Exposing the Great Reset: Biblical Truths

Will the Great Reset create a better world? What about America?

What does the Bible say about the Great Reset, climate change, and Satan’s rule in this world?

How will the Great Reset affect you?

Recently I sat down with Jake McCandless and Cherrilynn Bisbano of Stand Firm Ministries to expose deep truths about the Great Reset.

Trump Was Right: 3 Ways America’s Schools are Under Assault

During his presidential address on July 3, 2020, at Mt. Rushmore, President Trump said, “We will expose this dangerous movement protect our nation’s children in this radical assault and preserve  our beloved American way of life in our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate board rooms.”

Have we been paying attention to the assault going on in our schools? The assault on the minds and values of our nation is equally as bad in our schools as in our newsrooms and corporate boardrooms.

What’s going on in our schools that would make President Trump highlight them in his Independence Day celebration speech? Here are three ways America’s schools are under assault:

Parental Rights

Earlier this year, Harvard professor Elizabeth Bartholet challenged parental rights when she called for a presumptive ban on homeschooling. She claimed homeschooling is a threat to children and society. “The issue,” she said, “is do we think that parents should have 24/7, essentially authoritarian control over their children from ages zero to 18? I think that’s dangerous.”

Bartholet’s claims shouldn’t be dismissed completely. We must not toss the baby with the bathwater, so to speak. However, she made some comments that point to the assault on our minds and values which I believe must be openly addressed.

Make no mistake. Bartholet is taking aim at parents’ right to infuse their religious beliefs with children’s education. Bartholet’s call for a ban on homeschooling must be understood in the context of her understanding, “it is the religious ideologues who dominate the homeschooling movement.” She then added, “And they dominate overwhelmingly.”

One of Bartholet’s contentions is with the HSLDA, which she identifies as “a Christian non-profit organization.” Her contention seems to start with the mission of HSLDA, which she cites: “. . . preserve and advance the fundamental, God-given, constitutional right of parents and others legally responsible for their children to direct their education.” She continues by acknowledging the homeschool movement “relies on both natural law and constitutional theory.”

Do you know what else relies on both natural law and constitutional theory? Our justice system, our Constitution, and our equal, unalienable rights as children of God. Suddenly, Trump’s comments about exposing the dangerous assault on our nation’s children and our beloved American way of life seems justified on a whole new level.

Bartholet listed one other contention that caught my attention: her accusation many homeschoolers question science. Why am I alarmed? Because pseudo-science is emerging as a political ploy to justify morality. I say pseudo-science because some of what fashionably passes for science is so heavily biased against Creationism it rejects any scientific inquiry or evidence that infers a Creator.

A Creator-less scientific curriculum is particularly dangerous because it has the potential to reverse God’s moral order in the hearts and minds of people. Whereas God says, “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and use it,” the new pseudo-science in today’s schools teaches students the world is overpopulated and resources are vastly overused. This view has now reached alarmist levels- many students believe we’ve already entered a period of “global overshoot,” and we must now drastically cut back on our production and consumption habits.

See related article: Is the UN Sabotaging the US Economy?

A Creator-less scientific curriculum also abolishes the idea of moral absolutes. If there is no Creator to determine absolute moral rights and wrongs, then there is no basis whatsoever to claim anything is just right or just wrong. Justice becomes meaningless. In a scientifically-evolutionary world, even morality evolves. Who’s to say bestiality, pedophilia, rape, or even murder and cannibalism are wrong? Are these just evolved preferences as the logical progression of evolution theory suggests?

This brings us back to President Trump’s warning about the assault on the minds and values of our nation. It seems Bartholet’s proposed ban on homeschooling has one main purpose: to shape the values of the next generation. Bartholet explains some academics question whether regulation short of a ban could succeed in ensuring that children are exposed to a range of viewpoints and values, given that many parents choose homeschooling precisely to keep their children from exposure to alternative views.”

Education 2030 is in Full Force

I think if America doesn’t take back its education, we’re doomed to adopt anti-biblical international educational standards. Treaties, conventions, agreements, and protocols are already happening around the world which serve as political and moral forces for change in our schools.

In 2015, two forces emerged which propelled our schools into the dangerous realm we now realize. One of these is the creation of UNESCO’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI). GEFI has three priorities: 1. every child goes to school; 2. every child gets a quality education, and 3. foster global citizenship.

The purpose of global citizenship education isn’t to teach students to read, write, do arithmetic, and get a job. Rather, GEFI envisions a radical transformation of values on a global scale. “Education must be transformative, and bring shared values to life.” “Education . . . requires transforming the way people think and act . . . it must give people the understanding, skills and values they need . . .”

It should be pretty obvious many of our schools aren’t teaching American values.

The second major force to emerge in 2015 is called Education 2030. Education 2030 is a plan of action developed by UNESCO, UNICEF, the World Bank, INFPA, UNDP, UN Women, and UNHCR that arose from a meeting in Incheon, Republic of Korea, in 2015. This group formed The World Education Forum and included over 1,600 participants from 160 countries. Their goal: to set out a new vision for world education for the next fifteen years.

The vision of Education 2030 is to fully ensure the realization of the UN’s Sustainable Development goal 4 (SDG4). This is a humanistic vision that sees education as “crucial in promoting democracy and human rights and enhancing global citizenship, tolerance and civic engagement (activism), as well as sustainable development.”

I think many people fail to realize humanism is an expressly anti-Christian way of thinking. Think of it this way: humanism is the original sin. What I mean is humanism is the philosophy that man can replace God and determine for himself that which is Good and Evil.

In a humanistic vision of education, social change is more important than truth. We all know what happens when we speak against the radical, progressive social change wrecking havoc in our country, including our schools. Again, President Trump was right: “If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras and follow its commandment you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted and punished.”

Ultimately, Education 2030 aims to ensure by 2030 “all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality . . . global citizenship . . . and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.”

National Sovereignty

“Sustainable development” is a reference to a UN treaty signed in 2015 to create a global government. The treaty is formally called, “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Some people call it Agenda 2030. Others know it as the New World Order. Regardless, sustainable development is a threat to national sovereignty.

One of the keystones of sustainable development is the idea our rights come from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Rather than our rights being derived from our Creator and understood in the context of Natural Law, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights assumes all rights must be in harmony with UN values.

Article 29, section 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “these rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.”

Why would a sovereign nation sign a global compact which requires it to surrender its sovereignty to the purposes and principles of the United Nations?

President Trump was right. We must protect our children. There is a radical assault on our values and our American way of life happening in our schools. We can not allow the UN to use our schools to further its 2030 Agenda and we must protect parental rights to homeschool.

Truth, Reality, and Sounds of Silence

The image of this well, a lonely structure standing resolute among the smokey ruins, and the sad, desperate emotions of The Sound of Silence, capture the cry of my restless heart. Truth and reality are like silent raindrops falling in a well of silence while the world around me burns.

I see what’s happening and I can’t stay silent. But who’s listening?

Where are the voices of those who dare disturb the sound of silence?

The world is burning because evil people are hell-bent on destroying biblical values and building a global kingdom. What we’re witnessing is “a tragedy of the commons,” and guess who’s responsible for it: the United Nations. Their plans aren’t hidden- but they aren’t openly discussed, either.

I’m talking about the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It’s an agenda created by heads of state around the world and held together by the values of humanism. Signed on September 27, 2015, Agenda 2030 aims to consolidate world power into a global government.

Humanism, a philosophy who’s motto is ‘Good without God,” is a lie that seduces the weak-minded. Have you ever wondered how the world eventually becomes of one mind and gives its authority and power to the beast? This is it. Humanism is no different than the same philosophical lie Satan used to seduced Eve in the Garden of Eden. The end result is mankind replaces God and determines for himself Good and Evil. Why else would UNESCO, the UN organization responsible for bringing Agenda 2030 to reality, say things like “Humanism must be globalized,” and “we must give people the values and understanding they need?”

What happens if those values aren’t your values? Knowing what you know now, if you were standing as Eve in the Garden of Eden, would you eat of the forbidden fruit? Because that’s what’s being put in front of each and everyone of us by the United Nations.

Why isn’t the media talking about this? Why is the media silent? Here’s the answer: UNESCO and their partners in its Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) are committed to building a humanist world and they recognize the power of media and information to do just that.

Censorship of conservative views will get worse.

Will you stand with me and dare disturb the sound of silence?

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Is Earth Overpopulated?

Shock, sadness, deep concern, and a burning desire to set the record straight filled my soul as I read my ethics students’ discussion posts. The topic? Ethical considerations involving population and the environment.

I gave the assignment to find out what they’d learned the last two weeks. For most, it wasn’t much.

Frankly, I’m terrified by what I read because overpopulation and climate change are issues at the heart of secular humanists’ efforts to “save the world.”

One by one, these college students confessed they believe the world is overpopulated. In replies to their classmates’ posts they doubled-down. “The population of the world has been the leading issue in global warming,” wrote one student. “I agree putting a limit on how many children people have could reduce the overpopulation issue but this leads to other issues such as the question of freedoms,” replied another.

Another student wrote, “I agree the world is extremely over populated and something needs to be done to get it under control quickly.” Her recommendation? “A possible solution could be limiting the number of children that families are allowed to have or executing prisoners rather than keeping them on death row for years.”

Folks, something is seriously wrong when a generation of students believes the world is overpopulated.

Genesis 1:28 tells us, “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it.” God repeated this command twice to Noah after the Flood.

Global overpopulation is not something with which the people of God ought to be concerned. The earth isn’t even close to being full. If you travel, you know there is plenty of space to move around. What we should be concerned with, however, is the world’s increasing anti-biblical bias.

We already see a growing hostility towards Christian beliefs and values. The Bible says in the last days the people “will be of one mind and give their authority and power to the beast, and the beast will make war against the Lamb . . . ” (Revelation 17:13-14)

At minimum Christians should be familiar with “the Gospel.” John 3:16 succinctly says: “For God so loved the world, he gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should have everlasting life.”

Will the world’s war against God’s people be waged over two very different ideas about the salvation of the world?

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)

Freedom from Our Chains

“Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains,” said Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Like most of you, for the last several weeks I’ve felt somewhat chained at home. My frequent roaming habits have drastically changed.

I spent January driving to and from the white, sugar-sand beaches and crystal-clear springs of Florida; now my travels consist of walking to and from the brown creek running along the back edge of my great aunt’s 100-acre depression-era farm.

These walks are special because this is time I spend alone with God. I expect to learn something new, and each day I’m richly rewarded.

During my walk yesterday, something sticking out of the ground caught my eye: a rusty chain.

Sensing this wasn’t merely coincidence, I asked, “What do you want to teach me?” After all, I came looking for lessons.

“Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.” (Isaiah 52:2)

I hadn’t given much thought to being a captive, but the message was clear. That chain lying in the dust symbolized my own captivity.

I paused to reflect and lament my ignorance to my own condition. I let myself become a captive without realizing it.

I thought about my weekly screen time notifications. How could I possibly spend seven to nine hours a week on my phone? I thought about the early mornings and late nights reading and writing, and the time between that was wasted.

I thought about relationships I neglected so I could spend more time working. But what was I working towards? I believed I was working towards freedom, which to this point proved an elusive dream.

What had I to show for the precious time God gave me?

I was held captive by vanity.

My life lacked balance and the type of order that brings fulfillment.

Then excitement began to build. I sensed God telling me it is time- God’s time- to set me free and restore order in my life.

Passion Week

My mind became fixed on understanding what God was saying to me, and I sensed it had something to do with His timing.

With this being Passion Week, my thoughts turned to Jesus’ mission: to set the captives free.

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.” (Luke 4:18)

Rethinking Freedom

I know Passover is celebrated to remember God’s deliverance of His people from enslavement.

Before they were freed, though, God exposed the Egyptian idols as false hopes and symbols of vanity. I think he’s doing that in our culture right now. We’ve replaced God with so many things. Think of our vain idols: our careers and wealth, sports and entertainment figures, and whatever else keeps us occupied and away from God.

By the time the ten plagues were over, the newly-freed Hebrews had a good sense of God’s sovereignty, His protection, and His plan for them.

Freedom Found in Uncertain Times

For the Hebrews whom God delivered from Egyptian oppression, what followed was a wilderness experience. Like hearts around the world today, theirs were filled with uncertainty and thoughts of what seemed like certain doom. Yet God delivered them.

If you find yourself without a job, call upon Jehovah-Jireh, which means, “The-Lord-Will-Provide,” (Genesis 22:14). This name calls to mind Jehovah as the God who sees our condition and longs to bless us.

Listen to Him. Maybe you need to change directions and get off the path that keeps you in chains.

God is Faithful to His Covenants

Remember when God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac? It seemed completely illogical, but Abraham knew somehow God would do something to keep His promise to bless Abraham and his children.

Are you wondering how God will provide for you and your family? I don’t think the story of God seeing Abraham’s willingness to be obedient and providing what he needed is insignificant to us.

Instead, God’s covenant promise to Abraham was at stake, and we are heirs to that promise.

Our Moral Rebellion

I don’t think the fact this virus hit during such a morally-rebellious time in history is insignificant, either.

Are we not also heirs to the promise of blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience? Are we not children of God and subject to the discipline of a loving Father?

Deliverance from slavery is inherent to God’s promises to us. Let’s not be surprised our Redeemer is both disciplining us and setting us free.

As bad as this virus is, there are many silver linings, one of which is we’re having a discussion about the proper nature of freedom.

True vs. False Freedom

While Rousseau was right about mankind everywhere being in chains, he erred in advocating freedom from any and all moral constraints.

Like Rousseau, the world tells we should be free from moral judgment. That’s a dangerous snare.

Rousseau’s philosophy led to thousands of morally-good people losing their heads during the French Revolution. Those were the people who dared to speak against the moral abominations among them.

Contrary to Rousseau’s philosophy of unrestrained moral freedom, the prophet Isaiah suggests we ought to exercise moral restraint. Isaiah 24 tells us the earth is cursed because of our morality:

The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left. The earth reels like a drunkard, it sways like a hut in the wind; so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion that it falls—never to rise again. (Isaiah 24:20)

I think we’re dangerously close to that point again.

Where most see the horrors of the coronavirus, I see it as a double-edged sword. Yes, it is terrible; I wish it on no one. However, I see God’s grace and mercy shining like I’ve never seen before.

I believe God Himself is calling us to throw off those rusted chains and be free- free to obey His moral constraints so our chains and this cursed virus might be removed.

I Ruined My Teen Nephew (And I’m Proud Of It)

“You ruined me. I don’t even want to go to school tomorrow.” I leaned forward, alarmed my words to my thirteen-year-old nephew might have been too frightening.

“You just told me the world is going to end. We’re screwed!” I glanced at my sister-in-law, whose wide eyes, tight lips, and tilted head told me I needed to fix this quickly. A quarter way through my chicken sandwich, I paused for a moment. Maybe this isn’t such a bad thing. Maybe we need to scare our kids.

We’d gathered at Chick-fil-A after an evening of bowling, and the conversation about the Corona virus arose. Paul, quiet inquisitive for his age, immediately impressed us with an interesting conspiracy theory. Amused by his thought process, I smiled as I recalled other conspiracy theories told by my college students.

Then I dropped the bomb which ruined his night. I told him I’d been teaching something similar all week. Whereas his conspiracy theory involved a questionable covert operation by Chinese operatives to reduce our population, I told him about a real plan to reduce world population.

I elbowed my fourteen-year-old. “Tell Paul about the Georgia Guidestones.”

“Yeah, that was crazy!” my son exclaimed while I quickly scrolled through my phone to find pictures we took last fall.

“Read this.” I handed my phone to my nephew. “Read the top one.”

Georgia Guidestones, Elbert County, Georgia, USA

“Maintain humanity under 500 million in perpetual balance with nature.” He pushed half his meal aside as his appetite vanished.

“Did you know the current world population is over 7 and a half billion?” “What do you think that means?”

Before he could answer, I quickly gave another example. “My classes have to write a paper based on an interview Jacques Cousteau gave to the UNESCO Courier in November, 1991.” The underwater pioneer Jacques Cousteau hosted the popular television series, The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, which entertained awe-struck audiences of all ages from 1968-1975. “Do you remember him?” I asked his startled mother. She did.

“Cousteau traveled all over the world,” I explained to the teens, “and in this interview he said the biggest problem facing the world is overpopulation. He said that in 1991, while the population was much smaller than it is today.”

I continued. “Cousteau went on to say he believed the world’s population should be capped at 700 million.” My family stared at me, their expressions a mixture of horror and disbelief.

“What’s that got to do with the Corona virus?”

“I’ll tell you what Jacques Cousteau might think. He would say eliminating suffering and disease might actually jeopardize our species. In the interview with UNESCO he said, ‘It’s terrible to have to say this. World population must be stabilized and to do that we must eliminate 350,000 people per day.'”

Seizing the moment, I peered into my nephew’s wide-open eyes, almost staring into his soul. “You know what’s even scarier? The Bible talks about a drastic reduction in world population during the last days.”

“Ever heard of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?” My terrified nephew’s long face reminded me of the pale horse.

“Those represent God’s judgments upon Earth in the last days. One of those judgments is the pale horse, who has power to kill a quarter of the earth’s population.”

I rolled through my speech like I’d done so many times before with my classes. “What were those ‘ideal’ population numbers again? 500-700 million? And we’re at 7.5 billion? Somebody wants to kill off a bunch of people, and the Bible says a bunch of people will be killed off.” What do you think will happen?

Walking to our cars, my nephew was visibly upset. “You’ve ruined me,” he repeated. “I need a Bible. I need to sleep on a stack of Bibles!”

“No,” I smiled. His comments warmed my heart. “I didn’t ruin you. I set you free from the fear and gave you hope. Go seek God, who tells you the rest of the story and offers hope. That’s the Gospel story- the hope for humanity: ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.'”

Doug Carter teaches college Ethics, Old Testament and New Testament courses. Follow his blog https://dougcarterwriter.com/ and connect with him on Twitter @DougCarterWrite or Instagram @DougCarterWriter.

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Doug Carter on PJNET.tv on March 2, 2020

Doug Carter on pjnet.tv, March 2, 2020. In this episode we take a peek inside Plato’s Cave and discuss my latest blog post, Shadows of Reality. You’ll also find teasers about Pope Francis’ upcoming “New Humanism” summit and my upcoming book.

Shadows of Reality

In Book 7 of Plato’s Republic, the old sage tells us to imagine people chained from childhood inside an underground den, or cave.

They’re forced to face the walls so they cannot turn their heads. Behind them, a fire is burning to provide a dim light. Between the prisoners and the fire, objects pass along a walkway, casting their shadow along the jagged walls. Of course, they cannot see the objects, so the distorted shadows are the only reality the prisoners know.

I recently visited Linville Caverns in the Blue Ridge Mountains to gain a sense of what Plato meant. As my tour group stood inside the cavern deep under the mountain, the guide told the story of Civil War deserters who lived in the cave until smoke rising from the mountain gave them away. “Here is where they built their fire,” he said, pointing to an indention in the rock separating two large passageways. “You can still see the discoloration from the smoke on the ceiling.”

I paused to imagine the myriad of shadowy figures dancing across the cavern walls in the firelight those men might’ve seen.

The shadows they saw on the walls, and to Plato’s point, were distortions of reality.

Plato then asks us to imagine one of the prisoners escaping the cave and seeing the outside world for the very first time. Having been enlightened by the sun shining on all objects, this person would see objects as they really are, not as the distorted shadows he knew inside the cave.

With his new sense of reality, he experiences a dramatic paradigm shift. “I must go back and tell the others!” But when he goes back to explain, they cannot understand him, for they don’t have the conceptual framework to understand him. His words are meaningless babble to them. For them, the shadows are reality.

In his pity, he knows he should be their guardian. He feels an obligation to do what is best for them, although they might object. So, he takes it upon himself to be their philosopher-king.

The philosopher-king, says Plato, is the rightful ruler of the people, for he has attained knowledge of the Good. Attaining knowledge of the “Good,” he adds, is the most important thing any philosopher can do, for with it comes true knowledge and without it, we’re left with only opinions.

When I study Plato, I can’t help but think of the origins of philosophy in the Garden of Eden. Remember how the serpent tricked Eve into tasting the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil? “If you’ll just eat it,” he said, “you won’t die, and besides, you’ll be enlightened and god-like, knowing Good and Evil.”

Since then, every philosopher has tried to explain the Good. The egoists say Good is what benefits the self; utilitarians say Good is what benefits the greatest number of people; hedonists say Good is what brings you pleasure; relativists say Good is determined by culture, a group, or individuals; humanists say Good is found without God.

I guess that’s why Jesus cut to the chase and said, “Why do you call me ‘Good’? No one is Good except God alone.” (Mark 10:18 ESV)

Unfortunately, some of our political leaders seem to be acting out Plato’s cave analogy. They behave as if we the people are chained to the walls of some sort of cave while they belittle us and call us deplorables, clingers, and nationalists.

Having eaten the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil themselves, these progressive politicians have taken God’s Good and turned it on its head. What we know from God’s revelation as Good, they call evil, and what God calls evil, they call Good.

They exchange the Light of Good with the Shadows of Evil.

Whether it’s climate change, gun control, immigration, sanctuary cities, justice, abortion, gender confusion, or population control, progressives consistently insist upon the Marxist doctrine of turning everything we know about reality and morality upside down.

Like Plato’s philosopher-kings, these progressive politicians insist their way is the true way to Good. For them, it is the only sustainable way.

It reminds me of the prophet’s warning: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20 NIV)

Will you join me in prayer for our nation?