11 A New World – New Sky and New Land (Red letters do not record) Introduction The world was

dismayed by the First World War. The world does not want to repeat the atrocities of World War II. The world will never be the same after the tragedy of September 11th. The world will not forget what was done Southeast Asia. It is not just about the great calamities, it is about the suffering and the problems of human beings. People with spiritual injuries, driven to despair by diverse circumstances. (Murders, violence, death, isolation, illness, pain, loss...) Who solves these problems? Our world. We can say that it has matured. After ideological changes in humanity, trial and error, today in the 21st century, the world has opened the door to a new future gained by the experiences after the world wars, the fall of Russian communism and the tendency toward globalization. We could say that we aim for a New World Order. Orientation toward a united world economy, and why not, one currency, one language, one culture to facilitate transactions and perhaps, one religion? Which is the future? What challenges await humanity? What has man sown? What are we going to reap? The present economy Today we know these consequences for the world. Few know the injustices of capitalism, the source of inhumane working conditions and the exploitation of women and children with work shifts of 14 to16 hours. Over time, different governments stepped in to regulate capitalism in the history of industrial development in the 18th and 19th centuries. Capitalism created few rich and the most poor in all of history. It is accused of creating the conditions of the Second World War, and why not some of the large wars of the 19th and 20th centuries? Selfishness and one’s own benefit are the roots of this system. The Great Depression of 1929 and the benefits offered to managers in the decade of the 90's reveal the greed of the lovers of wealth that degenerated into corruption and various scandals that have created instability and distrust in world governments. The cases of Enron, WorldCom and Tyco, among others; Scandals and instability in a world where poverty is “more globalized” than the market. “Capitalism, like no other system, had never produced so much wealth, and had never been so poorly distributed” (*1). In the beginning of the 21st century, poverty is one of the greatest problems of the world, and it appears that the rich worry about the poor simply “because they turn out to be too expensive”. Not all is bad of course; capitalism is responsible for development everywhere, scientific advances, the cities, and present world conditions. At the beginning of our century, the driving force of economy was the dollar, and in a globalized economy, other factors are involved, such as the price of petroleum. These together with the behavior of the world’s economy, the European Union and Japan, will determine the economic conditions for developing countries. Any war, social instability, or natural disaster will jeopardize in different ways the recovery of the economy, sustainable development, and the decrease of poverty. “The axiom that first one must generate wealth, so that later, automatically, it will arrive at the lowest sectors, has shown its results. The investigation, carried out first in 1960, was repeated in 1990. In these 30 years, 20% of the richest countries increased their participation in world wealth from 70.2% to 82.7%; while 20% of the poorest decreased, dropping from 2.3% to 1.4%. If in 1960 the wealth of countries from the first group was 30 times higher than the poorest, in 1990 it was 60 times higher.” (*2). Today in the United States, the difference between the rich and the poor is increasingly more conspicuous. The cost of a missile would give food to 80,000 children for three years in Africa. World organizations say that with only 6 Euros a month, a girl and her family could have drinking water for the remainder of their lives. In other words, the price of one airplane would

floods by rain. shortage of land. and the water towers in the aquifers have become a serious problem in regions like India. has brought its share of destruction. significantly more than the 29 countries with a population of 436 million people. the illnesses and epidemics such as SARS or atypical pneumonia. Disasters increasingly more frequent. But what about the fishing reserves. • The World Bank indicates that by the year 2025. stronger hurricanes. the collapse of economies because of national catastrophes that could even leave countries in ruin.. the increase of the extinction of species. the problem of garbage. which the industrial development of capitalism has left us. one out of every five people in the world does not have access to drinking water. We need a passport to another world! .4 billion lack adequate conditions of health. AIDS and cancer. "Economic globalization. fires. and social dislocation. all this with severe consequences that mankind is beginning to see. along with the out-of-control deforestation of the world. aviary fever. the former Soviet Union. • Seven of the largest rivers in the world no longer have access to the sea. capitalists abandoned it. leaving the people unemployed and the land useless. China. • In 30 years. the melting of the polar ice caps. The effect of global warming is nature's bill for our venerated system of commerce. West Asia. migration. earthquakes. half of the world population will live in countries where there will be serious problems because of lack of water. unless measures are taken. thanks to global warming. hunger. • And the world keeps getting worse.provide thousands of families with drinking water. the rise of sea level because of the melting of the poles. and the reduction of biodiversity are what we have inherited from industrialization and capitalism. Crisis According to the United Nations. the World Bank estimates that by the year 2035. the contamination of rivers.4 billion and will experience serious problems because of the shortage of water. which was estimated in 1995. and the list would be longer if we added the people killed by urban and family violence. The use of fertilizers for so many years on eroded land has hidden the consequences for our immediate future. The reduction of forests. the Middle East. the consequences of the climate that man has damaged would continue for 50 more years. while more than 500 lakes in China have disappeared due to the strong demand for irrigation. We all know that global warming means more intense droughts. instead of offering benefits for all." (*3) The consequences Countries that are industrialized are mainly the ones who have contributed to global warming. mad cow and the new plagues and epidemics that men and animals will share. from the hand of capitalism. Even the general secretary of the UN. and epidemics. What would the cost of one single aircraft carrier accomplish if it were invested for the benefit of the most needy nations? Industrialization. with the economy of the majority of the countries in shambles. Nowadays it can be affirmed that the experiment of globalization is a failure. in the middle of unprecedented social agitation. and the western part of the United States.. The volume of half of the rivers everywhere has diminished or has been contaminated. disappearance of snow-covered and glacial areas. has expressed his concern in each opening of the meetings of the Earth Summit. half of the world population will suffer from lack of water according to the World Bank. 48 countries will have in their entirety a population of 1. It is well known that the sowing of a single vegetable product exhausts the nutrients of land and renders it useless. Kofi Annan himself. Even if we stopped using fossil fuels today. After exploiting the land. while around 2. In turn. and an increase in poverty. has brought the planet to the edge of environmental catastrophe. The situation that God warned us about in Matthew chapter 24 will be hastened by floods. Ecologists say we are about to find out the consequences of planting a single agricultural variety for centuries on earth. and he emphasizes the failure of the nations to keep their commitment to reduce the environmental impact.

What city is like unto this great city!… Alas. and the environmental collapse of our planet? Wealth and social injustice . 7He that overcometh shall inherit all things. and idolaters. 4 Behold. I am Alpha and Omega. and sailors. and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth. Environmental collapse: Romans 8: 21 “Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Revelation 21:1-8 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away. shall bewail her. the fall. And he said unto me. 11And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her. wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate… 21And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone. when they shall see the smoke of her burning. God knew that these iniquities would be the source of great evil. The only solution God’s solution. Write: for these words are true and faithful. ye have nourished your hearts. and he will dwell with them. and as many as trade by sea. stood afar off. and your garments are motheaten. and of all that were slain upon the earth”. the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields. and unbelieving. and be their God. for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. and murderers. 2Your riches are corrupted. that great city. and all liars. as in a day of slaughter. weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. which is of you kept back by fraud. that there would be injustice. Behold.James 5: 1-6. Alas. who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her. alas. 6Ye have condemned and killed the just. that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. for no man buyeth their merchandise any more… And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee. Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down. 4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. new Jerusalem. and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee. and thou shalt find them no more at all… And every shipmaster. Behold. the end of capitalism and the environmental collapse are announced in the book of Revelation chapter 18:9 –24 ” And the kings of the earth. It was not in God’s plan that His creation would be destroyed. 3Your gold and silver is cankered. shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” . the tabernacle of God is with men. and there was no more sea. prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. saying. 6And he said unto me. and lament for her. 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying. but ourselves also” Wealth and poverty: The ruin. ye rich men. 5And he that sat upon the throne said. saying. exploitation or accumulated wealth in the hands of a few because of oppression of many. and they shall be his people. neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. and the rust of them shall be a witness against you. What will God do to solve planet Earth’s problems? What will He do about the wealth in the hands of few? About the injustices committed. that great city Babylon. 24And in her was found the blood of prophets. saying. the violence. and cast it into the sea. and he doth not resist you”.”Go to now. and I will be his God. 18And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning. and been wanton. and the abominable. and God himself shall be with them. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. it is done. and sorcerers. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. nor crying. the beginning and the end. 8But the fearful. alas. I make all things new. 5Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth. and of saints. coming down from God out of heaven.Judgment of the economic model Man has shown himself incapable of managing a world under sin. 2And I John saw the holy city. and all the company in ships. and whoremongers. 10Standing afar off for the fear of her torment. neither sorrow. crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. 22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. and he shall be my son. and shall be found no more at all… 23And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee. 23And not only they. and there shall be no more death.

and continue His example by keeping His Father’s commandments. God has offered us love.The New Jerusalem.nsf/. God knew that man would finally destroy himself. February 19th. convert your vain way of living to Jesus’ way. INTERMON OSFAM. and He warned us in the book of Revelation as written by the apostle John in the year 90.twnside. It has its requirements: Repent of all your sins. 2002. Bible references: Research adapted from: World Economy Forum (WEF) is held each year in Davos.org.Sienna statement passage prepared by (FIG) Forum of International Globalization board of directors and signed by more than 40 organizations from 20 countries.pcn.org.Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations: http://www. http://lnweb18. 2006 .fao. the judgment of God on humanity.sg/title/siena-cn. David Obando Cano CD-Rom Project The Greatest Biblical Lessons IASD Interamerican Division. the city of God. GE00.worldbank. http://www. with delegates from 162 countries.org/External/lac/lac. Manuscript taken from important event which took place in Sao Paulo.utopia. There is still time to get your passport to the Promised Land.html *2 – XXV Board of IFAD (a UN agency) Governor’s meeting for rural development. and was consigned from that time. they could have water the rest of their lives”. accept Him as your one and only Savior.net/pobreza. *1 . Brazil on the 12th of October. ”With six Euros monthly. 2003.www.htm Bible passages: King James Version. reserved for our days. a solution.“The Cry from The Excluded”. *3 . Globalization Analysis: Created in July of 2000. Rome. World’s Bank update. Switzerland. FAO. and salvation.