UN And Globalism Condemned In The Bible!

By Garner Ted Armstrong

The disunited non-nations, masquerading under the name “United Nations” is made up of every conceivable false religion; repressive, dictatorial governments, single-party governments, theocratic, clerical governments; dozens of hating, warring, viciously opposing groups, and yet seeks nothing short of the dissolution of American and British sovereignty.

Member states believe in everything from ignorant tribal animism to voodoo; from Confucianism to Buddhism; from Judaism to Islam; from nominal Christianity to Hinduism, with a smattering of nationalistic and tribal superstitions. Within each of the major religions, dozens of sects and cults are recognized; each in turn forming the basis of each member’s bias and political tilt. Nominal Christianity takes the prize for the largest number of denominations and sects, closely followed by Islam, Judaism and the polytheism of India.

Like wide-eyed innocent children busily sucking on a pacifier, millions of ignorant idealists, lost in self-induced euphoric dreams of “one world” globalism – people like pacifists, nihilists, anarchists, some environmentalists, gay and animal rights advocates – actually hope this disparate, chaotic, disagreeing, often cynical and sinister grouping of nations can bring this war-torn, sin-sick world PEACE!

For going on fifty years, the farcical UN has proved it has utterly failed to live up to its own charter! The Preamble of the UN states, “WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED

Ø         to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and

Ø         to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and

Ø         to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and

Ø         to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

AND FOR THESE ENDS

Ø         to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and

Ø         to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and

Ø         to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and

Ø         to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples,

HAVE RESOLVED TO COMBINE OUR EFFORTS TO ACCOMPLISH THESE AIMS

Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.”

Study each statement of resolve carefully, and ask yourself how successful this hodge-podge of irrelevant, bickering, warring states has been in its vaunted goals.

“Save succeeding generations from the scourge of war?” The ink had hardly dried on that pretentious statement when the Soviet Union clamped down an “iron curtain” over eastern Europe; blockaded Berlin (1946), and tried to take over Greece! In a lengthy commentary some months ago, I detailed the DOZENS of wars fought between member states, and highlighted the fact that the various secretaries-general, each from some irrelevant, non-aligned state, not only failed to halt such wars, but were often representatives of the very states involved.

“Reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights?” To document the incredible, ghastly violations of human rights among member states over more than four decades would require an entire encyclopedia of many volumes! Try to jog your memory about Rwanda, Mozambique, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, the Soviet Union, Libya, Uganda, Nigeria, Chile, Yugoslavia, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Nicaragua, Iran and Iraq, to name but a few nations where brutal pogroms and mass murder have been carried out, killing millions!

“Social progress and better standards of life?” Instead, many member states are experiencing worse standards of life today than before they joined the UN, and social progress in such states as those mentioned above has become social regress instead.

To “live together in peace with one another as good neighbors?” More than sixty wars have been fought between such “neighbors.” Try Britain and Northern Ireland, Iraq and Iran, Iraq and Kuwait, all the Arab states and Israel as examples. Try Taiwan and China, Albania and Yugoslavia, Pakistan and India.

“Force not to be used except in the common interest?” Based upon its record in the light of history, there is no greater example of failure in the annals of time than the so-called “United Nations.”

Some of its greatest achievements? It has ousted the United States of America from its human rights commission, and put Libya and Cuba at the helm! It strove mightily to leave Saddam Hussein in power in Iraq, and major member states such as France openly supported him. Today, it is working hard to destroy America’s sovereignty; to bring the US to heel, and force the US to abandon all unilateral foreign policy; humbly acquiescing to UN authority.

Like all attempts at the amalgamation of nations, races and religions into a super world-ruling state, the so-called United Nations has utterly failed.

Of such man-made attempts at world government, God says “Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces” (Isaiah 8:9).

Isaiah was God’s prophet to the nations. This warning shows that any attempt by the nations of “far countries” of the earth to form themselves together is foredoomed to destruction! The expression “gird yourselves” means rising up as if ready to take action; as if in preparation for battle; readying to take multilateral action.

He then says, “Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us” (Isaiah 8:10). A truer prophecy has never been written. The disunited non-nations have taken counsel together thousands of times. They have passed many hundreds of “resolutions.” They have made many laudatory, high-sounding speeches. And it HAS NOT STOOD!

The enigmatic completion of the verse, transliterated from the Hebrew, says “...for IMMANUEL.” One of the divine titles of Jesus Christ is “Immanuel.” In this prophecy, the feeble, failed efforts of man to “associate” himself in man-made organizations bent on world government is contrasted by the coming presence of Jesus Christ Himself at the helm of world government! This is what is meant by “it [man-made “associations”] shall not stand, FOR GOD IS WITH US!” Christ will soon replace all such man-made attempts, including the coming ten-nation coalition in Europe which will become the “BEAST” of prophecy, and fight Christ at His coming (Revelation 17:12-14).

Now, look at the remainder of the prophecy, and see how it leads to the second coming of Christ; the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth, and the rebirth of the saved to rule with Christ for 1,000 years: “For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

“Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid [do not be misled by those who say ‘to confederate’; to ‘associate’; to ‘amalgamate’ is the only salvation of mankind!].

“Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself [to ‘sanctify’ means to acknowledge; to set apart as holy]; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

“And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel [read my book: “Europe and America in Prophecy” to learn the identity of the US, Britain, and European nations in prophecy], for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem [the Jews, who have never accepted Christ].

“And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken [see Jeremiah 5:15-19].

“Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples [God’s people “have not denied His name,” and have remained true to His laws, while false teachers have proclaimed the ‘law is done away.’].

“And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

“Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion” (Isaiah 8:11-18).

This prophecy shows Christ speaking of the newborn sons of God at the time of His second coming, who will be BORN OF THE SPIRIT “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye” [1 Corinthians 15:50-52] at the resurrection. Paul wrote of this: “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

“To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect” (Hebrews 12:22,23).

To understand the fabulous HUMAN POTENTIAL; to understand what it means to be “born again” read my booklet entitled, “Why You Were Born.”

Comforting those who were brutally expelled from an apostate church, God promises:

“Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

“A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompense to his enemies.

“Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

“Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children” (Isaiah 66:5-8). Zion is metaphor for the church; the Bride of Christ; the re-born saints who will RULE with Christ for 1,000 years. Christ promises: “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

“And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father” (Revelation 2:26,27).

Man-made attempts at world government, featuring tribalism, racism, xenophobia, false, heathen religions, along with human nature which is composed of vanity, jealousy, lust and greed will soon be replaced by the glorious world-ruling Kingdom of God! No wonder Christ commands His people to pray each day, “Thy KINGDOM COME – thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven!”

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