Senator jesse helms on world government mar-apr 2000
Volume 10/Number 2 March/April 2000
WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
Senator Jesse Helms
On World Government
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Many have stated that it is impossible to know whether or We are seeing this prophecy fulfilled before our eyes in a
not we are living in the last days before the second coming most astonishing way. Nearly every human being in the
of Jesus Christ. However, below you will find dramatic world now has been assigned a number. In America it is our
proof that this is the last times. All of the proofs below social security number. In the last few years we have seen
taken together defy coincidence. this number extended to small children. A child without a
social security number cannot be declared as a dependent on
an income tax return. We have seen the emergence of elec-
1. EUPHRATES RIVER TO BE DRIED UP: In tronic money, shopping with credit cards, and many people
Revelation 16:12, the Bible predicts that the Euphrates are urging the abolishment of cash. All of these things could
River will be dried up to prepare the way for the kings of not possibly have been fulfilled until this present time. Only
the east to invade Israel. This will happen at the time of the after the invention of the computer could such a worldwide
battle of Armageddon according to verse 16 of the same numbering system be administered.
chapter. The battle of Armageddon will be the final battle at
which time Jesus Christ will return and fight on the side of 4. THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW WORLD
the nation of Israel. Immediately thereafter He will estab- ORDER: Revelation 13:7 and Daniel 7:23 prophesy the
lish His kingdom and usher in His 1000-year reign of establishment of a world government. We recently have
peace. seen the term “new world order” being used
On January 13th, 1990, the by the leading political people of our
Indianapolis Star carried the head- world. Mikhail Gorbachev has
line “Turkey will cut off flow made the term famous, and
of Euphrates for 1 month.” Pope John Paul II has re-
The article stated that a ferred to it repeatedly.
huge reservoir had been Finally our former
built by Turkey. While President, George
filling up the reservoir, Bush, in the Chicago
the flow of the Tribune, September
Euphrates would be 12, 1990, said “Iraq is
stopped for one month the first test for the
and a concrete plug for a new world order.” He
diversion channel built. stated emphatically that
These things have now the Iraq War
been done. With this newly is Saddam Hussein against
built dam, Turkey has the abil- the world. The United
ity to stop the Euphrates River at Nations troops are continually re-
will. The conditions for fulfilling this ferred to as the multi-national forces.
1900 year old prophecy are now in place! The decision has been made to establish an in-
terdependent community of nations that will rule the world
2. CHINA GOES TO WAR: In Revelation 9:15- under United Nations authority. The Bible says that this
16, the Bible prophesies that an army of 200 million will lead us into a great world government. We can see this
soldiers will launch a war which will kill “the third part of happening right before our eyes.
men”. Never in the history of the world, until our present
generation, has there been a power on earth that could field COINCIDENCE OR DIVINE PROVIDENCE? The
200 million soldiers. However, the late ruler of China, Mao Euphrates River can be dried up, the necessary 200 million
Tsetung boasted in his diary that he could field an army of man army is available, a worldwide numbering system is
200 million. We see that this prophecy pertaining to the possible because of the computer, and now the new world
very last times could not ever have been fulfilled until now. order is appearing.
3. WORLDWIDE NUMBERING SYSTEM PRE- Is it coincidental that all of these major prophecies pertain-
DICTED: In Revelation chapter 13, the Bible prophesies ing to the last times are being fulfilled simultaneously?
that a world dictator will soon rule over a world govern-
ment. He will cause all people on the earth to receive a Hardly!
number without which they will be unable to buy or sell.
Prophecy and the
t is almost spooky to see major precipitating the apocalyptic Battle of
prophecies of the endtime becom- Armageddon.
ing issues in our present presidential China has threatened loud and often
campaign. Why is the status of that she will invade the island of Taiwan
Jerusalem so important that every if steps toward unification with the
candidate is asked, “If you become presi- mainland are not taken soon. Each of us
dent, will you move the U.S. Embassy in as Americans want to know whether the
Israel to Jerusalem?” candidates, if they became president,
What is so amazing is that the Bible would risk nuclear war with the Red
prophesies the status of Jerusalem will be Chinese Dragon over Taiwan.
the pivotal issue of the endtimes. That ominous prophecy lurks in the
Zechariah 14:2 states that the nations of back of all of our minds—the one that Irvin Baxter Jr., Endtime Editor
the world will come against Jerusalem, foretells an army of 200 million soldiers
triggering a war that destroys “the third evil, as John McCain said they are? Is
part of men.” George W. Bush a Catholic-hater, as he
MAGAZINE STAFF George W. Bush was asked who his fa- was accused of being, or was McCain
EDITOR vorite philosopher was. I think all of us merely playing the “religion card?”
IRVIN BAXTER JR.
were more than a little shocked when he Wherever your political loyalties lay, it
EDITOR’S ASSISTANT answered, “Jesus Christ.” It was as though seems only fitting that endtime issues
MARY BETH STIGLEMAN
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OFFICE MANAGER ment gasped for their collective breaths. this endtime presidential election.
You could almost hear the political pun- Is God dead? Has He gone on a jour-
NETWORK ADMINSTRATOR dits whispering behind their hands, “I ney and left the world to its own devices?
can’t believe he said that!” It certainly does not sound like it from
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Letters to Endtime
The term “saints” does not refer only to Jews is next, and I think you are right. It just seems to make sense
In the book of Revelation, it says that the dragon will make that, if the United States and China went to war and knocked
war with the “saints.” I have read in other texts in the Bible each other off, it would be easy for this man to dominate the
where “the saints” have referred to Israel. I am wondering if world scene. A United Russia would still have nuclear power
this is not referring to Israel at this point. What do you think? and could dictate to the United Nations how to rule. I know
this is just speculation because I don’t know how Putin could
Thanks! fulfill other scriptures. I would appreciate your answer very
I. Sanders much, because I know God has opened your eyes to the
Morgantown, IN prophecies of the Bible.
Reply: The passage to which you refer is Revelation 13:7, “And Sincerely yours,
it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome B. Covey
them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and Rodessa, LA
Notice that the saints were to be from all kindreds, and tongues Reply: I do believe it may be possible for Russia to become the
and nations. This would obviously rule out them being exclu- center for a re-born Soviet Union. To speculate at this time on
sively Jewish saints. Furthermore, I know of no proof in the New the possibility of Putin being the Antichrist would be just that—
Testament where the term “saints” refers only to Jews. speculation.
The Bible doesn’t specifically prophesy a transfer “Third Way” concept defined
of wealth I listen to your program daily. Since we don’t get the pro-
I have heard by a number of Bible teachers that, before the gram live, sometimes it is hard to get my questions answered.
Second Coming of Christ and the 1,000-year reign of peace, That’s why I’m writing.
there will be a transference of wealth from the unbeliever to Tony Blair mentioned the Third Way last week in an inter-
the believer. The verse used is “The wealth of the wicked is view. Tell us about the Third Way movement. What is it?
stored up for the righteous” (Proverbs 13:22). I do not see how Joerg Haider of Austria appears to be a new Hitler. Could he
this fits into the endtime events. Please comment. be the Antichrist? He is from a little horn shaped country.
In Christ, Thanks,
J. Stanko D. Edwards
Campbellsburg, KY Indianapolis, IN
Reply: Proverbs 13:22 gives us a general principle that has Reply: The two dominant forces in our world since World War
proven to be true throughout the ages of time. I would not be sur- II have been Capitalism and Communism. Since the dissolution of
prised if God did allow great financial resources to come to His the Soviet Union, the enemies of capitalism have attempted to come
church for the purpose of financing a great evangelistic outreach in up with an alternative ideology that would avoid what they see as
these last times. However, to say that this scripture specifically the evils of capitalism. This has resulted in the birth of the “Third
prophesies a transfer of wealth during the endtime on a greater Way.”
scale than at any other time appears to be a stretch. The Third Way concept is to retain all the welfare programs of
Socialism under the guise of Democracy. The proponents of the new
movement are actually advocating Social Democracy. However,
Could a re-born Soviet Union be the prophesied since Socialism has been so thoroughly discredited, a new name was
ten-horned beast? sought for this hybrid political system. Thus “The Third Way” was
I appreciate your ministry very much. It has been an inspi- born.
ration to me in my walk with the Lord. Under the influence of this new wave, 13 of the 15 members of
I thought it was very interesting how Boris Yelsin just sud- the European Union have now elected socialist governments. This
denly stepped down from power. I was reading about this man has happened only ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the
who replaced him Vladimir Putin. I noticed how he fits some supposed death of Socialism. Because of its many socialistic pro-
of the scriptures of the Antichrist. grams, the Democratic Party here in America has been encouraged
Could Russia come back together to form the ten-nation by Britain’s Tony Blair to join the Third Way movement.
union of the Antichrist? I know you believe the sixth trumpet In simple terms, the Third Way is Socialism with a new dress on.
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Joerg Haider has expressed admiration for many of the policies of to the WHRI stations. On the BBC stations, I have been hear-
Adolf Hitler. Hitler was definitely a forerunner of the Antichrist. ing a lot about e-commerce and how it will change our
Because of Haider’s pro-Hitler statements, much alarm has been shopping habits.
produced throughout the world by his rise to power in Austria. Yesterday, I read in a newspaper that a hacker in the east has
Since we don’t know for certain who the Antichrist is, it would tried to extort money from a company after hacking into their
be impossible to totally rule Joerg Haider out. However, I tend to computer and copying credit card details of their customers.
think it will be a man who is widely accepted, not one who has I wouldn’t think that all this has done much to boost e-com-
received almost universal condemnation. Revelation 13:3 tells us merce! The risks of sending one’s credit card details through
concerning the Antichrist, “…and all the world wondered after the mail or on the Internet is surely obvious. It seems this kind
the beast.” of criminal activity could bring large companies to bank-
On the other hand, an electronically transmitted “mark”
The World Community is World Government might solve some of these problems. Do you think this could
I was blessed when I read your Endtime Magazine. Could you be one of the things that will propel us into a cashless society?
please answer the following questions: And do you think people will actually bear a visible mark on
When you talk about one-world government, one-world their hand or forehead for this purpose?
economy and one-world religion, what do you mean exactly?
You talk about the Antichrist waiting in the wings. When Yours sincerely,
they sign the Middle East peace accords, will the Antichrist be Tremlett
revealed and will the one-world government, one-world econ- England
omy and one-world religion come into existence?
Where will the Antichrist come from? Reply: The developments that you describe are definitely leading
us straight into the arms of the mark of the beast. However, it is very
Yours faithfully, unlikely that the mark of the beast will be a visible mark. One pos-
B. Woso sible method, which is being experimented with right now, is an
Kiwbe, West New Britain implanted computer chip. This would be invisible, but it would pro-
Papua, New Guinea vide positive identification and would be perfect for use in buying
Reply: 1. When you read in your newspaper about the World We’ll know, sooner than we care to, how the endtime program
Community or the International Community, you are reading of the Antichrist will be executed. It can’t be that far away.
about the one-world government. The United Nations is the proph-
esied one-world government in formation. When the UN has the
power to arrest citizens of a sovereign nation against the will of that ..And Boy, Were My Arms Tired
nation, as it does now, we are in world government. When the na- Love your stuff!! I have no way to find out what's going on
tions of the world act in concert against an individual nation as was in this world except by listening to your program and tapes.
recently done in Yugoslavia, we are in world government. I'm in North Dakota and do have a little difficulty in receiv-
When the nations of the world become entangled in global eco- ing your radio show. I have to stand in the hallway and hold
nomic treaties such as the World Trade Organization, which can tell the radio above my head - but - it's worth it!!
them what trade policies to adopt and can issue fines for violations, Keep up the good work and may you be blessed many times
we are in one-world economy. over.
When it becomes politically incorrect to speak against a religion In Jesus name and under His blood,
or to say that a religion is wrong, we are moving into a global spir-
2. The Antichrist will not be revealed at the “confirming of the Shortwave Listener
covenant.” He will be revealed three and one-half years later at the
time of the Abomination of Desolation (II Thessalonians 2:3-4).
We are gradually moving into global government, religion and
economy right now. The emerging system of global governance will
Endtime thanks you for your
force the people of the world into compliance to its edicts during the letters. The letters we use in
Great Tribulation and the time of the mark of the beast. This will
take place during the final three and one-half years before Endtime do not necessarily reflect
3. I can not tell you for sure at this time where the Antichrist the views of Endtime and/or its staff.
will come from. Endtime reserves the right to edit
letters according to space and edi-
E-commerce is leading us toward the “Mark of the
Beast” torial style.
During the day I listen to BBC Radio; and at night I listen
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Addresses the UN
AP WideWorld Photo/UN Photo, Evan Schneider
n January 20, Jesse Helms,
Chairman of the powerful
U.S. Senate Committee on
Foreign Relations, spoke be-
fore the UN Security
Council. Helms’ committee controls the
purse strings on U.S. contributions to the
United Nations, and has been withholding
payments for quite some time.
In his address he explained, from his per-
spective, the conditions under which the
United States should participate in the UN.
While the U.S. is specifically mentioned
in Bible prophecy (see Understanding the
Endtime, Level One, Lesson One), its ulti-
Helms is escorted into the Security Council chamber by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, left, and
mate destiny in world affairs remains
U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.
unclear. Will the U.S. be absorbed into the
Antichrist’s New World Order or stand in
opposition? Helms’ speech very eloquently Government but also the millions of I am not a diplomat, and as such, I am
identifies the crossroads at which America Americans whom we represent and not fully conversant with the elegant and
now finds herself. Its prophetic significance is serve. rarefied language of the diplomatic trade.
clear. It may very well be that some of the I am an elected official, with something
things I feel obliged to say will not meet of a reputation for saying what I mean
Mr. President, Distinguished with your immediate approval, if at all. It and meaning what I say. So I trust you
Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, is not my intent to offend you and I hope will forgive me if I come across as a bit
I will not. more blunt than those you are accus-
I genuinely appreciate your welcoming It is my intent to extend to you my tomed to hearing in this chamber.
me here this morning. You are distin- hand of friendship and convey the hope Never before has the Senate Foreign
guished world leaders and it is my hope that in the days to come, and in retro- Relations Committee ventured as a
that there can begin, this day, a pattern spect, we can join in a mutual respect group from Washington to visit an inter-
of understanding and friendship between that will enable all of us to work together national institution. I hope it will be an
you who serve your respective countries in an atmosphere of friendship and hope enlightening experience for all of us, and
in the United Nations and, those of us —the hope to do everything we can to that you will accept this visit as a sign of
who serve not only in the United States achieve peace in the world. our desire for a new beginning in the
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U.S.-UN relationship. they resent it, and they have grown in- U.S. Senate by an overwhelming 98-1
If we are to have such a new begin- creasingly frustrated with what they feel margin. You should read that vote as a
ning, we must endeavor to understand is a lack of gratitude. virtually unanimous mandate for a new
each other better. And that is why I will Now I won’t delve into every point of relationship with a reformed United
share with you some of what I am hear- frustration, but let’s touch for just a mo- Nations.
ing from the American people about the ment on one — the “deadbeat” charge. Now I am aware that this law does not
United Nations. Before coming here, I asked the United sit well with some here at the UN. Some
Now I am confident you have seen the States General Accounting Office to as- do not like to have reforms dictated by
public opinion polls, commissioned by sess just how much the American the U.S. Congress. Some have even sug-
UN supporters, suggesting that the UN taxpayers contributed to the United gested that the UN should reject these
enjoys the support of the American pub- Nations in 1999. Here is what the GAO reforms.
lic. I would caution that you not put too reported to me: But let me suggest a few things to con-
much confidence in those polls. Since I Last year, the American people con- sider: First, as the figures I have cited
was first elected to the Senate in 1972, I tributed a total of more than $1.4 billion clearly demonstrate, the United States is
have run for re-election four times. Each dollars to the U.N. system in assessments the single largest investor in the United
time, the pollsters have confidently pre- and voluntary contributions. That’s Nations. Under the U.S. Constitution,
dicted my defeat. Each time, I am happy pretty generous, but it’s only the tip of we in Congress are the sole guardians of
to confide, they have been wrong. I am the iceberg. The American taxpayers the American taxpayers’ money. (It is
pleased that, thus far, I have never won a also spent an additional $8.779 billion our solemn duty to see that it is wisely in-
poll or lost an election. dollars from the United States’ military vested.) So as the representatives of the
So, as those of you who represent de- budget to support various U.N. resolu- UN’s largest investors — the American
mocratic nations well know, public tions and peacekeeping operations people — we have not only a right, but a
opinion polls can be constructed to tell around the world. Let me repeat that fig- responsibility, to insist on specific re-
you anything the poll takers want you to ure: EIGHT BILLION, SEVEN forms in exchange for their investment.
hear. HUNDRED AND SEVENTY NINE Second, I ask you to consider the al-
Let me share with you what the MILLION DOLLARS. ternative. The alternative would have
American people tell me. Since I became That means that last year (1999) alone been to continue to let the U.S.-UN re-
chairman of the Foreign Relations the American people have furnished pre- lationship spiral out of control. You
Committee, I have received literally cisely $10.179 billion dollars to support would have taken retaliatory measures,
thousands of letters from Americans all the work of the United Nations. No such as revoking America’s vote in the
across the country expressing their deep other nation on earth comes even close General Assembly. Congress would
frustration with this institution. to matching that singular investment. likely have responded with retaliatory
They know instinctively that the UN So you can see why many Americans measures against the UN. And the end
lives and breathes on the hard-earned reject the suggestion that theirs is a result, I believe, would have been a
money of the American taxpayers. And “deadbeat” nation. breach in U.S.-UN relations that would
yet they have heard comments here in Now, I grant you, the money we spend have served the interests of no one.
New York constantly calling the United on the UN is not charity. To the con- Now some here may contend that the
States a “deadbeat.” trary, it is an investment – an investment Clinton Administration should have
They have heard UN officials declar- from which the American people rightly fought to pay the arrears without condi-
ing absurdly that countries like Fiji and expect a return. They expect a reformed tions. I assure you, had they done so, they
Bangladesh are carrying America’s bur- UN that works more efficiently, and would have lost.
den in peacekeeping. which respects the sovereignty of the Eighty years ago, Woodrow Wilson
They see the majority of the UN mem- United States. failed to secure Congressional support for
bers routinely voting against America in That is why in the 1980s, Congress U.S. entry into the League of Nations.
the General Assembly. began withholding a fraction of our ar- This administration obviously learned
They have read the reports of the rau- rears as pressure for reform. And from President Wilson’s mistakes.
cous cheering of the UN delegates in Congressional pressure resulted in some Wilson probably could have achieved
Rome, when U.S. efforts to amend the worthwhile reforms, the arrears accumu- ratification of the League of Nations if he
International Criminal Court treaty to lated as the UN resisted more had worked with Congress. One of my
protect American soldiers were defeated. comprehensive reforms. predecessors as Chairman of the Senate
They read in the newspapers that, de- When the distinguished Secretary Foreign Relations Committee, Henry
spite all the human rights abuses taking General, Kofi Annan, was elected, some Cabot Lodge, asked for 14 conditions to
place in dictatorships across the globe, a of us in the Senate decided to try to es- the treaty establishing the League of
UN “Special Rapporteur” decided his tablish a working relationship. The result Nations, few of which would have raised
most pressing task was to investigate is the Helms-Biden law, which President an eyebrow today. These included lan-
human rights violations in the U.S. — Clinton finally signed into law this past guage to insure that the United States
and found our human rights record want- November. The product of three years of remain the sole judge of its own internal
ing. arduous negotiations and hard-fought affairs; that the League not restrict any
The American people hear all this; compromises, it was approved by the individual rights of U.S. citizens; that the
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Jesse Helms’ Address to the UN Security Council
United States Department Photo
Congress retain sole authority for the de- mats can meet and
ployment of U.S. forces through the keep open chan-
league, and so on. nels of
But President Wilson indignantly re- communication in
fused to compromise with Senator times of crisis; they
Lodge. He shouted, “Never, never!”, want it to provide
adding, “I’ll never consent to adopting to the peoples of
any policy with which that impossible the world impor-
man is so prominently identified!” What tant services, such
happened? President Wilson lost. The as peacekeeping,
final vote in the Senate was 38 to 53, and weapons inspec-
League of Nations withered on the vine. tions and
Ambassador Holbrooke and Secretary humanitarian re-
of State Albright understood from the lief.
beginning that the United Nations could This is impor-
not long survive without the support of tant work. It is the
the American people — and their core of what the
elected representatives in Congress. UN can offer to
Thanks to the efforts of leaders like the United States
Ambassador Holbrooke and Secretary and the world. If,
Albright, the present Administration in in the coming cen-
Washington did not repeat President tury, the UN
Wilson’s fatal mistakes. focuses on doing
In any event, Congress has written a these core tasks
check to the United Nations for $926 well, it can thrive
million, payable upon the implementa- and will earn and
tion of previously agreed-upon deserve the sup-
common-sense reforms. Now the choice port of the “On behalf of the president let me say,” Madeleine Albright told the UN
is up to the UN. I suggest that if the UN American people. Security Council after Helms’ speech, “that the Clinton administration and
were to reject this compromise, it would But if the UN I believe that most Americans see our role in the world and our relation-
mark the beginning of the end of US seeks to move be- ship to this organization quite differently than does Senator Helms.”
support for the United Nations. yond these core
I don’t want that to happen. I want the tasks, if it seeks to impose the UN’s must not be the right to enslave, perse-
American people to value a United power and authority over nation-states, I cute or torture their own citizens.” The
Nations that recognizes and respects guarantee that the United Nations will peoples of the world, he said, have “rights
their interests, and for the United meet stiff resistance from the American beyond borders.”
Nations to value the significant contri- people. I wholeheartedly agree.
butions of the American people. Let’s be As matters now stand, many What the Secretary General calls
crystal clear and totally honest with each Americans sense that the UN has greater “rights beyond borders,” we in America
other: all of us want a more effective ambitions than simply being an efficient call “inalienable rights.” We are endowed
United Nations. But if the United deliverer of humanitarian aid, a more ef- with those “inalienable rights,” as
Nations is to be “effective” it must be an fective peacekeeper, a better weapons Thomas Jefferson proclaimed in our
institution that is needed by the great de- inspector, and a more effective tool of Declaration of Independence, not by
mocratic powers of the world. great power diplomacy. They see the UN kings or despots, but by our Creator.
Most Americans do not regard the aspiring to establish itself as the central The sovereignty of nations must be re-
United Nations as an end in and of itself authority of a new international order of spected. But nations derive their
– they see it as just one part of America’s global laws and global governance. This sovereignty — their legitimacy — from
diplomatic arsenal. To the extent that is an international order the American the consent of the governed. Thus, it fol-
the UN is effective, the American peo- people will not countenance. lows, that nations can lose their
ple will support it. To the extent that it The UN must respect national sover- legitimacy when they rule without the
becomes ineffective – or worse, a burden eignty. The UN serves nation-states, not consent of the governed; they deservedly
— the American people will cast it aside. the other way around. This principle is discard their sovereignty by brutally op-
The American people want the UN to central to the legitimacy and ultimate pressing their people.
serve the purpose for which it was de- survival of the United Nations, and it is Slobodan Milosevic cannot claim sov-
signed: they want it to help sovereign a principle that must be protected. ereignty over Kosovo when he has
states coordinate collective action by The Secretary General recently deliv- murdered Kosovars and piled their bodies
“coalitions of the willing,”(where the po- ered an address on sovereignty to the into mass graves. Neither can Fidel
litical will for such action exists); they General Assembly, in which he declared Castro claim that it is his sovereign right
want it to provide a forum where diplo- that “the last right of states cannot and to oppress his people. Nor can Saddam
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Hussein defend his oppression of the The Security Council has an exceedingly gling alliances.”
Iraqi people by hiding behind phony mixed record in being such a facilitator. Thus, when the United States joins a
claims of sovereignty. In the case of Iraq’s aggression against treaty organization, it holds no legal au-
And when the oppressed peoples of Kuwait in the early 1990s, it performed thority over us. We abide by our treaty
the world cry out for help, the free peo- admirably; in the more recent case of obligations because they are the domes-
ples of the world have a fundamental Kosovo, it was paralyzed. The UN peace- tic law of our land, and because our
right to respond. keeping mission in Bosnia was a disaster, elected leaders have judged that the
As we watch the UN struggle with this and its failure to protect the Bosnian agreement serves our national interest.
question at the turn of the millennium, people from Serb genocide is well docu- But no treaty or law can ever supersede
many Americans are left exceedingly mented in a recent UN report. the one document that all Americans
puzzled. Intervening in cases of wide- And, despite its initial success in re- hold sacred: The U.S. Constitution.
spread oppression and massive human pelling Iraqi aggression, in the years since The American people do not want the
rights abuses is not a new concept for the the Gulf War, the Security Council has United Nations to become an “entan-
United States. The American people utterly failed to stop Saddam Hussein’s gling alliance.” That is why Americans
have a long history of coming to the aid drive to build instruments of mass mur- look with alarm at UN claims to a mo-
of those struggling for freedom. In the der. It has allowed him to play a repeated nopoly on international moral
United States, during the 1980s, we game of expelling UNSCOM inspection legitimacy. They see this as a threat to
called this policy the “Reagan Doctrine.” teams which included Americans, and the God-given freedoms of the
In some cases, America has assisted has left Saddam completely free for the American people, a claim of political au-
freedom fighters around the world who past year to fashion nuclear and chemical thority over America and its elected
were seeking to overthrow corrupt weapons of mass destruction. leaders without their consent.
regimes. We have provided weaponry, I am here to plead that from now on The effort to establish a United
training, and intelligence. In other cases, we all must work together, to learn from Nations International Criminal Court is
the United States has intervened di- past mistakes, and to make the Security a case-in-point. Consider: the Rome
rectly. In still other cases, such as in Council a more efficient and effective Treaty purports to hold American citi-
Central and Eastern Europe, we sup- tool for international peace and security. zens under its jurisdiction — even when
ported peaceful opposition movements But candor compels that I reiterate this the United States has neither signed nor
with moral, financial and covert forms of warning: the American people will never ratified the treaty. In other words, it
support. In each case, however, it was accept the claims of the United claims sovereign authority over
America’s clear intention to help bring Nations to be the “sole Chi
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In none of these cases, however, did ago. Yes, but in doing
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the United States ask for, or receive, the so we did not cede one azine does by explaining Bible prophecies and how
approval of the United Nations to “legit- syllable of American they are
imize” its actions. sovereignty to the coming to pass in our lifetime.
It is a fanciful notion that free peoples United Nations. Here are some things to look for:
need to seek the approval of an interna- Under our system, 1. The Jewish Temple will be rebuilt after almost 2,000 years.
tional body (some of whose members are when international 2. The nation of Israel will resume animal sacrifices.
3. Nationhood as we know it will be obsolete. All states will recognize a
totalitarian dictatorships) to lend sup- treaties are ratified single, global authority under U.N. leadership.
port to nations struggling to break the they simply become 4. Economic sanctions will be enforced against any nation or individual who
does not adhere to U.N. decisions.
chains of tyranny and claim their in- domestic US law. As
alienable, God-given rights. such, they carry no
The United Nations has no power to greater or lesser weight You can know the future
Using scriptures found in the Bible, Endtime predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall, the signing of
grant or decline legitimacy to such ac- than any other domes- what was called the Oslo Peace Accords, and the ushering in of a new global cooperation
tions. They are inherently legitimate. tic U.S. law. Treaty over 20 years before they occurred! This global cooperation is known as the “New World
Order”—the same type of one world government predicted to be established at the time of
What the United Nations can do is obligations can be su- Jesus Christ’s return!
help. The Security Council can, where perseded by a simple
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Jesse Helms’ Address to the UN Security Council
American citizens without their consent. ment of the foreign policy decisions of tional law” on Americans, we can add
How can the nations of the world imag- Western democracies. this question: Where do we go when we
ine for one instant that Americans will No UN institution – not the Security don’t like the “laws” of the world?
stand by and allow such a power-grab to Council, not the Yugoslav tribunal, not a Today, while our friends in Europe
take place? future ICC – is competent to judge the concede more and more power upwards
The Court’s supporters argue that foreign policy and national security deci- to supra-national institutions like the
Americans should be willing to sacrifice sions of the United States. American European Union, Americans are heading
some of their sovereignty for the noble courts routinely refuse cases where they in precisely the opposite direction.
cause of international justice. are asked to sit in judgement of our gov- America is in a process of reducing
International law did not defeat Hitler, ernment’s national security decisions, centralized power by taking more and
nor did it win the Cold War. What stating that they are not competent to more authority that had been amassed by
stopped the Nazi march across Europe, judge such decisions. If we do not submit the Federal government in Washington
and the Communist march across the our national security decisions to the and referring it to the individual states
world, was the principled projection of judgement of a Court of the United where it rightly belongs.
power by the world’s great democracies. States, why would Americans submit This is why Americans reject the idea
And that principled projection of force is them to the judgement of an of a sovereign United Nations that pre-
the only thing that will ensure the peace International Criminal Court, a conti- sumes to be the source of legitimacy for
and security of the world in the future. nent away, comprised of mostly foreign the United States Government’s poli-
More often than not, “international judges elected by an international body cies, foreign or domestic. There is only
law” has been used as a make-believe jus- made up of the membership of the UN one source of legitimacy of the American
tification for hindering the march of General Assembly? government’s policies — and that is the
freedom. When Ronald Reagan sent Americans distrust concepts like the consent of the American people.
American servicemen into harm’s way to International Criminal Court, and If the United Nations is to survive into
liberate Grenada from the hands of a the 21st Century, it must recognize its
communist dictatorship, the UN “There is only one limitations. The demands of the United
General Assembly responded by voting States have not changed much since
to condemn the action of the elected source of legitimacy Henry Cabot Lodge laid out his condi-
President of the United States as a viola-
tion of international law – and, I am
of the American tions for joining the League of Nations
80 years ago: Americans want to ensure
obliged to add, they did so by a larger ma- government’s poli- that the United States of America re-
jority than when Soviet invasion of mains the sole judge of its own internal
Afghanistan was condemned by the cies — and that is affairs, that the United Nations is not al-
same General Assembly!
Similarly, the U.S. effort to overthrow
the consent of the lowed to restrict the individual rights of
U.S. citizens, and that the United States
Nicaragua’s Communist dictatorship (by American people.” retains sole authority over the deploy-
supporting Nicaragua’s freedom fighters ment of United States forces around the
and mining Nicaragua’s harbors) was de- claims by the UN to be the “sole source world.
clared by the World Court as a violation of legitimacy” for the use of force, be- This is what Americans ask of the
of international law. cause Americans have a profound United Nations; it is what Americans
Most recently, we learn that the chief distrust of accumulated power. Our expect of the United Nations. A United
prosecutor of the Yugoslav War Crimes founding fathers created a government Nations that focuses on helping sover-
Tribunal has compiled a report on possi- founded on a system of checks and bal- eign states work together is worth
ble NATO war crimes during the Kosovo ances, and dispersal of power. keeping; a United Nations that insists on
campaign. At first, the prosecutor de- In his 1962 classic, Capitalism and trying to impose a utopian vision on
clared that it is fully within the scope of Freedom, the Nobel-prize winning econ- America and the world will collapse
her authority to indict NATO pilots and omist Milton Friedman rightly declared: under its own weight.
commanders. When news of her report “[G]overnment power must be dispersed. If the United Nations respects the sov-
leaked, she backpedaled. If government is to exercise power, better ereign rights of the American people,
She realized, I am sure, that any at- in the county than in the state, better in and serves them as an effective tool of
tempt to indict NATO commanders the state than in Washington. [Because] diplomacy, it will earn and deserve their
would be the death knell for the if I do not like what my local community respect and support. But a United
International Criminal Court. But the does, I can move to another local com- Nations that seeks to impose its pre-
very fact that she explored this possibility munity... [and] if I do not like what my sumed authority on the American people
at all brings to light all that is wrong with state does, I can move to another. [But] if without their consent begs for confronta-
this brave new world of global justice, I do not like what Washington imposes, tion and, I want to be candid, eventual
which proposes a system in which inde- I have few alternatives in this world of U.S. withdrawal.
pendent prosecutors and judges, jealous nations.” Thank you very much. ❏
answerable to no state or institution, Forty years later, as the UN seeks to
have unfettered power to sit in judge- impose its utopian vision of “interna-
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Dr. Hans Küng
Author of “Towards a Global Ethic”
uch ado has been
made about a docu-
ment called, “Towards
a Global Ethic.”
Authored by Catholic
theologian Hans Küng, its purpose is to
identify principles upon which all major
religions of the world can agree.
“Towards a Global Ethic” was adopted
by the Council of the Parliament of the
World’s Religions at their 1993 Chicago
conference. It was taken to a higher
level, however, at the CPWR’s confer-
ence in Cape Town, South Africa this
past December. In Cape Town, Küng’s
Global Ethic was presented to govern-
ments, corporations, commerce, science,
medicine, universities, religious organiza-
tions and more. In other words, it was
German theologian and author of the “Global Ethic”, Hans Küng
officially presented to the institutions
that guide and control the lives of every
person on earth. Appropriately it was now been called upon to implement the noia, consider that the prophecies of the
named, “A Call to Our Guiding principles put forth in the Global Ethic. Bible indicate that such a situation will,
Institutions.” The intent is for it to be What will happen when each of these in- in fact, exist during the endtimes. The
adopted, and then promoted, by these stitutions incorporates these new Global Ethic, by Küng’s own admission,
guiding institutions. principles? Might the Global Ethic be- is designed to bring in a New World
The implications of this are staggering. come the de facto law of the land? Order!
Every facet of society in the world has If you think this is far-fetched para- Hans Küng’s vision will come to pass,
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and it appears that the Global Ethic will
play a significant role. It may very well
become the “statement of faith” for the
prophesied global religion of the end-
Endtime recently spoke with Dr. Küng
by phone from his home in Augsburg,
Global Ethic vs. the Bible
Baxter: Can you please summarize for
us what the Global Ethic is trying to ac-
complish? What are the principles
Dr. Küng: The Global Ethic is, of
course, not a new ideology. It is not
something that would make the specific
ethics of the different religions and
philosophies irrelevant. It is, therefore, The Big Four of the Allies chat while gathering in Versailles for the Treaty of Versailles, which offi-
no substitute for the Torah of the Jews or cially ended World War I. They are, left to right, David Lloyd George of Great Britain, Vittorio
the Sermon on the Mount of the Orlando of Italy, Georges Clemenceau of France, and Woodrow Wilson, United States President.
Christians or the Koran of the Muslims.
Nor is it the substitute for the courses of sary is that we need people who are United Nations. We had a great deal of
the Buddha or the sayings of Confucius. rooted in their own religious tradition hope that now a New World Order
No. The Global Ethic is only the neces- and are nevertheless open for the other would arise. But this New World Order
sary minimum common values, standards traditions. You need in your whole exis- was made impossible, especially by Stalin
and basic attitudes. In other words, it is a tence two dimensions. One is what you and Communism. Instead of a New
minimal basis for consensus relating to believe in your heart and what you also World Order, it divided the world. In
binding values, irrevocable standards and call your personal conviction. On the 1989, we had the great European
moral attitudes that can be affirmed by other hand, there is another dimension Revolution and the collapse of
people of all religions despite their dog- — the exterior dimension — that other Communism. Everybody thought that
matic or theological differences. people have different opinions, convic- this would be the third opportunity for a
Non-religious individuals can also sup- tions and religions. I think that should be New World Order. Unfortunately, we
port it. the basic approach to the other religions. had no clear vision of a New World
Order. When President Bush mentioned
Baxter: In the Global Ethic you talk Advocating a New World Order the New World Order, it raised a great
about the need to respect other religions. deal of hope, but when he was asked
In particular you stated, “Religions are Baxter: I am very impressed by the what this New World Order meant, he
credible only when they eliminate those depth of your knowledge concerning did not have a very clear idea. So a lot of
conflicts that spring from the religions geopolitics. Do you feel we are on the people have been disappointed. This is
themselves. Dismantling mutual arro- brink of a New World Order? now a third opportunity missed by hu-
gance, mistrust, prejudice and hostile manity. I still hope that our politicians,
images and thus demonstrate respect for Dr. Küng: This is the third challenge our religious leaders, our spiritual leaders
the traditions, holy places, feasts and rit- for a New World Order. We still remem- see the necessity of having a real New
uals of people who believe differently.” ber President Wilson who, towards the World Order.
Most of the Global Ethic I think I agree end of the First World War, proclaimed
with. There were a couple of places, his 14 points and wanted to have a New The need for global spiritual
though, that gave me a little bit of a World Order. But he was defeated by revolution
problem, and those are what I want to European politicians who thought they
ask you about. Can Christians respect were more realistic than President Baxter: “A Call to Our Guiding
traditions, feasts or rituals that the Bible Wilson. Wilson was also not supported Institutions” is actually aimed at bringing
would teach to abhor or that the Bible very much in the United States, and he together most of the leading institutions
teaches would be paganism? How do lost the fight in Versailles. The result was that make society what it is, and getting
Christians deal with that? Nazism, Fascism, Communism and fi- everyone thinking in an ethical way.
nally World War II. At the end of World
Dr. Küng: Well, that is, of course, a War II we had a second chance for a New Dr. Küng: Exactly! All these politi-
difficult question. What I think is neces- World Order with the foundation of the cians who were thinking about the New
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