Protecting planet is ethical, moral obligation, pope says in letter to UN

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The vulnerability of the poor and of future generations from the impact of climate change creates a “serious ethical and moral responsibility to act without delay and as free as possible from political and economic pressure” to slow climate change and protect the environment, Pope Francis said.

In a written message to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Francis praised the 100 countries that formally joined the Paris climate agreement adopted last year, but emphasized that implementing the agreement must involve multidisciplinary cooperation and special measures of solidarity with the poor.

“Technological solutions are necessary, but not sufficient,” the pope wrote to the conference, which was meeting Nov. 7-18. Governments must recognize there are “ethical and social aspects” of working for a new model of development that is sustainable and respectful of both the planet and the poor.

“The current situation of environmental degradation,” he said, is “strongly connected with human, ethical and social degradation.”

Human creativity and intelligence must be devoted to finding ways to promote development that does not harm the environment, he said. But individuals and nations also must be willing to “limit their power” in the service of a new kind of progress, which is “healthier, more human, more social and more integral, capable of putting the economy at the service of the human person, building peace and justice and saving the environment.”

Education, particularly in promoting lifestyles and styles of consumption that are more sustainable, also are needed, he said. Source

Can you see how Sunday laws will be influenced? Yes, the Pope already has an army in the name of the United Nations and The United States. Prophecy in relation to present day events clearly indicate climate change will be a ruse to enact National Sunday Laws.

God denounces Babylon “because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”. . .

God made the world in six days and rested on the seventh, sanctifying this day, and setting it apart from all others as holy to Himself, to be observed by His people throughout their generations. But the man of sin, exalting himself above God, sitting in the temple of God, and showing himself to be God, thought to change times and laws. This power, thinking to prove that it was not only equal to God, but above God, changed the rest day, placing the first day of the week where the seventh should be. And the Protestant world has taken this child of the papacy to be regarded as sacred. In the Word of God this is called her fornication [Rev. 14:8].–7BC 979 (1900).

In the warfare to be waged in the last days there will be united, in opposition to God’s people, all the corrupt powers that have apostatised from allegiance to the law of Jehovah. In this warfare the Sabbath of the fourth commandment will be the great point at issue, for in the Sabbath commandment the great Lawgiver identifies Himself as the Creator of the heavens and the earth.–3SM 392 (1891).

“Verily My Sabbaths ye shall keep,” the Lord says, “for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you” (Ex. 31:13). Some will seek to place obstacles in the way of Sabbath observance, saying, “You do not know what day is the Sabbath,” but they seem to understand when Sunday comes, and have manifested great zeal in making laws compelling its observance.–KC 148 (1900).

It is our duty to do all in our power to avert the threatened danger. . . . A vast responsibility is devolving upon men and women of prayer throughout the land to petition that God may sweep back this cloud of evil, and give a few more years of grace to work for the Master.–RH Extra, Dec. 11, 1888.

Those who are now keeping the commandments of God need to bestir themselves that they may obtain the special help which God alone can give them. They should work more earnestly to delay as long as possible the threatened calamity.–RH Dec. 18, 1888.  

Let not the commandment-keeping people of God be silent at this time as though we gracefully accepted the situation.–7BC 975 (1889).  


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