What we have today is America versus Globalism. Do we have a nation with or without borders? Basically, it boils down to whether we have sovereign nations or that all nations become one.
Two things that have happened in the Western World are shaking the ideology of globalism: Brexit (when England pulled out of the European Union) and the election of Donald Trump with his populist views of building a wall and maintaining borders, and even now with Italy’s referendum that resulted in the Prime minister stepping down.
However, what is important for me is: What does the Scripture say? Does God have anything to say about globalism and sovereign nations? Does history really repeat itself?
Satan is not omnipotent or omniscient and so over a period of time he does repeat himself in trying to keep mankind enslaved.
Genesis 11:1-4 “Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, ‘Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.’ They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.’”
Here we have “one people,” “one language,” and a purpose that to “not to be scattered over the face of the earth” as God said. Here we have a ‘one world government’ (what I would call globalism today). We often talk about history repeating itself and I think with globalism that this is what is taking place today. We are coming back to ‘one people,’ ‘one language,’ and to trying to come back to ‘one place’ of all together under one world government.
With Tower of Babel we had a tyrant named Nimrod who ruled with his elite group and with ‘globalism’ we have the same thing: a ruling elite over the rest of society. Is this what we want? Is this God’s plan? According to God’s Word, we do know that there will be a man that will come, and for a short time bring together one government for the whole world, but it will not last long.
What was God’s response to all of this? It was to scatter the people over the face of the earth. He broke them down into different languages, different races of families, and put them into different parts of the world.
What was God’s plan? Genesis 12 shows us that God chose one man, Abraham, blessed him and made a nation out of him called Israel, and through Israel the Redeemer would come (has come) and through this Redeemer comes His salvation to the other people groups in the world (races of families).
Paul is speaking and he says this: “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’” Acts 17:26-28
So, what do we find with this passage of Scripture? God made all the different family groups or ethnic groups, the nations of the world. He had a time for them all. I see this with America. God had a plan. After Columbus discovered America God kept everyone else out until the Pilgrims were ready whom God was preparing in Europe through the forge of fire and persecution. When they were ready they came and settled the land.
Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States written about the time of the Civil War by Benjamin Morris states: “The persecutions of the Puritans in England for non-conformity, and the religious agitations and conflicts in Germany by Luther, in Geneva by Calvin, and in Scotland by Knox, were the preparatory ordeals for qualifying Christian men for the work of establishing the civil institutions on the American continent. ‘God sifted,’ in these conflicts, ‘a whole nation, that he might send choice grain over into this wilderness;’ and the blood and persecution of martyrs became the seed of both the church and the state. They were trained in stormy times, in order to prepare them to elaborate and establish the fundamental principles of civil and religious liberty and of just systems of civil government.”
In this we see Acts 17 being carried out how God planned the times and the exact place where they should be. Why? “So that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him.”
Is this God’s plan today with the mass of immigrants that are flooding the West? Yes, but we have been told to go into all the world and bring the Gospel. Is this God’s plan to bring them to the West where they do not know the language, customs, etc. and then win them to Christ? Yes, that is one of the things that we should be doing with local churches, but I am not sure if this is “God’s plan,” because the people coming in bring in the possibility of our country becoming “Balkanized.” This is what we have seen with the former Yugoslavia and even the Middle East when the powers to be after WWI and WWII divided the Middle East in ways that were not conducive to the different family groups. And now we see the carnage taking place.
This does not mean that we do not accept refugees (we accepted hundreds of thousands from the former Soviet Union), but it does mean that they ‘should’ get indoctrinated with our value system, our Constitution, our language, etc., or we too will become Balkanized.
Eventually we could be broken up into many little countries instead of being the United States of America. Balkanization will do the same thing. It might take a little longer, but if left unchecked it will happen.
God’s plan: We, His disciples, are told to go and bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth.