All Get What They Want

False Prophets

From More Reasons to Doubt a Climate Doomsday, by David F. Coppedge

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Update 3/15/2022: Earning the public’s trust (Science Advances, 9 March 2022). In this editorial (to be featured tomorrow in more detail), Dr Warren S. Warren makes the following observation about climate change in his comments about why public distrust in science has been growing:

Dozens of decades-old failed apocalyptic predictions about climate change were presented as “science says,” but were always low-probability outcomes. More recently, hundreds of climate change papers included the IPCC “business as usual” scenario (commonly called “RCP8.5”), which was intentionally constructed as a very unrealistic worst case. Even if other cases were considered in the papers, this case dominated the media coverage; any caveats in the manuscripts did not survive. Projections rely largely on climate models, and the factor of three variation in predicted warming from these models amounts to tens of trillions of dollars of societal costs. Thus, most models must be significantly wrong about impact. Does that sound like “the science is settled?”

Coming from someone within the scientific establishment, this is a phenomenally important statement. Can scientific uncertainties, when presented to governments and the media as “settled science,” really cost taxpayers tens of trillions of dollars? Think about it in light of what the government is pushing right now during a war and rampant inflation. If pursued, it could be extremely costly to citizens unnecessarily. If found to be based on false conclusions from data, it could diminish trust in science for decades.

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The scientist is the official priest — really, wizard — of modernity, offering power without all that distasteful business of obeying a greater being than yourself, or the ethical restrictions that powerful men find so loathsome.

When science was connected to understanding the law-based movements of people and things in a law-based creation, built for men by a compassionate and lawful Creator, science could indeed provide good things: small and useful truths extracted from a foundation of a great and glorious truth.

Not anymore. Everything is claimed to be fundamentally meaningless, which means that everything devolves into a stampede of power over other men. So it was with COVID-19, and so it is with climate change.

(Or, for that matter, the increasing backing of permanent transsexual alterations, or providing assistance for those homosexuals who wish to change the road they are on.)

The Decision to Lose

Our Betters don’t really care what the consequences are, so long as wealth, power, and dominance is extracted from their enemies, and given to themselves.

Christians could fight this, and indeed win… but that means upholding the authority of King Jesus and His law-word in their own lives: also, quite a bit of effort and sacrifice over decades would be needed to gain the victory here.

And admitting that victory is possible here, means that Christians would have to admit the need for victory – and sacrifice, and obedience – throughout their lives.

The POSSIBILITY of victory in time and on earth, means the DEMAND for victory in time and on earth.

Frankly speaking, Christians — well, Western Christians — would rather see the Kingdom of God collapse and disintegrate than take up the responsibilities of a worthy servant… and lose their autonomy and creature-comforts. A choice they have consistently made over the last two centuries or so, debatably much longer.

“All get what they want; they do not always like it.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew

Those Western Christians who are willing to pay the price today to win the future tomorrow should do rather well at that time.

The New Order presides over an ever-shrinking population, with ever-weaker ability to bribe people into compliance and an ever-greater need to use force to get what they want (and so earn ever-greater levels of resentment.)

In contrast, obedient Christians are significantly more likely to raise more and better educated children, with the Law of God inscribed in their hearts.

Also, well-raised Christian children with a more entrepreneurial and wealth-generating spirit, rather than a fearful spirit. Finally, Christian children know when authority is lawless, and should have the wisdom to understand when and how to defy lawless & godless authority.

Over time, God and His people get to win, while Satan and his people get to lose.

We live in a wheat field, not a tare field.

And we serve the rightful Owner of the Field.

All Get What They Want

The Big Show kicks in when the current welfare-warfare budgets are busted. No more bribes means no more obedience to Our Betters. Christians could have laid the foundation to inherit the West after the fall of these Secularists — like the Christians of Rome laid the foundations to inherit their civilization — but we chose not to.

Expect worthless servants to be given the wages they have earned.

But God judges by the individual, as well as by group. Any individual who provides good service to His Name and His Kingdom will not lose his good reward.

Note: the Church is not meant to be an individual affair. In a time of great apostasy, though, it has been reduced to small groups though, as a temporary measure.

This scattered individualism may be a temporary measure, but this is not out goal.

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20, English Standard Version

The conversion of all the nations — their leaders and their people — to the cause of Christ, and to the respect of His Law-Word, is our goal.

Accept no substitutes.

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