.  Please engage with your children and grandchildren.  Make sure they know God's Truth and the importance of our American values.  They are being urged to take deliberate action --- but make sure they are not impassioned lemmings, rushing headlong to their own destruction.

Mark 8:36    "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?"

May 1, 2015

Unholy Alliance?

     Have you asked yourself why the Pope is so eager to combine his considerable influence with the United Nation's efforts to sell the concept of climate change to the world?  Does it make you a little nervous to hear that the Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon, spoke at the Vatican Climate Conference? (Sorry, but those words just don't go together.)  When asked about those in the Catholic community who have reservations about the Pope's position on climate change, Ban replied, "I don’t think faith leaders should be scientists.  I’m not a scientist. What I want is their moral authority. Business leaders and all civil society are on board [with the mission to combat climate change]. Now we want faith leaders. Then we can make it happen."  My first thought is, Make what happen?
     First of all, what is Pope Francis's position on climate change?  From what I can glean from other sources, he has preached about the need to protect the earth and all of creation as part of a broad message on the environment.  He has also made statements on environmental degradation and the effects of human-caused climate change on the poor.  And let's face it, it's pretty smart of the UN to use the authority of the Pope to convince the 1,200,000,000 (that's 1.2 billion) Catholics in the world that their fears about global warming coincide with Church doctrine to help the poor, be good stewards of the earth, etc.  See how easily the climate change doctrine could become an actual article of the Catholic faith?
     Now, I must admit that my views on climate change are rather simplistic ... there is most likely a greenhouse effect on the earth that carbon dioxide contributes to, and results in a measure of warming.  But I also submit to the idea that perhaps this is how God designed this planet; He is Sovereign and All-Knowing and I have a pretty good idea the ups and downs of climate change through the centuries are no surprise to Him.  Furthermore, I believe that the NWO Elites saw a "cause" in which they could appeal to the fears and altruistic tendencies of the common man in return for great political and economic gain.  They took an idea with a grain of truth to it and expanded it into a billion dollar enterprise that affords them a great opportunity to control the masses.
     But here is the deal ... Is it really the business of the Pope to stray from the field of faith and morals and wander into the playground that is science; especially when so many of the theories and "scientific data" have been refuted?
     Now consider the words of Connie Hedegaard, Europe's Climate Commissioner:  "Regardless of whether or not scientists are wrong on global warming, the European Union is pursuing the correct energy policies even if they lead to higher prices.  Let’s say that science, some decades from now, said ‘we were wrong, it was not about climate’, would it not in any case have been good to do many of the things you have to do in order to combat climate change?"  So, do you see that it is really all about energy policies?  See if you can follow the crumbs ....
     The Pope declares that climate change affects the poverty-stricken of the world, right?  But one of the greatest friends of poor people around the world – an estimated 1.3 billion people who lack running water and electricity — is carbon based fuels.  The Vatican and the Pope should be arguing that fossil fuels are the ‘moral choice’ for the developing world for people who don’t have these amenities.  Instead, he is aligning himself with the NWO and Environmentalists to promote energy policies that aren't really in the best interest of the poor.
     I also find it interesting that this Pope is much different than his predecessor.  Pope Benedict suggested that fears over man-made emissions melting the ice caps and causing a wave of unprecedented disasters were nothing more than scare-mongering.  He said that while some concerns may be valid it was vital that the international community based its policies on science rather than the dogma of the environmentalist movement.  Could that be why we saw his abrupt and somewhat surprising resignation?
     I'm sorry, but I can't help but feel that Pope Francis is entering an unholy alliance.  Climate change policies will not help the poor of the world, or developing nations.  There is a hidden agenda and I can't quite see what the final outcome will be.  Is the Pope being used?  Or is he a willing accomplice?  Whichever it is, I am uneasy about a highly influential religious leader combining forces with the UN, which represents "a system" whose soul purpose seems to be to control the lives of all mankind.  Wait a minute ... haven't I heard that somewhere else?

Daniel 4:30   "And the king answered and said, “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?"

April 24, 2015

The Sustainability Movement: Coming To A Campus Near You!

     A good friend of mine forwarded this report to me, and I found it worthy of passing on to you.  To be honest, I was surprised to find the extent to which this topic has been promoted in our centers of higher education.  But I was equally surprised, and interested, to find that the report was written by The National Association of Scholars.  Their mission statement reads:  "The National Association of Scholars is an independent membership association of academics and others working to sustain the tradition of reasoned scholarship and civil debate in America’s colleges and universities. We uphold the standards of a liberal arts education that fosters intellectual freedom, searches for the truth, and promotes virtuous citizenship."  That's refreshing, isn't it?  
     They publish studies of current higher education policy and practice with the aim of drawing attention to weaknesses and stimulating improvements, as well as engage in public advocacy to pass legislation to advance the cause of higher education reform.  
     The NAS has taken the whole "climate change" and "sustainability" movements to task, and examined how our systems of higher education have co-opted them.  The following are excerpts from this important document, titled Sustainability: Higher Education's New Fundamentalism.

     The Executive Summary of the report states that “Sustainability” is a key idea on college campuses in the United States and the rest of the Western world. To the unsuspecting, sustainability is just a new name for environmentalism. But the word really marks out a new and larger ideological territory in which curtailing economic, political, and intellectual liberty is the price that must be paid now to ensure the welfare of future generations.  It further states that the sustainability movement has distorted higher education.
     While remaining neutral on the "global warming" debate, NAS nevertheless stands by the principle that all important ideas ought to be open to reasoned debate and careful examination of the evidence. But there are those in the sustainability movement whose declared position is that the time for debate is over and that those who persist in raising basic questions are “climate deniers.” The NAS report contends that the “debate-is-over” position is itself at odds with intellectual freedom and is why the campus sustainability movement should be examined skeptically.
     Sustainability is fast becoming the dominant ideology at colleges and universities in the United States, Britain, and many other parts of the Western world, and is often confused with the term environmentalism.   But the goals of the sustainability movement are different. They go far beyond ensuring clean air and water and protecting vulnerable plants and animals.
     As an ideology, sustainability takes aim at economic and political liberty. Sustainability pictures economic liberty as a combination of strip mining, industrial waste, and rampant pollution. It pictures political liberty as people voting to enjoy the present, heedless of what it will cost future generations. Sustainability’s alternative to economic liberty is a regime of far-reaching regulation that controls virtually every aspect of energy, industry, personal consumption, waste, food, and transportation. Sustainability’s alternative to political liberty is control vested in agencies and panels run by experts insulated from elections or other expressions of popular will.  (Can you see why this is a dangerous movement on college campuses?)
     In less than a decade, the campus sustainability movement has gone from a minor thread of campus activism to becoming the master narrrative of what “liberal education” should seek to accomplish for students and for society as a whole.
     Here's how it could affect us:  The movement is much more than a call for environmental responsibility. It is a summons for fundamental changes in human life—changes that include the imposition of vast new social, political, and economic controls. Sustainability advocates vary among themselves in how far they think these fundamental changes need to go, but a great many of them view “capitalism” as the primary enemy. They see as the root problem the economic and social system that brought modern industrial technology into the world and freed much of humanity from the drudgery of subsistence labor.
     Some of the most ardent advocates of the Sustainability Movement declare that the environmental crises of today call for no less than the abolition of capitalism!   And here's the real danger:  The sustainability movement presents itself as benign concern for the natural environment, but its deeper aim is radical economic transformation.  (Do you think the average college student could be swayed by this narrative?)
     But the roots of the Sustainability movement go even deeper.  Sustainability combines an environmental theme with an economic call to arms and a recipe for harsh and often non-democratic forms of political control. To understand the sustainability movement correctly, however, we need to add one more ingredient: its embrace of identity politics under the rubric of “social sustainability.” The basic idea is that a sustainable society must not only rid itself of the penchant for exploiting nature but also of exploitation of oppressed groups of people.  (See how it works?)
     We need to be aware that Sustainability reaches into cultural and social institutions, and it demands strict regulation to keep everything in line. Sustainability thus calls for the overthrow of patriarchal systems, misogynist bias, racist prejudice, and traditional marriage norms. It ties social and economic grievances to environmental degradation: women are disproportionately harmed by wars over resource shortages; minorities are more likely to live near landfills and polluting factories; previously colonized and oppressed nations are more likely to be flooded and scorched by global warming; the poor are least responsible for causing climate change but also least able to protect themselves from its effects; traditional marriage (without abortion and strict birth control) overpopulates the globe and mires communities in poverty. Rising global warming and the threat of runaway consumption augment these dangers.

     I think you are beginning to get the picture, right?  Sustainability is an ideology that attempts to unite environmental activism, anti-capitalism, and a progressive vision of social justice ... and it does it all with a utopian/totalitarian intent.   If left unchecked, it will exact enormous costs by diverting resources from better ends, co-opting higher education, and instilling in students a profound distaste for political and economic freedom.
     Can we afford to turn a blind eye to this phenomenon?  Are we looking at a new policy shift in government, away from capitalism and towards strict regulations?  What we need to realize is that  the college campus has become the center of this sustainability authoritarianism.  If we don't examine it carefully, it could very well take over our college campuses and convince the next generation of American decision-makers that freedom -- whether economic, political, social, or otherwise -- is unnecessary in a tightly regulated and totalitarian state.  It's time we educated ourselves on this popular movement.

For a thorough reading of the entire National Association of Scholars report on Sustainability, please click here.

Isaiah 40:8    "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever."