As more of the world practice the 1st, 4th., 7th, 8th, and 9th. planks of communism rather than the 10 Commandment system of God, a new religion of environmentalism is spreading across the globe. Since 1970, the establishment globalists have pushed down our throats more collectivism, more people control, more restrictions on free enterprise and private property in America, all in the name of environmentalism, than the Communists were able to achieve in 75 years. The “Reds” are being replaced by the “Greens.”
Perhaps more influential in raising the popularity of the religion of environmentalism in recent years was the Clinton/Gore administration. President Clinton and his New Age spokesman, Al Gore, consistently pushed an agenda of “control” and promoted false “science” using their office and taking advantage of the Leftist “education” establishment to make sure our kids knew nothing else. The teaching of humanism in the schools for several decades has created a spiritual vacuum in the hearts of our people and it has opened those hearts to receive the New Age Spiritual answers such as Vice President Gore proposes. We have a pantheistic, pagan type philosophy dominating the thinking of the Vice President of the United States who is a zealous New Ager advocating “a new faith in the future” which will be a return to paganism’s worship of the earth as sacred.
Environmentalism is becoming the new religion of the world!
“Earth in the Balance” by Al Gore
Vice President Al Gore offers some alarming clues about his view of God in his book, Earth in the Balance; Ecology and the Human Spirit.
He starts out his book by asserting his pantheistic beliefs. …..“we feel increasingly distant from our roots in the earth….civilization itself has been on a journey from its foundations in the world of nature to an evermore contrived, controlled and manufactured world of our initiative and sometimes arrogant design…. At some point during this journey we lost our feeling of connectedness to the rest of nature…. We dare now to wonder: Are we so unique and powerful as to be essentially separate from the earth?”
Gore identifies the root problem of Western culture in that “we lost our feeling of connectedness to the rest of nature” and finds answers in pantheism. He attempts to blend Christianity and pantheism where the source of all life, instead of God has become Mother God, (Mother Earth/Mother Nature also frequently referred to as Gaia). He, like the radical eco-feminists who support him, see the earth as the pagan goddess Gaia who “has been seriously ‘wounded’ by the expansion of human civilization, and now there must come a universal atonement for these many millennia of grief on ‘her’ part” through an event or process they call ‘cleansing.’
For Gore and other environmentalists, the Judeo-Christain faith is the source of ecological evil, from oil spills to global warming. He asserts it is ignorant Christians who are afraid to open their minds to teachings outside their own system of belief who have become a dangerous threat to the survival of humanity…blights on the environment. To Al Gore, it seems obvious that a better understanding of a religious heritage preceding our own by so many thousands of years could offer us new insights.
Gore seeks wisdom from the world’s pagan religions.
“The richness and diversity of our religious tradition throughout history is a spiritual resource long ignored by people of faith, who are often afraid to open their minds to teachings first offered outside their own system of belief. But the emergence of a civilization in which knowledge moves freely and almost instantaneously through the world has … spurred a renewed investigation of the wisdom distilled by all faiths. This panreligious perspective may prove especially important where our global civiilzation’s responsibility for the earth is concerned.” (pp. 258-259)
Al Gore embraces the mystical spiritual evolution teaching of Eastern religions, the same ones from which Adolph Hitler followed in building the Third Reich. He seeks his wisdom from the world’s pagan religious where its basic premise is that man exists for nature. He endorses feminine substitutes for God. He commends Bahaism, the religion of Maurice Strong, head of the recent United Nations Earth Summit, as well as Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. He affirms the New Age (spiritual evolution) teaching of Teillard De Chardin, the excommunicated Catholic archaeologist. He points to what de Chardin said, ‘The fate of mankind, as well as of religion, depends upon the emergence of a new faith in the future.’ Gore writes, “Armed with such a faith, we might find it possible to resanctify the earth, identify it as God’s creation, and accept our responsibility to protect and defend it…”
Gore likes to refer to Chief Seattle, who said ‘Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our mother? What befalls the earth, befalls all the sons of the earth. This we know – the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth.’
God is part of us, and God is everywhere, and everything is God?
Who is Chief Seattle anyway?
He is totally manufactured folks.
According to April 21, 1992 issue of the New York Times, Chief Seattle “Is probably our greatest manufactured prophet in the history of the United States.” But he is quoted all the time by these radical environmentalists.
According to David Berg who is writing a book on the Chief, “In an embellished version of a single speech given by the 68 year old Chief in 1854, makes him out to be an environmental prophet which he was not.” According to that speech he said “The earth is our mother…..” and he goes on to say “I have seen a thousand rotting buffaloes on the prairie left by the white man who shot them from a passing train.” Mr. Berg points out there were no buffaloes within 500 miles of Seattle’s home on Puget Sound. And more interesting is that Chief Seattle’s letter is dated some 15 years before the first railroad crossed the plains from Omaha to Sacraments California. And the great buffalo slaughter took place at least a decade after Seattle died.
The whole letter is a lie. The words in that letter that Gore was so moved by, were actually written for a 1971 environmental movie completely fictitious in nature. And yet these environmentalists have made Chief Seattle one of the Gurus of their movement.
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen. [Romans 1:25]
Gore calls for a new spiritual relationship between man and earth and points to ancient goddess or nature worship.
“The spiritual sense of our place in nature predates Native American cultures; increasingly it can be traced to the origins of human civilization. A growing number of anthropologists and archaeomythologists, such as Marija Gimbutas and Riane Esler argue that the prevailing ideology of belief prehistoric Europe and much of the world was based on the worship of a single earth goddess, who was assumed to be the fount of all life and who radiated harmony among all living things. Much of the evidence for the existence of this primitive religion comes from the many thousands of artifacts uncovered in ceremonial sites. These sites are so widespread that they seem to confirm the notion that a goddess religion was ubiquitous through much of the world until the antecedents of today’s religions, most of which still have a distinctly masculine orientation…swept out of India and the Near East, almost obliterating belief in the goddess. The last vestige of organized goddess worship was eliminated by Christianity as late as the fifteenth century in Lithuania.”
This is pure Pantheistic paganism in its truest form.
He is just putting into words what the New Age Religion has been saying for a long time. What Gore is saying is he wants of to adopt a pan-religious perspective that will bring in other religions and mix them with Christianity so we have a pan-religious viewpoint. He advocates that we particularly be concerned with Native American Religions, all of which are very paganistic and pantheistic. That is a direct contradiction of scripture. The Bible states that the earth was created for man, not man for the earth. The Bible says that man was originally given dominion over this earth. Man lost that dominion as result of his sin. And that Jesus won that dominion back at the cross. And that when Jesus returns He will give that dominion back to those who put their love and trust in Him and man will once again exercise dominion over this earth.
Does Al Gore make the distinction between fundamental neo-pagan pantheism and Biblical Christianity? In his book, he clearly makes that distinction.
“We are not used to seeing God in the world because we assume from the scientific and philosophical rules that govern us, that the physical world is made up of inanimate matter whirling in accordance to mathematical laws and bearing no relation to life, much less ourselves. Why does it feel faintly heretical to a Christian to suppose that God is in us as human beings? Why do our children believe that the Kingdom of God is up, somewhere in the ethereal reaches of space, far removed from this planet? By experiencing nature in its fullest…our own and that of all creation…with our senses and with our spiritual imagination, we can glimpse, “bright shining as the sun,” an infinite image of God.”
He is not talking here about the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. He is saying that God is in everything and everything is in God. It is a denial of what the Bible teaches that God is a personality separate and apart from His creation.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, [Romans 1:18]
The wrath of God is being revealed against certain types of societies – namely those who suppress the truth and unrighteousness as we have been doing in this country in recent years, by refusing to allow the truth of the creation and the truth of the origin of man to be taught in our public schools, but teaching only godless atheistic evolution. (see Romans 1:22-32) It goes on to say that one of the things that brings down the wrath of God is when men begin to worship the creation rather than the creator.
Despite all their fear-mongering about the environment, Vice President Al Gore or the Clinton administration didn’t care a whit about “saving the planet.” They don’t really believe there is any impending environmental holocaust. There are only two reasons these notions are being promoted: political expediency and personal empowerment. It simply boils down to this: Here’s another way to panic people into ceding their own personal freedom and wealth and to allow the left to grab even more power and control over the lives of individuals.
Al Gore’s Prosperity Gospel
Mr. Gore calls for a wide bureaucratic superstructure to be imposed upon America’s business. He wants to impose all kinds of environmental taxes to bring about a redistribution of wealth between countries, giving massive amounts of moneys to third world countries. He wants to shut down Americas industrial system because he sees it as simply a threat to the environment.
Gore calls for the “rescue of the environment” to be “the central organizing principle for civilization.” He writes in his book, “We are close to a time when all of humankind will envision a global agenda that encompasses a kind of Global Marshall Plan, if you will, to address the causes of poverty and suffering and environmental destruction all over the earth.” Gore calls for a vast array of new laws and expanded bureaucracies to preserve the earth’s ecological balance.
Al Gore makes it clear that he believes the threat to the environment is so severe that we need to resort to the kind of Draconian central planning that has failed so miserably in every place it has been tried: “Adopting a central organizing principle…means embarking on an all-out effort to use every policy and program, every law and institution…to halt the destruction of the environment.” That is his solution. Let’s consolidate all of our legal, political, and governmental resources to launch our assault on Western civilization, capitalism, and our very way of life.
Al Gore’s manual for global salvation only deepens our problems. Feminine or earth-centered spirituality may be “politically correct” today, but it mocks Biblical Christianity and points to the path that has led people from truth to myth since the beginning of time.
America seems to be moving back to where it started, seeking meaning in life and power for living in occult wisdom. This revival reaches far beyond deep ecology and contemporary paganism. We are not looking at a phenomenon limited to the Green Movement or radical Goddess worshipers. While languages and idols may differ, essentially the same deception permeates our Western world and links it to the pagan beliefs of the rest of the world.
Our cultural problem is separation from God, not from nature. While God told us to care for the earth, He warned us against pagan religions. Contrary to the revived myths now flooding the Western world, nature-worship brings violence and destruction, not peace and harmony to the land. Read Deuteronomy 8, 9, 18, and 28.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. [Colossians 2:8-10]