November 26, 2011

What Will the One-World Religion Be?

How to Prepare for the Coming Depression (Excerpt)
By Kenneth Uptegrove,
Originally Published in July 2007 - Now, let’s go another direction for a minute.

The Bible speaks of a one-world religion that will deceive people of every religion on earth in the latter part of the last days. But I think this religion has ALWAYS been the world religion. What can that religion be?

It is highly improbable, and seemingly inconceivable, that any existing religion (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jewish or Christianity, etc.) could convert the whole world to its doctrine, but religions such as Islam would like to force all living humans into submission to their religion.

That will be the goal of this false religion, not to convert, but force us to need them in order to survive. How can that be done?

Most people's religion is a traditional heritage, a religious veneer that covers their underlying love of money and the power it brings (to dominate and survive): The love of money, and the power it brings (to dominate and survive). In a word: Self, the most primal of instincts.

Christians whose subliminal God is money show that they can be seduced and drawn from God. Since the love of money is the world religion, God will cast down this false God, this idol of worship. Therefore it should not surprise us that a worldwide depression is imminent.

I think that Bill Clinton (when running for president) was a prophet to the antichrist system/religion when he said, "It is the economy, stupid!" My study of world history shows me that the antichrist system is so subtle, so subversive, so wise, but so powerful — all at the same time — that very few are aware of its existence. This religion originated in the Garden of Eden when Satan originally sold this lie to Adam and Eve.

A religion is anything you love, admire, and devote most of your attention to. Self-preservation — the survival instinct — is so basic to human nature that we don't think about it, or write about it, or preach sermons on it.

That is why the one-world religion can be described as the perfect conspiracy, because it is a subliminal, subconscious religion. We treasure, and are driven, by the gratuitous instinct to survive; and that can be defined as a subliminal, invisible religion.

Way too many Christians vote their pocketbook and for the power to dominate. Look at what is generally called Bible believing Christians. They appear to be zealous in their faith, yet way too many vote in diametric contradiction to the Word of God when they vote their pocketbook and forget that they are also voting for abortion, the homosexual agenda, anti-Americanism, and socialism (i.e., the most antichrist and liberal of political candidates).
"True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence." - Franklin Delanor Roosevelt
In other words, when we lose our economic security, we also lose our freedom, and are forced to survive any way we can.

I called Bill Clinton a prophet because his, "It’s the economy, stupid" prophecy was fulfilled. The nation believed him... and his subliminal, one-world religion message of self-preservation.

The Bible shows me a coming world leader who will exploit this self-preservation instinct and will bring this religion to its logical conclusion. And if possible, even some of the very elect will be deceived by this appeal to their pocketbook and personal security.

On the one hand this is a gloom and doom message, but on the other hand this is the age (the days just prior to the Second Coming) when the Church will come forth in her greatest power, glory, and victory.

The cruel, demented leadership of Adolph Hitler probably directly resulted in more death and destruction than any other single individual in history. The name Hitler will forever be one of the most ugly scars on human history. However, even Churchill acknowledged that if Hitler had died in 1938, he would have been considered one of the greatest leaders of all time.

November 16, 2011

Worshipping 'Mother Earth' and Man as His Own Savior

The Green Religion

By Gary Stearman

Today, Christians are watching intently as the world rapidly turns in a direction that is increasingly and strangely alien to their way of thinking. The Apostle Paul had it right. He foresaw a day when men would worship the creation more than its Creator.

In the last few decades, a competing system of thought has become a powerful medium of change. It has all but overthrown the idea of a providential God, and has adopted a new form of religion, centered about ecological preservation. It sees human beings, not God, as the most powerful force in the world. Their behavior is seen as out of control and threatening in the most fundamental way. Their numbers, their use of polluting chemicals, waste-water and food threaten the earth. They are viewed as "ecologically illiterate."

By contrast, Christians view the world as the product of a Creator-God, who not only originated a living system, but continues to oversee it. At a certain time, He will favor it with an ultimate set of outcomes, both of judgment and blessing. Concerning the earth, we believe that its history has … and its future will … unfold according to His pattern.

This is the model that emerges from our faith, and it produces a certain way of thinking. We believe that this planet has been handed over to the stewardship of man. He has been given the prerogative of managing its systems for a certain period of time:
"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth" (Genesis 1:27-28).
At the end of that time, the Lord will judge this world and its systems. The prophets speak of a tumultuous future period. This "day of the Lord" will radically remake the world, producing a favorable environment and perfect meteorological conditions for the Kingdom Age.

For us, this is an article of faith. For the thinker outside this faith, there is only fear and trembling, as he watches a burgeoning population, decreasing resources and destabilizing meteorology. He feels alone at the edge of a vast galaxy, isolated on a tiny ball, whose ecology he sees as perilously close to collapse — meaning the end of humanity.

On the other hand, the Christian way of thinking accepts the classic model of science, in which its theories and methodologies of its conceptual framework attribute reality to the hand of God. Science has come to speak of a certain pattern of thinking, such as this one, as a "paradigm." This term generally refers to a template that describes the way everyday reality is viewed.

Christians see the Lord as the innermost force of creation:
"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

"Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed Heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds;

"Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high" (Hebrews 1:1-3).
These, the opening verses of the epistle to the Hebrews, clearly state that the Son — Jesus — is both Creator and Heir of all that we see. Furthermore, He holds the Creation together. His will is the primary factor of everything we call "reality."

And People Laugh at Bible Prophecy!

Secular minds tend to view humanity as an invading pestilence, crawling on the earth’s surface. Pundits and professors write that man is ultimately self-destructive and must be controlled before he reaches the point of catastrophic collapse.

An excellent example of this sort of thought can be found in a book written over forty years ago by Dr. Paul Ehrlich. In 1968, this professor of biological sciences at Stanford University wrote an influential book, entitled, The Population Bomb. In the book, he authoritatively predicted that humanity was on the verge of a colossal downfall, perhaps within the next decade. At that time, using demographic observations and estimates of available food and water, he predicted that humanity was about to implode. He envisioned three possible scenarios. All three end in chaos...

In Ehrlich’s vision of the near future, people die by the millions. Then international authorities come up with a population control plan.
"The plan is to be initiated in 1985, when it is calculated that the major die-back will be over, using famine relief distribution stations as bases for both facilities and personnel. The plan will eventually cover the entire world and is programmed with a goal of a total world population of two billion in 2025 and 1.5 billion in 2100" ("The Population Bomb," pp. 72-79).  

The above speculations seem childish in the extreme, yet Ehrlich is lauded while people laugh at Bible prophecy! He and others of his school of thought worship at the altar of the world system with a deep sense of dread. Nevertheless, academic leaders and government authorities followed Ehrlich’s lead and went on to predict dire famine and pestilence for the concluding decades of the twentieth century. They actually take him seriously.

But take note … the world is now heading toward a population of seven billion, and doing quite well. Ehrlich thought that two billion people were too many.

In the years following the release of his book, there were local famines, some quite serious, but global upheaval and deaths in the hundreds of millions never came. In retrospect, Dr. Ehrlich was trying to stir up a crisis that would create a mandate for change. Secular authorities constantly operate in this way: management by crisis creates the opportunity for control.

Green Politics

For him, the answer lay in social collapse, followed by rigorous, authoritarian control of global society to control population and fairly distribute the produce of the world economy. His approach now seems naïve and quaint, both in its predictions and its solutions to an imagined set of problems.

But others have followed him, evolving their own answer to the world’s burgeoning population. From their thinking has emerged a new paradigm. It is commonly known as the "green revolution."

Dr. Fritjof Capra, founder and director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, is perhaps the leading theoretician in this field of study. In 1984, he co-authored a book, entitled Green Politics. In it, and in other publications since, he has advanced a new paradigm, or model, for the stabilization of planet earth, which he sees as threatened by human destruction.

He is consistently critical of the "old science," which teaches that global ecology can be understood by studying its individual parts … biology, chemistry, the physics of weather, and so on. Instead, he advances a theory in which the earth is a "living system," which must be understood as an integrated ecology.  

He foresees a new science centered around "ecological literacy." It is this area of knowledge that he envisions as the salvation of planet earth. Put simply, he believes that man’s destruction of the planet (through man-caused global warming or excess production of carbon dioxide) can only be stopped when humanity has risen to an acceptable level of ecological literacy.

Many now believe that perceiving the world in this way offers mankind’s only hope of survival. Al Gore’s documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," is the direct outgrowth of Capra’s thinking.

Gore’s ideas of man-made global warming and the proposed cap-and-trade taxation of carbon are the direct result of the new "eco-literacy." The public school systems of the world are now being flooded with the new thought, called "post-modern thought," which distrusts classical education.

One leading thinker — Dr. David W. Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College — teaches that we must recognize that modern culture is not ecologically sustainable. Man’s behavior threatens all life on planet earth. He proposes that civic morality must be based upon Ecological Literacy, the title of his recent book. As a perfect model of post-modern thought, he proposes tailoring all education to this end.

He writes that he is concerned about "the role education must play in the journey to a post-modern world:"
"Education in the modern world was designed to further the conquest of nature and the industrialization of the planet. It tended to produce unbalanced, under-dimensioned people tailored to fit the modern economy. Post-modern education must have a different agenda, one designed to heal, connect, liberate, empower, create, and celebrate. Post-modern education must be life-centered."
His writing makes it increasingly obvious that "life-centered" means what we would think of as the worship of life, itself, not God as the Creator of that life. It is nothing less than a new religion.

It is just as Paul wrote:
"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

"And changed the glory of the un-corruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:

"Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen" (Romans 1:21-25).
To the worshipers of ecology, evolution is god, and the greening of the earth is their worship.

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