|Brown says now is the time to build new global society|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Tuesday, 11 November 2008 05:08|
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for the creation of a new global society during a keynote foreign policy speech today. Brown has been spearheading the campaign to reform the global financial system ever since the resignation of his predecessor Tony Blair earlier in the year. In his first foreign policy speech as Prime Minister, Brown stated that out of the greatest restructuring of the global economy, the 21st century would witness the creation of a new world order. At that time the Prime Minister remarked that the institutions established following the end of the Second World War, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, would need to be radically reformed to fit the new, globalised world. And now, following the greatest economic recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, world leaders are now talking about doing that very thing. Brown believes that the new American administration, working in tandem with Britain and the European Union, should be leading the "global effort to build a stronger and more just international order". And next weekend, world leaders will meet in Washington to discuss long-term solutions to the latest financial crisis, following a series of internationally co-ordinated moves to stabilize the global economy.
Quote: ""Uniquely in this global age, it is now in our power to come together so that 2008 is remembered not just for the failure of a financial crash that engulfed the world but for the resilience and optimism with which we faced the storm, endured it and prevailed," Brown told the lord mayor's banquet. "...And if we learn from our experience of turning unity of purpose into unity of action, we can together seize this moment of change in our world to create a truly global society."
Just a few days ago, I commented on the letter sent by the EU to the new American administration, which called for a 'partnership of equals' on global foreign policy issues and seemed to signal a seismic shift towards an EU-centric world. Previously military officials have discussed the idea of setting up a combined EU-US-NATO command structure, which would be based in Brussels and be responsible for co-ordinating action against the global terrorist threat. There is also talk of the European Union and United States of America harmonizing their tax laws with the goal of creating a Transatlantic Common Market by the year 2015. This year we have also witnessed the establishment of the Union for the Mediterranean, which aims to create a region of peace and stability on the borders of Europe, and aspires to revive the glory days of the old Roman Empire. We may also soon witness the full ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, which will create the posts of EU President and Foreign Minister, and give the bloc its own legal identity on the world stage. As you can see, we are well on the way towards the establishment of a global society, governed by Daniel's fourth beast - the European Union. It will be man's last attempt at bringing peace to this troubled world. It will also be Satan's last attempt at preventing the return of Christ to set up His Millennial Kingdom. But as Daniel said of King Nebuchadnezzar's vision, the dream is certain and the interpretation of it is sure. For in the days of these ten kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44-45). The Stone, which King Nebuchadnezzar saw striking his image on the feet and grinding it to powder, is none other than Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the Stone of Israel (Genesis 49:24). He was the Head Corner Stone that the builders of the nation of Israel rejected (Psalm 118:22-23). And whosoever shall fall on this Stone in repentance shall be broken, but whosoever this Stone shall fall on in judgement shall be destroyed. Jesus Christ loves you so much He gave His life for you upon the cross, so your sins could be forgiven and you could have everlasting life in heaven (John 3:16). He is waiting for you to come to Him in repentance today. He says, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest", Matthew 11:28. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).