This is Part 4 of an article series which takes a look at current events in relationship to biblical prophecy to explain why America may never recover from the current recession.
Al Gore is most famous for his book, “An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It” and his corresponding documentary movie.
After three years of lobbying and campaigning, Al has finally done it. He has got congress to create national policy based on his bogus assumptions. Just last month congress passed a new energy bill that included a massive tax called Trade-and-Cap on all coal energy producers.
Of course the major producers of the world - China, India and Japan – said they would never create such a policy in their nations. This single bill gives all of Asia a competitive advantage for the production of goods and energy for the forseeable future, which basically eliminates a US economic recovery.
If only Al or congress would have read Luke 21 and Matthew 24, maybe they would understand what is really going on.
Ron Paul’s statement before the US House, June 4, 2009 tells us that humans have very little influent over the climate on the earth.
"There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth."
"Circulated by a distinguished group of American physical scientists and supported by a definitive review of the peer-reviewed scientific literature, this may be the strongest and most widely supported statement on this subject that has been made by the scientific community. A state-by-state listing of the signers, which include 9,029 men and women with PhD degrees, a listing of their academic specialties, and a peer-reviewed summary of the science on this subject are available at www.petitionproject.org." (31,478 American scientists have signed this statement)”
Perhaps There Is Another Reason
Perhaps there is another reason that the global climate is changing so rapidly and perhaps the reason is because God is causing it to change just as He said He would just before His return.
Luke 21:25-28 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
When Jesus was asked by His disciples to tell them what "signs" would precede His return at the end of the age, He warned that "nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, plagues and earthquakes in various places," He also said “All these are the beginning of birth pains."
Jesus knew that every generation could understand the illustration of birth pains. Just as a woman experiences birth pains that increase in frequency and intensity just before giving birth, so these signs would increase in frequency and intensity just before His return.
Earthquakes Are Increasing
According to some research on earthquakes, I found that in the 70’s there were a total on 44 significant earthquakes. In the 80’s, there were 47 significant earthquakes and in the 90’s there were 57. So far from 2000, there were 109.
Famines Are Increasing
According to some research on famines, I found that many nations are experiencing severe droughts and near complete crop failure as heavy rains have been reduced all over the world.
Plagues Are Increasing
Just a few months ago, the world has experienced a global epidemic with the new swine flu virus that is causing deaths in many nations. Many new diseases are showing up and the world health organization is expected to remain in crisis for the next several years.
Another study in natural disasters and ecological changes said that natural disasters have quadrupled in the last two decades.
Perhaps the global climate changes are not from humans, but from God. The really bad news is that no matter what policy the US government creates, the climate changes are not likely to stop. Birth pains don’t stop until the birth of the baby or in this case the return of Jesus. In fact the climate changes are more likely to continue to get more intense and closer together until the return of Jesus.
The passage of resent laws prohibits the US from rebuilding its industrial infrastructure, which is the key to reducing our trade deficit and recovering from the recession. Congress is doing exactly what it needs to in order to keep the US from recovering from the recession and remaining a world superpower.
In part 1, part 2 and part 3 - I showed that many world events will happen just after the rebirth of the state of Israel and these things that are coming make no reference to America as a superpower or even a world power. Perhaps America may never recover from the deepening recession as power is shifted to other parts of the world to bring about these prophecies.
In part 5, I am going to look at the four world spheres of power that will be present in the ‘last days’ and show that America is not one of them and how the four have been gaining in strength in the last few years just as promised.
Part 1: The Rebirth of the State of Israel
Part 2: Israel Becomes the Center of World Conflict
Part 3: The Anti-Christ Will Come to Power When the Nations Are in Extreme Financial Trouble
Part 4: Global Climate Changes will Increase in Frequency
Part 5: America is Not Recorded as a Superpower in the Last Days