ROME, September 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In a renewed and enthusiastic endorsement of globalism, Pope Francis has announced he is hosting an initiative for a “Global Pact” to create a “new humanism.”
The global event, set to take place at the Vatican on May 14, 2020, is themed Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance.
According to a Vatican statement issued on Thursday, Sept. 12, the Pope is inviting representatives of the main religions, international organizations and various humanitarian institutions, as well as key figures from the world of politics, economics and academia, and prominent athletes, scientists and sociologists to sign a “Global Pact on Education” so as to “hand on to younger generations a united and fraternal common home.”
Pope Francis referenced the “Document on Human Fraternity and World Peace for Living Together,” which he signed with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Abu Dhabi last February. Francis explained that in this new global village , the ground must be cleared of discrimination and fraternity must be allowed to flourish. We need to recall that this document stated that the “diversity of religions is willed by God“.
“Sadly, we know Pope Francis does not believe in the inerrancy of Scripture as he believes evolution is true and that Muslims, Jews and Christians all believe in the one God. His stance brings him into direct conflict with Jesus. Jesus said, “no one comes to the Father but by Me.” and “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:17-18
As I have stated before, I don’t believe Pope Francis is a candidate for the coming Antichrist but he is a possible candidate for the False Prophet.
You will need to decide what you value most before the prophesied “end times” tribulation begins in the last seven years before Jesus returns. First, He will rapture His church, prior to His wrath being poured out on the unrepentant with the trumpet and bowl judgements described in Revelation 8. After the Marriage Supper of the Lamb with His saints in heaven (Rev.19:7), then Jesus returns with the saints to deliver Israel (Rev. 19:11-16)
Is your church preparing for the coming tribulation and fulfilling Jesus command?
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24: 9-14
Jesus gives this warning for the Jews about the time of His second coming.
“Even so will it be in the daywhen the Son of Man is revealed. In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.~ Luke 17:33
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28
We are not in the final seven years as yet, but I believe the “end times” birth pangs that Jesus referred to have begun. Apostasy in the church, as it conforms with the world and discards God’s Word is one sure sign. Other major signs are gay marriage, transgender and abortion are now accepted by governments as lawful. Any in disagreement will be penalised and persecuted.
Check out Dr Nelson Walters You Tube videos – Gospel in the End Times.
Moses being led to the Red Sea with the Egyptian army behind him.
Imagine being an observer when Jesus spits on the dirt to make mud to put on a blind mans eyes.
Naaman’s (a leper but also a captain in the Syrian army) pride was revealed when God had him wash in the muddy Jordan river.
God tells Hosea, “Go take a wife of harlotry and children of harlotry”
What about Job: so the Lord said to Satan, “Behold he is in your hand, but spare his life.”
How about Joseph: sold into slavery, falsely accused and put into gaol, only then did God elevate him because of his obedience in all circumstances.
James on the purpose of tests: “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work , that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:2-5
Paul talking with Titus: “I am filled with comfort, I am joyful in all our tribulation.” 2 Corinthians 7:4
Thank goodness Jesus made it possible for our Heavenly Father to send the Holy Spirit to be our counsellor, comforter and teacher. It is impossible to live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit.
“The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart. Proverbs 20:27
The lamp requires oil to function properly. Until we are born again and receive the Holy Spirit (oil) our lamps cannot function properly.
Scripture tells us of three great judgements. First, the flood in the days of Noah. What happened? All the world’s population, except Noah and family, had the wrong agenda. Even though there was the sign of a 20,000 tons displacement boat built on dry land and Noah preaching for over 100 years, the population stuck to its wrong agenda – ‘their every thought was only evil continually.’ All but 8 people perished.
Noah’s Flood – extent of fossils buried (rapid burial) all over the world and fossil fuel evidence enough.
The second mighty judgement affects us all. It was the judgement of our sin which was put onto Jesus our Saviour. When Jesus came He was rejected by His own. Why? Because the leaders of Israel at the time had the wrong agenda. Did they know Jesus was the Messiah? – they knew that He performed miracles only the Messiah could do – healing leprosy and casting out demons, raising the dead. Also, the timing of the coming of Jesus as Messiah was well known – it was precisely specified in the prophecy of 70 weeks in the book of Daniel. The Magi, as the spiritual descendants of Daniel, knew full well – and they were watching. They recognised the sign. Regrettably, the religious leaders of Israel, at the time, had their own agenda – it did not include a Messiah that would upset their leadership and their religious rituals.
What about thethird judgement that is prophesied in Scripture at His second coming. There are more prophecies about Jesus second coming than His first.
Are we so fixed on our well being, our business, even ministry that we have lost sight of Jesus’s specific instruction to watch for His return? Are we so concerned with our own agenda, that we have lost sight of the Messiah Himself and His imminent return. Are we in a church that trusts in the inerrant word of God, recognises that we are in the “end times”, and is challenging the church to complete the Great Commission and prepare for the coming tribulation? Jesus said: ‘Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.’Revelation 3:3. The counter to that is that if you will watch, then you will know – ‘But you brethren are not in darkness so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.’ 1 Thessalonian 5: 4
Are our priorities right? Jesus first and foremost above everything? Are we in a church that understands the times (Bereans), looking forward to His return? Or are our plans, our desires, like the famous singer, Frank Sinatra – ‘I did it my way’ – I had or have my own agenda!
The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come Lord Jesus.’ This is the right, the best, the pre-eminent agenda for today!
This post is based on an article written by Peter Mitchell of International Christian Chamber of Commerce, England – Got the Wrong Agenda?
“Australia is entering uncharted territory this bush fire season. What’s evident from the experience in NSW and Queensland to date is that more of just about everything is needed to tackle the lethally dry conditions: more muscle power on the ground, more water-bombing aircraft overhead, more cash from the taxpayer.
“The risk is here, the risk is now, and we will have worsening conditions as we head into summer,” NSW Rural Fire Services Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons warns.
In Victoria, more than 80,000 households are without power, dust storms have struck and as fires worsen homes, lives and health are under threat. Melbourne is cloaked in dust and for some Victorians it’s too late to leave as fires circle. The bush fire threat continues across Australia, with Sydney shrouded in smoke.
Binna Burra Lodge in the Gold Coast hinterland was razed back in September, something no visitor to that usually lush retreat backing on to World Heritage-listed Gondwana rain forest could have considered possible.
“If you had told me that Binna Burra was going to burn down and that was just the pipe opener to the fire season, I would have said you were nuts,” says David Bowman, the professor of pyrogeography and fire science at the University of Tasmania. “But now we are seeing all these other iconic places like Wauchope (and) Nightcap Range burning and it’s so unbelievable. These are wet, subtropical or warm-temperate rainforests … I am trying to remain on an even keel. It’s so serious.”
More than one million hectares have been blackened in NSW — 2½ times the area affected on Black Saturday 2009 in Victoria — and Queensland has had more homes destroyed in the past 12 months than the accumulated losses from all past bushfire seasons. If scientists are agog, imagine the shock for the local communities and emergency services, which have been stretched to breaking point this week, as the fire conditions in NSW touched catastrophic levels on Tuesday and continue to deteriorate north of the border.”
We know that the Bible says God is sovereign over everything. History also shows us that God does use catastrophes for His purposes. He also tells us that in the “end times”, droughts, famines, pestilences and earthquakes will increase. Sadly, Christians, even our Prime Minister, do not believe it is helpful for Israel Folau, nor anyone else for that matter, to suggest that God is involved in anyway in the current catastrophes, especially to suggest God is using them for His purposes.. I am not sure what they do with the following Scripture.
“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”2 Chronicles 7:13-14
Generation Z, born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, now make up 25% of our population.
This is a generation that is dealing with severe depression. They’re immersed in media. They have a very high incidence of mental health issues. And they’ve actually been described as the loneliest generation. We’ve never been more connected but disconnected at the same time. It isn’t a coincidence that the suicide rate among this generation has risen dramatically.
Generation Z have been raised to believe evolution, a theory which has no way of explaining how this highly complex universe got started and functions under equally complex complementary laws. The Bible describes those teaching them this falsehood succinctly: ” The fool said in his heart, there is no God.” Proverbs 14:1. They will not countenance any solution that involves God and the supernatural. And yet, the intelligent design that is so obvious in the universe can only come from an intelligent designer who is outside of His creation.
The result: we have generation that believes we can make up our own rules – moral relativism and nihilism is the outcome. Life has no meaning, this is all there is, so if I don’t like it, I can end it without consequences.
When asked in a survey whether they thought lying was wrong, only 33% could agree that it was. This is a generation without moral guidelines and without hope, because of their incorrect evolutionary view of history. They need to understand that science supports a universe that was created by an intelligent designer (God). Go to http://www.creation.com for creation resources.
This awesome, supernatural God has provided us with an equally awesome book, the Bible, that not only provides us with the true history of this universe but also tells us events before they happen. Much of His book is prophecy so we even know the end of the story. How good is that, but even more important for a generation without hope, we know God loves us, enough to send His son to earth to provide the solution to the SIN problem. Man and Woman’s disobedience at the beginning separated us from God and resulted in death entering the world. God’s son, Jesus, lived a sinless life and died a sacrificial death on our behalf. By believing on His finished work on The Cross you can be sure of life after death, eternal life. Even more immediate, Jesus made it possible for our Heavenly Father to send the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit to indwell your spirit in order to be your counsellor, comforter and teacher. The Holy Spirit’s job is to help you develop your relationship with your Lord and Saviour Jesus and to produce the fruit of the Spirit in your life: love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, goodness, kindness and self control. He also gives the gifts of the spirit to enable you to minster to others and share the Gospel with them.
God’s word tells us: “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without someone sharing the Gospel with them?” (Romans 10:14).
Christians, Jesus gave us all a command to take the Gospel into all the world. Let us take every opportunity to share the good news of Christ whilst we are able. However, we also need to tell unbelievers the consequences of not accepting God’s solution to their rebellion against Him.
God does judge nations and we are seeing from the example of Israel Folau in Australia, that if we speak out the truth about the catastrophes that God is bringing on nations, that you will be vilified and even persecuted. This will only intensify as the birth pangs of the “end times” increase. Jesus also tell us to be courageous in all circumstances
“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28
“Whoever tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.” Luke 17:33
AS AL GORE AND HIS CLAIMS CONTINUE TO BE PROVEN FALSE AND HE CONTINUES TO BE DISCOVERED TO BE A SNAKE OIL SALESMAN, SCIENTISTS ARE NOW BEGINNING TO CALL HIM AND ALL OTHER GLOBAL WARMING ALARMISTS LIARS.
Over 31,000 scientists disagree with Al Gore, and have come forward and stated that ‘catastrophic man-made global warming’ is a complete hoax and science lie.
There are the more than 31,000 American scientists (to date) who have signed a petition challenging the climate change narrative and 9,029 of them hold PhDs in their respective fields.
Many of those scientists who signed the petition were encouraged to speak out in favor of the truth after retired senior NASA atmospheric scientist John L. Casey revealed that solar cycles are largely responsible for warming periods on Earth – not human activity.
And, of course, there are the more than 31,000 American scientists (to date) who have signed a petition challenging the climate change narrative and 9,029 of them hold PhDs in their respective fields. But hey, Obama, Al Gore and his cronies have also ignored that inconvenient truth, as well.
Climate change proponents remain undeterred in their mission, ignoring numerous recent scientific findings indicating that there has been no warming trend at all for nearly two decades.
Al Gore’s dire predictions of the melting of polar ice on a massive scale have proved to be completely false. In fact, in 2014 – a year that was touted as being “the hottest ever” in the Earth’s history – there were record amounts of ice reported in Antarctica, an increase in Arctic ice, and record snowfalls across the globe.
But the global warming crowd continues to push their agenda on the public while lining their pockets in the process.
Michael Brown and Craig Keener in their new book Not Afraid Of The Antichrist make a good case that the rapture and 2nd coming are not two separate events separated by years but a single event of hours (possible days) that transpires right at the end of this age and just before Christ’s literal reign upon this earth. The authors certainly dispel the arguments made for a Pretribulation rapture. This is extremely important, Christians need to understand that in the “last days” they will experience tribulation even great tribulation. This is clearly prophesied by Jesus.
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” Matthew 24:9-13
Followers of my blog, will know that I support the PreWrath Rapture position, which has the Rapture occurring at the trumpet blast at the seventh seal. The wrath of God is then poured out with the Trumpet and Bowl Judgements. This happens in the last year of the seventh year of Daniels 70 weeks prophecy. The saints will have a sabbath year (Shemitah) prior to coming back to earth with Jesus to liberate Israel prior to His Millennial reign.
Our major difference to Brown and Keener is we believe Jesus said His children will not experience the wrath of God. Brown and Keener do not differentiate between the Tribulation and the Wrath of God.
Christians will experience tribulation, even great tribulation and how we handle it will be a great witness to the world and bring many into the Kingdom. It will be a time of refining/testing and sadly many will fall away as Jesus prophesied.
We know that the Bible says God is sovereign over everything and history shows us that God does use catastrophes for His purposes. He also tells us that in the “end times”, droughts, famines, pestilences and earthquakes will increase. Sadly, Christians, even our Prime Minister, do not believe it is helpful for Israel, nor anyone else for that matter, to suggest that God is involved in anyway in the current catastrophes. I am not sure what they do with the following Scripture.
“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 4:13-14
Churches across Australia are not only offering practical support to victims, firefighters, and communities, but are also praying for rain, for repentance, and for God’s plan in people’s lives to be strengthened even through difficulty but they also need to be warning people of the consequences of turning their back on God and His commandments.
In Queensland the number of fires facing emergency services jumped from 82 at 2pm on Sunday to 94 four hours later. A spokeswoman for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said storms in extreme fire conditions could be more of a hindrance than a help, with several new fires likely starting from lightning strikes.
NSW also remains in a state of emergency, with severe fire danger ratings issued for New England, the Northern Slopes and northwestern regions on Saturday. Total fire bans are in effect in those areas, as well as the far north coast, which has been issued a very high fire danger. As of 8pm on Sunday, 60 bushfires were burning across the state.
Alan Jones attacks Israel Folau for saying fires, drought are God’s punishment.
One of Israel Folau’s closest allies, Alan Jones, has attacked the former rugby union star’s latest controversial sermon in which he suggested bush fires ravaging NSW and Queensland and the drought are God’s punishment for the legalisation of same-sex marriage and abortion.
The devout Christian, who had his $4m Rugby Australia contract terminated over homophobic social media posts, said the timing of the bush fires was not a “coincidence” while delivering a sermon at his church in Sydney’s northwest on Sunday. Folau told fellow worshippers at the Kenthurst church the drought and bushfires were God’s way of telling Australia “You need to repent” and that they were only a taste of what God’s punishment could be. How right Folau is about God using catastrophes for His purposes.
“They have changed the law and changed the ordinance of these things,” he said. “Look how rapid these bush fires, these droughts, all these things have come in a short period of time. You think it is a coincidence or not? They have changed that law and legalised same-sex marriage and now those things are OK in society, going against the laws of what God says. Abortion — it is OK now to murder and kill infants, unborn children, and they think that to be OK.”
Jones was unimpressed, telling listeners to his 2GB program on Monday morning that Folau needs to “button up.” “Israel is a lovely human being, I know him well. (But) Israel, button up Jones said. These comments don’t help.”
Labor leader Anthony Albanese attacked Folau’s comments, describing them as “pretty reprehensible.”
“I think most people when they think of God or spirituality, they think of something positive and they think of a loving god,” Mr Albanese told Sky News on Monday. “They don’t think religion or faith in those terms and his comments are in line with some of his other comments, which are pretty reprehensible frankly.”
Mr Albanese said that in the context of six people losing their lives and hundreds of homes being destroyed in the blaze, Folau’s input didn’t bring anything “positive or constructive” to the discussion.
Nationals backbencher Barnaby Joyce also chastised. Mr Joyce told Seven News on Monday it was pointless to engage with Folau. “He throws rocks at us so he feels good, we throw rocks back at him so we feel good … but not one of those actions is making a sandwich for a person fighting the fires,” he said.
Liberal MP Dave Sharma described Folau’s comments as “off the grid”, telling Sky News he disagreed with the sacked rugby star “strongly” and he wouldn’t seek to give him any more publicity. “I think it’s important we focus really on the bushfires themselves and how we deal with them, how we combat them and how we help communities recover,” Mr Sharma told Sky News.
Folau’s latest sermon come as Australia is in the grips of an unprecedented bush fire crisis affecting three states, with four people killed in recent weeks.
“What you see out there in the world — it’s only a little taste of what God’s judgement is like,” Folau said.
“God is speaking to us. Speaking to you, to repent and to turn away from this.
“We look back to what God (has) done to Sodom and Gomorrah — it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed that city because of the sin that they were living in.”
The rugby star’s Wallabies contract was torn up by Rugby Australia in May after he shared a social media post saying that homosexuals were going to hell unless they repented.
In his sermon at the time, he said same-sex marriage and abortion were “evil in the eyes of God” but were deemed by society as “good”. “This generation is full of arrogance and full of pride,” he said. “They want to turn their back on God. They don’t want to know one bit of who God is because they’re so immersed in their sinful, wicked, evil ways.”
“I knew it was going to be offensive to a lot of people … but ultimately it’s a message of love,” Folau said.
In another sermon in June, he took aim at transgender children, saying the government was letting children, “basically 16 years old or younger”, go through treatment despite “not even knowing what they are doing”.
Folau is speaking the truth about God. The world and even some who claim to be Christian see it as offensive.
In the last days, we are told, the people of the world, controlled by Satan and his demons, will do their utmost to persecute those who hold to the truth of God’s Word.