HAVE you noticed that it is very hard to
pick up a newspaper these days without finding some mention of the
term "New World Order." There is a lot of talk about
it, but what does it mean? Is it something we should look forward
to? Will it take place and if so, when? Who will be responsible for
bringing in this
New World Order?
Will it be the president of the United States or maybe even the
head of the Roman Catholic Church, the pope himself?
Where can we find these answers? Does the Bible say anything about
this important subject that will affect the whole world? Let’s look
at some information that will help us get a better picture of
Pope Calls For A New World Order
The San Francisco Chronicle had a front page story with the title, "Pope
Calls for a New World Order He endorses capitalism with a
social conscience." This article stated that the pope has a
vision of a post-Communist world of economic and social justice,
leaving room for capitalism, with a moral core but no place for
There is a book on the market today by Malachi Martin,
entitled "The Keys of This Blood", Simon and Schuster.
Martin, a former Jesuit and professor at the
Vatican’s Pontifical Biblical Institute, details the pope’s
plans for conquering the world.
A Winner-Take-All Race
Taken from the dust jacket of
Malachi Martin’s book, the publisher states:
"In this timely and provocative new
book, bestselling author Malachi Martin reveals the
untold story behind the Vatican’s
role in the collapse of the Iron Curtain, as well as the popes
far-reaching assessment of the three-way contest now unfolding
among the global powers the Soviet Union... the capitalist
nations of the West, and the pope’s own universal
Roman Church a winner-take-all race against time
and each other to establish, maintain, and control the first
one-world government that has ever existed on the face of the
earth... And Martin reveals the pope’s own blueprint for
a genuinely geopolitical structure: a one-world government
that is both viable and humanly acceptable."
The term New World Order
received attention as never before when former President George
Bush, during the Persian Gulf crisis, gave a speech mentioning
the New World Order that is coming. When Kuwait
was invaded, they looked to America for military help. A National
Public Radio correspondent called George Bush the "president
of the world."
Time magazine has called America "the world’s sole remaining
superpower." Charles Krauthammer, writing in the New
Republic, said we now have "a highly unusual world structure with a
single power, the United States, at the apex of the international
What Is In Store For The Future?
With the United States as the only superpower left on the scene
and the Vatican working to bring about a one-world
government, from a religious standpoint, what is
in store for the future? Is China worried about their
future? Newsweek magazine reports,
"As they watched the collapse of
communism in Eastern Europe and Russia, China’s aging leadership
became convinced that the man most responsible for the party’s
fall from grace was none other than the pope himself. Internal
party documents accused him of directing ‘reactionary and
subversive’ forces against communists everywhere."
In a Life magazine article
entitled "The Triumph of John Paul II," writer Stefan
Kanfer quotes a senior Vatican diplomat:
"‘We are not accustomed to
witnessing so many events like these, we did not expect to see
such an abundance of fruits.’ In private meetings with heads of
state, back room consultations with dissident groups and with
persistent propagandizing... the pope has helped
bring about the greatest policy change since the Russian
Revolution. His objective is... the liberation of the world
Catholicism, with the cooperation of the
United States, wants to bring about a one-world government.
Will they succeed and set up another world empire to try to bring
about world peace and order?
Lets look and see if the Bible talks about this most
important subject, the New World Order.
The Bible Has Much To Reveal
The Bible has much to reveal about what is going to happen in the
world. In the book of Daniel we can find the answers.
"And in the second year of the reign
of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams,
wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from
Nebuchadnezzar was greatly
disturbed by his dreams, but could not remember the details and was
very distressed. He put forth a decree that unless the dream was
made known to him, all the wise men and astrologers of ancient
Babylon would be slain. Daniel and his three
friends were among this group of wise men. All of the other wise men
and astrologers could not tell the King his dream or any part of it.
Daniel and his three companions prayed for the God of heaven to
reveal to Daniel the king’s dream. God allowed Daniel
to dream the same dream that King Nebuchadnezzar had dreamed.
In Nebuchadnezzar’s dream he saw a great image. The head of
the image was pure gold; its chest and arms of silver; the thighs
were of brass; and the legs were made of iron. The feet were
composed of iron mixed with clay. The King saw a stone cut out of a
mountain without human help, fly through the air and strike the
image, upon its feet. The gold, silver, brass, iron, and clay were
completely shattered and broken, and ‘became like the chaff of the
summer threshing floors.’ Daniel 2:35, and the wind blew them all
away. Then the stone began to grow, soon it became a great mountain
and filled the whole earth.
God Had Shown Him... The Future
Daniel explained to King Nebuchadnezzar that God had
shown him what was to happen in the future. The different parts of
the image represented four world empires which would rule the world
in turn. "Thou art this head of gold," Daniel 2:38. The golden head
represented the world kingdom of Babylon ruled by the
King. Daniel revealed that the rest of the kingdoms would not be as
great as the Babylonian empire, which
Nebuchadnezzar ruled, and that there would be four empires total
Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome.
Years later more events of the dream began to take place.
Belshazzar, who was Nebuchadnezzar’s grandson, was the
king when the Babylonian empire fell. Belshazzar was holding
a drunken feast. During this feast Belshazzar decided to mock the
God of heaven by drinking wine from the sacred cups taken from the
temple of God when Jerusalem had been captured by his grandfather.
While the crowd was drunk, a supernatural hand appeared, writing on
the wall: "MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN."
The meaning as given in the Bible is:
"God hath numbered thy kingdom, and
finished it... Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes
Daniel 5:26- 28.
That very night Darius overthrew
Babylon, killed Belshazzar, and Medo-Persia
was the new world empire.
The overthrow of Medo-Persia took place by the
Greeks at the Battle of Arbela in 331 BC.
Greece, which succeeded Medo-Persia, was
divided into four parts at the death of Alexander the Great,
and finally lost world dominion, being overthrown and succeeded by
Rome at the Battle of Pydna in 168 BC.
Daniel had also told Nebuchadnezzar about the
fourth and last earthly kingdom,
"And the fourth kingdom shall be
strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and
subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall
it break in pieces and bruise."
"And whereas thou sawest the feet
and toes, part of potters’ clay and part of iron, the kingdom
shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of
the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry
clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of
clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly
broken... but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron
is not mixed with clay."
Daniel 2:41- 43.
Daniel told the King that the
fourth world empire, Rome, would be divided as
represented by the ten toes of the image. Some of the resulting
nations would be strong and some would be weak. This has been
fulfilled as the nations of Europe are the
successors to the Roman Empire.
They Shall Not Cleave
Through the years since the fall of the Roman Empire
there has been an ongoing effort to bring about a united Europe and
another world empire. History records show that every attempt has
failed. Just as Daniel predicted,
"but they shall not
cleave one to another."
Daniel was revealing to the
King and also to us,
"What shall be in the
The new attempt to bring about a
New World Order is another effort to form a one-world
government. All the attempts that have been made to bring about
another world empire have failed, and it has been at
great loss of human lives. The reason that they all have been, and
will continue to be unsuccessful is because they are not listening
to the God of heaven. He told Daniel that there would not be
another world empire after Rome. The nations have gone
against the Word of God. Their lust for power and wealth have
caused war and bloodshed.
All Attempts Have Failed
"With Rome fell the
last of the world’s universal empires. Heretofore it was
possible for one nation, rising superior to its neighbors to
consolidate them into one vast empire. But when Rome
fell, such possibilities forever passed away. The iron was mixed
with clay and lost the power of cohesion. No man or combination
of men can again consolidate the fragments."
The Prophecies of Daniel
and The Revelation, Uriah Smith, p. 60. Time
and time again men have dreamed of rebuilding one mighty kingdom.
Charlemagne tried it; Charles V tried; Louis XIV
tried; Napoleon tried; Kaiser Wilhelm tried; and
Adolf Hitler tried. All attempts have failed. The current
attempt may appear for a time to be successful, but it will be short
But Daniel’s prophecy goes on and explains the future, the
"... the God of heaven set up a
kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall
not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and
consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the
mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron,
the brass, the clay, the silver and the gold; the great God hath
made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and
the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure."
In The Name Of World Peace
There is more Bible prophecy that tells us we are about to see the
world unite under the influence of the papacy. We will be told that
in the name of world peace, all nations need to succumb to the
Vatican’s vision of a one-world government, a
New World Order.