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Coming — A World Government to enforce Peace

Why has the UN been totally unable to settle the recent Mideast dispute?
Why has it so miserably failed to settle any MAJOR conflict anywhere on this earth?
Few realize that a World Government is already being groomed to displace the UN — and bring us peace at last!


WHY must hundreds of millions live under the constant threat of nuclear annihilation? Most people’s want peace on earth! They would like to live in security, happiness and prosperity.

Yet nations continue spending lavishly, arming to the hilt — presumably to guarantee peace.

But we have no peace!


Man's Many "Peace" Efforts

History reveals where man has gone wrong. But man has refused to learn the lessons of history!

It is time we opened up the pages of human experience and discovered for ourselves why man's efforts have failed — and why the God of Heaven will have to intervene in human affairs to bring us peace at last.


Pax — But No Peace!

We've all heard of Pax Romana, Pax Britannica, Pax Americana, and now Pax UN-style — man's latest "peace" experiment. Why have the nations, since the dawn of history, been constantly locked in deadly combat, striving for peace?

Why has the history of man been one long, continuous chronicle of struggle and war — and, at best, false peace?

During man's long history, he has tried every device imaginable to bring about peace: peace pacts, treaties, alliances, balances of power, and various leagues or unions of temporarily friendly nations. Unfortunately, man has continuously resorted to war as a means of attaining peace!

The League of Nations was formed in 1920 shortly after World War I. It was established "to promote international cooperation and to achieve INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY!"

But the League of Nations proved utterly unable to preserve world peace.

Before World War II ended, many men of vision could see that some form of world government was absolutely necessary if another terrible, nightmarish World War — with all its mind-chilling nuclear horrors — were to be averted!

So representatives of fifty of the world's leading nations met April 25-June 26, 1945, in San Francisco to draft a charter for just such a world peace organization. It was signed on June 26th.


Birth of the United Nations

Sir Anthony Eden — at the UN Conference in San Francisco, 1945 — said: "It is no exaggeration to say that the work on which we are making a start here may be THE WORLD'S LAST CHANCE."

The architects of the UN had good intentions.

Many leaders in the U.S. and Britain — and in the world in general — still look upon the United Nations as the world's best — if not its only — means of bringing about world peace. But there were too many basic flaws in the UN Charter to enable it to have the faintest chance of success. It, like the ill-fated League of Nations before it, was destined to fail from the beginning!


UN — "Doomed to Failure"

Even a number of influential world leaders have expressed grave doubts about the value of the UN as an effective world peace force. To these realists, the UN is "a weak reed" — or even a broken reed.

A Member of Parliament, Mr. Anthony Fell, in September, 1960 urged Britain to pull out of the UN.

He said: "We must not delude ourselves or the world any longer that the UN has any useful purpose to serve, either in the advancement of democracy and freedom or in the prevention of war. The United Nations has failed! It was our creature and it has failed us. Not because of a lack of good intentions, but because it is an organization that is DOOMED TO FAILURE."

And in June of this year a British news magazine had this to say: "Many wonder: is the UN going the same hangdog, helpless way of the old League of Nations?"

Other newsmen confess: "The UN is a forum of fallen hopes!" "UN [was] set up not to end wars, but to end nations!" "The UN is not a platform for peace, but a platform for propaganda — a sounding board for war!"

The UN has been referred to as, "the hodgepodge Babel in New York!"

Yes, millions are asking: "Is the UN worth maintaining?"

The recent bungling by the UN of the Israeli-Arab crisis caused many to ask if the UN is really serving any good purpose at all.


Why UN is Impotent

Here, then, are seven basic reasons why, from its beginning, the UN was doomed to failure — to be ineffective as an instrument of world peace!

1 — The UN is doomed to fail because — it does not itself really know the way of peace! Notice God's stern indictment of the warmongering nations of this earth; "Their feet are swift to shed blood. Destruction and misery are in their ways. And the way of peace have they not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes" (Rom. 3:15-18). See also Isaiah 59:8.

Can anyone really honestly say that this scripture does not apply to the UN?


Hopelessly Divided

2 — The UN cannot possibly succeed as a world peace-keeping force because — its members are hopelessly divided in: race, religion and in their political or governmental ideologies. Did you ever notice how often certain blocs of nations in the UN vote according to their racial, religious or political affiliations?

These deep-seated divisions within the ranks of the UN are more than sufficient to prevent the member nations from ever agreeing on any major issue!

"Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand," said Jesus Christ (Matt. 12:25).

How can a hopelessly divided disunited Nations ever bring lasting peace to this world? How long can such a divided body survive? "Can two [or, can 122 UN member nations] walk together except they be agreed?" (Amos 3:3)


Bark . . . But No Bite

3 — The UN is bound to fail because — it is totally impotent! It has a certain amount of growl and bark, but no bite. It has no teeth — no real power to back up its decisions with swift, decisive action (Eccl. 8:11).

It takes unified leadership to be a power. The UN has learned that without unity it doesn't wield any real power.

During the recent Mideast crisis we once again saw just how weak and ineffective the United Nations proved to be. When Nasser demanded that the United Nations peace-keeping force (or farce) be removed from the Israeli-Egyptian border, did the UN have the authority to defy Nasser and stay put?

Wasn't this UN peace-keeping force supposed to provide a protective umbrella against any future outbreak of Israeli-Egyptian hostilities? But when war fever was whipped up, the UN force was taken away — right at the precise moment when it was needed!

Consequently, many have asked: If the UN umbrella is to be taken away when an international storm threatens, why have it there in the first place?

When the UN ordered a cease-fire between the Arabs and the Israeli forces, the firing didn't stop until the nations involved were ready to quit fighting.


Not a Universal Force

4 — The UN will continue to fail miserably because — it is not a universal force! (It has turned out to be more of a universal farce!) It does not have jurisdiction over all of the major nations — never tries to discipline nonmembers.

Communist China, with a population of over six hundred million, has not been admitted as a member of the UN. It has the largest population of any nation — over one fifth of the world's population! And it now possesses its own H-bombs, and is working on its own guided missiles.

Communist China poses a serious threat to world peace. She not only threatens the Western world with subversion and armed aggression, but she also poses quite a threat to her communist neighbor, Russia.

5 — The UN cannot succeed because — its members are not always fair-minded and totally impartial!

A world peace-keeping force can administer peace and justice on this earth only if its rulers will be totally impartial in international disputes!

Needless to say, the delegates to the UN do not qualify to be supranational rulers in this respect. They have their own vested interests to protect. Each UN delegate's background is molded and colored by the religious, political or racial teachings of his own nation! National feelings and emotions are usually much stronger than international ties.

6 — The UN is doomed to fail because — its charter and its governing rules are not based on the immutable laws of God, but are based upon mere human customs, ideologies, and human laws.

There is only one way — a very simple way! — to peace. That is by obedience to God's holy, righteous, and perfect laws! David was inspired to write: "Great PEACE have they which love thy law . . ." (Psalm 119:165).

No man-made organization for peace will prosper unless and until it is based on the eternal principles of God's Law — upon His everlasting Word. As long as man bases his peace schemes on the shifting sands of man's fickle ideas — instead of on God's Word — peace will continuously elude him (Matt. 7:24-27).

7 — The UN was doomed from its very beginning because — it left God out of its plans. The delegates to the UN don't really seek God and His guidance. The meetings are not opened with prayer. This might offend some of the atheistic members.

Many spacious rooms, offices, halls and chambers have been set aside at the UN headquarters in New York to house the many activities of man in his vain efforts to work out the solutions to his problems with his fellowman.

But only one small room in the UN building has been set aside as a place where members can go for a silent prayer or meditation. Needless to say, this very small room is more than ample.

What does God think of puny man's peace-keeping efforts — apart from Him? God thunders: "Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city [or nation — from war], the watchman waketh but in vain" (Psalm 127:1). All efforts to avert ultimate war (apart from God) will prove utterly futile!


Needed — A World Super-Government

Some of the world's leaders are now telling us that a world super-government is man's only hope! But the UN has not filled that need.

Some now see the handwriting on the United Nations' wall. It has already failed as a peace-keeping force! It does not have peace-keeping power.

"Like the covenant of the League of Nations, this [UN] Charter set up AN ASSOCIATION OF STATES rather than a world government. Though armed force was used under the United Nations to check aggression in Korea, beginning in 1950, there continued throughout the world a realization that the preservation of world peace called for an organization STRONGER THAN THE UNITED NATIONS" (Ency. Amer., Vol. 13, art. "Government").

Where does this fact leave us?

Just this — "International law HARDLY EXISTS today," said Edward Teller in the Saturday Evening Post. "Yet it is one of our most vital needs . . . We must work for the establishment of a world authority sustained by moral force and physical force — a WORLD GOVERNMENT capable of enforcing worldwide law."

"'All this frightens the daylights out of me,' " confessed Dr. Charles E. Osgood, of the University of Illinois, in revealing his fear of the spread of nuclear armament; " 'but frightening people isn't enough,' he said. 'What we need, and that most urgently, is an enlivened search for NEW ALTERNATIVES to war as a means of resolving human conflicts. A WORLD GOVERNMENT may be the ONLY PERMANENT SOLUTION,' he said" (Dallas Times Herald).

"We must have a new authority in the world to substitute justice for war, and that means a court and a police force," Lord Beveridge, noted British social reformer, told the House of Lords.

Supporting this idea, former British Prime Minister Earl Attlee said, "We have not an awful lot of time. There is too much dangerous stuff in the world and there are too many fools about, trigger-happy idiots and the like."

Lord Pakenham, in describing the need of a world government to save the world from destroying itself, said: "Unless world government or something like it is achieved in 10 years," said he, "nothing can!"

Many now realize the need of a world super-government; but how many realize that such a government is coming to this earth in the very near future?

Surprising as it may seem, such a wise world government is being planned for this strife-torn, war-weary earth. It is just around the corner. But it will not be established in the way men might imagine. This world government will in fact be established by the Almighty Creator God — without the consent or approval of mankind. It will be set up for the benefit of all humanity — and it will work! This super-government will eventually bring to this strife-torn earth everything mankind wants, but is unable to achieve on his own: peace, security, joy and happiness, prosperity and abundant health and well-being!

Nearly 2,000 years ago Jesus Christ came to this earth bearing the most important message mankind has ever heard. What did that good news include? That message was the GOSPEL (good news) OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD (Mark 1:14). Jesus continually revealed that God's Kingdom would be set up literally on this earth.

When the long-awaited Messiah returns to this earth as a conquering hero He will put down rebellious man's slaughter of his fellowman (Rev. 19: 11-21; Zech. 14:1-3). He will then force all nations to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks (Isa. 2:1-4; Micah 4:1-3).

Christ will establish His world headquarters at Jerusalem, the City of Peace (Jer. 3:17). From Jerusalem He will rule all nations with a rod of iron! (Rev. 19:15; Ps. 96:13; 98:9)


Utopia at Last!

The Prince of Peace will then teach the nations the way of peace and happiness (Isa. 9:6; Acts 3:15). There will be a 1,000-year period of world peace (Rev. 20:1-5).

There will be no more threats of war and annihilation (Isa. 11:1-9). At that time all nations will dwell together in complete safety.

Christ will rule the earth with the help of immortal, spirit beings — the very sons of God — who shall have overcome in this life and have proven willing to submit themselves to the laws and ways of God (Rev. 5:10).

Will man's long-desired Utopian age of peace and prosperity then be realized?

Yes, Christ's rule will produce a wonderful Utopia upon this earth.

But not before God has first allowed mankind to flounder around in his own human organizations — such as the United Nations — to first prove to man that he is totally INCAPABLE of bringing real peace to this war-ravaged earth through any human government or any man-devised peace plans!

Communism, Fascism — even Democracy! — can never bring true peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone on this earth!

The wonderful WORLD TOMORROW can be brought about only through the direct instrumentality of the government of God — the literal Kingdom of God established upon this earth. (Write for our free booklet: The Wonderful World Tomorrow — What It Will Be Like)

Only then will the many bickering nations truly learn the way of obedience and resultant peace which flows from obedience to God's law (Isa. 48:17, 18). Then, and only then, will humanity learn how to live in perpetual health, happiness, peace and prosperity.

May God Almighty speed that day!