Bible Scholar Helena Lehman shows how Global Warming is connected to Christian apostasy, and the great falling away from the faith that is to occur shortly before the Great Tribulation predicted in Scripture
This article is a continuation of my article: “The Amazing Star Gospel Connection of the USA and Israel, and the Zodiac in Bible Prophecy,” which was published here at Authors Den earlier this year at: http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewarticle.asp?id=35888.
Before reading this article, it would be helpful if you read that article for more background on the points I will be addressing in this article, which is excerpted from my book: “The Language of God in Prophecy,” featured at “The Language of God in Prophecy.”
Now, if - as was shown in my previous article - the United States is supposed to be a spiritual light to all other modern nations, it follows that the failure of the United States to give that spiritual light will cause the entire nation to suffer Yah’s (i.e. God’s) Wrath and Judgment. Though the United States still likely has more Christians per capita than any other nation on Earth, the government of the United States is becoming corrupt, and many apostate American politicians and judges are openly, and frequently attacking the premises upon which this great nation was founded.
Besides the democratic freedoms given to its citizens including the freedom of religion, the people of the United States swore to be “One Nation Under God” - whose national and spiritual motto is “In God We Trust.” The increasing failure of the people of the United States to honor these creeds, and to be a godly spiritual light in this dark world in recent times, has led to great misfortune for the United States. Clear signs that the U.S. Government, and many American citizens, are treading upon dangerous ground due to their immorality can be seen in many aspects of American society today, especially in the:
-- Media promotion that sexual immorality is acceptable, and should not only be tolerated, but embraced as acceptable
-- Murder, rebellion, violence, sexual promiscuity, and pornography seen as entertainment rather than sin
-- Increasing usage of mind-altering, health-damaging recreational and prescription drugs
-- Legalization of abortion and euthanasia
-- Rapid escalation of violent crimes, murders, and all kinds of theft, including electronic and identity theft
-- Active promotion of Evolutionary Theory, which relegates the account of Creation in Genesis into the realm of myth
-- Increasingly open hostility toward Christian morality and values in our schools, and in the media
-- Deterioration of our legal system, which no longer supports biblical moral law, but promotes “tolerance” of sin
These immoral activities are a great affront to Yahweh, yet many Christian Americans condone these sins by their indifference, or refusal to show their outrage. Can any true believers in Yah doubt that America’s major national falling away from the truth in the past thirty years has reaped, and will continue to reap dire spiritual consequences for American citizens? After 9-11, how can anyone doubt that the moral degeneration of the United States, and the entire world has inevitably led to Yah’s judgment and wrath against many nations?
Indeed, though Europe had already fallen into many of the sins now becoming rampant in America (i.e. sexual immorality, promiscuity, political corruption, and apostasy) God did not begin to pour out His wrath on Europe immediately. Instead, Yah waited until increasing numbers of Americans followed Europe’s lead, and began to fall deeply into sin.
Currently, the world’s crazy weather patterns are one of the most obvious signs that we are in the End Times. In fact, so-called “natural disasters” are increasing exponentially all over the world. In 2003 and 2004 alone, statistics show that there has been a massive increase not only in the number, but also in the destructive power of storms, floods, and other natural disasters all over the world. For example, in 2004, many regions in the United States suffered from tremendous amounts of flooding from the unnaturally heavy rains that began in early spring that year, and continued throughout the summer. Even ordinarily dry States such as California and Nevada suffered from severe, and devastating flash floods, and mud slides. Later in 2004, and before more heavy rains came, there was unusual damage in California from severe brush fires. Though common to the ecology of the Southwest, these brush fires were burning increasingly way out of control.
Then, in 2005, the entire USA went from one extreme to another. Instead of too much rain in most regions (except Florida and the Eastern seaboard), many States suffered from severe drought, and heat. For example, due to drought, brush fires in the Western regions of the USA burned over vast areas in Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado for an unnaturally long period of time. Besides drought, daytime temperatures were extremely high. On July 24th, 2005, for example, the Weather Channel showed a map of the entire USA that was almost completely colored red, with temperatures in those red areas soaring with Fahrenheit temperatures in the high 90’s and lower 100’s. In my lifetime, I have never seen a TV weatherman’s map of this country that showed such a wide area of the country suffering from unbearable heat at the same time.
Then there were the hurricanes that racked the Southern coastal areas of the United States in 2005. There has never been a year in the recorded history of this country when five hurricanes hit the southern US coast in one season, or when two of the hurricanes were initially rated as category five - the most powerful level of hurricane in destructive force. One of these was Hurricane Katrina, which completely flooded the city of New Orleans, caused billions of dollars in damage to property, and killed thousands of Americans.
The totally erratic weather patterns of 2005 are continuing into 2006 (and 2007!) around the world, with record highs and lows everywhere, and dire warnings about even more volatile weather to come due to Global Warming, which may be one of the plagues prophesied about in the Book of Revelation. Environmental changes attributed to Global Warming include increased severity of storms, severe melting of polar ice caps and loss of coastal lands, massive droughts or floods, and massive species extinctions. It therefore seems likely that these drastic changes in the weather of the USA are reflections of God’s judgment on America, and the world. Records prove that destructive weather patterns and earthquakes have been increasing all over the world, not just in the USA.
One example of this was the earthquake-generated tsunami that hit the coast of Indonesia in 2005, killing over 150,000 indigenous people, and many tourists from around the globe. Then there was the terrible earthquake that hit Pakistan, killing thousands more. Due to their severity and frequency, these disasters all seem to be signs that God is punishing the whole world for its End Time apostasy, not just America. When the World Trade Center in New York was destroyed during the Terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, Yahweh God’s Wrath and Judgment was also likely being shown to the people of the United States.
One reason the American people may have lost Yah’s divine protection is because they are no longer the spiritual lights of the world that they were called to be! Eerily, the destruction of the World Trade Center echoes the destruction of the Tower of Babel. Just as the city of Babylon was in that bygone era, New York City, and Manhattan in particular - is the heart of America’s business and economic world, and a world financial hub. As such, it is the headquarters for many multi-billion dollar international businesses and industries. In fact, the Twin Towers were viewed as the international heart of Capitalism by many icons of the financial world. Therefore, when Yahweh allowed those two gigantic pillar-like towers dedicated to “Mammon” to collapse in a terrifying avalanche of fire, smoke, bodies, and debris, Yah was sending a clear spiritual warning signal to America - and to the world!
Through this dire warning, some Americans were reminded of Christian values that too many of them had previously forgotten, or ignored. A few made some much-needed changes in the way they conducted their lives and businesses. However, the true implications of this national disaster were not really made apparent to many Americans, and too many of them refused to believe, or were woefully unaware, that God was judging America, and holding them accountable for their sins.
The godly values that all Americans need to uphold in order for God’s blessings to be restored can partly be found in two of Yahshua’s admonitions against money and wealth. The first is that “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” (1 Timothy 6:10). The second is that we should “store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:20-21). Our focus in this life is therefore not to be on the acquisition of wealth, or material pleasures. Instead, we are to care for our needs, and the needs of our families and communities, in a spirit of compassion, forgiveness, brotherhood, and love. Unfortunately, however, most Americans are slaves to credit, and are very wasteful in their propensity for buying more than they can possibly use in any given period - whether it be food, clothing, possessions, or entertainment.
Two other values that are being severely undermined in America (as in Europe) are the institutions of marriage, and the family. The escalating push in the media and Hollywood for the public acceptance of sexually immoral lifestyles - if allowed to go unchecked - could result in tragic moral consequences in other areas. For example, it has almost become a prerequisite in our schools to teach that sexual immorality is perfectly acceptable! But has everyone truly considered the possible consequences of such thinking, or how offensive it is to God? Furthermore, could this immorality also lead to the acceptance and legalization of such aberrant and sinful behaviors as polygamy, pedophilia, and incest? Do you doubt this possibility? Think again!
As an example of how lax America is becoming in its view of morality, an American court recently ruled that any woman who puts herself in a “compromising position” such as in a hotel room, or man’s apartment, can be considered to be giving her consent to be a potential sexual partner - whether she says so or not! The problem with a law like this is that any woman - even one who is unavoidably forced to walk alone at night - could be viewed as “asking” to be raped simply by her accessibility, and vulnerability!
Even if we do not commit sinful acts, or openly support them, our meek acceptance of them is as much a sin as actually performing these ungodly acts ourselves. Therefore, unless America and the world turns away from their self-centered, immoral, and materialistic lifestyles, it is my belief that this Divine Judgment of the United States will continue to get worse. In fact, this period of Judgment and destruction will likely not be fully lifted from America until Christ returns to set up His Millennial Kingdom on Earth.
The major consequences of the spiritual and moral falling away occurring in the United States are thoroughly explained in my book “The Language of God in Prophecy” (available for purchase at the Pillar of Enoch Ministry Bookstore, and Amazon.com). This book is the last book in the four-book encyclopedic “The Language of God” Book Series. It explores the symbolic Language of God hidden in the Zodiac and the Bible, and the need to understand the connection between the two in order to correctly decipher Bible Prophecy.