Have you ever heard of Edgar Whisenant? How about Harold Camping? For those of you who are astute in religious trivia, you know that these two men hyped up and profited from their predictions on giving specific dates as to when Jesus would return and the world would end. In Whisenant’s case, quite a few people considered him believable because he was a former rocket scientist for NASA. His publication, 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988, was one of the hottest sellers of that year. It made him lots of money and also gave him lots of fame. Many were so devoted to his teaching that they gave up their jobs, homes, cars, bank accounts, and other earthly possessions. They only realized after the fact that they had been duped.
For those who lived in the late 1980s, it served as a reminder to exercise healthy skepticism and to test possible ulterior motives of those who wish to profit from doomsday predictions that set specific dates in order to evoke an immediate response with a price tag attached to it. Yet that is exactly what we see happening again today with all the climate change hysteria being pushed by the vain politicians, crackpot scientists, secular media, and liberal religious organizations. They take to social media and questionable news outlets pushing for us to give up having kids, plastic straws, eating meat, careers in agriculture, cars, airline travel, homes, etc., while they hypocritically bask and indulge in all of those things themselves.
“It’s all gonna end in twelve years! We only have twelve years left to get it right!”, they scream while demanding taxpayers fork over trillions and trillions of dollars to their cause to stop doomsday from occurring. There really isn’t any difference between these hucksters and Whisenant or Camping. While Whisenant and Camping did it to profit from their false religion disguised as Christianity, climate change hucksters and hypocrites are doing it for their religions of socialism and Gaiaism (Earth-worship), as well as for their self-centered elitism to control everything we do, from what we travel in to our traveling distance to what we buy at the store to what we put on our plates. Complete. Utter. Nonsense. It really has nothing to do with science.
I, for one, see their game clearly and refuse to buy into it. Maybe more of us are starting to see through all their smoke and mirrors, considering how bad the ratings were for CNN last week when they aired a townhall on climate change. Many of those who deceive and are deceived by this movement ridicule the Bible even as they fulfill its prophecies by their actions. They inadvertently prove Paul through the Holy Spirit was spot on when he prophesied:
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving… 1 Timothy 4
The Bible tells us time and again that climate change is a natural occurrence that is ultimately in God’s hands. Yes, we are called to be responsible stewards of his creation, but not worshipers of it who wish to use our stewardship as a weapon to bludgeon others with. The Lord told us mankind would bring destructive incidents on the face of the Earth with wars and things that cause famine and disease, but in the end God himself is the only one who will bring about the complete destruction of Earth in order to punish human evil and to create something totally new. Let’s not forget these false prophet doomsday date-setters have been completely wrong before, such as in 2008 when ABC featured this climate change doomsday special predicting life under climate change in 2015: