The real solution to man’s problems
New ‘10 Climate Commandments’ unveiled at Mt Sinai
Leaders of major religions issue “a prophetic interreligious call to action”
Representatives of the world’s major religions have espoused a fake ‘Ten Commandments’ and attended the first ever ‘Climate Repentance Ceremony’.
As global leaders met in Sharm El-Sheikh for the COP27 Climate Conference in November, religious leaders from around the world held their parallel ‘climate repentance ceremony’ at the traditional location of Mt Sinai.
Using pseudo-religious language, the leaders have “put forth a prophetic interreligious call to action: ‘Climate Justice: Ten Universal Commandments’.”
The “Ten Universal Principles for Climate Justice” have been put together by inter-faith leaders including Archbishop Rowan Williams, with the aim of “[initiating] a process of climate repentance” and calling people “to return to a correct vision of the Creation, the Creator, and the harmonious relationship of humanity with Creation.”
And while the Egyptian government limited attendance at the ‘repentance’ ceremony, London was one of ten global cities that hosted ceremonies organised by the ‘Elijah Institute’ which brings together some of the world’s most prominent religious figures from Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and the religions of India.
This group of religious leaders is seeking “…a new vision for humanity and its endangered existence, and we seek to receive and amplify a message of life-sustaining living and habits that humanity needs to hear today.”
The organisers also urged houses of worship around the world to join in at the same time on Sunday with prayer and study focused on this “transformative moment to protect our environment.”
THE REAL SOLUTION TO MANKIND’S PROBLEMS
For leaders of the world’s religions to sign up to a new ‘Ten Spiritual Principles’, is beyond parody.
Mimicking the Ten Commandments given to Moses at Mount Sinai is grossly insulting to true adherents of Judaism and Christianity.
Rather than climbing the counterfeit Mount Sinai (the real one is believed to be in Saudi Arabia; see Galatians 4:25) to repent for sins against ‘mother earth’, the repentance call of those religious leaders at COP27 should have been for their own and mankind’s sins.
One commentator has said: “The worship of mother earth, including the forming of a one world interfaith movement AND the deliberate casting away of the restraints of God’s ten commandments, the repentance for ‘sins’ against mother earth, plus the deliberate crafting of counterfeit tablets displaying the ten climate change commandments is idolatry in its highest form.”
Jesus paid a terrible price for our sins
Idolatry, the worship of anything other than God himself, has been in man’s heart since the Garden of Eden. Whether or not you believe in the biblical account of sin coming into the world, few can doubt that sinful deeds – lying, cheating, coveting and killing to name but a few – are all done by man on a daily basis.
The way to heaven isn’t through virtue signalling your concern for the climate
Indeed, a ban on idolatry is the first of the original Ten Commandments!
Adding a spiritual-sounding dimension to climate concern would be astonishing – if we didn’t know from the Bible’s last book, Revelation, that there will be a One World Religion as well as a One World Government at the end of time.
Trusting in our own efforts is another form of idolatry. Readers may not agree with every article in this paper, but they portray an underlying universal truth.
Man’s efforts may work for a while, but when God is not acknowledged as the source and sustainer of all that is good on earth, failure follows.
Articles in this paper (and previous issues) make it clear we can no longer put our trust in our bank balance, the NHS or our Government to shield us. For many, whether we acknowledge it or not, these have become idols, things we trust in rather than acknowledging that, as Jesus said, without him we can do nothing.
So who will YOU worship this Christmas?
It’s tempting to make Christmas and all its worldly trappings into another idol.
Yet although many look forward to time with family at Christmas, it is also famous for being a time of strife. Divorce applications increase after Christmas.
And for those on their own, Christmas can be achingly lonely.
The only man in history who can heal hearts died on a Cross 2,000 years ago – this is a historical fact – and rose again after three days. His body has never been found, but his followers turned the world upside-down, often choosing martyrdom rather than denying that he is God.
His death, prophesied centuries earlier in the ‘Old’ Testament, was prepared by God to provide a way out for our sin. Jesus paid a terrible price for our sins, shedding his blood and allowing his body to be broken.
Christmas does not exist for our leisure, our presents, or even extra church services. Christmas – or rather the fact that God as Jesus became one of us – exists because we have sinned.
Jesus grew up as a perfect man, yet at the young age of 33 he was condemned to death and crucified, although the judge pronounced him “not guilty.”
The Bible makes it clear that sin can only be atoned for by blood sacrifice.
The way to heaven isn’t through virtue signalling your concern for the climate. It’s through believing John 3:16: “For God so loved the world” (including its climate!) “that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOEVER believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
The real emergency is that hordes are on their way to hell because they have not believed in the Son of God.
If you realise you need God, please pray the prayer at the bottom of this page!
The REAL Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV)
- “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me.
- “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love me and keep my Commandments.
- “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain (blasphemes)
- “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
- “Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
- “You shall not murder.
- “You shall not commit adultery.
- “You shall not steal.
- “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour (lie).
- “You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox (fancy car?), nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbour’s.”
Do I need this?
BEING A CHRISTIAN is about a relationship with Jesus Christ, the only Son of the living God, who died in our place, to pay the price for our sin. He desires to welcome you into God’s family here on earth and into heaven when you die.
To start this relationship, simply pray the following prayer; if you mean it, he’ll respond, because the Bible says that God looks at our hearts.
“Dear God, I am a sinner and need forgiveness.
I believe that Jesus shed his precious blood and died for my sin and rose from the dead.
I am willing to turn away from my sin. I now invite Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Saviour.”
The churches featured in this paper will be happy to welcome you and explain the importance of daily Bible reading, daily prayer, baptism, being part of a congregation where the Bible is preached and believed, and telling others about what Jesus has done for you.