A Growing “Christian” Myth Regarding "One World Government
One of the many Christian myths has become one of the most problematic, because it claims that an individual “Anti-Christ” will claim Divinity for himself, become King of the World, and establish a “One World Government.” It is a self-serving myth designed to instill suspicion and fear and recruit scared people into the ranks of Christian Dominionists and Evangelical Fundamentalists who believe and push the myth. And it should be debunked.
There are many Christian myths that you can learn about on these cjcmp.org sites, and most were initiated by the writings of Saul of Tarsus, who became known as Paul. He is the actual architect of what the world knows as Christianity, because Paul wrote the first seven texts (letters or epistles) that were widely copied and distributed among Christians in 50 CE (AD) and they were the only Christian texts or scrolls in circulation for twenty years, since the first gospel, Mark, was not produced until 70 CE.
During that twenty years Paul’s writings had already established Pauline Christianity very firmly among Christians who believed in Paul’s interpretations of the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the Hebrew Tanakh or “Old Testament”), and in the conclusions Paul had drawn regarding the prophecies therein. And Mark’s gospel, as well as most of the other Christian texts that were later chosen to be in the official church canon (Bible), were influenced by Paul’s ideas.
It was Paul’s ideas that created the belief that Christianity superseded Judaism, which is why Pauline Christians opposed other branches of Christians, such as the Essene Christians and the Gnostic Christians. They regarded Paul’s ideas as misinterpretations of scripture, and even fabrications. But Pauline Christianity rose to a dominate position by 180 CE, and by the fourth century Pauline Christianity was adopted by the Roman Military Industrial Empire and by subsequent European empires (even after the Protestant Reformation), because it gave them a “holy” mandate and the “Divine Right of Kings,” whose ostensible role was to “convert the heathen of the world.”
However, during the “Enlightenment” era there were many bright thinkers from Spinoza to Jefferson who began to not only question but to criticize the Christian dogma and its mandate. For example, here are just a couple of quotes of Thomas Jefferson’s writings on the subject:
"The whole history of these books [the Gospels] is so defective and doubtful that it seems vain to attempt minute enquiry into it: and such tricks have been played with their text, and with the texts of other books relating to them, that we have a right, from that cause, to entertain much doubt what parts of them are genuine. In the New Testament there is internal evidence that parts of it have proceeded from an extraordinary man; and that other parts are of the fabric of very inferior minds. It is as easy to separate those parts ..." --- Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, January 24, 1814
"The clergy, by getting themselves established by law and ingrafted into the machine of government, have been a very formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man." – Thomas Jefferson
"Across the ages, clergy have been interested not in truth but only in wealth and power; when rational people have had difficulty swallowing their impious heresies, then the clergy have, with the help of the state, forced them down their throats." – Thomas Jefferson
That has become the reality again during the last 35 years, especially in America but also in the Mid-East in countries under Zionist Israeli or Muslim dominance. That is why the modern Messenger of God wrote the article titled What Is Religious Freedom?.
A quick-link to that article was posted at OpEdNews.com, and since that site is mentioned by address here, you should know that if you visit there, you should know that for the most part it promotes progressive views, social justice, and freedom of speech, so many articles published there do not express the views of the founder or editors, and therefore some articles are extremist polemics and some are wild conspiracy theories, but many are informative and some provide very valuable information on a wide variety of subjects.
That brings us to the subject at hand, because one comment in the discussion thread about religious freedom included a YouTube video by the author titled The Messenger Finally Spoke, and a professed “Christian” critic made an absurd claim in response. He claimed that the Messenger’s goal is to establish a “One World Government.”
That claim is absurd because the obvious mission of “The Messenger,” who refers to himself as “the principal messenger for the Spirit of truth,” is to liberate and empower the people of the world by showing them how to establish governments that of actually of the people, by the people, and for the people, at long last. And he finally produced the video after delivering a comprehensive message that has been developed, expanded and updated since 1984 when he first saw the ominous signs of the terrible things to come.
In 1984 he foresaw that “Big Brother” was taking over, masquerading as a charming and beneficent king (president). He foresaw that American hegemony would grow, and that the U.S. Religious Military Industrial Complex would be taken over by the greediest of the wealthiest few in collaboration with hypocritical Theocrats and “Christian” Dominionists who interpret their Bible to mean that their wealth and religion entitles them to rule.
They believe in the myth about an individual “Anti-Christ” becoming King of the World and establishing a “One World Government.” But they do not realize or recognize the truth about what an “anti-christ” is, and they do not see what most of you know, that the world has essentially been ruled or controlled by the U.S. Government since the end of World War II (even though since 2002 America's state of being and its status in the world have been in decline).
Now, however, what matters is that the world is ruled by money. We are ruled by a Plutocratic cabal that is centered in the U.S. but has joined forces with the greediest of the wealthiest few from other countries as well.
Many of those who rule serve Mammon even as they claim to serve God, as is so obviously demonstrated by the leaders of the “religious right” in America. That is one of the many reasons why the cabal has been called the “shadow government,” and they rule by the power of their money as they thump their bible, wave their flag, and rattle their sword. Therefore, in a very real sense a “one world government” already exists in reality.
The Christian Myth of a “One World Government”
Those who believe in this myth believe it has yet to happen, because they’ve been led to believe that an individual “Anti-Christ” who claims Divinity for himself will become King of the World, and that the prophesied Tribulation is yet to come. Therefore, they believe the worst is yet to come for all “non-believers” while a so-called “Rapture of the Church” will save them.
The truth, however, is that theocratic right-wing Christians are not aware of the real meaning of the Hebrew prophecies, or with the actual prophecies of Jesus. They deny their ignorance and claim authority, of course, which is why they have been so busy trying to defend themselves with the age-old theology of Pauline Christian Apologetics, still claiming that Jesus is “God Himself” and that they are doing "many wonderful works in the name of the Lord" (as Jesus said hypocrites would be claiming now at the end of the age).
They don’t understand why John wrote: "Every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God: and that is the spirit of anti-christ that you have heard should come; and even now is already in the world." (I John 4:3)
John was referring to certain people and especially to the Roman Caesar and Emperor-Warlord who regarded himself as the "Lord of Divinity." And, by the way, that’s who John was referring to in the book of Revelation referring to the “beast with the number of 666.”
See, there is much important truth in the Bible if you understand it, because there were "many antichrists" in those times, as there are now. Even John had written earlier: "... as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." (I John 2:18)
That “last time” reference, however, reveals that there are also errors in the Christian canon. It indicates that John believed that the "end" was soon and imminent, as Paul did, even though they and others who believed the same thing were wrong. They did not understand that Jesus had spoken of the end of the age (or aeon or olam), correcting earlier prophets who had referred to “the end of days” and other such misleading terms that contradicted all the prophecies and all the statements that indicated that the earth will “last for ever.”
The modern son of man and Messenger for the Spirit of truth understands and forgives the errors and misunderstandings of the authors of the official Christian church canon, and he recognizes what is true and what is not true in the Hebrew Tanakh and the Christian New Testament.
He understands that an “Anti-Christ,” in true Christian terms, is anyone who rejects the actual and true universal teachings of Jesus of Nazareth (who was the “anointed one” of his time). Moreover, an “Anti-Christ” is also anyone who claims to be God in person. But no man was or is or will be God, which is the eternal Holy One.
Now of course, aside from all that, the term "New World Order" sometimes just refers to a conspiracy theory. For example, one conspiracy theory about "The New World Order" was spread by militantly anti-government right-wing extremists who said there is a secret elite conspiring to rule the world via globalization and a one-world government. But there is not much secrecy anymore about how and why America is ruled by Plutocracy, and how ultra-rich people like the Koch brothers and their various well funded right-wing political action foundations have extraordinary power to influence all three branches of the U.S. Government.
After all, among their organizations there are the Citizens for a Sound Economy, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, the Koch Libertarian Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Federalist Society, and The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC ), to name a few. And ironically, the corporate-driven Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) seems to be designed to establish such a newer world order in which American corporations will be able to rule to an even greater extent than they already do.
However, there will not be a so-called “King of the World.” Adolf Hitler tried to be, but we all know what happened to him. Ronald Reagan came the closest to actually being a "King of the World," which is why so many politicians in America still invoke his name. But people are now much too suspicious and wary to let anyone gain that much power, regardless of how charming or cunning and slick they may be. And the wealthy cabal that actually does rule is much smarter and more cunning, knowing that they should keep a lower profile and hire people to do their self-serving dirty work.
The Terrible Tribulation
The truth is that humanity has been suffering from the prophesied terrible Tribulation for a long time as the end of the age neared, especially since 1914 and the First World War. The Tribulation, as Jesus predicted, has been marked by wars and rumors of war, and by many “natural” and man-made disasters, all of which have caused and continue to cause much death and destruction. And, as Jesus also predicted, all of the terrible things that would happen would be “signs” that would portend the coming and appearance of the modern “son of man.”
The So-Called “Rapture of the Church
Since it was mentioned above, you should know that another of the many Christian myths is based on the belief in “The Rapture of the Church.” That myth claims the God will magically “beam up” all the “True Born Again Christians” to heaven while all the rest of us will the “Left Behind.” (And you no doubt have heard about all the hyperbole, book sales and false prophecies based on that erroneous belief.)
That idea and belief is thought of in several different ways in modern traditions of Christian eschatology, but the one most people are most aware of is erroneously called the “Pre-Tribulationist” view, which is based on the epistles of Paul.
For example, in 1st Thessalonians 4:14-17 Paul essentially claims that as Jesus “died and rose again, so God will raise those who have fallen asleep [or died] in Jesus.” And Paul claimed that the “Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.”
In 1st Corinthians 15:50-54 Paul essentially claims that true Christians will not all sleep [die] but be changed, and that when “the last trumpet sounds the dead will be raised and we will be changed and the mortal will become immortal.”
That sounds like nonsense because it is. It is a gross distortion of what Jesus said about the departing and spiritual resurrection of the spirit-soul, which all people experience after they have left their mortal body, enter the spiritual realm and come to realize and accept the reality and nature of God so they may enter heaven.
The problem and misunderstanding was caused because Paul based his belief and claim on his gross misinterpretation and misunderstanding of the Jewish prophets who preceded Jesus. And Paul even misunderstood what Jesus himself had said, because Paul had never even met the living, breathing Jesus. In fact, he had persecuted Christians when he was an agent for the Sanhedrin, and after his conversion to Christianity he became an evangelical zealot inclined to exaggeration and misrepresentation of scriptures and prophecies.
For example, Paul also wrote in 1Thessalonians 4:17 that “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
That idea has been misunderstood because it is somewhat of a distortion of what Jesus said, because the Gospel of John quotes Jesus as saying, "If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again." And, if we examine what he said in context, we can see the real truth, because Jesus immediately added that this "meeting us in the air" and "coming again" would be only "to receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also." (John 14:3)
John clarified that later in John 14:16-20, revealing that Jesus was talking about an individual experience, because he said: "God will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you will know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me [within] ... On that day you will realize that I am in God, and you are in me, and I am in you."
In other words, we can realize our oneness with the Spirit of truth who is within us, our oneness with the Mashiach-Christos-Christus-Christ-Messiah who is in heaven with God, and our oneness with God. And that revelation and realization from within brings the personal rapture, with overwhelming ecstasy and total awareness of the love of God.
The actual, universal teachings of Jesus, who was the Avatar for the passing age, are beautiful, edifying, inspiring, benevolent, and very valuable. However, some of the words written by the authors of the official church Bible that was canonized in the fourth century are not true and do not represent what Jesus actually said and meant. And consequently, some Christians have been misled since the first century by theocratic, hypocritical religious leaders who claimed and still claim to serve God but instead serve Mammon.