The pope has stepped into the push for global sustainability —the world-wide effort to "save the planet" from the destructive efforts of its human inhabitants. Blaming wasteful consumerism and selfish profiteering, he declares that the world is in a mess and he knows how to fix it.
His recent 44,000-word encyclical on the environment pushes the plan for a happy world where everyone loves everyone and mother earth. No one is allowed to have too much so that everyone can have enough. His underlying assumption is that there will be some kind of global authority with the power to enforce harmony and peace, and see that all injustice and intolerance is eliminated.
The pope has chosen the issue of global warming as the supreme danger to mother earth. Ignoring the ongoing debate about the cause, he declares it to be settled science that man's industrial and technological progress is primarily to blame.
So how does this play out in our neighborhood? California's Jesuit-trained governor, Jerry Brown, recently attended a Vatican conference of mayors hosted by the pope. While there he was welcomed also by the black pope, Jesuit General Adolfo Nicolás, and afterward spoke to the conference. The topic of discussion centered around Pope Francis's campaign to stop global warming.
Francis told the mayors that the United Nations needed to speed up its efforts against climate change and expressed hope that an upcoming world summit on the subject in Paris in December would produce an agreement on this. “The U.N. needs to take a strong position on this,” he added.
Several other speakers at the conference included Brown and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio. Brown touted California's efforts in reducing greenhouse gases as an example for other cities and states to follow. Pointing to his state's current record of 25% renewable energy and 40 percent of the nation's electric cars, he pledged to be at the front of the campaign for “sustainability.”
Brown had harsh words for climate change skeptics: “We have very powerful opposition that, in at least my country, spends billions on trying to keep from office people such as yourselves and elect troglodytes and other deniers of the obvious science,” Brown said.
In the process, Brown and other attendees signed a declaration stating that, “human induced climate change is a scientific reality, and its effective control is a moral imperative for humanity."
A significant dissenting voice is Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott who has consistently resisted getting involved in “global climate change politics.” Abbott's economic advisor, Maurice Newman, states flatly that the UN was using false models showing sustained temperature increases to end democracy and impose authoritarian rule.
“The real agenda is concentrated political authority,” Newman wrote. “Global warming is the hook…. It's about a new world order under the control of the UN,” he added. “It is opposed to capitalism and freedom and has made environmental catastrophism a household topic to achieve its objective.”
Besides UN control of the economy, the pope's “Christian” solution in his encyclical is for everyone to worship Rome's wafer god and Virgin Mary goddess. This further proves that the pope is not Christian, but, since idol worship and goddesses are common in all major religions, they will be another common denominator for the coming one-world religion.
Instead of seeing the bad weather as God's judgment and repenting, the world is believing the lie that man is to blame and falling for Satan's trap of world government. The Bible shows that a false Christ will rise up to solve the problems that sin has caused. And he will do it by controlling the economy with everyone having a mark before they can buy or sell.
So, it is not surprising that the false Christ in the Vatican wants to put the UN in control of the economy. And the manufactured threat of climate change is his tool to get everyone to agree with his plan.
But Jesus promised that all nations would hear the gospel before the end (Matt. 24:14). Modern printing, TV, and the internet has largely fulfilled that prophecy. Now we are seeing the beginning of the end. In the chaos, many hearts will be open to the gospel. We need to use what freedom we have left to diligently saturate our neighborhoods and communities with no-nonsense gospel tracts.
We may soon be unable to preach openly, but the little paper missionaries will be hard to stop. Anyone who has, or remembers reading a tract, will know how to turn to God when their time comes.