Note: If you are a follower of political correctness or someone who can’t think for themselves you will probably be offended by what I am about to write.
This Thursday, the 22nd of April is according to the followers of the religion of “Climate Change” their “holiest day”. It is called Earth Day. You can’t miss it. The TV is advertising it; companies are saying they are going to shut off their electricity for a while all in aid of worship of the Earth. This day was launched 40 years in the USA by Sen. Gaylord Nelson. It is now recognised in 100’s of countries. Most religions have a holy book and Climate change is no different (by the way I believe that climate change is a religion based on the fact that it has never been proven and you need to have faith in it). Climate change followers have their holy book also which is called “The Environmental handbook”. The book states that each tree and stream has its own guardian spirit. And Christianity is hugely at fault for environmental woes. They think we believe that it is God’s will to exploit nature (p. 20-21). Thanks to Christianity, we will see a worsening ecological crisis (p. 25). The book also says, “No technical solution can rescue us from the misery of overpopulation. Freedom to breed will bring ruin to all. The only way we can preserve more precious freedoms is by relinquishing the freedom to breed.” (p.49, Garrett Hardin). That’s called population control. Just like the global warming crowd, they want a whole lot of us to go away. On page 324, the book promotes polygamy and group marriage. It pushes for a “revolution of consciousness” and enlightenment while praising Gnostics, hip Marxists, Teilhard de Chardin Catholics, druids, Taoists, witches, Yogins, Bhikkus, Quakers, Sufis, Tibetans, Zens, Shamans, Bushmen, American Indians, Polynesians, anarchists, and alchemists. (p. 331).
But here’s the worst news. Take a look at the sacred earth prayer found in this book: “Mother, Father, God, Universal Power — remind us daily of the sanctity of all life. Touch our hearts with the glorious oneness of all creation as we strive to respect all the living beings on this planet. Penetrate our souls with the beauty of this earth, as we attune ourselves to the rhythm and flow of the seasons. Awaken our minds with the knowledge to achieve a world in perfect harmony and grant us the wisdom to realize that we can have heaven on earth.”
So why are people and especially some evangelicals lured into this? The direct reference to “Mother Earth,” “Heaven on earth,” and prayer to a “Universal Power,” should be huge red flags that “Earth Day” and some related ecology events are pagan events to be shunned. Instead, we have Web sites representing evangelicals who are promoting this big time. According to the Bible, we are to be good stewards of the Earth, but we cannot save it. Only God can. The Bible says, “For we know that the whole creation groans and labours with birth pangs” (Romans 8:22) as it waits Earth’s real liberation — the return of Christ. Make no mistake that “Earth Day” and climate Change does represent a “religion.” It is the religion of “Mother Earth”.
God cares about the creation and does not want Christians or anyone else abusing it. His care didn’t stop after six days. It says in Psalm 104: 5 and 24, that, “You set the earth on its foundations, so that it shall never be shaken — O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” The command that human beings are given to steward or manage the Earth is both a huge privilege and a great responsibility. It carries with it immense power for good or evil. Creation is something good. It reflects the goodness and character of God. He made it. He loves it. We need to treat it properly. But we do not need to worship it. This is idolatry of the worst kind.
As you can probably guess, I do not believe in Climate Change. You just have to watch Climate Changes “god”, Al Gore and his film to see how many holes are in his argument. I was never strong at science but I was strong in history, and as I have always said, you will never understand how we live today and the future unless you understand the past. This isn’t the first time that this has happened. In the 11th and 12th Centuries we had a similar experience. The world heated up drastically for a while then cooled just as drastically. There was plague and famines. There were religious wars. What does this remind you off? Unless you have been living like a hermit you will realise that what happened then is also happening now. By the way where were all the planes and factories at this time? O that’s right there wasn’t any. So obviously it couldn’t have been man made. Please think for yourselves and stop being spoon fed by the liberal leftist media. Even if I say that climate Change is a possibility that still would not convince me to do anything about it. After all the Bible is very clear about what is going to happen and there is nothing that you or I can do to stop it. One day everything will be made new. There will be a new Earth and a New Heaven. And I for sure can’t wait for that to happen. So on Earth Day, please just ignore and tell other people you know to ignore it also. It is a pagan festival with no connection whatsoever to the God of the Bible.
I just wish to share this video of an interview with Walid Shoebat showing the TRUTH about what is happening in the Middle East and not the LIES spread by the liberal leftest media that we have in this country. Enjoy.
I just want to throw out a few thoughts on the issue of Orphans. I have been thinking about this for a while now and thought I would throw it out there. Before I start I want to make clear that I have no problem with orphanages or westerners adopting orphans (I have been supporting the organisation Shepherd Serve for many years), but I want to see is there a better way or even an alternative to the way things happen currently.
I for one believe that Children should be raised in a family environment with a Mummy and Daddy as the ideal (although this is not always possible if one leaves or dies). It should never be (like in the UK) allowed or permitted for homosexuals to adopt (In my opinion this is child abuse of a psychological nature and should be stamped out immediately).
Though the organisation I support they help many orphanages round the world like in East Africa, Latin America and Burma to name but a few places. These places do a good job and provide a good Christian environment for these Children. But they are still only a replacement for a real family and they are institutions. People who live a long time in institutions become institutionalised and I have seen this with my own eyes through my work. Again let me reiterate that these places are doing a good job but they are not the ideal.
In the Letter of James, James makes it very clear that one of our responsibilities of believers is to look after orphans and widows. But are we doing this or are we taking the easy way out by opening up institutions. My idea is simple that believers who are capable should adopt some of these Orphans especially in the nation where they are from (although western Adoption is also fine but is very expensive, especially with all the corruption which goes on). Take for example the City of Guayaquil in Ecuador. There are 100’s of Evangelical Churches some large some small. If for instance each Church agreed to find one family within the Church who where capable and willing to Adopt, then overnight you would see 100’s of orphans in Guayaquil being adopted into a Christian environment. The family would supply spiritual as well as physical needs for the child. The Church could supply support. And if there was a problem with finance, in that the best family for the job didn’t have money to provide or the Church was too poor, then money that was coming from the West to support the orphanages could be diverted to the family. For a start this would save £1000’s as it would be cheaper for a family to look after an adopted child than an orphanage and it would also be better the child to be taken out of the institution and placed into a normal family. Obviously all the right check would need to be made. But if this was done in Church after Church; city after city and nation after nation, sooner or later there would be very few orphans left in need of help.
Obviously these are just ideas and need to be fleshed out a bit but I think they are ideas that could be built on. When you walk down some of these City centres, whether they by Guayaquil, Rio or anywhere else, there is no need to have to see children begging, working and living in squalor if we would all pull or resources and ideas together. Maybe I am being a bit to simplistic about this, but I do believe that it is possible to at the very least place a child in a loving warm family where they will at the very least have there basic needs met, both physical and Spiritual. The only down side in my ideas as far as I can see is that it would mean the closing down of many orphanages world wide. What a good day that would be. Yes unfortunately orphanages are still needed at present and I encourage you to keep supporting organisation which supports them. But eventually it would be good to see our support being diverted from orphanages to Christian families who have adopted these children. It is not an impossible goal, but a very realistic goal if only we are to work together. At the end of the day we are called as believers to take care of orphans and shouldn’t this mean in the best possible environment possible.
Have a think about it and come up with ideas of how we can help. Maybe God has called you to be one of these families who are prepared to adopt. If so do it. Think about it.
Anyone who loves God has no choice but also to love Israel. Anyone who supports democracy and freedom has no choice but to support Israel. I do not understand Churches which are anti-Israel. How can Churches like the Presbyterian Church in the USA call itself a Church when they promote boycotting Israel. At the end of the day it is us according to Paul in Romans who are grafted into Israel not the other way round. As far as I am concerned, Christians who stand against Israel and are anti-semetic must ask themselves do they really believe in the God of the Bible. The God of the Bible is also the God of Israel and if you hate Israel I take it you also hate most of the Bible. You cannot have it both ways. When I was growing up must Churches publicly stood with Israel but now most Church hardly ever mention Israel. What are we ashamed off. The Jews are God’s chosen people whether you like to admit it or not. A fact is a fact whether you agree with it or not and God doesn’t need your input to decide what is a fact. So I call on all Christians everywhere to stand with Israel throught think and thin. That is what the Bible calls us to do.
One of the biggest problems in understanding prophecy is unlocking symbolism in the Bible. We don’t understand the language and we try to read it using our own understanding and cultural background. This will only take you so far but you will always come up short. One of the problems in our time is that many take some of these symbols literally. Yes some may be but not all will make sense if you are always looking for the literal reading. Once we can unlock the symbols in the text we will have an easier time in understanding what the prophet is actually trying to say to us.
One such example is the use of the word Mountain. On some occasions the Prophet is referring to a literal mountain but on many occasions he is referring to a Kingdom or Empire. It all depends on the context.
Let’s look at a few verses.
“My sheep wandered around aimlessly on every mountain and hill; yes, my sheep were scattered all over the land, with no one to search for them or look after them.” (Ezekiel 34:6)
Obviously God’s sheep (The Jews) were scattered in the Diaspora into different nations, so the word “mountain” is symbolic for nation, empire, or kingdom.
“We wish you would tear open heaven and come down, so the mountains would shake at your presence! It would be like fire kindling the brush, and the fire then makes the water boil. Then your enemies would know your name, the nations would tremble before you! When you did tremendous things that we were not expecting, we wish that you would come down, so that the mountains would shake at your presence!” (Isaiah 64:1-3).
We see here again that mountains and nations is interchangeable and many times in prophecy refer to the same thing.
Psalm 46, “God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we are unafraid, even if the earth gives way, even if the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea, even if its waters rage and foam, and mountains shake at its turbulence. There is a river whose streams gladden the city of God, the holy habitation of Elyon—God is in the city. It will not be moved—when daybreak comes, God will help it. Nations were in turmoil, kingdoms were moved; his voice thundered forth, and the earth melted away.”
In verse 3 above, the “mountains shake” and in verse 6 “the nations are in turmoil” and “kingdoms were moved”. So, when comparing verse 3 and 6 we can conclude that the “mountains” are nations/kingdoms. Besides that mountain here clearly means nations, it is interesting from this verse and many others to note that waters and rivers are the flow of nations, peoples and tongues. This is exactly what John interpreted in Revelation 17:15 “And he said unto me, the waters you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, multitudes, and nations, and tongues.”
To understand what something means, we must always first go to the Bible, and with a simple search we can easily find the meaning. Now we can understand what Jesus meant when he said, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”
In other words, if we have faith, we can affect kingdoms and nations. This is so true. Yet so many have taken this literally and made the Bible sound like a book of magic.
Jesus is Alive!! Do you believe it? Good, because Satan also believes and trembles. It is no good believing a fact only, you need to act on it. We are called to believe and also to repent and be baptised (See my article above on “What must we do to be saved?”). It is because that Jesus resurrected from the Dead that we know one day we also will be resurrected. Jesus resurrection means that we have access to the Holies of Holies and that we can become new creation in Him. Most of us have heard the phrase “Sinners saved by Grace”, this is a good phrase but I prefer the phrase coined by Neil T Anderson, “Saints who sometimes sin”. Because Jesus is alive we can, if we wish to enter in, become Saints. We do not need some Church authority to decide who can be a saint or not, because we read in the Scriptures that we are part of the Sainthood of all believers because Jesus is Alive.
I want to show you who we are in Christ because of his resurrection (If we repent) by quoting a number of verses. I will leave out where they are from as it flows better that way. It was Neil T Anderson who put these verses together in his book the Bondage Breaker. As you read it just realise this is who we are if we only accept Jesus and repent and be baptised.
I am not the great “I Am”, but by the grace of God, I am what I am. I am the salt of the earth. I am the light of the world. I am a Child of God. I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ’s life. I am Christ’s friend. I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit. I am a slave of righteousness. I am enslaved to God. I am a son of God; God is spiritually my Father. I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him. I am a temple—a dwelling place—of God. His Spirit and His life dwell in me. I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him. I am a member of Christ’s body. I am a new creation. I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation. I am a son of God and one in Christ. I am an heir of God since I am a son of God. I am a Saint. I am God’s workmanship—His handiwork—born anew in Christ to do His work. I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family. I am a prisoner of Christ. I am righteous and holy. I am a citizen of Heaven, seated in heaven right now. I am hidden with Christ in God. I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life. I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved. I am a son of light and not of darkness. I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling. I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life. I am one of God’s living stones, being built in Christ as a spiritual house. I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of God’s own possession. I am an alien and a stranger to this world in which I temporally live. I am an enemy of the Devil.
This is who we are because Jesus is alive. Do we live like we believe it or do we give victory to Satan every time we are awake. Read it. Meditate on it. And live it.
There is nothing in the Bible that I believe is there by chance. And here is another example of that.
After the conquest of Joshua was completed, the land of Canaan was divided, by lot, among the Twelve Tribes (there are actually 13 tribes). The Tribe of Levi, however, did not inherit land as “the Lord was their inheritance.” They where, however, awarded 48 cities, 6 of which were designated “cities of refuge.”
If someone was killed by an assailant, his slayer would be pursued by the next of kin, the goel, the avenger of blood. In the case were there was no premeditation – what we would term “manslaughter,” – the slayer could seek refuge in the nearest city of refuge. Assuming that he could convince the elders at the gate of the city that there was no premeditation, etc., he was secure from the avenger of blood, as long as he remained within the city. If the slayer left the confinces of the city of refuge, he was fair game to the avenger of blood.
In Israel they had no police force, or prisons. Still, it does seem like a strange procedure. The fate of the slayer was dependent upon his ability to access the nearest city of refuge.
And what has the death of the High Priest, in distant Jerusalem, have to do with any of this? Why should this impact the status of the fugitive refugee? And what has this got to do with us? If we look at it with Jesus at the centre of it we will begin to see more clearly.
Was Jesus’ death “first degree” (premeditated) murder or “second degree” (manslaughter)? From God’s point of view, it was “first degree.” It was ordained “being delievered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God,” (Acts 2:23) and, so, from the Father’s point of view, it was indeed premeditated. In fact, it was a deal struck with the Son before the foundation of the world!
But what about our position? After all, it was our sins which put Him on the cross! Would this be considered “first” or “second” degree murder?
Remember the words of Jesus Himself, (who after all is our own defense counsel): “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34). So from this point of view it should be considered manslaughter, and this in turn would qualify us to flee to our city of refuge.
And just where is our city of refuge? In Jesus Christ Himself, of course.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
“For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of the sin and death.” (Romans 8:2).
And all this was to obtain until the death of the High Priest. Who is our High Priest? Jesus Christ. (we see this in the book of Hebrews). And it was His death that has freed us from the pursuit of the Avenger of Blood. (Rom. 8:1). However, every check, to be cashed, requires an endorsment of the receipt. Ever pardon needs an acceptance. Have you laid claim to what He has purchased for you?
We are all victims of the seepool of deceit of this world and our genetic defect of sin. Yet He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And He is waiting to hear from you. Flee to the City of Refuge, The City of Refuge, Jesus Christ Himself and he will defend and protect you friom the avenger of Blood.