Hal Lindsey: Belief in Global Warming a Sign of the End Times

Hal Lindsey is on top form at WorldNetDaily:

It was hot air all along

When Al Gore first published his tome, “Earth in the Balance” in 1990, few people, if any, believed in global warming. It was a trendy cause; after all, who wouldn’t want to help save the planet – especially if America is the problem.

…Unfortunately, now that Al Gore has convinced the U.N., the Democrats, Barack Obama (and even John McCain, if it would have helped) that catastrophic global warming presents a very real threat, actual, real climate scientists with slide-rules and computer models are starting to inundate us with facts.

About 650 of them from around the world have joined Stanley Goldenberg, an atmospheric scientist at NOAA, who wrote in a report to the IPCC: “It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of scientists who don’t buy into anthropogenic global warming.”

It’s still the end of the world, though – the Bible predicts that in the Last Days people will believe in untrue things like global warming:

Jesus said that in the last days, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.” 

That is pretty much the exact description of the Doctrine of the Global Warming True Believers.

Gore’s failure can be contrasted with Lindsey’s far more successful efforts at predicting the future. A blog called Paleo-Future reminds us of Lindsey’s opus The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon, which contains gems such as:

The alignment of the planets will cause weather pattern shifts. (p. 28)

UFOs are real and, “demons will stage a human spacecraft landing on earth.” (p. 33)

Communism in the U.S.S.R. will overtake American dominace on the world stage. (p. 81)

The U.S. itself will be “taken over by communists.” (p.132)

The U.S. could be “destroyed by a surprise Soviet nuclear attack.” (p.132)

The U.S. could “become a dependent of the 10-nation European confederacy.” (p. 132)

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5 Responses

  1. Hi Richard,

    Great piece. You might find this resource of interest. Its an in-depth critique of Hal Lindsey’s writings:
    http://www.cc-vw.org/articles/hallindsey.htm

  2. Richard,

    Very interesting. You might find this resource interesting too – a critique of Stephen Sizer’s writings:
    Seismic Shock

  3. Do you believe that the movies of today on UFO are setting us up for the demons to accept them in fear or in friendship. If so have does that line up w’ then Second Coming of Jesus? Is is this a sign the He is soon going to call believer up in the Rapture n’ the Tribulation hour wil begin?
    Sincerely. Faith

  4. Do you believe that the movies of today on UFO are setting us up for the demons to accept them in fear or in friendship.

    Nope

    If so have does that line up w’ then Second Coming of Jesus?

    Nope.

    Is is this a sign the He is soon going to call believer up in the Rapture n’ the Tribulation hour wil begin?

    Nope.

  5. Hal Lindsey’s Pretrib Rapture “Proof”

    Is Hal Lindsey’s proof for a pretrib rapture “100 proof” – that is, 100 percent Biblical?
    In “The Late Great Planet Earth” (p. 143) Lindsey gives his “chief reason” for pretrib: “If the Rapture took place at the same time as the second coming, there would be no mortals left who would be believers” – that is, no believers still alive who could enter the millennium and repopulate the earth.
    We don’t know if Lindsey’s amnesia is voluntary or involuntary, or if he needs amnesia rehab, but earlier (p. 54), while focusing on chapters 12 through 14 of Zechariah, Lindsey sees “a remnant of Jews in Jerusalem” who are mortals who will become believing mortals at the second coming and then become repopulating mortals!
    During the same discussion of Zech. 12-14 Lindsey overlooks some of the final verses in Zech. 14. They reveal that some of the tribulation survivors “of all the nations which came against Jerusalem” will refuse to go there “to worship the King, the Lord of hosts.” Here’s what will happen to those “heathen” rebels: “upon them shall be no rain.”
    So the facts about the repopulating mortals, in unbelieving as well as believing ranks, cancel out Lindsey’s “chief reason” for opposing a joint rapture/second coming – the ONLY rapture view to be found in official theology books and organized churches prior to 1830!
    (See historian Dave MacPherson’s “The Rapture Plot,” the most accurate and most highly endorsed book on pretrib rapture history – available at online stores like Armageddon Books etc. Also Google “Scholars Weigh My Research” and “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty.”)
    Although Hal Lindsey claims that his “Late Great” didn’t set a date for Christ’s return, many of his followers – including copycats Bill Maupin (“1981”) and Edgar Whisenant (“1988”) – did view Lindsey as a date-setter, and his later book “The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon” (the sort of title that date-setters and their ga-ga groupies love) became another fizzle – unless we’re still living in the 1980s!
    In Old Testament days false prophets were stoned to death. Now they’re just stoned!

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