V RaptureChrist Newsletter
 April 15, 2002

The New World Order

A few years ago that title, "The New World Order," used to represent the Millennium, the new world that Christ would bring about after Satan and his hosts were chained in the abyss.

Today, "the new world order" means the opposite, a future totalitarian regime with one world leader dictating to every human being on the planet what is right and what is wrong.  For Christians, this new world order of the antichrist means that we would be persecuted for our beliefs -- and a main one would be to resist the implantation of the mark of the beast.

Most Christians alive today are looking at the fulfillment of prophecy right before their very eyes.  We list some of the prophecies that have been fulfilled in this generation: 

1) Increase in traffic. Daniel 12:4

2) Jews regain control of Jerusalem. Luke 21:24

Legalized abortion. Luke 23:29 

4) Mothers that do not breast feed.
Luke 23:29

5) Knowledge explosion (the internet). Daniel 12:4 

6) The Mark of the Beast, Verichip, approved April 4, 2002 by the FDA. Revelation 13:16

7) One World Government  Revelation 13:7

Revelation 13:7
It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.

The World Court

Emblem of the United NationsThe International Criminal Court was established on April 11, 2002 at a ceremony held at the UN headquarters in New York. This World Court became a reality after 60 countries ratified the treaty.  

The court has been empowered to prosecute people accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Criminal
cases will shortly be referred by either 1. a country that has ratified the treaty, 2.  the UN Security Council or 3. the tribunal's prosecutor after approval from three judges.  Suspects from nations that have not ratified the treaty could be subject to prosecution if  the country where the crimes occurred has ratified.

Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General, in a video conference from Rome, said: "The long-held dream of a permanent international criminal court will now be realized." "Those who commit war crimes, genocide or other crimes against humanity will no longer be beyond the reach of justice."

Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada, congratulated all the leaders who ratified the Rome statute with these words: "This is truly a watershed moment for the cause of international justice and human decency."

The European Union will carry the costs of the court.  All of the 15 European Union nations, except Greece ratified the statute with Germany being one of the strongest supporters.

The United States, Russia, and China did not sign.  The Bush administration is opposed to the treaty and believes the treaty impinges on national sovereignty.

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