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UN Hdqtrs The Last

...and it is NOT
the United States!

A Look at the United Nations in its Biblical Role

By Ken Raggio

This article was first published in 1998. More persuasive today.

God and Men's Agendas Are Colliding

UN LOGOBible prophecy prescribes a government of world-wide proportions for the time of the end - one that will have power over all people – "small and great, rich and poor, free and bond," Revelation 13.

This universal government would have the power to implement and enforce political, military and economic sovereignty over all nations and people.

For more than sixty years now, the United Nations has evolved steadily toward a government of nations - a kind of international federalism..

The earlier precursor to the UN, the League of Nations, created as a result of World War I, would have sooner been what the UN is today except for unfavorable world opinion in its day.

Public opinion in the first half of the twentieth century was quite adversarial to the notion of an international parliament that might somehow infringe upon the sovereignty of independent nations. The US Congress ultimately said "no" to the League of Nations.

That climate has certainly changed.

Prior to World War I, the United States had never been involved in an international war, and did not want to be.

But within a few short years, American not only reversed that policy, but emerged as a major force in policing international conflicts.

By the end of the second World War, the United States and the USSR emerged as the only two "superpowers." 

Lesser nations gradually polarized and aligned themselves with one or the other. "East" versus "West" sentiments provoked an ever-widening gap that increasingly threatened world peace. Western Capitalism contended with Eastern Communism and vice versa.

The Cold War between the "Free" world and the Communist world escalated. All the world lived in terror of what seemed to be an inevitable showdown between these two opposing forces, especially the possibilities of a nuclear showdown and the resulting holocaust. In America, nuclear fallout shelters were thought to be a necessity of the day.

The war of words heated up. President Ronald Reagan referred to the USSR as the "evil empire," while Eastern voices denounced the USA as "the Great Satan."

But now, old superpowers no longer play their old roles

Suddenly, the "evil empire," the USSR appeared to have forfeited the game. Under the peace-prize-winning leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev, the Socialist superpower suddenly disbanded!

UN Member FlagsThe United States remained as the sole superpower.

In a devious show of false modesty, George H.W. Bush insisted that the United States should no longer exercise unilateral force as a superpower, and insisted that the United States default to a "New World Order."

Who was this NWO but an unbelievable alliance of many of America's former adversaries in a unified international body, meeting in General Assembly in New York as the United Nations.

At first, America was being called upon to voluntarily cooperate with the efforts of the United Nations, even though so many of its objectives ran counter to the best interests of the United States.

This "voluntary compliance" of all participating nations with the decisions of the UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council, and a variety of other agencies in the UN infrastructure seemed at times, innocuous, and in the best interest of global stability.

Our "voluntary compliance" was put to the maximum test during the days of the Gulf War Crisis. The American military establishment was asked to surrender to international command, with US troops serving in UN uniforms and under a UN flag.

Since that time, troops from many nations have politely cooperated with military chiefs of "foreign" nations, and in many cases, traded their respective uniforms and insignias for UN uniforms and UN insignias. Each and every case stands as an example of nations abdicating their sovereignty to a world government which has now become the world's last superpower.

Reluctant nations now default to the United Nations

UN HelmetNot surprisingly, the United Nations emerged from the Gulf War with dramatically enhanced abilities to exercise command over "volunteer" troops from many nations.

Enthusiastic supporters from around the world began to verbalize the "need" for PERMANENT volunteer UN forces. (Note: History shows that enforced volunteerism is too often a prelude to involuntary conscription.)

"Why," they argued, "should the UN be placed in the cumbersome position of having to repeat its call for international assistance each and every time a crisis developed?"

Why not establish a permanent UN military presence that could stand ready at any time for UN leaders to call into action without having to "bother" the individual nations?

After all, at any given time, there are DOZENS of troublesome hot spots around the globe where "peacekeeping" forces are needed!

Since 1948, the UN has completed operations in dozens of countries, and is presently engaged in dozens of countries with "peacekeeping" personnel.

In all UN peacekeeping operations, there are now tens of thousands of "UN troops" inside at least 71 nations.

Particularly troublesome to those who cherish national sovereignty, some of these operations have been initiated without the invitation of the countries involved.

This plainly speaks of governance of sovereigns, or world government.

Among globalists there is an argument that there is a difference between governance and government. The textbook definition of governance is
    1) the act, process, or power of governing; government, or
    2) The state of being governed.

It is ominous, then that the UN refers to itself with terms such as "Global Governance."

Is "Global Governance" World Government?

Global GovernanceA 1995 international conference in Melbourne, Australia was held on the subject, "The United Nations - Between Sovereignty and Global Governance."

The Commission for World Governance addressed the "Imperative for Reform." Their call was for "a system of governance at the global level which offers humanity the chance of a more peaceful and prosperous future than the years which have just passed. A renewed United Nations should be at the centre of any such system."

An argument was made for "preventing and settling what once were ‘internal’ conflicts."

It becomes apparent that this "Global Governance" (synonymous with World Government) intends to aggressively assert itself into the internal affairs of nations it perceives to be in need of changes.

At first, universal acceptance of these notions might by founded on the public’s perceived concern about smaller nations in crisis.

But we may eventually be horrified to find that the same liberties may be taken in nations not WANTING intervention, including the United States.

PDD-25 - Bill Clinton's "end-run" around National Sovereignty!

UN Who Pays?President Bill Clinton initiated the controversial PDD-25 (Presidential Directive Decision #25) in May of 1994, in which he forwarded the "Command and Operational Control" clauses, simplifying and further legitimizing the handing over of American military forces to United Nations authorities in US approved peacekeeping operations.

Critics are concerned that American troops may find themselves forced to fire on their own troops in an international theater, or perhaps even on American soil!

Measures such as PDD-25 are of the precise nature referred to in the Council on Foreign Relations journal when former deputy assistant secretary of state Richard Gardener wrote,

 "…an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, is likely to get us to world order faster than the old fashioned assault."

Mike NewMichael New (pictured), a soldier in the US Army, was court-martialed for refusing to follow an unlawful order to deploy to Macedonia; refusing the President's order to wear the UN uniform; refusing to serve under a foreign UN commander; and refusing to be required to carry only the UN identification card.

He received a bad conduct discharge and faced mountains of appeals litigation in both military and civil courts.

His case serves to notify Americans everywhere that the US Constitution does not protect us from the arbitrary rule of force by the United Nations.

UN not your friendMike New's Action Fund, his legal defense effort, published this interesting logo:

The "New World Order" figures into God's strategy

While there are many voices raised in opposition to these Big Brother tactics and agendas, the Biblical perspective suggests that we have little reason to organize resistance.

The 19th chapter of Revelation reveals that Jesus Christ will soon take these matters into His own hands, meeting with heads of the nations of the world in the Battle of Armageddon.

Several prophecies depict the European Union seizing control of the United Nations. Whereas the United States has played a very dominant role at the UN in the past, scriptures show the transition to Europe. You can expect to see the European Union displace the United States as the dominant power at the UN. Even though Europeans have, in the past, often objected to the United States' heavy-handed role at the UN, we will soon see Europe become the heavy-handed one, and the United States may be rendered surprisingly weak. See: WILL THE EU DISPLACE THE US?

Nevertheless, the destiny of the world superpower, the United Nations, is to meet Jesus Christ on the hills of Israel for the Battle of Armageddon. Nothing and nobody in Washington, New York, Moscow, London, Paris or Rome is going to prevent that showdown. It has been written for thousands of years, and none of the other prophecies have failed.

The Book of Daniel shows Messiah as a Rock hewn out of the mountain, crushing the world government in that ominous date with destiny.

True Christians have the consolation that all these developments are specifically called for in God’s agenda for the end of the age. At that time, those who have been born again according to the scriptures will be "redeemed" from that holocaust, and will actually accompany Jesus Christ to that epic event.

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