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The Tide of Our Times

Regardless of how we may feel about the unfortunate developments on the political scene, there is an important overarching lesson to be learned in all of this. Human laws may be subject to change or interpretation—especially in today’s post-modern climate of relativism. One judge may see the law one way, while another, higher court may see it altogether differently. That is not the way it is with God’s law, however. God’s law is immutable, that is, it is absolutely unchangeable. It is not subject to debate or contradiction. So although one judge may have approved the counting of “dimpled chads” while another saw that practice as being unfair and potentially illegal, you can count on the fact that the Bible remains true and will not change. Thus, we must pay close attention to the Word of God.

The United Nations is in the process of establishing “The International Criminal Court” as an entity that will be set above the courts of once sovereign nations.

On November 25th, Barbara Crossette reported for the Sydney Morning Herald:

“The court would be the first such permanent body set up to try individuals accused of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.”

“U.S. government officials have said they support an international court. The Secretary of State, Dr. Madeleine Albright, was instrumental in establishing ad-hoc tribunals for the Balkans and Rwanda, which are seen as precursors of a permanent body.”

This International Criminal Court would have jurisdiction over American citizens, especially in the nebulous area described as “crimes against humanity.” You see, to the atheists, it is a crime of intolerance for us to assert the truth of the Bible that says, “He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36). They insist that spreading the teachings of Scripture regarding Hell produces stress upon non-Christians and is a form of intolerance. Therefore, they want us to stop all forms of evangelism that include the teaching of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone, or of facing the Judgment of God when you die.

It remains to be seen how the United States will react to the International Criminal Court. One hundred fifteen nations have already signed the treaty establishing this court. Senator Jesse Helms has warned the Executive Branch of Government not to bring ratification of such a treaty to the Senate, because he will do all that he can to assure that the treaty is not ratified by the United States.

The Dutch legalized euthanasia on November 28, 2000. The new law would permit doctors to assist in the suicide of aging or terminally ill patients. We must remember that the Netherlands is now part of the European Union—a burgeoning collection of nations working together economically, legally and militarily to wrest influence over the world from the hands of the Americans. It is also quite possibly the beginning of a worldwide union that will ultimately be led by the Antichrist.

Now comes word that the members of the European Union have begun contributions to a new, expanded E.U. military. On November 20, the AFP reported:

The European Union, moving seriously into the defense business, put its money where its mouth is ... pledging a total of 100,000 troops, some 400 warplanes and 100 warships to an E. U. rapid reaction force.”

The next day, the Associated Press offered additional information:

“The pool of military forces pledged to the European Union’s new rapid reaction corps swelled by several thousand ... as non-E.U. member countries added their contributions to the continent-wide effort.”

“Creation of the E.U. force has caused some consternation at NATO.”

“NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson warned ... that any rivalry between the established trans-Atlantic alliance and the nascent European-only reaction force could be disastrous for both.”

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