Evolution, the chief tenet of the religion called humanism, now has a unifying doctrine, and it is a color. Want to guess the color? That’s right, we are hit between the eyes today with the doctrine often when we watch TV, listen to a radio, or read a newspaper or news or other magazine. Oh, and we must not forget that the doctrine is ubiquitous on the internet when we light up our monitors and log on.
Green was once popularly used to express the unattractive color of envy, of jealousy. The phrase “the greened-eyed monster” was unflattering when applied. Today, a green-eyed monster is assaulting us from every angle. It comes at us with the incessant hue and cry that America is the most evil national entity of all when it comes to harming Planet Earth. We use most of the world’s energy sources is the rave, thus we are chiefly responsible for polluting humankind out of existence, according to the ecological priesthood who police the rest of us. The green-eyed monster is focused on America, because we won’t simply divide up this nation’s wealth and distribute to the have-not peoples of the world.
This accusation that the U.S. is the most culpable in destroying earth’s ecology comes against America, even though we are first and with the most in assistance any time there is a major disaster anywhere in the world. For example, we are providing, or have offered to provide –when the dictators allow—almost the entire needed disaster relief, through supplies and funding, in the wake of the cyclone in Burma and the earthquake in China. The oil-rich middle eastern monarchs and dictators give next to nothing while piling up the petrodollars paid them in large part by the citizenry of the United States of America.
The world envies America with green-eyed jealousy, and at the same time has its hand out for all it can get from this nation. It holds a stiletto in its collective clenched fist behind its back desiring to stab America with thrusts of vitriol from the United Nations and from every other quarter that wishes us ill.
The evolution/humanism doctrine of “greening”–the rant that constantly seeks to inculcate the world with the specious claims that we must come together to save Mother Earth’s ecology by doing all things environmentally safe—is indeed “greening” us. We remember the term used in movie-makers’ attempts to recreate jargon that was part of the lexicon of days of the old West. John Wayne would call someone a “Greenhorn.” Or, he would ask someone trying to con him: “Are you “greening me?” This would usually be followed by the Duke’s right fist flattening the one trying to take advantage, or “green” him, in those old movies.
One dictionary definition of “green” is the following: “(of a person) inexperienced, naïve, or gullible (The Oxford Pocket Dictionary). Those global elitists who are determined to fund their grandiose changed world order by picking America’s pocket in trying to get us to join the Kyoto protocols and other “green” endeavors’ call to “save the planet” are “greening” us, dear reader. Even though they don’t truly realize the purpose of the new world they want to shape, they nonetheless serve the true conspirator, Lucifer, who wants to get things ready for his man of the tribulation hour–Antichrist.
America, if naïve, if gullible, will succumb to the same siren call of great cultures of the past. Here’s what God says about this oft-repeated “greening” by Satan throughout the annals of human history:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 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 uncorruptible 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 dishonour 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” (Rom. 1: 18-25).
This recent version of the doctrine of Satan’s eco-worship is, like the color of the fourth horse of the apocalypse, chloros green, the color green of a decayed corpse. The doctrine is deceptive; it is deadly.
Does this mean that Christians should ignore our environment, and treat it like a refuse dump? Of course not, and a true child of the Living God would never treat the planet God gave us to live upon in such a manner. But, that’s the diatribe of all who are attempting to “green” us. If we won’t fall for their con job like greenhorns, we are out to destroy the planet is the mantra with which they try to shame us.
We should keep Planet Earth clean by our daily efforts to personally not treat it like a garbage dumpster. We must not, however, worship “Mother Earth”–a beast that exists only in the minds of those who worship the creation more than the Creator.
Don’t let them “green” you.
Fear is on the rise in America and the world at the moment. It is a type of fear that comes upon humankind almost like nervous milling about that stirs within the wildebeests of the Serengeti just before predators set them to flight. There are many reasons this is so. But one reason in particular especially agitates the simmering fear. It is the culprit more than all of the other reasons combined for the building anxiety today.
Before we address that most profound reason for fear of things to come, let’s look at the many other causes that make fear levels rise across the nation and the world. Those causes involve a myriad of issues and events. We and others who consider our times in light of Bible prophecy continually attempt to analyze those matters and present our findings to anyone and everyone who will stop, look, and listen.
For the masses of humanity in third-world regions, such as vast areas of Africa, Asia, and other bleak places, panic is a daily search for the next bite of food and swallow of water. We see the frail bodies, the distended stomachs, the flies on the faces of those whose wide, searching eyes look to the cameras filming them for their next life-sustaining morsel.
These suffering souls are not often demonstrative with their fear because their circumstances have denuded them of energy, and have robbed them of the ability to know how near to starvation they have come. The world turns a blind eye, for the most part, to the plight of these emaciated hordes. The group of people who are looking the other way too often includes even those of us who are watchmen on the wall for the signals of Christ’s return.
Starvation, nonetheless, is one of the sure signs of where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline. That millions of people are caught up in growing famine dramatically forewarns that the black horse of the Apocalypse will one day, perhaps soon, ride forth. But growing famine is not the greatest reason for the geometrically progressing worry around the globe.
Thinking on fear burgeoning within the civilized areas of the world, we briefly review the more familiar causes. These involve topics we have exhaustively examined in recent days:
- Iran is on the verge of becoming a possessor of nuclear weaponry. Israel can’t and won’t let this happen. The potential for war—nuclear war—breaking out in the Middle East is not just possible, but likely, considering the realities involved.
- North Korea is a loose cannon that already has nuclear capability, according to some experts. Even China, its chief governor in the nation-state sense, can’t seem to control the North Korean madmen and their threats.
- ISIS, perhaps the most beastly force on the planet at the moment is on the move in the Middle East. They behead children –even infants—and rape and murder women as part of their means of earning salvation when they go to their god, Allah. The American administration isn’t willing to take the lead in destroying this hellish force. It’s a matter of time until Israel will be forced to deal with them, as is the case with the threat from Iran.
- Pakistan, a nuclear power, is in disarray, with constant threats of overthrow against its decreasingly pro-American position within its leadership. Terrorists threaten to blow up things and kill people in every part of the world. New York and other major American cities and their large, densely-congregated populations are in the bull’s eye for attack by terrorists with possibly horrific weapons, including those that are nuclear, biological, and chemical.
- The United States of America daily experiences assaults from within, chipping away at individual rights and national sovereignty. The U.S. Constitution is under constant assault, and the system of checks and balances is out the window. Congress shrinks from its responsibility to the American people, while there is observably a power grab of unprecedented proportions. Morality plummets, while entertainment madness infects old and young alike, taking thoughts of preserving the republic far from the citizenry. U.S. leadership in economy, diplomacy, and most every other category is on the skids. Corporate America has become a sick, dying entity—thanks to elected officials who seem intent on the government owning/running private enterprise. By their constant striving to meld the American economy with the socialist economic structures of Europe, they are destroying this nation—whether wittingly or not. These, by running up multi-trillion dollar deficits, are giving away hope for future generations to know the prosperity of past generations of Americans. The neo-Babel builders herd America’s great wealth, technology, and influence toward end-times Babylon—the long-anticipated New World Order. President Obama’s administration and the leaderships of most other G-20 nations are violating at every turn God’s prescription for interacting with His chosen nation, Israel. The world’s diplomatic community, of course, has no idea of the prophetic ramifications of dealing treacherously with Israel, so it has no qualms about trying to force a peace that can never truly be made this side of Christ’s Second Advent. However, there is a sense of extreme danger that even the international community of nations feels in dealing with Israel and its enemies in the “Roadmap to Peace” plan. Most fearful of all—from the perspective of those of us who watch the stage-setting for biblically prophetic things to come—is the fact that the church as a whole is oblivious to America’s dealing treacherously with Israel. Most in this late hour, in fact, think the church has replaced Israel as inheritor of God’s promises given to the people of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Today, much of the church is in total prophetic ignorance, and is so fat, lazy, and lethargic that I almost wonder if she can be lifted at the Rapture, even by the Lord Jesus.
All of the foregoing, however, does not account in total for the almost tangible fear about the future. The one, all-encompassing reason for the fear that is driving people to look anxiously at what’s ahead for themselves and their children is the spirit that pervades this generation of earth-dwellers. It is the spirit of Antichrist.
The world has cast God aside. This has been happening in the U.S. since 1963, when prayer, Bible-reading, and things of a religious nature—meaning Christianity—were suppressed in public schools. Today, the crops sown in that decade are being reaped in the generation that saw American leaders assassinated, its economy bankrupted, a war that eventually took 50,000 American lives, and a drug culture develop that continues to plague the nation.
To deny that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh to seek and save the lost is to invite another one to step in and fill the void that exists when attempts are made to keep God out. We have seen and heard the raves in recent times, with media using words like “messiah” and “savior” to describe the type of adulation attributed to a political candidate. One day, the one called “the Beast” will step into the spotlight of end-times history to fulfill the role of that long-prophesied Man of Sin.
Because Christ is denied, fear saturates all of mankind today. It is an insanity born of Christ-rejection. It is the development of reprobate spiritual dementia in a world of people ripe for God’s judgment: “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:28).
There is an antidote for the madness that infects humanity in these end of days: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). Jesus Christ is the antidote to the fear-insanity rampant today. He is coming back—perhaps today!
Russia is flexing its military muscles toward its former Soviet prisoner states, indicating Gog-like thinking rules in the Kremlin. China puts on the mask of being a good, world citizen of commercial interaction, barely cloaking its true intention to become the king of the biblically foretold kings of the East. The European Union incessantly reformulates constitutional matters in an unrelenting effort to become the new Roman order prophesied for the last of the last days. Israel talks false peace with enemies who want only to see the Jewish state obliterated, while the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) carries out exercises that makes the world frown with anxiety over whether the IDF will strike preemptively against Iran–ancient Persia, another of the key players scheduled for an end-times role.
At the same time, Jesus’ first Olivet discourse warning signs of coming tribulation, about the rise of those who will come in His name and deceive many (Matt. 24: 4-5), seems to mark these times as the era of the most despicable of the churches Jesus in His ascended form gave John through prophecy.
“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked…” (Rev. 3:14-17).
Signals of the end of the Church Age (Age of Grace) are literally exploding in flash-bulb fashion in this sin-darkened world. Although the Laodicean prophecy is manifest in a more subtle way than the powerful prophetic geopolitical developments outlined above, the ramifications are nonetheless just as profound. The Laodicean effects upon the Body of Christ, the Church, are indeed deleterious.
Jesus foretold an end-times religious system that would be neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm. This body of religionists, under the guise of Christianity, will–as the very end of the age approaches–be a system that claims the name of Christ on its facade, but inside the organization is ravening wolves who hold not to doctrine, but to nonbiblical words meant to deceive. Christ’s prophecy, given to John for the Church (those of Christ’s body) alive at the end of the Age of Grace, forewarns of a humanistic organization posing as part of the Church. Those deceivers within the organization consider themselves as more than capable of handling all things of a religious sort. They are–in their own inflated opinions of themselves—“rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing…” They are like the leaders of the world of geopolitics that have things well in hand, they believe. As a well-known broadcast mogul once stated, they “don’t need anyone to die for [them].”
These self-aggrandized, deluded religionists are, through preaching a social, humanistic gospel, in Christ’s words: “wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” They are counterproductive to all the Church of Jesus Christ is supposed to be in this dying, decaying world. The Lord therefore is sickened by them. They make Him want to vomit, is the strong expression Jesus uses here. This summarizes the Laodicean church. Are we in the era of that condemned organization?
An excerpt from the following think-piece from a number of years ago lays out, in my view, a way to gauge the answer to the question just posed.
“…At the conclusion of a recent four-day conference at Yale University, more than 150 Christian and Muslim leaders from around the globe announced the first step of the ‘Common Word’ exchange drafted last November. The Christian representatives included the heads of both the National Association of Evangelicals (Leith Anderson) and the World Evangelical Alliance (Geoff Tunnicliffe). A statement released at the conclusion of the conference explains that ‘the intention behind the Common Word is not to foist the theology of one religions upon another or to attempt conversion.’ According to a Reuters report, participants of the Yale gathering affirmed their support for freedom of religion and mutual respect…”(“Evangelicals in ‘la-la land’ over Muslim agreement,” Chad Groening, OneNewsNow, 8/7/2008).
I have lost count of how many people have emailed asking if I know of a church in their area that teaches the Bible in all of its Truth. The Philadelphian church is still on Planet Earth, and it still preaches and teaches Truth. But, the world at large, in loosely speaking of the term “Christianity,” is increasingly drawn into the discernment-debilitating church organization Jesus called “Laodicean.” This is another major signal that we are indeed nearing midnight.
Observers of current issues and events that look to be matters involving Bible prophecy have time and time again presented the portrait of these fleeting days of the Church Age. Rapture Ready, a web ministry with which I’m associated, for example, is one such ministry dedicated to the commission Jesus gave: “What I say unto one, I say unto all, watch” (Mark 13:37).
Prophetic issues involving war and peace surrounding Israel are the most starkly presented by Jesus and the prophets for alerting humanity to the time leading up to Christ’s return at Armageddon (Rev. 19: 11). Today these signs of the times are in view as never before.
Rumors of war and the call for peace involving Israel dominate news at the same time that the world–and America in particular—are experiencing levels of turbulence even secular economic and weather experts are calling “unprecedented.”
Middle East petroleum is at the center of most of the world’s economic upheaval, many “experts” agree. Those who watch the end-times signals from the perspective of Bible prophecy most generally propose that it is God’s creation–the very elements–rebelling that is causing the geophysical rage.
These, occurring simultaneously with societal/cultural and ecumenical religious tumult at the same time there are rumors of a war that might involve nuclear weapons, and with a call for peace involving Israel, should cause warning lights to flash. The astonishing confluence should cause spiritually attuned senses of God’s children to shout within: “Jesus is coming, perhaps today!”
These signals, gushing as a unified flood at this troubled hour, certainly look to portend a stunning prophecy given for the moments just before the tribulation begins to inflict the most horrendous events of human history upon a world ripe for judgment: “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” (1Thess. 5:3).
Among a number of rumors of war, threats by Iran leap to the forefront while thinking on prophecy for the end of the age. Hardliners in Iran are doubling down on insistence that the nuclear program continue. Tensions over a possible nuclear deal between Iran and world powers were on display on Sunday outside an atomic facility in Tehran, where a rare protest saw hardliners criticize government negotiators. According to a report by the AFP news agency, [protesters] gathered at the entrance to the Tehran Research Reactor to protest the negotiations with the West, the first such officially approved demonstration in months. It coincided with the penultimate day of talks in Vienna between Iran and the United States and other leading states about a permanent nuclear deal. “Nuclear energy is our absolute right,” and “Sanctions won’t stop us,” read placards held by protesters, many of them suggesting there should be no compromise on Iran’s disputed atomic activities. They chanted “Death to America” while a designated speaker rounded on the conduct of the year-long negotiations which entered their final 36 hours with a deal hanging in the balance. (Reuters, Sun., November 23, 2014)
The call for peace rings throughout the Middle East cauldron at the same time Iran threatens Israel, America, and the world’s ability to move petroleum through the region to refineries around the globe. The signs of the times couldn’t be clearer. It is time for those who are Christ’s to be aware of the lateness of the hour–time to do the work that Jesus gave believers before ascending to His and our Father. The minutes the believer has left to accomplish for God’s work are passing with the swiftness of movement of the end-times events observably taking place in literally every direction one looks. Jesus gave “rumors of war” as a major signal the time of His return will be near. There is not an hour passes that doesn’t bring threats from enemies of the U.S. and Israel. Russia threatens to confront anyone who opposes Vladimir Putin’s bullying of Ukraine; China threatens to attack it’s regional neighbors and to assault America and others with cyber-attacks. Iran will soon have missiles with nuclear warheads, which it has vowed to use against Israel first, and against anyone else who opposes their Islamist ambitions. It is time for believers to look up! (Luke 21: 28) The Prince of Peace is drawing near!