Before you read this article I will tell you that I am Catholic. I will also tell you I am not the only Catholic upset by a United States organization of Catholic Bishops moves to be politically correct on the subject of climate change. This in no way was endorsed by Pope Benedict XVI. The decade of 2000-2009 was a decade of global cooling not global warming in that year after year the average temperature of the earth decreased. The weather record was distorted when the scientists created an algorithm to compensate when we moved into the year 2000 and forgot to correct it, or so they say. Scientists at the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change)the scientific arm of the United Nations are considered reputable by the Catholic Bishops in the United States.
It is customary for Catholics to respect anything issued the bishops. This course was endorsed by an organization of United States of Bishops. Right away I’m thinking they need to be politically correct. This in no way is a biblical subject. As a matter of fact it goes against the teachings that God controls the weather. Not learning from their error with Galileo the bishops jumped right into another error in science. The warmest decade on record was the 1930’s and the warmest year was in 1934.
“I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.” (Revelation 22:18-19) But what if someone purposefully takes verses in the bible out of context to promote a lie? I think we could all agree they also would come under a similar judgment of God.
I have seen this first hand from a ‘Progressive’ Catholic class concerning global climate change. I took a course titled ‘God’s Creation Cries for Justice Climate Change: Impact and Response.’ On the front cover of the class book reads, “If they keep silent,” Jesus says “the stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:40) The Progressive instructors used this verse to push their environmental agenda by interpreting it to mean if you don’t take care of the environment there will be climatic consequences. What is ironic about this I used this verse on a rolling screen at a prior employer so I knew exactly what it meant.
The Catholic Church and the Communists both use the term social justice. A Christian’s good works are an expression of our faith. The Communists have no salvation. Pope John Paul II said that a good work is only good when it is accompanied with the Gospel. Believe me the Progressives in the Catholic Church are not spreading the true gospel. Obviously the Communists are not preaching the gospel. You could say good works without the gospel is Communism..
The study book for the climate class was written by program assistant Kolya-Braun Grenier who isn’t Catholic and appears to be married to a preacher husband who endorsed the green bible.
Now, let’s take a closer look at Luke 19:40. In the previous verse the Pharisees told Jesus to rebuke His disciples.In verse 38 the disciples joyfully shouted out, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.” You can see the clear meaning is that the stones would cry out if the disciples were not allowed to pronounce Jesus Christ as the blessed king. Any believing Christian would never do something like this. We have been infiltrated by spiritual enemies.
This was not the only verse used out of context. Also Matthew 16:3-4 states, “You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. Of course those teaching this class made this look as if the verse dealt with the climate change (I almost walked out of this class several times but I managed to stay just to see what our enemies are up to.) What this verse clearly means is that that those back then and certainly the Progressive Christians today have no idea what the the signs of the times are and that the stones have already started to cry out. All signs are now in progress for the coming tribulation followed by Second Coming of our Lord. The Progressives have no idea.
We as true believers can't fight this fight alone. I refer to Ephesians 6:12 where Paul advises us, “For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Just as the evil men have called upon their evil special forces we as Christians must asked the Lord to give us his strength in his angels and the Holy Ghost to combat those enemies of Christ.