Sustainable Development. What does that mean?!
I had dinner with Beverly the Alderman (old-fashioned word meaning head of city council) of Franklin, TN. She was explaining to me that although “Franklin Tomorrow” sounds like an Agenda 21 front group, (they have all the buzzwords: parks, open space, bike paths, “sustainability” posters) – they are simply a group of concerned citizens who want to keep their town clean and pretty and “sustainable” in the future. They have solar-powered-trash-compactor-garbage-cans on Main Street. Does that mean they’re communist or just economically frugal with their local tax-payer money?
I asked Beverly why they are using Agenda 21 buzzwords if they are not supporting Agenda 21. Beverly said she has read the entire Agenda 21 (United Nation’s plan for global socialism that ultimately takes private property away from US citizens and forces them into community housing and public transportation) and does not support it in any way. She even had her town of Franklin “un-join” ICLEI when she realized that the past Alderman had joined it. She explained to the city council that ICLEI was bad not good.
ICLEI is “right now, in your town and neighborhood – policies are being implemented that will ultimately eliminate your freedoms and destroy your way of life. You need to know what’s going on to stop this process. Many town officials are selling us out to global regional development with help from the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI): Local Governments for Sustainability. ICLEI is used as one of the mechanisms to undo the political recognition of unalienable rights.”
A great explanation of ICLEI is here.
According to Wikipedia, “Sustainable development refers to a mode of human development in which resource use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come.”
Sounds nice. It’s the “Green Movement.” It’s a false religion.
This definition assumes that there is some problem anticipated in the future in feeding or sheltering the people or something. It hints at population control. It reeks of Earth Worship which has been hijacked by the Progressives/Socialists for political use in spreading their anti-freedom, feudalistic, political system.
The term ‘sustainable development’ was invented by the United Nations’ “Brundtland Commission” and their definition has become the most often-quoted: “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
The United Nations created The Brundtland Commission “to unite countries to pursue sustainable development together. The Chairman of the Commission was a Norwegian named Gro Harlem Brundtland. Gro! At the time, the UN General Assembly decided (with no scientific proof) that there was a heavy deterioration of the human environment and natural resources…and the rich nations, (America), would have to take care of the poor by “spreading the wealth.” Marxism. World Wide Communism. Atheism.
Christians prepare for the future but don’t worry about it. I believe if more millions are born, God will provide more food and shelter, if the people follow Him.
The Bible says that God will provide all of our needs. Matthew 6:31 says, “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?'”
“Therefore take no thought Have no anxiety over the question of food and raiment. Do your duty, with a full trust in God that he will see that you do not lack for these things.” (People’s New Testament)
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary explains it this way,
“There is scarcely any sin against which our Lord Jesus more warns his disciples, than disquieting, distracting, distrustful cares about the things of this life. This often insnares the poor as much as the love of wealth does the rich. But there is a carefulness about temporal things which is a duty, though we must not carry these lawful cares too far. Take no thought for your life. Not about the length of it; but refer it to God to lengthen or shorten it as he pleases; our times are in his hand, and they are in a good hand. Not about the comforts of this life; but leave it to God to make it bitter or sweet as he pleases. Food and raiment God has promised, therefore we may expect them. Take no thought for the morrow, for the time to come. Be not anxious for the future, how you shall live next year, or when you are old, or what you shall leave behind you. As we must not boast of tomorrow, so we must not care for to-morrow, or the events of it. God has given us life, and has given us the body. And what can he not do for us, who did that? If we take care about our souls and for eternity, which are more than the body and its life, we may leave it to God to provide for us food and raiment, which are less. Improve this as an encouragement to trust in God. We must reconcile ourselves to our worldly estate, as we do to our stature. We cannot alter the disposals of Providence, therefore we must submit and resign ourselves to them. Thoughtfulness for our souls is the best cure of thoughtfulness for the world. Seek first the kingdom of God, and make religion your business: say not that this is the way to starve; no, it is the way to be well provided for, even in this world. The conclusion of the whole matter is, that it is the will and command of the Lord Jesus, that by daily prayers we may get strength to bear us up under our daily troubles, and to arm us against the temptations that attend them, and then let none of these things move us. Happy are those who take the Lord for their God, and make full proof of it by trusting themselves wholly to his wise disposal. Let thy Spirit convince us of sin in the want of this disposition, and take away the worldliness of our hearts.”