What is Globalism and should it be embraced?
Globalism is all the rage currently.
Not only in the U.S. but, all over the earth. It exists in opposition to “nationalism”.
Whereas globalism is the concept of no national borders or a “one world” or “universal mankind” concept, nationism is the concept of retaining national borders, a national identity and embodies theories like “make American great again”.
So, what’s really going on here?
Over the last 10 years or so, globalism has definitely accelerated.
In Europe, the growth is due both to the European Common Market and the Syrian refugee situation.
Liberal-minded European leaders have encouraged the flood of Muslim refugees with open arms.
Look at Germany, Britain, and Sweden. Although some countries have opposed this, for example, Poland, most are quite accommodating.
In the U.S., at least until the election of President Trump, we see the very same situation, with Canada continuing the effort to welcome a flood of refugees.
We can explain away globalism as an effort to be charitable to nefariously an effort to gather more democratic voters. Without a doubt, though, it is an accelerating phenomenon.
There are pockets of opposition and efforts are underway to cast these as hate groups and xenophobics.
For example, read the Facebook posts of Faith Goldy, a Canadian Catholic who writes of her struggles against globalism and the continued efforts to shut her down: PayPal has canceled her account, as well as Twitter and other social media concerns.
The opposition is ever present, usually fielded by conservatives and Christians.
Conversely, the globalists are mostly liberals and even groups such as Antifa.
So how does this happen?
In the U.S., civics and American History or no longer taught. In fact, some Universities have even dropped American History as a major offering.
In response to the promotion of POC (people of color) the ideals of “old white men” otherwise known as the “founders of the United States”, Civics and American History have all but disappeared.
What is taught, and what has allowed for the acceptance of a number of modern-day concepts from LBGTQ to gender identity, to pedophilia, is a concept known as relativism.
Relativism simply defined is the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute.
Of course, then, there are no moral absolutes, like the commands of the Bible.
Why? Because it has been replaced with Moral Relativism, which is defined as follows:
Moral Relativism (or Ethical Relativism) is the position that moral or ethical propositions do not reflect objective and/or universal moral truths, but instead make claims relative to social, cultural, historical or personal circumstances.
In effect then, there are no absolutes. All actions, all thoughts, all concepts are relative.
If what I do does not harm anyone, then, I’m okay, indeed justified, in doing it.
Relativism supports all of man’s actions including even pedophilia, which is now simply an alternative preference.
Obama’s military brass had even ordered American soldiers in Afghanistan to ignore the sexual abuse of young boys by Afghan “allies” — even on U.S. military bases — partially in deference to “cultural sensitivity.”
AKA – relativism.
Now the fact that it may offend someone who believes in the absolutism of the Bible is not taken into account, because that person should not have any absolutes – which are blatantly politically incorrect. In fact, they and their ideas are to be banned.
And social warriors are every present to bolster the religion of relativism and fight against absolutes.
Does relativism then support globalism?
Absolutely. In fact, globalism is a natural outcome of relativism.
What another culture may believe or act upon is to be accepted because morality exists in relation to that culture.
In other words, who are you to question?
What does the Bible say about Globalism?
The Bible speaks in terms of absolutes and not relativism. God has commands which are applicable to all of mankind.
There is a point, however, where globalism has to succeed, at least temporarily.
Revelation 13 …then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads…it was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.
So, how is it that “authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation” is given to one person?
How is it that “all who dwell on the earth will worship” one person?
This “person” is none other than the Satanacially indwelt “Anti-Christ”.
The same and only world leader who will be given seven years to rule the earth during the Tribulation period.
And all of mankind, except those who are believers (see my post on salvation during the tribulation), will worship and give him authority.
Simple – mankind will be conditioned through globalism.
A simple premise
In order for the antichrist to rule the world and be worshipped, there must be a rise and success of globalism.
At least for a moment.
Revelation 19 “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True… and his name is the Word of God…Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army.But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf…The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.”
By the way…
As I explained in my letter on salvation, man needs to worship, he innately desires a religion. This same globalism is what will condition, allow and even promote the rise of the false prophet, who the world will worship and who will be a world religious leader that, at least for 3 1/2 years, or until the abomination of desolations, will ride the coattails of the antichrist.
Revelation 17 “(7)…I will explain to you the mystery of the woman (the false prophet) and of the beast she rides (the antichrist), which has seven heads and ten horns (his power over the world which follows them)…(16)…they will bring her (the false prophet) to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.”
Remember, Christ said a house divided cannot stand (Matthew 12). So for a season, the false prophet will join the antichrist, until even he is destroyed, and the whole world will then worship only the antichrist.
Ephesians 6:12 states that
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
It is important to keep that in mind when we look at the world stage and see the fight of globalism vs. nationism.
Certainly, we are not to support satanic efforts and there’s always the possibility of a revival and the end times will be put off for another generation.
We must, however, recognize that globalism will ultimately win for a season in order for the antichrist to rule.
We must continue to pray for revival.
Finally, we must pray –
as Revelation 22:20 states “…even so, come, Lord Jesus.”