In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, many ponder what 2015 will look like for their families, nation, and world.1 The President referenced the work of “remaking America” and boasted “a breakthrough year for America” with “the shadow of crisis past.” “We have laid a new foundation,” he reported; and “a brighter future is ours to write.”2
Alexis De Tocqueville famously noted, “There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and … its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.”3 Having committed his administration to “fundamental change,” President Obama marches to the beat of a different drum. Whatever we once were” [i.e., the “most enlightened and free nation”], Obama opined, “We are no longer a Christian nation–at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers,” June 28, 2006 (as delivered).4
More accurately, to borrow the words of Patrick Henry, “America affords asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship to peoples of other faiths, or none.” A Muslim or Buddhist nation she is not. This founding father further maintained, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”5 [more...]
Without asking, “How’s it working for you, Jordan?” the President aligns his vision with that of King Abdullah II whose proposal for World Interfaith Harmony Week, an official UN program, is now observed the first week in February. This year, the Council of Interfaith Communities and the Order of Universal Interfaith will host a conference in San Francisco to explore “the evolution of human spirituality.” Thousands of faith leaders and activists will gather in Salt Lake City for the Parliament of the World’s Religions; and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Religion will sponsor a symposium in Thessaloniki, Greece, to discuss the role of “unity of faiths” as primary vehicle for advancing coveted world peace.6
Bogus Peace Bait
Speaking of which, 2014 was earmarked as an official Year for Middle East Peace. Granted, Australian officials foiled a grisly plot by Islamic State militants, and Malala Yousafzai deservedly earned a Nobel Peace Prize. However, as early as January, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stormed Fallujah and later crucified residents in the largely Christian area of Raqqa, Syria. Demanding that Christians convert to Islam, or pay a penalty, ISIS overran Mosul and forced more than a half million to flee. The U.S. military escalated air strikes on ISIS targets, and the President deployed 1,500 additional troops to Iraq.
In a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, 2,100 Palestinians and 70 Israelis died, Iranian authorities severely beat American pastor-prisoner Saeed Abedini, and a string of gruesome beheadings stunned the civilized world. In Kabul, a security guard executed American doctors at a compound run by CURE International; and Taliban militants assailed a California-based NGO compound.7
A “breakthrough year” for Americans? A Year for Middle East peace? Hardly.
Decade of Sustainability
Passage of Agenda 21,8 the Rio Declaration,9 and the Convention on Biological Diversity10 at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit11 mobilized a global shift from man-centric to earth-centric values. Last year launched the decade of “sustainable energy for all.” Inescapably linked to eco-religion, Green consciousness leverages social change under totalitarian controls.12 Accordingly, a new “Post-2015” framework is being negotiated this year ”to improve peoples’ lives and protect the planet.” Problem is, new Sustainable Development Goals require universally applicable, internationally coordinated security and peace processes.13
A Single, Comprehensive Regime
Engineering natural resource use for sustainable development, the Dresden Nexus Conference will focus on three interlocking themes (global Climate Change, Urbanization, and Population Growth). In Paris, UNESCO and the International Council for Science and Future Earth will explore similar themes. Keep in mind the Global Commons encompasses outer space, the atmosphere, non-territorial seas, and environmental systems that support life. Freedom therein is said to bring ruin to all, thus necessitating stiff enforcement of international law. Fingers crossed, “a single, comprehensive regime” is anticipated.14 Toward this Post-2015 system of world law, the President of the UN General Assembly will host a high-level meeting in June.
Today’s “inner voice of humanity” purportedly begs for “a pure moment of one” whereby the clear boundary between physics and metaphysics is obliterated; and scientific study of the universe (cosmology) defers to its worship (cosmolatry). A tele-summit on 24 October 2015 will mark a worldwide Global Oneness Day. In Paris, an invitation-only Second UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education will integrate global citizenship with policies and programs embedded in the Post-2015 global agenda.16
As a show of the Marx-Leninist concept of “earning one’s keep on Planet Earth,” campaigns for global wealth redistribution and eco-justice provide groundwork leading up to Earth Day on Lenin’s birthday.17 This April 22nd Melbourne will host the largest conference and film festival related to advancing Marxism in the Asia-Pacific region. An annual summer conference in Chicago, Socialism 2015 will address civil activism and protest in light of the growing unrest within our own nation, and Building the New Order Conference (Radford, Virginia) will encourage social democracy, altruism, spiritual unity, organic- and holistic- networks to ensure our integrated future.18 Can you feel the love?
Its theme “the New Global Context,” the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, is the “foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities” that shape global/ regional/ industrial agendas.19 Whether accomplished by consent or conquest, the end goal is global governance,20 which cannot be left to chance. Collective wisdom must be pooled for Obama’s “brighter future” to guarantee human rights for all under international law—this, by systematically forfeiting American exceptionalism and autonomy.
Through economic transformation and religious dialogue, leaders from Kazakhstan worked hard in 2014 to transform its capital (Astana) into a wannabe mecca for internationalism.21 Next June, Astana will host the 5th World Religious Congress—its theme, “dialogue of religious leaders and politicians in the name of peace and development.” Though small, this Congress will draw figures from the United Nations, the World Islamic League, and the Alliance of Civilizations.22 October will mark a Global Week of Action (e.g., advocacy campaigns, debates, lobbying, marches, demonstrations, and workshops) for a World Parliament. In December 2015, the 14th Session of the Provisional World Parliament will convene in Kolkata (Calcutta), India.23
In “the shadow of crisis past,” rugged, salt-of-the-earth Americans no longer cut mustard. Coupled with social and ecological justice, self-directed human evolution through technology and science necessitates a “new story” of our origins, culture, values, and beliefs—one devoid of a transcendent God. Raising consciousness for human evolution and global spiritual development, speakers in London will address the annual Conference for Consciousness and Human Evolution. Thereafter, SAND 2015, a San Jose, California, conference will attract leading mystics and scientists alike. To awaken humanity to spiritual magnificence, Toronto’s New Thought Conference will cultivate mankind’s “mental garden.”24
Last year in Tianjin, China, the World Economic Forum hosted the foremost global gathering on science, technology, and innovation.25 To study extreme life extension and cognitive enhancement, cultural trendsetters gathered in San Francisco, Orlando, and London. In January 2015 Arizona State University hosted its third annual conference on transforming humanity; in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Our Transhuman Futures (2015) will explore human-robot interactions.26
A plethora of global-change events should come as no surprise to students of the Bible. Last-day theology is a major theme throughout the poetic books, major- and minor- prophets, Pauline- and general- epistles, and gospels, not to mention the book of Revelation. Signs of the times are likened to birth pangs—ever increasing in intensity and earmarked by political-economic upheavals, armed conflicts, racial unrest, drug abuse, natural calamities, consensus, and totalitarian world order enforced in the bogus name of peace, but destined instead to mass destruction.
Religious deception (Earth worship/ self-god delusion) trails animosity toward biblical ethics—resulting in abounding lawlessness, even persecution. In the race toward World War 3, Israel increasingly takes center stage. Despite access to limitless information, Bible truth is sadly scarce. Even unwary believers apostatize; however, those with “eyes to see” and “ears to hear” embrace “a more sure word” to which all have open access.
“A brighter future” really is “ours to write.” Toward that end, “whosoever will” may take the road to transformation on God’s terms; and now is as good a time as any.28
Tune in to TRUTHTalk Beyond the Sound Bite with Debra Rae. On Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3-4 PM (PT)/ 6-7 PM (ET), experts Gary Kah, Carl Teichrib, Dr. Michael Coffman, Chuck Morse, Tom DeWeese, Dr. Martin Erdmann, and John Haller will clarify roles of interfaithism, bogus peace bait, trans-humanism, techno-fascism, and social/ eco- justice in remaking America toward implementing global transformation. Thereafter, the program will be available in archives.
1 In compiling a tangible list of 2015 religious, geo-political, and socio-economic change events, Carl Teichrib of Forcing Change fame offers an annual road map to the future: Carl Teichrib. Forcing Change, Volume 8, Issue 12. December 2014.
2 http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/transcript-state-of-the-union-address-2015-remarks-as-prepared-fordelivery/2015/01/20/fd803c4c-a0ef-11e4-b146-577832eafcb4_story.html. Accessed 24 January 2015.
3 http://www.ministers-best-friend.com/Alexis-de-Tocqueville-Quotes-on-Christian-America.html. Accessed 24 January 2015.
4 http://www.factcheck.org/2008/08/obama-and-the-christian-nation-quote/. Accessed 24 January 2015.
5 http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/founding.html. Accessed 24 January 2015.
6 Gary Kah. “Global Calendar of Events 2015.” Hope for the World Update (Winter 2015): 3-6.
7 “Timeline.” World (10 January 2015): 54, 64-65, 67-69.
8 Serving as the blueprint for forthcoming global eco-socialism, Agenda 21 is one of five major documents negotiated at the UN Rio Earth Summit (1992). It was elaborated in Turkey at the 1996 UN conference, Habitat.
9 Its goal being to redistribute the world’s wealth, the Rio Declaration is one of five major documents negotiated at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
10 Significant for establishing legal standing to powerful NGOs, whose decisions override elected legislatures, the Biodiversity Treaty is one of five major documents negotiated at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
11 The UN Conference on Environment and Development was the largest and most ambitious international conference of its time. At the Rio Summit (1992), five world-transforming documents were negotiated.
12 Anthropocentricity ascribes humankind its rightful position as crown of God’s Creation, over which man has dominion. Bio-centricity puts humans under subservience to the planet. The former reflects the biblical world order; the latter defines a New Earth [Global Civic] Ethic.
13 Kah: 3.
14 The Economist and National Geographic hosted the high-level World Ocean Summit in San Francisco (24-26 February 2014) to address international ocean management as part of the global ocean sustainability initiative.
15 Kah: 3-6.
16 Held at MIT in Boston (11-12 February 2014), the Global Forum: From Ego to Eco-System Economics fostered bigpicture economic transformation from individualism and capitalism towards “shared ecosystem prosperity.”
17 Kah: 5-6.
18 Among the planet’s most recognized “secular holidays,” celebrants of Earth Day (April 22) continue to advance an overtly anti-Christian and anti-family Green agenda.
19 Kah: 3.
20 James Warburg (CFR) in addressing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 17 February 1950.
21 19-23 May 2014 the Astana Economic Forum and World Anti-Crisis Conference in Kazakhstan discussed “new macroeconomic realities.” Concurrently, the World Anti-Crisis Conference implemented a roadmap to create a new “global financial architecture.” On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods agreements (which created the International Monetary Fund and World Bank), a roundtable addressed “the future of the International monetary system” at a “Dialogue of the Continents.”
22 Kah: 4-5.
23 Kah: 5. Among the groups hosting the Parliament is the World Constitution and Parliament Association, dedicated to democratic world government aligned with the Constitution for the Federation of Earth and world law.
24 Kah: 3-6.
25 The World Economic Forum hosted the foremost global gathering on science, technology, and innovation at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China (10-12 September 2014), where 1,500 young, professional Global Shapers from 90 countries gathered along with governmental leaders, key members of academia, economic gurus, and strategic foundation partners.
26 Kah: 3, 5.
27 See: Christ’s Eschatological Discourse: Matthew 24 (verse 7, ethnos versus ethnos), Mark 13, and Luke 21. Also see: Revelation 6:4 12, 9:21 (sorceries = “enchantment by drugs”), 12:13 17, 13:1,16 21, 17: 5 13-14 (“these have one mind”), 18:23.
Big government will be controlled by world financiers who, as “kings without kingdoms,” rule in concert with a dictatorial, global prime minister for a predetermined, bounded time span Daniel 2:4,7,19,31-45, Chapter 7, 12:4 9-13; Revelation 13:12-17).
Ezekiel 38 and 39; Joel 2; Zechariah 12:2-3; John 8:44,16:2; Romans 1:25-26 28; 1 Corinthians 15:39 (flesh procreates “after its kind”); 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 1 Timothy 6:20; 2 Timothy 3:1-7 and 13; 2 Peter 2:1-2, 15 ;17, 20-22; 1 John 2:16.
28 Biblical salvation involves recognition that I am a sinner (Romans 3:23) and therefore under condemnation of death (Hebrews 9:27; Romans 6:23). God requires a moral change of attitude (repentance, Acts 17:30; Luke 13:5), belief and receipt of Jesus Christ as personal Savior/Lord (Hebrews 9:22; 1 Timothy 2:5; Acts 4:12) for me to embrace, by grace through faith, the freely given gift of salvation (2 Corinthians 5:21). Public confession of Jesus Christ and water baptism follow (Romans 10:9; Acts 1:8 & 2:38 39); and a changed life, empowered by the Holy Spirit, demonstrates my newfound relationship with the Lord (Acts 19:5-6; John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17).