Written by Doug Krieger

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The Green Cross ~ by Doug Krieger. Mikhail Gorbechev andrepparttar New Age environmentalists have a lot in common. For one, they both believe inrepparttar 142984 same god. But, guess who else digs their "Green Cross" and is repulsed byrepparttar 142985 Cross of Christ? Isn't it interesting thatrepparttar 142986 New Age religion, andrepparttar 142987 political leaders who embrace it, affirm their new god with such religious zeal? Don't thinkrepparttar 142988 Left doesn't have its religious streak.


By Doug Krieger

“We desperately need to recognize that we arerepparttar 142989 guests notrepparttar 142990 masters of nature and adopt a new paradigm for development, based onrepparttar 142991 costs and benefits to all people, and bound byrepparttar 142992 limits of nature herself rather thanrepparttar 142993 limits of technology and consumerism.”Mikhail Gorbachev, Chairman ofrepparttar 142994 Board, Green Cross International

“No sane person seeks a world divided between billions of excluded people living in absolute deprivation and a tiny elite guarding their wealth and luxury behind fortress walls. No one rejoices atrepparttar 142995 prospect of a life in a world of collapsing social and ecological systems. Yet we continue to place human civilization and evenrepparttar 142996 survival of our species at risk mainly to allow a million or so people to accumulate money beyond any conceivable need. We continue to go boldly where no one wants to go.” (David C. Korten “When Corporations Rulerepparttar 142997 World”)

“The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, andrepparttar 142998 time ofrepparttar 142999 dead, that they should be judged. And that You should reward Your servantsrepparttar 143000 prophets andrepparttar 143001 saints, and those who fear Your name, small and great, and should destroy those who destroyrepparttar 143002 earth.” Revelation 11:18


We swerved in and out ofrepparttar 143003 two-lane streets ofrepparttar 143004 Presidio next to San Francisco Bay. Our little group of Russian tourists had no idea where I was taking them—they simply thought we were heading for an underside view ofrepparttar 143005 Golden Gate Bridge. Little did they realize they would shortly stand aghast atrepparttar 143006 small two-story gambrel cottage whererepparttar 143007 International Green Cross headquarters, headed byrepparttar 143008 deposed President Mikhail Gorbachev, stood in obscure testimony torepparttar 143009 once mighty colossus ofrepparttar 143010 Soviet Union.

I was amused. More than reluctantly these Russian coal miners, now in 1994, were coaxed by me to get out of our large van and literally enter into this unbelievable sight—a military facility donated byrepparttar 143011 US to Mikhail Gorbachev’s fledgling, altruistic ideal at earthly redemption: The International Green Cross.

Sight seeing is one thing—peering into “how arerepparttar 143012 mighty fallen” is quite another! “How could this have happened? Gorbachev winding up in this hole inrepparttar 143013 wall underneathrepparttar 143014 Golden Gate Bridge in an old US Coast Guard facility huddled amongst warehouses and rickety old buildings of little import?” The surreal scene of it all was altogether bizarre, eerie, and even prophetic in its condescension. My Russian guests, most from Siberia, left this esoteric experience flabbergasted, embarrassed, and even angered that their once dynamic, articulate, and feared leader ofrepparttar 143015 world’s largest communist empire had embraced such a humiliating conclusion to his ignoble career. Alas! President Vladimir Putin this month bemoanedrepparttar 143016 Soviet Union’s demise: “The greatest geopolitical catastrophe ofrepparttar 143017 century.”


Lee Penn in his article A Case Againstrepparttar 143018 United Religions Initiative (URI) exposesrepparttar 143019 soft underbelly of Gorbachev’s real agenda. How on earth (no pun intended) did folks like Mikhail Gorbachev, former California Senator Alan Cranston, George Schultz, et al, get behind this slogan: Give Humanity a Chance, giverepparttar 143020 Earth a future?

“I believe inrepparttar 143021 cosmos. All of us are linked torepparttar 143022 cosmos. Look atrepparttar 143023 sun. If there is no sun, then we cannot exist. So nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals” (an interview with Gorbachev).

Penn deliberates onrepparttar 143024 New Age religion of Maurice Strong, Mikhail Gorbachev, andrepparttar 143025 likes of Ted Turner, who like Episcopal Bishop William Swing (founder of URI), backrepparttar 143026 new “Global Ethic” and its “Declaration of Human Responsibilities” in their new “Earth Charter.” Gorbachev callsrepparttar 143027 Earth Charter,repparttar 143028 new religion of Ecology (a.k.a.,repparttar 143029 GREEN CROSS) . . .

Family Pride

Written by Pastor Ellen

There is an old joke about what one junior firecracker said to another, "My pop is bigger than your pop!" And this claim often is made among young ones today. Maybe not in so many words, butrepparttar pride of havingrepparttar 142948 best dad inrepparttar 142949 world is common.

Jesus tells us clearly in scripture that this adage is not to berepparttar 142950 case: "Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me." (Matthew 10:37) We often put our focus on and pride in our families. Nothing comes before family. Everything is done forrepparttar 142951 good ofrepparttar 142952 family. But then family becomesrepparttar 142953 idol of our lives rather than Jesus. It is a seductive and almost invisible truth.

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