pdf of Bible Correspondence Course - Lesson 4 link to Bible Correspondence Course - Lesson 4
Bible Correspondence Course - Lesson 4
Bible Correspondence Course - Lesson 4
The Coming Utopia – Wonderful WORLD TOMORROW!

For ages men have dreamed of a utopian paradise on earth. But utopia has eluded man’s efforts to bring it about. Why? Is utopia really possible? Will we ever have world peace and prosperity. Here are the surprising answers from your Bible!

FIVE years after the close of World War II, Winston Churchill declared in a speech in Copenhagen, “Unless some effective world super-government can be brought quickly into action, the proposals for peace and human progress are dark and doubtful.”

In the early 1960s, noted nuclear physicist Edward Teller, who helped develop the hydrogen bomb, warned that “We must work for the establishment of a world authority sustained by moral and physical force – a world government capable of enforcing worldwide law.”

In 1970, U Thant, then Secretary-General of the United Nations, called for the establishment of a global authority with broad powers to deal with worldwide environmental problems. He remarked, “We need something new – and we need it speedily – a global authority with the support and agreement of governments and of other powerful interests, which can pull together all the piecemeal efforts now being made...”

Many voices have been raised calling for a world government to be set up to solve mankind's problems. Serious-minded scientists and world leaders know that the solution to world ills and the establishment of world peace is possible only if all the nations were to be brought together under a supreme, all-powerful, world-ruling government!

Is World Government Possible?

“World government is still a long way off,” declares A. F. K. Organski in the book World Politics. “The creation of a world government through the voluntary agreement of existing nations is so unlikely that we can say flatly that it will never happen" (p. 484, emphasis ours throughout lesson).

The united nations, man's attempt at world peaceWorld Wide Photo

THE UNITED NATIONS: Man's attempt at world peace.

Hans J. Morgenthau in his book Politics Among Nations, asserted: “There is no shirking the conclusion that international peace cannot be permanent without a world state, and that a world state cannot be established under the present moral, social, and political conditions of the world” (p. 491).

What a paradox! World leaders realize that man's most urgent need is WORLD GOVERNMENT. Yet others admit that such a government is a TOTAL IMPOSSIBILITY under present world conditions!

Viewing the history of mankind, anyone can plainly see that men have utterly failed to bring about world peace and prosperity. Fear, hatred, disease, poverty, oppression and injustice have been rampant throughout history.

What about it? Is world government impossible – an idle pipe dream of unrealistic optimists? Is the idea of a soon-coming UTOPIA on earth merely an absurd myth?

If our only hope lies in the efforts of men, then a utopia is NOT possible and humanity is doomed!

God's World Government

People today fail to recognize there is any power other than their own that can bring about a literal utopia on this war-torn, problem-filled earth.

What great power can, and will, do this?

GOD ALMIGHTY! He has the power and the wisdom to make utopia a reality!

This is the very message God sent Jesus Christ to proclaim to the world. It is the “Gospel” – the GOOD NEWS – that Christ will return with the power of God to bring us universal peace and prosperity!

Few today understand that God has allotted mankind six thousand years in which to rule himself. During this time, God has kept hands off the affairs of men. He has allowed man to pursue the course that seems right to him (Prov. 16:25). God has given man the opportunity to prove, by experience, the basic inadequacies of any form of human government.

God is allowing humanity to prove to itself that NO human form of government can bring us world peace!

When Jesus Christ returns, He will establish the government of God on earth. Obedience to the laws of God will be taught throughout the world. And Christ's government will possess the power and the wisdom to enforce His laws. The strong will no longer oppress the weak – true justice will be received by all.

Your Bible shows a literal UTOPIA is ahead! It will be a time of spiritual and physical rejuvenation – one thousand years of boundless peace and prosperity! And with the help of this lesson, God has made it possible for you to look into the future through His prophecies so you can know what that wonderful world tomorrow will be like!