Before President Donald Trump met Pope Francis they were on opposing and strained terms on a number of issues due to their opposing statements through the media. For instance President Trump and Pope Francis are quite outspoken and have opposing positions on migrants, Trumps plan for a border wall with Mexico at the US border and climate change. According to Israel National News Donald Trump in the election campaign promoted his strong position against Islamic terrorism and that the Vatican wasn't very strong against it by saying concerning a possible Isis attack against the Vatican that "if and when" it happens "the pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president." Before the visit US National Security Advisor HR McMaster said: "No president has ever visited the homelands and holy sites of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths all on one trip." Mr. McMaster referred to Trump's trip as a "truly historic" visit. President Trump visited Pope Francis at the Vatican after visiting Saudi Arabia and Israel (and the Palestinian territoris). Mr. McMaster was present with President Trump in his meeting with Pope Francis at the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. According to Israel National News President Trump and Pope Francis are thought to talk about efforts to encourage world peace, uphold religious freedom and their each having a mandate to fight abortion. Pope Francis has opposed attempts to build walls to block foreigners from entering which the Pope condemened as "not Christian". President Trump responded to that comment of the Pope as "disgraceful". There is also a clash between the positions of Pope Francis and President Trump regarding man-induced climate change with Pope Francis as an outspoken supporter of action against claimed climate change and President Donald Trump threatening to withdraw America from the international Paris climate change accord. Since the meeting President Trump has followed through with withdrawing the United States from the Paris accord resulting in widespread criticism from the world including Pope Francis. In the original planning of President Trump's first policy trip his meeting with Pope Francis was not on the schedule. However the Vatican was able to include Trump and his company in an early morning time slot at the last minute.
In the actual meeting of President Donald Trump and Pope Francis according to the Roman Catholic web site www.zenit.org in an article with the title Pope Francis Receives US President Donald J. Trump there was a summary from their perspective of the meeting. The article mentioned the meeting and discussion between the two leaders lasted 30 minutes. This article said both leaders mentioned contentment with the current state of relations the Vatican (Holy See) and the United States and the contribution to their good relation with their shared value and promotion the value of life and freedom of worship and conscience. This article added that Pope Frances expressed his hope on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church that there be co-operation in the United States with the Roman Catholic Church there to encourage also Roman Catholic involvement to serve people in the health, education and immigrant assistance areas. This article mentioned that some of the other people present at the meeting included President Trump's wife Melania, their daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Assistant to the President for National Security H. R. McMaster. The Zenit article mentioned one focus of the discussions between President Trump and some of his company and Pope Francis was to share and discuss their perspective on different aspects of international affairs and the pushing forward of world peace. This was especially in the context of promoting world peace through "political negotiation and inter-religious diaglogue". It was mentioned in this article there was emphasis on this topic with the Middle East situation and maintaining the safety and defence of Christian communities especially in the Middle East. Most of these contents of the discussons between Pope Francis and President Trump and others in Trumps' delegation are also mentioned in a BBC article Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis. One thing that is particularly interesting about the topics focused on in these discussions from a bible prophecy perspective. This is the emphasis on world peace through political and inter-religious dialogue. Although these things aren't bad in themselves from a biblical view, in the Bible including the New Testament the true Church or people of God in this age or true Christians are as said by the Lord Jesus Christ not supposed to be of this world (system) even as He was not of this world as He stated in the Gospel of John. However the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church are in these type of discussions being very much of this world or even at the forefront of this world (system). As a biblical Christian although I do not believe the Pope in the tribulation or 70th week of Daniel will be the antichrist and man of sin and beast out of the sea or the beast out of the land and false prophet I do believe he will be the leader of the ecumenical and inter-faith one world religion in the tribulation that will co-operate with the antichrist and will be opposed to biblical and true faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation and justification. I believe that the Roman Catholic Church in the tribulation will lead the mystery babylon false church of Revelation 17 that will ride and be associated with the beast or antichrist. I also think this pursuit of inter-religious dialogue and world peace including in the Middle East also by this pope is leading in that direction and since I believe the tribulation is very soon and the preceding rapture of the true Church that this pope could be the leader of the mystery babylon church in the tribulation. I would encourage the reader if you haven't done so already to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone and His finished work of salvation or justification in God's sight of anyone who trusts alone in Him and His work of salvation in His death on the cross to pay for and enable forgiveness of all our sins and His resurrection from the dead to give us His and God the Father's eternal life and for us a restored relation with God. I encourage you to do all this as soon as possible so that in addition to eternal life and a restored relationship with God you can be part of God's true Church through faith in His Son Jesus Christ and be taken to heaven with Jesus at the rapture of the Church before the 7 year tribulation, time of God's wrath and 70th week of Daniel.
Observers or reporters present at the Vatican said President Trump was quite solemn at the beginning of the meeting with Pope Francis and that the Pope was not as light hearted or easy going as he fairly often is with other world leaders. The BBC noted that they both were not as stressful at the end of the meeting. According to the BBC the two leaders exchanged gifts at the end of the meeting. Mr. Trump gave a collection of writings of Martin Luther King in a box. The Pope bestowed to President Trump a speech the Pope gave on World Peace Day signed by the Pope himself and a sample of the Pope's articles on the environment. Pope Francis also gave Mr. Trump a miniature sculpture of an olive tree. When the Pope handed it to President Trump the Pope suggested to President Trump "It is my desire that you become an olive tree to construct peace". President Trump replied: "We can use some peace". Mr. Trump also said he would read the articles the Pope gave him. Some time after the meeting was over President Trump tweeted: "Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world". From a Bible prophecy perspective it is generally a good thing to pursue peace between different people and groups of people in the world. However the main type of peace that seems to be mentioned by the world authorities, media and popular culture is a humanistic one only involving people or if religions are mentioned in world peace they talk about is that there is only one God in all religions and any way one takes leads to him. Unfortunatelty neither of these points are true as not all ideas of God are the same even whether God is imagined as a personal or impersonal God and the God of the Bible is not the same as Allah of Islam as the Bible teaches the true God has a balance of love, grace and mercy with truth and righteousness and of redemption or salvation by first the innocent animal substitutes and ultimately by the righteous substitute of God's Son Jesus Christ on the cross. This also shows not all ways to God are the same. So the world peace the people of the world are seeking will be answered more by the coming world false Christ or Messiah the anti-Christ or Beast out of the sea and the devil's substitute for God's Messiah or Annointed One Jesus of Nazareth. The Antichrist will oblige the world to provide world peace that involves peace with people of different backgrounds but doesn't provide peace of people with our Creator and possible Saviour God in His Son Jesus Christ that is the world peace God through Jesus will provide at His Second Coming.
After finishing the part of his trip in Saudi Arabia, home of Mohammed and the beginning of major world religion of Islam, US President Donald Trump visited Israel the home of the Jewish or Israelite people and the Palestinian territories the residence of some of the Arab people. One large expectation of the Jews or Israelites for Trump's trip, especially with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner being an Orthodox Jew and Trump's Middle East advisor who also led one of Trump's daughters Ivanka to convert to Judaism was that Trump would announce the moving of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Another reason that hopes were high in Israel and many Jews in other parts of the world as well as many evangelical Christians who support Israel and restoration of the Jewish people to the land of Israel and to God and His Messiah or Annointed One Jesus of Nazareth in the last days was that this year including one of the days during Trump's trip to Israel was exactly on the 50th anniversary of Israel's victory against overwhelming odds against more heavily armed and much more numerous Arab armies of surrounding Arab countries in the Six Day War in 1967.
50 Years is sometimes a period considered a generation in the Bible since it is the time that debts are supposed to be forgiven and there is supposed to be a particular time of joy in the LORD God for giving a new start and a particular time of rest and reflection of God's goodness. This is sometimes related to the passage in Matthew 24:32-35 of God through His Son Jesus Christ fulfilling all the events at the end of the times of the Gentiles (nations) when God will judge the world ending with Jesus' literal coming from heaven to set up God's Kingdom on earth centred in Jerusalem and Israel through restored Israel, the restored of the nations and the true Church. However I personally believe the Matthew fig tree prophecy could better be interpreted that some people including Jewish people alive in 1948 and the year of the reestablishment of Israel as a nation won't all die off or leave this world before the tribulation or 70th week of Daniel and Jesus' second coming at the end of it to set up His Kingdom on earth and judge the world is completed.
There was much pressure leading up to Trump's visit to Israel for him and his government to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. Of course there was pressure in opposite directions from different people and groups not just in Israel and the United States but around the world. Those who supported moving the embassy to Jersulem which was Israel's capital in most of the Bible days (both most of the Old Testament times and in the New Testament) were Orthodox or other at least somewhat biblical Jews and evangelical or other Christians who also substantially based on the Bible believe Jerusalem is the only worthy capital of the Jewish or Israelite nation of Israel. There are also some other people around the world who would support this move for different reasons including (correctly) seeing this would strengthen Israel as a defence of democracy and freedom of religion against the current rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism and often Islamic terrorism that would include many social conservatives in the United States and elsewhere as well as of some more liberal people concerned about of lack of human rights under Islam. Those against moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem include most (but not all) Muslims and most (but not all) liberal people and almost all anti-semitic including anti-Israel people. Most of these latter groups would not accept the Bible as accurate history including the Bible's record of Israel as a mostly Jewish nation for about 1500 years continuously from about 1400 BC to 70 AD.
Anyway as it turned out Mr. Trump and his government did not move the American Embassy to Jerusalem on his trip which disappointed many in Israel especially when he campaigned heavily on his promise to do that before the last 2016 American election. This was a major reason many evangelical Christians ended up supporting Trump even though many of them as myself if I was an American would rather have voted for Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorno, Rick Santorum or a number of other social conservative candidates with much more integrity than Trump. Mr. Trump has still given assurance that he is still considering moving the American embassy to Jerusalem in his term in power but his failure to do so with what was probably his best opportunity and his unwillingness to provide an alternate date has many social conservative supporters or patriotic Israelis skeptical he was serious about his campaign promise to move it. I heard there were also some people in the State Department left over from the administration of former president Barack Obama who were anti-Israel and some of them quite influential like, according to Israel National News, a anti-Israel Jewish woman named Yael Lempert that could have discouraged Trump or his administration to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. Some of these established State Department people who in some cases are quite anti-Israel could have also influenced Trump to again raise the idea of seeking an Israeli-Palestinian Peace agreement or wider Israeli-Arab peace agreement even though former US Presidents have made substantial foreign policy efforts towards these achievements without success.
However I believe we are very close to a breakthrough but false, temporary and humanistic peace between Israel and her Arab neighbours that will allow Israel to build their third temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and also provide some benefit to the Arabs such as possibly authority over more of the West Bank based on the prophecy in Daniel 9:27 of such a false peace by the Antichrist with Israel that will start the tribulation. In Daniel 11 the scripture also says the Antichrist will divide the land of Israel for gain which could involve forcing Israel to give up part of the West Bank to the Arabs or other nations in the tribulation. In Trump's visit to Israel Trump did at least on one occasion bring up the objection against Israeli Settlements in the West Bank. One thing however that Trump did do and he said he did it purposefully and his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson publicly stated agreement was that Mr. Trump prayed reverently at the Western Wall and said it belongs to Israel. This was as opposed to saying it and the Temple Mount belong to the Palestinians or Arabs according to the modern international community led by the United Nations which unfortunately often show their bias of being anti-Israel by the many and severe such motions in their meetings. Trump did join some of the celebrations while in Israel of Israel winning the Six Day War in 1967, 50 years ago more exactly on the Jewish calendar, in which Israel captured the Old City of Jerusalem including the Western Wall and Temple Mount in a pre-emptive war that avoided the Arabs driving Israel into the Mediterranean Sea or seeking to annihilate them or cause further steps towards genocide against them as they were armed and publicly stating and preparing to do before Israel struck them by surprise first and got a great victory by the help of the true and living God who promised to restore and never totally in time put out of their promised land of Israel from Him the Jewish or Israelite people. This includes in what time is left before Jesus of Narareth the Redeemer and Messiah of Israel and the Saviour of the people of the world and the Christ or Annointed One of God comes to Earth from Heaven to among other things reign in Jerusalem through restored Israel. There was however some statements from President Trump and his government including Mr. Tillerson and Congress that the Jews now have the right to all of Jerusalem including so-called East Jerusalem that is not just half of Jerusalem but that includes all the most important and historic Old City of Jerusalem including the Western Wall and Temple Mount.
There were objections and criticisms to even this limited celebration with Israel and supporting their claim to all of including the central Old City and Western Wall and TEmple Mount in Jerusalem by Mahmound Abbas the leader of the Palestinian Authority who Trump met with, the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and the Jordanian leader King Abdullah to whom Israel gave some rights to the Temple Mount in their peace agreement in 1994 with Jordan. (Jordan had authority under the UN over the so-called West Bank and East Jerusalem between 1948 when Israel was re-established and 1967 when Israel seized those territories in the Six Day War. Before 1967 these territories were not part of a Palestinian State which concept as an Arab state only really began in 1967 through Yasser Arafat and the beginning of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) (now called the Palestinian Authority (PA)). President Trump met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem which is one of the cities in the West Bank or Judaea and Samaria that has already been given to the Palestinian Authority to govern. While there President Trump gave some assurances to Mr. Abbas that he would seek to restart Israeli Palestinian or Israeli Arab peace talks within a year. However I heard that Mr. Trump also sternly rebuked Mr. Abbas to his face that Mr. Abbas wasn't keeping his word he apparently promised Trump during his visit in Washington that Mr. Abbas and his government would stop or at least significantly reduce their incitement or provocative and strifeful talk against Israel that has resulted in Palestinian Arab violence in the past and has hardened the attitudes of many Palestinian Arabs towards the prospect of peace with a Jewish Israeli state.
I personally also do not believe Mr. Trump will be the main person to succeed in achieving an Israeli Palestinian or Israeli Arab peace because I believe based on the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 and the description of the antichrist (the beast) in Revelation 17 that the Antichrist will come from the revived Roman Empire and be of European (probably more southern European) descent and Mr. Trump is American not European. However I would still encourage you the reader to as soon as possible, if you haven't done so already to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour who don't on the cross for all our sins and rose from the dead to give us new life and a relationship with the true and living God (God the Father Jehovah or Yahweh or the LORD) and to be with us spiritually for the rest of this life and forever and to bring us home to heaven at the rapture of the Church to be physically with Him. In trusting in Jesus now or as soon as possible you can also be assured that Jesus will take you with all His true Church by His grace to heaven at the rapture and that you won't be left behind on earth to endure the tribulation and God's wrath then including the tyranny of the Satanic world dictator the Antichrist, beast out of the sea, man of sin, he who makes desolate, the little horn, the idol shepherd etc. or of eternity after that in the lake of fire which we as humans all deserve for our sins but can be spared of through trusting in Jesus for forgiveness through His divine shed blood for us on His cross.
At the beginning of his first foreign policy trip, which was in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, US President Donald Trump was given a welcome of honour by the Saudi leader King Salmon and others. This was partly because the Saudis and other Arabs felt bypassed by former US President Donald Trump in favour of the Shiite Iran. Iran is the rival and adversary of many of the mostly Sunni Muslim Arab countries. One of the features of President Trump's visit was a deal to sell over $100 billion dollars worth of US arms to Saudi Arabia. They are supposed to be used mostly to defend Saudi Arabia from Iran including its subordinates or proxies such as the Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen with which Saudi Arabia has an ongoing war. According to Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman this US-Saudi defence deal includes tanks, warships, anti-missile systems, radar systems, cyber technology that the US will sell to Saudi Arabia and about 150 US Black Hawk helicopters that will be for Saudi Arabia but that will be made in Saudi Arabia rather than the US. Mr. Liberman was concerned that some of those weapons could be used against Israel either directly or through terrorist groups like Isis for which there is some evidence that Saudi Arabia has been supporting. Also at the meeting both President Trump and the Saudi official media promised to do more to boycott the Islamic terrorist groups Hezbollah. President Trump also addressed a summit of Arab Muslim leaders while in Saudi Arabia where he urged them to make efforts to drive out Islamic extremists. The name of this summit with US President Donald Trump and American representatives and important Arab leaders was called the Arab Islamic American Summit. At that summit Trump spoke about his "hopes of a peaceful vision of Islam". White house aides said that President Trump hopes his address to the group will have a good reception around the world and convey "a common vision of peace, progress and prosperity." President Trump also sought to make an alliance with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries against Iran at the visit to Saudi Arabia and sought Saudi participation at a wider Middle EAst peace deal involving Israel and the Palestinians. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was present at the summit. President Trump was gladly included by an elite Saudi military unit in a symbolic sword dance near the end of his Saudi visit.
It is no secret that evangelical or biblical Christians have long had trouble personally and generally with secular humanism or the new age movement and those who hold it trying to chip away at the real Christian heritage in the United States, Canada and other western countries. One general name for this type of liberalism in politics is political correctness. This would include multiculturalism, support for criminals more than victims of crime, globalism including anti-westernism and continued efforts to ship manufacturing and other well-paying jobs from North America to Asia, Mexico and other places with lower wages, labour or environmental standards for greater profits for North American corporations and their shareholders and bankers, environmentalism including excessive emphasis on the claimed extent of man-made global warming through emission of carbon dioxide other greenhouse gases, homosexual, legalizing Marijuana and other drugs, blurring the line between humans and animals as in the New Age movement, lesbian and transexual rights including those that are forced on churches such as marriages in churches, use of psychologists for counsellors in public schools or other emergencies rather than biblical pastors, pushing of macroevolution instead of creation as a model for origins, abortion and euthanasia or other ways that infringe on the Christian view of sanctity of life and that only God has the right to take life that starts at conception, pluralism that teaches that all religions are the same and one can take any way to God or believe in no God instead of the Christian view that the God of the Bible is the only true God and that Jesus Christ is the only way to be restored to Him, that the state should be allowed a larger role in the citizens including the family including education, health or morals rather than significant Christian emphasis also on the church and parents in a family, the large role of the mass media and their generally promoting these other liberal values in an out of proportion way, emphasis on immigration or allowing illegal immigration from mostly non-Christian and non-white countries, excessive feminism including in traditionally male areas such as construction, women pastors or other Christian leaders and the army (even though both sexes in the army can and probably does cause a lot of distraction for the male soldiers and probably limits the effectiveness of the army as a fighting force).
It is against all these and other non-biblical values of liberalism, globalism and political correctness and their increasingly being pushed by many of the liberal politicans, courts, media, Hollywood celebreties, public schools, colleges and universities and extra-govermental organizations like the United Nations that gave rise to someone like Donald Trump and continued to give support to him from evangelical Christians, social conservatives or other even non-religious people who have been the victims of this political correctness such as through losing jobs or being marginalized by pressure to give more rights to visible minorities in North America at the expense of caucasians through quotas etc. It is certainly not right including from God's word the holy Bible to be racist or chauvanist against women or particularly hostile to people of other religions or nations but what has been pushed relently at least since the 1960s in North America is a totally one-sided view to give up the Judaeo-Christian culture formerly in North America in favour of these liberal and politically correct values that in the extent they continue to be promoted are certainly not right according to God's word the Holy Bible and in some cases is quite evident even to many non-Christians such as criminals rights more than victim's rights in cases of crimes. The mass media's excessive emphasis on Donald Trump above the 16 other Republican presidential contenders, according to the BBC in the UK about 11 times as much air time on the three major US television networks ABC, CBS and NBC at least up to the time of the Republican convention I think in July, had a significant effect in Donald Trump being to edge out most of the other Republican presidential contenders. This was even though I and most evangelical Christians or social conservatives and some other people would have much preferred many of the other Republican contenders than Donald Trump.
Although we also agree that it is not a good thing to have excessive immigration or illegal immigration from Mexico or Muslim countries to North America or to have globalism including contracting out and global trade deals to cause the loss of North American manufacturing or other good jobs we wouldn't have said things or believed things in such an obnoxious and excessive way he did. However the media perhaps taking Donald Trump and his supporters as a joke that they could try to use to paint with the same and dark brush anyone that was or is against political correctness including the liberal media and the general media preference for covering sensational or style more than substance encouraged them to continued to focus on the general obnoxious statements of Donald Trump instead of policies of him or other Republican Contenders or of main Democrat contenders such as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Because this oiling the momentum of Donald Trump led to him derailing all the other Republican contenders, evangelical Christians and social conservatives were mostly eventually forced to support him because we agree with the excesses of political correctness and the media had helped derail other more evanglical candidates such ad Ted Cruz or Mike Huckabee or other social conservative candidates of the Republicans which would probably have been most of them but would include Ms. Fiorna, Lindsey Williams, Rick Santorum, Marco Rubio and others any of which most evangelical Christians and social conservatives would much prefer for our president or presidential nominee than Mr. Trump.
Most evangelical Christians and social conservatives in this election might have considered voting for a more moderate Democrat candidate for US president in alternate to Trump but neither Mr. Sanders is very left wing and socialist or Ms. Clinton that is very globalist and politically correct would be considerated moderate. According to what I heard on some of the media that I watched the coverage live on such as the Canadian CBC television or looked at articles about afterward such as the British BBC there seemed to be a definite schism and two cultures including some areas such as New York City, Washington DC and much of California or the US west coast and some other parts of the US East coast that are fully schooled in and approve and want to promote liberalism and political correctness while there are other parts of the US or Canada and other countries in the rural areas and small towns in particular and generally in the US interior that are more conservative or even evangelical Christian and that don't relate to or accept liberalism and political correctness and have been subject to ongoing inundation from liberalism through the media and public schools for decades and still have a lot of resentment about it that contributes to the polarization and culture wars and difficulty in relating to one another that we see in America today or Canada and some other countries and that motivated social conservatives to get behind Donald Trump as the agent to try to curb and turn back some of this political correctness.
This is basically what happened in United States and this could be meant as a wake up call from the true God for people in United States and other countries to turn to Him soon for salvation or discipling through His Son Jesus Christ according to His word the Holy Bible from a literal perspective or risk being left behind for His judgment of not just North America but the whole world in the tribulation and second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ at the end of the tribulation. God continues to offer His salvation through His Son Jesus Christ who died on the cross just outside Jerusalem in Israel about 2000 years ago and then on the third day rose again that otherwise universally sinful human being can by God's love and grace receive God's perfect righteousness as a free gift through His Son Jesus Christ and out placing our faith in Him as our personal Lord and Saviour so we can also come into a restored relationship with God that we had broken by our own sins but also our sinful nature we have when we come into this world inherited from our first parents Adam and Even who sinned and disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden in taking of the forbidden fruit. I would encourage you the reader to, if you haven't already done so, to therefore trust in the Lord Jesus Christ so you can have a relationship with God and become part of His eternal family, have His forgiveness and be used to in this life to serve Him after salvation so you can have eternal crowns and rewards in addition to salavtion and so you can also be taken to heaven at the rapture or catching up to heaven with the rest of the true Church or God's called out people from all nations so you won't have to endure earth's most terrible time include the tyranny on earth of the Antichrist during the about 7 year tribulation and also so you won't have to worry about eternal punishment in hell that we as humans all deserve for our sins and our own righteousness being less than continuous perfect level and being less than God's standards.
In the last weekend of September 2015 a major topic for consideration of the United Nations General Assembly was introduced for consideration. This was the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals which themselves are a continuation and extension of the Millennium Development Goals of 2000. Unlike the Millennium Development Goals that were 8 in number the new Agenda 2030 has 17 goals and about 169 sub-goals. They are mostly about different aspects of sustainable development, transfer of wealth to the poor and inclusiveness. The Roman Catholic leader Pope Francis addressed the beginning of the series of weekend meetings about the Agenda 2030 and was quite supportive and received a standing ovation at the end of his talk. These Agenda 2030 goals were all approved by Saturday by all or practically all nations as their leaders were gathered then in New YOrk City anyway for the UN General Assembly. This means that the UN and its agencies and representatives as well as leaders of all countries will now try to apply these goals more extensively and thoroughly in all countries. This sometimes means taking away national sovereignty or even individual rights such as use of land and perhaps other things later on such as being forced to adopt surveillance measures including the Mark of the Beast mentioned in Revelation 13 and later chapters of Revelation especially after the Antichrist or Beast out of the sea is revealed after the rapture of the church when he achieves a Middle EAst peace that will include allowing the Jewish people to build their third temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and will probably also provide something in compensation to the Muslims to win their approval or consent. The Antichrist will likely also be a very charismatic individual something like Adoph Hitler or other similiar dictators. One thing that should set off alarm bells to Bible believing Christians or anyone else who has some knowledge and respect for what the Bible says for the last days is that these Agenda 2030 meetings at the UN this weekend didn't include anything significant about putting the Creator God or the Lord Jesus Christ first in world government but it was quite secular and humanistic and any mention of God or Jesus was quite ecumenical or multi-faith on the same level with leaders of other faiths or leading secular leaders. According to God's word the Holy Bible it is this kind of secular or multi-faith system of world government that will prepare the way for the Antichrist the Beast out of the Sea and his associate the Beast out of the Land the False Prophet to take over. The 17 goals of the Agenda 2030 are the following: 1/ End poverty in all its forms everywhere. 2/ End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture 3/ Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages 4/ Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 5/ Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls 6/ Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 7/ Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all 8/ Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all 9/ Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation 10/ Reduce inequality within and among countries 11/ Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 12/ Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 13/ Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 14/ Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 15/ Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss 16/ Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 17/ Strengthen the means of implementation There could be an elaboration for all these goals but to give one example Goal 17 could include and probably will in the tribulation once the Antichrist is revealed to apply these goals in a liberal or non-biblical way at the expense of people that believe in the true God the God of the Bible and refuse to accept the Antichrist or his rule after the rapture of the Church. Since all this agenda and its goals have been introduced in the UN and now adopted by it and all the member countries I would encourage you to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ that He died on the cross for our sins and rose again to give us new life and a relationship with God and an eternal home in heaven so you can also be taken to heaven at the rapture of the Church and not left behind when the Antichrist is revealed as the world dictator including likely using the United Nations and this Agenda 2030 starting with his Middle East peace to allow the Jews to build their third temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that the Antichrist will take over in the 2nd half of the tribulation to force people to worship him as god or be killed or be on the run. God through the Lord Jesus Christ will come from heaven at the end of the 7 year tribulation or 70th week of Daniel to defeat the Antichrist and all those who haven't trusted in Jesus by then and set up God's kingdom on EArth. Jesus's true Church of those from all nations who trusted in Him before the rapture will come with Him from heaven then to enjoy ruling with Jesus and God the Father over all the earth.
Tomorrowland from the Boom in Belgium has become probably the largest and perhaps the best known electronic music festival in or based in Europe. It started in 2005 and has grown in attendance numbers ever since and is held annually, recently usually in July. The term tomorrowland might seem familiar to some people and that could be because Disneyland or Disneyworld has had a futuristic (but much more innocent section) called Tomorrowland for quite a few years I think from before 2005 when this festival in Belgium started also using the name for which Disney enterprises hasn't objected to my knowledge. This Belgium Tomorrowland usually combines stories and music in their festivals but they usually both contribute to an occultic portrayal and experience for those present. According to https://kehilanews.com this festival had an attendance of 50,000 in 2008 which grew to 185,000 in 2012. In 2013 a related festival was added in Georgia USA called Tomorrow World and then another branch was added in 2014 in Brazil. In 2015 the festivals in different areas were linked live electronically with large electronic screens into "mirror festivals" and the slogan for the concerts "be part of the Madness" was adopted for the concert. Further branch locations were added in Mexico, India, Japan, Columbia, Germany and South Africa. This year for the first time Israel in Jerusalem at the El Pais arena, the largest in Jerusalem, is added to the world locations. The festival each year centres on a theme but they usually have an occultic theme such as mysteries, the book of wisdom or a key and more lately about a mysterious person to come out of the shadows has been a theme of the concert. This year according to another Messianic Jewish article about these concerts from email@example.com and the Sword of Yahweh and the Messianic Temple Beth El Newsletter some further information about the Tomorrowland concert in its first year where Israel and Jerusalem are fully included is that the person the concert-goers are encouraged to invoke to come out of the shadows to be revealed openly is "the son of perdition" which in God's word the Holy Bible in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 as a title of the Antichrist called the Beast out of the Sea in Revelation 13 and other parts of Revelation. From a Bible-believing Christian viewpoint, either evangelical Christian or Messianic Jewish, this is an indication that the Antichrist is likely about to be revealed although at first as man of a false and humanistic but ungodly world peace but especially Middle East peace. This peace is mentioned in God's word the Holy Bible especially in Daniel 9:27 as a covenant (treaty or pact (of peace)) with many that is likely Israel and many other surrounding Arab or other Muslim and other world power or other countries of the world. Part of this peace includes the Antichrist allowing Israel to rebuild their Jewish temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and restore the Levitical worship with the physical temple of God and animal sacrifices. About 3 1/2 years later, half way through or in the midst of the 70th week (of 7 years) of Daniel the Antichrist will stop the Jewish worship of the LORD and the animal sacrifices (he will make the sacrifices and oblations (wine or drink offerings poured on the animal sacrifices) and take over this temple for the worship of himself (the antichrist, man of sin or son of perdition and the beast as well as of Satan the antichrist's master and power through the antichrist). It is at the second half of the 70th week of Daniel or of the 7 year tribulation that the Antichrist will fully reveal himself as the son of perdition but the organizers of this Tomorrowland concert and this year's participants who follow their instructions will hasten the coming of the antichrist in this more openly Satanic phase of his revelation on earth. Before the 70th week of Daniel or the 7 year tribulation will be the rapture or catching up to heaven of all true Christians or Messianic people (except the 144,002 Messianic Jewish witnesses who will stay behind after the rapture on earth to be God's main witnesses to people on earth then.) The Lord Jesus Christ or Y'Shua HaMashiach will cast the antichrist or son of perdition and his associate the false prophet or beast out of the land into the bottomless pit at the end of the 7 year tribulation, cast the devil and his angels into the lake of fire and Jesus and his holy angels will bring all who haven't trusted in Him as personal LOrd and Saviour by then into hell in judging the world. Jesus and God the Father who will come in His Shekinah glory from heaven with Jesus and His holy angels and true Church at the end of the tribulation (Revelation 19) will then set up God's Kingdom on Earth for 1000 years and then on the New Earth with the New Jerusalem and the New Heavens forever as in Revelation 21 and 22. I would therefore urge the reader, if you haven't done so already, to take this Tomorrowland concert in Jerusalem and their invoking the son of perdition as another sign the tribulation and the antichrist are soon as well as God's wrath for sins especially not yet forgiven through His Son Jesus Christ and that you avoid being on earth in this terrible time and come into an eternal relationship with the true and living God by admitting you are a sinner in His sight according to His word the Holy Bible and ask Jesus to be your personal Lord and Saviour through His dying on the cross for our sins and rising from the dead to give us new life and so you can be part of God's people or family for this age the Church (called out assembly) and have a wonderful eternal home in heaven (John 14:1-3).
Although there was general agreement of the terms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) last October, it wasn't signed until this month (February 2016). The signing of the agreement by the heads of state of the involved countries was in Auckland, New Zealand. Member countries which were 12 were the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Mexico, Peru, Brunei, Singapore, Chile and 2 others Pacific countries. This deal will probably, like most big free trade deals, particularly benefit the rich and the big banks and multinational corporations but be at the expense of the poor and lower income consumers, smaller businesses and smaller municipalities. Some disadvantages for Canada according to the Canadian patriotic Council of Canadians include diminished sovereignty, lack of transparency including the process that corporations can sue individuals, political or corporate entities that threaten some of their perceived interests and don't have to be too open about it and probably regarding environomental or similiar laws, more local jobs at risk, likely decrease in wages (and increase in corporate profits), high drug costs (because of further limitations in North America of cheaper generic drugs, more food insecurity (probably partly due to decreased agricultural tariffs and more discouragement of locally grown food (even for which the local climate and soil is suited), more environmental risks (again at least partly in order to increase profits of big business). This agreement although it is now signed still has to be ratified by each of the individual countries in their parliaments. In Canada where I live they are talking about taking about 2 more years to do this. It might be a similiar length of time in other member countries. I have seen some of the news coverage of this in China and they point out that this is sort of an everywhere except China free trade deal which could have some true aspects of it by attempts by the United States and other countries to limit China and its economy. I don't think this is right to limit China this way either but I also don't think it is right by a lot of North American companies to have too easily moved their manufacturing to China because of cheaper and in some cases exploitive wages of Chinese workers and of more lax Chinese environmental laws but also I don't agree with a number of cases in which Chinese companies have pirated western goods or their manufacturing process and not given due compensation for intellectual property. Anyway from a Bible prophecy perspective this deal brings especially the member countries closer to a one world economy and government and for one person to lead it namely the Antichrist, the Beast out of the Sea or the Man of Sin during the soon coming tribulation or 70th week of Daniel or time of God's wrath. The government in Canada said there will be lots of opportunity for Canadian to give their input on this deal but from what I heard this input will be more from chosen spokespeople or so-called stakesholders not as much anybody that wants to give their input and might not be as favourable to the deal and that whatever the general comments it sounds like the Justin Trudeau Liberal government like the Stephen Harper Conservative government isn't too serious at changing many significant aspects of this deal including the many that will benefit the rich and multi-national corporations at the expense of the poor and regular middle class people in Canada or probably similiarly in other member countries. Since this globablization is happening now as also other deals such as Canada Europe (CETA) deal and the ongoing America Europe free trade deal Trans Atlantic Investment and Trade deal or something like that and of course the Agenda 2030 deal last September at the UN that would involved the economies and trade or all the countries of the world, I would encourage the reader if you haven't already done so to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ that He died on the cross for our sins and rose again bodily from the dead to offer us God's eternal life so you can have a relationship with God and not have to go through the tribulation but can be taken in the rapture of the Church to heaven before the tribulation and come with Jesus and I believe the glory of God the Father to set up God's Kingdom at the end of the tribulation on Earth with the restored of Israel and the nations that as trust in Jesus as Lord and Messiah and Saviour.
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