By Brannon S. Howse
I hear people say that we are all God’s children, but that’s only wishful thinking. In John 8:42, Jesus says, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God.” In verse 44 He continues, “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” Then in verse 47: “He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
So when and how can one come to be called a child of God? John tells us in John 1:12-13: “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
Jesus Christ, fully God and fully Man, declared in John 14:6 that He is truth, and thus truth is that which is consistent with the character and nature of God. The Bible reflects God’s character and nature, and so it is true. Jesus prayed this in John 17:17 when He said, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
But the Bible makes it clear we are in a spiritual, worldview war, and the leader of the opposition is Satan himself. Man serves either God or Satan, and thus every issue is theological and spiritual. The Apostle Paul calls Satan “the god of this world” in 2 Corinthians 4:4, and John states in 1 John 5:19 that “the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.” First Peter 5:8 warns, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
Satan is committed to everything contrary to the character and nature of God. He is an enemy of truth and the father of lies. I believe Satan desires the demise of America for two reasons. First, it was founded as a Christian nation, and many of its founders saw America as a place from which to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With the printing of the Bible and the establishment of seminaries, Christian Sunday school associations and mission agencies, Americans have spent billions upon billions discipling nations of the world. Satan hates America for this. Secondly, he hates America for our defense of Israel and the Jewish people. America stepped into World War II and ended Satan’s attempt to destroy the Jewish people through a demonically influenced Adolf Hitler. And, until recently, America has been a friend and defender of Israel. As a result, Satan is quite pleased by the work of those who further the lies that contribute to the destruction of our once great city on a hill.
To review what I often tell my listeners, there are six main worldviews: Biblical Christianity, Secular Humanism, Cosmic Humanism (New Age), Islam, Postmodernism, and Marxism/Leninism. Yet only one of these is built on truth. The other five have brought destruction, despair, mass murder, and chaos. Among the many proponents of these views, a small group of seminal thinkers has done more than any others to assure that these aberrant philosophies still influence and undermine America long after the philosophers have exited this life. Their values and ideas are driving America itself to an early grave.
Romans 1:25 tells us that one of the signs a nation has rejected the God of the Bible is that its people begin to worship creation rather than the Creator God. By destroying the influence of Biblical Christianity within a culture, globalists remove their main obstacle to socialism, radical environmentalism, active euthanasia through socialized medicine, compulsory abortion, the end of parental authority, the elimination of an armed populace, private property, homosexuality (homosexuals are favored because they do not reproduce and add to world population), and the indoctrination of our children with their worldview. Peter Singer, who teaches ethics at Princeton University, makes this clear: “Christianity is our foe…. we must destroy the Judeo Christian religious tradition.”
In The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis, Lynn White, Jr. accuses Christianity of being the root of the world’s major crises:
"What we do about ecology depends on our ideas of the man-nature relationship. More science and more technology are not going to get us out of the present ecological crisis until we find a new religion, or rethink our old one...as we now recognize, somewhat over a century ago science and technology…joined to give mankind powers which…are out of control. If so, Christianity bears a huge burden of guilt…Our science and technology have grown out of Christian attitudes towards man's relation to nature…No new set of basic values has been accepted in our society to displace those of Christianity. Hence we shall continue to have a worsening ecological crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man. By destroying pagan animism, Christianity made it possible to exploit nature in a mood of indifference to the feelings of natural objects…The spirits in natural objects, which formerly had protected nature from man, evaporated."
Throughout this book we are going to see that the educational establishment is one of four key fronts in the battle to implement globalism and undermine the Christian worldview. The editors of Empowerment for Sustainable Development: Toward Operational Strategies acknowledge the vital role education plays in indoctrinating students with their radical worldview:
"Education has been advanced as significant in bringing about changes in attitudes, behavior, beliefs, and values…In order to redirect behavior and values towards institutional change for sustainable development there is a need to investigate strategic options in relations to educational philosophies, scope for propagation and adoption, and groups most likely susceptible to change."
Mikhail Gorbachev, the former leader of the Soviet Union, has played a major role in the sustainable development agenda. Through his foundation to promote globalism and pagan spirituality, Gorbachev speaks of the need for a new world religion:
"First of all, we must return to the well-known human values that are embodied in the ideals of the world religions and also in the socialist ideas that inherited much more from those values. Further, we need to search for a new paradigm of development that is based on those values and that is capable of leading us all toward a genuinely humanistic or, more precisely, humanistic-ecological culture of living."
I have predicted for years that this new world religion will include pantheism, occultism, and Darwinian evolution, all of which fit perfectly with the values of socialism, world government, the worship of Mother Earth, and the hatred of Biblical Christianity.
A large component of the global agenda is population control. The late Dr. Jacques Cousteau declared, "In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day."
Professor Eric R. Pianka of the University of Texas (Austin) goes even further. He advocates using airborne Ebola to eliminate 90% of the earth’s population. Even more chilling is the recognition Dr. Pianka has received. At its 109th annual meeting at Lamar University, the Texas Academy of Science named Dr. Pianka the 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist.
Others come at the same conclusion from different directions. For instance, David Brower, the first executive director of the radical environmentalist organization The Sierra Club, declared:
"Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license…All potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing."
Similarly, Paul Ehrlich, in his alarmist book Population Bomb, further explained this strategy:
"The first task is population control at home. How do we go about it? Many of my colleagues feel that some sort of compulsory birth regulation would be necessary to achieve such control. One plan often mentioned involves the addition of temporary sterilants to water supplies or staple food. Doses of the antidote would be carefully rationed by the government to produce the desired population size."
In 1977, Ehrlich and his wife wrote the book Ecoscience with John Holdren. Years later, in 2009, Holdren became President Obama's “science czar.” Ecoscience made clear what Holdren is now in position to implement: "The neo-Malthusian view proposes…population limitation and redistribution of wealth." They concluded, “On these points, we find ourselves firmly in the neo-Malthusian camp.”
The philosophy on which the Ehrlichs and Holdren base their thinking, of course, is that of economist Thomas Malthus. In his paper "An Essay on the Principle of Population," Malthus declared, "All the children who are born beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room be made for them by the death of grown persons."
In agreement with Malthus, Holdren and the Ehrlichs share their vision for population control:
"It has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing constitution if the population crisis becomes sufficiently severe to endanger society…If some individuals contribute to general social deterioration by overproducing children, and if the need is compelling, they can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility."
This is serious, folks! President Obama’s science czar buys into sustainable development. Sustainable development includes provision for a world authority that controls all resources and every aspect of how humans live—whether they are allowed to be born, how and when they die, and the way they are educated. Holdren calls for a “Planetary Regime” to bring this about:
"Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable…not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes…The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade…The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries' shares within their regional limits…the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits."
Holdren also encourages "…a more powerful United Nations" and like the rest of the globalists, he blames Biblical Christianity for the world's problems:
"The Christian concept of life in this world, as voiced by Saint Paul, that “here we have no abiding city,” for example, conceivably could help explain why some people show rather little concern for the long-term future of the global environment or for the well-being of future generations."
In support of ever more radical approaches to population control Peter Singer lays the groundwork for rationalizing the destruction of unwanted children. Singer, who from his platform at Princeton University has influenced many educators, students, and law-makers, asserts in Rethinking Life and Death:
"Human babies are not born self-aware or capable of grasping their lives over time. They are not persons. Hence their lives would seem to be no more worthy of protection than the life of a fetus."
Notice how Singer takes advantage of the already accepted de-humanization of fetuses. He also uses Down Syndrome babies as an example of how his plans would work:
"We may not want a child to start on life’s uncertain voyage if the prospects are clouded. When this can be known at a very early stage in the voyage, we may still have a chance to make a fresh start. This means detaching ourselves from the infant who has been born, cutting ourselves free before the ties that have already begun to bind us to our child have become irresistible. Instead of going forward and putting all our effort into making the best of the situation, we can still say no, and start again from the beginning."
The influence of Charles Darwin (Chapter 16) on Singer’s thought is clear:
"When we reject belief in God we must give up the idea that life on this planet has some preordained meaning. Life as a whole has no meaning. Life began, as the best available theories tell us, in a chance combination of gasses; it then evolved through random mutation and natural selection. All this just happened; it did not happen to any overall purpose. Now that it has resulted in the existence of beings who prefer some states of affairs to others, however, it may be possible for particular lives to be meaningful. In this sense some atheists can find meaning in life."
In a 1995 article in the London Spectator entitled "Killing Babies Isn't Always Wrong," Singer pontificates that, "…when Copernicus proved that the earth is not at the center of the universe. It is ridiculous to pretend that the old ethics make sense when plainly they do not. The notion that human life is sacred just because it's human is medieval."
“Sustainable development” masks all manner of tyranny, oppression, murder, socialism, and global governance. It has become the umbrella under which all the ideas and values of the 21 influencers in this book have converged. And it is what has brought us to the point of no return in our national relationship with the Lord of all nations (Psalm 2).
Before looking in more depth at our “point of no return,” allow me to recap some key points you’ll want to keep in mind as you continue reading:
God created three institutions: family government, civil government, and church government. And these three institutions were originally designed to work in harmony one with the other for the creation of a stable and peaceful society in which the God-ordained responsibilities of each institution could be carried out for the ultimate furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the building of His Kingdom.
Satan is using four institutions in an attempt to destroy Christianity and build his kingdom, or “New Order.” These four institutions are occultism/pagan spirituality, the apostate church, the educational establishment, and the government-corporate complex.
The true Church is made up of faithful followers of Jesus Christ. The false-dominant church will persecute God's bride, but as we have seen throughout history, an unwavering commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ—even in the face of intense persecution—will be a powerful testimony to the unbelieving world and will cause many to come to Christ through faith and repentance.
The culture war is lost, but the spiritual war continues, and in the end we win. For those of us who fight the good fight, our sufferings will not compare to the glory that shall be revealed in us (Romans 8:18). God's kingdom is made up of His faithful followers, and God will destroy Satan's kingdom. Of God's kingdom there will be no end (Revelation 19-21, Daniel 2:44). Those of us alive today are watching the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, which continues to reveal the supernatural nature of God's Word.
Our objective now is not the restoration of the culture but the redemption of the unsaved and the perseverance of the saints.
Our goal must not be to reclaim the Congress but to reclaim the Church.
Our commitment should not be to the liberal, Christ-less social gospel but to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our objective should not be to entertain but to train. Only if we equip our children and grandchildren with a Biblical worldview and the desire and ability to defend essential Christian doctrines will they be prepared to withstand the lies of the adversary that have been so cleverly packaged in political correctness.
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