A WORLD IN CRISIS : BANKRUPT GOVERNMENTS PROMISING THE IMPOSSIBLE

Everyone needs to read the article “Energy Solution Hinges on New Technology” which appeared in The Weekend Australian, Saturday June 15th 2019 by Dr Bjorn Lomborg, president of the think tank Copenhagen Consensus Centre. He has been named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. I have reproduced it below in an amended form.

The reality is, today, solar and wind energy together deliver only about 1 per cent of global energy. The International Energy Agency estimates that even by 2040 these will cover a little more than 4 per cent of global energy.

The idea that we already have the needed technology to phase out quickly from fossil fuels is nonsense, so before we can establish what the solution to climate change really looks like, we first need to dismantle the faulty idea that we have the solution already.

One of the world’s leading energy researchers, Czech-Canadian Vaclav Smil, has said:

The great hope for a quick and sweeping transition to renewable energy is wishful thinking.”

Former US vice-president Al Gore’s chief scientific adviser, Jim Hansen, who put global warming on the agenda back in 1988, agreed, saying:

Suggesting that renewable’s will let us phase rapidly off fossil fuels in the United States, China, India, or the world as a whole is almost the equivalent of believing in the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy.”

The recent “hoo-ha” or “brouhaha” by climate change activists, involving thousands of children skipping school to be involved in street protests in Australia, over the Adani Coal Mine, demonstrates that the belief that we already have the solutions is a delusion on a planetary scale. It may be comforting to tell ourselves that global warming is effectively solved. It’s dangerous because it leads to us taking at face value promises and vows that have no chance of being enacted. And it is reckless because it stops us from focusing on what we need to do instead.

If we do care to fix climate, we need to change course. This was clearly shown by 27 of the world’s top climate economists and three Nobel laureates who looked at the whole gamut of climate solutions for Copenhagen Consensus.

If we keep doing what we’ve done so far and make more promises to cut carbon in ineffective ways such as subsidising wind and solar, each dollar spent will avoid only 3c of climate damage.

Recently, the 10-year, $US10 billion public investment into shale gas in the US proved to be a great way to cut carbon. While it wasn’t intended as ­climate policy, it led the way for a surge in production of cheap gas, which out competed a significant part of US coal consumption. Because gas emits about half the CO2 of coal, the US has reduced emissions more than any other country in the past 10 years.

France has an extremely low level of carbon dioxide emissions per capita from electricity generation since over 90% of its electricity is nuclear (58 nuclear reactors) or hydro. Why isn’t nuclear on the table in other countries, particularly Australia with some of the biggest reserves of uranium ore?

Politicians across the world happily promise to emit net zero CO2 by 2050, knowing they will be long retired from politics when those vows are broken. Achieving this will be almost impossibly expensive, likely provoking “yellow vest” street riots long before their conclusion.

After New Zealand made its 2050 zero emissions promise, the government commissioned a report on the costs. The report found that achieving this goal in the most cost-effective manner would cost more than last year’s entire national budget on social security, welfare, health, education, police, courts, defence, environment and every other part of government combined. Each and every year.

UN Losing Credibility:

UN secretary-general ­Antonio Guterres is inviting all heads of state to New York next September to promise jointly to cut global emissions to zero by 2050. To see exactly how unrealistic this is, look at the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s five policy scenarios for the 21st century. The most optimistic “sustainable” scenario puts on green-tinted glasses to envisage a world in which the rich countries happily accept having their energy availability cut in half and people in the poor world accept they will never catch up even to half of rich-world energy availability.

We have a world in crisis with politicians living in “Lalaland”. To quote again, former US vice-president Al Gore’s chief scientific adviser, Jim Hansen “suggesting that renewable s will let us phase rapidly off fossil fuels in the United States, China, India, or the world as a whole is almost the equivalent of believing in the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy.”

Surely, for the Bible believing Christian, this is further evidence we are living in the prophesied end times prior to Jesus return to rule with a rod of iron for one thousand years, as revealed in Revelation 20.

 

INALIENABLE RIGHTS CAN ONLY COME FROM GOD

Humanism (man the measure of all things), the currently taught world view in our schools, colleges and universities, creates its own moral values depending upon who is in control at the time. How foolish and how devastating will be its eventual outcome. There is no meaning to life, therefore there is no problem for a mother take the human life that has grown in her womb, if she so desires, for whatever reason, nor for governments to terminate the life of the elderly and frail who can no longer contribute to society.

God tells us in His Word that this will be the chaotic state of the world just prior to Jesus return to earth to rule and reign. “He shall rule them with a rod of iron.” Revelation 2:27. Jesus said, at His return, it will be like in the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah when God stepped in and judged the nations that existed in those days.

We are seeing the prophesied end times events unfold in our lifetime, the God given inalienable rights which once shaped the laws and values of the Western World are being thrown out one at a time. The courts which are not subject to the people are now shaping our society according to the humanist values of the lawyers making the laws.

Where are the Bible believing Christians that do not believe in evolution that undergirds humanism? Sadly, many have accepted billions of years that is needed for the evolutionary paradigm. Why can’t they see that Noah’s flood provides the evidence to explain the appearance of billions of years in the geologic record. If you need proof, then check out http://www.creation.com for evidence from PhD scientists. Truth that is being rejected by secular scientists only because they cannot countenance a Creator (to whom they would be responsible) and they would need to give up their hedonistic lifestyle.

Needed now more than ever, this explosive message by Francis Schaeffer shows why morality and freedom have crumbled in our society. In the 1980’s he called for a massive movement – in government, law, and all of life – to reestablish our Judaeo-Christian foundation and turn the tide of moral decadence and loss of freedom.
His book A Christian Manifesto (written in 1981 as a couterpoint to Humanist Manifesto 1 (1933) & 11 (1973)) was literally a call for Christians to change the course of history-by returning to biblical Truth and by allowing Christ to be Lord in all of life. Sadly, we failed to take up the call.
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TOTAL CONFUSION ON RELIGIOUS, MORAL AND GENDER ISSUES

Gen Z’s ‘lack of confidence’ and ‘confusion’ over religious, moral issues presents a major challenge.

A major obstacle in reaching Generation Z, the rising generation that is entering college, is the “confusion” and “lack of confidence” on moral and religious issues, according to an apologist who specialises in student outreach.

Jonathan Morrow, director of Cultural Engagement and Immersion at Impact 360 Institute, is an expert in training high school and college students in Christian apologetics and worldview.

The world that they’ve inherited has really essentially told them, ‘Hey, real truth doesn’t exist on questions of morality and spirituality.’ And so they don’t want to be judgemental. They don’t want to impose on anybody. And they’ve been raised as a generation that’s kind of been taught to believe that how I feel determines what’s real. And that is kind of a default.”

Morrow noted that even when surveying “a group of Christians, who they knew everybody in the room were Christians — this focus group — they almost relativised statements as soon as it came out of their mouth. It’s like, ‘But that’s just, you know, my opinion. That’s just what I believe.’”

Also, to demonstrate the extent of the confusion, we now have a coalition of radical feminists, lesbians, and politically conservative women are petitioning the government to scrap“gender identity” in federal civil rights legislation that’s being considered in Congress. Both the radical feminist organisation Women’s Liberation Front, a left-wing radical feminist organisation, and the Hands Across the Aisle Coalition, a bipartisan group of women, together resisting transgender activism and ideology, despite profound differences on other issues, issued statements denouncing the Equality Act as a “full-frontal assault” on women and girls. The bill, which was introduced Wednesday, has the support of 161 major corporations.

Rejection of God, His Word and His Values particularly in academia is producing a generation that is in total confusion on religious, moral and gender issues. With much of the church compromising with the world on gay marriage and transgender issues the confusion is complete and a sure “end times” sign.

 

“END TIMES” – TOTAL REJECTION OF GOD’S CREATED ORDER

I am otherworldly’: Ex-transgender man, 33, who now identifies as an ‘agender ALIEN’ reveals they have had their nipples and eyebrows REMOVED to look ‘less human’

Extraterrestrial: The 33-year-old has gone as far as having surgery to remove their nipples in order to make them appear 'less human' 

  • Jareth Nebula was born a woman but then transitioned to a man when they were 29-years-old 
  • The Washington-native, who works as a barber’s shop receptionist, said after transitioning into a man, they still didn’t feel right  
  • The 33-year-old said they didn’t ‘feel comfortable’ as either gender
  • Therefore, when Jareth learned about the term agender – which translates to without gender – they applied this to themselves
  • Jareth decided to refer to themselves as an agender alien, and now sports a totally new alien-like look 
  • In order to appear ‘less human’, Jareth has had their nipples removed, and sports a number of facial piercings and wears alien-like makeup looks   
  • Jareth is agender, and prefers to be referred to with the pronoun ‘they’ 

    According to the Mirror, Jareth, who identifies as agender – which translates to ‘without gender’ – and prefers to be referred to with the pronoun they, named himself after the character played by David Bowie in the 1986 musical fantasy Labyrinth.

    Unlike the term gender-fluid – which refers to a person’s whose gender identity is not fixed, or a person who feel they are a mix of both genders – agender typically refers to being gender-less, without a gender, or gender neutral.

    Explaining their transition journey, Jareth said: ‘After coming out as transgender and believing I had finally found myself, I realised I was wrong – I wasn’t male or female, or even human.

    ‘I don’t think or feel like humans. I can’t really explain it to others – I’m simply otherworldly.

    ‘I didn’t feel comfortable as either gender or even anything in between. I know I’m stuck in a human form and that’s how I’m perceived by others – but to me, I’m an alien with no gender,’ he added.

    ‘I thought being a trans man would solve all of my issues and inner battles with finding out who I was, but I wasn’t as happy as I expected to be,’ they said.

    ‘I felt like I was trying to fit into someone else’s box. I didn’t want to be constrained – that’s when I discovered what agender was.

    ‘I’d always been obsessed with aliens, too, and what it means to be extraterrestrial, so the idea of being an agender alien fit perfectly as an identity for me,’ they added.

    ‘People treat me like a freak because I’m an alien, but it’s a completely valid thing to call yourself,’ Jareth explained.

    ‘Who is anyone to tell you who you can or can’t be? If someone wants to identify as anything, even an animal, let them.  

    ‘I feel sorry for people who attack me online. I think they lack empathy and just want to target me, so I deal with it pretty well by brushing it off.

    Jareth added: I’m happy with who I am and will continue to become more alien-like every day.’ “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” Judges 21:25

OBLIVIOUS TO IMPENDING JUDGEMENT

Long-running parenting magazine Parents has featured fitness guru Shaun T. and his husband Scott Blokker, along with their one-year-old twins, on its February cover.

It’s believed to be the first time a gay couple has appeared on the magazine’s cover in its 92-year history. Moreover, a magazine of this size would not take this move unless it thought it good for business. It is clearly a further sign we are in the “end times” when God’s commandments are being abandoned and the Bible says, “they will call evil good and good evil”.

“I’ve received two great pieces of advice,” Shaun T, who is known for his at-home workout videos, reveals in the accompanying interview.

“Scott’s dad told me, ‘You’re not coming into the babies’ world. They’re coming into yours,’ and that made me eager to show them the life we live.” A life without a female influence. Shaun identifies himself as the wife and therefore I assume the mother of the two boys in this relationship.

He continued: “The second was from my grandfather, who was married to my grandmother for 56 years. He said, ‘Never go to bed angry,’ and we don’t. The connectedness you feel at the end of the day is the driving force for how you wake up the next day, so every night we fall asleep holding hands.”

The above is great advice from Shaun if it was male and female as it was with his grandmother and grandfather, and as God ordained, but it isn’t, God calls male with male sinful and the consequences cannot be good for the two men nor the children.

While many took to social media to praise “Parents” publication for becoming more inclusive, fortunately the conservative organisation One Million Moms criticised the move.

Parents is using its magazine as a platform to promote the pro-homosexual lifestyle,” the group wrote.

“Even if families do not personally subscribe to the publication, they should be warned that it could be displayed in waiting rooms of dentist and doctor offices, where children could easily be subjected to the glorification of same-sex parents.”

The group continued: “Many families subscribe to Parents and should be aware of the upcoming change of content in this magazine. After all, most conservative and Christian families will disagree morally with the magazine’s decision, and subsequently, will not want to support its content.”

UN PASSES 6 ANTI ISRAEL RESOLUTIONS IN ONE DAY

The U.N. passed six resolutions against Israel on Friday, preserving its reputation of being obsessed with attacking the Jewish State and rejecting Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. The Bible reveals that at the “end times’ this small (geography) country would be the centre of hostility, surrounded by nations intent on its destruction. In the natural it makes no sense, but in the spiritual it makes complete sense. Satan knows Scripture. Jesus said He will return to rule and reign from Jerusalem. Satan is intent on doing his utmost to stop that from happening. 

UN passes 6 anti-Israel resolutions in one day, rejects Jewish ties to Jerusalem

As Muslim countries dominate the UN it is conceivable that the Antichrist, who I believe will be the Muslim Mahdi will be elected the Secretary General of the UN. It is no coincidence that most of the Middle East Muslim nations believe the return of their Messiah – Mahdi is imminent. The table below is revealing.

It is useful now, to look at Daniel’s revelation of the Kingdoms that will rule during the “end times” prior to Jesus return which will give us a clue to the Antichrist identity.

  • Which Kingdoms best fit the dream Nebuchadnezzar, King of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, had that Daniel 2 revealed were four Empires that would succeed the Neo Babylonian Empire.
  • Daniel reveals Medo-Persia and Greek Empires would succeed Nebuchadnezzar but he does not reveal the fourth Empire. However, the description given that the fourth Empire would completely crush the former territories of the previous three Empires, reveals the identity of the only Empire to accomplish this feat. It is an Islamic Caliphate – The Ottoman Empire.
  • The Final Empire is a revived but divided fourth Empire – an Islamic Caliphate which the Antichrist will rule, partially overcoming the Sunni/Shia divide

The six anti Israel resolutions passed in one day.

The first, titled “The Syrian Golan,” passed with 100 votes in favour, 12 against and 62 abstentions. For a second consecutive year, the United Kingdom broke with the European Union to vote against it, joining the United States, Israel, Canada, Australia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands and a few others.

The second, titled “Jerusalem,” was adopted with 148 votes in favour, 11 against and 14 abstentions, rejects Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. Israel and the United States were joined by Canada, Australia, Guatemala and six others to vote against.

The third, titled “Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat,” which appropriates U.N. funds for anti-Israel purposes, passed with 96 votes in favour, 13 against and 64 abstentions. The United States, Israel, Australia Canada, Moldova, Hungary, Honduras, Guatemala and others voted against it.

The fourth, “Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of Public Information of the Secretariat,” was adopted with 152 votes in favour, eight against and 14 abstentions. The United States, Israel, Canada, Australia, Guatemala and a few others voted against the resolution. “The program eschews a balanced approach by overtly choosing the Palestinian over Israeli narrative, ignoring terrorism against Israeli men, women and children, and other daily realities of Israeli life,” stated U.N. Watch.

The fifth, “Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine,” passed 156 votes in favour, eight against and 12 abstentions. The United States, Israel Canada, Australia and four others voted against the measure, which solely blames Israel for no peace in the area.

The sixth resolution, “Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People,” was adopted 100 votes in favour, 12 against and 62 abstentions. The United States, Israel, Australia, Canada and Hungary joined several other countries to vote against the resolution. This committee invited Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill to speak on Wednesday, where he advocated for “a Free Palestine From the River to the Sea,” in addition to making other anti-Israel comments.

I am encouraged that Australia was amongst the nations that voted against these resolutions. Where does your nation stand in this regard? Will it be a sheep or goat nation? Only sheep nations get to continue on into the Millennium, so if yours voted for these resolutions, I would be on my knees in prayer interceding for a turn around. Mind you, I am on my knees for Australia, as our future is in the balance.

ANTICHRIST AND DECEPTION

Another important teaching from Nelson Walters on the “end times” Most Christians and prophecy teachers focus on the physical implications of the Great Tribulation. Jesus and Paul focused primarily on the spiritual implications – especially on the deception of Antichrist which will lead to the falling away. In this video learn how Matt. 24, the Parable of the Ten Virgins, and 2 Thess. 2 are all interrelated and give important application for the church today.

FRANCIS CHAN: MORE ON REVELATION

Everyday should be more exciting than the one before. God is a creator and we are made in His image, expect something new today, says Francis Chan

Francis Chan recommends that every Christian take some time to read through Revelation with fresh eyes. He did, and it changed his perception of the book. In this teaching at Azusa Pacific University, Chan talks about Jesus’ dire warnings to the early church and why we need to take the end times seriously.

Another great sermon from Francis on the end times. Make sure you have the time to see it through and to contemplate what it means for you.

FALSE PROPHET & ONE WORLD RELIGION

Pope Francis Says All Major Religions Are ‘Meeting God In Different Ways’

One World Religion - Apostleship Of Prayer

A new video has just been released in which Pope Francis very clearly expresses his belief that all of the major religions are different paths to the same God. He says that while people from various global faiths may be “seeking God or meeting God in different ways” that it is important to keep in mind that “we are all children of God”. This is the most recent example that shows that the Pope has completely abandoned any notion that a relationship with God is available only through Jesus Christ. In fact, he has warned that seeking a personal relationship with God is dangerous.

As he has done throughout his papacy, he continues to lay the groundwork for the coming one world religion, and yet hardly anyone seems upset by this.

The Pope’s first-ever video message on his monthly prayer intentions was released Tuesday, highlighting the importance of inter-religious dialogue and the beliefs different faith traditions hold in common, such as the figure of God and love. Pope Francis said in his message, released Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany:

Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty that we have for all: we are all children of God,”

TRANSHUMANISM – WICKEDNESS ABOUNDS

If you start looking into this movement, you will quickly discover that the word “transhuman” literally means “beyond human”. Transhumanists believe that it is time for humanity to take control of our own evolution. By editing our DNA and merging with technology, they believe that “post-humans” can become far superior to the humans of today.

The aims of the transhumanist movement are summed up by Mark O’Connell in his book To Be a Machinewhich last week won the Wellcome Book prize. “It is their belief that we can and should eradicate ageing as a cause of death; that we can and should use technology to augment our bodies and our minds; that we can and should merge with machines, remaking ourselves, finally, in the image of our own higher ideals.”

We are fast approaching the wickedness of the days of Noah which brought God’s catastrophic judgement. Jesus said in the “last days” before His second coming it would be like the days of Noah.

In the past, many authors had raised the possibility of tyrannical governments forcibly micro-chipping their own populations someday (Revelation 13:16-17 Mark of the Beast), but what if most of humanity actually embraces this new technology enthusiastically? Today, thousands of people in Sweden are eagerly having microchips inserted into their own hands, and it is rapidly becoming a natural part of society. Even in the United States, at one time there was great resistance to the idea of microchipping our pets, but now it is almost universally accepted. Personal microchips are being promoted as a way to make routine tasks faster, easier and more convenient, and Swedish “biohackers” are quite thrilled to be on the cutting edge of this new trend… It will be easy for governments to make  a microchip inserted in the right hand compulsory.

The idea of technologically enhancing our bodies is not new. But the extent to which transhumanists take the concept is. In future, we might use implants to augment our senses so we can detect infrared or ultraviolet radiation directly or boost our cognitive processes by connecting ourselves to memory chips. Ultimately, by merging man and machine, science will produce humans who have vastly increased intelligence, strength, and lifespans; a near embodiment of gods. 

Adapted from article by Michael Snyder. He is a nationally syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters.