Big Brother Goes Global
by Hal Lindsey
On September 25th, Pope Francis gave an address to the United Nations General Assembly. In it, he presented a list of what he called UN accomplishments. Then he said, “Without all those interventions on the international level, mankind would not have been able to survive.”
It was a bizarre moment to hear this man, famous for his faith, praising the UN as mankind’s savior over the last 70 years. Because he sees the UN in such a lofty role, it’s only natural that he wants to give it more power — even to the point of world governance.
He said, “The experience of these seventy years since the founding of the United Nations in general, and in particular the experience of these first fifteen years of the third millennium, reveal both the effectiveness of the full application of international norms and the ineffectiveness of their lack of enforcement.”
In other words, he sees the UN as highly effective, except where it has lacked the ability to enforce its will. The implication is obvious. He believes the UN should be given the teeth to enforce its edicts on everyone.
People sometimes see the United Nations for what it should be, and forget what it is. It has two power centers. The weaker of those two is the General Assembly where third-world nations hold sway. In general, those countries tend to be anti-American and anti-Semitic.
But the most powerful part of the UN is its Security Council — especially the five permanent members, each of which has full veto power. Two of the five, Russia and China, have no freedom of the press, little freedom of religion, and a high disregard for human rights in general.
On paper, the UN sounds like a noble idea. But in reality, it is a hot mess. And now, Pope Francis and others want to give that hot mess, power over all our lives. With the skillful use of public relations, they have engendered a worldwide fear of global warming. The UN has used this “problem” to uniquely situate itself on the world stage. It is now poised for the greatest power grab in history. That power grab is called “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
In his UN speech, Francis called the 2030 Agenda “an important sign of hope.”
We don’t know the extent to which the nations of the earth will actually comply with the 2030 Agenda. But all 193 member states of the General Assembly voted for it. We also know that every nation in the world is at least giving lip-service to the proposal.
Simply put, the 2030 Agenda is a plan to completely rearrange the power structure of Planet Earth between now and the year 2030. That’s just fifteen years. This is huge!
There are various estimates on the 2030 Agenda’s cost, but it will probably be between 5 and 7 trillion dollars per year. That’s double the entire annual budget of the United States government. That’s almost half of the annual Gross Domestic Product of the United States. Over the 15 years of the 2030 Agenda, we’re talking about a hundred trillion dollars. If money is power — and it is — imagine putting that kind of power in the hands of one of the most corrupt and hypocritical organizations in history.
The UN describes Agenda 2030 in utopian terms. “We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.”
“No one will be left behind” means “No one will be able to opt out.” The 2030 Agenda is a plan for every man, woman, and child on the face of the earth, like it or not.
The Agenda consists of 17 items. Let’s look at a couple of them. Number 1 says, “End poverty in all its forms everywhere.” This goal is something like a mirage in the desert. It looks like water, but it’s just sand. The UN can chase this objective all the way to an economic takeover of the entire world, and the poor will still be with us. But to those who want to run the world, failure to achieve the stated goal won’t matter. To them it only matters that they will have taken Planet Earth another step closer to world government.
Item Number 10 says, “Reduce inequality within and among countries.” This contains two huge, but very different ideas rolled into one. Reducing inequality “within” countries, puts the UN at the doorstep of local businesses, schools, and governments — all in an effort to redistribute wealth. It might well become an excuse to raid private bank accounts and confiscate property. Reducing inequality “among countries,” puts the UN in charge of an even bigger wealth redistribution scheme — that of nations.
The people behind this do not believe a decent standard of living is “sustainable.” Therefore, equality “within and among countries” cannot mean prosperity for all. It means prosperity for no one… except an elite ruling class.
Some will say that it’s all a pipedream, that the UN has no chance of meeting these goals. But meeting the goals will not be the problem. The problem will come from the havoc wreaked by the pursuit of those goals.
I have said this before, but I am charged by the LORD to say it repeatedly. We must continue to believe one of Gods most solemn promises that He made right after destroying mankind by water, “… I will never again curse the ground on account of man … and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done. While the earth remains,
Seedtime and Harvest,
And Cold and Heat,
And Summer and Winter,
And Day and Night,
SHALL NOT CEASE.”
(Genesis 8:21b-22 NASB)
Believe what the LORD promised. Global warming destroying the earth is a lie of Satan to give a reason for man to set up a one-world-government so that the “elite” can rule it.
God is coming soon to take out His own. Keep trusting in Him.