Other Kjos Articles:
The UN Plan for Global Migration, Part 1
The UN Plan for Global Migration, Part 2
WHOM DO WE THANK?
By Berit Kjos
November 21, 2006
The UN has little tolerance for the God who is our Father. Instead it welcomes the mother goddess of the Intuit people, the pantheistic gods of the world's cultures, and an evolving union of all religions. Any alternative to Biblical Christianity -- including Islam -- strengthens its assaults on the "poisonous certainties" of God's Word.
A recent UN book for children titled "Tore and the Town on Thin Ice" fits right in. In fact, this short tale published by United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) promotes three key strategies behind today's global transformation. It introduces:
The story begins with a doomed sled dog race in an Arctic village:
Like Rescue Mission Planet Earth (A children's edition of the United Nations' Agenda 21), this motivational story plants dreadful suggestions in the minds of children. These are designed to arouse fear and anger, and determination to fight for the planet. But no genuine environmental problem can be solved without factual understanding, and this mythical story doesn't provide reliable facts. It stirs the emotions, not the mind:
In the context of Inuit spirituality, the "guides" would be mythical nature spirits speaking through animals and other parts of creation. The first to arrive was a Snowy Owl, who gives Tore a lesson in UN environmentalism:
The second "guide" is a Polar Bear. He tells Tore,
By the time the Whale "guide" arrives, Tore is bursting with anger. “Listen," he cried. "I’ve had all the bad news I can stand. Our world is melting. Polar bears are starving and all sorts of animals won’t survive. I don’t want to hear any more!”
Back in the nineties, I read a book published by the Club of Rome, a prestigious global think-tank. Titled "The First Global Revolution," it included this statement:
In other words, the Club members -- various heads of state and global power brokers -- conceived the crisis! Yes, there were lots of environmental problems already, especially in the former Soviet Union and in poorer countries where pollution and erosion had devastated water, land and air. But those local and national issues had to be repainted as catastrophic global issues in order to capture the imagination of the masses. And our children became key targets for their propaganda.
An article on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works (EPW) website shows us the other side. Titled "New UN Children’s Book Promotes Global Warming Fears to Kids," it provides factual answers to Tore's concerns:
1. Is “the great ice cap here in Greenland" thawing as the snowy owl claimed? This Senate Committee article assures us that a "2005 study by Ola Johannessen and his colleagues showed that the interior of Greenland is gaining ice mass." [EPW Note: The Arctic, according to the International Arctic Research Center, was at its warmest in the 20th century during the 1930s, and both the journals Science and Nature have published studies recently finding – on balance – Antarctica is both cooling and gaining ice.]
2. Are polar bears starving and dying because of climate change? [EPW Note: In May of 2006, biologist Dr. Mitchell Taylor from the Arctic government of Nunavut, a territory of Canada, noted that 'of the 13 populations of polar bears in Canada, 11 are stable or increasing in number. They are not going extinct, or even appear to be affected at present.'”]
3. Will melting ice cause massive coastal flooding of millions of people in coastal areas? [EPW note: Many scientists dispute the notion that mankind has created a climate doomsday.] See "Renowned Scientist Defects From Belief in Global Warming."
4. Can we expect more destructive hurricanes and other natural disasters? [EPW Note: The relationship between global warming and hurricanes is currently under debate, with the great majority of scientists believing there is little connection. For instance, 2006 was anticipated to be a record year for hurricanes, but turned out to be one of the calmest seasons in many, many years.]
MYTH-MAKING AND GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION
An assignment from the "Kids" page of the United Religions Initiative (URI) website illustrates the mind-changing tactics that speed this transformation. Working with UNESCO and its partners around the world, the URI envisions a united world "freed" from the bounds of Biblical absolutes. Its march toward solidarity must exclude our sovereign God -- the actual Creator and Sustainer of our planet. It accepts only those who can walk the wide popular road together toward inclusive spirituality and collective thinking.
By the time this assignment is given, most young minds -- "Christian" or not -- have already been introduced to all kind of alluring gods, goddesses, nature spirits, and chi forces. Here's their opportunity to practice visualizing their favorite spiritual blend:
At a teachers' workshop on global education back in the nineties, I saw another example of outrageous myth-making. Demonstrating a lesson in world cultures, the facilitator/teacher asked, "Are you familiar with the story about Israel’s sudden departure from Egypt?" Many heads nodded.
"But have you heard the other side? [Silence] The Jews had become so obnoxious that the Pharaoh had to get rid of them. So he sent his army to chase them out!”
After the workshop, I asked the instructor where he found that interesting bit of information. He laughed. "I just made it up," he answered, as if rewriting history is perfectly legitimate.
Myth-making makes sense to pragmatic change agents who pursue solidarity by slandering Christianity and undermining appreciation for our God. Their myths and stories will usually contain a measure of truth -- enough to sound right without being right. They rarely prompt people to honor the true Lord of the Universe.
THANKS TO GOD
While world leaders seek "helpful" religions that serve their purposes, our sovereign God watches over those who follow Him. Refusing to compromise, they walk the narrow road -- but never alone. Their Shepherd walks with them no matter how rocky the road or lonely the miles.
Like His faithful pilgrims through the ages, they know Whom to thank for sunshine and rain, for freedom and restraints. Trusting His wisdom, sovereignty and love, they praise Him for strength through life's storms and for peace amidst problems. For He has promised never to leave them. So "in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." Romans 8:37
Scholastic News, November 2, 1990.
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Berit Kjos is a widely respected researcher, writer and conference speaker. A frequent guest on national radio and television programs, Kjos has been interviewed on Point of View (Marlin Maddoux), The 700 Club, Bible Answer Man, Beverly LaHaye Live, Crosstalk and Family Radio Network. She has also been a guest on "Talk Back Live" (CNN) and other secular radio and TV networks. Her last two books are A Twist of Faith and Brave New Schools. Kjos Ministries Web Site: http://www.crossroad.to/index.html
Like Rescue Mission Planet Earth (A children's edition of the United Nations' Agenda 21), this motivational story plants dreadful suggestions in the minds of children. These are designed to arouse fear and anger, and determination to fight for the planet.