Why Christians Must Stand Against the Idea of World Government
After decades of a slow increase in global government among many nations and two years of a world-wide attempt to limit freedom among the nations, it has become increasingly clear that the world is looking for a savior. The question is, who will this savior be? Whether it be the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Council on Foreign Relations, or another global government body, there is no doubt that more and more people will be calling for an increase in global government. After all, our world is facing so many problems. Why wouldn't we want a world government to solve those problems? Who else could solve them?
There is a Better Solution
But as followers of Christ, we must seek wisdom from God's Word for solutions to our problems. God made the nations and created the boundaries for those nations (Acts 17:26). So God established the nations and He separated them. He also commanded the nations to obey Him (Matthew 28:20). Throughout biblical history there have been attempts at establishing world government, e.g., the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:4) and King Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 2). The idea of global governance is not new. It has existed for thousands of years as an attempt to rule the world without the one true God of the Bible. Historically speaking, only wicked and ungodly empires have been responsible for attempts to establish a world government.
The United Nations and the other existing world governing bodies are no different from those of the past, in that they also promote an agenda in opposition to Almighty God. Since these world governing bodies are against God, we must fight against these false gods. Followers of Christ should be reminded that we must obey King Jesus above all others (Acts 5:29). We must expose the unfruitful works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11), even those presented by world governing bodies.
We must stand firm
We must remember that this fight is not against people, but against the evil ideas that attempt to separate us from God (Ephesians 6:12). A love for God and a love for neighbor makes it necessary for us to fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12) by glorifying God and fleeing from evil. We must not be apathetic towards doing the work God has planned for us (Ephesians 2:10). We do not know exactly how the last days are going to unfold and when all of the eschatological timelines will come to fruition. In Acts 1:7, Jesus told the apostles, "It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority." It would be wise for us to obey Him in this since He has only revealed so much about the end times. It is ungodly for us not to act, even if we believe the world is ending soon or for any other reason. We are responsible for fighting for good and against evil, not predicting the outcomes that only God knows.
There are no more excuses. There is no neutrality. The time is now to stand firm on the Word of God and to stand against the idea of world government. Tell your family and tell your friends that Jesus is King of the world. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. He is our Lord and Savior. There are no substitutes!