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October 5, 2015

Demonomics

What role does Satan and his host of demonic forces have in this world? This is a question mankind has long struggled to understand. At one time, the devil was blamed as the cause of nearly every form of adversity. Today, his role has largely been excluded from modern day problems.

The Bible is very clear that Satan is "god" of planet Earth. Paul warned in 2nd Corinthians 4:4:

"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."

In Matthew 4:8-9, Satan told Jesus he was the power behind every world government:

"Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me."

The rise of Adolf Hitler is one the greatest examples of the devil's ability to control events. In 1919, no one would have guessed that this restless drifter would someday threaten to take over the world. As stunning as Hitler's ascendance to power was, the preservation of his life was the true sign that the hand of Satan was upon him. At least 42 attempts were made to take his life, and all failed in preposterous ways.

As we draw closer to the Tribulation hour, Satan's influence in this world will only grow stronger. I think we are already at a point where numerous situations can only be explained by factoring in the devil's involvement. Because the supernatural often defies logic, a secular minded person must think our world is going mad. I've coined the term demonomics to categorize these oddities and compiled them into the following list:

The liberal Control of Most Media Outlets
Over 90 percent of all radio, newspaper, TV and film organizations are under the control of people with a radical liberal mindset. With 60 percent of the population identifying themselves as conservative, one would think that it would impossible for liberals to have more than half of the media market. This imbalance exists because Satan has a cabal of willing servants to guide and direct the moral standards of society. I firmly believe the liberal media has been his most effective venue for corrupting the nations.

Islam Peaceful Religion
The king of all demononics has to be the positive image that Islam is able to maintain despite a long list of evil deeds committed by Muslims. When 3000 people were murdered in the name of Allah on 9/11, the followers of that faith suffered no lasting stigma. The strongest defender of Islam is the liberal media. You would have to come up with some very twisted logic to explain why the press would stand up for a faith that is tramples on first amendment freedoms, treats women like property, and executes homosexuals on a regular basis.

The Hatred of the Jews and Israel
The demonomics with the longest history is the unnatural hatred of the Jewish people. Satan will inspire more genocidal attacks against Israel. After the holocaust, the world promised that it would not allow the Jews to suffer persecution. Unfortunately, these old lessons are being forgotten as a new bias against Israel and all Jews is sweeping over the world.

America the Evil Empire
The United State is the greatest nation in history. It saved the world from tyranny three times: World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. When America wasn't combating despotic nations, it used its vast power to create world stability. Lately, history is being rewritten to portray the US as the global oppressor. We remind that many of the Founding Fathers were slave owners. It is argued that the U.S. needs to step back and let the United Nations take over.

Cultural Suicide Is a Good Thing
One of the key factors that made America a superpower is its history of being a "nation of immigrants." People came here with their skills and ambition and created wealth. Today, we are being overrun by people who do not share the American dream. The people who promote an open boarder are giddy about the destruction of our culture. The media reports it is wonderful that in 20-30 years whites will be a minority. As we import the culture of the Third World, the press is totally blind to see the hellish crime wave that comes with it.

Death Penalty
The liberal media is very organized in its opposition to law enforcement. Whenever someone is released from jail for a crime that he or she allegedly didn't commit, the press automatically sets aside all other news to cover the "wonderful" news. When someone is put to death, the press talks about how sad it is that the appeal process ran out. Anti-death penalty groups have managed to convince most state lawmakers that all forms of execution present an unconstitutional risk of causing severe pain.

I think the reason why Satan is so active in combating the death penalty is because he faces the ultimate death sentence. Jesus said the devil was a "murderer from the beginning" (John 8:44). He may think that if he can find pardons for his earthly minions, maybe somehow the same twisted logic can be applied to him.

Climate Change
One of the silliest demonomics is the issue of climate change. What started out as a concern over the impact of the burning of fossil fuel has turned into a cult of earth worship. We have reached the point where anyone who dares to question climate change is automatically labeled a religious zealot. The promoters of this movement fail to realize their own fanaticism. When their global warming conferences kept getting cancelled because of winter blizzards, all they did was switch the name to climate change.

The intensity of what I have just described is disturbing to say the least. But the good news is this: Everything I have listed here points to the soon return of our Lord and Savior.

"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh" (Luke 21:28).

--Todd


The Global Warming Gestapo

Pope Francis might not be a wolf in sheep's clothing, as some conspiracy-minded prophecy pundits might have it. That this pope is a climate -change cop in papal paraphernalia, however, is less easy to deny, if the pontiff's barnstorming through our nation last week is examined in light of his preaching to us on the evils of America's world-endangering carbon footprint.

I think there should be little doubt that this was a primary purpose of his coming here. Climate change is so low on the worry-meter of the vast majority of Americans--and of citizens of other nations as well--that something had to be done to rev up interest in global warming (or "climate change," as it is now termed), because people are sick of hearing the specious term "global warming." Additionally, with the hoaxers claiming that global warming is a threat to the world now disgraced by revelation of their cooked-up, false data, another tact must be taken to gen up fear that the planet will soon be destroyed without action by what I term the global-warming Gestapo.

What better way to gen-up the numbers of climate-change believers than to have the "Vicar of Christ" conducting secular-type masses all over America--the wealthiest nation that global gulagists have pronounced the most guilty on the Big Blue Marble (now the dingy, greenhouse gas-colored ball of haze)?

And pronounce our guilt this pope has done, even while maintaining the gentle, papal smile and soft-spoken homiletic voice. The United Nations used the pope's visit to America to kick off its Sustainable Development Summit as keynote speaker. He spent much of that secular mass pointing out that the U.S. is the guiltiest of all nations of polluting the planet, thus must lead the way in making amends.

While preaching to the U.N., America, and Israel-hating choir about America's culpability in the damage to earth's environment, the pope reflected on statements he has made as chief climate-change cop. Statements like the following:

* "God will judge you whether you cared for Earth."
* "It is man who has slapped nature in the face."
* "People occasionally forgive, but nature never does."
* "The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all."
* "Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain."
* "Climate change is a global problem with grave implications. It represents one of the principle challenges facing humanity in our day."
* "Leaving an inhabitable planet to future generations is first and foremost up to us."
* "Never have we so hurt and mistreat our common home as we have in the last 200 years."
* "If we destroy creation, it will destroy us."
* "The earth is protesting the wrong that we are doing to her."
* "An international climate change treaty is a grave, ethical and moral responsibility."
* "Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities."
* "Money has to serve, not to rule." (My thanks to Geri Ungurean for finding these quotes.)

On the surface, as with most all deception, the sophistry sounds common-sensible and the right course of action. However, there is harbored within the high-sounding phraseology deeply evil, prophetic stage-setting.

With the current pope seemingly totally co-opted by the global-warming Gestapo, it is interesting to consider the mounting Mother Earth worship system beginning to bring forth condemnation of unbelievers in the climate change diatribe. Just as in most leftist causes, the mainstream media takes the side diametrically opposed to the wishes of the people the leftists wish to force into their socialistic construct. And, that structure will bring the entire world of earth-dwellers under the Antichrist system at some future point, according to God's prophetic Word. The False Prophet--the second beast of Revelation chapter 13--will be in charge of bringing this global religious system of enslavement to fruition.

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." (Rev. 13: 16-17)

Mother Earth worship, I'm convinced, is the rallying cry around which the one-world-order builders wish us all to gather--thus chose this pope to begin changing our minds about global warming. We must be made to fear our world is being destroyed--which it is--by unrepented-of sin of the human population, not by some mythical carbon footprint caused by so-called greenhouse gases.

We get a sense of this mind-changing effort in considering what the global Gestapo's propagandists are up to. The Associated Press (AP) has become one of the first of the mainstream media to begin the marginalization of those who speak against global warming or climate change as a scientifically established fact. The things they are doing in the area of becoming thought police for the global warming Gestapo are truly mind-boggling. The AP will no longer use "skeptics" to describe people who don't believe in climate change Those who refuse to acknowledge that climate change is caused by human activity will no longer be called "skeptics" by the Associated Press, after the newswire service decided the term was too scientifically rigorous. The AP explained their decision in a blog post:

Scientists who consider themselves real skeptics--who debunk mysticism, ESP and other pseudoscience, such as those who are part of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry--complain that non-scientists who reject mainstream climate science have usurped the phrase skeptic. They say they aren't skeptics because "proper skepticism promotes scientific inquiry, critical investigation and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims." That group prefers the phrase "climate change deniers" for those who reject accepted global warming data and theory. But those who reject climate science say the phrase denier has the pejorative ring of Holocaust denier so The Associated Press prefers climate change doubter or someone who rejects mainstream science... But some environmentalists were displeased with the AP's decision to opt for the term "climate change doubter" instead of outright "denier".

Ronald Lindsay, president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry, said in a statement:
Referring to deniers as "doubters" still imbues those who reject scientific fact with an intellectual legitimacy they have not earned. The general public, we fear, will still not get a clear picture of which public figures are basing their positions on reality, and which are not.

The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim asked his Twitter followers for alternative suggestions to "doubters" and was offered the following: Armageddon advocates, Canadian land speculators, climate itsallrightists, death cult members, drought enthusiasts, and grandchildren haters. (Http://qz.com/511723/the-ap-will-no-longer-use-skeptics-to-)

Should we be concerned about the environment--and should we desire to keep it as clean as possible, within reason? Of course. We are instructed by God Himself to be good stewards of the earth. However, we are not to make the planet out to be a goddess that demands our worship. Paul the apostle clearly points out the folly of those who have done so in the past (Read Romans chapter 1).

I prefer to remain among the "deniers" rather than follow the dictates of the global-warming Gestapo. I believe I'm in the best of company in so doing. The Architect of the Universe promises the following: "While the earth remained, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8: 22).

--Terry