The Bible and Voting – Part 7Proverbs 14:34 • Dr. Andy Woods • August 21, 2016 • The Bible and Voting 2016
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August 14, 2016 The Bible and Voting, Part 7
Good morning everybody. If we could take our Bibles and open them to the book of Genesis, chapter 11 and verse 1. The title of this message is The Bible and Voting, Part 7, 7 is a biblical number, it doesn’t mean I’ll stop the series at 7 but maybe the Lord will really speak to us here in part 7, trusting He’s been speaking to us the whole way through. Politics, elections are on people’s minds. We started a series on Independence Day about voting and what the Bible says about voting, trying really to do a topical study surface issues that are spoken of quite a bit in the culture but it’s interesting when you hear people talk about these things it’s almost as if they’re unaware that the Bible has already spoken about a certain subject. So a lot of people talk about social issues, cultural issues, political issues as if God has never revealed an answer to these things and what we’re discovering in this series is God has quite a bit to say about these subjects. And these are things that we should keep in mind when we make conscientious choices as American citizens regarding the responsibility and the privilege that we have in this culture to vote.
We’ve looked at some economic issues, worked our way through those, quite a few of them. We finished last week some social issues, including the right to bear arms and other issues like that, abortion, euthanasia, same sex marriage, the Bible is speaking on all of these subjects and we’re kind of moving now towards the tail end of our series as we take a look at some issues related to our international relations with other countries. We would call this foreign affairs.
One of the subjects, and this is the one we’re going to get into today, maybe even cover it today, God willing, is the whole subject of globalism, world government. I’ve sort of posed all these questions to ask of candidates and here’s the question: will the candidate favor national sovereignty and not submit our government to the will of international bureaucracies, coalitions and global governance? Let me say that again. Will the candidate favor national sovereignty and not submit our government to the will of international bureaucracies, coalitions and global government?
Has anybody heard this subject, globalism, spoken of in the culture? It’s fairly common, isn’t it? Globalism, world community, family of nations, act locally—think globally, these are all sort of common phrases and buzz words in the culture. The issue is does the Bible have anything to say about that. I believe the Bible actually, when we let it speak, has a great deal to say about this.
Here’s sort of a five part outline we’re going to try to follow today if the Lord allows us to finish this. The divine viewpoint on globalism, Satan’s goal in institution globalism, stage setting events, impact on voting and then I promise I won’t leave you depressed, I’ll conclude with some good news.
The divine perspective on globalism, the divine perspective on world government, has God actually expressed an opinion on this topic? That’s why I had you turn to Genesis 11:1-9. Notice what it says there; this is the famous story of Babel that we read about even as Sunday School kids. It says this in Genesis 11. It says, “Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.  It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.  They said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.’ And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.  They said, ‘Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.’  The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.  The LORD said, ‘Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.  ‘Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech’  So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
It’s not too far you get into the Bible that you discover what I like to call the first United Nations meeting as the people of the earth contradicted the express will of God, which was to scatter, Genesis 9:1 tells them to scatter. They contradicted the revealed will of God and they began to build a global structure, sometimes called a new world order, which is really a system of politics, economics and religion which excludes God. It’s very clear that they were doing this against the will of God because their goal here was to make a name for themselves. They were trying to build what I like to call a stairway to heaven because that’s literally what “Babel” means, the gates of God. And they’re doing all of these things without the insight of God, without the instruction of God. The project was coming together under a man named Nimrod who is mentioned specifically in the Bible. You’ll find a reference to him in Genesis 10:8-10. He is the first typological prefigurement, if you will of the coming antichrist. This man, Nimrod’s name in Hebrew literally means revolt or rebellion.
[Genesis 10:8-10, “So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.  Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.  These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old, and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood;  and Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and he had other sons and daughters.”]
God saw what the inhabitants of the earth, just after the flood this was happening, were doing and He moved into action. The key verse is verse 6, it says in Genesis 11:6, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.” God saw what they were doing and He moved into action and He disrupted this great experiment in government that the inhabitants of the earth were involved in.
The question is, why did God stop what was happening? The answer is in verse 6 where God says, “now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible.” God there is not speaking of the potential for good; He is speaking of the potential for evil. And think about this just for a moment; if only one government exists on planet earth and that government happens to fall into the wrong hands, a Fidel Castro, a Saddam Hussein, an Adolf Hitler, think of the mayhem, think of the evil that can be brought upon the human race in that scenario. There’s no countervailing force.
By contrast, if you have multiple governments, multiple nations, if one nation goes astray the other nations can arise and check and balance the evil that’s taking place in that one nation. This has happened multiple times in history. Think of the nations arising against Adolf Hitler during the World War II era. But if there are no multiple governments the check and balance system is an impossibility; the potential for evil is unlimited. And you see, God knows something about human nature. In Genesis 8:21, right when this one world project was beginning God said this about human nature: “the intent of man’s heart” is what? “evil from his youth.” [Genesis 8:21, “The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, ‘I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.’”]
God understands something about the tainted sin nature that we have inherited from Adam, contrary to what you hear from humanism and sometimes psychology and other secular disciplines, the Bible does not come from the position, philosophically, that humans are inherently good. If we were inherently good we would have no need for a what? A Savior. And this is a doctrine called the depravity of man. Lord Acton put it this way in a famous quote, “All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts” what? “absolutely.”
God says I know something about Nimrod, I know what his nature is like and I know what he would be like; I know the dictator that he would emerge as if he had unlimited power, so I’m going to stop this building project dead in its tracks and this is the origin of the beginning of nations, individual nations, something that God Himself has ordained. I wish we had time to look at all of these verses but what you have to understand is that God, at the tower of Babel set a precedent and He confused the languages, preventing the builders from cooperating with each other because God, in essence, is saying we are not going to have one government, we are not going to have one nation, we are going to have multiple nations. And that is the natural ordering of God post Babel; this is the decree of God.
So consequently the Apostle Paul would write or say in his Mars Hill speech, Acts 17:26, “He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries” we might put it this way, “borders nationally of their habitation.” And when you search verses on the Millennial Kingdom, even into the eternal state what you’ll discover is multiple nationalities, multiple ethnicities, multiple governments are the norm even though in the Millennium and eternal state God Himself will rule over those multiple governments.
This has created, in the mind of God, what we would call a check and balance system. Evil can only get so far; evil can only get its hand on some of the governments of the world but not all of them. And this is something that God Himself ordained and set up to restrain evil in the post-fall, post-flood world. I believe that this concept that I am describing here is largely the genius of the American system. How is it that the American system has survived over two centuries where other countries have gone through multiple constitutional changes in the same period of time? The answer is the American system does not consolidate power in one person’s hands; it divides power up, first horizontally amongst three separate branches, the executive, the legislative and the judicial. And second, vertically between the national government and the individual state governments.
In fact, Anthony Scalia, a conservative jurist, passed away recently, and in one of his closing remarks that he gave prior to his death he said this: “The genius of the American Constitutional System is in the dispersal of power. Once power is centralized in one person or one part of the government a Bill of Rights is just words on a paper.” This comes from a philosophical presupposition about the nature of man. Lord Acton said it the best, as we said before, “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely,” so let’s divide power up; let’s not let one man or one party or one person get control of everything. And I always get a chuckle out of these pundits who complain that nothing is ever getting done in Washington D.C. My response to that is thank God for that, because what if things were getting done efficiently and there was no debate, there was no check and balance system. Think of the insanity that would be foisted upon us should this power fall into the wrong individual’s hands. And this is the genius of the doctrine of nations, the individual nation state that God Himself is the author of; one person can’t get control of everything. There’s a perpetual conflict or check and balance.
This takes us to Roman numeral II; notice, if you will, the book of Daniel, chapter 7 and verse 23. I have hopefully disclosed to you the mind of God on this subject but what’s the mind of the devil? The mind of the devil is always the opposite of God’s. Satan’s goal in human history is to reverse the doctrine of the nation/state that God established at Babel and to revert humanity back under one man, under one man’s rule, the coming antichrist. We know that Satan, one of these days, will achieve this goal, I believe it will be largely accomplished after the restrainer, who I think is the church, is removed from the earth.
Daniel 7:23 says this of the final form of government that will exist just prior to the Second Advent of Jesus Christ, the final form of Gentile dominion and rulership: it says, “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it.’” That is speaking of the kingdom of the antichrist, a new world order, a one-world government. It’s a rollback, if you will, to what Satan was trying to set up at the tower of Babel. The Scripture over and over again predicts that Satan will get the upper hand for a season as world government will not be disrupted this time but will exist on planet earth. You can read about it in passages like Revelation 13:7-8; there’s a very graphic description of it in Revelation 13:16-18 where the economies of the world are controlled by one man. You can read about it in the book of Revelation, chapter 17 and verse 15 where it speaks of the harlot, which represents the city and the system of the antichrist having dominion over all the peoples of the earth, peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
[Revelation 13:7-8, “It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.  All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.” Revelation 13:16-18, “It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,  so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.  This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.”
Revelation 17:15” And he said to me, ‘The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.’”]
Why is Satan doing this? The simple answer is he has always wanted to be like God. The book of Isaiah, chapter 14 and verse 14, of Satan, says this, “‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High God.’”
The fact of the matter is God Himself attempted, prior to sin, to set up a one-world government ruled through Adam. And we know that the great goal in human history is for the kingdom to be established on the earth as God the Father will rule over God the Son and God the Son, Jesus Christ, will govern all of planet earth on God the Father’s behalf; we call that the thousand year kingdom. Satan, who knows the Scripture, says that looks like a good plan, I want to be like God, I’m going to set up my own one-world government. So right out of the gate in the Scripture you see two competing worldviews: God against world government (unless He rules it); Satan himself wanting to rule over world government in contradiction to the direct will of God.
And isn’t it interesting today that the world is being set up just like a chess board, pieces on a chess board; as the pieces are being orchestrated and move every so gradually in the direction of achieving Satan’s final goal of one-world government, stage setting events. You say well, do you have any examples? I’m glad you asked. Take, for example, the thinking of the elites. What do I mean by “elites”? I’m not talking about Mr. and Mrs. America, I’m talking about the movers and the shakers; I’m talking about the people that graduated from the top Ivy League schools. I’m talking about people of influence and economics, politics and even in the world of religion. What you have to understand about many of these people is they don’t think in terms of the nation; they think in terms of world government as the solution to man’s problems.
John Lennon sung about this, in the song Imagine. He says, “…imagine a time when there will be “no countries,”, now when he says “no countries” that is a rebellion against what God established at Babel, “no religion,” “no heaven,” “no hell,” “no possessions,”’ that one cracks me up because the man died a multimillionaire, “everyone “living for today,” and the world “as one.”
This statement by a globalist, Henry Commager summarizes the mindset. He says, “The inescapable fact, traumatized by the energy crisis, the population crisis, armaments race, and so forth, is that nationalism as we have noted in the 19th and much of the 20th century is as much of an anachronism today as with States Rights when Calhoun preached it and Jefferson Davis fought for it. Just as we know, or should know that none of our domestic problems can be solved within the artificial boundaries of the states, so none of our global problems can be solved within the largely artificial boundaries of the nations.” [Henry Steele Commager cited in The New World Order, page 147]
Now if I did not have the light of the Word of God and had no understanding of what God did at the tower of Babel I would probably think the same way. We can’t have all of these nations doing their own thing with all of their nuclear programs, we’ve got to consolidate power into one person, and that’s the best way to solve our global problems, the armaments race, the so-called population crisis and other things that he mentions.
In other words, the problems of the globe are so severe we need global government to fix the problem, not understanding that global government itself is the greatest nightmare that could ever be created, given the depravity of man and the fallen nature of man. It’s interesting here he mentions an analogy with the individual state governments in America. Did you know that when our Founding Fathers established the United States of America the power was not to reside in the national government? The power was supposed to be really exercised by the individual state governments. You see that in the tenth amendment and many other places. And over time what has happened? The states now have less and less authority, less and less power that they have seeded over time to the federal government, something that I like to call Fedzilla. Nationalism is an anachronism; what Commager is saying here is the same process needs to kick into full gear or full force regarding the doctrine of the nation-state; we can’t fix these problems with nations, nations have to bow to globalism.
You say well, you know Andy, I think you’re getting a little bit into conspiracy theories here. It’s not a conspiracy theory when somebody tells you what they’re going to do in their book, is it? David Rockefeller, a famous noblest, says this in his Memoirs, you can read it for yourself, page 405. “For more than a century ideological extremists…have seized upon well-publicized incidents…to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure–one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” [David Rockefeller cited in Memoirs, page 405]
We’re not really dealing with conspiracy theories any more, are we? This is right here out in the open. It’s interesting to me that as the globalists get closer and closer to reaching their goal the more transparent they become about their true intentions; it’s almost as if they don’t have a lot to hide any more.
What about educational thinking? The dominant education in America today is humanism. The humanists wrote a doctrinal handbook, it reads like a doctrinal statement of a church, where they set out their intentions. Humanist Manifesto II (1973) “We deplore the division of humankind on nationalistic grounds.” What God did at Babel they’re saying we hate. “We have reached a turning point in human history where the best option is to transcend the limits of national sovereignty and to move toward the building of a world community… a system of world law and world order based upon transnational” you ought to remember that word because that’s big today “transnational federal government,” a government which supersedes the nation state.
Remember Bill Ayers, Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn were members of what is called the Weather Underground in the 1960’s and the early 70’s. They were guilty of terrorist activity, including setting off bombs, one in police headquarters of a particular city, another one in the Pentagon because of their protest against the Viet Nam War. We call them radical left wing terrorists. When you study the life of Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn what you discover is they escaped the long arm of the law through a legal technicality, were exonerated of their crimes and so my question is well, what do you do for an encore? I mean, after your career of terrorism is over with what do you do? What’s part 2. Here’s what you do: you become a college professor, which is exactly what they went into. Now to us it’s sort of funny, we chuckle at that but I want you to understand something, after leaving terror these two went into teaching the next generation. Do you know what Bill Ayers produced? A cartoon book for kids. Who is he targeting? What he is saying is I am going to continue my revolution through the next generation.
Bill Ayers writes, or said recently, “The great challenge for our generation [is]…to think differently about citizenship means, to think differently about what it means to be a ‘citizen of the world.’ One of the great dangers that we live in right now, is…that the American Empire is in decline–that economically, and politically, and in some ways culturally, that we are in decline…and that the game is over. It’s over. Now what?” Answer: Globalism. [Erica Ritz, “Bill Ayers to University Students: America’s ‘Game Is Over’ and ‘Another World’ Is Coming,” online: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/05/02/bill-ayers-to-university-students-americas-game-is-over-and-another-world-is-coming/. May 2, 2012, accessed 14 November 2014.]
I’ve already shared this quote from a psychologist, psychiatrist, Chester Pierce, who spoke at an educational forum and he made this statement: “Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being,” watch this, “and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well by creating the” what? Not the national child of the future, not the American child of the future, but “the international child of the future.” [Chester M. Pierce, Harvard psychiatrist, speaking as an expert in public education at the 1973 International Education Seminar.]
Why are these kids sick or ill in your mind? Well, they love America; beyond that they love Jesus and they love their parents and they love George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, so you teachers, you get them at the age of five and you fix their brains correctly; that’s what he’s saying.
Of course, the good old days, the Pledge of Allegiance of America, you remember that, you want the new version? This came out through the ministry of Kerby Anderson exposed this, this started to happen in Boulder, Colorado and other places. You see the insignia there that I have on the screen, it’s no longer the American flag, it’s a pledge to the earth. “I pledge allegiance to the flag and my constitutional rights with which it comes. And to the diversity, in which our nation stands, one nation, part of one planet, with liberty, freedom, choice and justice for all.” [Globalist Pledge of Allegiance in U.S. School, Boulder High School, October 2007, Kerby Anderson’
No statement there about the United States, no statement there about the Declaration of Independence and our rights coming from God; it’s a movement educationally into super-national transnational government. Global management by crisis. That’s another trend that’s aggressively setting the stage for the world government of the future. After all, Rahm Emanuel, former Chief of Staff to Barak Obama, said this: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
In other words, a crisis is good because we will use the crisis itself to expand the reach of the government. A crisis demands a government response, so the crisis becomes the pretext by which the size and the scope of the government is increased. Now the globalist have been doing this at the international level for years through these various United Nations Conferences, Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to protect the environment. The Human Rights Conference in Vienna in 1993 to protect human rights. The Population Conference, Cairo, Egypt, 1994 to prevent starvation and poverty. Women’s Conference, Beijing, we had some missionaries go there, that country, Women’s Conference, Beijing, 1995, to protect women’s rights; Habitat Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 1996, provide global housing for all.
Climate… now notice they don’t call it global warming anymore; global warming is too narrow a definition; if we call it climate change we can include everything in the mix; we can blame all of man’s activity on anything that goes wrong, whether it’s heating or cooling. Or tsunamis or earthquakes or whatever. Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen, 2009, to implement climate change policy.
Do you know the common thread that runs through all of these conferences? The carrot that is always dangled is world government. Just give us control of the nations of the earth and all of these crises, some of them real, (some of them hype in my opinion) can be resolved.
What about the environment? This is what globalists say: “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill…” [Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider, The First Global Revolution (New York: Pantheon, 1991), 115.] We like the issue of the environment; do you know why? Because the environment affects everybody. So if we can convince people that they’re something wrong with human activity influencing the government we can control every nation on planet earth. This is what globalists think today.
And consequently Al Gore, in his book, Earth in the Balance, writes on page 269: “we must make the rescue of the environment the central organizing principle for civilization.” People think well, this issue of the environment is going away, global warming has clearly been disproven. It’s not going away. The elites will never give up the issue of the environment because it’s just too good of a pretext for a global problem. As I’ve mentioned in prior sermons I’m in favor of environmental stewardship, not environmental worship and certainly, not as a pretext to erase something that God Himself established, national boundaries, back in Genesis 11.
So what we have now are nameless and faceless bureaucracies, transnational treaties and organizations that almost reads like alphabet soup there are so many of these, that constantly sit and regulate, that are what I would call transnational in scope, they’re not accountable to any one nation, who regulate and control behavior constantly because the solution to a global crisis is global government; management by crisis. We love a crisis because a crisis, real or imagined, becomes the pretext for what we want to do. What we see today, consequently, is a total trashing, a total marginalization of the United States Constitution and the American form of government. We look at that and we take offense to it but let me just say something; if you’re a globalist, a one-worlder, the whole thing makes perfect sense because we do not want people’s loyalties to rest with a nation. We certainly don’t want the dollar to be the standard of the world; we don’t want patriotism to be too thoroughly inbred in the youth because then people are looking at a country and we want to erase the concept of countries and replace it with global government. So the concept of American exceptionalism is out.
You know, my dad’s generation was raised with the concept of American exceptionalism. I was
raised in a home where on certain holidays the flag was put out in front of the house. I remember coming under discipline of my father because I was in charge of the flag one time and I let the flag still stand as the sun was going down; that’s a no-no. You don’t do that in a country you respect. And as you carry the flag you don’t drag it in the dirt, you don’t touch it or step on it, you fold it, you take care
of it, you put it away in a proper way, because this is the United States. I thank God I was raised in a home like that. People today have no concept of that. It’s not being instilled, certainly by their parents in many cases, certainly you can’t trust the educational system to instill these values. You can’t even trust the President of the United States who said this, on foreign soil I might add. “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” [www.youtube.com/watch?v=c15wk3InDws]
America is no more special or unique or different than any other country on the face of the earth and in fact to assert that this nation is somehow special, blessed by God, is a sign of arrogance. Let me tell you something—America IS special. Do you know how you can tell? How many people are trying to come into this country versus leave? I mean, it’s so severe that we have an immigration crisis. Do you think they have that crisis in Fidel Castro’s Cuba? Do you think people are trying to get in there? No, they’re trying to get out of there. The fact of the matter is they will risk their lives in rickety boats to travel shark infested waters from Cuba to Miami, Florida, in the hope of their feet touching American soil, and living in freedom. Apparently these refugees believe in American exceptionalism. The only people that don’t believe in American exceptionalism today are the academics and the people running the country.
Brock Chisholm, the head of the World Health Organization, said this back in 1954: “To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.” We’ve got to get that thinking out of people’s minds. [SOURCE: George Brock Chisholm, First Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Speech, Conference on Education, Asilomar, California, September 11, 1954]
I can’t tell you how frustrating it is for me as a pastor to look around at the state of the church today when 4th of July comes around I want to celebrate; I want to celebrate at home, I want to celebrate here at the church, in fact, I want to preach a sermon on the subject, in fact this sermon has gone so long we’re into our seventh Sunday on it. [clapping] Let me tell you something; unless you have a patriotic pastor that is not the thinking of most churches. In fact, I’ve seen blog articles where people say this is a sign of idolatry to do this. I don’t think it’s a sign of idolatry, I think God did something special in creating this country and I want to acknowledge what He has done. You have the trashing of patriotism, you have the trashing of the United States Constitution. Why is the Constitution always attacked?
Thomas Jefferson summed it up this way: [Kentucky Resolutions of 1798] “…in questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man,” that sounds like Lord Acton, doesn’t it? That even sounds like God’s opinion about the towers of Babel with Nimrod. “… but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution…” The Constitution is the limitation on political power so if your goal is to replace the American system with something transnational in nature you have to deprecate, denigrate perpetually the United States Constitution. In fact, our own President, back in 2009, before he was elected said this: “Obama described the U.S. Constitution as having ‘deep flaws’ during a September 2001 Chicago public radio program adding that the country’s Founding Fathers had ‘an enormous blind spot’ when they wrote it. Obama also remarked that the Constitution ‘reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.’” [David A. Patten, “Obama: Constitution is ‘Deeply Flawed,’” online: www.Newsmax.com, accessed 25 August 2009, 1.]
Or they say this: not only is it flawed, you can’t even know what it means. Ezra Klein, an MSNBC contributor: “According to staff writer for The Washington Post and MSNBC Contributor Ezra Klein said, ‘The issue with the Constitution is that the text is confusing because it was written more than 100 years ago and what people believe it says differs from person to person and differs depending upon what they want to get done.’” [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc4qHHIRcJw&feature=related]
You mean you can’t understand the Constitution because it was written a hundred years ago in our own time culture? What in the world are we Christians doing studying a book written 2,000 years ago, or 3500 years ago if you want to factor in the Old Testament, in Greek and Hebrew, a totally different culture on a totally different planet. Of course we can understand language, particularly in our own culture a mere hundred years ago. But you see, this is the mentality of the elites. That’s why people say the Constitution is (I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard this, I would retire right now a rich man) a living and breathing document. Well, what does that mean? It means we make it up as we go, that’s what it means. We make it up as we go because we really don’t know what it says.
Or you have a scenario where the United States Supreme Court, when it makes decisions, doesn’t really care about the United States Constitution. In fact, they are more interested in what global opinion is than what Thomas Jefferson or George Washington said. There’s a famous case, Bowers v. Hardwick, (1986) that dealt with an anti-sodomy statute coming out of the state of Georgia. This law came all the way before the Supreme Court and in 1986 the Supreme Court said we don’t agree with the law, but the law stands. Why? Because it does not conflict with the history and the traditions and the heritage of America. That was 1986 which really was not that long ago when you think about it.
Flash forward to 2003, an identical set of facts come before the Supreme Court, this time from the State of Texas, and this time the Supreme Court struck down this law. Why? Because this time they were looking at a different source, they weren’t looking at the Federalist Papers or the anti-Federalist papers, or George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, or the Declaration of Independence, what they were looking at is (quote) “global opinion” (close quote). This law, they said (this is your Supreme Court doing this) is out of step with world thinking, therefore it’s null and void. If you want an excellent book on this I would encourage you to read the book by Robert Bork, who was a Reagan jurist appointed to the Supreme Court that got rejected by liberals that controlled the Senate Judiciary Committee at that time, the late 1980’s. The very last book Bork wrote is called Coercing Virtue, The Worldwide View of Judges. And he documents in this book so carefully and meticulously that this trend of governments no longer looking at their own founding documents but instead looking at treaties that are international in scope, global opinion, is happening in America and it’s happening around the world.
And then there’s something lurking in the background that very few Christians understand or know even exists, it’s called the International Criminal Court. It exists to prosecute crimes against humanity (whatever that means), human rights violations, war crimes, genocide, treaty violations and 120 nations have ratified this court. I praise God, you can think whatever you want about George W. Bush, I have a very mixed opinion about some of his governing, but I’ll tell you something he did, he kept us out of the International Criminal Court. Thirty-two nations embraced the International Court without becoming forming ratifiers of it. The International Criminal Court, residing there in the Hague, what is this contraption? It’s a pretext for global government, folks, that’s what it is.
The American system, as I’ve documented in other sermons, comes out of the Scripture. That’s why you have rights built into our Constitution that you find nowhere else in the world. Calvin Coolidge says the Founding Fathers of America got their ideas by listening to sermons, kind of like the sermon I’m giving now. That’s why in the American system there’s a respect for human life, there’s a respect for rights, there’s concepts like innocent until proven guilty. Well, where does that come from, innocent until proven guilty?” You’ll find it in the Old Testament. You’ll find in the description of the Old Testament cities of refuge, three west of the Jordan, three east of the Jordan, where people could run to for refuge when they were accused of a crime. So they ran to these cities of refuge until the emotion cooled off and the facts could be collected and you could actually figure out through a jury process, is so and so guilty of this crime or not? What is that? That’s innocent until proven guilty, isn’t it. Where does that come from? It comes from the Bible. If our Founding Fathers are looking at the Bible it stands to reason, would it not, that these concepts would show up in the American system of governance.
Let me tell you something, you don’t have that in the International Criminal Court. Basic rights we take for granted are absent from the International Criminal Court. Like what? Burden of proof on the prosecution, presumption of innocence, right to an impartial jury trial, right to a speedy trial, a Sixth Amendment right. You mean, they just lock you up and jail you and whenever they get around to trying you they do that? You can’t do that in America; you can do that in the international, transnational criminal court. The right to an appeal, if I lose who do I appeal to? The international criminal court says we’re not bothered by that. Protection against double jeopardy, what is that? You can’t be tried for twice for the same offense in America. The Eighth Amendment protects us from that. If you get a prosecutor that doesn’t like you he can’t try you for a crime and then if he loses try you again and try you again; that’s a violation of double jeopardy. There’s no protection against double jeopardy in the International Criminal Court. There’s no freedom from self-incrimination. There’s no protection from cruel and unusual punishment.
And part of this setting of the stage for the pretext or world government is the concept of regionalism, regionalism as a prerequisite for globalism. What do I mean by regionalism? What I mean by regionalism is this: you take a bunch of countries located in the same area and you coalesce them into one governing unit, and you take political power away from these individual countries and you isolate political power into some capital somewhere. So that way this capital reigns over a region.
The whole thing has already happened in Europe where the source of political power amongst the individual European states is not those individual European states but it’s where? It’s Brussels. Have you ever talked to someone from the U.K. I’ve talked to people from the U.K. I just had a conversation with Paul Wilkinson. Brussels is controlling what people in the U.K. do regarding, to their lawn mowers, how loud it can be, how much grass they can cut, how much water they can consume. Now you’ve watched this whole thing play out where the British, the U.K. got sick of it and they just did something called Brexit, it’s been all over the news, and they are reacting against regionalism. I find it highly interesting and somewhat ironic that the very nation that we, as America, broke away from because we love freedom, suddenly got some spine and some backbone and they said no to their own form of loss of freedom. I wish Americans were a little bit more like the British in that respect.
The European Common Market, if you’re interested, a book by Jerome Corsi, a Harvard PhD called The Late Great USA, The Goal to Merge America, Canada and Mexico into a Region with a Common Currency, no longer the dollar but the amero, these are things that are happening. Regionalism is a stepping stone to globalism. Let me quote Jean Monet. Who was Jean Monet? Jean Monet is the father of what we call the European Union today. Jean Monet died about 1970, he’s the architect of what we call the European Union, and Jean Monet developed what is called the Monet Method. You say well, what is the Monet Method. The Monet Method is simply this: As you’re regionalizing you don’t tell the people what you’re doing, you do everything behind the scenes; you masquerade your true intentions with all kinds of political and economic verbiage like treaties, fair trade, but you don’t tell them the ultimate goal is to regionalize and consequently remove political power away from their government.
Today the individual European nations are nothing but debating societies; the true source of power is Brussels; thank you Jean Monet and the Monet method. Monet writes in his memoirs, “And the European community itself is only a stage on the way to the organized world of tomorrow.” It’s a stepping stone. [Jean Monet, Memoirs (New York: Doubleday, 1978), 524]
You say well, does this have any relation to how we vote? You bet. When you vote for somebody you need to figure out really quick where their loyalties are. Are their loyalties to an independent nation, like the United States of America, “We the people,” or are their loyalties to some distant, nebulous, removed, international coalition or bureaucracy. There are globalists and there are nationalists. Nationalism is the design of God; globalism isn’t.
This is so far beyond your typical Republican and Democrat [can’t understand word]. I wish it was as simple as Republican vs. Democrat, conservative versus liberal. Certainly those distinctions still hold up but there’s a much broader issue that transcends, many times both parties, and that’s the issue of nationalism versus globalism, which I believe God Himself has spoken to. It’s a fascinating exchange, you can find this on You Tube, March 7, 2013, as Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta is being questioned by Jeff Sessions, the Senator from Alabama. Jeff Sessions, coming from a nationalist point of view; Leon Panetta coming from a global point of view:’
Sessions asked Panetta if he could “initiate a no-fly zone over Syria” without Congressional approval. ‘Again, our goal would be to seek international permission and we would …come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this, whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress…,’ Panetta said.” Sessions responded, “I’m almost breathless about that. What I heard you say is, we’re going to seek international approval and then we’ll come and tell the Congress what we might do and we might seek Congressional approval.”
“Panetta explained that if U.S. forces are working as part of an international coalition, then the administration would want ‘to get the appropriate permissions,’ which he said is something ‘all of these countries would want.’ Sessions pressed the issue and asked ‘what entity’ the administration would seek permission from. Sessions said he was all in favor of international support, but added that he was ‘baffled by the idea that somehow, an international assembly’ would provide a legal basis for the deployment of the U.S. military. Sessions responded that international bodies ‘provide no legal authority’ to deploy U.S. military into combat operations.”
Mr. and Mrs. Candidate, you want to send my son or my daughter into Harm’s Way? I want to know what your source of authority is for that? Are you basing your decision on “We the People,” the United States of America, or are you overriding “We the People,” the United States of America and instead listening to some sort of global voice.
I can’t think of a more pressing fundamental issue for believers to think about when this whole subject of foreign affairs and politics comes up. You know, if you want to go to war there’s a way to do that according to the Constitution. The Congress has to have approval of that. Did you know that a lot of the so-called wars that we’ve gone into, like the so-called Persian Gulf War, was not done based on any seeking of approval from Congress but it was based on what the global coalition thought. Globalism, global politics, “globaloney” as I like to call it, are you a nationalist or an internationalist? If you’re a nationalist you’re siding with the plan and program of God as ordained in Genesis 11. If you’re a globalist, I hate to be this blunt about it, you’re working for the antichrist, whose goal in history is to set up world government. You say my goodness, what kind of sermon is this, certainly you’ve got some good news for us. I do have some good news. You ready?
Who’s ready for some good news? The good news is yes, Satan has his heyday; yes, Satan gets his one-world government, I think we as believers can slow it down quite a bit just by being informed but after the rapture of the church Satan is going to finally get what he has always wanted, since the disruption of the tower of Babel, a one world government. It will bring in slavery and despotism like you’ve never seen before on planet earth. And yet that world government is limited. In fact, the Bible tells us that that world government is going to be replaced by a stone cut without human hands, the Kingdom of God, that will shatter the feet of that global contraption that Nebuchadnezzar saw as a giant statue and bring the whole thing to a screeching halt. And that stone cut without human hands, the Kingdom of God, will grow and grow and grow till it fills the whole earth.
Isaiah 9:7 says of this coming kingdom, “There will be no end to the increase of His government” it goes on and it says “… with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore.” In fact, if I’m reading my Bible correctly the world government of the antichrist and Satan is only going to last 42 months. Compare that to the thousand year kingdom of Jesus which is the only new world order I want to be a part of, is the one that Jesus Himself, not Nimrod, not the antichrist, is administering. In fact, Babylon, the seat of power of Satan’s kingdom, Revelation 18:10 says will collapse in one hour. [Revelation 18:10, “standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’”]
All of the plotting and planning of human history to bring forth this world government dissolves in an hour as God replaces it with a greater kingdom. I would call that good news, wouldn’t you? And here’s really the key question: what citizen are you a member of? You know, most people in this world, because they don’t know any better, are citizens of this world and this kingdom, and let me tell you something, the ship is sinking so fast it’s literally a fulltime job just to keep up with the sinking and all of the developments. Most people’s hopes are so wrongly anchored in a system that is failing they are in essence spending their lives rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, because everything they know and hope for is here. How different it is when a person trusts Christ and becomes, by definition, a citizen of a greater kingdom that’s coming. I love the song that they sang earlier because it talks about kingdom hope.
What is the message of the gospel? It is kingdom hope, it is a message that as one author said there’s a new world coming. There’s a better world coming. And you can be a part of that better world. What do you do? You switch your allegiance. Well, how do I switch my allegiance? You do one simple thing, it was alluded to in the singing that we did earlier, you believe the gospel. You trust in Christ and what He has done and the moment that happens is the moment your allegiance changes from the shifting sands of manmade globalism to the eternal kingdom of God. And I would challenge you, right there, as I’m speaking, to shift your allegiance by doing one simple thing, believing, which means to trust in the gospel. There’s a lot more to this than simply where you’re going to spend eternity once you die; that’s an important subject but the issue is hope.
If your hope is in this world and these politicians to fix it you are going to be one miserable, depressed person because the problems of this world are so severe that no one man, outside of satanic energy, can resolve it. And even when that Satan and his masterpiece arrives he resolves it for a short time. You have to be trusting exclusively in Jesus Christ. His kingdom is on the way, it’s just a matter of time before it comes. The question is, are you a member of it.
Shall we pray. Father, if there’s anyone here that has not yet trusted in Christ as their Savior and moved into the wonderful blessings of hope that You offer, I ask that the Spirit would convict them even as I speak, and they would begin to know in whom they have believed, that they would have hope beyond this world. And in the meantime, Father, you’ve given us this wonderful privilege of voting. I ask that You would help use this as we inquire into the beliefs of the candidates and hope that Satan’s project could be slowed down, as You called us to occupy till You come and to be salt and light. Give us Your clear mind on the subject of globalism as we vote in this November and other elections. We’ll be careful to give You all the praise and the glory. We ask these things in Jesus’ name, and God’s people said…