Are We To Work For A United World?

Q. I’ve only just now heard of the Bilderbergers and their theorized attempts to enact a world government. Should I view this group and other groups that have the same intent as sinister groups automatically? Are we as believers urged by Scripture to not aide or engage attempts to unite the world?

A. The Bible never speaks of a united world, nor does it instruct us to work toward one. Jesus said that His Kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36). On the contrary, we’re taught that our citizenship is in heaven (Phil. 3:20) and to focus our efforts on the next life, which is eternal, and not this one, which is temporary (2 Cor. 4:18). As far as it’s up to us we’re supposed to live in peace with everyone (Romans 12:18) but we’re not to conform any longer to the pattern of this world (Romans 12:2).

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