What we see at work today is America versus Globalism. Globalism is about nations without borders. America the free is still a nation of borders, although we’ve seen this being fought against. Basically, it boils down to those leaders of nations committed to their nation’s sovereignty protecting its borders, or becoming one with globalism removing all borders.
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, and one: building a wall and maintaining borders. Even now with Italy’s referendum to remain sovereign that resulted in the Prime minister stepping down.
However, what is important to me is: what does God have to say in the Scriptures? Does God have anything to say about this? Does history repeat itself?
Satan is not omnipotent or omniscient like God, 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 one purpose which went against God’s instructions to be scattered over the face of the earth. This is man’s kind of “globalism;” one government for the whole world; no borders and no differences in culture or language or purpose.
We often talk about history repeating itself and I think with “globalism” that this is what is taking place. We are coming back to the day of King Nimrod’s thinking where the whole world submits to a “one world government with one man ruling over all the world and who has no accountability to anyone.”
With “Babel” (in Genesis) the world had a tyrant named Nimrod who ruled with his elite and today we have “globalism” which has the same thinking, with the same structure of a ruling elite over the rest of the world in progression. Is this what we want? Is this God’s plan? We do know that there will be a man that will come and for a short time bring together a “world government,” under him, but it will not last long.
What was God’s response to Nimrod’s thinking and progress? Nimrod was acting in disobedience to his Creator who told mankind to scatter over the face of the earth, and in no other direction, as they were building a great tower up into the heavens to make a name for themselves. God broke it all down and scattered them Himself, even assigning them diverse languages in their set boundaries throughout the world.
What was God’s plan? He chose one man “Abraham,” (Genesis 12), and blessed him and made a nation of him: Israel. “I will bless you so that you will be a blessing to others.” Through Israel came our world’s Redeemer: Jesus Christ. Through Him comes salvation to all people of the world. What is so glorious about God’s plan – is how we see people of different nations (cultures, languages) united with His Son and Spirit living in peace despite their diversity. This is what makes God’s plan far greater than man’s plans for the world.
Apostle Paul says this: “From one man God 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 wisdom do we get with this passage of Scripture? God made all the different family groups or ethnic groups, resulting in the various nations of the world. He set them all over the earth. I see that God had a plan with America. He was preparing His people in Europe – through persecution – a people that were ready to live in this land, known as the Pilgrims. After Columbus discovered America God kept everyone else out until the “pilgrims” were ready to come and settle in the land. This was all God’s doing, not man’s.
Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States were written about by Benjamin Morris in the time of the Civil War. He stated: “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 in how God planned the times and the exact place where they should be, “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? God’s plan is STILL “that men would seek Him, reach out for Him and find Him.” God still works through people to make Himself known, no matter where they live or how they speak. We have been told by God to go into all the world and bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the hope of all people and nations.
But is it God’s plan to bring them all to the West (America) and win them to Christ here? That is one of the things that we should be doing as the church, but I am not sure if this is God’s ‘perfect’ plan. I say this because this flooding in brings the possibility of our nation of America becoming “balkanized.” This is what we have seen with the former Yugoslavia and even the Middle East when ‘the powers to be,’ after WW 1 and 2, divided the Middle East in ways that were not conducive to the different people’s groups. And now we see the carnage (massacre/bloodshed) that is taking place because of it.
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 are to get indoctrinated with ‘our’ value system, Constitution, 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 to progress it will result in the same way.
God’s plan has never changed; we, His disciples are told to go and bring the gospel to the ends of the earth.