Bob Theil, the non-ordained self-appointed Chief Overseer, end time prophet, Chief Apostle, world renown authority on Mayan baloney and end time prophecy, is all a twitter tonight with a report from the New York Times:
It is claimed that we now have the highest level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in 3,000,000 years:
May 10, 2013The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported on Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the earth for millions of years.Scientific monitors reported that the gas had reached an average daily level that surpassed 400 parts per million…The best available evidence suggests the amount of the gas in the air has not been this high for at least three million years…and scientists believe the rise portends large changes in the climate and the level of the sea. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/science/earth/carbon-dioxide-level-passes-long-feared-milestone.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Of course this has to lead directly into proof-texting Scripture to fit his worldview of an angry god pissed off at his creation.
Bob thinks we are now close to the"time of sorrows" and it is important that people repent and join his TRUE church since there is no other on the planet at the moment but his. His god only calls people into his "truth."Many scientists believe that increased CO2 levels result in increased temperature levels, and some rising of sea levels have been recorded.
The Bible itself tells of a time of disturbances including rising sea levels before Jesus returns:25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (Luke 21:25-27)
41 Oh, how the praise of the whole earth is seized! How Babylon has become desolate among the nations! 42 The sea has come up over Babylon; She is covered with the multitude of its waves. 43 Her cities are a desolation, A dry land and a wilderness, A land where no one dwells, Through which no son of man passes. 44 I will punish Bel in Babylon, And I will bring out of his mouth what he has swallowed; And the nations shall not stream to him anymore. Yes, the wall of Babylon shall fall. 45 “My people, go out of the midst of her! And let everyone deliver himself from the fierce anger of the LORD (Jeremiah 51:41-45).
17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. 19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. 20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. (Revelation 16:17-20)The Bible teaches that a time of high heat is coming:
8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory. (Revelation 16:8-9)And although the above heat is being released by an angelic being, it may very well be that high carbon dioxide levels will predispose the planet for that heat, as well as possibly the rising sea levels.
And the time for God’s judgment is coming. It is even possible that the “beginning of sorrows” which includes “troubles” has began. The time to turn to God is now, for whosoever will respond to God’s calling.