The Study of Last Things
by James T. Bartsch
Learning about the Future to Live Better Today
"It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the lamb who has been slain." (Revelation 13:7-8)
In this series of articles we have been examining, from a Biblical perspective, those events that serve as signs of the coming end of the age. In Part 1 we discussed the reemergence of the State of Israel. In Part 2 we examined the unification of Europe. In Part 3 we examined the emergence of Eurabia. In Part 4 we examined the move toward a Global Economy. Now in Part 5 we examine the move toward a Global Government.
Man has long exhibited an inclination to band together and centralize control. After the catastrophic, world-wide Flood, God commanded Noah and his sons, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth” (Gen. 9:1). People moved eastward into Shinar (Mesopotamia, in modern Iraq). All people spoke the same language, and they defied God, saying, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth” (Gen. 11:1-4). This was the first General Assembly of the United Nations.
Singularly unimpressed, “the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.” He said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them” (Gen. 11:5-6). God saw unimaginable evil emanating from this cooperative endeavor. What was His solution? It was to confound their uni-language so they could not cooperate. Thus, He forced them to spread out over the earth in linguistic groupings. This city became known as Babylon (Gen. 11:7-9).
Down through the centuries, men have sought to govern the world – Nebuchadnezzar the Babylonian, Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler. The League of Nations, founded in 1919 through the efforts of Progressive Woodrow Wilson, merged into the United Nations. This merger was achieved following the landmark global agreement by Progressive Franklin Roosevelt, Communist Joseph Stalin, and Conservative/Labor Winston Churchill at Yalta in 1945.
The United Nations’ tentacles grope ever farther. There is the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the World Court. Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court has argued decisions based on international law. In February of 2008 then Senator Barack Obama sponsored the “Global Poverty Act,” which, if enacted, could have resulted in a global tax on the United States.
The lurking shadow of a world government looms ever closer and larger. This centralized government will gain control “over every tribe and tongue and people and nation. Most people on earth will worship the leader of this global regime. It will be Anti-God and Anti-Christ. This government will tightly monitor and control the purchasing ability of all earth’s citizens based on their allegiance to the government. It will wage war against all followers of Jesus Christ (Rev. 13:7-18).
Only Jesus Christ can free you from the damning tentacles of this coming World Government. You will be forced to worship Jesus or the coming Global Guru. Whom will you choose? Your eternity hangs in the balance.
by James T.
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