While at the New York Climate Strike, in which Greta Thunberg was the keynote speaker, September 20, a common slogan on some of the signs and t-shirts was “honor thy mother” or some variation of it with a graphics of the earth. Some even quoted from the fifth commandment. Of course the term. “Mother Earth” is nothing new. Other recurring themes regarding “mother” at these climate change rallies and strikes are: “Save our mother,” “Our mother is dying,” and “Our mother is on fire.” From a cursory glance, it seems as though these individuals are calling for the honoring/respecting of the earth through lowering carbon emissions, recycling, essentially becoming more environmentally conscious. However, from a prophetic perspective, it is very clear what these climate activists are really saying when they tout the idea of “honoring your mother,” and “our mother is dying” even if they themselves do not know what they are saying or calling for.
From the onset of his Papacy, one of Pope Francis’ primary objectives is to effect action of climate change, and he has been largely successful in mobilizing the world, especially the youth, into viewing climate change as an urgent issue. Many of the youth turned climate activists look at the Pope’s environmental encyclical as their manual for climate justice and are demanding that the principles in that document be implemented. The Bible calls the system of Roman Catholicism, “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” in Revelation 17:5. Pope Francis along with all of his predecessors boastfully attribute the title of “mother church” to Roman Catholicism and other denominations do the same. In 2014, Pope Francis said ‘the [Catholic] Church is also mother because she cares for her children and guides us on the path of salvation,’…She nourishes and sustains us with the sacraments; she illuminates us with the light of the Gospel, orients us to the good, encourages us in moments of darkness and defends us from the snares of evil, exhorting us to vigilance so as not to succumb to its seductions…’ the Church, he said, ‘is a true mother who gives us life in Christ and, in the communion of the Holy Spirit, brings us into a common life with our brothers and sisters.’” In August of 2019, Pope Francis said, “The Church is a mother to all..” Roman Catholicism asserts that it originated with the apostles, specifically Peter, what they term apostolic succession. Therefore they say that they are the oldest church and hence the“mother” or head of all other churches, especially protestants, who they claim are children who have strayed from their mother and are admonished to return “home” to Catholicism. You have probably heard Roman Catholicism referred to as the “Holy Mother Church.”
We must understand that when individuals are calling for a respect of “our mother,” they are calling for an adherence to the policies put forth by the Papacy, namely Pope Francis, in his environmental encyclical, Laudato Si to address the climate “crisis.” Aside from reducing carbon emissions, the primary solution to solve not only the climate issue but also poverty in that document is government-enforced Sunday observance. Of the six chapters in Laudato Si (6), under the sixth chapter (6), under sixth subheading of the encyclical (6), we find the Sunday law: “On Sunday, our participation in the Eucharist has special importance. 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…The law of weekly rest forbade work on the seventh day, “so that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your maidservant, and the stranger, may be refreshed” (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.”
According to Revelation 13:15-17, the United States of America, under the initiation of Roman Catholicism, will restrict liberty of conscience by urging earth’s inhabitants to enforce a compulsory Sunday Law under penalty of death, this will heal Roman Catholicism’s deadly wound. In the opening paragraph of this piece, it was stated that another climate change slogan that is popular among activists is “our mother is dying.” Going back to the analogy of the Roman Catholic Church as the “mother,” we understand that she received a deadly wound in the year 1798, but the prophecy states that the deadly wound would be healed and all the world would “wonder after the beast [Popery], which would bring Roman Catholicism back to world dominance, albeit through the United States (please read Revelation 13:3 and 14). Through the climate change movement, which will inevitably bring about a National and then International Sunday Law, Roman Catholicism’s wound will be healed and she will exercise the power she once wielded. In trying to “heal” and “save” “mother earth,” the “mother” church (mother of harlots), Popery will be healed, but only for a short season.
Another important Biblical typology involving a mother, a daughter, civil leaders and
persecution for the faithful is the account of King Herod’s birthday found in Matthew 14:6-12 and Mark 6:17-28. From Mark’s version, we read, “And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist,” Mark 6:21-24. How does this relate to the climate change movement. Of course Herodias’ danghter was a damsel (a young woman), so she would represent the youth climate activists that are appealing to and demanding of civil leaders, which are represented by Herod, to act now on climate change through legislation. Of course Herodias, the mother of the damsel, typifies the Roman Catholic Church which has a vehement disdain for God’s Commandment-keeping people, true Protestants, whom John the Baptist represents. The young climate activists, depicted as the Laudato Si Generation, are demanding immediate action of their government officials, but do not have specific answers on how to achieve this. Of course, they will look to “mother,” the Roman Catholic Church, and the manual put out by Pope Francis on how the planet can be saved—Laudato Si. Again, his primary solution to the climate crisis is mandatory Sunday Observance (please reread paragraph three of this article to confirm). The climate change youth are dancing to the music of Popery and accomplishing what Popery could not have accomplished on her own. Politicians and lawmakers will have to yield to the popular demands if they plan to become elected or retain their seats (just as Pilate yielded).
From the days of John Paul II, the Papacy has advocated for the preservation of the economy. Consider the following, “‘The ecological crisis is a moral crisis.’ So said Pope John Paul II, an unexpected and fierce advocate for ecological responsibility throughout his papacy. Rather than seeing environmental concerns as ‘earthly' or ‘political,’ he showed that they are in fact at the heart of the covenant between human beings and their Creator. In dozens of addresses, sermons, and encyclicals, Pope John Paul II made specific recommendations on twelve interconnected ecological issues, including climate change, ocean destruction, water scarcity, poverty, the role of women, and war. He showed that each could become a source of spiritual, social, and economic transformation.” Going back to the typology of Herod, Herodias and her daughter, the damsel’s dancing resulted in the execution of John the Baptist. So the climate change movement, which Pope Francis connects with the common good, will result in the death of those who do not receive the Mark of the Beast, honor Sunday for the climate. According to the Papacy’s own admission, the death penalty can and should be enforced to safeguard the common good, a Roman Catholic social teaching which denies individual liberties.
Why is it that now the movement is gaining such momentum and garnering so much attention to the point of millions of individuals marching and striking around the world September 20 in the largest demonstration ever? It is because the youth have taken this movement in their hands and through media propaganda and fear-mongering tactics people are listening and joining the popular movement. Youth have a power to effect cultural change which can be seen in many areas. Just as God has called upon young people to carry forward the closing work of proclaiming the Three Angels’ Messages, so Satan has enlisted the youth to carry forward his work of deception and establishing his laws and his Mark, which go contrary to God’s Law and His Seal. Sadly, many of the young people admonishing others to “honor your mother” are the very ones described in 2 Timothy 3:1 and 2: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.” It is our prayer for all who come across this article to be found on the right side of the prophecy, faithful and sanctified and among those warning men and women of how the climate change movement will indeed usher in the Mark of the Beast. Maranatha!