Globalism and the Gospel
Globalism is a term used to describe the combining of world governments, economies, borders and belief systems to bring a pseudo unity to the nations of the world. The concept first appeared in the mid 1940’s and has the appearance of “equalizing” cultures by taking resources from wealthy countries and lessening the burden on those peoples who are unable to help themselves. It cannot be wrong for those with more to help those with less. However, the idea of globalism is not just to help and make things fair but control and remove national sovereignty. The ultimate goal is not many governments but one; not many leaders but a few. not many distinctions but a willful ignorance and distortion of the differences and how God originally created mankind. A centralized form of decision making makes it much easier to move agendas forward without input from the populace.
What most may not realize however is that the present move toward centralized, global decision making is a distortion of God’s primary goal to bring creation under the Lordship of Christ. Remember, God was the original globalist as he is the only one who can claim ownership of what has been created. However, his purpose was not to control but release people to the freedom found in a willful choice to serve Jesus. Before I’m labeled a heretic, let me remind us of some words of Jesus in the New Testament:
Matthew 28:18 "Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Mark 16:15 "And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned."
Acts 1:8 “ But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Revelation 7:9 "After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb.”
God’s heart has always been for the church to become global in it’s purpose; not for control but redemption. A church that only stays local will not have a large enough vision for God to get fully involved with, as his vision has always been every nation, tribe and people. Presently, it’s as though there are two streams, swiftly flowing together but in opposite directions; one racing toward the light of Christ and the other down a dark path that will end in eternal hell and the loss of one's soul. The present divisions we see in America are not political. They are the clash of a globalistic world view that has man at the center and a gospel world view that has Christ at the center. The race toward globalism is a futile attempt to cause mankind to eventually bow before an anti-christ who demands forced compliance and worship.
However, we know the end of this story and as long as we are alive, will declare God’s intent for the salvation of all mankind- regardless of what temporary, cultural, globalists desire us to believe.
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9