There are three distinct spheres exerting influence on the formation of global governance in the world today. These three realms are the political, financial, and spiritual institutions created to organize and govern the affairs of men on a local, regional, and international level. None of these systems operates in a vacuum uninfluenced by the others. Sometimes they are at odds with each other and sometimes they operate with varying degrees of harmony and mutual cooperation. Sustaining cooperation within and between these three realms, or the lack of it, largely depends on whether or not one or more desired outcomes, as determined by the various stakeholders within each realm, coincides or conflicts with the desired outcomes of the others.
My focus in this article is to enlighten the reader to the United Nations Post 2015 Development Agenda, which is now emerging from the collective sea of humanity in order to unify all three realms under one single Global Authority. We are being told that achieving such unity of purpose on a universal scale is not just a good thing, but is absolutely critical to our survival on planet earth. The alternative is the continuing disintegration of society, certain financial collapse, and global war. In other words, if we want to survive on planet Earth, we have no choice but to cooperate with the new paradigm being presented to us.
In order to truly understand how this new paradigm is expected to work, we have to understand certain concepts of governance in relation to all three realms. According to the United Nations, “Governance refers to the exercise of political and administrative authority at all levels to manage a country’s affairs. It comprises the mechanisms, processes and institutions, through which citizens and groups articulate their interests, exercise their legal rights, meet their obligations and mediate their differences.”[i] Global governance is thus an extension of this same definition applied to all the nations of the world, without exception.
All political, financial, and religious systems exist to define and guide political, moral, and legal objectives. Each has its own enforcement mechanisms designed to insure that guiding policies are adhered to. In the Bible, we are told that God Himself has instituted governments among men and therefore we are admonished to show genuine respect towards the governing authorities.[ii] But we are also warned in scripture [iii] and can cite numerous examples from history detailing the horrors of unjust governments who exceed their authority, abuse their own citizens, attack their neighbors indiscriminately, or allow liberty to devolve into licentiousness.
In our world today, all three realms (political, financial, and spiritual) are subject to misunderstandings and internal conflicts. Competing factions struggle to assert dominance and gain influence. Irreconcilable differences and jealousies within and between each realm have historically led to regime change, division, and war. In the Biblical sense, such divisiveness can be traced back to God’s divine judgement when faced with the arrogance mankind demonstrated at the Tower of Babel. On those ancient plains of Shinar God confused the languages and dispersed the people into nations. Allowing sinful men to pursue their ambitions unhindered would have surely resulted in mankind transgressing God’s dominion and authority.
Governments exert power by consent of the people and sometimes without their consent. Unity of purpose is raised up as a banner, the standard organizing principle needed to create stability. Stability is achieved when internal conflicts are managed (or suppressed) allowing the government to function. Mutual cooperation can lead to a time of relative peace within and between each sphere. For example, even though America’s representative and messy democratic institutions conflict in principle with Saudi Arabia’s authoritarian monarchy, cooperation between these two relatively stable governments has led to the attainment of a long list of mutual benefits. Success in achieving desirable outcomes that are beneficial to each nation bolsters even further levels of cooperation.
One of the differences between Saudi Arabia and the United States, of course, is that in the democratic American ideal, people are supposed to be able to decide from the bottom up how they are to be governed as opposed to having operational dictates imposed on them from the top down. It doesn’t matter that American citizens enjoy freedoms and liberties unheard of in Saudi Arabia. It doesn’t matter that the United States is home to a plethora of diverse religions, and even anti-religions, which exist in stark contrast to the monolithic faith imposed and strictly enforced without exception on all Arabs. It doesn’t matter that America’s government and culture is almost the exact opposite of the Saudi’s. Our two nations have chosen to become politically, financially, and yes, spiritually entangled regardless of our differences. It is the willful subordination of these differences on a global scale that is now being presented as the last, best hope for mankind.
Watch and listen to this podcast where global insider John Podesta describes how the United Nations Post 2015 Development Agenda is going to establish a new paradigm of cooperation and global governance by taking up where the Millennium Development Goals (a.k.a. “Agenda 21”) left off:
As Podesta elaborates in this brief video, “Agenda 21” only accomplished the first phase of cooperation needed for building global governance. The U.N. Post 2015 Development Agenda builds on that consensus driven foundation and demands heightened international cooperation and commitment. Most importantly, the new plan requires universal compliance which will be monitored through centralized information gathering and directed technology. This means there will be NO EXCEPTIONS, absolutely no “opt outs” or alternatives to the new global system! Such an all-encompassing “Global Authority” is deemed necessary to exert governance over the political, economic, and cultural realms in order to achieve global sustainability.
In addition to eradicating poverty and preserving the environment, the new UN plan calls for universal health care and universal identification. A group of stakeholders called “Beyond 2015” involved in crafting the new paradigm state that, “Just governance in the post-2015 era would first require a re-conception of sustainable development goals not as needs and services but as rights accessible to all. These rights would involve common and differentiated duties clearly attributed to development actors – primarily governments but also including the private sector.”[iv]
Beyond 2015 goes on to state that, “world leaders must commit to a multi-tiered accountability architecture to monitor and review the implementation of the post-2015 agenda at the subnational, national, regional and global levels.”[v] In other words, we must, and we will, create a new global governance, a new Tower of Babel.
In conjunction with this shared spirit of purpose, Pope Francis is preparing to give spiritual direction and perhaps even his blessing to the U.N. plan when he speaks to representatives from all the nations of the world who will be gathered in New York for the opening day of the UN Post 2015 Development Summit this September. The Vatican appears to be lining up behind, or perhaps in front of, several key components of the new paradigm. In one supporting document crafted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the literal Biblical account of the Tower of Babel is turned upside down, reinvented and re-imagined in order to make the case that global unity is desirable and achievable if certain parameters are met.
Most importantly for Christians, the PCJP document redefines the “Spirit of Pentecost” by calling for “the creation of a world public Authority at the service of the common good”. Here’s an excerpt from the Vatican’s Pontifical Counsel on Justice and Peace:
“Through the account of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9), the Bible warns us how the “diversity” of peoples can turn into a vehicle for selfishness and an instrument of division. In humanity there is a real risk that peoples will end up not understanding each other and that cultural differences will lead to irremediable oppositions. The image of the Tower of Babel also warns us that we must avoid a “unity” that is only apparent, where selfishness and divisions endure because the foundations of the society are not stable. In both cases, Babel is the image of what peoples and individuals can become when they do not recognize their intrinsic, transcendent dignity and brotherhood.
“The spirit of Babel is the antithesis of the Spirit of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-12), of God’s design for the whole of humanity: that is, unity in truth. Only a spirit of concord that rises above divisions and conflicts will allow humanity to be authentically one family and to conceive of a new world with the creation of a world public Authority at the service of the common good.”[vi]
Due to the nature and timing of this landmark document, it can only be interpreted as support for the United Nations Post 2015 Agenda. That agenda, as already mentioned, mandates a new spirit of cooperation to facilitate the equitable and fair redistribution of wealth through control of resources via the creation of a new global paradigm.
As shocking as the PCJP’s statement is, it is not without a bevy of supporters across the religious spectrum. Protestant evangelical leaders and quasi-dominionists such as Rick Warren and E. Calvin Beisner are also playing key roles in this last ditch effort to save planet earth. In fact, All those seeking to rebuild the proverbial Tower of Babel are reading from the same script, preaching tolerance and rejecting “extremism” in order to create their vision of a controllable world. Warren’s “Global Peace Plan”[vii] and Beisner’s “Cornwall Stewardship Agenda”[viii] both complement the U.N. Post 2015 Development Agenda. Each calls for mankind to exercise “godly dominion” over everything from financial investments to technology transfers in order to facilitate the eradication of poverty and create the conditions for global peace and sustainable development.
Not to be left out, leaders in the so-called “moderate” Muslim world have also been pushing this shared agenda under the auspices of the UN Alliance of Civilizations[ix]. Of course, everyone knows that religious fundamentalists such as ISIS will have to be dealt with, as that particularly violent brand of Islamic extremism is certainly capable of throwing a wrench into the concept of global unity. Christian and Hindu fundamentalists will also be targeted as well. Anything that gets in the way of unity must be smashed. As one UN think tank puts it in discussing sustainability as it relates to global health targets, “it is no longer viable to argue the case for continuing business as usual, merely extending the time frame and making minor adjustments to the current framework of goals and targets.”[x] Something new and all encompassing must be attempted in order to save the planet.
We are being told that if mankind is to survive and flourish on planet earth, we must put aside our cultural, political, and spiritual differences in order to achieve the “common good”. (See my previous article Our Common Destiny, NOT! -The President’s Theosophy and Agenda 21.) But even if it receives the blessings of the Vatican, this tidal wave of shared values and common purpose directed towards common goals is not heaven sent. Rather, this latest movement towards global unity is emerging out of the darkest depths of the abyss. While this new “gospel” promises to guide mankind into an era of peace and prosperity, it requires absolute dedication to a worldly focus and spiritual compromise in the name of consensus driven values.
My advice is this: Stay vigilant. Keep watch. The United Nations has been a Luciferian organization from its inception. The devil knows that his time is growing short, and he’s going to try to deceive as many people as possible in the limited time allotted to him. God’s people need to remain steadfast and faithful regardless of circumstances. There can be no compromise and no fraternity with evil. The more our corrupt global leaders cry for unity, the more dissension, strife and turmoil will envelope the world. Jesus and the prophets told us what to expect in today’s headlines. The “birth pangs” we are seeing today only confirm the accuracy of the scriptures. Remember that Jesus came into the world not to create peace, but to cause division. [See Luke 12:51-56] He will come again to execute judgment and separate the “wheat from the chaff” [Mat 3:12]. Be “salt” and “wheat” my friends, and be encouraged to trust in the sure promises of God. Dominion, judgment, and mercy belong to the Lord.
Notes and references:
[i] Specifically, http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/untaskteam_undf/thinkpieces/7_governance.pdf, also see related global governance topics listed http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/untaskteam_undf/them_tp.shtml
[ii] Romans 13:1
[iii] Psalm 94:20
[vi] Excerpt from “TOWARDS REFORMING THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL PUBLIC AUTHORITY” – http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20111024_nota_en.html