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Liberal Academic Says America's Founding Document Outmoded
Top Vatican adviser Jeffrey Sachs says that when Pope Francis visits the United States in September, he will directly challenge the "American idea" of God-given rights embodied in the Declaration of Independence.
Sachs [is] a special advisor to the United Nations and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University...
The United States, Sachs writes in the Jesuit publication, America, is "a society in thrall" to the idea of unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But the "urgent core of Francis' message" will be to challenge this "American idea" ...
In these extraordinary comments, which constitute a frontal assault on the American idea of freedom and national sovereignty, Sachs has made it clear that he hopes to enlist the Vatican in a global campaign to increase the power of global or foreign-dominated organizations and movements.
Sachs takes aim at the phrase, which comes from America's founding document, the United States Declaration of Independence...
"The Sachs view is that global organizations such as the U.N. must dictate the course of nations and individual rights must be sacrificed for the greater good.
One aspect of this unfolding plan ... involves extracting billions of dollars from the American people through global taxes.
"We will need, in the end, to put real resources in support of our hopes," he wrote. "A global tax on carbon-emitting fossil fuels might be the way to begin. Even a very small tax, less than that which is needed to correct humanity's climate-deforming overuse of fossil fuels, would finance a greatly enhanced supply of global public goods." Sachs has estimated the price tag for the U.S. at $845 billion. ...
The pope's expected encyclical on climate change is supposed to help mobilize the governments of the world in this crusade. ...
... Sachs says the pope will call on the world at the United Nations to join the crusade for a New World Order.
Sachs says, "Pope Francis will come to the United States and the United Nations in New York on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and at the moment when the world's 193 governments are resolved to take a step in solidarity toward a better world. On Sept. 25, Pope Francis will speak to the world leaders-most likely the largest number of assembled heads of state and government in history-as these leaders deliberate to adopt new Sustainable Development Goals for the coming generation. These goals will be a new worldwide commitment to build a world that aims to harmonize the pursuit of economic prosperity with the commitments to social inclusion and environmental sustainability" (barbwire.com, May 19, 2015).
Obama admits that climate change will be in Obamatrade
In an interview on NPR's Marketplace yesterday (June 3), President Obama said that enforcing climate change regulations will indeed be part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Obamatrade pact that he is currently negotiating with Malaysia and 10 other countries. He said: "If we want to solve something like climate change, which is one of my highest priorities, then I've got to be able to get into places like Malaysia, and say to them, this is in your interest. What leverage do I have to get them to stop deforestation? Well part of the leverage is if I'm in a trade relationship with them that allows me to raise standards." ...
In December, Obama will negotiate a multi-country climate agreement in Paris. We already know from Obama's joint announcement with China that he will commit the United States to a huge reduction in carbon emissions of 26%-28% from 2005 levels, but he will let China, already a much larger carbon emitter, continue to expand its carbon emissions until 2030.
Obama would not need to get Congress to approve the unfair climate change treaty terms that he negotiates. Instead, he could get the Commission set up by the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to add those terms to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
After that, the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions, set up by that agreement, could enforce Obama's terms through the threat of multi-billion-dollar fines upon the U.S. government (americanthinker.com, June 4, 2015).
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 (Revelation 13:16, 17).
The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones. ... The condition of things in the world shows that troublous times are right upon us. The daily papers are full of indications of a terrible conflict in the near future (Testimonies for the Church, v. 9, p. 11).
Castro: Pope Francis So Impressive I Might Return to Church
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Cuban President Raul Castro paid a call Sunday on Pope Francis at the Vatican to thank him for working for Cuban-U.S. detente - and said he was so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church's fold.
"Bienvenido (welcome)!" Francis said in his native Spanish, welcoming Castro to his studio near the Vatican public audience hall. The Cuban president, bowing his head, gripped Francis' hand with both of his, and the two men began private talks. The meeting lasted nearly an hour, as the Argentine-born Francis and Castro spoke in Spanish.
Francis will visit Cuba in September en route to the United States. After leaving the Vatican, Castro, the brother of Fidel, the revolutionary leader who brought the Communists to power in Cuba, gushed with praise for Francis.
"The pontiff is a Jesuit, and I, in some way, am too," Castro said at a news conference. "I always studied at Jesuit schools."
"When the pope goes to Cuba in September, I promise to go to all his Masses, and with satisfaction," Castro said at a news conference at the office of Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, whom he met with after the Vatican talks.
"I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the church, and I'm not joking," he said (hosted.ap.org - May 10, 2015).
Satan is busily laying his plans for the last mighty conflict, when all will take sides. After the gospel has been proclaimed in the world for nearly two thousand years, Satan still presents to men and women the same scene that he presented to Christ. In a wonderful manner he causes the kingdoms of the world in their glory to pass before them. These he promises to all who will fall down and worship him. Thus he seeks to bring men under his dominion. ...
Satan is working to the utmost to make himself as God and to destroy all who oppose his power. And today the world is bowing before him. His power is received as the power of God. The prophecy of the Revelation is being fulfilled, that "all the world wondered after the beast" Revelation 13:3 (Testimonies for the Church, v. 6, p. 14).
There have been several inquiries coming into Project Restore concerning a particular time prophecy of Scripture. This time prophecy of 2520 years is on both the 1843 and 1850 charts. What is being taught by several people concerning the 2520 is that if a person doesn't believe a certain interpretation of this prophecy, they do not have salvation. This is extremely dangerous. In Scripture Peter, Paul and John (among others) addressed what a person must do to be saved. See Acts 3:19; Acts 16:30, 31; and Revelation 22:14.
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