2 DISCERNMENT (Webster) The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; acuteness of judgment; power of perceiving differences of things or ideas; insight; acumen; as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.Syn.—penetration, discrimination
3 How do we teach our children to be discerning and to exercise and exhibit discernment?
4 Can we protect our children from following after every “wind of doctrine?”
5 The one tried and true method of gaining and practicing discernment is through the Word of God, the Bible.True discernment comes as we examine and evaluate everything through Biblical Glasses.
8 This verse is when Jesus is about 12 years old! LUKE 2:52”And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”Wisdom = Intellectual (Biblical knowledge applied)Stature = Physical (Maturity)Favor with God = SpiritualFavor with man = SocialThis verse is when Jesus is about 12 years old!
9 Which of these pursuits best describes you? PASTOR JERRY ROSS ASKS: In what are you AND your family known to be “increasing?”Football, basketball, baseball, track, etc.?Boys, hairstyles, boys, shopping, boys, etc.?Mathematics, Chess, Science club, computers?Soul winning, academics, after-school-job, piano, sewing, Bible study, church, etc.?Sports, fast-food, car, girl-friend, TV, money, “My Space,” computer games, etc.?Which of these pursuits best describes you?
10 We must decide with conviction who establishes truth: Godorman?
12 JOHN 18:37, 38Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?
13 JOHN 17:1717Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
14 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. JOHN 8:32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
15 A very large part of establishing, maintaining and protecting freedom is by means of discernment. Our country as a whole has lost its power of discernment as we have chosen the ways of the world and virtually departed from the ways of the Word, the Bible!Biblical discernment has all but disappeared from our country and we, as a country, are rapidly losing freedoms. We are in big trouble.
16 JOHN 14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
17 GOD’S WILL FOR CHRISTIANS: BE DISCIPLE-MAKERS!Matthew 28:19, 20
18 DISCIPLE-MAKING STARTS AT HOME Are we sending our children out as missionaries or as mission fields?“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”1 Peter 3:15Can our children defend the faith?
19 ACCORDING TO JOSH McDOWELL: We are witnessing “The Last Christian Generation.”Only 1/3 of “church-going” teenagers say the church will play a role in their future lives.According to pollster George Barna: 63% of teens do not believe Jesus is God’s Son.60% believe all faiths teach equally valid truths.51% do not believe Jesus rose from the dead.66% do not believe Satan or the Holy Spirit exist.
20 93% of all youth have lied to a parent. 75% of Christian and non-Christian youth have cheated on a test.66% of all youth have physically hurt someone.70% of churched teens believe there is no absolute moral truth.[This is called “Moral Relativism.”]Barna research reports: 98% of professed born-again youth “…do believe in Christ, but they do not reflect Christ-like attitudes or actions.”Does Satan believe in Christ?
21 In other words, there is a “disconnect” between “knowing Truth” and “practicing Truth.” John 3:21:“But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
22 WE ARE LOSING 57%-88% OF “CHRISTIAN” YOUTH AFTER FOUR YEARS OF COLLEGE WE ARE LOSING 57%-88% OF “CHRISTIAN” YOUTH AFTER FOUR YEARS OF COLLEGE! (published figures)Friends with Campus Crusade for Christ tell me, “If we don’t get the Christian kids within the first six weeks of their freshman year [of college], we’ve lost them to the competing worldviews.”How do we lose them?
23 WE CANNOT DEFEND THE FAITH! Where did Cain get his wife?How did Noah get all the animals on the ark?Aren’t Christians really polytheists?Wasn’t the Flood of Noah a local flood?Aren’t the days of Genesis long periods of timeHasn’t science proven the universe is billions of years old?Isn’t starlight millions of years old?Didn’t dinosaurs go extinct 60 M. years ago?
24 It is not just a lack of ability to defend The Faith in the early chapters of Genesis, but the average “Christian” family cannot seem to discern the penetration of Satan’s world system into every area of life and even “Christian” culture.
25 As Christians, everything we do and think and say should be in the power of the Holy spirit within the framework of God’s word for the glory and praise of our great God and Savior, Lord Jesus Christ.
26 No matter what the cost, the consequence, or the circumstance, we obey God’s word, the Bible in His power and for His glory. This is living by faith!
27 If we call ourselves Christians everything we are and do and think should be biblical. The Bible, God’s Word, should be our guide in everything.Our actionsOur responsesOur friendsOur musicOur clothesOur business practicesOur entertainmentOur family commitmentsEtc., etc., etc….
28 Lesser shades of darkness do not expose the darkness!
29 WHAT IS A “FOOLISH” YOUTH? “[He] may be a teenager who has attended church for years. He is there because his parents make him come. He will daydream during most of the lesson, and the part that he does hear, he has already made up his mind to ignore. He is foolish.”Jerry L. Ross, The Teenage Years of Jesus Christ, (ISBN ) p. 8
30 Let us never forget that our God is sovereign! Psalm 115:1-31Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake. 2Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? 3But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
31 God created the family and He can make it work because nothing is impossible for Him. Jeremiah 32:17 17Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee.
32 JEREMIAH 32:27Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? The Holy Bible : King James Version. Oak Harbor, WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc.,
33 Where is our discernment? How can it be that millions of people worldwide, including many “church-going Christians” take the words and recommendations of Oprah Winfrey as the gospel truth?Where is our discernment?
34 Do we make time to watch Oprah Winfrey, or the soap operas or a four hour sports event, but do not have time to read our Bibles or to pray or to seek ministry opportunities?If we call ourselves Christians and, on average, do not have time for the things that our Lord says are important, then we do not have time for Oprah or ballgames!
35 Oprah has said publically that she was sitting in church when she was a young lady and the preacher read a Scripture that said that the God of the Bible is a “jealous God.” (He IS jealous for our love and affection.)At that point, apparently, Oprah decided that she no longer wanted anything to do with that God of the Bible.
36 But Oprah does a lot of good. She supports that orphanage in Africa But Oprah does a lot of good! She supports that orphanage in Africa. She gives away millions of dollars to needy people, etc.Yes, Oprah should be commended for these acts of philanthropy, but that does not mean that she is correct in her worldview and its religious base.Do we believe the word of Oprah or of God?
37 12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. 13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness. 14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself. 15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. 16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. Proverbs 14:12-16
38 Strange as it appears, Oprah is promoting and teaching “A Course in Miracles” on her XM radio channel.She wants nothing to do with the “jealous God” of the Bible, but Dr. Helen Schucman, as an atheist psychology professor at Columbia University, claimed that an apparition (demon=ascended master, spirit guide) who called himself Jesus Christ appeared to her and dictated (channelled) “A Course in Miracles”, thoughts and advice for living the miraculous life for 365 days of the year.The God of the Bible, JESUS CHRIST, is not dictating new Scripture to an atheist psychology professor!
39 Beginning January 1, 2008, "Oprah & Friends“ offered a year-long course on the New Age teachings of A Course in Miracles. A lesson a day throughout the year will completely cover the 365 lessons from the Course in Miracles "Workbook." For example, Lesson #29 asks you to go through your day affirming that "God is in everything I see." Lesson #61 tells each person to repeat the affirmation "I am the light of the world." Lesson #70 teaches the student to say and believe "My salvation comes from me." By the end of the year, "Oprah & Friends" listeners will have completed all of the lessons laid out in the Course in Miracles Workbook. Those who finish the Course will have a wholly redefined spiritual mindset a New Age worldview that includes the belief that there is no sin, no evil, no devil, and that God is "in" everyone and everything.
40 OPRAH AND ECKHART TOLLE Oprah promotes New Age writer and spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle.Tolle’s first book (The Power of Now) sold millions because of Oprah’s endorsement of Tolle and his religious beliefs and writings.Because of Oprah’s endorsement the largely unknown Tolle was catapulted to #1 on the New York Times Bestselling list.
41 A NEW EARTH: AWAKENING TO YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE by ECKHART TOLLE Tolle footnotes Revelation 21:1 and Isaiah 65:17 and writes the following:“The inspiration for the title of this book came from a Bible prophecy that seems more applicable now than at any other time in human history. It occurs in both the Old and the New Testament and speaks of the collapse of the existing world order and the arising of “a new heaven and a new earth.’”
42 A NEW EARTH CONTINUES:“We need to understand here that heaven is not a location but refers to the inner realm of consciousness. This is the esoteric meaning of the word, and this is also its meaning in the teachings of Jesus.Earth, on the other hand, is the outer manifestation in form, which is always a reflection of the inner. Collective human consciousness and life on our planet are intrinsically connected.” (page 23)
43 A NEW EARTH CONTINUES:“A new heaven” is the emergence of a transformed state of human consciousness, and “a new earth” is its reflection in the physical realm. (page 23)David Spangler deals with this in his Emergence of the Mystical which was “transchanneled” (Spangler is the “Medium”) to him by ascended master [demon] “John.”
44 Please keep in mind that Oprah Winfrey is endorsing and promoting these New Age religious beliefs.
45 Matthew 24:23-25 Lord Jesus said, “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before.”
46 What does Isaiah 65:17 and Revelation 21:1 say and really mean in contrast to Eckhart Tolle’s misleading interpretation?
47 Isaiah 65:17For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
48 Revelation 21:1-31And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
49 The New Heaven and the New Earth are just as real as this present heaven and earth. Real people who have received the crucified and bodily resurrected Lord Jesus Christ as their savior will dwell in this, the third heaven and earth system, for eternity.[1st earth was destroyed during the Flood Judgment of Noah’s day, this, the 2nd and present heaven and earth system, will be destroyed by fire after Christ’s earthly kingdom, and then the New Heaven and New Earth will be revealed for our eternal dwelling place. There will be no more tears and no more death. Heaven and earth are real places with real people for eternity.]
50 Some other ideas of Oprah’s friend Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth [Page 1]: “Earth, 114 million years ago, one morning just after sunrise: The first flower ever to appear on the planet opens up to receive the rays of the sun. Prior to this event…the planet had already been covered in vegetation for millions of years….One day, however, a critical threshold was reached, and suddenly there would have been an explosion of color and scent all over the planet—if a perceiving consciousness had been there to witness it.”
51 More from A New Earth:[Page 3]: “Most crawling reptilians, the most earthbound of all creatures, have remained unchanged for millions of years. Some, however, grew feathers and wings and turned into birds, thus defying the force of gravity that held them for so long. They didn’t become better at crawling of walking, but transcended crawling and walking entirely.”
52 More from A New Earth:[Page 275] “Being at one with what is doesn’t mean you no longer initiate change or become incapable of taking action. But the motivation to take action comes from a deeper level, not from egoic wanting or fearing. Inner alignment with the present moment opens your consciousness and brings it into alignment with the whole, of which the present moment is an integral part. The whole, the totality of life then acts through you.”
53 Oprah Winfrey has helped to spread The Secret Oprah Winfrey has helped to spread The Secret. Oprah’s first program on The Secret received such a huge response that eight days later she aired an unprecedented follow-up show called “One Week Later: The Huge reaction to The Secret.” The book and DVD have also been featured on a variety of network talk shows, including CNN’s Larry King Live and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. James K. Walker and Bob Waldrep, The Truth Behind The Secret (Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 2007), p. 10
56 The earth turns on its orbit for You. The oceans ebb and flow for You The earth turns on its orbit for You. The oceans ebb and flow for You. The birds sing for You. The sun rises and it sets for You. The stars come out for You. Every beautiful thing you see, every wondrous thing you experience, is all there, for You. Take a look around. None of it can exist without You. No matter who you thought you were, now you know the Truth of Who You Really Are. You are the master of the Universe. You are the heir to the kingdom. You are the perfection of Life. And now you know The Secret.May the joy be with you!The Secret, p. 183
57 The ways of Satan appeal to the flesh. Frank Sinatra: “I did it my way.” (It’s all about me)Debbie Boone: “How can it be wrong when it feels so right.” (I satisfy myself, others do not matter)Invictus, by Henry: I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” (I am the god of my life)
58 “Me, myself and I,” says the fool, “that is what I want to indulge and satisfy!”
59 ISAIAH 26:3-4Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
60 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old Isaiah 43:18
61 We’re really now moving into a new era We’re really now moving into a new era. It’s the era where the last frontier is not space, as “Star Trek” would say, but it’s going to be Mind Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, The Secret, p. 181
62 MARK 12:30, 31And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
63 Why would a little 199 page book, The Secret, achieve international attention and skyrocketing success within a few weeks of its entrance on the scene of books in print?
64 What does The Secret say and teach that generates so much excitement and vigorous approval among its readers?
65 Many centuries ago the following words were written:
66 EZEKIEL 28:3-5Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches….
67 Lisa Nichols, The Secret, p. 164 (emphasis mine) We often get distracted with this thing called our body and our physical being. That just holds your spirit. And your spirit is so big it fills a room. You are eternal life. You are God manifested in human form, made to perfection.Lisa Nichols, The Secret, p. 164 (emphasis mine)2006
71 Susan Taylor, Editor in Chief, Essence, April 1984 “Get quiet, and ask the power within for ways to change stressful conditions in your life. Then listen to your inner intelligence….With this inner power we are also masters of ourselves.You are a child of the universe, part of a divine process. The degree to which you accept your divinity determines how much It can work for you. Get busy practicing the Presence within. Be still and know that you are God. (emphasis hers)
72 PSALM 46:10Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
73 But Rhonda Byrne writes: You are God in a physical body But Rhonda Byrne writes: You are God in a physical body. You are Spirit in the flesh. You are Eternal Life expressing itself as You. You are a cosmic being. You are all power. You are all wisdom. You are all intelligence. You are the creator, and you are creating the creation of You on this planet. The Secret, p (emphasis mine)
74 Rhonda Byrne says (The Secret, p Rhonda Byrne says (The Secret, p. 173): “You must focus on the presence inside of You. Take a moment and sit still. Focus on feeling the life presence inside you. As you focus on the presence within, it will begin to reveal itself to You. It is a feeling of pure love, and bliss, and it is perfection. That presence is the perfection of You. That presence is the real You. (emphasis hers)
75 Susan Taylor, Editor in Chief, Essence, April 1984: “Get quiet, and ask the power within for ways to change stressful conditions in your life. Then listen to your inner intelligence….With this inner power we are also masters of ourselves.You are a child of the universe, part of a divine process. The degree to which you accept your divinity determines how much It can work for you. Get busy practicing the Presence within. Be still and know that you are God. (emphasis hers)Also sounds like Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey (Djwhul Khul, Morya), Sri Chinmoy, Annie Besant, Meister Ekhart, Donald Keyes, Maurice Strong, etc.
76 What Does God Himself say? Isaiah. 43:10f “Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen; that ye may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He: before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside Me there is no Savior.”
77 is the one and only reality.” “Divine Mindis the one and only reality.”Charles Fillmore, The Secret, p. 161
78 MARK 12:30-31And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
79 All that exists is the One Universal Mind, and there is nowhere that the One Mind is not. It exists in everything. The One Mind is all intelligence, all wisdom, and all perfection, and it is everything and everywhere at the same time. If everything is the One Universal mind, and the whole of it exists everywhere, then it is all in You The Secret, p. 160.
80 Colossians 1:25-27Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
81 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit Isaiah 14:12-15
82 “So your purpose is what you say it is “So your purpose is what you say it is. Your mission is the mission you give yourself. Your life will be what you create it as, and no one will stand in judgment of it, now or ever.” The Secret, p. 177
83 HEBREWS 9:26b-28But now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
84 JOHN 8:44-47Jesus said, Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
85 ARE YOU DECEIVED?There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.Proverbs 14:12
86 II CORINTHIANS 11:13-15For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
87 WHAT IS THE HUMAN “ROOT” OF THE SECRET? In the early pages of The Secret Rhonda Byrne acknowledges several people who were inspirational to her understanding and writing of The Secret.
88 FOR THEIR INSPIRATIONAL TEACHINGS: “…Jerry and Esther Hicks and the teachings of Abraham,…”The Secret, p. xv
89 Esther Hicks and Abraham It appears that Esther Hicks is a medium or transchanneller for an entity (demon) named Abraham. She is the amanuensis (secretary) for Abraham.“According to Hicks, Abraham is an entity, or more accurately, a collection of several nonphysical entities who have been in contact with her for over two decades.” The Truth Behind the Secret, p. 28
90 [for more info here go to www.bereancall.org] “Thoughts become things” is a simple way of describing “The Law of Attraction.”If you think bad thoughts, bad things will come.If you think good thoughts, good things will come.This is nothing new! Positive Mental Attitude was taught by Andrew Carnegie to Napoleon Hill to Earl Nightingale and Robert Schuller (Possibility Thinking, create your own reality).The idea is: “Whatever the mind can conceive, man can achieve.”[for more info here go to
91 “Whatever the mind can conceive, man can achieve.” Jesus said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5The Holy Bible : King James Version. Oak Harbor, WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, S.
92 2 Corinthians 3:5“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.”
93 “Esteem Yourself, Take Control of Your Life, Become a God!” “O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” Jeremiah 10:23“Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord Jeremiah 17:5
94 There is a very important reason why humans are not and cannot be little gods as The Secret teaches. The Secret teaches a wrong view of man.Satan wants us to think that we are good and we are gods. If we are gods we are not sinners. If we are not sinners we do not need a Savior.If we do not realize our sinfulness and need for a Savior we are on the fast track to an eternity separated from the one true God in Hell.
95 Demonic Literature Teaches: “Every Day in Every Way You are Getting Better and Better!!” Jesus said, “That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness; All these evil things come from within and defile the man Mark 7:20-23
96 So the Lord Jesus, The Creator (see John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1), disagrees with Rhonda Byrne’s idea that man is good, man is a god.The Creator says that man is evil from the inside out. Out of the heart proceeds the evil!
97 RHONDA BYRNE QUOTES MICHAEL BERNARD BECKWITH: “And you can break yourself free from your hereditary patterns, cultural codes, social beliefs, and prove once and for all that the power within you is greater than the power within the world.” The Secret, p. 167
98 1 JOHN 4:4-6Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he (Lord Jesus via His Holy Spirit) that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
99 When asked if he and his followers are Christian, Beckwith says: No, and yes….No, if by Christian you mean the acceptance of Jesus as the only savior and Christianity as the only path to God and eternal salvation.
100 When asked if he and his followers are Christian, Beckwith says: Yes, in the sense that New thought-Ancient Wisdom history includes the Gnostic teachings of the earliest Christian mystical sects, as well as the founders of the uniquely American New Thought Movement including Emmanuel Swedenborg, Ernest Holmes, Howard Thurman, and trancendentalists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson….
101 WORLDVIEW GLASSES DETERMINE CONCLUSIONS Our worldview ideas have certain inherent consequences.Our assumptions determine our conclusions.
102 Our Biblical Christian worldview, if learned and practiced, gives us the discernment to spot these devilishly attractive counterfeits.The ideas of The Secret, which Oprah promotes, have certain consequences:1. You will not believe in the one true God of the Bible2. You will come to believe that you are God.
103 THE SECRET SAYS:[W]ouldn’t it be a good idea to begin to use the two most powerful words, I AM, to your advantage? How about, “I AM receiving every good thing. I AM happy. I AM abundant. I AM healthy. I AM love. I AM always on time. I AM eternal youth. I AM filled with energy every single day.” (I AM in capitals in original) Rhonda Byrne, p. 168
104 Eckhart Tolle, also promoted by New Age priestess, Oprah, is more specific: [Page 79] “The only thing that ultimately matters is this: Can I sense my essential Beingness, the I Am, in the background of my life at all times? To be more accurate, can I sense the I Am that I Am at this moment? Can I sense my essential identity as consciousness itself? Or am I losing myself in what happens, losing myself in the mind, in the world?
105 There is only one I AM and He is the God of the Bible There is only one I AM and He is the God of the Bible! He is the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.I AM introduces Himself in Genesis 1:1 in the plural (God is “Elohim”, a Hebrew plural noun) and in the singular (the verb created is a 3rd person singular verb in the Hebrew text).“In the beginning God created….”
106 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations Exodus 3:13-15
107 I AM is Lord Jesus“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved [delivered].”New Testament Romans 10:13“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered [saved] Old Testament Joel 2:32.LORD is Jehovah is Yahweh is LORD JESUS. Call on the name of Jesus to be saved! (OT+NT)
108 HEBREWS I:8But unto the Son he saith (The Heavenly Father, God the Father, says to God the Son, Jesus), Thy throne, O God (Theos), is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
109 MATTHEW 4:6-7And [Lucifer, Satan, the devil] saith unto him [Lord Jesus], If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, “Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” (“Theos” = God the Father.)[“It is written”=Deuteronomy 6:16]
110 According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus Christ is Messiah God, He is Jehovah God. Lord Jesus is Creator of all. This gives Him and Him alone the right and the authority to be the Savior (Redeemer) of all!It was the blood of Jesus, the Creator, that was shed for the remission (forgiveness) of the sins of His creation, the race of Adam.
111 JOHN 10:33“The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”MATTHEW 1:23“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”The Jews attempted to stone Jesus because He was God in the flesh and they knew it.(see 1 Corinthians 15:1-22).
112 God is God. He is the Great I AM and there is no other. With all respect to Rhonda Byrne, we are not God, nor are we “gods”, nor are we I AM.God is God. He is the Great I AM and there is no other.
113 JEREMIAH 10:10-12But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
114 REVELATION 22:3-5And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
115 Jesus Christ of the Bible is Lord! ROMANS 10:12-13For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek [gentile]: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.Jesus Christ of the Bible is Lord!
116 WORLDVIEW THINKING IN THE HISTORY OF THE U.S.A. Christian Theism: Personal GodYoung Universe CreationTraditional Deism: Reduced GodOld Universe Theistic EvolutionSecular Humanism: Dead GodDarwinian Atheistic EvolutionPagan Mysticism/Metaphysical Naturalism I am God/All is God/Evolution is ‘god’/ Harry Potter is God
117 ARE WE SUBMITTING TO THE AUTHORITY OF GOD’S WORD? For example: Harry Potter is a wizard.Leviticus 19:31: Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
118 DEUTERONOMY 18:10-14There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
119 Are we submitting to the authority of the Bible in every area of our lives? Or are we submitting to, and incorporating into our lives, more and more of the folkways and mores of the false, anti-God and popular worldviews of Satan’s deceptive world system?
120 ROMANS 12:1, 2“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
122 So what do we all need to do? ACCORDING TO BARNA:“Teenagers are only mirroring adult attitudes, 96% of whom do not reflect the attitudes or actions of Jesus. We are not living the faith we profess.”So what do we all need to do?
123 2 CORINTHIANS 13:5KJV5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?NASTest yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?
124 SATAN’S WORLD SYSTEMSatan’s world system is based on deception. To war against deception we must have and teach discernment. The only way to get true discernment is to have God’s Word hidden in our hearts.
125 11Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee 11Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. 12Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. 13With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. 14I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. 16I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. Psalm 119:11-16
127 TIME MAGAZINE APRIL 3, 2006 Time: The image of Earth as organism—famously dubbed Gaia by environmentalist James Lovelock—has probably been overworked, but that’s not to say the planet can't behave like a living thing, and these days, it's a living thing fighting a fever.
128 Al Gore to the United States Senate “Earth has a fever!”Al Gore to the United States SenateMarch 21, 2007
129 2 PETER 3:1010 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
130 PROVERBS 14:12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.(DECEPTION)
131 Global warming is a political strategy of Socialists. Strategy: Create a life-threatening global crisis such as global warming.Advertise the crisis repeatedly. (Gore in schools, TWC.)Gain a critical mass of people. (using media, PC)Pass laws that restrict industry and freedom.Increase central government control and increase taxes.Confiscate private propertyAbolish the free-market economic system.Establish a two class civilization:The ElitesAnd everyone else (slaves with no rights?).
132 THE MARXIST/SOCIALIST STRATEGY IN BRIEF: Create a crisis that threatens life itself and creates UNREST and a demand for change in a population.Promise CHANGE!Convince the people to follow you and you will bring the needed change.Al Gore: We must collectively save planet earth. In a few short years our planet will be destroyed by human-generated global warming!
133 A JUDGE IN A SOCIALIST COUNTRY: The edict: Every school student in Britain is required to be taught several “untruths” about Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth movie before the teacher is permitted to show it.Info about Mt. Kilimanjaro untrueInfo about seas rising untrueGlobal warming produced hurricane Katrina untrueGlobal warming destroying the Gulf Stream untrueGlobal warming is causing reef extinction untrueGlobal warming is causing species extinction untrue.
134 A bit of history regarding the silencing of views opposed to the “Left Since about 1919 Marxists have been silencing any opposition to socialist ideas and propaganda.Under Joseph Stalin’s rule the opposition was imprisoned, put in psychiatric hospitals or shot.The same in Castro’s Cuba and T-Square, China.The media (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines) were only permitted to represent one view (Socialism).Any movement away from the elitist government position was met with instant and severe judgment.
135 Commandment #1 [in 8 languages]: The New Age 10 Commandments on 20 foot tall granite slabs on Double Seven Farm, State Hwy 77 Elberton, GA.Commandment #1 [in 8 languages]:Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.Targeted date in 1975: 2025
138 The Chilling Stars: A New Theory of Climate Change will re-ignite the heated debate about the causes of global warming. In their controversial new book, Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark and British science writer Nigel Calder affirm that it’s not manmade carbon dioxide that’s at fault for global warming, but natural forces at work in the universe. It’s a radical departure from prevailing popular belief, and a theory that Svensmark and Calder argue for eloquently and persuasively in this new landmark book.A Compelling Theory Backed by Intensive Research
140 October 14, 2007ONE of the world's foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize "ridiculous" and the product of "people who don't understand how the atmosphere works“. Dr William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts told a packed lecture hall at the University of North Carolina that humans were not responsible for the warming of the earth.
141 October 14, 2007Dr. Gray’s comments came on the same day that the Nobel committee honored Mr. Gore for his work in advertising and promoting the hypothesis that there is a link between human activity and global warming. "We're brainwashing our children," said Dr Gray, 78, a long-time professor at Colorado State University."They're going to the Gore movie [An Inconvenient Truth] and being fed all this. It's ridiculous."
142 October 14, 2007"The human impact on the atmosphere is simply too small to have a major effect on global temperatures,” Dr. Gray said. He said his beliefs had made him an outsider in popular science circles. "It bothers me that my fellow scientists are not speaking out against something they know is wrong," he said. "But they also know that they'd never get any grants if they spoke out. I don't care about grants."
143 August 2007“You wouldn’t know it from Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, but there are many upsides to global warming:…” says Dr. Fred Singer, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies, University of Virginia, (Imprimis, Aug. 2007, p.1). Also: Distinguished research professor at George Mason University, president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project; Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University; founding dean of the School of Environmental and Planetary Sciences at University of Miami; founding director of the U.S. National Weather Satellite Service; past vice-chairman of the U.S. National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere.
144 Dr. Fred Singer is one of the most qualified environmental scientists in the world, and he is not at all concerned with the present liberal and celebrity faddishness that we are about to be destroyed by human-generated global warming.Dr. Singer says: “In the past few years there has been increasing concern about global climate change on the part of the media, politicians, and the public. It has been stimulated by the idea that human activities may influence global climate adversely and
145 that therefore corrective action is required on the part of governments. Recent evidence suggests that this concern is misplaced. Human activities are not influencing the global climate in perceptible ways. Climate will continue to change, as it always has in the past, warming and cooling on different time scales and for different reasons, regardless of human action. I would also argue that—should it occur—a modest warming would be on the whole beneficial.WHAT….?
146 FRED SINGER BS (Ohio State), MS, PhD (Princeton) continues: “This is not to say that we don’t face a serious problem. But the problem is political [Is Al Gore a lifetime politician or a credentialed PhD scientist?].Because of the mistaken idea that governments can and must do something about climate, pressures are building that have the potential of distorting energy policies in a way that will severely damage national economies, decrease standards of living, and increase poverty. This misdirection of resources will adversely affect human health and welfare in
147 in industrialized nations, and even more in developing nations in industrialized nations, and even more in developing nations. Thus it could well lead to increased social tensions within nations and conflict between them. If not for this economic and political damage, one might consider the present concern about climate change nothing more than just another environmentalist fad, like the Alar apple scare or the global cooling fears of the 1970s. Given that so much is at stake, however, it is essential that people better understand the issue. Dr. Fred Singer, “Global Warming: Man-Made or Natural” Imprimis Volume 36 Number 8, August 2007, p. 1
148 “But in seeking to understand recent warming, we also have to consider the natural factors that have regularly warmed the climate prior to the industrial revolution and, indeed, prior to any human presence on the earth. After all, the geological record shows a persistent 1,500-year cycle of warming and cooling extending back at least one million years” (Dr. Fred Singer) [The 1500 year cycles are evident—but only for about 6000 years: depending on your worldview.]
149 R. TIMOTHY PATTERSON, Financial Post Dr. Timothy Patterson is professor and director of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre, Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University“The mud at the bottom of B.C. fjords reveals that solar output drives climate change - and that we should prepare now for dangerous global cooling.”R. TIMOTHY PATTERSON, Financial PostPublished: Wednesday, June 20, 2007
150 Dr. Patterson continues: In some fields the science is indeed "settled." For example, plate tectonics, once highly controversial, is now so well-established that we rarely see papers on the subject at all. But the science of global climate change is still in its infancy, with many thousands of papers published every year.
151 In a 2003 poll conducted by German environmental researchers Dennis Bray and Hans von Storch, two-thirds of more than 530 climate scientists from 27 countries surveyed did not believe that "the current state of scientific knowledge is developed well enough to allow for a reasonable assessment of the effects of greenhouse gases." About half of those polled stated that the science of climate change was not sufficiently settled to pass the issue over to policymakers at all.
152 “Solar scientists predict that, by 2020, the sun will be starting into its weakest Schwabe solar cycle of the past two centuries, likely leading to unusually cool conditions on Earth.”R. Timothy Patterson, Ph.D.
153 “Beginning to plan for adaptation to such a cool period, one which may continue well beyond one 11-year cycle, as did the Little Ice Age, should be a priority for governments. It is global cooling, not warming, that is the major climate threat to the world, especially Canada. As a country at the northern limit to agriculture in the world, it would take very little cooling to destroy much of our food crops, while a warming would only require that we adopt farming techniques practiced to the south of us.”
154 R. Timothy Patterson concludes: “Meantime, we need to continue research into this, the most complex field of science ever tackled, and immediately halt wasted expenditures on the King Canute-like task of ‘stopping climate change.’"
155 Dr. Tim Patterson is Professor of Geology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He received both a B.Sc. in Biology (1980) and a B.A. in Geology (1983) from Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in After brief stints at the University of Southern California and University of California at Berkeley he joined Carleton University in 1988 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1999.He is Canadian leader of the International Geological Correlation Program Project IGCP 495 "Quaternary Land-Ocean interactions" and is Principal Investigator of the “Canadian Foundation For Climate and Atmospheric Sciences” project studying high-resolution Holocene climate records from anoxic fjords and coast lakes in British Columbia.
156 February 25, 2007“The endless hysteria and alarmism over alleged global warming has increasingly become a national and international nuisance and loses credibility with every passing day. The entire myth has little to do with science and much to do with politics.”The link is titled: “A SKEPTIC’S GUIDE TO DEBUNKING GLOBAL WARMING ALARMISM”.
157 National Geographic November 1976 “What’s happening to our climate?” p.581 “From 1880 to about 1940 the world—particularly the Northern Hemisphere—went through a period of significant warming….but since about 1940, there has been a distinct drop in average global temperature. It’s fallen about ½ a degree Fahrenheit—even more in high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.”Dr. J. Murray Mitchell, Jr., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
158 “During the last 20 to 30 years, world temperature has fallen, irregularly at first but more sharply over the last decade.”U.S. National Science Board, 1974, as quoted in National Geographic Nov. 1976, p. 581.
159 “England’s annual growing season shrank by 9 or10 days between 1950 and 1966, Hubert Lamb has noted (Britain’s University of East Anglia). In the northern tier of the U.S. Midwest, summer frosts again occasionally damage crops.Sea Ice has again returned to Iceland’s coast after more than 40 years of virtual absence. Glaciers in Alaska and Scandinavia have slowed their recession; some in Switzerland have begun advancing again. National Geographic, p. 281.Earth’s spinning motion steers…an ever-changing weather system.”
160 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 1975 The climates of the earth have always been changing, and they will doubtless continue to do so in the future. How large these future changes will be, and where and how rapidly they will occur we do not know.
161 The Age, April 7, 2003 “Research casts doubt on global warming” “Claims that man-made pollution has caused unprecedented warming have been undermined by research that shows the earth was warmer in the Middle Ages” ( A.D.)“The review by a Harvard University team…proves that the world had a medieval warm period between the 9th and 14th centuries with world temperatures significantly higher than today.”
162 The hottest temperatures recorded in the U. S. A The hottest temperatures recorded in the U.S.A. were in the 1930’s peaking in 1934 and were hotter than the “global warming mantra” of Gore and the “Greens” that 1998 and following have been the hottest on record.
163 Al Gore, and his environmentalist friends have told us only one side of the story!
164 Global warming alarmism is the bread and butter of a host of special interests. The perception that global warming is something to be “very worried” about is the sine qua non of billions of dollars in annual government contracts to researchers and universities, and millions of dollars in annual direct mail contributions to eco-activist groups. Insurance companies like Swiss Re profit from spreading alarm, because it gives them a convenient pretext to raise the premiums they charge to cover weather-related damages. “News” magazines like Time profit from spreading alarm, because scary stories and scarier covers sell copy.
165 What is the actual evidence for global warming What is the actual evidence for global warming? Retreating glaciers Calving glaciers Polar bears swimming Increased CO2 Etc….
166 A CASE IN POINT:Al Gore likes to point out that the Uppsala glacier of Patagonia is retreating.But “Just fifty kilometers away from Uppsala is Moreno, which is growing, and thereby calving. Claims of Moreno’s retreat are typically danced around without brazenly lying about it “melting,” and are pure fabrication and illustrative of the lengths to which environmentalists go to dishonestly frighten people.” Christopher Horner, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism, D.C.:Regenery Pubs., 2007, P. 223.
167 Horner continues: Other much larger glaciers nearby are advancing without the pleasure of angst-ridden eco-tourists and pencil-gnawing journalists. In fact, “While in the same region in Patagonia, either in the Argentinean or Chilean sides, there are small glaciers on retreat, there are other medium sized glaciers in stable condition, and really big glaciers growing at record speed and volume.” [http://mitosyfraudes.8k.com/Ingles3/UpsalaEng.html.]For example, South America’s largest glacier, Pio XI, is growing very quickly. The greens and media just missed it, that’s all, another case of not seeing the forest for being busy hugging trees. (Horner, p. 224)
168 “Everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” Mark Twain, in what used to be a joke and now passes for policy analysis.Christopher Horner, p. 58
169 PROVERBS 14:12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.(DECEPTION)
170 Does earth have a history of environmental and ecological disasters Does earth have a history of environmental and ecological disasters? How did earth begin? According the Bible, the God of the Bible created everything in six days and it was “very good.” (Genesis 1:31) It was also a warm climate with mild seasons (Adam and Eve were both naked in the Garden of Eden=warm and no clothing needed). (Genesis 2:25)
171 ON THIS EARLY EARTH:It did not rain, “…for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth,… 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground” (Genesis 2:5-6).Man and animal ate vegetation (Genesis 1:29, 30).There were mild seasons (Genesis 1:14).There was probably one land mass with 4 rivers flowing out of the one river (Genesis 2:10-15).The earth was pole to pole greenhouse warm (giant trees and palm tree fossils in Alaska, broad leaf ferns in the Antarctica, warm temp animals frozen solid in New Siberian Islands, but today willows 1”).
172 THE FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit (The Fall) and the earth and everything in it was cursed.…cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. Gen. 3:17b-19
173 1st Ecological disaster = The Fall 2nd Eco disaster = The Global Flood 11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth (Gen. 6:11-13).12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights (Gen. 7:12). THE FIRST RAIN!
174 THE FIRST MIGHTY WIND1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged; 2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; 3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated (Genesis 8:1-3).
175 THE FIRST MENTION OF COLD WINTER 22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease (Genesis 8:21-22).No longer mild seasons, but heat and cold =FIRST RECORDED GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGENo longer harvest any time all year long.Earth now a harsher place to liveAfter the Flood: meat eating now approved by God for man and animals (see Genesis 9:1-5).
176 THE FIRST MENTION OF ICE AND SNOW 14 To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty. 15 My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away; 16 Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid: 17 What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place. Job 6:14-17
177 Ice and snow and hail and frost had a beginning after the flood(Job 38:29) “29Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?”Ice and snow are kept in “storehouses” which are probably the polar ice caps (Job 38:22) “22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail?” (treasures, treasuries, storehouses)
178 1ST RECORDED MAJOR DROUGHT An Environmental Disaster 10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land (Genesis 12:10).The drought was so intense and prolonged that Abraham was forced to move his family to Egypt to find food and water.
179 Earlier I mentioned that at least years are left to earth history before God burns it all up. How can such a statement be made?
180 Starting today more than 1000 years remain in earth history! The Premillennial Escatological theological position believes that the Creator Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ, (see in the Bible John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1) will leave His throne in heaven to come to rule on earth from Jerusalem in the last days before He destroys earth and all it contains by fire. While He reigns the curse will be removed and the earth will bring forth its increase as not seen since the days of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
181 REVELATION 20:1-81 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
182 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years REVELATION 20:1-8
183 During this unique 1000 year reign of Creator Jesus (John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1) Who alone is the Messiah and Savior of mankind (Isaiah 53; Psalm 22; John 3; Romans 3:23-24, 6:23, 5:8; 10:9-13; 1 John 5:10-13; Ephesians 2:8-10), the curse caused by the sin of Adam which brought disease, decay and death to planet earth (Romans 5:12, 1 Corinthians 15:20-22) will be removed (Acts 3:18-21). The fear between man and beast initiated in Genesis 9:1-5 will be removed and life-spans greatly increased for man and beast.
185 ISAIAH 11:6-96 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
186 ISAIAH 65:20b, 25[F]or the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. 25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.The Holy Bible : King James Version. Oak Harbor, WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995, Isaiah 65:20-25
187 Jesus will rule for 1000 years during which time the curse on earth is removed. 18 But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. 19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began Acts 3:18-21
188 What does the God of the Bible, the one Who created it all, say? Al Gore and his ilk seem to think that most of us will be under water within about twenty years.What does the God of the Bible, the one Who created it all, say?
189 PROVERBS 8:29When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment.
190 In the 1950’s (my college days) leading science taught the ice age was upon us. Job 24:19 - Weather super-cycles were destroying glaciers even in Job's day, but Job was wise enough to know this was normal.19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned Job 24:19
191 “The advent of a new ice age, scientists say, appears to be guaranteed “The advent of a new ice age, scientists say, appears to be guaranteed. The devastation will be astonishing.”Greg Easterbrook, “Return of the Glaciers,” Newsweek, November 23, 1992
192 “The continued rapid cooling of the earth since WWII is in accord with the increase in global air pollution associated with industrialization, mechanization, urbanization and exploding population.”Reid Bryson, “Global Ecology; Readings Toward a Rational Strategy for Man,” 1971
193 Wait just a minute… Let us change one word in the preceding quote: “The continued rapid warming of the earth since WWII is in accord with the increase in global air pollution associated with industrialization, mechanization, urbanization and exploding population.”So industrialization, etc., caused cooling in the 1970’s and the very same things are causing warming in the 2000’s? Hello!
194 Nigel Calder, International Wildlife, “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind.”Nigel Calder, International Wildlife,June 1975
195 Marlo LewisComment: The so-called naysayers—more accurately, non-alarmists—are a hardy breed, and their ranks include many respected scientists, several dozen of which recently argued in a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that, “If, back in the mid-1990s, we knew what we know today about climate, Kyoto would almost certainly not exist, because we would have concluded it was not necessary.”
196 Guess who the environmentalists exempted from Kyoto Guess who the environmentalists exempted from Kyoto? Two most environmentally unfriendly nations in the world: China and India. So this “warming” crowd is not really about warming at all. They want to ham-string and destroy western Christian civilization.As “Reverend” Jesse Jackson said: “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, western Civ. has got to go!”
197 Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth “Scientists have an independent obligation to respect and present the truth as they see it.”Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth“Gore’s circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they , and his film, are commanding public attention.”Professor Bob Carter, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University, Australia
198 Christopher Horner, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming “Naturalism’s modern successor, today’s environmentalism bordering on eco-theism, asserts that the only way to preserve nature is through state control of resources and liberties. By this thinking, the falling Iron Curtain should have revealed a green Eden, but we know that to be far from the case….
199 Horner continues:Today’s “environmentalist” comes in many varieties, from ill-shaven undergrads to wealthy elites, with myriad motivators driving this activism. The modern environmentalist’s motivation is generally not a love of biological diversity or horticulture, not a desire to expand animal habitats and so on—though these advocates certainly do exist, in obscurity. Instead, today’s environmentalist is generally “anti-” something, and that something is typically related to growth: economic growth, population growth,
200 physical development, or simply the individual property rights necessary for growth. Cute panda logos and other kitsch aside, outside of the rare breeds arguing in favor of one cause or another, today’s environmentalist is removed in scope and degree from his naturalist ancestors.” (Christopher Horner p. 22)
201 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” JOHN 8: 32“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
202 Global warming is a political strategy of Socialists. Strategy: Create a life-threatening global crisis such as global warming.Advertise the crisis repeatedly. (Gore in schools,etc.)Gain a critical mass of people. (using media)Pass laws that restrict industry and freedom.Increase central government control and taxes.Confiscate private propertyAbolish the free-market economic system.Establish a two class civilization:The ElitesAnd everyone else (slaves with no rights?).
203 PREDICTION: Governments will not solve global warming, But they will find a way to tax it,And they will use it to increase their power base.John McKay, Queensland, Australia
204 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” JOHN 8: 32“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
205 How will the earth end?…the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.2 Peter 3:10b
213 The planes were 263 feet below the surface. = 48 years.The planes were 263 feet below the surface.That’s about 5.5 feet/year.10,000’ ÷ 5.5’ = 1824 years.Deeper ice is pressed into finer layers so 4400 years to accumulate the ice at the poles is no problem! Note - The planes do not sink in the ice due to pressure on the ice. Planes are nose heavy and would not be horizontal if they sank.
214 This article still calls these ice core lines annual layers when they are from warm and cold spells. Scientific American Feb P. 82
215 1) Does God Himself ever bring changes to the weather 1) Does God Himself ever bring changes to the weather? Yes, and often in judgment: 10 “Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit. 11 And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn,…” Haggai 1: ) Is the world today so innocent that it does not deserve a bit of drought? Will man's actions (less CO2 & different light bulbs) change God's judgment on humankind’s rebellion against Him? (Job 40:7, 8) “Wilt thou also disannul My judgment? wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be righteous?”
216 Jeremiah 17:5Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
217 God created all things in heaven and earth, they all belong to God, He is head over all of it, and does whatever He pleases with it.I Chronicles 29:11; Job 41:11;, 135:6; Proverbs 16:4; John 3:27; Revelation 4:11, 19:6Psalm 115:3: “But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.”
218 A single volcano spews more "greenhouse gasses" into the atmosphere than mankind has produced since the industrial revolution. That level of volcanic pollution, over which man has no control whatsoever, can be compared to the immensity of our sin, inherited from Adam (Isaiah 64:6), which we can by no means reverse or resolve on our own.
219 Isaiah 64:6But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
220 (Titus 3:4-7; Ephesians 2:8-10). With this backdrop in mind, just as it is impossible to reverse the pollution produced by a volcano and its impact on any so-called "global warming" by switching to a new type of light bulb, so it is impossible to earn our way into heaven by any works of righteousness which we have done, however many or sincere(Titus 3:4-7; Ephesians 2:8-10).
221 Titus 3:4-74 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
222 Ephesians 2:8-108 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
223 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him [Lord Jesus Christ] shall not be ashamed.Romans 10:9-11