The Silence of the Lambs – Pete Garcia - https://www.rev310.net/post/the-silence-of-the-lambs
In the most mind-boggling, ironies of ironies in the Year of our Lord 2023, is the resounding silence of the American and European Christian pulpits in these last days. This silence by the so-called learn-ed theologians, whether over the unfolding war in Israel, the increasingly draconian advancements in technology and finance, or any number of issues that are blatantly frog-marching the world towards Revelation 13, is perplexing given the sheer volume of material God provides for us regarding the world at the end of human history. Put another way, we have men (and now women) entering into years of rigorous schooling from “esteemed seminaries” only to come out on the other end more skeptical then when they went in...and this so-called theological education is the primary metric churches use for hiring their clergy? No wonder the pulpits are silent, and the congregation confused.
Author’s note: I’ve even been criticized by some even within our own prophetic circles for not having a seminary degree which I found humorously ironic considering the source. No thanks, I’d rather take my place amongst the “ignorant fishermen” and be considered a fool than waste time and money only to come out more confused than when I went in.
Nevertheless, given the state of higher education these days in a civilization drowning in post-modernism, it's not surprising. Now, for the sake of argument, if you were to ask any mainline or mainstream denominational pastor why churches in the West NO LONGER preach on Bible prophecy anymore, they might give you some sort of lame, milk toast excuse like it is too difficult to understand, too controversial, or too subjective.
But the truth isn’t that it’s too difficult, because they’ll teach on other subjects that can be even more challenging. The truth isn’t that it’s too controversial, because, in the day and age of postmodern inclusivity and moral ambiguity, pastors are all too willing to embrace controversial and unbiblical positions so they can maintain their sense of relevance. Lastly, the truth isn’t that prophecy is any more subjective than any other biblical doctrine. No, if they were brave enough to really reflect on why they don’t teach it, it is because they are TOO EMBARRASSED to believe it, much less take it seriously, or preach on it publicly.
After centuries of tolerating the subversion of the Judeo-Christian worldview by liberally progressive postmodernism, it is no wonder that our universities and seminaries are in the mess they are in today. Humanism, materialism, hedonism, nihilism, socialism, Darwinism, and many other “isms” have been cunningly inserted into the curriculum under the guise of “enlightenment.”
This so-called enlightenment was supposed to add an air of sophistication to the credentialing process, but what ended up happening is it began producing generation after generation of increasingly skeptical theologians to the point where even today, nearly a third of senior Christian pastors say there is more than one way to heaven. If they can believe something like that, then it is no wonder the supposed learn-ed theologians are abandoning the beliefs in a literal Adam and Eve, Noahic flood, parting of the Red Sea, or Jonah being swallowed by a great fish. To them, the Bible is like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book that you and I can mold into whatever we want it to be. Moreover, to them, Bible Prophecy is a fantastic subject to let alone.
Does that attitude remind you of anyone?
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
5 So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
6 ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.’ ” Matthew 2:3-6
Note, this is not what the prophet Micah actually wrote. He said:
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
From everlasting.” Micah 5:2
See how the “experts” watered it down to make it less threatening to an already self-conscious and paranoid King Herod? Nevertheless, by ignoring the growing volumes of prophetic signs of the times, our modern theologians must increasingly do the mental cheetah flips to excuse what their congregants are seeing with their own eyeballs. Churches who don’t teach prophecy, tend to create all sorts of church programs to keep their parishioners entertained, distracted, and busy. Even worse, these pastors begin embracing the ever-evolving social justice mantra that is increasingly being force-fed to the churches by the government, the media, and pop culture.
You might be wondering how so many pulpits have gotten away with ignoring the neon signs flashing that we are at the end of the age. For the shepherds, it takes a willful and rebellious spirit to ignore all the prophetic markers littering the geopolitical, economic, religious, and cultural landscape of our day. For the sheep, it takes being apathetic enough to tolerate a worthless shepherd. And for those, who like me, attend a church that refuses to teach prophecy and cannot leave for good reasons, we are called to be the salt and light in that church. Trust me, I'm not the black sheep of my church for no reason! The leadership knows me and fears mightily when they have to discuss theological matters with me.
Satan wants you to ignore Bible Prophecy because he wants you to be ignorant of what it clearly says. He's done a masterful job of getting churches to either adopt (or inherit) one of the three main heretical eschatological positions foisted upon mainline Christianity over the past two thousand years. These are Amillennialism (can be preterist or historocist), Post-Millennialism, or Preterism.
Remember, Premillennialism (or Chiliasm) was the original, 1st-3rd century early church position Churches held from the Apostles to the time of Augustine. However, when Emperor Constantine publicly converted to Christianity in 313 AD, the majority of former pagan priests and their devotees followed his lead by also converting to Christianity. Thus, fulfilling the Mystery Kingdom parables of the leaven and the mustard seed.
Satan had previously used numerous groups to try and destroy Christianity in its infancy. From the crucifixion of Christ, Satan attempted to merge the law back into New Testament teachings with the Judaizers, to the infusion of confusing and unbiblical teachings with the gnostics, Christianity was assaulted by both the Jews and the Greeks. But he didn't stop there. He began using the global authority of that day (the Roman Empire) to begin crushing the fledgling church. As Jesus stated in His letter to the church of Smyrna, Satan used ten emperors to attempt to stamp out Christianity with great zealousness.
1. First persecution: 67AD- Nero
2. Second persecution: 81AD- Domitian
3. Third persecution: 108AD- Trajan
4. Fourth persecution: 162AD- Marcus Aurelius
5. Fifth persecution: 192AD- Severus
6. Sixth persecution: 235AD- Maximus
7. Seventh persecution: 249AD- Decius
8. Eighth persecution: 257AD- Valerian
9. Ninth persecution: 274AD- Aurelian
10. Tenth persecution: 303AD- Diocletian
With Emperor Constantine being the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, he eased and reversed decades of persecution against the fledgling church. For the Christians, this was a welcomed change. This made the thought of continuing to champion the idea that Christ would one day return and set up His kingdom increasingly awkward and began to fall into disfavor. This was especially true amongst the rising class of Christian clergy (and educated elite) who saw their political capital rising with a newly Christened emperor.
Constantine converted well into the decline of the Roman Empire, signaling he might have been trying to revive Rome's former greatness by capitalizing on this idea that the Roman Empire was in fact, "the Kingdom". By that time, the nation of Israel had already been gathering dust in the history books for nearly three centuries, and the increasingly Gentile-converted churches increasingly believed they had replaced Israel as God's chosen.
However, each time Satan did, it only caused Christianity to spread like wildfire. This is why he changed tactics in the third century. Instead of trying to wipe out Christianity writ large, he directed all of his energies into corrupting it. He began to use men like Origen and Augustine to promote non-literal interpretations of the Holy Bible, which opened the doors for all manners of perversions to be thrust upon the Church by corrupting its hermeneutics. Since then, this corruption has allowed for three major, heretical, eschatological positions to emerge, simply due to their departure from the literal interpretation. Given the fact they go back centuries, these three are now viewed as "historic," which belies the fact that simply because something is old, doesn't make it Biblical or true. Also note how "man-centric" these eschatological positions are:
One of the most infamous and ill-fated proclamations in all of modern history was the ignominious declaration by the British PM Neville Chamberlain, who after signing a peace treaty with Nazi Germany in 1938, declared, "peace in our time,". This of course was right before the Third Reich began conquering all of Europe. As we would say in our day, "That didn't age well."
Fast forwarding to the 21st century, we must ask the question of why churches and denominations continue to embrace such demonstrably false and equally vapid eschatologies that have no more substance or comfort than Chamberlain's declaration of "peace in our time." One might wonder why I would equate the two, but both ignorantly ignored the growing danger on the horizon in favor of an illusionary promise of peace.
Whether these eschatological views are simply inherited denominational positions (such as is the case with Roman Catholicism, Presbyterianism, Episcopalian, or Lutheran), or they are stark changes in direction from previously held positions (i.e., eschatological departures within certain Methodist, Baptist, and other Evangelical churches), churches in the West are increasingly embracing these positions because they offer something Pre-Millennialism can't, which is more time. Churches and pastors are increasingly invested in "kicking the eschatological can down the road" so as not to deal with the difficulties it supposedly brings forth.
This is because Pre-Millennial, Pre-Tribulationalism differentiates itself from all the other views by subscribing to the doctrine of imminency, which means, not that Christ is coming back imminently, but that He could...and nothing is stopping Him should the Father decide to send Him. The Rapture of the Church is not dependent upon a Feast of the Lord, a Christian holy day, or even world events. The Rapture of the Church could happen at any time. The Bible lists the most definitive, yet unknowable reasons for when the Rapture will happen and these are:
1. The Fullness of the Gentiles has come in (Rom 11:25)
2. At a time we think not (Luke 12:40)
3. When the world is crying out for Peace & Safety (1 Thess. 5:1-4)
Modern Christendom has been under assault for a long time (2K years thus far) but the attacks first began over the primary issues such as the inclusion of New Testament books into the canon, the deity of Christ, the nature and position of the Church and Israel, the mixing of the Law into Grace, and the Kingdom Come. These were the issues the Church wrestled with in the early centuries, but by the time the Protestant Reformation came, the battle tactics changed. Although Satan never relented in attacking the core issues of our faith, he began working more subtle forms of attack by attacking the integrity of the Bible via Lower and Higher Criticisms, adding the liberal-progressive views to Christian education, and corrupting the seminaries.
A. Evangelical Free Church of America
B. Assemblies of God
C. Southern Baptist Convention (some members)
D. Calvary Chapels (most members)
E. Non-Denominational (hard to gauge)
Partial Preterist Postmillennialism:
· Realized Amillennialism (Partial Preterism):
·Full Preterism (Pantelism):
According to our modern experts, if you still believe in Premillennialism, or to an even greater extent, the Pre-Tribulation, Dispensational position of Premillennialism, then you are a rube and should not have any say within the boundaries of Western Civilization about any issue of significance. If you hold to the Pre-Trib Rapture position, you might as well self-identify as a knuckle-dragging troglodyte for all they care, because you will no longer be taken seriously. At least that is the impression I get from listening to all these self-inflated windbags’ drone on and on in their books and television interviews.
Nevertheless, imperatively stating that the Lord is not coming back or that we are not in the last days, presumes some grand, cosmic, omnipotent knowledge the person must profess if they can judge the future by the past. Furthermore, the longer the Lord tarries, it simply reinforces Peter's description of the rampant heretical attitude that will be prevalent amongst the professing Church in the last days.
Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 2 Peter 3:3-7
Note, that this willful forgetfulness is akin to saying that they purposefully forget because it is increasingly convenient to do so. This willful (or purposeful) forgetfulness is broken down into three different subcategories for what we see in this particular passage.
What they are really asking, is “where in Scripture” does it promise His coming? This seems awfully reminiscent of the Pharisees and scribes who no longer believed that a Messiah would come after the 400 silent years ultimately rejecting Jesus at His first coming.
2. The second subcategory of intentional forgetfulness is the delusion of normalcy bias.
3. The last subcategory of intentional forgetfulness is the byproduct of scoffing which leads to bitterness and hostility, which leads to violence (both physical and emotional) because they are...
But what is the faithful Christian supposed to do? In the same passage, the Apostle Peter tells us:
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.
You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:10-18
We are to be looking, watching, and waiting for our Lord to return with a joyful expectancy (i.e., our blessed hope) all the while being busy with the work the Lord has given us to do. And how will the sheep know to be on the lookout (or looking up) if the shepherds fail to lead them in this?
While we can't know the day or the hour for the day of Christ (i.e., the Rapture), we can already see the foundations already being laid for the final Beast kingdom to come. We can already see the infrastructure going up all around the world, anticipating the prince to come (Dan. 9:26-27). In knowing and trusting Jesus' promise to deliver the Church (body of Christ) BEFORE God's wrath is poured out upon a Christ-rejecting world (all 21 Judgments), means our departure is all the sooner.
Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28
Additional Resources: https://vachristian.org/five-reasons-pastors-dont-teach-bible-prophecy/
Guess What Happened Immediately After a Member Of The Turkish Parliament Declared That Israel Will Suffer The “Wrath Of Allah”? - by Michael Snyder - http://endoftheamericandream.com/guess-what-happened-immediately-after-a-member-of-the-turkish-parliament-declared-that-israel-will-suffer-the-wrath-of-allah/
Very strange things continue to happen in the Middle East. Earlier today, a member of the Turkish Parliament named Hasan Bitmez delivered a passionate speech about the war in Gaza. As he concluded his speech, he boldly declared that Israel would experience the “wrath of Allah”. Moments after ending the speech, he literally collapsed on the stage and other members of the Turkish Parliament rushed to his aid…
A Turkish MP this morning collapsed after lashing out at Israel in parliament. He reportedly shouted that Israel would suffer the “wrath of Allah” and also criticized Erdogan for cooperating with Israel.
He then collapsed with what some are saying is a heart attack
If you have not seen it yet, you can view footage of this shocking incident right here…
I have never seen anything quite like this.
We are being told that his “heart reportedly stopped”, but a doctor was able to bring him back…
Various members of Congress rushed to his aid. A doctor who was in the plenum gave him first aid and performed heart massage on him, after which he was sent to the hospital for further treatment. His heart reportedly stopped, but resumed beating after medical intervention. In a later statement it was stated that the condition of the 53-year-old member of parliament is defined as serious and his life is still in danger.
Joe Biden is also speaking out against Israel.
In fact, he just issued “his most scathing criticism since the October 7 terrorist attack”…
President Joe Biden issued a stunning rebuke of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning Israel is losing support across the globe and its conservative government needs to ‘change’.
In a surprise move Biden ramped up pressure on Israel to rein in its bombing campaign in Gaza with his most scathing criticism since the October 7 terrorist attack by Hamas.
Biden also accused Israel of not wanting a long-term two-state solution, which would give Palestinians their own nation, but said it must happen.
Of course nothing that Biden has to say is really going to alter the trajectory of the war at this point.
On Monday, Benny Gantz warned U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken that recent attacks by Hezbollah will require a very strong response from Israel…
War cabinet minister Benny Gantz told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday that the uptick in attacks by Hezbollah will require a firm Israeli response, as rocket fire by the Lebanese terror group continued to target towns on Israel’s northern border.
“Gantz stated that heightened aggression and increased attacks by Iranian-backed Hezbollah demand of Israel to remove such a threat to the civilian population of northern Israel,” according to an Israeli readout.
And another Israeli official just publicly warned that unless Hezbollah is willing to move their forces back to the Litani River there will be a full-blown war on the northern front…
National security minister Tzachi Hanegbi told Israeli media this weekend that unless diplomacy succeeds in convincing Iran to move its terror proxy back to the Litani River, some 18 miles north of the border, as required by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, war is likely:
“We can no longer accept [Hezbollah’s elite] Radwan force sitting on the border. We can no longer accept Resolution 1701 not being implemented,” he added, referring to a UN Security Council resolution from 2006, at the end of the Second Lebanon War, that barred any Hezbollah presence within almost 30 kilometers of the border with Israel.
Asked directly if there would be a war in the north, Hanegbi said: “The situation in the north must be changed. And it will change. If Hezbollah agrees to change things via diplomacy, very good. But I don’t believe it will.”
Read those paragraphs again.
A full-blown war between Israel and Hezbollah is coming.
It is just a matter of time.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that “we will push Hezbollah beyond the Litani River” once the war in the south is completed…
“First of all we will win in the south and then we will deal with the north”, Netanyahu said. “As a first step, we will push Hezbollah beyond the Litani River and later we will also have to take care of the organization itself. If we open two fronts we can find ourselves not winning decisively in either of them,” Netanyahu stated.
So far, the war in the south is going very well for Israel.
The IDF continues to capture more territory, and hundreds of Hamas terrorists are surrendering…
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant says Hamas’s Jabaliya and Shejaiya battalions in the northern Gaza Strip are “on the verge of being dismantled.”
“We have encircled the last strongholds of Hamas in Jabaliya and Shejaiya, the battalions that were considered invincible, that prepared for years to fight us, are on the verge of being dismantled,” Gallant says at a press conference.
He says hundreds of Hamas operatives have surrendered to Israeli troops in recent days, which he says “shows what is happening” to the terror group.
According to Netanyahu, once the war in the south is completed the Palestinian Authority will not be permitted to govern the Gaza Strip…
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that there is no way the Palestinian Authority would be allowed to rule the Gaza Strip in a post-Hamas world during a stormy discussion on Monday in the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee.
“Oslo was the mother of all sins. The difference between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority is only that Hamas wants to destroy us here and now, and the P.A. wants to do it in stages,” the prime minister said.
Needless to say, many in the Islamic world are extremely upset about this.
Meanwhile, pro-Iranian terror groups continue to attack U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.
In fact, at this point U.S. forces have been attacked a total of 90 times…
The militant groups have launched a total of 90 attacks against U.S. bases and troops in the Middle East since Oct. 17 and several attacks against commercial vessels in the Red Sea, including the hijacking of a cargo ship earlier this month.
An umbrella group of Iraqi militants dubbed the Islamic Resistance in Iraq claimed responsibility for the most recent attacks, which hit the Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq and the Al-Shaddadi Patrol Base in Syria.
Whether you want to admit it or not, when someone attacks your forces 90 times you are at war with them.
When asked about the situation in the Middle East, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said a couple of very interesting things.
First of all, he warned that a “big explosion” could be coming to the region…
Iran’s foreign minister has warned that the war in Gaza could lead to a “big explosion” of conflicts in the Middle East, with Lebanon and Yemen already “involved” and more countries poised to join.
“At least every week, we receive a message from the U.S. telling us that U.S. bases in Syria and Iraq are targeted by some groups,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian told the Doha Forum on Monday.
“At any moment, there is a possibility of a big explosion in the region, one not controllable by any party,” he explained via translator.
Secondly, he admitted that Hamas and Hezbollah have been able to get whatever weapons they need from the black market in Ukraine…
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has issued some surprising remarks claiming that Lebanon-based Hezbollah and Gaza-based Hamas can procure more weapons anytime they want utilizing the thriving arms black market in Ukraine. He suggested this is already happening while addressing a conference in Doha Monday.
He went so far as to say these groups, which the US has listed as terror organizations, can “easily” and “without much effort” get whatever they need in Ukraine.
Just think about this for a moment.
Weapons that were purchased using U.S. taxpayer money are ending up in the hands of Hamas and Hezbollah.
This is a foreign policy failure of epic proportions.
Of course nobody will ever be held accountable.
Our leaders make disastrous decision after disastrous decision, and most Americans don’t seem to care.
But a lot of people will start to wake up once the war in the Middle East spirals completely out of control.
We have reached one of the most critical turning points in all of human history, and it appears that the year ahead of us is going to be a year of war.
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‘Scientific Dictatorship’: Critics Warn UN Climate Plans Would Usher In ‘Insane’ Totalitarian Form Of Global Governance – By Alex Newman - https://harbingersdaily.com/scientific-dictatorship-critics-warn-un-climate-plans-would-usher-in-insane-totalitarian-form-of-global-governance/
(Dubai, UAE) — Top leaders at the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are seeking the power to prescribe “climate” policy at the international level and then potentially even oversee its implementation and enforcement. Critics, however, warned that the demands were not just unscientific, but would undermine self-governance while ushering in an “insane” totalitarian technocratic form of government.
Speaking to the U.K. Guardian, one of the largest newspapers in the British Isles and perhaps the most alarmist on “climate” issues, almost half a dozen IPCC officials suggested that these UN “scientists” needed vast new powers. The supposed goal: Save humanity from itself and carbon dioxide (CO2), known to scientists as the “gas of life” despite being demonized as “pollution” by man-made global-warming theorists.
“At some point we need to say that if you want to achieve this aim set by policymakers then certain policies need to be implemented,” explained UN IPCC Vice Chairman Sonia Seneviratne, who has served as coordinating lead author of the UN “climate science” body for over a decade. “As climate change becomes worse and worse, it is becoming more difficult to be policy relevant without being prescriptive.”
Leading scientists in the field, however, ridiculed the calls. Princeton University Physics Professor Emeritus Will Happer, who served as climate advisor to President Donald Trump and is a vocal critic of the UN’s alarmism, paraphrased well-known conservative pundit William F. Buckley, telling The New American he would “rather have climate policy set by the first 1,000 people in the telephone directory than by IPCC ‘scientists.’”
Top astrophysicist Dr. Willie Soon with the independent Center for Environmental Research and Earth Sciences (CERES) was similarly dismissive of the proposed IPCC power grab. Soon, who recently worked with dozens of scientists to publish three scientific papers in peer-reviewed literature showing that observed warming could be explained by changes in solar activity and the “urban heat-island effect,” was appalled.
“This is a rather appalling, [though] not unexpected, development for all the ‘humble’ scientists at [the] UN IPCC to now call for IPCC to violate its own founding 35-year principle for their reports to never be policy prescriptive but merely policy relevant,” he told The New American.
“The bad weather and extreme climate were all imagined in those scientists’ computer climate model toys,” continued Dr. Soon, who retired last year from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. “It is sad and dangerous for those non-elected scientists to go this far to stretch their daily dramas to the epic levels that they can literally now be permitted to stop anyone from enjoying a fine filet mignon or cooking their food with gas. This is what the ‘power’ to prescribe policy that they have demanded means.”
For her part, Seneviratne of the IPCC expressed “shock” about what The Guardian referred to as the “discrepancy” between the supposedly “scientific” findings of the scandal-plagued (and frequently wrong) UN climate body and the policies being pursued by governments around the world. “It’s very difficult for us to understand as scientists because it doesn’t seem to make any sense,” she was quoted as saying.
The policies that Seneviratne and other IPCC leaders said the UN climate body should be allowed to dictate are enormously significant. They would alter the lives of everyone on the planet. For example, one she mentioned was phasing down or even eliminating humanity’s use of “fossil fuels” (hydrocarbon energy such as oil, gas, and coal). Those sources currently provide well over 80 percent of all the energy people use around the world.
In short, the UN climate body would become the global master of all energy use, with deadly implications, critics observed.
Asked about “fossil fuel” elimination in 2019, Greenpeace co-founder and former Greenpeace Canada President Dr. Patrick Moore, an environmental scientist, said eliminating hydrocarbon energy would be a “recipe for mass suicide.” “It’s amazing that somebody in government would propose that we eliminate all fossil fuels in 12 years,” he told The New American, saying that if done globally it would result in the “decimation of the human population” and the cutting down of virtually every tree.
Speaking of the IPCC being allowed to dictate and even enforce policy under the guise of stopping climate change, Patrick Wood, author of several books on technocracy and the leading critical expert on the movement, warned of disastrous consequences. If such a scheme were to move ahead, it would mean the end of freedom and the emergence of a new form of government dreamed up almost a century ago and pushed by David Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission.
“That a single group of deluded technocrat scientists should declare themselves to be the sole enforcers of their own ‘science’ is patently insane,” he told The New American. “If they are not summarily stopped, it will give them the dictatorial power to implement every facet of Agenda 21, the UN 2030 Agenda, Global Biodiversity Assessment, and more — in other words, total scientific dictatorship.”
Wood noted that when the idea of “technocracy” — rule by scientists and experts — was originally hatched by scientists at Columbia University in 1932, they had a vision similar to that hinted at by the IPCC. “They basically called on FDR to declare himself dictator, to summarily dismiss Congress and to appoint scientists to run all of society,” explained Wood.
Pointing to the infamous Club of Rome’s 1991 book The First Global Revolution, Wood also noted that these would-be tyrannical technocrats openly discussed “searching for a common enemy,” as they put it. That led to the idea of “the threat of global warming,” ultimately allowing them to claim the “real enemy” was “humanity itself.” “In other words, it was a scam made up as a pretext for implementing Technocracy,” Wood said.
Commenting on the IPCC scientists’ calls for more power, Climate Depot editor Marc Morano, one of the world’s leading “climate skeptics,” suggested there was a link between their latest pronouncements and governments’ Covid power grabs of recent years. “The UN scientists were jealous when they saw how public health officials could implement authoritarian policies during COVID and now they want Fauci-like powers!” he argued, describing the advocates as “scientist dictators.”
As if to confirm that, another IPCC coordinating lead author, Gert-Jan Nabuurs, blasted the fact that governments and people — often through democratic mechanisms such as voting — were able to withstand the UN body’s demands. “The IPCC’s critical, independent and guiding roles seem to be less and less evident,” he said. “As they decline, countries seem to be exerting a larger and larger influence.”
If “countries” should not be exerting influence, the alternative would be the increasingly aggressive UN or its legions of IPCC scientists acting in defiance of nations and their governments. For Nabuurs and other IPCC “experts,” the problem is that “we can’t be policy prescriptive.” In other words, they cannot make demands and “hard statements” about what should be done.
Nabuurs lamented that, despite the UN continuing to produce “assessment reports” warning of imminent doom, governments are not doing what he believes is required. “We already know that in five to six years’ time the message is not going to be very different, the problem will still be there, emissions will still be going up, there will be more evidence of impacts and less time to try to stay under 2 degrees Celsius [of warming],” he complained.
And yet, in reality, the IPCC has consistently been wrong. Noting failures ranging from debunked predictions about Antarctic ice and snow fall to outlandish “climate” models predicting massive warming and sea-level rise that never happened, numerous scientists have [described] that the UN body cannot be trusted.
In a 2018 interview with The New American, former UN IPCC sea-level scientist Dr. Nils-Axel Morner, chairman of the geophysics and geodynamics department at Stockholm University, suggested the IPCC was deliberately lying. “There is no big sea-level rise going on, and there will not be,” said the late scientist, widely considered one of the top experts in his field before he passed away. “On the contrary, if anything happens, it will go down a little bit.”
When Dr. Morner tried to force the IPCC to remove its demonstrably fraudulent claims from its “assessment report,” the IPCC refused, so he resigned, he explained.
As has become typical, the IPCC did not respond to multiple requests for comment or interviews from The New American — requests made both in person and by email. However, a statement provided to The Guardian said: “It is important to note that the IPCC assessments are policy relevant but not policy prescriptive: they may present projections of future climate change based on different scenarios and the risks that climate change poses and discuss the implications of response options, but they do not tell policymakers what actions to take.”
But as the UN and its members are becoming more and more extreme in their demands, a global rebellion of sorts is brewing. In the United States, recent polls show the vast majority of Americans do not even believe the man-made global-warming theory underpinning it all. During the COP28 summit, Tucker Carlson — the most significant voice in U.S. media today by far, with shows on X viewed by tens of millions — slammed Biden “Climate Czar” John Kerry and the whole climate agenda.
As the 80,000 or so attendees at the “climate” summit were buzzing around Dubai working on “solving” the alleged crisis, U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a bill to get the United States out of the UN entirely. Calling it the “DEFUND” (“Disengaging Entirely From the United Nations Debacle”) Act, Sen. Lee said the global organization is an “enemy of Judeo-Christian beliefs,” a “usurper of sovereignty,” and a “voice for Marxism” costing U.S. taxpayers almost $20 billion per year for its “anti-American agenda.”
“No more blank checks for the United Nations. Americans’ hard-earned dollars have been funneled into initiatives that fly in the face of our values — enabling tyrants, betraying allies, and spreading bigotry,” Lee said in a news release. “With the DEFUND Act, we’re stepping away from this debacle. If we engage with the UN in the future, it will be on our terms, with the full backing of the Senate and an ironclad escape clause.”
With pushback growing, the UN and leaders of the climate movement are also sounding more autocratic, claiming that nothing can stop them now. UN banners on giant screens around the conference boldly proclaimed victory. “The transformation is unstoppable,” they blared, even as political leaders from Holland and Argentina to the United States threaten to upend the whole agenda. Trump has repeatedly referred to the man-made warming hypothesis as a Chinese Communist Party “hoax.”
Separately, when Kerry was asked at COP28 about the prospect of Trump coming back to power and derailing the “progress” made on “climate,” he responded arrogantly. “They’re not going to stop this,” he told the world after making faces. “This economic transformation is going to be the biggest transformation in human history — it’s bigger by far than the industrial revolution — and it is going to happen.”
The New American asked seven U.S. senators at the UN summit about the prospect of Trump’s return to power and the fact that most Americans reject the man-made global-warming theory, with just over a third being willing to pay even one single additional dollar on their electric bills to “fight climate change.” Senator Chris Coons (R-Del.) sounded just as confident as Kerry that nothing could stop the agenda.
Boasting that the “Inflation Reduction Act,” described as the largest “climate” bill in world history, had already hooked conservative states with tens of billions of tax dollars, he painted it all as unstoppable. “Am I suggesting that were the former president to be our next president that everything would be fine? Not at all,” he said. “But I am saying that there is broad enough and deep enough support for continuing investments to combat climate change and for the Inflation Reduction Act and bipartisan infrastructure law; in particular that we will continue — we’ll continue to move forward regardless.”
As UN IPCC leaders and other technocrats seek more and more power at the expense of national sovereignty, democratic norms, individual rights, and self-government, opposition is growing in tandem. Americans and people around the world are clearly rejecting the agenda as costs and reality begin to hit home, with few Americans willing to fork over even a dollar a month for the cause. The prospect of voluntary submission to an all-powerful pseudo-scientific climate dictatorship under the IPCC is zero. But the battle is just getting started.
Hate And Hostility: ‘Saturday People Are The First Targets… The Sunday People Are Next’ – By David Fiorazo - https://harbingersdaily.com/hate-and-hostility-saturday-people-are-the-first-targets-the-sunday-people-are-next/
Narratives, talking points, and propaganda against the biblical worldview have been effective and are increasing. This has caused hostility toward Christians and Jews to spike. Spiritual warfare has manifested as forces of darkness have been working overtime.
From the godless protesters in NY at the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center to useful idiots on U.S. college campuses supporting Hamas, to young people in the UK wanting to ban the Bible, to Democrats claiming that the faith of American Christians is more of a threat than al-Queda, enemies of God are coming after Saturday people first, then Sunday people.
I spoke with Jan Markell on Worldview Matters last week and she agrees that prophetic battles are reaching a boiling point and that it seems an unprecedented number of “demons were unleashed” to carry out the horrific attacks against Israel by Hamas in October. Since then, protests have erupted around the world and most disturbingly on U.S. college campuses and city streets.
It would appear the army is being assembled for the revolution in part because Satan knows his time is short.
Retired Israel Defense Forces Major and Middle East expert Amir Tsarfati points out the terrorists often say Saturday people are the first targets and the Sunday people are next. These terms are used to identify Jews and Christians based on the days we worship. It’s interesting to me they’re not even hiding their agenda any longer.
In Arabic, the deadly, demonic Islamist threat goes like this: “On Saturday we kill the Jews, on Sunday we kill the Christians.”
On ‘Washington Watch’ with Tony Perkins, Amir Tsarfati recently shared concerns – not about the volatility of the Middle East, but about growing hostility in the U.S. You’ve likely seen headlines or read news stories about raging campus protests against Jews, but Tsarfati warned that right now, “America must wake up!” He stated:
“Your southern border is so open, and I can’t even imagine how many Hezbollah and Hamas cells are already in your country right now. They’re testing you. And look, they’ve waited and waited and deceived us and the whole world. And then boom, one day they will strike.”
Christians are fleeing many Middle Eastern countries where Jewish populations no longer exist due to them being driven out or killed. Enemies of God are coming after “people of the book” as well as the Bible we trust in.
Having been blessed with religious freedoms and the U.S. Constitution, are we really talking about lethal levels of antisemitism and Christian persecution in America? Yes, sadly, we are. It’s been brewing for a long time. For decades now, we have been in the crosshairs of the radical God-hating, globalist and Marxist left and they will not allow a serious crisis to go to waste.
But where was this evil cultivated and how has it been allowed to spread? The silence of American churches and most of our pulpits would be a good place to start. We have been sold on the lie that Christians should stay out of controversial, cultural battles. Do you know where your pastor stands on the key moral issues of the day? Why not?
Other usual suspects include the K-12 brainwash camps that have produced leftist social-justice activists and universities that have become fertile ground for anti-Christian and anti-Israel intolerance. Remember, to them, diversity means you look different but think the same.
How do we respond when accusations or lies go unchecked in media or in the public square including on social media? Have you noticed believers and conservatives in particular being framed or lumped together with “domestic terrorists,” right-wingers, and “Christian Nationalists”?
A week ago Friday, House Speaker Mike Johnson refused to back down when a leading Democrat attacked his Christian faith.
Wretched old James Carville said on CNN that Christians like Johnson are a “fundamental threat to the United States,” and added: “Mike Johnson and what he believes is one of the greatest threats we have today to the United States…”This is a bigger threat than al-Qaeda to this country.”
While others use such inflammatory rhetoric to exaggerate or to make a point, this is how some in the left-wing Democrat Party think. Absurd is too soft a word here. But for the uninformed electorate who watch this rubbish and believe the commentators without any facts or research to back up their claims, they’re convinced it’s true.
House Speaker Johnson responded to Carville’s attack, saying, “It’s twisted and shameful that a leading Democrat strategist says millions of Christians in America are a greater threat than foreign terrorists who murdered more than 3,000 Americans, …The Democratic Party should condemn this. But they won’t.”
The left also wants ignorant people to think that all Christians are trying to control or convert the country – against the Constitution – and force our religion on the masses. Because of their success pushing this propaganda, their recent attacks have been effective in changing public opinion apart from the truth.
I explain how we got here, what their tactics are, and how we can respond in my new book Assault on the Image of God.
More and more people today support the idea that true believers in Christ should be censored or even punished in some way. My very first interview on the book was with Pastor JB Hixson and it was immediately removed from YouTube because it apparently violated “community guidelines.” It’s now on Rumble.
One last example to drive home the point that people are increasingly open to attacking the biblical worldview and those who adhere to it.
There’s a new poll by Whitestone Insights over in the U.K. showing that young adults are willing to ban the Bible as ‘Hate Speech.’ People were simply asked if they agree with the following statement:
“Unless the offending parts can be edited out, books containing what some perceive as hate speech should be banned from general sale, including if necessary religious texts such as the Bible.”
Not surprisingly, a substantial amount of Brits agreed and we are seeing the fruit of this mindset there as more Christians are discriminated against. Naturally, 18 to 34-year-olds are the most supportive with 23% agreeing to punish Bible believers. This didn’t happen overnight and what happens in the UK doesn’t stay in the UK.
In John chapter 15, Jesus warns His followers that the world would hate Christians because He chose us and because “you are not of this world.”
Sarah Holliday at the Washington Stand reminds us that we can not only expect pushback to the biblical worldview but that it will intensify and become more common. The world simply hates the Truth we proclaim. She explains:
Scripture repeatedly informs us that we will be hated, rejected, and persecuted for our faith, so we shouldn’t be surprised. Following Jesus means to counter all of man’s natural desires, making it both controversial and offensive to the unconverted. And the Bible, authoritative and eternal, does not change with the times.
Praise God we have an unchangeable, unshakable foundation to place our faith completely upon, the Rock of Christ. Stay strong in these last days, my friend. We may be hearing a lot about peace, safety, and security very soon. Don’t fall for it.
Daily Jot: Stupidocrisy: Hate in the name of humanitarianism - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Those who are demonstrating for a free Palestine “from the river to the sea” are the worst kind of hate mongers. This goes far beyond “antisemitism,” the polite way of expressing hate for Jews. The government is quick to condemn, even criminally charge, those who speak against the LGBTQ+ agenda as hate speech, but marching in the streets while shouting a phrase that is code for killing every Jew is apparently OK. But don’t you dare show up in Washington, DC with thoughts that election fraud was a real thing; Or questioning global warming; Or against mandatory vaccines; Or standing for the life of the unborn. But, hey, if you want the extermination of Jews, the streets are yours. This is worse than insane.
Have we become such a “tolerant” society that people have the right to say what they want and demonstrate in the streets even if it is advocating annihilation for an entire people group? How is it that America’s college kids are so stupid that they can say out of one side of their mouth “hate doesn’t live here,” and from the other side “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”? How is it that university presidents can testify before Congress and when put on the spot, dodge and duck like Mohammed Ali, why this hate speech is allowed on their campus’s? Is society so very “tolerant” that decent people have to be bullied by the indecent and barbaric mantra that is a dog whistle or code for genocide?
Polls are showing that the Democratic Party is losing support of Muslims because Biden is supporting Israel. How stupid is that? Biden is trying to stop Israel from ridding the world of these hate-mongering, genocidal maniacs at the same time as he is saying he supports Israel’s right to self-defense. Below the surface, the Biden bunch is doing everything it can to diplomatically undermine Israel while throwing billions at the terrorists for “humanitarian” purposes. It’s one thing to denounce what this group of “free Palestinians” did on October 7. It is yet another to proudly support them with millions of taxpayer dollars. Harsh? Not really. How do you think those 800 tunnels were built under hospitals and schools and stocked with missiles? It’s “humanitarian” money. Where is all this hate in the name of humanitarianism centralized?
A November Quinnipiac University Poll clearly indicates a 69% core of the Democratic Party believe Hamas is responsible for the October 7 terrorist attack on Israeli citizens, yet 41% support the Palestinians, and 60% disapprove of Israel’s response. Worse, 52% of 18-34 year-old voters support the “Palestinians.” The “Palestinians,” represented by Hamas, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Authority, Iran, and other barbarians, want to rid the world of Jews. One cannot divorce the “Palestinian” cause from the stated mission of complete Jewish genocide. How can reasonable humans, Democrat or otherwise, say they support this? My G-D! In Zechariah 12:9 the Lord says, “I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” This hate we are seeing is not only, say it with me…Stupidocrisy…it is a death wish.
Daily Devotion: “We’ve Come to Worship” - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him —Matthew 2:2
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/weve-come-to-worship/ - Listen
History tells us that King Herod was a paranoid tyrant. Because of his paranoia, he had his wife and three sons executed because he thought they were trying to steal his throne. He also gave the order that the most distinguished citizens of Israel were to be arrested on the day of his death to guarantee there would be mourning in the nation upon his death.
Interestingly, Herod also liked to refer to himself as the king of the Jews. So when wise men arrived from the East and were asking about a child who had been born king of the Jews, it was the wrong thing to say to a man like Herod. The Bible tells us, “King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem” (Matthew 2:3 NLT).
The word “disturbed” used here means “agitated,” “stirred up,” or “shaken up.” Herod was the king. He was the man in control. And whenever Herod was stressed out, everyone else was stressed out too.
By bitter experience, the people knew that if Herod sensed a potential coup or a threat to his power, he would start having people killed. Thus, he tried to have the so-called king of the Jews put to death. Matthew tells us that Herod “sent soldiers to kill all the boys in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, based on the wise men’s report of the star’s first appearance” (verse 16 NLT).
There are a lot of people like Herod today. They won’t allow anyone or anything to interfere with their career, their lifestyle, their plans, or their ambitions. They don’t mind taking time off to commemorate the birth of Jesus, but that is the extent of it.
Jesus is all right, as long as He stays in the manger as a baby. But they don’t like the idea of Jesus dying on a cross for them and rising from the dead. They don’t like the idea of Jesus saying they need turn from their sins and put their faith in Him. Like Herod, they see Jesus as a threat.
A lot of people are okay with God—if He stays out of their lives. They want God assisting them, someone to call in case of an emergency. But that is the extent of their faith. They wrongly believe they make their own luck, are the captains of their own ships, and the masters of their own destinies.
The reality is they are none of those things. A nonbeliever, according to the Bible, is under the control of someone else, and that someone is known as Satan (see 2 Timothy 2:25–26).
Eventually we must start thinking for ourselves. We must recognize that nothing this world has to offer us will fill the void in our lives that was created to be filled by God Himself. No experience, no possession, and no accomplishment will fill it. Not even religion or morality will fill it. What we need is Jesus.
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