Brad L. Burge
God desires that ALL people would accept God's love and salvation through Jesus Christ. God has compelled me to share information with the world relating to the biblical seven year tribulation in order to share Truth in a deceived world.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5)
Jesus answered, "I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
Thursday, September 27, 2007
The Shape of Peace in Our Time—From Jerusalem to Ends of the World
Praying for the peace of Jerusalem therefore means praying for its restoration. God chose Jerusalem as His capital on earth. Jerusalem is the center from which God’s covenant and law radiates throughout the world. The diplomatic missions of God’s kingdom originate in Jerusalem. The unity of Jerusalem under those who honor the covenant is imperative. The Temple Mount must be restored to Zion. It must be restored not only so that the Temple can be built but also so that the divine peace plan can be completed.
The Messiah must come so it can be realized.
A restored Temple means a restored Jerusalem, which means a restored Israel. Ultimately, it means true and lasting peace for Israel and for the entire world. Leaders of Israel will become leaders of Zion. Leader of the world will become governors in the God’s kingdom. The global community will live in peace because tolerance of immortality will no longer be tolerated. The law of God will be the law of the land in every land. Retribution for wrongs done will be tempered with restorative mercy. Because justice and righteousness will dominate, the poor will no longer live impoverished either by disease or by the rich.
Liberals fear a theocratic peace because many abuses of power resulted from human corruption. History teaches that the same problems occur under religious and secular governments. Liberals seem blind to the fact that the tolerance of moral relativism based on radical egalitarianism is the reason why peace is never achieved. Eliminating God and His law from human government has never produced a lasting just society. Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union, Mao’s China, and Saddam’s Iraq are just a few examples. Therefore, the realization of a global theocracy envisioned by God’s law is the solution.
Paul Eidelberg, founder of The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, provides a clue as to what governments based on the law of God would look like. In Torah Government Versus Israeli Democracy, he describes a king chosen by the people and subject to the Sanhedrin. Laws made by this court also conform to a consensus of counsel as well as acceptance of the people. He goes on to describe this type of popular government as structured on federalist principles and a citizenry well educated in the law. Above king, courts, and people is God.
When God thus becomes King of kings, of presidents, of prime ministers, of governors, and of peoples, then gentiles will flock to Jerusalem at least once a year to honor the King. God’s ambassadors will be (and are) sought out for their understanding of God’s covenantal law. Because God’s covenantal law is known and enforced throughout the world, covenantal law will contour the shape of global peace. Multicultural variations of national identity may color the application of this law, but the common framework will be covenantal law governing the politics of nations. When this happens, their will be genuine peace in our time.