Once upon a time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency served to reduce the pollution of our air and water. Recent news about this increasingly powerful agency has not been good and reveal dangers that lurk ahead as more power gets centralized in this world. The story about an EPA contractor making matters worse while trying to clean up a century-old gold mine in Colorado exposes a great deal about this agency as an extension of the Obama Administration.
The EPA can be credited with trying to improve a potential problem so from a liberal perspective their heart was in the right place which is all that matters. And as the EPA pointed out, accidents happen. However, there is a degree of arrogance revealed here where more effort should have gone into mitigating the risk of a catastrophic pollution event which is what they caused. When it comes to government regulatory agencies, there is a lot of "do as I say, not as I do" which shows they believe they are above the law. This is what you'd expect as we get closer to the Tribulation when the law of man will eclipse the rule of law.
A bigger problem with the EPA will be the more expanded powers they will receive to enforce President Obama's new greenhouse gas emissions standards. Our president has made it clear that he wants to end the use of coal to generate electricity. He made his intent public in 2008 when he told the San Francisco Chronicle, “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. …Coal-powered plants… would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”
Many people have bought in to the Leftist narrative on global warming, now being re-branded as climate change so that any out-of-the-ordinary weather can help the cause. At it's core, the purpose of efforts to slow climate change is to bring the nations of the world together under a global government. Climate change is too big a problem for any one nation to solve and so a global bureaucracy is needed to administer it. The ruling elite want a global government which they believe will result in world peace and climate change is one of the tools they are using to achieve it. Little do the ruling elite know that their efforts to bring about a global government sets the stage for fulfillment of Bible prophecy when "all the world will marvel and follow the beast" (Revelation 13:3).
Driving the cost of energy up in the United States will exacerbate the on-going recession which has been called the "new normal" by the propagandists working on getting public support for the failed policies of the Obama administration. Keeping this country in an on-going recession or even making it worse is necessary to reduce our economic power in the world. All the world cannot come together under a global government if there is an economic superpower throwing its weight around so this country has to be put in its place as just another nation of the world. Keeping our economy depressed under the weight of high energy costs due to climate change regulations is a good way to do that. And what better way to spread the wealth around on a global scale.
It is stunning how quickly the agents of change are making progress in implementing their agenda to move the world toward a global government. Among the many telling characteristics of President Obama is his willingness to yield sovereignty of the U.S. to the community of nations. There are many who scoff that a global government will happen any time soon and that this is the goal of the climate change fervor. These scoffers will be caught by surprise when the change they are so quick to embrace turns sour on them. The Bible says that the coming global government will be very bad news for the average person. But by the time the people of the United States realize this, they will be stuck with a supreme world ruler who is directly possessed by Satan.
The increasing pace this world is moving toward global governance is more evidence we are very close to the end of this Age. Jesus characterized end time developments as being like birth pangs in Matthew 24:8 which means we can expect them to happen with increasing frequency and intensity. The prophet Daniel said essentially the same thing when he said, "the end of it shall be with a flood" (Daniel 9:26, NKJV). As a flood quickly overwhelms its victims, so too will end time developments overtake the earth-dwellers.
Those who trust in Christ for their salvation are not earth-dwellers. We are but sojourners temporarily stationed on this planet (1 Peter 2:11). Our home will be on a new earth that God will bless us with after Jesus returns (Revelation 21). And we, "are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake [us] as a thief" (1 Thessalonians 5:4). In the meantime, we should as Jesus told us, "occupy till I come" (Luke 19:13. KJV).