Apologetics

Recent Events in our World Scene Deserving of Your Attention                                                  12 August 2012

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I recently wrote a “tease” on Facebook about the following, as I was curious what interest people might have in provocative conversations these days…

Many non-Christian people seem to suggest to me that nothing seemingly points them to God, to faith, except The Bible – which they choose to dismiss (almost entirely, without reading it for themselves, to their own harm – admittedly.  But they don’t seem to care.  I hear excuses like: “It’s not accepted by my peers, so why should I bother?”).  It’s unbelievable!  Would you really choose to suffer harm due to ignorance of the truth about life and willingly accept the consequences of your apathy on the matter of your future just because your friends – whom you won’t even know in another 5 years – don’t care about it?  I believe God uses all sorts of methods to get people’s attention: life circumstances, His glory as revealed in nature, etc.  Anyway, what I want you to consider from the following information is:

Is it possible that a secular people learning the truth about what world leaders plan to do with them if/when the Christian Church is raptured away to heaven before The Tribulation, imminent or not, might be compelled to reconsider their choice to deny God, live for their own selfish reasons, and accept whatever life situation randomly develops after such a difficult time passes?

I had stumbled onto something rather innocently, but it has led me to consider what secular arguments people are being fed today to resist coming to faith in Christ and what kind of arguments as Christians we need to be better prepared to answer.  I believe people are being led astray, purposely, by the powers that be.  Maybe you do, maybe you don’t.  But in order for us to clearly refute error in order to help people to see the light of truth in a world where trickery & deception is deluding the masses into making unwise decisions or encouraging them to just accept reality as it comes without any thought whatsoever, we need to understand the motivations of the people who are supposedly in positions of power.  What are they trying to accomplish?  What I found is amazing!  It’s rather alarming, I think.  I wonder if anybody else does…

My recent “journey” began like this:

“The 2020 Olympics: Where will they be held?” (My kids think they might like to start training to be in it!)

And from that seed grew the following:

I searched for information about the cities nominated for those Summer Olympics and discovered after Rio de Janeiro (South America) gets the Games in 2016 that the number of host cities bidding on The Summer Olympics for 2020 has been narrowed to 3: Tokyo, Japan; Madrid, Spain; and Istanbul, Turkey. Yes, I checked to see who was recently axed from the list (that was interesting, too).

The argument over Madrid, Spain was accompanied by a link about a recent Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and… something else: The Barcelona Process?  What’s that?  I wasn’t sure.  So, I followed the duck trail…

Boom!  I had no idea what I was being led to discover…

What the…

Yes, it’s an article from a Christian-based website…

http://www.spiritandtruthministries.org/

But links from it led to stuff off The EU and what they’re up to…

Again, keep in mind:

Is it possible that a secular people learning the truth about what world leaders plan to do with them if/when the Christian Church is raptured away to heaven before The Tribulation, imminent or not, might be compelled to reconsider their choice to deny God, live for their own selfish reasons, and accept whatever life situation randomly develops after such a difficult time passes?

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European Commission

European Neighbourhood Policy

http://ec.europa.eu/world/enp/index_en.htm

Last update: 22/05/2012 | Top

“Our Neighbourhood Policy provides us with a coherent approach that ensures that
the whole of the EU is committed to deeper relations with all our neighbours. At
the same time, it allows us to develop tailor-made relations with each
country.”
Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European
Neighbourhood Policy

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If you had read what I did, the above would make you cringe; but, it didn’t, did it?

The following is a reprint of the article you can find yourself by the link below it…

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THE ARAB WORLD

Yes the Barcelona Process was “mission impossible”, but the EU can learn from that
Autumn 2010
by Josep Borrell Fontelles

The lessons of Europe’s ill-fated attempt to forge a Mediterranean political and economic grouping need to be studied carefully, says Josep Borrell. He points to a more modest strategy for the latest plan, the Union for the Mediterranean

When France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy prompted the creation of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), one result was heated discussion between EU member states and policymakers about the aims and shortcomings of the Union. Another was that it had last attracted attention to its predecessor, the Barcelona Process.

Also known as the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, the Barcelona Process began life in 1995, but by 2005 was largely considered a failure, or at least a disappointment. Its critics claimed that it did not fulfil its promises, and so could hardly deliver on the expectations placed in it. So was this harsh judgement right? To a large extent the answer has to be ‘yes’, but then the Barcelona process was born on the wave of optimism regarding the Middle East created by the Oslo peace accords. Their subsequent failure was also one of the main reasons for the failure to realise the most ambitious aims of the Barcelona Process.

Looking back on the preparatory work for the Barcelona Process that I was at the time involved in as a Spanish Minster, there was even then a yawning gap between the ambitious aims of the project and the immense difficulties and obstacles that stood in the way of reaching them. And as the Barcelona Process got under way, the intensifying level of conflict between Israel and Palestine, together with the Iraq war and the more general confrontation between the western and Muslim worlds, rendered the workings of the Barcelona Process almost impossible.

This became particularly clear to me personally as the then Speaker of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly. The episode Danish press cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed brought home the reality of how difficult it was to achieve even a minimum of understanding. On top of that, there was the near-impossibility of getting the Assembly to accept the presence of Israeli representatives at the time when there were air attacks on Lebanon. In this atmosphere, one so different to the Oslo period when the Barcelona Process was launched, it became clear that the initiative stood no chance of fulfilling its aims.

Europe was at this time in any case looking eastwards rather than southwards. The EU enlargement process had consumed much of the political energy and financial resources of Union. The time and energy invested by the EU on Poland in a single year was greater than the total amount invested in all the North African countries since the beginnings of the Barcelona Process.

So perhaps it would be true to say that the Barcelona Process was “mission impossible” from the outset; certainly the underpinnings on which it had been founded vanished almost immediately after it saw the light of day. Perhaps the project’s greatest achievement was the fact of its setting-up of it and the formulation of its agenda. To bring all the various parties together – above all Israel and the Palestinian authority – and to agree on a declaration and the principles on which to base the new regional relationship was without doubt in itself a major diplomatic achievement. By agreeing on the Barcelona Declaration, all the actors involved and above all the very pro-active then Spanish foreign minister Javier Solana set ambitious targets of democratisation, security and economic growth for the Mediterranean countries.

Focusing on the three ‘baskets’ of political, economic and cultural relations was a constructive first step toward strengthening relations with them. Yet the steps that were to follow in the ensuring years were largely disappointing, so the whole process was in the end relatively ineffective. Now overshadowed by the Union for the Mediterranean, which aims to build on the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, the balance sheet since 1995 is scanty. And it’s a perception shame by all the actors involved. In short, the upshot has been widespread frustration in diplomatic circles of all the countries concerned.

Yet there were some successes too. A broader outcome of the Barcelona Process has been that bi-lateral relations between the EU and a number of Mediterranean countries have been deepened. And there have been achievements in some economic areas, as well as significant progress at a cultural level.

But the most important and also time-sensitive basket was the one which focused on security, human rights, democracy, political values and governance. The deterioration of the Middle East peace process can be blamed for the lack of progress, but it was nevertheless very disappointing that the Barcelona Process failed to foster political change in the authoritarian regimes of many of the Mediterranean countries. It was able neither to encourage a model for Arab reform and political modernisation nor to build EU partnership based on political reform. Our declared goal of strengthening the foundations of political change was clearly not met, and I now believe that the lesson to be learnt from this disappointing outcome is that the EU’s Mediterranean policy focus should be more modest, setting our sights a bit lower instead of striving for over-ambitious goals.

Another major obstacle that stood in the way of the Barcelona Process was the obvious lack of common identity and shared goals among all the different countries involved. Of course there are different political cultures and even policy divergences among EU member states, but the conflicting interests and goals of the non-EU countries were and remain much greater, ranging from those who strive for EU accession to those that have completely rejected not just of free elections but also free trade. These fundamental differences together with the absence of a common identity make coherent negotiations impossible. This absence of any “regional will” is a structural problem, but equally serious are the in-built limitations of any sort of “union” between the EU and the Mediterranean countries, because of the two groupings, one of them cannot possibly act as a single entity. These Arab countries clearly have common interests in certain projects, but these shared interests do not constitute a strong enough glue to create unity. The real interest of these non-EU Mediterranean countries is their own bi-lateral relationship with the EU.

It remains to be seen what the impact of the Union for the Mediterranean will turn out to be. Regardless of all the justifiable criticism levelled at the Barcelona Process, it has to be borne in mind that it was conceived as a long-term process. Its very complexity made it hard to draw useful conclusions even after a decade, the point at which it was being widely written-off as a failure. As to its successor, the UfM, there too we will only be able to pass judgement after many years.

The EU’s Mediterranean policies deal, therefore, with very ambitious aims in a very difficult setting. And even though I agree that overall the Barcelona Process was the disappointment its critics claim, at the same time I believe there is still hope for the future. The experience gained from the Barcelona Process warns us that unrealistic aims like the idea of a major Mediterranean free-trade area must be avoided. Instead, the focus should be on providing a more general framework that concentrates on specific projects like the fight against pollution, energy policy, migration and agriculture. This is to some extent what has now been done with the UfM’s six priority projects.

Focusing on more realistic aims also means putting into their proper perspective over-ambitious aims, like making peace in the Middle East, and also the Barcelona Process’ initial aim of promoting democracy and good governance. It’s equally important to acknowledge the lack of unity and divergent interests of the countries around the Mediterranean, because that is even more the case for the Union for the Mediterranean with 43 members countries than it was for the Barcelona Process, with 38. Only bearing this firmly in mind, and by being realistic about the fact that each of these Mediterranean governments prefers to develop its own relationship with the EU, will we be able to move forward.

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Yes the Barcelona Process was “mission impossible”, but the EU can learn from that

Autumn 2010

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Other Links led to this and that…

http://www.oecd.org/

http://europa.eu/pol/enlarg/index_en.htm

Who might join next? Turkey is mentioned, which leads me to believe that’s where the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held – anargument for another day…

Regional Policy: http://europa.eu/pol/reg/index_en.htm

2020 Targets: http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/targets/eu-targets/index_en.htm

A very good question: Why do we need a long-term plan when we’re still struggling on a day-to-day basis?

http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/services/faqs/index_en.htm#1

The recovery is still the immediate priority, and the EU has already acted to stabilise the banking sector and stimulate economic activity. But we also need to look beyond the current crisis.

The EU is already under pressure from competitors and demographic change. Simply returning to our pre-crisis situation will see us falling further behind.

So we need to start now to design the measures that will make the EU stronger and more competitive in future.

Reforms also take time – we must start now if we want to protect what we most value about our way of life.

This above link and following summary is from a date of 4/12/2012

But of special note is: Fear. The basis of concern appears to be FEAR, as I read (into?) it…

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But maybe you just want to get down to brass tacks, the nitty-gritty…

Okay.

The de-population goals of a world government after The Rapture suggest that they may go to great lengths to reduce the world’s population to 1 billion people, or even 500 million, as a goal, from its current 7 billion!

If you do the math, and I am correct in my assumption that about 20% of the living today are actually “true’ Christians, then subtracting 1.4 billion people (or even 3.5 billion, if it’s actually 50% – which I consider highly unlikely) leaves us with many more people than 1 billion to get that number of remaining people reduced to!

So, again, I ask:

Is it possible that a secular people learning the truth about what world leaders plan to do with them if/when the Christian Church is raptured away to heaven before The Tribulation, imminent or not, might be compelled to reconsider their choice to deny God, live for their own selfish reasons, and accept whatever life situation randomly develops after such a difficult time passes?

The following link has a short section reprinted to highlight a point: I underlined in bold something seemingly insignificant that is huge!

http://ec.europa.eu/world/enp/howitworks_en.htm

Many of the instruments and methods used in the ENP are similar to those used to support transition processes elsewhere e.g.

  • At the outset of the process, the Commission prepared Country Reports assessing the political and economic situation as well as institutional and sectoral aspects, to assess when and how it is possible to deepen relations with that country.Country Reports were published in May 2004 on the first seven of the ENP countries to have Agreements in force with the EU. A further five Country Reports were published in March 2005 on the next countries to be included in the policy (Southern Caucasus) or whose Agreements had come into force (Egypt and Lebanon). Country Reports are submitted to the Council which decides whether to proceed to the next stage of relations.

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Did what I underlined in bold seem significant to you?

People are being educated to accept the plans being pushed upon them. You don’t believe me? I’m not doing it! But I see it. Open your eyes.

Teaching Students to Think GloballyJack HassardGeorgia State University

Abstract

Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Vol. 37, No. 1, 1997, 24-63.

http://www2.gsu.edu/~mstjrh/paperteachingstudents.html

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FDA SAYS: “SO WHAT?!! …WE MUST DEPOPULATE!!”

By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum. Mission Possible International 9270 River Club Parkway Duluth, Georgia 30097 Telephone: 770-242-2599 E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com Web Site: http://www.mpwhi.com

Posted: 19 August 2011

Updated: 01 September 2011

http://www.wnho.net/fda_says_so_what.htm

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Yes, this next link is a conspiracy theorist blog…

http://thetruthwillrise.wordpress.com/tag/depopulation/

Depopulation: Doesn’t that grab your attention? Personally, I know my standing before God, and death does not worry me in the least: If I die, I am in the presence of God forever, in heaven! Praise God! But for those who are motivated by fear, who tremble at the thought of not being allowed to freely go about each day as they please, based on their own desires and ability to make choices, yes, this should be disturbing news: World Leaders are planning for that day when population is controlled, when people have limited choices within a highly restrictive police state where your freedoms are limited to what value is placed on you living one more day! I find it fascinating that such a lot in life would be acceptable to the masses, given the choice to be informed, educate themselves on the different choices available, and to hopefully reconsider that God is in control and their best place is in eternity with Him instead of resisting His will for their life and taking their chances in the despicable reality awaiting them…

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Food as a weapon?

Okay, okay…

The following link has resources you can choose to read or not.

Or, you can do what I did this morning, after realizing my saved “links” in Favorites had already been modified by the EU website!

Just Google the following: google eu depopulation 1 billion people

Or, stop fooling around, and read the Bible for yourself!

“The Lord is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him. But if you forsake Him, He will forsake you” (2 Chronicles 15:2). That’s from the Old Testament. In the New Testament, it is written: “For the wages of sin is death but the free gift of eternal life is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). We all screwed up along the way, not measuring up to God’s standard: the new NBC sitcom “The New Normal” doesn’t make the standard different just because man wants it to be easier to be considered acceptable, or good. What a joke! God never changes: He is discoverable, approachable, and very forgiving! Why not reconsider your choice of choosing life in Christ today, for he promises you an abundant life! To God be the glory! Good luck to you, whomever you are, with the choices you make about your eternity, your tomorrow, your today!

http://rense.com/general64/pordc.htm

 
NWO Plans To Depopulate The Earth By Steve Jones 4-13-5
 
“If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels” -Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh
 
World population is, by all intents and purposes, completely out of control.
 
Plans are underway now, implemented by the New World Order Elite, to depopulate the planet’s 6-7 billion people to a manageable level of between 500 million and 2 billion.
 
There are many means and methods of depopulation that are being employed today, the 3 primary of which include; unsustainable/exploitative international development, which leads to massive hunger, starvation and famine worldwide (at least 40 million deaths annually), the fomentation of war, hatred and military procurements throughout the nations leading to millions of deaths worldwide, and finially, the creation and spread of infectious diseases leading to global pandemic, plague and pestilence on an unprecedented scale.
 
Other methods used include; the build-up and use of nuclear, chemical and biological agents, weapons and warfare, the poisoning and contamination of the planet’s food and water supplies, the introduction and use of deadly pharmacuetical drugs in society, weather modification and the triggering of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis through electromagnetic psychotronic weapons both on Earth and in space, the promotion of homosexuality to limit population growth and spread the deadly AIDS virus, forced sterilization in countries such as China, forced vaccinations, abortion, euthanasia etc…
 
Death, and the management of who lives and who dies, has become the central organizing principle of the 21st century.
 
The previous century has been, by far, the bloodiest in human history. Hunger, famine and disease took billions of innocent lives. World Wars 1 and 2, along with the despotic regimes of Mao, Pol Pot, Stalin, Hitler, Reagan, Bush and others, took hundreds of millions. The 21st century is shaping up to accelerate this dismal trend where hunger, famine and disease are reaping record levels of death (the equivalent of 7 jewish holocaust annually). Contemporary wars continue to rage on and proliferate. In the nation of Iraq, the killing fields have taken the lives of more than 2 million men, women and children (mostly children) this past decade from foreign and economic intervention. Vastly unreported is the genocide occuring in the Congo, where more than 4 million people have been slaughtered, mutilated and massacred recently with only scant world attention given. Add to this the unrestrained and very profitable build-up of weapons of mass destruction- nuclear, chemical and biological- in the world, particularily in the volatile Middle East region, with the expressed desire and willingness to actually use them, and you have an Apocalypse of World War 3 becoming a virtual inevitability. The death toll of THIS war is sure to surpass all previous in scale and in magnitude, as has been planned.
 
The international campaign to eliminate the “useless eaters” (according to the Club of Rome) on behalf of the planet’s priviledged ruling elite, is surely to take a more voracious toll as global population levels continue to rise.
 
To implement their “final solution” to depopulate 4-5 billion people from the Earth, the world’s elite will undoubtedly harness the newly emerging biotech and nanotechnology industries to create a super ‘bioweapon’ virus creating a global ‘kill-off’ pandemic through which only they will have the cure.
 
Steve Jones
P.O. Box 2902
Santa Fe, New Mexico
87504
USA
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