Did you know that this past week world leaders in government, business, academics and religion from over thirty countries met in Rome for the first Annual Abraham Accords Global Leadership Summit? Their goal was to focus on new ways to increase peace and tolerance in the spirit of the Abraham Accords.


Former Bahraini Ambassador to the United States, Danny Danon stressed the potential historical impact of the summit: “At the Abraham Accords Global Leadership Summit, dozens of nations came together to work towards peace – with practical measures taken to bring additional countries into the fold – while simultaneously creating bonds across six continents. We pray that the seeds we are planting here today will grow into unprecedented global peace and coexistence for generations to come.”

Unprecedented global peace? Coexistence for generations to come? What does the Bible say about that?

The Bible tells of a coming 7-year covenant with many nations that will be broken 3 ½ years after the covenant is made (Dan 9:27). This is a covenant with the antichrist that Israel will believe is for their good, but Isaiah prophesied that it would be a covenant with death (Isa 28:18). We should expect this predicted covenant, because God’s Word is infallible.

Furthermore, the Bible prophesies a time of global peace and safety before the return of Christ as in 1 Thess 5:1-7:               

1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. 5 For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. 6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.

The “peace and security” of verse 3 is exactly what these world leaders are striving for, but because peace only comes through Jesus, this false governmental peace will actually result in sudden destruction for those who don’t trust Jesus. We who do trust Him won’t be caught off guard. Paul tells us to not be like the world – spiritually asleep, partying, missing the signs we’ve been given – but to stay awake, alert and aware of the world around us. Instead of hoping for peace through governments, possessions or even relationships, may we seek Jesus alone for our peace.