UN - ‘Our World Is in Peril’

Arno Froese

After two years when many leaders weighed in by video because of the coronavirus pandemic, now presidents, premiers, monarchs and foreign ministers have gathered almost entirely in person for diplomacy’s premier global event. 

“We are gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, adding that “our world is in peril—and paralyzed.”

He and others pointed to conflicts ranging from Russia’s six-month-old war in Ukraine to the decades-long dispute between Israel and the Palestinians. Speakers worried about a changing climate, spiking fuel prices, food shortages, economic inequality, migration, disinformation, discrimination, hate speech, public health and more.

“We live in an era of uncertainty and shocks,” Chilean President Gabriel Boric said. “It is clear nowadays that no country, large or small, humble or powerful, can save itself on its own.” 

[…] Despite the fragmented state of the international community, the United Nations remains the key gathering place for global leaders. Nearly 150 heads of state and government have signed on to speak during the nearly weeklong “General Debate.”

As Jordan’s King Abdullah II noted, well-off countries that are having unfamiliar experiences of scarcity “are discovering a truth that people in developing countries have known for a long time: For countries to thrive, affordable food must get to every family’s table.”

-apnews.com, 20 September 2022

Arno's Commentary

Based on Bible prophecy, solutions will come, albeit temporary ones.

One must not be confused by the many negative and often diametrically opposed news reports, fueled by a fear of the unknown. 

In many countries, the UN organization has often been denigrated with the repeated statement “It’s only a paper tiger.” That may be true, but we must agree that words are better than war. 

The Russia/Ukraine war has caught world leaders by surprise. Yet no other significant war is in the works at this time. For those who think conditions are really chaotic, just open history books and you will find it was ten times worse less than a century ago. 

One may ask, why are we confident that resolutions will be placed on the table and finally accepted? Our answer is simple: the Bible tells us that the world will experience peace. That can only come about when differences are leveled by negotiation. There is the give and take principle which Ukraine, for example, will be forced to accept as well as Russia. 

The process toward world unity, world peace, world prosperity, and world security must continue until the words of the Chilean president, Gabriel Boric, come to fruition: “…no country, large or small, humble or powerful, can save itself on its own.”

A global economy is not merely in the future, but is already here. Each country depends on another or several, but all, without exception, are racing toward the same goal, which at this time is still hidden; namely, true globalism. The goal is to create an international family, ready to accept the one who comes in his own name, as Jesus prophesied in John 5:43: “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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