We have known for a long time that Satan gets special delight in counterfeiting the things of God.
For instance, in place of God’s Sabbath day, he offers the Day of the Sun, or Sunday. In place of marriage, he offers cohabitation and divorce. In place of creation, he offers a long painful saga of progressive death, or evolution. In place of great leaders like Moses, he offers Bill Clinton. So buckle your seat belts as we look at a brand new counterfeit—straight out of Fakers of the Lost Ark. Are you ready? It’s called the Ark of Hope.
The Ark of Hope is the holy grail of environmentalism, containing the green ten commandments and a pile of new age mystical leaflets. Here are some interesting tidbits regarding this consecrated casket and its unholy contents. You’ll be…uhh…amazed.
The Ark of Hope was designed by Burlington, Vermont, artist and social activist Sally Linder. Sally’s two life passions are painting abstractions and being an activist for social & political issues. Sally had a vision of an exquisite chest, which would serve as a protective holding place for The Earth Charter and the Temenos books. From that vision came the Ark of Hope. A regular speaker at women’s conferences, she is self-described as “having a deep commitment to the earth.” I’d say she does—let’s go on.
The Ark of Hope was reverentially constructed in September of 2001 by Kevin Jenness. It was crafted from a single plank of sycamore maple that was cut (or sacrificed) from a sustainable forest in Germany! The interior was lined with special fabric by Beth Haggart; the four sides and the top have images of flora and fauna hand painted by Mrs. Linder herself. Sounds pretty awesome…but wait, there’s more.
The top panel—like a quadrilateral COEXIST bumper sticker—is surrounded with symbols of faith from all world religions, along with symbols of children and animals of the world. This is flower power on steroids. And guess how they transport this hallowed hopper.
It has four brass rings attached to the four corners of the Ark. Two 96 inch long poles are inserted through these rings in a manner reminiscent of Exodus 25:10-21. I hope by now you are aware that this thing is a direct mockery of the Ark of the Covenant detailed in the Bible. Oh… and the poles are pretty special. The 96 inch carrying poles are unicorn horns which render evil ineffective. I’m not sure where they got those. I checked at the local Home Depot, and they admitted that they didn’t have any.
As you may recall (I hope you do), the real Ark was carried on the shoulders of Levites, men consecrated by God for the task of moving it around.
Instead of Levites carrying this fake “Ark” it was carried 350 miles by women—from Burlington to New York City in September 2001. Take that, you chauvinistic Levites! Journeying through four states, the last leg of the journey down the Hudson River was aboard Pete Seeger's legendary sloop, The Clearwater. Their destination was the United Nations headquarters, where the Ark was exhibited in January–February of 2002. So what’s in this thing? I hope, you’re as curious as I am about the contents of this box. Let’s take a look, with our eyes open.
No ark would be complete without the Ten Commandments, right? Or maybe a counterfeit of them…. Reverently placed in this Ark is the holiest document of the environmentalist movement—The Earth Charter. What’s that? It’s a 2400-word document which was carefully drafted by well-known geopolitical globalist individuals such as Mikhail Gorbechev, Steven Rockefeller, and Maurice Strong over a period of six years. Officially launched on June 29, 2000, at a ceremony in Hague, Netherlands, The Earth Charter has become the geopolitical Magna Carta of environmentalism and social justice. I have a copy of it in my office. Conspicuously absent from this document is any reference to God, creation, or Jesus. The plan is to disseminate the Earth Charter globally in schools and religious communities. Since 2000, the Charter has been formally endorsed by thousands of individuals and organizations, including UNESCO, IUCN (World Conservation Union), U.S. Conference of Mayors, Sierra Club, and several Catholic organizations, including a large number of Catholic religious communities. No surprise about the Catholics. After all, Social Justice was invented by Jesuit Luigi Taparelli in the 1840’s, and, the last two popes have swan-dived onto the Green bandwagon–one suggesting that Europe take a day off to let the Earth heal, and the other (Francis) identifying himself as protector of Jesus, Mary and creation.
Veggie-Tidbit: It is noteworthy that an independent Adventist organization, The Adventist Peace Fellowship (a 501c3 in Maryland) sprang up in early 2001, and shares many of the same goals & initiatives as the Earth Charter. To cite only a few, the Adventist Peace Fellowship is championing environmentalism (calling it creation care), gender equality, social justice, wealth redistribution, community (code for collectivism) and human (LGBT) rights. They have re-written the founding motivation of the Advent Movement into a group of young social activist radicals whose main purpose was radical social reforms. This is revisionism in bell bottoms. Or “poppycock,” as Grandma used to say. The Adventist pioneers were not social reform activists, they were wholly absorbed with the proclamation of the Everlasting Gospel, and the message of the soon Coming Christ. I mention this politically-correct left-leaning “Adventist” organization only to demonstrate how far the current liberal thinking has penetrated into our midst. Be wise. Just sayin.
Let me insert a quick word about the authors of the Earth Charter document before we move on. Why would Mikhael Gorbechev be involved in this stuff? Simple. Since the collapse of communism and other oppressive ideologies, Gorbachev and likeminded global statists have switched to planetary environmentalism as the means to advance their personal and political agendas. This "new global ethic" is designed to supplant the Gospel of Christ and replace the Ten Commandments. In Maurice Strong's own words, “The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will in fact become like the Ten Commandments." Steven Rockefeller said, “No nation state can exist any longer as a separate island capable of providing in isolation opportunity and security for its people. Local and global security can only be founded on the principles of global partnership and the sharing of sovereignty, leading to the creation of new systems of global governance" (Ecology, Religion, and Global Governance, Steven C. Rockefeller).
New systems of global governance…. Isn’t that exactly what Revelation 13 tells us is coming? Yeah, it does.
But back to the Ark of Hope…. they really did their homework. The thing is almost the exact same size as the Ark of the Covenant— maybe a couple inches wider. Before it was placed in the ark, The Earth Charter document was inscribed on special papyrus paper, made with instructions from the University of Cairo. Papyrus was specially chosen for its alleged ability to purify water of pollutants. That’s important, as we greenwash the huddled masses into a wonder world — one free from all references to God. Or if we mention Him, it will be only as a convenient greenmeneutic (my new word—I hope it catches on) of a few select verses in Revelation and Psalms. Case in point—the new Hollywood Noah absurdity. But I digress.
Also in this Ark are a couple thousand Temenos Books. Each book, crafted from wood or cloth, wire or paper, holds pages of sacred images and text reflecting each contributor’s response to the Earth Charter. The word Temenos represents a sacred magical, protected space and is based on the new age ideas of psychiatrist Carl Jung. The makers of this ark believe that the “artistic process can inspire people to a deeper commitment to Earth and to the Earth Charter principles.” Translation: They want you to make a New Covenant – a green one this time.
Ok. Time to stop rolling your eyes and laughing, “What will they think of next?” These radicals are deadly serious, man, and have strong connections in increasingly high places. This thinking is also coming into the church, in some circles. Be very wise.
In Summary: Taken from the Ark of Hope website is this paragraph. “The Ark of Hope, carrying the vision of the Earth Charter belongs to Earth and humankind. Its life grows when it is shared. It is hoped that nations around the world will bring the Ark to their people, continuing to introduce the Earth Charter to audiences globally, spreading hope and the recognition of the interdependence of justice, and economic and ecological integrity that together build a culture of peace.”
Let me interpret that real quickly here: “This counterfeit ark and its earth-glorifying document has a magical power. We want each of you to make a covenant with it and once infected by its green magic you will become a rabid environmental social justice zealot forever addicted to the fantasy of utopia on earth.”
Or to put it more simply, “This great ark will arouse you to the eco-magnetic metaphysical environmental meta-narrative, and cause you to adopt it's neo-pagan and pantheistic Darwinian worldview, in hopes of becoming one with your divine subconscious and connecting your inner energy with the ethereal symphonies of the collective cosmos." That’s heavy.
It’s biblical too.
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised” (Romans 1:22, 25).