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The World's 5 Greatest Problems
AND HOW WE MIGHT SOLVE THEM

March 29th 2014 Printable Edition

The world is increasingly becoming a global village. We now have entire media networks dedicated to potentially delivering news as it happens from anywhere in the world. Sadly, those of us in the more affluent parts of the world usually don’t get the most important news offered to us. Instead, we often get dished a diet of celebrity appearances, entertainment updates, political scandals, media commentary and sporting match results. To quote Neil Postman, despite the potential of our News media to inform us and even call us to action, we are “amusing ourselves to death.”

Millennium Project Top 15 World Problems

There are several websites which list the survey results of what people think are the world’s greatest problems. The major problem with such surveys is that they are largely Western and almost always fueled by how the participants have been informed by their media sources. Here’s a summary and ranking of the word’s greatest problems, and possible solutions to them.

5. Religious Fundamentalism and Terrorism

The word “Fundamentalism” has come to mean those who think they are right and everyone else is wrong (“Us and them”). Added to this, Fundamentalism has come to mean that Fundamentalists feel not only justified in attacking those who disagree with them, but morally obliged to do so. In it’s worst form it looks like murderous terrorism. In it’s more subtle forms it looks like slander of those who disagree with them. Religious Fundamentalism adds the dimension of claiming that they alone are endorsed by God to carry out these acts of terror and oppression. Typically women and children suffer under the shadow of Religious Fundamentalism. Thus, girls are treated as objects (so-called ‘female-circumcision’ is often inflicted on these girls and even genital mutilation is performed – this was highlighted in the movie about Waris Dirie, Desert Flower), denied an education, ‘married’ off as young as 13 (when their bodies are incapable of the physical implications of marriage).

TerrorismFundamentalists are not prepared to defend their positions. Rather, they merely assert their positions are right and true and resent any challenges to them. Questioning is not allowed. Other views are maligned and misrepresented. This leads to hatred of others who do not agree with them.

Dialogue is the solution. To foster the kind of international dialogue necessary to counter religious Fundamentalism and the subsequent threat of terrorism, trade, tourism, and educational exchange programs are needed.

Christians are also prone to a kind of Fundamentalism. The solution to this is found in First Peter 3:15.

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

First Peter 3:15

While dialogue is the starting point toward a solution, truth is the goal of such dialogue. This needs to happen at cultural, political and religious levels.

4. Sustainable Energy and Global Warming The world’s energy levels are finite. Most of our energy consumption is sourced from fossil-fuels. The consumption of fossil fuels has contributed in some degree to global warming due to the increase in greenhouse gases. With every energy crisis there is a cause for innovation. When it was feared that crude oil reserves would run out before the end of the twentieth century, car manufacturers came out with more fuel-efficient cars, electric cars, and even began trialling hydrogen fueled vehicles.

Sustainable EnergyAdded to this, many Western governments have begun to penalise those industries which pollute the atmosphere with high levels of carbon emissions. Early indicators seem to suggest that these measures are getting some traction with Global Warming being slowed and chronic smog in some of America’s metropolises is dissipating (any visitor to Los Angeles today who visited there over ten years ago will immediately see the difference – the formerly invisible horizon is now generally visible).

There is still much to be done though. China, India, Saharan Africa, Mexico, each have critical sustainable energy challenges which has a direct bearing on air-quality. Anyone who has been to New Delhi has seen the orange haze that is perpetually over the world’s largest city. Visit Beijing and you cannot see the horizon for the smog – even the locals wear face-masks to minimise the effects of breathing their city’s air!

The World Meteorological Organization reports that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere reached a record levels in 2012, or 140% of the pre-industrial level of 280 parts per million. The daily average of atmospheric CO2 as measured in Hawaii surpassed 400 ppm on May 10, 2013. It was 391.03 ppm in October 2012; 388.92 ppm in October 2011; and 387.15 ppm in October 2010. According to NOAA, 2012 was the hottest year in the U.S. (coterminous 48 states) since record-keeping began in 1895, and the ninth warmest on record globally.

The total human-induced GHG emission is about 49.5 gigatons of CO2 equivalent per year. Nature absorbs about half of this annually, but that ability is diminishing. To achieve carbon cycle equilibrium, assuming nature’s absorption capacities remained the same, we would have to cut back to about 25 GtCO2e per year, which is deemed politically and economically unacceptable. The politically accepted target is a 2°C increase by 2100, requiring a reduction to around 44 GtCO2e by 2020. The business-as-usual scenario is an increase to about 56 GtCO2e by 2020. Oceans absorb atmospheric CO2 (about 25% of it today) and will continue absorbing human-generated CO2 for decades if not centuries, which increases acidity, affecting coral reefs and other sea life. Over the long term, increased CO2 in the atmosphere leads to a proliferation of microbes that emit hydrogen sulfide—a very poisonous gas.
The Millennium Project

God has gifted His earth to mankind and ordained the timing of when certain energy resources become available. The availability of fossil-fuels today is the result of God’s initiating this provision millions of years ago. It’s only in the last couple of centuries that this supply of fossil fuel has been recognised as an energy source. There is good reason to think that the Creator and Owner of the earth has also provided the next source of energy for His imago dei (human beings) and inspires the technology to harness it.

We are only now beginning to realise the extent of symbiotic relationships in our ecologies. For example, krill (phytoplankton) in the Antarctic waters (Southern Ocean) has a(n) (in)direct bearing on sustaining human life on our planet.

Phytoplankton forms the base of the food chain for all oceanic life. So the more phytoplankton, the greater the total biomass the oceans can support. Phytoplankton account for more of the oxygen pumped into the atmosphere and more of the carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere than all other life-forms combined.
Dr. Hugh Ross, HTITBOJ, pg. 67

For phytoplankton to survive, they need soluble iron to feed on. Thanks to their predator, sperm whales, of which there is an estimated 12,000 in the Southern Ocean, who feed on them then produce iron rich excrement as a result, phytoplankton is able to have a continual food source. These krill remove 400,000 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere each year and sperm whales breath out 160,000 tonnes of carbon. That is, sperm whales remove a net of 264,000 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere each year (Ross, p. 67).

As we learn how to harness new energy sources, we must increase our understanding of how our global ecology operates so that we can sustainably manage our contribution to global climate variations.

 

3. Sanitation and Clean Drinking Water

Many people list this as the greatest problem facing the world today. Clean water is critical to life. The average person is comprised of at least 60% water! Unclean drinking water results in at least one million deaths a year (whereas it is estimated that around 16,000 people die from HIV/AIDs each year)!

Waterborne diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms that most commonly are transmitted in contaminated fresh water. Infection commonly results during bathing, washing, drinking, in the preparation of food, or the consumption of food thus infected. Various forms of waterborne diarrheal disease probably are the most prominent examples, and affect mainly children in developing countries; according to the World Health Organization, such diseases account for an estimated 4.1% of the total DALY global burden of disease, and cause about 1.8 million human deaths annually. The World Health Organization estimates that 88% of that burden is attributable to unsafe water supply, sanitation and hygiene.[1]

W.H.O. “Burden of disease and cost-effectiveness estimates”.

Lack of sanitation is one of the major causes of drinking water contamination. The majority of our global village is without adequate sewerage. This enormous problem is being tackled with the placement of water purifiers into vulnerable communities by several Relief Agencies. But the scale of the problem requires massive focus on drastic improvements in sanitation and sewerage. Ideally this needs to happen without the use of synthetic chemicals.

Sanitation

The lack of fresh drinking water in many parts of the world is also the result of failed expected rainfall amounts. Deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Amazon Basin, and the Gobi region of China, has resulted in dire levels of desert expansion. Over the past two thousand years the Sahara has grown ten times larger and the Gobi three times larger! (Ross, 64) People on the edge of these deserts need international assistance to replant vegetation immediately. To restore natural rainfall patterns to these drinking-water depleted areas requires the planting of trees on a magnificent scale.

Rubbish heap and sanitation

Improving sanitation in the worst affected areas requires improving literacy levels and introducing large-scale education programs to train people in safe hygiene practices. It is perhaps the grandest vision of global improvement to ensure that every person on the planet has access to clean drinking water.

 

2. Slavery & Child-Sex TraffickingIt sounds stunning to speak of slavery occurring today! But it is not only happening – it is happening at a scale of unprecedented proportions in human history! Conservative estimates put the number of people being sold into slavery at around one million souls a year. The vast majority of these are sold for the global sex trafficking market. Infinitely more disturbing is that the age of these “sex-slaves” are young – very young. Children as young two years of age are being sold as sex objects. A recent ABC Four Corners report drew attention to case in Australia where a baby boy just two months old was sold into a ‘Man-Boy Sex’ paedophile ring! (ABC Four Corners Report)

Young girls are being kidnapped to feed this despicable trafficking. In the poorest regions of the world, parents desperate to survive resort to accepting the offers of the sex-traffickers and sell their children to them. In other instances, young girls are lured to the city with the false offer of parts in movies and television shows and the subsequent hope of lucrative salaries.

Estimates vary on how many people are currently enslaved around the world. One source places the number at twenty-seven million – of these, twenty-million are in the Sub-Continent! Of these, in India alone, of the estimated three million prostitutes, it is conservatively estimated that one million, two hundred thousand of them are children (under the age of 12) [Source: http://www.dalitfreedom.org.au/trafficking/sex-trafficking.html]. Added to this are the children in what is referred to as “bonded” labour. There are fifteen million such children just in India!

There are several solutions to this dire problem. These include: political solutions, where a government takes steps to prohibit this. This will demand a changing cultures of corruption where law enforcement has been bribed to turn a blind eye to this trafficking and now has a vested interest to maintain it! Organisations like the International Justice Mission, largely comprised of former police and military police, works alongside some of these Third World Governments to reinvent the culture of corruption among local police regarding this. It will also require government incentives to provide levels of financial assistance to those tempted (due to financial pressures) to sell their children into this vile trade. Individual solutions include child sponsorship through organisations like Compassion. Churches can partner with organisations such Empart who work on the ground to plant and strengthen local churches.

 

1. Third World Poverty - The Nearly half of Sub-Saharan Africa subsists on less than $US1.25 a day. Around thirty percent of South Asia survives on less than $US1.25 a day. According to an Oxfam Report, the world’s 85 richest people as the bottom half of the globe’s population of 3.5 billion people! [Source]

It’s generally very difficult for those of us in the West to appreciate what ‘poor’ means. Despite being among the richest 80% of the world, we often compare ourselves much richer people and pass ourselves off as ‘poor’! Our pathetic understanding of what poverty really is ignores the fact that nearly a billion people attempt to exist on less than $US1 a day when their daily expenses a closer to $US3 a day!

Often the world’s poorest are blighted by corrupt governments, heartless corporations who take advantage of people’s preparedness to work long hours for obscenely minimal wages, and criminal networks who use stand-over tactics to exploit the poor.

Poverty in these parts of the world is a cycle and a trap that, for the most part, entangles the weak, the vulnerable, the powerless. These people are not merely ‘poor’, they are the victims of poverty! Westerners are drunk with a sense of entitlement that has deluded them into thinking that their middle-class welfare is ‘justice’ and those who are poor must be lazy, willfully ignorant, or content to be so.

The poverty ‘gap’ is the greatest problem facing our global village today. Can we solve it? Perhaps.

Activists call this issue “social justice”. This is a grossly inappropriate usage of the term. The widening poverty gap is not a matter of social justice, it is a matter of justice! The problem with using an adjective to describe justice is that it actually diminishes the truth! The American talk-show host, Dennis Prager, says that as soon as anyone puts an adjective in front of the word “justice” it negates the word justice. When activists describe this issue as a matter of “social justice” they nearly always mean that Governments should increase taxation on the wealthy (both individuals and corporations) and redistribute that wealth to the poor. They also call for Western Governments to forgive the debts of these poorest nations. The plainest problem with these two pleas from activists is that they do not produce sustainable solutions to poverty – and many instances actually make the problems worse. Those who remember Bob Geldof’s Band-Aid’s 1985 16-hour concert (and later “Live-Aid”) to help famine victims in Ethiopia, might remember the follow up to this endeavour where investigators found that this aid effort had not only achieved a net benefit, but had actually made the problem worse!

Former rebel leaders told the World Service’s respected Africa editor, Martin Plaut, that they posed as merchants in meetings with charity workers to get aid money.

They say that their organisation, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) used the cash, meant to pay for food for the starving, to fund attempts to overthrow the government of the time in a bloody civil war.

One rebel, Gebremedhin Araya, estimated that $95 million (£63m) of aid money from Western governments and charities, including Band Aid, was spent on weapons and the political machinery of the rebel party. He believed just $5 million (£3m) was used to help locals.

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Where activists point their fingers at Western Governments and demand that they forgive debt and increase their foreign aid, the actual cause of poverty in the recipient nation goes unaddressed. When militarism, government corruption, rampant criminality, environmental abuse, or moral debauchery goes unchallenged, no amount of debt-waivers or foreign aid will ever solve national poverty!

The most dramatic solution to national poverty that I am aware of in the modern era is what has recently happened in Rwanda. This was the result of Saddleback‘s “Peace Plan”. It is a case-study in solving national poverty. Rather than giving unqualified aid, it focussed instead on education and training and cultural ethics. The affect of this Project is nothing short of amazing – especially considering the relatively short period of time it was able to make such a significant difference. I was personally present at Saddleback (October 2013) when Rick Warren reported on the original goals of this Peace Plan having all been achieved.

Warren’s PEACE Plan was developed several years ago in an effort to encourage Christians worldwide to unite to combat what the Lake Forest, Calif., pastor and The Purpose-Driven Church author calls ‘the five giant problems facing the globe’ : spiritual emptiness, self-serving leadership, poverty, disease, and illiteracy.

The PEACE Plan strategy is to equip and sustain networks of local churches and Christians to further: plant churches that promote reconciliation; equip servant leaders; assist the poor; care for the sick; and educate the next generation.

It was in 2005 that Warren was officially invited by the government of Rwanda to help the country in its efforts to become self-sufficient after years of genocide, according to a report from Time magazine. Since then, Warren and volunteers have been using his PEACE Plan and Purpose Driven Church ministry model to help fulfill that mission. The Purpose Driven Church model suggests that worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry and mission should be the primary focus of Christian churches.
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Rick Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan is stunningly simple, and now demonstrably effective.

Rick Warren and the Saddleback PEACE Plan

I find great inspiration in Saddleback’s effectiveness in Rwanda. It shows that ordinary people can make an enormous difference where it was previously thought that the situation was hopeless. Every nation has its varying degrees of relative poverty. The proven principles that Saddleback have used in Rwanda are worth considering to address these localised issues.

The ancient wisdom of Scripture’s instructions for treating the poor by giving them opportunities to work and earn may be even more relevant for today-

And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 19:10

“And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, nor shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the LORD your God.”

Leviticus 23:22

REASONABLE POSSIBILITIES

I have just sketched the world’s five greatest problems and introduced ways. The enormity of these problems may cause some to despair that these are insolvable problems. However, the world has faced other global problems before and conquered them. The eradication of polio is just one such example.

As a follower of Christ, I have good reason to believe that these problems are solvable. I also have good reason to believe that the Gospel teaching of Jesus Christ has had, and will continue to have, the greatest positive influence on the world socially, ecologically, economically, morally, and religiously – and still has the greatest potential to be the solution to each of these global problems.

© Andrew Corbett, 2014
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References

Ross, Hugh, “Hidden Treasures In The Book of Job”, Baker Books, Grand Rapids, 2011

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waris_Dirie, Desert Flower

http://data.worldbank.org/topic/poverty

http://www.thepeaceplan.com

Impossible Faith

Some people find faith in God to be impossible. These people have reasons for their impossible faith. Their objections may be intellectual, moral, or emotional. There are three well-known figures who each exemplify each of these objections to faith in God. Charles Darwin, Thomas Hardy and Bob Hawke each respectively held these particular objections to Christianity.

The Reliability of The Bible and How Best To Interpret It

The Bible is the most influential book of all time. It’s contents have changed the course of history. It’s story has formed the pattern for all the great literary classics. It also makes the astounding claim that it is the uniquely authoritative revelation from God and therefore has the authority to command our moral behaviour. But if the Bible is not reliable, then its claims are indefensible and Christianity is without foundation! Yet despite this glaring vulnerability, the Bible has withstood rigorous scrutiny and repeated attempts to refute it. Here’s why it is indeed reliable.

What Is Heaven Like?

I honestly used to think that Christianity was all about having the assurance of going to Heaven. But as I learned more about the Gospel and the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth I became curious about the relative scarcity of references to Heaven in the Bible. Yet, while my understanding of the place of Heaven in my Gospel proclamation has been refined, some God-Channel evangelists have headed in the other direction and made Heaven central to their Gospel. Some of these evangelists now even claim to have the spiritual power to make repeated visits there!

Presumably God, the Supreme Being, has a supremely beautiful home, in a supremely magnificent neighbourhood. Amazingly, God invites mankind to move into His neighbourhood- for eternity! But what is Heaven like? Is it possible, as some are now claiming, that we can visit Heaven? While I am going to lead readers to conclude that Heaven is not the Gospel’s focus, if it is the only reason someone is motivated to convert to Christ, then we should rejoice!

The Tragedy of Suicide – And How We Can Help

Suicide hurts. It is motivated by pain, but causes much greater pain. For those affected by suicide the guilt and anguish it produces is almost unbearable. But since suicide is in the Bible, how can we know that it is wrong? How should we regard the sinfulness of suicide? Is it unforgiveable? How can we help avoid suicide? What should those affected by it know after its happened?

The funeral celebrant rang me to warn me. He was used to dealing with sensitive situations but this one had a few extra layers of complexity. He decided to get me involved. He outlined the story to me and then told me the purpose of his call. When a loved one dies there is often a measure of guilt for those left behind. But when the death is caused by suicide that guilt is compounded. Suicide hurts. The funeral celebrant told me that a young man with a diagnosed mental illness, who had professed Christianity, had taken his own life and his devout mother (who we will call “Betty”) was devastated. The celebrant told me that Betty would ring because her guilt was beyond his expertise due to her Biblical understanding of suicide.

True For You But Not True For Me

Have you ever heard someone say, “That may be true for you but it’s not true for me!” It’s the kind of sentiment which might be appropriately limited to our experiences and our emotional responses to them, but it can not be true about those issues which effect us all, known as universals. These include what we consider to be morally right or wrong, whether a fact is true or false,  or whether we should regard something as either good or bad. For example, one of the universal laws that is not subject to personal opinion is gravity. Someone may disagree with it, but their disagreement doesn’t change its reality.

The kind of judgment needed to distinguish right from wrong, true from false, or good from bad, must allow for those things which are universal and thus common to all. This kind of truth, what Francis Schaeffer called ‘true truth’ is also not subject to context, circumstances, popularity, or fashion (Beckworth & Koukl 1998, 20). Neither is it restricted to a time or place. Thus, what can be known as true has generally been acknowledged as such down through the ages by various peoples located in different parts of the world. Philosophers refer to this kind of truth as…

How To Handle A Crisis

The definition of a crisis is a calamity or event which disrupts a person’s sense of well- being and lifestyle. It is generally short term and requires immediate action in order to restore balance and control in the person’s life.  The results of crisis are: anxiety, bewilderment, confusion, desperation, anger, helplessness and even apathy. There is an increased sense of dependency upon others, a sense of urgency, and decreased efficiency in decision making and performance. The account of Judah being sieged by the Assyrians in Second Chronicles 32, involves all the aspects of a crisis. The major distinctive is that it involves a nation of people rather than just one person. The “helper” in this instance was their leader – King Hezekiah.

Roman Catholicism Compared With Christianity

Any discussion about religious wars, clergy violations, or child abuse, and it won’t be long before the The Roman Catholic Church unfortunately features. But I want to have a different discussion. And unlike most of the ‘discussions’ of this nature, I’m not on a mission to attack, ridicule, or mock anyone. Rather, I want to look at what the Roman Catholic Church officially teaches and asserts and compare it with the Bible’s teaching.

I’ve been a denominational minister for over two decades, so I know that it is possible to be a part of an organisation with which you disagree on some points.  I understand that this is certainly the case with the Roman Catholic Church as there are many priests who do agree with all that their Church asserts. For the purposes of this discussion, I have chosen to take the official Catholic positions on the matters I am comparing with the Biblical data. It is my hope that my Roman Catholic audience will acknowledge that I have represented their views fairly – but it is also my hope that I can appropriately demonstrate how these core views compare with the Biblical prescriptions.

Soli Deo Gloria

The final statement in The Five Pillars of Biblical Christianity is Soli Deo Gloria – for the glory of God alone! The reason we are saved is so that we can glorify God. In one sense it is true that reason Christ died for us was to save us from our sins and the just wrath of God for our sin. But the main reason Christ died to redeem us was for the glory of God.

How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
John 5:44

The glory that comes from God is when we give God glory. One of Christ’s last prayers was that His disciples would see His glory (John 17:24). Therefore God’s glory, His radiant magnificence, is visible and apprehendable. God’s glory is described several times in Scripture. In this sense, God’s glory is a visible reality (a noun). God’s glory is variously described as being like a cloud (Exodus 16:10), a devouring and consuming fire (Exodus 24:17), fire and smoke-like cloud (2Chronicles 7:1), and a brightly glowing cloud (Ezekiel 10:4).

Where Are The Dead?

Sitting across from me in my office was an older middle-aged man who had just read my draft commentary on the Book of Revelation. He had come from Queensland to visit friends in Tasmania and while in the neighbourhood, dropped in to see me to have chat and get a later edition of my book. He asked a lot of theoretical questions and we discussed the implications of what we discussed. Not until he returned to Queensland did I get an email regarding the chapter on the Resurrection. It was at this point that he confided in me that he was in the advanced stages of cancer and that his query was far more than theoretical.
The ancients believed that death was merely a change of location for the soul of a person. The place of the dead was called “Sheol”. When Jacob thought his son Joseph was dead: “All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, “No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him.” (Gen. 37:35 ). When the judgment of God came upon Korah and his rebellion.

TULIP, The Essence of The Reformation

Jesus Christ taught that following Him was only possible through the miracle of conversion. He taught that for someone to authentically claim to be a Christian they needed a spiritual encounter that changed their heart and mind. Without such a miracle, known Biblically as ‘regeneration’, no one could merely decide to be a Christian.
It’s important to appreciate the geo-socio-politico conditions at the time of the Reformation. This was the time when John Calvin, Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, and others dared to defend the Biblical revelation against a militant Papal Church which had previously executed similar voices (Wyclif, Tyndale, Savonarola, to name a few) for daring to defy the teaching of the Papacy. One of the central claims of the Papacy was “Universalism”, the doctrine which taught that Christ’s sacrificial death was repeated over and over through the celebration of the Mass and was effective in saving all those in communion with the Roman Catholic Church (thus, universal salvation was activated by works). Since Salvation was universal (everyone is automatically saved), the Papal Church was more concerned about administering this salvation through having people in communion with it, or alternatively, disfellowshipping (or, ex-communicating) those who it disliked. Calvin on the other hand saw that Scripture did not teach universalism, but conversely- that not everyone would be saved.

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