"The ten horns you saw are ten
kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but will
receive one hour of authority as kings, along with the
beast. These kings have one purpose: to yield their
power and authority to the beast." Revelation
In 1973, a computer program was
developed at MIT to model global sustainability.
Instead, it predicted that by 2040 our civilization
would end. While many in history have made apocalyptic
predictions that have so far failed to materialize, what
the computer envisioned in the 1970s has by and large
been coming true. Could the machine be right?
Why the program was created
The prediction, which recently
re-appeared in Australian media, was made by a program
dubbed World One. It was originally created by the
computer pioneer Jay Forrester, who was commissioned by
the Club of Rome to model how well the world could
sustain its growth. The Club of Rome is an organization
comprised of thinkers, former world heads of states,
scientists, and UN bureaucrats with the mission to
“promote understanding of the global challenges facing
humanity and to propose solutions through scientific
analysis, communication, and advocacy.”
What World One showed was that by 2040 there would be a
global collapse if the expansion of the population and
industry was to continue at the current levels.
As reported by the Australian broadcaster ABC, the
model’s calculations took into account trends in
pollution levels, population growth, the amount of
natural resources and the overall quality of life on
Earth. The model’s predictions for the worsening quality
of life and the dwindling natural resources have so far
been unnervingly on target.
In fact, 2020 is the first milestone envisioned by World
One. That’s when the quality of life is supposed to drop
dramatically. The broadcaster presented this scenario
that will lead to the demise of large numbers of people:
"At around 2020, the condition of the planet becomes
highly critical. If we do nothing about it, the quality
of life goes down to zero. Pollution becomes so
seriously it will start to kill people, which in turn
will cause the population to diminish, lower than it was
in the 1900. At this stage, around 2040 to 2050,
civilised life as we know it on this planet will cease
Alexander King, the then-leader of the Club of Rome,
evaluated the program’s results to also mean that
nation-states will lose their sovereignty, forecasting a
New World Order with corporations managing everything.
“Sovereignty of nations is no longer absolute,”
King told ABC. “There is a gradual diminishing of
sovereignty, little bit by little bit. Even in the big
nations, this will happen."
How did the program work?
World One, the computer program,
looked at the world as one system. The report called it
“an electronic guided tour of our behavior since 1900
and where that behavior will lead us.”
The program produced graphs that
showed what would happen to the planet decades into the
future. It plotted statistics and forecasts for such
variables as population, quality of life, the supply of
natural resources, pollution, and more. Following the
trend lines, one could see where the crises might take
Can we stave off disaster?
As one measure to prevent
catastrophe, the Club of Rome predicted some nations
like the U.S. would have to cut back on their appetites
for gobbling up the world’s resources. It hoped that in
the future world, prestige would stem from “low
consumption”—one fact that has so far not materialized.
Currently, nine in ten people around the world breathe
air that has high levels of pollution, according to data
from the World Health Organization (WHO). The agency
estimates that 7 million deaths each year can be
attributed to pollution.
Who are the Club of Rome?
The Club of Rome was founded in 1968
by Alexander King and Aurelio Peccei at the Accademia
dei Lincei in Rome, Italy. David Rockefeller is also
among the founders. Members include current and former
heads of state, UN bureaucrats, high-level politicians,
economists, and business leaders. Back in 1972, the
group published a report entitled “The Limits to
Growth,” promoting the reduction of the Earth’s
population for the sake of saving the planet and the
The group was also known for a plan
to divided the world into 10 bioregions as a means by
which the autonomy of individual sovereign nations would
be sacrificed for being part of a collective bioregion.
The European Union was the primary test model for this
global strategy and since then other bioregions have
been formed although the European Union is the only
which which to this date has sought not just economic
union but also political union.
For some bible prophecy commentators
the idea of the world being divided into 10 bioregions
seemed to be a possible fulfilment of the prophesied
final world empire which both Daniel and John said would
be composed of 10 heads/10 horns.
The NAFTA agreement between America,
Mexico and Canada was also seen to be the forerunner of
a North American Union but some believe these plans have
been thwarted by Donald Trump who stated that the
dissolution of NAFTA was one of his primary objectives.
The 50th Anniversary Conference of
the Club of Rome will be held on October 17-18, 2018 and
will bring together cutting-edge speakers, both from
outside and from within the Club of Rome.
– is this a good rendition? I read where
an early rendition of Deuteronomy
33.2-3, when Asherah’s influence had not
yet been fully subordinated reads: ‘YHWH
came from Sinai and shone forth…. at his
right hand his own Asherah’.”
evangelical leaders were invited to
dinner at the White House last week for
what was a prayer-filled event that's
been compared to a church camp meeting
and a campaign rally.
Dubbed a "state dinner" for evangelical
leaders, the event was held specifically
in the "honor of evangelical