The current global economic crisis has pushed world leaders to begin recommending a world government. The Vatican is now calling for a "global public authority," including a world central bank controlling global financial affairs. An 18-page document released by the Vatican`s Justice and Peace department was entitled, "Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority." It condemned the "idolatry of the market" and called for an in-depth examination of "the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence." "Selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods," is blamed for the economic crisis which, it predicted, would lead to "a climate of growing hostility and even violence, and ultimately undermine the very foundations of democratic institutions, even the ones considered most solid."
France`s top financial regulator, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, was quick to agree that, "the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is right to emphasize in its latest report the need to strengthen global governance." He pointed out that the "states have increasingly fallen under the control of markets....States, politics, must regain control of things." As a first step, Jouyet emphasized the need to "strengthen" the powers of the new European banking and insurance regulators.
Of course, this also fits neatly with the U.S. President`s stated goal to "share the wealth around." The world is succumbing to the false idea that more laws and regulations by the government is the solution to the "selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods." Lost in all this is the biblical concept that the basic problem is the human heart and only when it is changed by the Holy Spirit will social, economic, cultural and political problems be solved.
Part of the government`s job is to suppress evil, but it cannot do it alone. That is why America`s founding fathers made sure that we were free to promote biblical truth. Churches, Bible schools, and charities were given tax favor so the government would not hamper the dissemination of the gospel. In this level playing field the church`s job was to counter Satan`s strategies at the most basic level, the condition of the human heart. None of the devil`s lies of evolution, humanism, Islam, Catholicism, atheism, socialism, etc. can stand against a robust and dynamic soul winning and discipleship effort.
Unfortunately today, the church finds itself playing catch-up. And Satan has hobbled the churches with defective bibles leaving pastors doubting the word of God and the people in confusion. Using that doubt, the Devil has convinced us that hell may not be so bad, homosexuality is not really a sin, evolution may be part of God`s creation process, worldly music and entertainment is okay, marriage vows don`t really mean what they say, and whoever dies with the most toys wins.
Institutions such as Harvard and Yale that were established to train pastors have become hotbeds of anti-Christ philosophies: humanism, naturalism, atheism, Marxism and evolution. Their graduates have firmly planted these godless viewpoints in our public schools and government institutions, driving out the Ten Commandments and forbidding any reference to our Creator.
The crises we are facing are designed by God to shock us awake. But once awake, people need to know the truth and that is not always where they are likely to find it. But, over the years, thousands of people have told us that a no-nonsense gospel tract is where they first discovered the Truth. From it, they eventually found their way to their Creator, committed their lives to Him, and began to stand in righteousness against Satan`s whispers of doubt. Only the gospel can forestall the chaos prophesied for the end times and allow a few more into the Kingdom. We need to saturate our communities with biblical truth. The easiest way that anyone can do that is with gospel tracts.