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Why the united nations will never bring world peace

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A review of the UN's achievements compared with God's word

A review of the UN's achievements compared with God's word


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  • 1. Why the United Nations will never bring world peace Laindon January 1st 2012
  • 2. The scope of our talk• Who exactly are the United Nations?• What progress have they made in achieving world peace?• What are the essential ingredients of world peace?• Who can bring it about?• Can we be part of it? World Peace 2
  • 3. The United Nations (1)• The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are: – facilitating cooperation in international law – international security – economic development – social progress – human rights, and – achievement of world peace World Peace 3
  • 4. The United Nations (2)• The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.• There are currently 193 member states, including every internationally recognised sovereign state in the world but the Vatican City. World Peace 4
  • 5. World Peace 5
  • 6. What has the UN achieved?• According to Wikipedia there are some 23 wars taking place in the world right now• There has not been any time when the world has been at peace during the existence of the UN• It is estimated that as many as 6 million people may have died in the Vietnam War alone (1955-1975) World Peace 6
  • 7. The verdictWorld Peace 7
  • 8. Why is it like this?• Is it just a question of time?• Is it a question of the right leadership?• Has some thing got to radically change?• What does God have to say about our situation? World Peace 8
  • 9. God’s assessment“From whence come wars and fightings amongyou? come they not hence, even of your luststhat war in your members? Ye lust, and havenot: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannotobtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not,because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not,because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume itupon your lusts.” James 4:1-3 World Peace 9
  • 10. The problem World Peace 10
  • 11. What’s the solution?• “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.” Psalm 146:3• “And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.” Isaiah 32:17 World Peace 11
  • 12. Delivering the UN Charter“And he shall judge among the nations, andshall rebuke many people: and they shall beattheir swords into plowshares, and their spearsinto pruninghooks: nation shall not lift upsword against nation, neither shall they learnwar any more.” Isaiah 2:4 World Peace 12
  • 13. God’s own son“When they therefore were come together, they asked ofhim, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again thekingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for youto know the times or the seasons, which the Father hathput in his own power.And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld,he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of theirsight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven ashe went up, behold, two men stood by them in whiteapparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand yegazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken upfrom you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as yehave seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:6-7 & 9-11 World Peace 13
  • 14. A transformation“And the seventh angel sounded; andthere were great voices in heaven,saying, The kingdoms of this world arebecome the kingdoms of our Lord, and ofhis Christ; and he shall reign for ever andever.” Revelation 11:15 World Peace 14
  • 15. Jerusalem the world capital“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary:for thou hast found favour with God. And,behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, andbring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.He shall be great, and shall be called the Son ofthe Highest: and the Lord God shall give untohim the throne of his father David: And he shallreign over the house of Jacob for ever; and ofhis kingdom there shall be no end.” Luke 1:30-33 World Peace 15
  • 16. When will this be?“Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles,until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. Andthere shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon,and in the stars; and upon the earth distress ofnations, with perplexity; the sea and the wavesroaring; Mens hearts failing them for fear, and forlooking after those things which are coming on theearth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.And then shall they see the Son of man coming ina cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:24-27 World Peace 16
  • 17. Follow three simple steps:• Study your Bible, for it is God’s Word• Understand what God requires of us• Take action whilst you can, don’t put it off! (Believe, repent and be baptised)Then• Live in the only true hope of peace ― the coming of God’s Kingdom World Peace 17
  • 18. Thanks for listening! World Peace 18