Agenda 21 is the unrighteous undertaking of the United Nations to create a global green movement to save the earth. It is a radical New Age game plan, said to be able to simultaneously slow global warming and world economic disparity woes which has gained major backing from key world leaders. One of the prominent endorsers is Jeremy Rifkin.
In Rifkin's book titled The Emerging Order, he leads you through the origins of liberal thought (from Calvin) and tries to create a sympathetic view of the liberal's obligation to save our depleted planet. To do this, he points at the ugliness of greedy, self-interested capitalism, and tries to see the righteousness of the compassionate ways of liberalism. He blames the goals and depletion of the world's natural resources on capitalism. He wants us to transition the world from the "age of growth" to the "age of scarcity," and has his game plan ready.
Rifkin's compassionate views of liberalism are not so compassionate. Many of his views are directly from the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. He's concerned about:
- The growing world population depleting the planet. (although he doesn't promote killing people off)
- The world's ability to produce enough food for the population.
- The obligation of the poor to provide for the rich. (redistribution of wealth)
- The belief that if we should spread our wealth around. Forcing the redistribution of wealth from the "have" nations to the "have not" nations. (U.S. companies moving overseas)
- The concept of private property will shift to consumer goods and services, but not land - all being in our public duty.
- The serious concern for global warming and the desire for a more sustainable means of living.
These people are not a group of whiners. It stems from the knowledge that the earth running out of resources and global warming is based on a lie, and it is all about the control of the population. Unfortunately, we're along for the ride!
"Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced — a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level." - UN Agenda 21
One last thought
One of the points in his book that I found especially disturbing are his comments on redistribution of wealth. He equated world missions with the redistribution of wealth. In a comment about Pat Robertson, one of the kings of world missions, Rifkin stated:
"...Robertson has gone much farther than the other electronic evangelists in advancing the issue of economic justice. In a recent edition in his newsletter to supporters, he called for a jubilee year, the cancellation of debts between rich and poor nations, and a greater concern over the need for all Christians to serve as good stewards, protecting God's creation and sharing God's resources equitably." (pg. 103)To clarify, I don't believe world missions are evil. There is a difference between sending cash to a world mission, and supporting a missionary family from your church. It is the desire of the missionary to reach a people group, whereas it is the objective of world mission to redistribute wealth.