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World on Fire: Expiration Dates of Present Age Cultures

posted by Jael Ever @ 10:35 AM
July 19, 2011

 Varies types of scientists, environmentalists and earth-watchers now crucially ratchet up the noise levels of their warnings:  “The earth as we know it is coming apart!”   And most of them would add, “And if we don’t move urgently and collectively to hold it together it may be too late to reverse our tumble into nonexistence.”  But is anyone listening?

 In his PBS program this year titled, “Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization,” Lester Brown laments tipping points stumbling towards earth destruction.  Even if earth does survive, Brown––through Matt Damon’s narration ––questions if modern civilization can survive with it.  Insufficient food and water to support soon to be 10 billion people; states failing because crime, rebellion and misdirected governments; wars and rumors of wars; obvious dangers from nuclear weapons and nuclear and other exploitative energies––all make it doubtful that the systematic structures supporting civilized societies can indeed survive!

 Frank Joseph Smecker and Derrick Jensen in their editorial, “You Can’t Kill a Planet and Live on It, Too,” for agree:  “With an entire planet being slaughtered before our eyes, it’s terrifying to watch the very culture responsible for this––the culture of industrial civilization, fueled by a finite source of fossil fuels, primarily a dwindling supply of oil––thrust forward wantonly to fuel its insatiable appetite for “growth.”  They argue that Western civilization suffers from the psychosis of technomania in “a genocidal mega-state,” as it marches “closer to self-annihilation.”  Stemming from an interview with Derrick Jensen, author of “The Culture of Make Believe,” the authors explain that today’s society is just an expansion of Hitler’s Nazism wherein systematic mass murder is acceptable in an orderly universe where a few employed people do what necessitates keeping a job.

  King David writes in Psalms 127:1, “Except The LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except The LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”  The same can be said of Planet Earth: to paraphrase, “Except The LORD saves this planet and the remaining lives on it, those in charge of strong nations who do little of nothing to save it––are all working on comparatively trivial things in vain.”  But in his Bible prophecies of the end of times, Apostle Mark offers some hope:  “And except that The LORD had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom He hath chosen, He hath shortened the days” (13: 20).  Rather than to be in that group of “no flesh should be saved,” everyone had best surrender life and soul to Jesus Christ now and join His protected elect.  Authentic Christianity is a relationship that outpours love to God and love to man, not Hitler’s type of fake Christianity that uses pious words to justify slaughtering the old, the innocent and the weak.  Such evil degradation is indeed why the culture of this present age is quickly coming to an end!

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