Ian Wishart’s latest book is about centralised power. He writes, “Heads up folks. Global government is coming and I promise you, you are not going to like it, even if you currently think you might. As Fox News recently reported based on some leaked UN documents, “It’s an agenda that its prominent boosters have declared will make the next 15 years “some of the most transformative in human history,” although the exact nature of the goals themselves, and how they are to be achieved, is unclear.”
Ian even has a video promoting his book (using typical hyperbole): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57XDx3vIX1g. I like Ian, he is an intelligent man, but I do not agree with him on this. Happy to promote his book, so people read it and decide for themselves (qualifier: I haven’t read it yet).
One World Govt. is a favourite bogeyman. Is it a future reality? Ian’s Totaliatria explores this. The central premise derives from the biblical apocalyptic allusions to future world government. But the Bible does not actually say there will be a future One World Government, that is an interpretive assumption. I would go further, to suggest it is a misunderstanding of what the Bible is on about.
I do not agree that, theologically, we are facing ONE WORLD GOVT. as usually understood, especially in Evangelical America. In the seventies, this was anticipated as the EEC (until it surpassed ten nations – the ten heads of the Beast) or NATO, or then the UN as a whole, etc.
I believe what the Apostle John (Revelation) and the earlier prophets write as still to come (Daniel’s fourth and terrible “Beast,” unlike all those before it) is actually the world system continuing on from the earlier ‘beasts’ (Babylon, M-Persia, Greece) and manifest, especially in our years, as a continuum of Rome + modern politics + latterly, a revived Islamic political and religious system with Allah and its’ Prophet (on a par with the earlier Umayyad Caliphate).
That is why Daniel (of Lion’s Den fame) and John (Apostle) describe this last and most terrible ‘beast’ as having metaphorical iron teeth, bronze claws, wings, and ten heads, in other words, amalgams of all the earlier ‘beasts’ that survive #4’s ultimate destruction with Christ’s return.
As a Christian I am not looking for a future ONE WORLD GOVT. but an earth system (already in place, as John describes Antichrist) and finally exhibited as rampant militant political and religious Islam which matches biblical predictions perfectly.
The ten-nation league, or One World Govt., is traditionally interpreted from a Euro-centric or US-centric mentality. The Bible, quite clearly, is Israel-centric, so we have to understand the biblical allusions and apocalyptic writings, as describing politics AS THEY RELATE to Israel and the Holy Land. ‘The whole world” therefore, can relate to all the nations surrounding ancient Israel. This is what is now the reality, as the Bible predicted thousands of years ago.
But Euro-centric views are persistent, and so there is a hot debate on Ian’s site, particularly as it relates to America and concerns over Obama’s abuses of Federal power, his use of Executive Orders, etc.. Here are some extracts: