What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
For the student of revealed scripture it is not difficult to understand how Satan attempts to counterfeit symbols, rituals, institutions, and decrees given by God. The same holds true for the Kingdom of Heaven, a theocratically governed political institution with God as the King.
The D&C Institute manual for D&C 38:21-22 says the following:
Though Jesus is King by right and authority, President Joseph Fielding Smith taught that at the council of Adam-ondi-Ahman, Christ will be crowned the actual, political ruler of the world (see Notes and Commentary on D&C 116:1). President Smith further explained that the kingdom of God includes both political and spiritual aspects, for “when our Savior comes to rule in the millennium, all governments will become subject unto his government, and this has been referred to as the kingdom of God, which it is; but this is the political kingdom which will embrace all people whether they are in the Church or not. Of course, when every kindred, tongue and people become subject to the rule of Jesus Christ such will be in that political kingdom. We must keep these two thoughts in mind. But the kingdom of God is the Church of Jesus Christ, and it is the kingdom that shall endure forever. When the Savior prayed, ‘Thy kingdom come,’ he had reference to the kingdom in heaven which is to come when the millennial reign starts.
“When Christ comes, the political kingdom will be given to the Church. The Lord is going to make an end to all nations; that means this nation as well as any other. The kingdom of God is the Church, but during the millennium, the multitudes upon the face of the earth who are not in the Church will have to be governed, and many of their officers, who will be elected, may not be members of the Church.” (Doctrines of Salvation, 1:229-30.)
Satan’s counterfeit of a globalized political kingdom is what is known as the New World Order. Such an initiative boils down to the erosion of nations’ sovereignty in an attempt to form a one-world government. This is just what Christ will do when He comes, but evil, conspiratorial men under Satan’s direction and influence are seeking to do the same thing. The existing European Union is one such example. Erase borders, globalize government, currency, and economies, and place a few select individuals in control.
We have the same initiatives being promoted in our own government. On March 23, 2005, President Bush met secretly (i.e. without the approval of Congress) with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to form the Security and Prosperity Parntership, the beginnings of the North American Union.
Documents from domestic think tanks (drafted by individuals in cahoots with top government officials, being members of the same think tanks and organizations) clearly show the desire to promote a one-world government, globalized currency, and open borders.
Again, such events and initiatives should not be all that surprising to the avid student of scripture. Satan is working through evil men to bring about what only Christ can do. Satan’s attempt has resulted, is resulting, and will result in tyranny, oppression, slavery, and suppression. Christ’s will result in liberty, prosperity, love, and progress.