Guest essay by Marshall Foster
Do you feel that the America you grew up in is vanishing before your eyes? And what do you think of the small group of globalists who are telling us that we need to transform America to be more compliant with their dream of a global order?
Throughout the centuries, numerous attempts have been made by men and nations to establish a global government without the Almighty. Each of these attempts has met with failure. The first unified attempt at a one-world order followed the Great Flood. All civilization after the universal flood came from Noah.
After the flood, Noah and his family were told by the Lord to multiply and fill the earth. For a time, they followed God’s loving plan of decentralization: “The peoples spread out on their own lands, each with his own language, by their families within their nations.” (1)
But a few generations later, Nimrod, one of Noah’s great-grandsons and the founder of Nineveh, created a scheme for centralized world power. He built many cities and enticed all the families of the earth to submit to his scheme of world government. In direct rebellion against God’s command, the people under Nimrod arrogantly set out to build a tower into heaven. (2)
The Tower of Babel was man’s first attempt at salvation through a counterfeit Messiah – “state” [government] worship disguised as religion. The Lord prevented a centralized one-world government by confusing the languages of the people and forcing a dispersion of families and tribes into nations worldwide.
National rulers are warned of the danger of scheming and conspiring together against the Lord in Psalm 2: “The kings of the earth band themselves, and the princes [rulers] are assembled together against the Lord, and against His Christ…But He that dwells in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision [contempt].”
The Ruler of the Universe then offers hope: “Be instructed and warned you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear. Rejoice and be in high spirits with trembling. Kiss the Son [bow, pay homage] lest He be angry and you perish in the way… blessed [happy, fortunate] are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him.”
All pagan empires since Babel have been throttled by God in their drive for world power. Nebuchadnezzar was turned into a hairy beast eating grass on all fours. Alexander the Great died unexpectedly at the age of thirty-three on the verge of conquering the known world. Julius Caesar’s dream of world conquest ended with his assassination in the Roman senate. Napoleon’s plan of world empire ended on the blood-drenched fields of Waterloo. Adolf Hitler’s plan of world dominion by the Third Reich ended as he committed suicide in his Berlin bunker in April 1945.
America’s Christian ancestors formed families, churches, towns and colonies which created personal liberty unknown in history. They lived out the divine plan to liberate and disciple the nations through personal, voluntary transformation of individuals rather than top-down, forced coercion. They did not succumb to big government, forced centralization which enslaved the world in their time. (3)
Then our Founders brought the colonies together to form a nation. They created a decentralized, representative government that closely followed the republic established by Moses. (4) They built this divine plan for limited government into our Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. America’s founding documents drive almost all power back to the “people” and the “States,” away from centralization and globalization. (5)
Our Founders stood in unity against any all-powerful national government, let alone a global government Thomas Jefferson represented the view of our Founders when he wrote in 1816, “What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one [governing] body…” (6)
What about today? Whatever the election results this month, we can be assured that the long-term prospects for globalists do not look good. Even now, the European Union, with its unelected rulers, is crumbling in large part because of the brave English vote for BREXIT in June. The United Nations has failed as a world peace maker and is in chaos. And the communist dictators (in Russia, China, etc.) who still promote the lie of Karl Marx’s utopian “workers’ paradise.” They will fail like all others before them.
Should Americans continue to be pulled into the “utopian nightmare” of globalism? We don’t need to be. Instead, we can boldly reassert our God-given rights and responsibilities to be self-governing and hold our representatives accountable to the Constitution. As Jefferson said, we must “bind the tyrants down with the chains of the Constitution.” Only then, can we leave our children an America that is a shining “City on a Hill” once again.
- Gen. 10:5
- Gen. 10:8-10; 11:1-4
- Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 4:18-21
- Exodus 18:21-23; Deut. 1:13-17
- 10th Amendment to the Constitution
- Thomas Jefferson: Liberty and Power, (FEE.org)
This essay is an exclusive Preview from the World History Institute Journal, November 2016 Issue, Dr. Marshall Foster, President. The World History Institute Journal is published monthly. The Institute embraces the providential view of history, which observes history as a purposeful saga under the direction of a loving Creator. This historical perspective has been the dominant view of Western Civilization from the time of Augustine in the 4th century A.D. to the present day.
Compelling speaker and writer, Dr. Marshall Foster has kept the forefront of teaching God’s Providential, overcoming and victorious history for decades.
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