The G8 Summit and the Bible

“There is urgent need of a true world political authority. .. to manage the global economy…”  – Pope Benedict XVI

OK, I’ll gladly admit something needs to be done.  Perhaps politicians should even be involved.  People expect them to find solutions after all.  Still, that quotation, coming as it does from the pope, sounds sounds like something from Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind.  If you check out the two articles below, you’ll see that Russia and China are echoing these pre-apocalyptic sentiments. 

Personally, I don’t think it’s really a question of being for or against global management of the economy or a global currency or whatever.  It’s more a question of keeping our eyes open.  It’s reassuring to know things are still on track, biblically or prophetically speaking.  Our faith should be focused on Jesus, and eagerly awaiting His return, rather than on political or economic solutions.  Human solutions probably need to be tried, may even work for a while, but they will ultimately fail now as they always have in the past.  Someday Jesus will set it all straight.

Here are those two articles:

Pope urges bold world economic reform before G8 summit

Russia, China to push global currency at G8 summit

“He [the False Prophet] causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” – Revelation 13:16-17