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Two years after Pope Francis launched Laudato Si, the Vatican's plea to save the Earth, Trump rejected its tenets and the Paris Agreement. But people of all faiths are unified globally to beat climate change.
A week later, Trump announced plans to yank the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris Agreement, whose prologue was influenced by the principles embodied in Laudato Si. In doing so, Trump repudiated 195 nations' pledges to reduce their carbon footprint to mitigate the worst effects of climate change; he repudiated Pope Francis and his encyclical as well.
In less than one year after Pope Francis Climate Change Encyclical, "Laudato Si", 175 nations responded by signing the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement. As of today, there are 195 nations that are in the agreement. The very prologue of that agreement was influenced by Pope Francis encyclical. Why does this matter? This makes Pope Francis the very leader of a movement that includes 195 nations, and is unifying people of all faiths.
While President Trump announced he would exit the Paris Climate Agreement, cities and states are pledging to go forward with the climate deal anyways. A total of 22 states, and the Mayor of Washington, D.C., are willing to ignore President Trump's withdrawal, and work together with their states to handle the Paris Climate Agreement on their own.
Days after the announcement that the US would be withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, a newly minted coalition of 12 states announced that they would take action to meet the US's Paris commitments in the absence of federal action.
This group, called the US Climate Alliance (USCA), has pledged to take action to reduce their own emissions at least 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025. Collectively, these states directly control around 19% of US CO2 emissions. Around 300 cities have also announced their support of efforts to meet US Paris commitments.
Around the same time, a group of 125 cities, 9 states and more than a thousand businesses joined the We Are Still In open letter organised by former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, committing to work together "to take forceful action and to ensure that the US remains a global leader in reducing emissions" in the absence of leadership from Washington DC.
According to a Survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research: Only 18% of respondents agree that pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement will be able to help the U.S. Economy. 52% believe that withdrawing will actually hurt the U.S. Economy. 27% believe that it will not have any impact either way. Within those numbers, there is a clear partisan divide, with Democrats more likely to think that withdrawing from the agreement will hurt the U.S. Economy. You can read far more about that survery here:
"We will continue to work even harder with movements, multi-faith groups and likeminded governments to build climate-resilient communities," the statement said. "As Christians, we do not only have hope, we will live out that hope in action."
By doing this, these businessmen, churches, cities, and states are effectively allowing themselves to be run by Pope Francis and his climate change agenda. These people are going to be the ones (along with others of course) demanding for the Pope's Solution "A Sabbath For the Earth and the Poor" to be enforced by law upon all the people. And yes, that is something actually found in the Pope's Encyclical. You can read about that here:
The Churches in America are going to cause the state leaders to yield to the demand for "A Sabbath for the Earth and Poor" --- Sunday Laws. Pope Francis will get the mark of the Catholic Church enforced, the mark of the beast, and then all who will obey this demand to observe Sunday as the Sabbath, breaking God's law, and refusing to serve the Creator God will receive the wrath of God which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation. The only way to avoid receiving this mark, the mark of the beast, is to accept Christ as Saviour, and to keep all 10 of God's commandments, including the 7th Day Sabbath. Here is the contrast shown in Revelation 14 between the two classes of people.
Revelation 14:9-12 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
The choice is yours.
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Truth is truth.
[Updated on: Sun, 09 July 2017 20:14] by Moderator