Many people from around the world are fearful of "climate change" and the destruction of the earth and its ecosystem as we currently know them. They believe we must make drastic and immediate changes in the interest of preserving the planet. They say humans have caused the changes and only humans can solve the problems -- that universal problems call for universal solutions. They claim that every nation and every person must sacrifice and cooperate, as our very future is at stake.
The Bible predicts a world government and a world leader. Could "climate change" be the cause around which the nations rally -- even at the expense of national sovereignty? In light of the present mania in the media, among governmental leaders, among the general populace, and among many "climate scientists," it seems very plausible.
The Bible goes on to state that there will arise a charismatic and powerful man to whom kings and world leaders will accede their powers. He will appear to have the answers to humanity's problems and for a time he will seem to succeed. However, after a time there will be civil war, famine, natural disasters, world-wide war, destruction, and death. The populace and the planet will suffer universally and catastrophically. The Bible calls this charismatic world leader "the Beast," because of the ultimate havoc and destruction his reign brings upon the church and the world.
In part four of this series we will look at God's plan for the planet.
One school of thought concerning the future of the earth is that God is in control and all things are working together according to His plan. Another view is man’s plan – that it is totally up to humanity to save the planet.
The United Nations has created a plan called “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development.” The plan proposes seventeen “Sustainable Development Goals:”
These all appear to be worthy and noble goals. However, to implement these desirable goals on a global level would call for vast global concessions. In order to achieve this equality, the wealthy and powerful nations would have to diminish and help the poorer and weaker nations to increase. National sovereignties would have to surrender to global partnerships. Who would govern and control this new global entity? Who would decide how to equally share the wealth and power? Who would ensure equality and justice for all?
The Bible predicts just such a government with a global leader. We are watching Biblical prophecies unfold just as the ancient prophets foretold. These are indeed interesting and momentous times.