Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Pope Francis Calls For "New World Order"

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In his new book released today, "God and the World to Come," Pope Francis insists things will never be the same in our post-pandemic world, so he is calling for a "new world order"---a "Great Reset" with a shift away from "financial speculation, fossil fuels, and military build-up toward a green economy based on inclusiveness."



Meanwhile, President Biden is doing his best to help the Pope at our southern border.

And 73% of  US voters are "concerned"---48% "Very Concerned" about our border crises.

Be informed, not misled.

Rasmussen Reports said yesterday that "A majority, 73%,  of voters are concerned about the current surge of migrants at the US-Mexico border, and oppose plans reportedly being considered by Congress this week to offer amnesty to undocumented immigrants."

The 73% includes 48% who are "Very Concerned."

The reasons for concern are many, but one of the immediate things that are driving the concern is the number of migrants who have tested positive for the coronavirus after being released, per Biden policies, by the Border Patrol into Texas. The cases have nearly doubled in the past week.

The Trump era policy forced illegals to wait at the camp for their immigration cases to be processed---known as the "Remain in Mexico" policy. As the Biden administration winds that down, the consequences of the misguided thinking of the far-left are becoming more and more evident.

Mario, a Honduran, told Fox News: "The president of the United States, Biden, helps the people because it's necessary, you know."

People need to be helped.

But is open borders and socialism helping anyone, anywhere on this planet? 

Will a "New World Order" help people?

Pope Francis thinks so.

Pope Francis: "There is something worse than this crisis: the drama of wasting it."

Echoing the words of Marx and Engels, humanists and secular progressives great and small, Pope Francis will declare today in an interview released to the world that we can heal injustice "by building a new world order based on solidarity, studying innovative methods to eradicate bullying, poverty, and corruption." He adds, "All working together, each for their own part, without delegating and passing the buck."

He affirms this new world order will be based on eradicating inequalities and attending to the environment. 

"We can no longer blithely accept inequalities and disruptions to the environment," he declares. 

Then he says this: "The path to humanity's salvation passes through the creation of a new model of development, which unquestionably focuses on coexistence among people in harmony with Creation."

Is living in "harmony" with Mother Earth really the path to "humanity's salvation?"

The Pope says, "If we don't roll up our sleeves and immediately take care of the Earth, with radical personal and political choices, with an economic green turn...sooner or later our common home will throw us out the window."

His convictions, he says, is that the world needs to be "healed" from the "speculative mentality" to be re-established "with a soul" in order to "reduce the gap between those who have access to credit and those who do not."

French President Macron agrees. He told the recent Davos summit, "The great reset is upon us," declaring that in the wake of the Chinese coronavirus modern capitalism "No longer works."

He concludes: 

"Against this planetary discord that is nipping the future of humanity in the bud, we need political action that is the fruit of international harmony"---urging for an end to "short-sighted nationalism" and other forms of "political selfishness."

What has God said?

One of the most poignant stories in the Old Testament is the account of Noah's great grandson Nimrod.

Nimrod was well known, influential, and respected as a leader among leaders. In fact, he's described as the first of the "mighty men" to appear on the earth after the great flood---mighty in stature.

A man's man, a "mighty hunter."

As the leader of the kingdom of Babel, Nimrod is well known for his vision to build the Tower of Babel.

Experts disagree regarding his motives in building the tower---historian Josephus notes that Nimrod, according to Jewish history, (Antiquities of the Jews, book 1, chapter 4) "he would be revenged on God, if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to reach. So his motive was to avenge God for destroying his forefathers in the flood."

Rebellion against God. And His Word.

God had commanded the descendants of Noah to scatter and populate or "fill" the Earth. Rather than spreading out as God had ordered, they had settled in the land of  Shinar--a fertile land watered by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Once the people reached this plain in Babylon, they started a massive building project. The city was built in defiance of God's commandment. The city would establish a unified front against God by preventing scattering.

God responded to their arrogance and rebellion by confusing their language and, yes, scattering them.

Once "scattered," God's plan for people on Earth became nations, borders, and language.

A quick overview of God's plan for people on Earth. And it isn't globalism.

In Deuteronomy 32:8, Moses tells us that just as the Lord separated the nation Israel, so He ordained the independent existence of all other nations..."When the most high divided to the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam...He set bounds for people."

In Numbers 20 and 21, the Israelites, traveling from the wilderness to the Promised Land, needed to pass through territory belonging to the Edomites and the Amorites. God's people were instructed to ask permission of the two respective kings to travel through their country.

Moses told the kings that his people would not stray from the main highway, or would not touch their crops, because those things did not belong to Israel. He even offered to pay for the water his cattle would drink while traveling across the country.

Moses observed boundaries and property.

Establishing borders and respecting borders is righteous behavior in the sight of God.

Deuteronomy 28 plainly teaches that nationhood was established by God for the purpose of social stability and lasting prosperity.

Isaiah 13 and 23 make separate prophetic announcements concerning the futures of ten different nations.

Nationalism is not un-Christian or not Christian, because a nation ceases to be a nation if its borders are not controlled.

When Paul was preaching the Gospel in Athens (Acts 17:26-27) he said God "has made us from one blood every nation of men to dwell on the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings"

The reason, Paul explains, is that they can find God and accomplish His purposes to redeem mankind by the death and resurrection of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.

Nationhood facilitates evangelism.

Nationhood is God's response to man's rebellion. Including that of Nimrod.

Genesis 11 describes Nimrod's attempt to create a world community---globalism. An act of rebellion against God and His plan.

About "the stranger" whom Jesus mentioned and the religious left has built a social justice theology around.

It's clear that Jesus is teaching us that "strangers" or "foreigners" should be treated well. He makes the point that strangers are seen as vulnerable and should be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion.

However, to argue from the passages about "strangers" that it is immoral not to accept whole communities of aliens, or violent criminals, is contrary to biblical teaching.

Jesus was not confused---the so-called Christian left are.

The "stranger" passages were not directed at the mass illegal immigration that some, like Jim Wallis and others, are advocating in the name of Christ. Jesus was, of course, well versed in Old Testament---He is the Word made flesh--Why would he teach against the preservation of nationhood, the most fundamental component of God's purpose for mankind?

The religious left advocates claim Paul's teaching on "being one in Christ" (Gal. 3:28) is justification to eliminate nationhood and national identity.

Paul is saying that men in every nation can partake of the covenant of grace---we are one in the spirit. That text has nothing to do with immigration.

Christianity and nationhood are compatible.

In Romans 9:14, Paul spoke of his sense of identity with his own countrymen.

The Bible clearly teaches that God ordained nationhood and defined national borders. To reject that teaching is to promote an anti-God, tower of Babel, New Age world order.

Advocating for a one world order---globalism--is on its face, rebellion against God.

Christianity is compatible with nationhood. Nationhood is compatible with God's plan for this age.

John Wesley once wrote, 

"We feel in ourselves...kind of a natural affection for our country, which we apprehend Christianity was never designed either to root out or to impair."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.