In the last month of 1992, Thomas Banyacya, an elder from the Hopi people, traveled from his home in Kykotsmovi, Arizona, to address the United Nations general assembly. Banyacya brought with him a message of warning from the ancient Hopi prophecies. He stood at the podium and told the body of representatives what they must do to avoid the “great day of Purification”, which Banyacya and the other Hopi elders believed was soon coming upon the earth.
“If we humans do not wake up to the warnings, the great purification will come to destroy this world just as the previous worlds were destroyed.”
[Full text of Banyacya’s 1992 UN speech is archived at the Alpha Institute, click here.]
Prior to Banyacya’s speech, Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, gave three shouts to indicate that the representatives were about to hear a message of great spiritual importance. Many UN delegates were not in attendance for Banyacya’s speech. However, to insure the message was not missed, Banyacya also delivered a private letter containing significantly more details about the Hopi prophecies to John L. Washburn, who was then the director of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations serving under Javier Pérez de Cuéllar and Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
[Note: John Washburn later served as a director in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and is currently the Director and Convener for the American Non-governmental Organizations Coalition on the International Criminal Court (AMICC), Co-Chair of the Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court (WICC), and director of the activities of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA). Washburn also helped develop the idea of “collective intelligence”.]
Six months prior to Banyacya’s warning, UN delegates from around the world met in Rio de Janeiro for the first “Earth Summit” to discuss strategy and set goals directly related to Banyacya’s message. It was at that first Earth Summit where “Agenda 21” and the concept of global “sustainable development” was unveiled to the entire world.
Leaders at the highest levels of the UN had spent decades formulating an anthropocentric response to warnings about “Armageddon”, the end of the world, or coming judgement, as expressed by Banyacya and foretold in many religious traditions, among them, Islam, Judaism, and of course, Christianity. Their plan, which they believe is the only course that will save mankind from certain annihilation, became codified in the Millennium Development Goals as outlined in Agenda 21, and which has now been further refined in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals formally adopted by 193 nations, including the United States.
In support of the emerging UN agenda, Banyacya warned:
“It should be the mission of your nations and this assembly to use your power and rules to examine and work to cure the damage people have done to this Earth and to each other.”
There are two paths. The first with technology but separate from natural and spiritual law leads to…. chaos. The lower path is one that remains in harmony with natural law… If we return to spiritual harmony and live from our hearts, we can experience a paradise in this world. If we continue only on this upper path, we will come to destruction. It’s up to all of us, as children of Mother Earth, to clean up this mess before it’s too late.”
But forging a new “collective” functioning world order out of the tumultuous sea of nations takes time. On September 25, 2015, the United States joined with 192 other nations and officially committed to full implementation of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The start date for this “new world order” officially begins January 1, 2016, however the “Agenda” has been in the works for decades, if not centuries.
Most of these “world leaders” believe, and have convinced significant segments of their own nations, that if humanity could be united under a set of “common goals” we could save the planet from the effects of poverty, climate change, and/or global war, essentially avoiding the great “Day of Purification”.
“The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms – an agenda for the planet, our common home…These Goals are a blueprint for a better future. Now we must use the goals to transform the world. We will do that through partnership and through commitment. We must leave no-one behind.” – UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon- 9/25/2015
Unfortunately, UN Secretary General Moon, along with all the other so-called “world leaders”, have misplaced their collective hope. Environmental degradation, poverty and war are NOT the result of income inequality. All such difficulties and woes in this life are a consequence of the human condition, which is described in the Bible as spiritually fallen, separated from God, utterly depraved, and sinful. [Genesis 3:23-24; Romans 3:20,23; 5:12; 7:17-24, etc.]
Thomas Banyacya’s message of global repentance is a Satanic counterfeit of the message of warning that the prophet Jonah delivered to Nineveh. The Bible tells us that Jonah was sent to the ancient city of Nineveh to deliver a message from God that if they did not give up their violence and discontinue their oppression of surrounding nations and turn from their wicked ways, God would destroy the city and all who dwelt therein. [Jonah 1:2; 3:2, etc.]
The scriptures also tell us that the entire city of Nineveh, from the lowest to the very highest political ruler, humbled themselves, admitted their sinful ways, repented of their wickedness, and sought after God. The truth about their own wickedness and the threat of terrible destruction brought them to the point of repentance. As a result of the people’s change of heart, God spared Nineveh and relented from destroying the city, but only for a time.
As the years passed, the Ninevites again turned away from God and fell back into their sinful ways. The great city of Nineveh was eventually destroyed as prophesied. [Nahum 2:8; Zep 2:13-15]. Today, the modern Iraqi city of Mosul exists where Nineveh once was. But even now, Mosul (built on the remains of ancient Nineveh) remains a bloody battleground where an international coalition of forces led by the United States continues to engage the most hardened forces of Islam (ISIS).
The citizens of these United States have been conditioned for many decades to accept the Hopi premise as outlined in the United Nations Agenda. That Agenda promotes the viewpoint that through collective action dedicated to reversing the effects of climate change, redistributing the world’s wealth, and eliminating the means and incentives of making war, (which the United Nations declares is rooted in religious fundamentalism), can the world be saved from the “coming day of Purification”, destruction, or judgement.
Our political processes, educational system, and even most of the movies coming out of Hollywood have all worked in conjunction to promote the same godless collectivist message- that if we all just work together, mankind can overcome any obstacle, any problem, and avoid any coming catastrophe that could be associated (or not) with a higher power or authority. President Obama even used the phrase “we are the one’s we’ve been waiting for” in his first presidential campaign to tell the world that he believed that humanity can save itself, and that this was the generation that would see it done.
Hollywood especially has presented this view in movie after movie, where some galactic catastrophe, some race of evil aliens, an errant comet or asteroid, a biologic organism, nuclear war, or the results of catastrophic climate change threatens to wipe out mankind. We’ve been conditioned to root for the superhero, some human being, or some group of “special” people, who rise up just in time to save the rest of humanity from the coming day of wrath, destruction, or judgement. To this end, God, who has declared that He will judge all sin by pouring out his wrath on the entire world at the end of this age, is painted as the enemy of mankind.
I recently saw a sign on a message board outside of a little church just off a local highway. The sign reads: “AMERICA: Your hope is not in the donkey or the elephant, but in the Lamb.” The exact same sentiment should be extended to the collectivist ideals of the United Nations. Our hope should not be in political solutions, or in what man can accomplish through scientific ingenuity, or when we choose to subjugate personal freedoms and abandon national sovereignty in order to act as a collective global unit, but rather in what God can do when men and nations turn to Him and repent of their wicked ways.
The Bible tells us that God’s wrath will come, not because He is mean spirited, but because man’s sin and self righteousness grows more pronounced over time. At this point in our history it is becoming very clear that human beings have an insatiable obsession to declare “good” those things that God has declared to be evil. Thomas Banyacya would say that, the “great day of Purification” is caused by our mistreatment of the earth and our fellow human beings. But the Bible declares that God’s judgement is coming on the world because mankind has not just become indifferent to sin, but actually celebrates it to the point where we have joined in Satan’s rebellion and taken upon ourselves the role of judging God.
Salvation is not to be found in the schemes of men. It is not part of some earthly “sustainability” agenda that promises to create a world of our own making or return the planet to some sort of collectivist vision of perfection. Contrary to what Crosby, Stills and Nash hoped for, we fallen human beings cannot find our own way back to the “garden”.
Salvation belong to the Lord.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” – John 3:16-17
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You shall not pollute the land in which you live….
Jeremiah 2:7 ESV
And I brought you into a plentiful land to enjoy its fruits and its good things. But when you came in, you defiled my land and made my heritage an abomination
Isaiah 24:4-6 ESV
The earth mourns and withers; the world languishes and withers; the highest people of the earth languish. The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men are left.
The Hopis might not have mentioned Jesus.
But they are not wrong that the world should change the ways not to pollute the world anymore.
Both Hopi and Jesus warned about “the End” at two different levels.
In the Bible there ARE concepts of environmental protection.
There are also sayings such as Isaiah 24:4-6 ESV warning about how the worlds in the past were destroyed, EXACTLY like how the Hpois described.
If you pray and come to Jesus, you have to be aware of these Bible verses that talk about the protection of the Earth as our responsibility, which is what the Hopi are also hoping to highlight.
Thanks for the comment Bill. We can agree that man was charged by God at the time of the creation with stewardship, (tending, or taking care of), the earth. However, your spiritual equivocation of the Hopi and the Judeo-Christian or more specifically, the Christian worldview, is way off base. Perhaps you need to study the tenants of both to discern the stark differences. In the Judeo-Christian worldview, sin entered through Adam and corrupted not just man, but all of this present creation. Take all human beings out of this world, and the world is still just as corrupt, still existent in a fallen state. It is sin that needs remedied, which was accomplished through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yes, sinful behavior destroys much good, and defiles the earth. (The Hopi are certainly NOT without sin!) But the Christian does not seek to “repair” this present world, but awaits the day when our Lord Jesus transforms it. Jesus promised a new creation, a new heaven and a new earth, one without sin. The Hopi love this world of death, and seek to uphold it as it exists (living a simple life minus the technology and environmental destruction saves nothing!) Not so the Christian. The Christian awaits a new creation free from the ravages of sin and death. The Hopi worldview and the Christian worldview are polar opposites.