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  • Apr 14, 2014

    Climate Change Rhetoric Is Heating Up

    Never mind the brutally cold winter that brought historical low temperatures to the eastern U.S. or the polar vortex that froze over the Great Lakes for the first time in living memory; scientists from NASA and NOAA are warning that 2014 may turn out to be the warmest year ever. These same scientists have already declared that 2013 was one of the 10 hottest years on record; despite the fact that North America had its coldest spring ever.

    The reason why this year is predicted to be in the running for the title of the “warmest ever” is because of a forecast of a strong El Niño in the Pacific Ocean. “We have above-normal temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean and that often precedes an El Niño because there’s a large volume of above-average water temperature below the surface of the ocean,” Anthony Barnston, chief forecaster for the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, told ABC News.

    I do understand that earth’s climate system is much larger than the U.S., so it’s possible to be cold in one place while it is hotter in another region. Since this is the third year in a row that America has had cold winters, I would ask the people at NASA and NOAA to double check their math. If the earth was warming up, I would expect to have a string of warm days at some point in winter.

    The only nation that reported prolonged record heat in the past year is Australia. The folks down under confirmed that 2013 was the hottest year in more than a century of standardized records. All other zones reported temperatures that were slightly warmer than the normal average.

    Climatologists did make a smart move by switching from global warming to climate change. I remember at least two conferences on global warming being postponed because of snow storms. Since one-hundred-percent of the problem with green house gas is the warming effect that it has on the globe, switching to something generic seems counterproductive to the cause. It’s like doctors telling patients they may have a health anomaly to avoid telling them they may have cancer.

    Up until the latter part of 2007, there were some strong signs of global warming. During the past six years, various regions of the world have experienced cold snaps. Here is a log of several examples:

    2008: Areas of China and central Asia saw snow for the first time in living memory.
    2009: The American Great Lakes had one of its coolest summers on record.
    2010: Record low temperatures chilled Florida from top to bottom.
    2010: Deadly record cold hit Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile.
    2011: Nowata, Oklahoma set a new record low for the entire state at -31 F.
    2011: South Korea had the coldest weather in 96 years.
    2012: Jim River, AK reached the all-time-record coldest temperature of -80°.
    2013: China experienced its coldest January in decades.
    2013: Germany had its coldest March, since 1883.
    2013: This year was the coldest average spring ever in the U.S.
    2013: NASA records the coldest temp ever: -135.8 degrees in Antarctica.
    2014: Chicago had is coldest November to March, ever.

    I often wonder what will happen when we eventually have a blazing hot summer. If lefties are able to stay true to their faith in the face of all these counterproductive weather events, I can’t imagine how they would react when the climate turns their way. People have been fired from various universities for questioning the validity of global warming. A professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology wants to send climate change deniers to jail.

    Anyone with a basic understanding of Bible prophecy should know that global warming, even if true, will ultimately be one of mankind’s least important worries. There are plenty of coming judgments that will cause far greater damage to the earth.

    All these tree huggers and environmentalists fail to grasp that this planet will still be here a 1000 years from now. Jesus, Himself will purify the earth with fire. Unless someone has dealt with their sinful condition, they wouldn’t be around to see God restore the earth to its pre-fall glory.

    “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26).

    --Todd


    Noah and Antichrist’s Hypnotists–Part 2

    There is no more appropriate time that God’s prophetic warning through the apostle Paul applies than at this very moment in human history: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Tim. 4:3-4).

    This generation is in a time of deep, dark, deception. Jesus Himself, before giving the many signs of His Second Coming, forewarned of one specific danger in answer to His disciples’ question about when He would come again to earth. The Lord gave answers while they sat atop the Mount of Olives looking down on the Temple and Mount Moriah: “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matt. 24:4).

    The very end of the age will be a time of great deception, Jesus emphasized. His Holy Name will even be at the center of the deception, He warned. The believer –the born again—was to avoid being deceived, He instructed.

    We are examining the latest Hollywood entertainment offering of a supposedly biblical nature. Noah, film-maker Darren Aronofsky's high-dollar film, surpassed by far what the movie money gurus expected, grossing over $44 million out of the starting blocks. They had expected perhaps $30 million would come into their coffers from theatergoers.

    Many Christian pundits predicted the movie would fall flat because of the total disregard the producers of the film showed for fidelity to truth of God’s Word in its account of Noah and the Flood. That was the hope of many within evangelical Christianity, once the content of the story presented was exposed to the viewing public.

    Noah, although by all accounts a technically brilliant film, and one with superb acting--with Russell Crow, a Hollywood heavyweight, as Noah--was an almost complete fabrication–fiction from the get-go. There was little similarity between the story line of the movie and the biblical account.

    Was this innocent misunderstanding in a Hollywood attempt to provide entertainment –or something other? This is what I would like us to consider. Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi master-propagandist in Hitler’s regime of genocide, had the understanding and technique down pat. You could persuade, could mesmerize an entire nation’s public through on-screen inculcation. All we have to do to know this is true is to watch the black-and- white films shot of the hypnotic looks on the faces of the German people while they watched Goebbels’ films and listened to the Fuehrer’s rants at the massively-attended Nazi rallies.

    Hollywood’s capabilities are technologically improved a thousand times over. The special effects, blended superbly with the stories presented, rather than overtly hypnotize the viewers, subliminally infuse into their psyches the worldviews those who control Hollywood worldly thinking desire to infuse.

    Lucifer –Satan—is the father of lies, the Scripture tells us. Fiction, although not overt lies in the dictionary sense, nonetheless, are lies in the ultimate, literal sense. That is, fiction is not truth, although it might purport to portray truth. It has been termed the “willing suspension of disbelief”--i.e., the willing are willfully accepting of the lie.

    This is what happened to the first two humans, isn’t it, according to the Bible?–If, of course, you believe the Bible. The serpent, remember, created a “suspension of disbelief” moment. He presented a half-truth fiction: “Ye shall not surely die.”

    The serpent is still up to creating fiction based on lies meant to do their deadly work on the human mind and soul. He is the father of such… In the movie, Noah, the suspension of disbelief is rampant. According to the reviews I’ve read –both from secular sources like Rolling Stone and the New York Times, and religious forums— the story from beginning to end is filled with scenes contrary to God’s account. The moviegoer is to put aside his or her preconditioned notions that what the film presents is false theology and history. They are to believe –without thinking too deeply about it--that the story of Noah and the Flood really could have happened as the Hollywood version has it. Regardless, what’s the harm? After all, it’s just a movie –good, Hollywood-quality entertainment…

    Especially in the Western world, there is a concerted campaign to dumb down people in every sense. The principalities and powers of Ephesians 6:11-18 and the flesh-and-blood powers–the would-be, one-world order builders—are using every method available to hypnotize, in Joseph Goebbels fashion—the masses. They are determined to bring all back to Babel.

    We will examine just how far along we might be in that process in next week’s commentary–Lord willing.

    -- Terry