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ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT
The biblical perspective concerning one world government can only be understood by knowing several principles about the plan of God for the Universe and the purpose of man in that plan. This can only be done by comparing many passages of scripture on a variety of subjects.
The first and most important issue is to have the correct perspective toward the Bible and follow the correct system of interpretation. The Bible is not a book of man's opinions and viewpoints concerning himself, the universe and God. It is God's Word. But more specifically, it is the organized revelation of God's plan for the universe. It goes beyond the boundary of time and traces in detail, the history of mankind, relating the specifics of his creation, his initial spiritual rebellion, the provision for spiritual recovery, subsequent rebellions and the ultimate fulfillment of all things in Jesus Christ.
A one world government is not evil in and of itself. God himself plans to establish such a government in the future. But what makes it evil is the fact that no man, or group of men have the capacity to administrate a one world government in Truth, Righteousness and Justice. Therefore, any attempt throughout history has resulted in personal, political and religious slavery. And of course, any attempts in the future will only produce the same failures.
It is man's sinful nature that makes it impossible for him to fulfill any attempt at one world rule. Indeed, even limited governments are saturated with prejudice and injustice.
But there is to be a future, one world government
which is administrated by God. Jesus Christ will be the absolute ruler over
a one thousand year kingdom in which Righteousness, Truth and Justice will
be equally expressed to all peoples. Christ is qualified to establish such a
kingdom because he is the unique being of the universe. He is the God-man.
Undiminished Deity and true humanity united in one person without compromise
of the basic essence of either. The result is that both the cause of God
(the Creator) and the cause of man (the creature), are equally mediated to
the total fulfillment of both.
The mediation between God and man began after man's spiritual fall from relationship with God. The first salvation promise was given in Genesis 3:15 in connection with verses 3:21 and 4:3-7. It is the promise of a savior, who would take man's place in spiritual death and provide eternal life with God for all who would trust in his person and work. This was taught symbolically through animal sacrifices clear up until the time when the actual savior performed his spiritual sacrifice on the cross. And so, it is God's plan to provide through Christ, not only a relationship of spiritual life with God for all eternity, but also, here in time, to provide the fantastic blessings of the abundant life - peace, joy and confidence; real purpose and definition for life. But although these two issues are the central theme of the entire Bible, they are not the subject of this discourse and will be set aside at this time. See Topic: Fellowship with God
The history of one world rule begins with Adam in the Garden of Eden.
When Cod put Adam in the garden, he assigned to him absolute authority over the earthly creation. Gen. 1.28 . Not only did Adam have the God given authority to rule, but he also had the capacity to rule properly and efficiently since he had spiritual life with God and had access to Divine counsel on all issues. But when Adam disobeyed Divine policy in the garden (authority always has responsibility) he lost his spiritual life with God and shut himself off from Divine counsel. Gen. 2.16-17; 3.7-10 .
The instigator of Adam's fall, Satan, acquired through Adam's default, authority over the physical earth and over the human race. Luke 4.6; Gen. 1.28 cf. 9.6 (man's dominion no longer is present. ) Of course, this is only a concession from God who has allowed it in order to fulfill His ultimate plan for man and the universe. God still has absolute sovereignty over all things. 1 Chron 29:11-12; Dan. 4.35.
When Adam rebelled against Divine policy in the
garden, he was actually rejecting the Absolute Righteousness and Truth of
the universe. In so doing, his whole being (came under the influence of a
distorted viewpoint. The Bible calls this a sin nature and it was
subsequently passed on to all members of the human race through procreation.
Gen. 6.5; 9·21; Ec. 9.3; Jer. 17.9; Psalm 51.5; Rom. 7.15-23.
This sin nature is self-centered, subjective and totally antagonistic to all the standards of Divine Truth. It is for this reason that man does not have the capacity to administer total authority over all the earth. Mark 7.21-23; Gal. 5.19-21 .
Where there is objective moral law to restrict
the overt selfishness of the sin nature, there can result a considerable
stability and order within society. Where such moral law is not present or
not enforced, then through the influence of the sin nature, people persecute
abuse and enslave others.
So it is that any society which is not governed by a healthy representative republic is subject to the dictates of one man or one group of men expressing viewpoints and forming policies that reflect their own subjective natures. To the extent that our own government falls in this category, is also not the subject of this discourse. Suffice it to say, that any government by man is vulnerable in various degrees to the distortions of the sin nature.
Attempts at one world rule can be ascribed to two sources; Satan and man.
Satan's plan is outlined in Isaiah 14:13-14 with
his 5 "I wills." But the last one communicates his ultimate goal. "I will be
like the Most High."
Dominion over the human creation: "I will sit on
the mount of the assembly in the recesses of the North.”
His first step to put this into practice was when
he usurped Adam's authority by causing him to forfeit his spiritual life
with God. Gen. 3.1-5
The Satanic influence of Cain to reject Divine policy and then try to enlist Abel to his cause was the first attempt by Satan to put his own darkness policy into practice. Gen. 4.3-8 with 1 John 3.12-15 This failed, in that Abel remained faithful to God's standards and Cain's revolution had no momentum to carry it. And then, of course, the expression of Cain's sin nature was to eliminate any resistance. He killed Abel.
The influence of Divine viewpoint was dominant after this as indicated by Gen. 4.25-26. “Then men began to call on the name of the LORD." But the influence and distortion of man's sin nature increased to such a degree, that after about 1500 years, evil became dominant and Satan began his 2nd attempt to establish a one world rule.
This is called the angelic infiltration and is
recorded in Genesis 6.1-4.
This failed because in so doing, Satan and his angels violated rigid morality laws and undermined the very physical structure of true humanity. And God could not allow that corruption because the Messiah-Savior must come in the likeness of Adam's created physical form. Hebrews 2.16-17
And so God brought the flood. This removed the
physical corruption from the human race and allowed a new civilization to
build afresh under the standards of Divine Truth. Gen. 6.5-13; 8.20-22;
For the first 100 years after the flood, everyone lived together in the same social structure with relative order and stability. Gen. 11.1-2
But the sin nature was still in man and
eventually influenced the people toward human viewpoint and evil; Satan’s
darkness policy Gen. 8.21
Nimrod’s pursuit of course, followed the same pattern of rebellion against Divine viewpoint and standards. This is indicated by the Hebrew of Gen. 10.9, “a mighty hunter (warrior) AGAINST the LORD.” His kingdom was the beginning of Babylonian evil as expressed in the worship of the physical universe. This was the purpose of the tower; To reach into the heavens and get a closer look at the stars and planets.
So at this time, God instituted nationalism to be
the guideline for the development of societies throughout the rest of human
history until Jesus Christ returns and sets up His own perfect government.
The boundaries were initially linguistic and racial. But then geographical
and cultural differences in these two areas developed.
Since then, man's attempts at world domination throughout history have been many, but all with the same results. Chaldea, Persia, Greece, Rome, Romanism and Islam are the prime example’s from ancient history.
A more recent example of attempt at world domination is the advance of Germany under Hitler. Then, from the end of World War II until the very present, there is the advance of communism which is felt in every corner of the world.
Modern man, “civilized" man, thinks that things will get better and that he will create a perfect world order. But this too, is only deception from the sin nature and a lie from Satan who wants to bring about order and stability out of the chaos that he initiated.
Satan's strategy is to incorporate the distorted
inclinations of man's nature into his pursuit to rule the universe and to
displace God. He is moving toward one final attempt in the future through
which he will personally indwell a member of the human race and endow him
with such a power and charisma that practically all the world will follow
him. 2 Thes. 2.3-4, 8-12; Rev. 13.1-8; Dan. 7.8; 8.23-25
So it is that any attempt at one world rule has 3
strikes against it which doom it to failure.
Psalm 2 describes in general, man's collective attempt to free himself, from the authority of the Godhead. Verse one mentions two things concerning the evil of rejecting Divine authority and policy. It is given in the form of a question because from the perspective of the writer, the two expressions mentioned are totally futile and illogical. "Uproar" in the Hebrew speaks of a violent noise of rebellion. This is the creature elevating himself above the creator and considering himself independent. This is called creature arrogance.
The expression “devise emptiness” refers to the
substitute policies put forward to replace God’s standards. These are the
various expressions that come from religions, philosophy and politics which
are designed by man to try to provide fulfillment and happiness in life.
Verse two describes the real problem with a one
The kings and rulers, taking a stand together indicates organized attempts to unite in rebellion against God's design for order and stability in the world.
The phrase, “against the LORD indicates the
ultimate direction of this
The designation, “His anointed” refers to God the Son as the Messiah-savior promised in Genesis 3:15, and throughout the entire Old Testament. This is the Divine world ruler of Daniel 7:13-14, who will set up the government of God after the battle of Armageddon.
Verse three describes the attack on the unity of the Godhead in an attempt to remove Divine authority from over them. Any attempt at one world government has at its core, rejection or distortion of the true essence of God. "Let us tear their union apart" is an attempt to undermine the unity of the Godhead through denial or distortion. This represents the religious organizations and philosophical systems of mankind that attempt to escape the authority of God's absolute standards of righteousness and divine morality.
Religion is man trying to relate to himself, the universe and God on his own terms, seeking personal merit and recognition for his efforts. And in many cases erasing God entirely out of the equation. Christianity is recognizing man's total depravity in the eyes of God, accepting the Divine solution and entering into a personal relationship with God on His terms.
The phrase, “and cast away their bindings from us" is an attempt to remove the hold that Divine authority and truth have on mankind. As long as man is under that authority and bound by that truth, he is responsible when he rebels and deviates, thus coming under divine judgment. Man is under Divine authority and has a basic conscience of Divine truth by natural design in his soul (Ec. 7.29; Rom. 2.14). When he rejects either, he is internally convicted and this produces a soul misery above and beyond the overt consequences of his morality sins.
Therefore, in order for man to be free from the natural conviction within his very core, he must totally remove Divine authority and truth from jurisdiction over him. This of course is impossible no matter how much he tries. Isaiah 29:15-16 puts our creature status in perfect perspective. "wo “Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, and whose deeds are done in a dark place, and they say, 'Who sees us?' or 'Who knows us?' You turn things around (Lit - It is your perversion). Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, so that what is made should say to its maker, 'He did not make me.' Or what is formed say to him who formed it, 'He has no understanding. ' "
"He did not make me" indicates no authority over me.
"He has no understanding" indicates no truth or wisdom to which I am bound. No standards to convict me.
Verse four gives God's response to man's rebellion.
Divine sovereignty has designed a plan for the universe that no one can reverse. His omnipotence is not limited and His wisdom is not deficient. And since His total essence is perfect, He can only laugh at the rebellion of his creatures. It is not a cruel laugh. But a logical, matter-of-fact laugh expressed to those who having rejected His love, can now only face his justice.
Isaiah 43:13, "Even from Eternity I am He; And there is none who can deliver out of my hand; I act and who can reverse it?"
Isaiah 46:10, "Declaring the end from the
beginning and from ancient times things which have not
Verse five is the expression of Divine justice. It is Justice that depends on His absolute standards of righteousness and not on man's opinions and viewpoint.
His verbal rebuke is the consistent message
throughout all of human history concerning God's character and plan.
Romans 1:20 - "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and Divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse."
Psalm 19:1-4 - "The heavens are telling of the
glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of his hands. Day to
day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. Their is no
verbal speech, nor are their words; Their voice is not heard. Their line has
gone out through
And so God is justified in his judgment and the nations and kingdoms throughout history, which have felt His wrath in their eventual demise, deserved it. Thus, in the future, Satan's and man's greatest attempt will feel the same steel of God's sword wielded by Jesus Christ expressing the righteous wrath of the Godhead. Revelation 19:15, “And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the winepress of the wrath of the anger of God the Almighty.”
Verse six records the Father's statement concerning His plan.
"As for me," brings special attention to God the Father in contrast to the kings and rulers of the world. They are seeking to set up a one world rule, but God has already established His own ruler for the future, who will govern in absolute righteousness, justice and truth.
"Upon Zion, my holy mountain" refers to Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, which also will be the capital city of Christ's one world government.
Israel is a nation created by God for a special function in history. Before Christ came, Israel was the recipient of the specific Messianic promises and the center of the Messianic message. Rom. 9.4
And in the future, Israel will become once again the hub of the world and the center of Truth and righteousness.
Verses 7-9 give the Messiah's quote of the Father in regard to his entrance into the world and his future status as king.
The career of the Messiah is traced by mentioning three things.
(1)His incarnation: God the Son becoming man. John 1.14
(2)His victory during his earthly life and His Divine promotion to kingship.
(3)His return in judgment to rule with Righteousness, justice and truth.
It is His promotion to kingship that concerns us.
The Messiah was premised the nations of the world
as his inheritance. But the actual reign depended on the success of his
ministry on the earth. In his humanity he lived a perfect life of total
This whole picture is found in Philippians 2:5-11
". . . Christ Jesus, who, although existing in
the essence of God, decided that being equal with God was not a thing to be
selfishly retained, but he emptied himself, by taking on the essence of a
bondservant, being made in the likeness of men. And appearing in outward
form as a man, he
Satan has temporary authority over the nations as indicated by Luke 4.6. And at the temptation of Christ by Satan, related in Luke 4, Satan actually offered those kingdoms to Christ prematurely in order to distract him from carrying out the Father's plan. Satan's offer at this time was to give Christ the authority, but then to establish himself as the sovereign of the universe, "If you will bow down before me." Luke 4:7.
This was just another attempt by Satan to establish a one world rule that would promote his own viewpoint and ignore the Divine absolutes of righteousness, justice and truth. But beyond that , it would discredit the plan and character of God and remove forever any possibility of Divine judgment being meted out upon Satan and his angels.
Verse ten is a warning to the nations to recover from their rebellion and to function in the world using God’s viewpoint and follow His policies. The command to “consider,” is exhortation to look at the facts of Divine truth, and “take warning” is a command to accept the truth that it is God’s justice that will evaluate and judge.
Verse eleven gives us the required response of the creature to the Creator.“Worship means to recognize the superiority of Cod. The creature must accept his creature status and concede that the creator has the right and authority to establish policy for His creatures. But such a response on man's part requires the possession of knowledge, the revelation of which is God's
responsibility. And God has been faithful throughout all of human history to make known his viewpoint by using the agency of priestly representatives; whose who will teach the spiritual and moral principles of the Godhead.
From Adam to Moses, these representatives were called local or family priests and were responsible for passing on spiritual truth as they received it from previous priests or through direct revelation from God. This of course included the messages of salvation through faith in the promise of a coming Savior as well as spiritual and moral standards for living here on earth.
From Moses until 70 AD, the representative was the national priesthood of Israel. It received from God specific rituals and regulations as teaching aides and had the responsibility of taking "the message of the Messiah throughout the world.
From 7O AD until the present time, the
representative is what the Bible calls the body of Christ. All who have
trusted in Christ as their savior are part of that body which is actually a
The basis issue of worship is summed up in
Fear God, is the attitude of respect and reverence for the authority of God. Psalm 2:11 reads, “worship the LORD in fear.” That is, reverence, respect and proper recognition of WHO He is.
"keep his commandments" is knowledge and conformity to Cod's viewpoint and policy for every area of life.
In our overall context of one world government, the exhortation is to recognize and accept God's policy for the orderly function of the human race. And that policy is nationalism until Christ himself returns and establishes his own international kingdom.
Psalm 2:11 continues, “and rejoice with trembling.” The refers to the actual acceptance of Divine viewpoint and policy and the genuine inner happiness that results from following those standards.
Verse 12 is a general exhortation to the nations
so they might go beyond creature awareness (humility) and enter into a
spiritual relationship with God.
"And you perish in the way," refers to an
interruption of your normal life activity through some type of physical
Individuals usually suffer in association with
the judgments upon their nations. But on a personal level, the law of
natural consequences comes into play.
“For his wrath may soon begin to burn," is a
From a world-wide and national perspective, human viewpoint interprets God's delay in judgment as God's inability to judge or indeed, even his non-existence. But this too is deception. 2 Peter 3:3-9.
"Know this first of all, that in the last days
mockers will come with their mocking. following after their own lusts, and
saying, 'Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers
died, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.' For when
they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the
heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,
through which the world at that time was destroyed, beinr flooded with
water. Eut the present
"How blessed" in the Hebrew means happy and
refers to the inner peace and contentment that results from total trust in
the person and work of Cod. First, from accepting His authority and then by
learning and following his policy. It echoes the “blessing” of Psalm 1:1,
“How happy is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor
stand in the way of life of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers.”
The collective solution is to follow the principles of nationalism. The human race should be divided into several national entities, distinct through geographical, linguistic and cultural differences. And then each national entity is responsible for maintaining freedom and security for its people.
The individual solution is primarily spiritual.
Man must accept God's solution to his sinful nature and his personal sins.
Jesus said, " I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the
Father except through me" (John 14:6). Therefore proper spiritual
relationship with God can only be found through the person and work of
Christ. This is the ultimate in creator policy for his creatures. And to
"And He made from one, every nation of mankind to
live on all
Political and religious slavery on a world-wide
scale through attempts at one world rule, undermine the advance of God's
truth in a fallen world. It does not stop its advance, but undermines its
presence and influence. Regardless of the status of the world, anyone who
seeks to relate to God on God's terms will be provided with the information
needed to enter into spiritual life with God. So the point of all these
principles is that one worldism is not in agreement with Divine truth, and
although God is never frustrated or set back by anything, the issue is that
the creature is setting himself up in opposition to God the creator, and in
such a stand, he cannot possibly survive.
©Ron Wallace, http://www.biblefragrances.com.
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