Isaiah Wall of the United Nations
A portion of Scripture from Isaiah 2:4 appears on a wall located across the street from the United Nations building in New York City known as the Isaiah Wall. The wall quotes part of Isaiah 2:4 “they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” This is an example of the United Nations trying to use the Bible to teach Christians that they need to willingly disarm and become pacifists. The problem with this teaching is that the United Nations uses only part of Isaiah 2:4. They use the part that they believe justifies gun control.
Let’s read the passage with verses before and after Isaiah 2:4 to get a context of the meaning of Isaiah 2:4.
Isaiah 2:1 ¶ The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
The United Nations takes the last part of verse 4 to tell Americans that God wants us to disarm. The UN ignores the part of Isaiah 2:4 about God being the “judge among the nations and shall rebuke many people.” Isaiah 2:1-4 is in the future when the Lord will rule and reign from Jerusalem. The UN leaves out this part because the UN is made up of atheists that do not believe in the God of the Bible. The United Nations are hypocrites that use a Bible verse to disarm the American people and the world while not believing in the God who wrote the Bible verse. The verse is clear that the nations will disarm when the God of the Bible rules and not when the United Nations or any other man made government rules.
Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Revelation 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
When the Lord Jesus Christ is ruling and reigning on the earth in Jerusalem, he will rule with a rod of iron. You do not need a Glock, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, AR-15, AK47, etc. when the Lord Jesus Christ is ruling with a rod of iron on the earth. He will protect the people and they will have no need to protect themselves. The government of the Lord Jesus Christ will be a righteous kingdom and the people will not need to be armed to protect themselves against tyrants in the government. There will be no tyrants in the government. The government will be perfect because the head of the government is perfect and all those that serve in the government will be perfect. Until then we need to be armed to protect ourselves against criminals and sinful men in the government. Americans would be wise to take the advice of the prophet Joel for the times that we are living in.
Joel 3:10 (KJV) Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
Americans would be wise to take the advice of the prophet Joel for the times that we are living in. Now is the time to buy firearms and ammunition, not the time to disarm. More wars are on the way. The United Nations is a global gun control organization. The UN wants to disarm the world so that they will be the only ones that are armed. We need to get the US out of the UN, and the UN out of the US.