God’s prophetic Word puts the finger of truth on the globalist ambition to establish rule apart from God.
Why do the heathen rage, and the peoples imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (Psalms 2:1–3)
One sure signal that God’s Word is true is the nation Israel down through the ages. Even more specifically, the matter of building the Third Temple atop Mount Moriah—rather the resistance to building that structure—validates God’s Word. As pointed out throughout this series, the Jewish people constitute the most hated, persecuted nation throughout history. Today, almost every country represented in the United Nations goes against the Jewish state in nearly every vote involving Israel’s best interest.
Any talk of building a Jewish house of worship on the Temple Mount brings violence from Israel’s enemies and touches off fears of Middle East—even worldwide—war. The Temple Mount is the one spot on the planet that, in the eyes of the world’s diplomats, threatens to ignite nuclear conflict and World War III. It’s as if Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount itself are the hold-up to world peace, safety, and unity.
The one-world anthems make the call to global unity sound so sensible, so inviting.
Come, young citizens of the world, we are one, we are one/ Come, young citizens of the world, we are one, we are one/ We have one hope, we have one dream, and with one voice we sing/ Peace, prosperity, and love for all mankind.
The lyrics to the above are set to an enchanting, rhythmic melody and are sung by a chorus of sweet-voiced children. Soon you are humming, then singing along. What could possibly be wrong with those sentiments so innocently expressed? Peace, prosperity, and love for all mankind—are these not among the most noble objectives?
Powerful humanistic allurements beckon seductively, promising a golden future if all of earth’s people will come together as one. Such a glorious world order, long dreamed about and even fervently pursued, seems at last achievable. Those who hold the worldview that national boundaries must fall and sovereignties must diminish because we are all citizens of Planet Earth passionately embrace the earth-shrinking technologies such as the Internet that science continues to produce. Yes, the utopian dream at last seems achievable. However, while the sirens of globalism—like the twin sisters who lured unwary sailors to their deaths in Homer’s Odyssey—sing their lovely, mesmerizing songs of New World Order, the words pronounced by the Ancient of Days reverberate through the corridors of antiquity and leap at this generation from the pages of God’s Holy Word:
Behold, the people are one and they have all one language, and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do. (Genesis 11:6)
The Creator of all things was not expressing His pride in His creation called man. God was concerned and saddened because all people of that time were united in their determination to build a world to their own specifications. And why was this very first globalist effort displeasing to the One who built into man the marvelous ability to do whatever he or she could imagine? Did not God Himself create us in His own image, infusing the creature with phenomenal creative drive?
The Cradle of Globalism
It seems at first glance a supreme paradox: The Creator made us in His own image, gifting us with powerful conceptual abilities, and thus with the ingenuity to build a tower that could ultimately reach into the heavens. Then, just as we began to fulfill our potential, the infallible Creator God manifested His displeasure in the people of that day as recorded here:
The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
And they said to one another, Come, let us make bricks and bum them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
And they said, Go to, let us build a city and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
And the Lord said, Behold, the people are one and they have all one language, and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do.
Come, let us go down and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
So the Lord scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.
Therefore is the name of it called Babel, because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth; and from there did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. (Genesis 11:1–9)
When people used their God-given genius in this rebellious way, He confused that genius by disrupting their ability to communicate. Thereby He put an end to the globalist project. God’s dealings with His creation seemed incongruous: Did He change His mind about having made people in His own image? Did He resent competition in matters involving the creativity this building project might have represented? Why did He break up the one-world building effort at Babel?
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Image of God, Imagination of Man
God puts His mighty finger upon the answer to that question, piercing to the heart of the reason He had to destroy by Flood the entire antediluvian world except Noah, his family, and select animal life. The cause of why God scattered the Babel builders is found even farther back in human history than the era of the Flood:
The Lord smelled a sweet savor; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground anymore for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite anymore every thing living, as I have done. (Genesis 8:21)
The key thought from the mind of God for our purposes here is “the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth.” Let’s examine this indictment in context.
God declared that He would never again curse the ground as He did after man’s rebellion in the Garden of Eden. Neither, He said, would He ever again smite all living things as He did with the worldwide Flood of Noah’s day. God placed between these two promises the statement of truth about the fallen state of man, a fact absolutely rejected by today’s humanistic social architects. Their denial of this reality is at the core of globalism. So, too, is the demented assertion that man is evolving toward a higher order of being that will ultimately produce heaven on earth: peace, prosperity, and love for all mankind.
Adam and Eve’s God-attuned senses must have changed from perfection to imperfection in one cataclysmic moment. What a heart-wrenching scene it must have been when they willfully disobeyed God, choosing instead to yield to the tempter, who told them they would be as God when they ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. How devastating must have been that eternity-rending moment when those magnificently beautiful humans discarded the effulgence of God that had shrouded their nakedness. The image of God emanating from within their beings must have begun to change into frightening, darkened countenances. So, too, their minds no doubt convoluted within their sin-infected thought processes. Both image and imagination altered in that moment into a perpetual state of opposition to the Creator with whom they had previously walked in perfect trust and love along the Garden’s lush pathways.
Mankind’s course has been spiraling downward since that willful decision by the first man to do what was right in his own eyes rather than obey God. The Fall brought a curse upon Planet Earth and death to man. Every generation of people since Adam and Eve contributes ample proof that “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9).
From the first murder, when Cain slew his brother Abel, to the slaughter during the more than fifteen thousand wars of recorded history, to the most recent terrorist atrocity or one-on-one killing, fallen humankind continues through vile actions to testify to the truth of God’s indictment: “The imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth” (Genesis 8:21).
The mystery of the paradox is more understandable when we reconsider these fascinating facts. God, who is perfect in all His ways, created humankind perfectly, making us in His own image. Once again we realize that He gifted us with a powerful imagination so that whatever we could imagine, we could eventually do. However, when we began to use that imagination in building a tower that would reach into Heaven, God was displeased and stopped the project by confounding the language of the builders, then scattering them abroad. We again consider the question: If a perfect God created a perfect man, why did God act in such a seemingly harsh manner when the creature used God-given talent as recounted in the story of Babel?
The answer, of course, is that God also created us with free moral will. The creature was not made a robot, but was made with brilliant conceptual abilities, and was given freedom of choice—which includes discernment. But Adam chose to disobey God and so sin entered the world.
The human bloodstream became instantly contaminated by the infection. The minds of people, including their imaginations, became darkened in the mystery of iniquity that engulfed them.
The paradox understood, the question is now answerable: What is wrong with people coming together in a united effort to construct a one-world order with the objectives of achieving peace, prosperity, and love for all mankind? The answer is that we are spiritually separated from the Creator because of original sin. Our thinking is therefore fatally flawed. Nothing good can come from thinking and planning that excludes God.
Had God allowed the globalists of Nimrod’s day to continue the tower project, He would have had to ultimately curse the Earth again as He did when Adam disobeyed, or He would have had to destroy all living things as He did because of the corruption that required cleansing by the great Flood of Noah’s day. God was not acting harshly at Babel, nor was He acting contrary to His perfect character.
Rather, He was displaying unfathomable love by keeping His promises to the tiny fallen creatures who were deserving of judgment and for whom He would one day sacrifice His only begotten Son in order to redeem them.
The World Order Schemers
Children of the tower builders today carry on the globalist agenda despite the differences in language and geographical separation. They circumvent the barriers through technologies designed to serve their one-world purposes. The siren song grows louder: We have one hope, we have one dream, and with one voice we sing., Peace, prosperity, and love for all mankind.
The obsessive drive toward bringing all men, women, and children into one-world configuration arose shortly after the time Jesus Christ walked the earth. It is perhaps indicative of our sordid day that since that time, this era has been called “AD,” for anno domini, which means “in the year of our Lord,” but now we are to acknowledge that we live in the period of human history called the “common era,” or “CE.” The revisionists, you see, demand that all vestiges of Jesus Christ be erased from even our lexicon. There must be many ways for the people of the coming New World Order to come to God, if indeed there is one.
Jesus Christ, who said He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and that no one can come to the Father but by Him, simply does not fit the globalist mold. Thinkers who formed that mold wanted there to be no doubt that people, through our intellect, can do whatever we imagine. We can build a perfect world without input from any deity who might or might not be out there somewhere. This arrogant attitude of self- sufficiency is summed up in the document titled “The Declaration of Interdependence,” released by the United Nations’ World Affairs Council on January 30, 1976. It reads in part:
Two centuries ago, our forefathers brought forth a new nation; now we must join with others to bring forth a new world order. To establish a new world order…it is essential that mankind free itself from limitations of national prejudice…. We affirm that the economy of all nations is a seamless web, and that no nation can any longer effectively maintain its processes for production and monetary systems without recognizing the necessity of collaborative regulation by international authorities. We call upon all nations to strengthen the United Nations and other institutions of world order.
The zeal for stampeding everyone into a totally controlled global village has not subsided. Elitist power brokers continue to fuel the humanist engine that drives the globalist machinery with grandiose declarations and promises of heaven on earth.
The Secretary General of Habitat II, the 1996 UN forum in Istanbul, Turkey, aimed at laying groundwork for the New World Order, predicted that there will be “a new beginning of the requests to implement the actions called for at this unprecedented continuum of global conferences that have marked the closing decade of this century.” He then made this ominous statement: “A new global social contract for building sustainable human settlements must be forged for the new global urban world order.” God’s children through belief in His Son, Jesus Christ, should not look with trepidation on these foreboding harbingers of the coming Tribulation period described by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse. However, it is abundantly obvious that developments we have seen in wave after wave of UN intrusions into the lives of Americans should make all of us know that real agendas and activities lie behind our concerns.
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