God established the nations
God established all of the nations and He marked the boundaries of all of the land. Yes, God gave the nations boundaries. His desire has been, is, and always will be that the nations would seek Him. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.” Acts 17:26-27
God desires that the nations serve Him… “May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him.” Psalm 72:11 However, not all nations serve God. “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.” Deuteronomy 18:9
As a nation, we must be careful when it comes to being politically involved with other nations. In fact, in Joshua’s farewell address to the leaders of Israel he warned… “Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them. But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now.” Joshua 23:7-8
A brief history of the United Nations
The United Nations was founded in 1945 after World War II. The founders of the organization claimed that it was established in order… “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war”. Since its founding the U.N. has claimed that peace is its ultimate goal.
The Preamble to the U.N. Charter outlines the purpose and goals of the international organization. Upon further review of the charter and other founding documents, it can be concluded that the organization was created with the stated purpose to bring peace by governing the world. “To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace;” Chapter 1, Article 1, U.N. Charter
The U.N. has been in existence for 70 years. We understand that their stated purpose is peace through global governance. However, we need to know more about what the organization has accomplished in order to more clearly understand its purpose. In order to be successful at keeping peace, the organizational purpose and its actions should be in alignment.
The United Nations doesn’t seek or serve God
After recently recognizing the 70th anniversary of this obscure organization, we should ask ourselves the following questions… What measures does the U.N. plan on carrying out in order to achieve peace? Has the U.N. lived up to its stated purpose to bring peace to the world or has it made things worse? Where does the U.N. derive its authority? Does the United Nations seek, serve, or even publicly recognize our Heavenly Father? Answering those questions should help us begin to determine whether or not the United Nations is an organization that we should promote.
What seems to be clear is that the U.N. Charter and its members in general make little to no mention of our Creator. That should be concerning to us. That should lead us to prayerful consideration of the need for such an organization. If the United Nations does not seek or serve God, it will ultimately fail at bringing peace to the world. “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain…” Psalm 127:1
The United Nations has been working to achieve its stated goals for a long time now. However, what has the organization accomplished exactly? We will need to explore this question and the many other questions that remain, in greater detail. Be sure to take a look at part two… Establishing a New World Order – Part II.