More than this, the parallels between the Prophecies and the Problems of this World continue, because there also seems to be a certain correspondence with the final outcome that the Prophecies of World Religion describe collectively and a future scenario for the Planet where all the present major problems that we’re facing today, have been effectively fixed. That is, if the Prophecies can be interpreted to be talking about the World we live in today together with its most major and global problems, then the conclusion that the Prophecies predict can also be interpreted to describe a World in which all of these problems have been solved.
We now come to our final and most tangible problem category, represented by our final domino, i.e. the Worlds Problems relating to the Environment and Ecosystems. To some people this is the most urgent and pressing of all the Worlds problems. The physical manifestations of the problems in this category are probably the most graphic and grand scale. There is in the World today an increasing awareness of the what’s happening to the Environment and natural habitats. For instance issues such as Global warming, the extinction of rare animals and the destruction of the tropical rain forests, are some of the issues that have become popular causes. There is a natural and spontaneous reaction in people to want to do something about these sorts of problems. But without tackling the root causes of Environmental and Ecological problems then we’ll only ever by mitigating the Symptoms rather than curing the disease itself.
A serious problem looming over the horizon is that of fuel shortages due to the peaking in production and subsequent decline in output of three of the Worlds most important energy sources, that is Oil, Gas and Uranium Ore. The Worlds output of all these commodities is described by what’s known as the Hubbert Curve, which describes how the output of each of these energy resources will peak at a certain point in time but thereafter production of the commodity go into terminal decline. At the same time the World demand for the same commodity will either grow or remain constant thereby producing a supply shortfall, pushing up prices and producing a state of scarcity for that resource. This can lead to Political instability, Economic problems and even War when countries use force of arms to try to secure their energy supplies. The dates for these eventualities are around 2010 for Peak Oil, though some commentators think we have already got there. The estimates for the time of Peak Gas range from around 2020 to 2030 and that for Peak Uranium at around 2025 to 2035.
If poverty is seen as the world's most serious problem, it is not the most top-of-mind. When respondents were asked to name spontaneously "the most important issue facing the world today", economic problems were most commonly cited, with one in four mentioning them (26%). Terrorism and war followed with 10%.
GlobeScan Research Director, Sam Mountford, said: "Even if the global recession has kept economic problems top of people's minds this year, extreme poverty is clearly viewed as the world's most serious global problem. But with many other global problems seen as very serious, this represents a daunting agenda for institutions like the UN and G20 to address.
So generally speaking international free trade is a good thing. There are however problems which accompany this increased global flow of goods, services, ideas and people. Even though international trade benefits the vast majority of people in this world overall, there will at the same time be winners and losers. In a globally competitive market place some firms, those that have the most attractive products and services, will see an increase in business. While those with products and services that are less appealing to the consumer will see decreases in demand for their output and will be forced to improve, diversify or else go bust. Also the same is true for entire nations. Countries which have established entire industries in for example coal mining, car manufacture or certain types of agricultural produce, may find these sectors of their economies under threat in a world market. Other nations may enjoy competitive advantages in these industries which allow them to produce more efficiently, more cheaply or to a higher standard, thus enabling them to win out in the market place. This competitive pressure is often cited as one of the benefits as firms and corporations focus their efforts on making their products and services better. The winner of this process is the consumer on a local, national and international level. However there are limits to how far individual firms and certain industries of specific nations are able to compete and so inevitably firms will go bankrupt and countries may have entire industrial sectors decimated. This results in painful transitions and people losing their jobs. Sometimes the effects can be severe causing mass unemployment and serious social upheaval.
However, the majority of people do not appraise water’s worth since they do not face water scarcity; whereas, in third world countries it is one of the most serious problems.
We'll now talk about another major issue in relation to the Coming One World Order. It concerns the distinct possibility that all of humanity is being brought together into an all encompassing and planet wide tyranny. This is a serious problem if the entire human race is brought under the control of a tiny self serving minority at the expense of individual freedoms and the greater good of the majority. The modern economic system is one where the rich tend to become even richer and further consolidate and extend their economic power through the exercising of political power. In a world where political power is increasingly self serving, gained through financial power and used for financial gain, then certainly it is true that economic power also buys political power. It would appear that we are perhaps heading towards a corrupt One world tyranny, headed by a dynastic elite, who may one day have total control over the Political, Judicial, Economic, Law enforcement and Military institutions of the entire World; perhaps even key Religious ones as well.
We have just presented a survey of some of the major problems of this world today. We discussed problems that fit into four broad categories, firstly the problems relating to the environment and world ecosystem, secondly the problems concerning Social, Economic and Political matters including the coming One World Order. Thirdly we talked about some of the major Ideological Problems including the spiritual problems of the current age. In our fourth and final category we listed some of the outstanding and most major Scientific, Theological and Philosophical questions that are still waiting for an answer. We explained how what happens in this more abstract realm of pure ideas affects the formulation of Ideologies which in turn can impact on the Social, Economic, Political, Environmental and Ecological Problems of the World.
What we are saying is that the final answer to the nature of God should also provide the answers to everything else, for God is that which underpins all else. And likewise it is easy to see that if we misunderstand the nature of God or omit it in our considerations then of course all our attempts at trying to answer the most ultimate questions in Science, Philosophy and of course Theology are doomed to failure. Just as it is the case that if we misunderstand the true nature of life, what it is to be human and the Cosmic purpose, perhaps even denying there is one, then of course our Social, Economic and Political doctrines will be imperfect and problematic. Or put in another way, that the problems we face in the Social, Economic, Political, Ecological and Environmental realms derive from our misunderstanding of what is the true nature of things and being blind to spiritual realities; that is from not knowing the way things truly are and also not knowing who we really are. Seen in this way then, the Solutions to the Problems of this World are the natural and inevitable consequence and the inevitable ramifications of the full expression of the idea that Everyone is God and the Truth about the Nature of God.