Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Globalism Versus God

There has been a fair amount of discussion in the media lately regarding political events through the lens of the ongoing struggle between globalism versus nationalism. You see this struggle in how political foes are pitted against each other by their platforms and by pundits. We even saw this struggle in the recent stunning Brexit vote earlier this year. The Brexit vote was when the people of Great Britain voted to exit the European Union to become a sovereign nation once again. And, the globalists fought this notion with full vigor. Do you understand what globalism and nationalism each represent? Do you know which position is aligned with God?

Globalism is defined as the political policy of placing the interests of the entire world above those of individual nations. It is a national policy of treating the whole world as the proper sphere for political influence. This sounds non-threatening. But, Globalism is the failed liberal authoritarian desire for a "one world" view that rejects the important role of nations in protecting values and encouraging productivity. For example, we see this manifested in America by taking American tax dollars to build other nations without proper deference to our own. But, since globalism openly opposes nationalism, globalism is arguably anti-American. To the American globalist, America is secondary at best. But, more importantly for the Christian, globalism is in fact anti-God.

Before we prove that last statement, let’s address the criticism of nationalists made by globalists. For example, globalists of all political stripes are quick to point out that Hitler was a nationalist. But, that is deceptive distortion and an example of the logical fallacy of argument to the man. Yes, Hitler was a nationalist, but nationalism was not what made Hitler evil. It was his socialism and racist authoritarianism that combined to fuel his bloody evil. In fact, the Allied Forces who combined to defeat him were made up of individual sovereign nations who also valued nationalism, and who each after the war never stopped valuing their individual nationalism. In truth, there is nothing wrong with wanting to be a sovereign nation. That is in fact how America and every other nation was formed, and the basis upon which they have all since been defended. When nationalism is kept in proper subordination to individual freedom, evil can be kept in check. It is only when individual freedom is abridged in deference to nationalism that the problems arise. But, those problems arise under any political construct because of the abridging of individual rights, not because of the political construct.

In the debate between globalism and nationalism, globalism is the polar opposite of individual freedom, national freedom and fiscal conservatism. Globalism is also the polar opposite of representative or republican democracy. Globalism promotes the centralization or consolidation of power not the separation of power. Centralization of power results in oligarchy and/or dictatorship, both of which are the epitome of corruption against the interest of the governed (we the people). Decentralization of power ensures that power remains as close to the people as possible, thereby ensuring the protection of their interests. The further power is removed from the people, the more distant such power is from people’s interests. And, if power is both distant and centralized, corruption against the will of the people is a deadly certainty. Globalism is surrendering our sovereign and civil rights as a country to someone else, which always results in the surrendering of our individual rights as well. Globalism is a threat to our freedoms, especially religious freedom. Therefore, it is decentralization of power, as explicitly intended by our Founders and Framers that should be every Christian voter’s goal.

How can we make that claim? Globalism is entirely opposed to God and what God values. The ultimate goal of globalism is logically towards a one-world government or global citizenry. But a one-world government is what every freedom-loving Christian should oppose. The book of Revelations points out that such a one-world system will be precisely that which enables global rebellion against God. Why else do you think the ultimate prophecies from both Daniel and Revelations all point to an evil form of government controlling trade even on a local level, as opposed to freedom in local trade? In Revelation chapter 13, the “beast” is described in verse 3, “the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast.” Further, in verses 7-8, “Also [the beast] was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it.” Notice the words “whole earth…followed” and “authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation.” That is the worst form of one-world government. This passage is explicitly describing globalism.

This rebellious form is not new in Revelations. It is seen as clearly near the beginning of Bible as it is at the end. Such Biblical symmetry is quite telling. It was God who created nations dating back to Babel. Genesis 11:9 says, “Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.” Since God thereby created the notion of nations, individual national sovereignty is a good thing sanctioned by God Himself. And its opposite, globalism, has no history apart from Godless rebellion. And, remember that Babel is also known as the city of Babylon and the “beast” in Revelations is also known as the “Whore of Babylon” – again, symmetry. The advance towards the erasure of national borders and infringement of national sovereignty has always opposed God. Who changed their languages and dispersed them geographically? God did. To undo what God has done is not wise. And, every instance of globalism results in rebellious arrogance that attempts to assault God.

The specific freedoms that are the first to likely be abridged by globalism will be speech and religious liberty. As this blog has pointed out before, the highest ranking election issue for God is religious freedom (see HERE). Therefore, I urge every Christian to vote and oppose every candidate who advocates for globalism. I encourage every Christian to oppose every candidate who opposes religious freedom. I encourage every Christian to oppose every candidate who defends the current corrupt political establishment and its corrupt media. Christian, the ballot box is our primary political means to speak for God and the values that are most important to Him. Get aligned with Him above all else.

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