VATICAN - Pope Francis demanded swift action on Thursday to " save the planet " from environmental ruin, urging world leaders to hear " the cry of the earth & the cry of the poor " & plunging the Catholic Church into political controversy over climate change. In the first papal document dedicated to the environment , he called for " decisive action , here & now " to stop environmental degradation & global warming, squarely backing scientists who say it is mostly man-made. In the encyclical " Laudato Si (Praise Be), On the Care of Our Common Home ", Francis, the first pope from a developing nation, advocated a change of lifestyle in rich countries steeped in a " throwaway " consumer culture & an end to an " obstructionist attitudes " that sometimes put profit before the common good.
The most controversial papal pronouncement in half a century won broad praise from scientists, the United Nations & climate change activists, as well as U.S. President Barack Obama, who lauded the pope for making the case " clearly, powerfully, & with the full moral authority of his position." Pope Francis dismissed the argument that " technology will solve all environmental problems ( & that ) global hunger & poverty will be resolved simply by market growth " Time was running out to save a planet " beginning to look more & more like an immense pile of filth " & which could see " an unprecedented destruction of ecosystems " this century.
FULL REPORT : Reuters ( June 18 , 2015 )
PROPHECY INSIGHTS - The Vatican has waded into the mire of the global climate change debate. Once again marching into new papal frontiers , Pope Francis has controversially released the first ever Vatican encyclical edict on the environment & forcefully demanding immediate action to " save the planet ". It is unprecedented move by the Papacy , one which reflects the changing face of the Holy See as it increasingly exerts its growing influence over global governance. For bible students , is yet another clear example that stamps Pope Francis irrefutably , as the true biblical ' False Prophet ' of the last days. Many may ask " what is wrong with the Pope rallying to the cause of saving the earth ? " To be sure , many aspects of the Pope's encyclical on the environment cannot be disputed. Man is very definitely harming the environment around the globe.
But as the supreme spiritual leader of 1.2 Billion Catholic devotees & the sole ' human intermediary ' between God & man ( according to Catholic teaching ) shouldn't the Pope's appeal to the masses be based upon divine revelation & not the political & scientific agendas of this world. Should not " His Holiness " be alerting people to the greater mortal danger facing ' all humanity ' of the curses of sin & death ?? As the so-called " Vicar of Christ " . . . WHERE is his clarion call for all mankind ' to prepare ' for the imminent & glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ ?? WHEN does the Pope speak of the Lord's coming ' literal & physical return ' to the earth in great power & glory to conquer the nations , to abolish false religions & idolatry & to restore true understanding , worship & godliness to the people ??
DOES the Pope not read his bible ?? DOES he not know that God promised that He made the earth " to abide FOREVER " ??? . . . that God's Kingdom soon to be established on the earth will transform the entire planet into an unspeakably beautiful paradise , clearly spoken of ' hundreds of times ' in His Word , the Bible ?? IF he knew these bible basics , how could he possibly entangle himself with futile climate change debate , as if time & man's earthly dominion were to go on in perpetuity ??
It is plainly evident , the Pope is not truly a ' Man of God '. Rather he IS the ' False Prophet '. Prognosticating on matters far removed from God's truth. Misleading & deceiving the masses , causing them to be led away from the saving truths & hope contained in God's Word. The Apostle Paul in the letter to the Thessalonians over 2,000 years ago provided a grave fore-warning to the faithful , identifying the nature & deceitfulness of this end-time ' false prophet ' who would even elevate himself above God himself & opposed His eternal truths , exactly as we see this Pope doing.
2 THESSALONIANS 2 v 1-2 - Now we beseech you , brethren , by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, & by our gathering together unto him , That ye be not soon shaken in mind , or be troubled , neither by spirit , nor by word , nor by letter as from us , as that THE DAY OF CHRIST is at hand !!!
v3-4 LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU by any means : for THAT day shall not come , except there come a falling away first & that man of sin ( Pope ) be revealed , the son of perdition ; Who opposeth & exalteth himself above all that is called God , or that is worshipped ; so that he ' as God ' sitteth in the temple of God , shewing himself that ' he is God '.
v5-7 Remember ye not , that , when I was yet with you , I told you these things ? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the ' mystery of iniquity ' doth already work : only he ( Pope ) who now letteth will let , until he be taken out of the way.
v8-11 And then shall that Wicked be revealed , whom the Lord ( Jesus ) shall consume with the spirit of his mouth , & shall destroy with the brightness of his ( Jesus ) coming : Even him ( Pope ), whose coming is after the working of ' Satan ' with all power & ' signs ' & ' lying wonders ' . And with all ' deceivableness ' of unrighteousness in them that perish ; because they received not the love of the truth , that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion , that they should believe ' a lie '