By Al Benson Jr.
Back during the 1970s the John Birch Society had a project going that was called “Get US Out of the United Nations..” The US in the title was the United States. I felt it was a worthwhile project. I don’t know if they have continued with it or not, but I wish they would consider taking it up again if they have not.
The United Nations has been painted with such glowing colors by the propaganda artists that you have to ask if it’s just too good to be true. And most of you know the old saying “if something looks too good to be true then it usually is.” The propaganda artists would love to paint the UN as the central point on the canvas of one world government. Unfortunately, the most prolific color that they use is RED.
As with any question there is a theological aspect to this one. The late author and minister, R. J. Rushdoony observed: “Any discussion of the United Nations is inevitably a religious discussion, for the principles what that organization embodies are not merely polit8cal and economic, but inescapably religious…The more basic question is this: Is it established on a solid foundation, or is it built on sand? Is it a boon to humanity, or a menace?”
Rev. Rushdoony noted people on both sides of the United Nations question; those who saw (and still see) it as “man’s last, best hope for peace” and those who have viewed it as, basically, an anti-Christ organization. Thus he observed: “The UN thus must be seen in the context of its religious presuppositions. It is, historically, an outgrowth of Enlightenment concepts and of the religion of humanity…It believe that world peace can be attained through world law.”
In other words, the United Nations is a humanist organization, one that relies on the religion of man for its underpinnings. Rushdoony also stated that: “Two aspects of this premise have already become manifest: First, that the hope and salvation of man and of society is through world law, and, second, that the essence or at least the primary factor in peace is environmental rather than personal.” In light of some of today’s events, this environmental aspect has taken on a whole new meaning with the UN’s version of “economic sustainability” and its pushing of the Agenda 21 program. Rev. Rushdoony’s comments were posted on http://www.reformed-theology.org and are worth checking out.
This whole environmental ploy has been promoted by such interesting programs as “Earth Day” to be commemorated this month. I suppose it was just sheer coincidence that the first Earth Day was celebrated on the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth, right? The commentator who called the environmentalist crowd “the watermelon gang—green on the outside and Red on the inside” pretty much hit the nail on the head. You could say that environmentalism, in its extreme form, is just green Marxism.
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has not been at all bashful about stating its religious views. According to the book Freedom On The Alter–The UN’s Crusade Against God & Family written by William Norman Grigg, UNESCO’s first Director General, Julian Huxley has stated that “It will be one of the major tasks of the philosophy division of UNESCO to stimulate…the quest for a restatement of morality that shall be in harmony with modern knowledge and adapted to the fresh functions imposed on ethics by the world of today.” It was also observed that installing this “new world morality” in school children would be the most important function of UNESCO. People with children in public schools really ought to start asking just how much UNESCO material is being fed to their kids in one form or another. And do some checking as well as asking, because you have no guarantee you will get a straight answer from the government school bureaucrats.
What all this is telling us is that this UN agency plans on removing Christianity and replacing it with something more in tune with “current morality.” How many in our churches will even realize this and how many will even care?
Have we become so desensitized that nothing bothers us anymore? The answer to that question may determine where we go from here and how fast. Christian brethren, beware of the United Nations. It is not your friend in any way, shape or form.