In today’s society, end-time preachers and evangelists have gotten a bad reputation. They are often accused of fear-mongering and sensationalizing current events which is said to lead individuals into fanaticism and extremism. Though there are many scoffers, which happens to be one of the signs of the last days (2 Peter 3:3 and 4), it is irrefutable that the events predicted in the Bible are being fulfilled in just the manner and the order in which they were foretold. History also confirms the validity and inerrancy of Bible prophecies. Yet not a few people, including those who claim to be Bible-believing Christians, consider individuals proclaiming the last-day judgment message unbalanced and radical. Yet some of the very individuals that scoff at end-time Bible prophecies (which can be proven), happen to not even believe in God, are themselves promulgating an extreme, end-time message of their own, based on fear-mongering and date-setting, which cannot be proven. While they are rioting and demanding drastic changes they are sounding an alarm to win converts to their cause; and to date they have been highly successful. In fact their cause will be one of the major issues in the 2020 election. Have you guessed who and what we are referring to? Climate change activism!
Many climate change proponents have not infrequently set dates for dire consequences to result and even the extinction of this planet unless radical changes are legislated and carried out. From politicians to religious leaders, Hollywood actors, scientists, singers and children, many demonstrations and speeches have been given in which a short time was given to “save” the planet. From a BBC News headline: “Climate Change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months.” In this piece, the following can be read, “Do you remember the good old days when we had ’12 years to save the planet’? Now it seems, there's a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges. Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that to keep the rise in global temperatures below 1.5C this century, emissions of carbon dioxide would have to be cut by 45% by 2030. But today, observers recognise that the decisive, political steps to enable the cuts in carbon to take place will have to happen before the end of next year. The idea that 2020 is a firm deadline was eloquently addressed by one of the world's top climate scientists, speaking back in 2017. ‘The climate math is brutally clear: While the world can't be healed within the next few years, it may be fatally wounded by negligence until 2020,’ said Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founder and now director emeritus of the Potsdam Climate Institute. The sense that the end of next year is the last chance saloon for climate change is becoming clearer all the time.”
A statement from the above quoted excerpt must be highlighted. “While the world can't be healed within the next few years, it may be fatally wounded by negligence until 2020.” The prophetic significance of this statement is remarkable. It is a well-established fact that one of the Pope’s top priorities is climate change. He is the head of the Roman Catholic Church. According to the prophecy in Revelation 13:1-10, the Roman Catholic Church is the first beast (kingdom) whose deadly wound will be healed. It will be healed by the second beast of Revelation 13 found in verses 11-17, the United States of America, by the US government legislating a National Sunday Law, the Mark of the (first) Beast. Pope Francis has put forth his primary solution for addressing climate change, which is enforced Sunday rest and worship (to confirm, please see Laudato Si, section 237.) While, scientists are urging that the planet potentially can receive a deadly wound by 2020, Bible Prophecy indicates that the Papacy’s deadly wound, inflicted in 1798, will be healed by the very law that Pope Francis is pushing to save the planet, the National Sunday Law. Could it be that this law will be proposed and implemented before or in 2020?
Climate activists, religionists and politicians are taking this seriously and are therefore issuing an “urgent summons” to the American people as it relates to climate change. A headline from the National Catholic reporter reads, “Bishop McElroy on Laudato Si': An 'urgent summons' to the American people.” Addressing the "Laudato Si' and the U.S. Catholic Church" conference series, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy states, “‘Laudato Si' both unmasks this estrangement and points to the pathway forward for us to move from alienation toward healing and the renewal of the earth. The encyclical is a call to arms for those who would rescue our bruised planet from the forces that deplete and destroy it…For us in the United States at this perilous moment in our national history, the core themes of Laudato Si' are especially urgent…We are the most powerful nation in the history of the earth, yet have rejected the only realistic pathways that have emerged to heal our broken planet…Laudato Si' is a call to reforge the bonds of solidarity that have been at the core of every advance that we have made as a people…For us to heal the estrangement which imperils us as a nation and as a world, we must unmask the various levels of alienation that underlie it, and understand that only an integrated prism of analysis is capable of pointing to the profound healing that we must begin in these days.”
Again, the concept of “healing” the planet is put forward, and the charge is given to the United States to take the lead and all other nations will follow. In the charge, a directive is given for the American people to carry out the suggestions and recommendations given in Laudato Si in order to save the environment. In their quest to save the world, Papists, Protestants and politicians will unite and bring about the final crisis, the Mark of the Beast crisis, which will usher in the final movements of earth’s history. We’ll let the National Catholic Reporter say it: “The goal of this conference is to identify the pathways through which the Catholic community of the United States can help to forge a culture capable of confronting the environmental crisis.Three initiatives will be vital to moving in this direction.The first of these initiatives is the launch of a broad interfaith movement of religious and cultural renewal that is rooted in God's identity as Creator and proceeds to an abiding sense of giftedness…The second initiative that we must launch within the culture of the United States is the conversion from environmental denial to environmental reality…The third initiative that the Catholic community in the United States should undertake is to empower children as the prophetic voice of environmental justice in our nation.”
The Roman Catholic Church along with other climate activists are working rapidly and aggressively, evangelizing in order to heal and save the planet within the next 18 months. But their efforts to save it will only bring about its demise all the faster. As students of Bible prophecy, we must understand that we only have a short time to work, and our efforts must be characterized by untiring zeal and determination. “Said the angel, ‘Deny self; ye must step fast.' Some of us have had time to get the truth and to advance step by step, and every step we have taken has given us strength to take the next. But now time is almost finished, and what we have been years learning, they will have to learn in a few months. They will also have much to unlearn and much to learn again. Those who would not receive the mark of the beast and his image when the decree goes forth, must have decision now to say, Nay, we will not regard the institution of the beast.” “'Time is almost finished. Do you reflect the lovely image of Jesus as you should?’ Then I was pointed to the earth and saw that there would have to be a getting ready among those who have of late embraced the third angel's message. Said the angel, "Get ready, get ready, get ready. Ye will have to die a greater death to the world than ye have ever yet died." I saw that there was a great work to do for them and but little time in which to do it.”
White, Ellen. Early Writings (1882), page 67
White, Ellen. Early Writings (1882), page 64