Straight Outta Revelation – New Statue at The United Nations


Someone at the United Nations decided this would make for great yard art:

Here’s another angle on… whatever that thing is.

If you really want to see – um – it in all its… glory(?) you can check out the video in this tweet:


Let’s just make it explicit: Like a leopard, feet of a bear, mouth of a lion… that sounds familiar.

And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. – Revelation 13:2.

Even weirder?

They are calling it “A guardian for international peace and security” (which may be the statue’s official title; hard to tell because there are so few legacy media outlets covering the move).

That specific phrase – “international peace and security” – is now showing up via the UN in some interesting journalism. The phrasing, too, strikes a familiar note – less direct, sure, but familiar nonetheless:

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.1 Thessalonians 5:3 

Looks like there are two possibilities here:

1. Some particular fools over at the United Nations are engaged in some Tower-of-Babel level shaking their fist at God, possibly believing themselves clever little trolls who are spooking the Christians but not realizing God takes His role quite seriously.

2. It’s time to go see if the Goodwill you donated your Ryrie Study Bible to still has it on the shelf so you can take another look.

On that last note – Joseph Spurgeon, who is one of the good guys, had a take on this one:

It’s a reasonable response and may be the right read on the bizarro statue.  Nonetheless, there’s some need for rejoinder:

a. “Like a leopard” isn’t that far from jaguar.

b. This probably doesn’t mean full-blown dispy Tribulation time is upon us. But it also isn’t off the table that this squares up with John’s Revelation.  And it is at the U.N.?  That’s Dispensationalist home territory.  I’m still Amill but I get those in the Dispy camp seeing this as a point for their team.

c. As a friend told me in reference to this one: “At the very least the nations are raging and I think God is warning us. Omens are real – take the Philly Police Commissioner. Her last name is Outlaw. OUTLAW. That’s right out of Pilgrim’s Progress.”

So maybe this isn’t Left Behind: The Prequel.  But that isn’t the only option for nonsense like this statue to be spiritually significant.

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