Politician turned environmentalist Al Gore, founder and current chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection, has over the years made many recommendations, and a documentary, to address climate change; but perhaps his boldest solution yet is Pope Francis. That’s right, Al Gore called Pope Francis “‘a moral force’ for fighting the climate crisis.” Al Gore is not the only person of influence who views Pope Francis as the moral figure to solve earth’s social, political or environmental crises and has made those sentiments known. Former UN secretary General, Ban Ki Moon is among them, along with former US President, Barack Obama, former President of Israel, the late Shimon Peres, the entire European Union, and even Hindu leaders regard him likewise. The Prophecy of Revelation 13:3 is being fulfilled: “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”
Let’s get back to Al Gore’s comments about Pope Francis, climate change and his proposed solution; he even references the account of Noah in his comments. In Gore’s words, “Moreover, the climate crisis is now the biggest existential challenge humanity has ever faced. And it is not only humanity that is at risk; according to the world’s biologists, up to half of all the living species with which we share this Earth are in danger of extinction during this century. When Noah was instructed to gather two of every species in his ark in order to ‘keep them alive with thee,’ I believe that instruction is also meant for us...” What Mr. Gore and other climate change activists are proposing is a proverbial “ark” that will save humanity from the ravages or destruction of climate change--that ark is climate legislation, or as Mr. Gore will tell us, moral legislation. A better analogy would be a tower, just like the rebellious inhabitants of the world under the Satanic influence of Nimrod undertook the construction of the tower of Babel, from which is derived the word “Babylon,” to preserve themselves from another flood. But try as they might, the earth, “waxing old as a garment,” will continue to manifest catastrophic weather occurrences that will only become more frequent and disastrous which will only further these men’s designs, but in the end, just as the tower of Babel fell, so Babylon (Popery, apostate Protestantism and those that go along with her laws) will fall.
Mr. Gore continues: “The consequences of that extra heat energy are clear: Stronger storms, bigger downpours, more destructive floods and mudslides, deeper and longer droughts, crop failures, water scarcity in many regions, strengthening wildfires, spreading disease, melting ice, and sea level rise — along with the acidification of the world ocean, and more.” This sounds almost identical to a statement in the Great Controversy, written over a century ago: “While appearing to the children of men as a great physician who can heal all their maladies, he will bring disease and disaster, until populous cities are reduced to ruin and desolation. Even now he is at work. In accidents and calamities by sea and by land, in great conflagrations, in fierce tornadoes and terrific hailstorms, in tempests, floods, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms, Satan is exercising his power. He sweeps away the ripening harvest, and famine and distress follow. He imparts to the air a deadly taint, and thousands perish by the pestilence. These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous...It will be declared that men are offending God by the violation of the Sunday sabbath; that this sin has brought calamities which will not cease until Sunday observance shall be strictly enforced; and that those who present the claims of the fourth commandment, thus destroying reverence for Sunday, are troublers of the people, preventing their restoration to divine favor and temporal prosperity.”
As the calamities intensify, the solution will be proportionately radical, a compulsory Sunday Law. Since the Pope is viewed as a “moral force,” then of course the solution to solve the climate issue must be a “moral” or religious one. But we will allow Al Gore to tell us. To the question: “In a recent interview you said that climate change is not a political issue, ‘it is a moral and spiritual issue.’ How do you see the importance of a spiritual leader like Pope Francis in sharing this commitment to safeguard the environment?” Gore responds,“Pope Francis’s leadership has been an inspiration to all of us across the world, particularly when it comes to his strong and repeated emphasis on solving the climate crisis. I am grateful for and in awe of the clarity of the moral force he embodies. He also speaks in the most powerful way about the most vulnerable among us — the poor — and helps all who listen to understand how they are uniquely affected by the climate crisis. In particular, his papal encyclical, Laudato si’, marked a crucial step for the Catholic Church in leading the world to commit to addressing the climate crisis ahead of the Paris Agreement.”
It is clear from Gore’s reply that Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church were the forerunners for the Paris Agreement and were indeed behind it. Additionally, because Mr. Gore views Pope Francis as a ‘moral force’ in addressing the climate issue, he agrees and supports the ‘moral’ solution put forth in the encyclical he cites--namely, Sunday observance. Here it is: “Sunday, like the Jewish Sabbath, is meant to be a day which heals our relationships with God, with ourselves, with others and with the world...It [Sunday] protects human action from becoming empty activism; it also prevents that unfettered greed and sense of isolation which make us seek personal gain to the detriment of all else. The law of weekly rest forbade work on the seventh day... (Ex 23:12). Rest opens our eyes to the larger picture and gives us renewed sensitivity to the rights of others. And so the day of rest, centred on the Eucharist, sheds it light on the whole week, and motivates us to greater concern for nature and the poor.”
Gore continues, “In particular, his papal encyclical, Laudato si,’ marked a crucial step for the Catholic church in leading the world to commit to addressing the climate crisis ahead of the Paris Agreement. In these and many other ways, the Pope has been at the forefront in leading the world toward constructive climate action. Virtually all of my Catholic colleagues and friends are thrilled to the marrow of their bones that he is providing this kind of spiritual leadership. As am I. More generally, spiritual teaching obviously plays a crucial role in communities around the world. The Pope is a model for leaders of other faith traditions to communicate the dangers posed by the climate crisis and our duty as stewards of God’s creation to solve it.” It is evident that the National (and then international) Sunday Law is but a few steps away; all it will take is for calamities to worsen, which they will.
Life Site News rightly assesses, “Critics have pointed out that if ‘climate change’ can be successfully converted from a scientific issue to a spiritual one in the largest church in Christendom, then the globalist quest to centralize power under their control becomes much easier.” Surely religionists, politicians, scientists and environmentalists are viewing climate change as a moral threat and as they view the Pope as a moral solution, it is giving the Roman Catholic Church the ability to take full leadership and propose the ‘moral’ solutions that it deems necessary to address the problem, hence the Vatican's hosting of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development July 5-6 in which “some 400 global faith leaders, scientists and politicians with hopes to influence separate meetings later this year of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the U.N. Climate Change Conference.” In such meetings, a great deal of fear-mongering, a tactic that the Roman Catholic Church specializes in, takes place in order to compel individuals to accept their solutions.
 White, Ellen, The Great Controversy (1911), 589