The biblical perspective concerning one world government can only be understood by knowing several principles about the plan of God for the Universe and the purpose of man in that plan. This can only be done by comparing many passages of scripture on a variety of subjects.

The first and most important issue is to have the correct perspective toward the Bible and follow the correct system of interpretation. The Bible is not a book of man's opinions and viewpoints concerning himself, the universe and God. It is God's Word. But more specifically, it is the organized revelation of God's plan for the universe. It goes beyond the boundary of time and traces in detail, the history of mankind, relating the specifics of his creation, his initial spiritual rebellion, the provision for spiritual recovery, subsequent rebellions and the ultimate fulfillment of all things in Jesus Christ.

A one world government is not evil in and of itself. God himself plans to establish such a government in the future. But what makes it evil is the fact that no man, or group of men have the capacity to administrate a one world government in Truth, Righteousness and Justice. Therefore, any attempt throughout history has resulted in personal, political and religious slavery. And of course, any attempts in the future will only produce the same failures.

It is man's sinful nature that makes it impossible for him to fulfill any attempt at one world rule. Indeed, even limited governments are saturated with prejudice and injustice.

But there is to be a future, one world government which is administrated by God. Jesus Christ will be the absolute ruler over a one thousand year kingdom in which Righteousness, Truth and Justice will be equally expressed to all peoples. Christ is qualified to establish such a kingdom because he is the unique being of the universe. He is the God-man. Undiminished Deity and true humanity united in one person without compromise of the basic essence of either. The result is that both the cause of God (the Creator) and the cause of man (the creature), are equally mediated to the total fulfillment of both.
The creation of man and the purpose for his creation is not the subject of this discourse. Details about that can be found in a study of angels and the angelic conflict.

The mediation between God and man began after man's spiritual fall from relationship with God. The first salvation promise was given in Genesis 3:15 in connection with verses 3:21 and 4:3-7. It is the promise of a savior, who would take man's place in spiritual death and provide eternal life with God for all who would trust in his person and work. This was taught symbolically through animal sacrifices clear up until the time when the actual savior performed his spiritual sacrifice on the cross. And so, it is God's plan to provide through Christ, not only a relationship of spiritual life with God for all eternity, but also, here in time, to provide the fantastic blessings of the abundant life - peace, joy and confidence; real purpose and definition for life. But although these two issues are the central theme of the entire Bible, they are not the subject of this discourse and will be set aside at this time. See Topic: Fellowship with God

The history of one world rule begins with Adam in the Garden of Eden.

When Cod put Adam in the garden, he assigned to him absolute authority over the earthly creation. Gen. 1.28 . Not only did Adam have the God given authority to rule, but he also had the capacity to rule properly and efficiently since he had spiritual life with God and had access to Divine counsel on all issues. But when Adam disobeyed Divine policy in the garden (authority always has responsibility) he lost his spiritual life with God and shut himself off from Divine counsel. Gen. 2.16-17; 3.7-10 .

The instigator of Adam's fall, Satan, acquired through Adam's default, authority over the physical earth and over the human race. Luke 4.6; Gen. 1.28 cf. 9.6 (man's dominion no longer is present. ) Of course, this is only a concession from God who has allowed it in order to fulfill His ultimate plan for man and the universe. God still has absolute sovereignty over all things. 1 Chron 29:11-12; Dan. 4.35.

When Adam rebelled against Divine policy in the garden, he was actually rejecting the Absolute Righteousness and Truth of the universe. In so doing, his whole being (came under the influence of a distorted viewpoint. The Bible calls this a sin nature and it was subsequently passed on to all members of the human race through procreation. Gen. 6.5; 9·21; Ec. 9.3; Jer. 17.9; Psalm 51.5; Rom. 7.15-23.
See Topic: sin nature

This sin nature is self-centered, subjective and totally antagonistic to all the standards of Divine Truth. It is for this reason that man does not have the capacity to administer total authority over all the earth. Mark 7.21-23; Gal. 5.19-21 .

Where there is objective moral law to restrict the overt selfishness of the sin nature, there can result a considerable stability and order within society. Where such moral law is not present or not enforced, then through the influence of the sin nature, people persecute abuse and enslave others.
See Topic: morality

So it is that any society which is not governed by a healthy representative republic is subject to the dictates of one man or one group of men expressing viewpoints and forming policies that reflect their own subjective natures. To the extent that our own government falls in this category, is also not the subject of this discourse. Suffice it to say, that any government by man is vulnerable in various degrees to the distortions of the sin nature.


Attempts at one world rule can be ascribed to two sources; Satan and man.

Satan's plan is outlined in Isaiah 14:13-14 with his 5 "I wills." But the last one communicates his ultimate goal. "I will be like the Most High."
His intent to rule the universe is reflected in “I will” numbers 2 and 3.
Dominion over the angelic creation: “I will raise my throne above the stars of God.”

Dominion over the human creation:  "I will sit on the mount of the assembly in the recesses of the North.”
See topic:  Satan

His first step to put this into practice was when he usurped Adam's authority by causing him to forfeit his spiritual life with God. Gen. 3.1-5
His second step is to try to move man away from God's policy for restoration to spiritual life. This then is the pattern for all one world rule throughout history. That pattern is rejection of and opposition to Divine policies for spiritual and moral living.

The Satanic influence of Cain to reject Divine policy and then try to enlist Abel to his cause was the first attempt by Satan to put his own darkness policy into practice. Gen. 4.3-8 with 1 John 3.12-15 This failed, in that Abel remained faithful to God's standards and Cain's revolution had no momentum to carry it. And then, of course, the expression of Cain's sin nature was to eliminate any resistance. He killed Abel.


The influence of Divine viewpoint was dominant after this as indicated by Gen. 4.25-26. “Then men began to call on the name of the LORD."  But the influence and distortion of man's sin nature increased to such a degree, that after about 1500 years, evil became dominant and Satan began his 2nd attempt to establish a one world rule.


This is called the angelic infiltration and is recorded in Genesis 6.1-4.
Satan attempted to bring the human race under the dominion of fallen angels through inter breeding and thus establish his own viewpoint and standards as authoritative in the universe.

This failed because in so doing, Satan and his angels violated rigid morality laws and undermined the very physical structure of true humanity. And God could not allow that corruption because the Messiah-Savior must come in the likeness of Adam's created physical form. Hebrews 2.16-17

And so God brought the flood. This removed the physical corruption from the human race and allowed a new civilization to build afresh under the standards of Divine Truth.  Gen. 6.5-13; 8.20-22; 9.1-17
See Topic: Angelic infiltration


For the first 100 years after the flood, everyone lived together in the same social structure with relative order and stability. Gen. 11.1-2

But the sin nature was still in man and eventually influenced the people toward human viewpoint and evil; Satan’s darkness policy  Gen. 8.21
Under the leadership of a man named Nimrod, man's first attempt to institute one world rule began at a place called Shinar. Gen. 10.8-10

Nimrod’s pursuit of course, followed the same pattern of  rebellion against Divine viewpoint and standards. This is indicated by the Hebrew of Gen. 10.9, “a mighty hunter (warrior) AGAINST the LORD.”  His kingdom was the beginning of Babylonian evil as expressed in the worship of the physical universe. This was the purpose of the tower; To reach into the heavens and get a closer look at the stars and planets.

So at this time, God instituted nationalism to be the guideline for the development of societies throughout the rest of human history until Jesus Christ returns and sets up His own perfect government. The boundaries were initially linguistic and racial. But then geographical and cultural  differences in these two areas developed.
See topic: nationalism

Since then, man's attempts at world domination throughout history have been many, but all with the same results.  Chaldea, Persia, Greece, Rome, Romanism and Islam are the prime example’s from ancient history.

A more recent example of attempt at world domination is the advance of Germany under Hitler. Then, from the end of World War II until the very present, there is the advance of communism which is felt in every corner of the world.

Modern man, “civilized" man, thinks that things will get better and that he will create a perfect world order. But this too, is only deception from the sin nature and a lie from Satan who wants to bring about order and stability out of the chaos that he initiated.

Satan's strategy is to incorporate the distorted inclinations of man's nature into his pursuit to rule the universe and to displace God. He is moving toward one final attempt in the future through which he will personally indwell a member of the human race and endow him with such a power and charisma that practically all the world will follow him. 2 Thes. 2.3-4, 8-12; Rev. 13.1-8; Dan. 7.8; 8.23-25
But even this will fall apart from within and then be overthrown by the physical return of Jesus Christ. Dan. 11.40-45; Rev. 19.11-21; Dan. 7.13-14. At this time Satan will be thrown into a place of confinement for 1000 years.

So it is that any attempt at one world rule has 3 strikes against it which doom it to failure.
(1) It is rejection of God's plan for the future concerning the human race, that is, His own world rule administrated by Christ.
(2) It is saturated with imperfections because of the imperfect creatures attempting it.
(3) It is aligning with satanic strategy to overthrow Divine sovereignty and power which is an impossibility.


Psalm 2 describes in general, man's collective attempt to free himself, from the authority of the Godhead.  Verse one mentions two things concerning the evil of rejecting Divine authority and policy. It is given in the form of a question because from the perspective of the writer, the two expressions mentioned are totally futile and illogical. "Uproar" in the Hebrew speaks of a violent noise of rebellion. This is the creature elevating himself above the creator and considering himself independent. This is called creature arrogance.

The expression “devise emptiness” refers to the substitute policies put forward to replace God’s standards. These are the various expressions that come from religions, philosophy and politics which are designed by man to try to provide fulfillment and happiness in life.
But all of these fail as imperfect and inadequate. The result is still the same. Is. 57.21, "There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked." (Col. 2.8, 20-23)

Verse two describes the real problem with a one world government.
It is man’s distorted soul influenced by Satan, and totally antagonistic to the plan of God for the human race.

The kings and rulers, taking a stand together indicates organized attempts to unite in rebellion against God's design for order and stability in the world.

The phrase, “against the LORD indicates the ultimate direction of this
rebellion. LORD is actually the personal name of God which should be translated as Yahweh (or traditionally as, Jehovah), and here refers to God the Father as the authority figure in the Godhead.

The designation, “His anointed” refers to God the Son as the Messiah-savior promised in Genesis 3:15, and throughout the entire Old Testament. This is the Divine world ruler of Daniel 7:13-14, who will set up the government of God after the battle of Armageddon.

Verse three describes the attack on the unity of the Godhead in an attempt to remove Divine authority from over them. Any attempt at one world government has at its core, rejection or distortion of the true essence of God.  "Let us tear their union apart" is an attempt to undermine the unity of the Godhead through denial or distortion. This represents the religious organizations and philosophical systems of mankind that attempt to escape the authority of God's absolute standards of righteousness and divine morality.

Religion is man trying to relate to himself, the universe and God on his own terms, seeking personal merit and recognition for his efforts. And in many cases erasing God entirely out of the equation. Christianity is recognizing man's total depravity in the eyes of God, accepting the Divine solution and entering into a personal relationship with God on His terms.

The phrase, “and cast away their bindings from us" is an attempt to remove the hold that Divine authority and truth have on mankind. As long as man is under that authority and bound by that truth, he is responsible when he rebels and deviates, thus coming under divine judgment. Man is under Divine authority and has a basic conscience of Divine truth by natural design in his soul (Ec. 7.29; Rom. 2.14). When he rejects either, he is internally convicted and this produces a soul misery above and beyond the overt consequences of his morality sins.

Therefore, in order for man to be free from the natural conviction within his very core, he must totally remove Divine authority and truth from jurisdiction over him. This of course is impossible no matter how much he tries. Isaiah 29:15-16 puts our creature status in perfect perspective. "wo “Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, and whose deeds are done in a dark place, and they say, 'Who sees us?' or 'Who knows us?' You turn things around (Lit - It is your perversion). Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, so that what is made should say to its maker, 'He did not make me.' Or what is formed say to him who formed it, 'He has no understanding. ' "

"He did not make me" indicates no authority over me.

"He has no understanding" indicates no truth or wisdom to which I am bound. No standards to convict me.

Verse four gives God's response to man's rebellion.

Divine sovereignty has designed a plan for the universe that no one can reverse. His omnipotence is not limited and His wisdom is not deficient. And since His total essence is perfect, He can only laugh at the rebellion of his creatures. It is not a cruel laugh. But a logical, matter-of-fact laugh expressed to those who having rejected His love, can now only face his justice.

Isaiah 43:13, "Even from Eternity I am He; And there is none who can deliver out of my hand; I act and who can reverse it?"

Isaiah 46:10, "Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not
been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all my good pleasure. '"


Verse five is the expression of Divine justice. It is Justice that depends on His absolute standards of righteousness and not on man's opinions and viewpoint.

His verbal rebuke is the consistent message throughout all of human history concerning God's character and plan.
Isaiah 46:8-9. "Remember this. and be assured; recall it to mind, you transgressors. Remember the former things long past, For I am God and there is no other; I am God and there is no one like me."

Even the witness of the physical universe itself, draws attention to God's power and Godhead.

Romans 1:20 - "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and Divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse."

Psalm 19:1-4 - "The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of his hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. Their is no verbal speech, nor are their words; Their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through
all the earth and their utterances to the end of the world."

And so God is justified in his judgment and the nations and kingdoms throughout history, which have felt His wrath in their eventual demise, deserved it. Thus, in the future, Satan's and man's greatest attempt will feel the same steel of God's sword wielded by Jesus Christ expressing the righteous wrath of the Godhead. Revelation 19:15, “And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the winepress of the wrath of the anger of God the Almighty.”

Verse six records the Father's statement concerning His plan.

"As for me," brings special attention to God the Father in contrast to the kings and rulers of the world. They are seeking to set up a one world rule, but God has already established His own ruler for the future, who will govern in absolute righteousness, justice and truth.

"Upon Zion, my holy mountain" refers to Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, which also will be the capital city of Christ's one world government.

Israel is a nation created by God for a special function in history. Before Christ came, Israel was the recipient of the specific Messianic promises and the center of the Messianic message. Rom. 9.4

And in the future, Israel will become once again the hub of the world and the center of Truth and righteousness.

Verses 7-9 give the Messiah's quote of the Father in regard to his entrance into the world and his future status as king.

     The career of the Messiah is traced by mentioning three things.

(1)His incarnation: God the Son becoming man. John 1.14

(2)His victory during his earthly life and His Divine promotion to kingship.

(3)His return in judgment to rule with Righteousness, justice and truth.

It is His promotion to kingship that concerns us.

The Messiah was premised the nations of the world as his inheritance. But the actual reign depended on the success of his ministry on the earth. In his humanity he lived a perfect life of total obedience
to the Father's plan (the decree). John 17.4; 8.29
On this basis He was promoted to the status of a “king in waiting." This is called the ascension and session of Christ. Hebrews 10.12 with 1.13

This whole picture is found in Philippians 2:5-11

". . . Christ Jesus, who, although existing in the essence of God, decided that being equal with God was not a thing to be selfishly retained, but he emptied himself, by taking on the essence of a bondservant, being made in the likeness of men. And appearing in outward form as a man, he
subordinated himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore also God highly exalted him, and bestowed on him the reputation which is above every reputation, that at the reputation of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Satan has temporary authority over the nations as indicated by Luke 4.6. And at the temptation of Christ by Satan, related in Luke 4, Satan actually offered those kingdoms to Christ prematurely in order to distract him from carrying out the Father's plan. Satan's offer at this time was to give Christ the authority, but then to establish himself as the sovereign of the universe, "If you will bow down before me." Luke 4:7.

This was just another attempt by Satan to establish a one world rule that would promote his own viewpoint and ignore the Divine absolutes of righteousness, justice and truth. But beyond that , it would discredit the plan and character of God and remove forever any possibility of Divine judgment being meted out upon Satan and his angels.

Verse ten is a warning to the nations to recover from their rebellion and to function in the world using God’s viewpoint and follow His policies. The command to “consider,” is exhortation to look at the facts of Divine truth, and “take warning” is a command to accept the truth that it is God’s justice that will evaluate and judge.

Verse eleven gives us the required response of the creature to the Creator.

“Worship means to recognize the superiority of Cod. The creature must accept his creature status and concede that the creator has the right  and authority to establish policy for His creatures. But such a response on man's part requires the possession of knowledge, the revelation of which is God's
responsibility. And God has been faithful throughout all of human history to make known his viewpoint by using the agency of priestly representatives; whose who will teach the spiritual and moral principles of the Godhead.

From Adam to Moses, these representatives were called local or family priests and were responsible for passing on spiritual truth as they received it from previous priests or through direct revelation from God.  This of course included the messages of salvation through faith in the promise of a coming Savior as well as spiritual and moral standards for living here on earth.

From Moses until 70 AD, the representative was the national priesthood of Israel. It received from God specific rituals and regulations as teaching aides and had the responsibility of taking "the message of the Messiah throughout the world.

From 7O AD until the present time, the representative is what the Bible calls the body of Christ. All who have trusted in Christ as their savior are part of that body which is actually a universal priesthood.
The priesthood of the Christian church is responsible through its individual members to learn and pass on the claims of Jesus Christ. God has provided the content of that message in detail in the Bible.
The message of Christ comprises both the Old and New testaments and is a complete and perfect revelation from God of all that he has chosen for the human race to know concerning The Godhead and spiritual reality.

The basis issue of worship is summed up in Ecclesiastes 12:13.
"The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: reverence God and keep his commandments, because this applies to every person."

Fear God, is the attitude of respect and reverence for the authority of God. Psalm 2:11 reads, “worship the LORD in fear.”  That is, reverence, respect and proper recognition of WHO He is.

"keep his commandments" is knowledge and conformity to Cod's viewpoint and policy for every area of life.

In our overall context of one world government, the exhortation is to recognize and accept God's policy for the orderly function of the human race. And that policy is nationalism until Christ himself returns and establishes his own international kingdom.


Psalm 2:11 continues, “and rejoice with trembling.” The refers to the actual acceptance of Divine viewpoint and policy and the genuine inner happiness that results from following those standards.

Verse 12 is a general exhortation to the nations so they might go beyond creature awareness (humility) and enter into a spiritual relationship with God.
"do homage" is literally to kiss and refers to intimacy and personal involvement on a spiritual level. It means
to accept the person and work of God the Son as the Messiah Savior; The anointed one of verse 7.

The phrase, "lest he become angry" refers to the expression of Divine justice administered in time against rebellious individuals and nations. The ultimate rebellion of course, is rejection of Christ as savior. This will then perpetuate a humanistic, unbiblical, distorted perspective toward self, others and life in general. But a genuine acceptance of Divine truth which begins with personal trust in Jesus Christ will make available for that person, the viewpoint of the Godhead concerning all the issues of life.

"And you perish in the way," refers to an interruption of your normal life activity through some type of physical
judgment. In the case of a nation or kingdom, it would be administered through the 4 agents described in Ezekiel 14.12-20. Famine (economic deterioration), wild beasts ( symbolic for anarchy, crime etc.) sword (military setbacks) and plagues (health). This of course, is determined by God's perfect wisdom and timing.

Individuals usually suffer in association with the judgments upon their nations. But on a personal level, the law of natural consequences comes into play.
Psalm 1.4 characterizes their life as saturated with instability.
Jeremiah 17.5-6 is even more emphatic.
"Thus says the LORD, 'Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength (security), and
whose heart turns away from the LORD, for he will be like a bush in the desert and will not see when  prosperity comes, but will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, a land of salt without inhabitant.'"
This is figurative language to describe an unfulfilled life filled with sorrow, regret and unhappiness.
Isaiah 57:21, There is no peace says my God to the wicked.”

“For his wrath may soon begin to burn," is a warning, that
communicates not only severity, but also unexpectedness of divine judgment.
God has His own perfect timing in which to express his perfect justice.
Psalm 37:12-15

From a world-wide and national perspective, human viewpoint interprets God's delay in judgment as God's inability to judge or indeed, even his non-existence. But this too is deception. 2 Peter 3:3-9.

"Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking. following after their own lusts, and saying, 'Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers died, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.' For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, beinr flooded with water. Eut the present
heavens and earth by the same word are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some count slowness , but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to a change of mind.”       "

"How blessed" in the Hebrew means happy and refers to the inner peace and contentment that results from total trust in the person and work of Cod. First, from accepting His authority and then by learning and following his policy. It echoes the “blessing” of Psalm 1:1, “How happy is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of life of  sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers.”
See topic: happiness


It is the natural tendency of man to rebel against God's authority and reject his policies for moral and spiritual living. Psalm 2 emphasizes man's rejection of moral policy by collectively trying to rule the world. He thinks that this will solve all the problems that exist in humanity. But this solution is
deceptive. Man is the problem. Therefore any thing man does in and of himself without being guided by creator wisdom comes from his own distorted nature and will only benefit the ones who hold the power. And even that benefit is deceptive. Every such attempt will manifest its inherent imperfection and die out naturally or be set aside by Divine intervention.

The collective solution is to follow the principles of nationalism. The human race should be divided into several national entities, distinct through geographical, linguistic and cultural differences. And then each national entity is responsible for maintaining freedom and security for its people.

The individual solution is primarily spiritual. Man must accept God's solution to his sinful nature and his personal sins. Jesus said, " I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). Therefore proper spiritual relationship with God can only be found through the person and work of Christ. This is the ultimate in creator policy for his creatures. And to allow each
man the freedom to choose from his own volition, God has established nationalism. Acts 17.26-27

"And He made from one, every nation of mankind to live on all
the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times
and the boundaries of their habitation, so that they should
seek Cod, if perhaps, hopefully, they might grope for Him and
find Him, though He is not far from each one of us."

Political and religious slavery on a world-wide scale through attempts at one world rule, undermine the advance of God's truth in a fallen world. It does not stop its advance, but undermines its presence and influence. Regardless of the status of the world, anyone who seeks to relate to God on God's terms will be provided with the information needed to enter into spiritual life with God. So the point of all these principles is that one worldism is not in agreement with Divine truth, and although God is never frustrated or set back by anything, the issue is that the creature is setting himself up in opposition to God the creator, and in such a stand, he cannot possibly survive.


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