Bible Facts Newspaper Article (Ian C. Kurylyk)
“And the whole world was of one language, and of one speech” (Genesis 11:1). One of the prevailing trends in world current events that assures us prophecy is accurate is globalization. The apocalyptic events coming to this world in the next part of God’s prophetic calendar are spoken of in the Bible in connection with a globalized world order.
The reason for this is simple. Jesus Christ is the chosen Messiah. He is God’s chosen king for this world and the present plan in place for one world order leaves him out. He came the first time to provide salvation by dying on the cross for the sins of the world and rose from the dead in victory. This present time is God’s period of wide open opportunity and gracious invitation to all who have sinned to turn from their sins and receive His Son Jesus by faith as personal Lord and Saviour. One day He will come back to earth as King. He taught His disciples to pray and wait for that day when His throne is established fully on this earth. “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
And so Bible prophecy repeats this message many times. “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever” (Daniel 2:44). The cause of all the trouble is that the returning rightful King will find the tenants of the earth will have already established a one world order in defiance of God and His Christ. God’s solution to this rebellion will be to shake this earth with the horrific events spoken of in The Revelation and other prophetic passages. “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book” (Daniel 12:1).
The first attempt at a one world order (globalization) is recorded in Genesis 11. There was a great social-politcal-religious program under construction to unite all mankind in a godless worldwide amalgamation. Some may know of the historical figure Nimrod and his part in this beginning of world idolatry. God had other plans and divided the world into many nations, all with different languages. It was His way of restraining evil and preparing the way for His own plans for the Messiah He would send to rule the earth. “Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth” (Genesis 11:9).
The current effort at globalization without God has been foreseen by God’s prophets who also announce its destruction by the return of Jesus Christ in judgment. We can see the beginning of the fulfillment of this prophecy in the pressure to break down national sovereignty by entities such as the EU, the world court, the UN in its attempts to pass laws which supersede national laws, and a general brainwashing program to make everyone think globally. A one world monetary system taking control of trade is clearly developing. In religion too, we are told not to have any distinct beliefs to disrupt “unity”. So a new unified religion is emerging - at the expense of the commands of the Bible standard of truth. “Globalize!” is the gospel of the third millennium.
In all the excitement and amid all the fair sounding talk about a better world with global unity and global peace, the underlying rebellion towards God is not as obvious at first. However prophecy tells us its anti-God character will develop into a monstrosity. It will be marked by violence, totalitarianism, and oppression like the world has never known - even during its brief “rehearsals” under Nazism and Communism. At the head of it all ultimately will emerge a Satan possessed world figure, the Antichrist. This is not just entertaining lore for horror movies. It is Bible fact. It is revealed so we will turn to Christ now in this season of opportunity in faith and repentance and become part of His kingdom which will never end.