Where would we be without the UN? - 10/31/2002
I am a christian with some questions about your teachings. Perhaps, you can help me: Can you imagine what the world would be like today if the UN had not been formed after WWII? Having been a careful student of political history, I feel safe to assert that the world would surely be a nuclear wasteland, you would not be alive and your website would not exist. I'm sure that God is pleased with the human family's feeble attempts of international peace and cooperation. Please can you tell me where in the bible it specifically mentions the role of the UN as your website describes it in the last days? I did some research found out the source of your anti-international instituitonal theology. If you're curious about my findings, let me know.
p.s. please send me the bible verses about the UN...
CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:
Thanks for writing us at Contender Ministries. The verses in the Bible that tell us of the world government that will be formed in the last days and ruled by the Antichrist can be found in Revelations, the book of Daniel, II Thessalonians, and in several other books of the Bible. Revelations 13, Daniel 2, and II Thessalonians 2, describe a time when governments will relinquish their sovereignty to one head, an international world leader. Revelation 17 also gives us a graphic picture of the global "church". John calls it "mystery Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth". In Revelation 13 John describes Daniel's ten kings as "horns" on the seven heads of a beast. While Nebuchadnezzar saw the future governments of man as a beautiful image or statue, God saw them as beasts (Daniel 7 and 8). To man this world government will appear to be beautiful and impressive, but that is not how God sees it. The seven heads John describes (Rev 12:3; 13:1, 17:3, 7, 12-14, 16) probably refer to the seven stages of the Roman Empire, the embodiment of evil government. Rev. 17:10 speaks of seven kings, of whom "five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come". Five emperors of the Roman empire had fallen before John's time; Domitian was the emperor at the time John wrote; and the seventh who "has not yet come" will be the Antichrist who will usher in the tribulation by signing a seven year peace treaty with Israel (Daniel 9:27) and rule over the Kings through a global government.
Daniel 7:24 tells us what this government will look like. "The ten horns will be ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; he shall be different from the first ones, and shall subdue three kings." Daniel makes it plain that these ten kings will arise before the Antichrist makes his own rise to power. Three of them will not like his rapid ascent and will try to resist him, but they will be defeated.
The Club of Rome has suggested that a stepping stone to world government might be to divide the world into ten regions with a head appointed to lead each area, with representation at the UN. The Security Council could be expanded to ten; consequently the world would be governed by what a major U.S. newspaper described as "ten wise men". Sounds familiar doesn't it? It does if you read Revelation 13, Daniel 2, II Thessalonians 2, and other end-times passages.
Revelation 17:13 "These kings have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast."
John's vision revealed a final one world system (religious, economic, military, and political) which would begin with intoxicating claims, but end as a cruel tyranny ruled by despot. This is Mystery Babylon.
Consider these quotes:
"The time of absolute and exclusive sovereignty has passed; its theology was never matched by reality."
Former U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali
"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?"
Maurice Strong, Head of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro
"This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept."
Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter
I could go into a lot more detail about the prophecies that describe the one world government in the end days, but it's not necessary to show that the UN is a threat to Christianity, and in direct opposition to what any Bible believing Christian would stand for.
You mentioned that the world would be a nuclear wasteland if not for the UN. I'm not sure how you came to this conclusion, but the evidence doesn't support it. In 1945 the UN promised to halt man's ancient nemesis, war. In the past 60 years we have endured more wars and war related deaths than during any other similar period in history. That's not a very impressive track record. Furthermore, the cold war was ended not because of anything the UN did, but because of the threat of mutual destruction and strong leaders who made sure a nuclear strike was not an option.
The UN's record on peace building aside, their record on human rights alone should make any Christian ill. Do you support China's one child policy? Do you support the Chinese government's policy of aborting any children after the first child, and forced sterilization for those who do not comply? The United Nations does. In fact they fund it.
Do you take to heart Jesus instruction to "make disciples of all nations"? The United Nations feels it is a religious right of every person to NOT be proselytized by those of another religion. In the name of diversity and tolerance they hope to legally restrict our right to share our faith. This is the nature of the New Age religion that can be found in every program, treaty and policy at the United Nations. Some day you may look at the back of the barn and see that the rules have changed. You will no longer be able to say that Jesus is the way the truth and the life and no one comes to the father but by him, because all paths lead to God and saying otherwise would be intolerant and divisive. Just as is happening in Canada, sharing your beliefs as a Christian will be considered a hate crime. There are several articles on our website that go into detail and give examples of the UN's views on Christianity and the need to unite the world's religions, so I won't go into that here.
Revelation 6:9-10 "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?"
New age globalist and URI insider Barbara Marx Hubbard said, "We are now in a sorting out phase. Thos who elect to transform are now being magnetized by their attraction to the next phase. Those who do not elect to transform are being turned off by their repulsion to the next phase. By attraction and repulsion the selection is being made."
You may not be willing to let yourself believe that there are forces at work in this world that are eager to fulfill these prophecies, but if you believe in the Bible, you must believe all of it.
2 Peter 3:3-6 says, "First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation. But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed."
Jesus told us to watch for these signs so that we wouldn't be caught off guard and deceived.
Matthew 24:42 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come."
"You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him...He said to the crowd: When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?"
Luke 12:40, 54-56
Read the Bible and keep watch so that you won't be deceived by a great lie created to deceive even the elect.
"for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Thessalonians 5:2-9
I hope this helped explain our position on the United Nations and its roll in the fulfillment of prophecy. While we won't know the hour of our Saviors coming, we are instructed to keep watch, and the Bible is our guide both for the present and the future. Read it often. Thanks again for writing us and God Bless you as you study His word.