Millennium Summit

September 18, 2000

Now that the UN Millennium Summit is behind us, I wanted to offer a quick analysis before all of the events fade from our memories. The summit was touted as the greatest gathering of political leaders in the history of the world. It also provided a context for a very large gathering of religious leaders as well.

Reaction to the summit has been strong across the political spectrum. Those fearing globalism see this as an event that should scare us to the core of our beings. Others wonder if it even measured up to the hype. I believe that the summit provided us a window of what could be in the future if we are not vigilant to protect national sovereignty.

The Millennium Forum in May preceded the Millennium Summit in September. That is where the participants drafted a working document for their future goals for the United Nations. Here is just a short list of some of those goals:

"To created a United Nations controlled military force under the command of the UN Secretary-General. To create independent UN funding through world tax structures, serious penalization for nations behind in their UN contributions, authorizing borrowing for special needs, issuance of an international currency, and various user fees for accessing the global commons." They also want "to formulate a world ethics and values system centered on sustainable development and earth-first principles."

Will these goals be implemented soon? I doubt it. Fortunately, we still have a number of checks and balances in place. Could they become reality sometime in the future? I believe that answer to that question is up to us. Apathy and indifference toward our national sovereignty could make them a reality.

I'm Kerby Anderson of Probe Ministries, and that's my opinion.