Is the United Nations Fulfilling Ancient Biblical Prophecy?
On December 21, 2017, the UN united as one to stand against one city on the planet: Jerusalem. Twenty-five centuries earlier, the prophet Zechariah wrote these words from the Lord, “I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle” (Zech. 14:2) Did the UN just move us one step closer to fulfilling this ancient prophecy?
Before answering this question, let’s look at the events on the ground.
First, the UN once again distinguished itself for hypocrisy by targeting Israel for its criticism – specifically, America’s support of Israel – while remaining silent on so many issues of world importance.
What has the UN been doing during the horrific war in Syria? Where has the UN been during the attempted genocide of Christians in the Middle East? Decades earlier, what did the UN have to say about Tiananmen Square in China or Saddam Hussein’s chemical warfare against the Kurds? Yet when America recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the UN is an uproar. As I noted previously, groups like UNWatch.org have documented the UN’s consistent policy of singling out Israel for rebuke and condemnation while virtually ignoring atrocities committed on a mass scale by other nations, including Israel’s neighbors.
To give one case in point, during the UN General Assembly’s 61st session (2006-2007), “the time spent by ambassadors on enacting the 22nd anti-Israel resolution of the year was time not spent on passing a single resolution on Sudan’s genocide in Darfur.”