(Re the encyclical Caritas in Veritate)
I hear you’re calling for a New World Order — in our interests, of course,
However, given history, such a proposal I can’t endorse.
For not long ago, a religious power reigned for hundreds of years,
And savagely so, using the state’s military might — hence my fears.
In the Christian Bible in the book of Revelation, chapter thirteen,
It appears to be warning of a repeat of that same historic scene;
That most will be fooled into going along with a new order of things,
From which I understand persecution and murder once again springs.
It says that this new world wide power will act just like the other one,
Forcing its dogma on all, sometime after its reign has begun.
Obviously it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing; Satan’s vehicle, tool,
Which eventually will bring everybody under his rule.
Hence my concerns, lest you’re desiring what may fulfill this prophecy,
Which also appears to be tied in with the end of earth’s history.
Given the state of the world currently, and maybe what you’re suggesting,
Could it be earth’s end is near, and you, wrongly in such plans investing?
It appears that this new power — a New World Order, undoubtedly,
May be tied in with that past cruel religious power, intriguingly.
The Christian Bible says that the new power’s a copy of an old one,
And that this new religious power is one that all on earth should shun.
Hence why I can’t go along with calls for a New World Order, you see,
More so, one that in time would curtail civil and religious liberty.
Besides, no one body should control every nation, humanity,
And certainly not a religious one steering the military.
Yes, history often repeats itself, and New World Orders aren’t new,
At least that is, in the minds of those ones who such have tried to pursue.
After all, isn’t such the ultimate for those who’re power hungry,
Or who’re religiously deluded and unsound spiritually?
By that I mean, history is strewn with the likes, who’ve come and gone,
After having wickedly plundered, raped, tortured and stamped upon.
All in the name of religion, or some other justification,
Working their murderous way from city to city, nation to nation.
And then the world, or so they’ve hoped, and might have — but not, fortunately;
And who would have it otherwise who values freedom and liberty?
For power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,
Despite the best of intentions, or efforts of humanity.
It appears that the new power somehow gains the confidence of all,
Managing to deceive — that is, those who foolishly for such fall.
And given it’s a world wide power, a New World Order, clearly,
I’d encourage you to reconsider your proposal. Yours sincerely.
By Lance Landall
“Then I saw another beast [power] that rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon
[deceptive in appearance because it later changes character, becomes Satanic]. IT EXERCISES ALL THE AUTHORITY
OF THE FIRST BEAST [previous power] ON ITS BEHALF, AND MAKES THE EARTH AND ITS
INHABITANTS WORSHIP THE FIRST BEAST [in other words, it effectively fulfills the previous powers desires],
whose MORTAL WOUND HAD BEEN HEALED [revives from its previous fall from power]” (Rev 13:11,12).
“Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world…’ ” (John 18:36, KJV).
“And He [Christ] said to them, ‘Render therefore to Caesar [the state (Rom 13:1,2)] the things
that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s’ ” (Luke 20:25, NKJV).