Despite the obvious fact that globalists regard conservative Christians as enemies, many Christians are tempted to assist the globalist cause and they justify their decision by misinterpreting certain Bible verses. While we will look at these key Bible verses in detail later on, it is first necessary establish what exactly the Bible says the Church is. A misunderstanding of what the Church is lies at the root of much of the confusion regarding the contemporary Christians position on nationalism and globalism.
The Church is the body of Christ, the congregation of all those who have been born again in the Spirit and have a saving faith in the redemption of the cross. We acknowledge and rejoice in the fact that the Church transcends all national boundaries and is global in scope. Before his ascension Jesus commanded his disciples, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”(Matthew 28:19). This command is clear: the Gospel is to be preached to all men and women regardless of their nationality. But just because the Church has a global mission that does not mean that contemporary secular globalism is a friend of the Church.
Jesus told his accusers that his disciples would not take up arms to advance his kingdom because his kingdom is not of this world: “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence”(John 18:36). Jesus has commanded that we advance his kingdom throughout the earth, but he has also commanded us to do so by preaching the Gospel, not by military force or political coercion.
The New Testament Church did not make any effort to join all Christians into one political unit or one state, nor did the early Church teach that becoming a Christian destroyed one’s national identity. Even the Apostle Paul, who spoke more strongly than anyone else about the irrelevance of Jewish customs under the new covenant, retained such a strong attachment to his fellow Jews that he could say, “For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh”(Romans 9:3).
Church history provides us with no precedent for the current globalist scheme of absorbing all nations into one political unit and destroying all national distinctions. Islam and Communism have pursued this path, but not the Church. Islam, Communism and today’s globalist ideology are all inversions of the Biblical Church. The Church is global in scope because it rules in the hearts of all the faithful from every tribe and tongue. The globalists seek to ape this kingdom of grace by setting up a secular kingdom founded on earthly power and compulsion.