Breaking the Boundaries

What is recorded in Genesis 11:4 was the first attempt to create a global culture:

And they said: Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.

The Creator of all mankind didn't want the nations and the races of earth to come together. That is why He divided their languages at the tower of Babel. He saw that they were not maintaining the boundaries of conscience and would need further boundaries to keep them from destroying themselves. Therefore He separated them into nations to become distinct races and cultures. By themselves, they would have a better chance to hear the voice of their conscience and the voice of creation speaking to them. Through this, it was possible for them to see their need for their Creator and find a way back to Him.

God saw what sin had done to the human race. He saw the murder, egotistical pride, and arrogance in men, and what would happen if He allowed them to stay together in one place with one mind. Although building the tower sounded like a fantastic idea, it would have resulted in chaos. Had it succeeded, the one united world would have been completely dominated by the evil one. He would have caused the few to oppress the many, and instead of creating the magnificent civilization that would end the world's problems, an oppressive system would have arisen, forcing men to go against their consciences.

God's intent to separate the nations into races was so that the peoples of the earth could experience a measure of peace, and in that peace grope for God. Hopefully, they would live in such a way as to make them worthy of inheriting eternal life in the nations. The deliberate separation of the different nations mentioned in Genesis 10 was a test for them. He wanted to see who would desegregate the races and mix the different cultures into one. Men have always known what is right, peaceful, and good in their conscience. It is instinctive. They were not to overstep the boundaries He had made for them. Those who passed the test stayed within the boundaries God established. Those who didn't, tried to bring people together across racial and cultural barriers, causing great strife, jealousy, and hatred. The war, bloodshed, and immorality that resulted came about because men were not able to overcome their differences nor their selfishness.

5,000 years later, another great attempt is on the way to make the world into one culture, where all language, religious, and ethnic differences are removed. Through globalization man continues the pattern of crossing boundaries as did his ancestors. We live in an unprecedented time of increased knowledge and travel. This has been made possible through the technological advances of the information age. This time of history was foretold by the prophet Daniel when he said:

But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of the age; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase. (Daniel 12:4)

This prophecy began to be fulfilled in the second half of the 20th century through NAFTA, WTO, GPS, the Internet, and phenomenal advances in the telecommunications industry. This titanic human enterprise, a godless effort, is the work of antichrist. The antichrist will get the credit for this false coming together so that he can gain dominion over the whole world. The unity of the world through the alliance of government and ecumenical religions can be clearly contrasted with the unity of the Stone Kingdom spoken of in Daniel 2:44. Daniel 2:28 prophesies that this will happen sometime in the latter days. No one has lived in the latter days more than we are today.

The global society the nations are trying to build for themselves is going to be destroyed. The scattering in Genesis 11:4 caused the diversity of culture and customs that God has maintained to a large part throughout human history. It is healthy in our fallen world to keep the races separated (and the religions, too). Yet Satan has also been working steadily to destroy the conscience of man and cause him to break down these boundaries.

The Rise of One World Government

The concept of a global government gained new credence when the UN was established at the end of WW ll. Other world organizations, like the World Socialists, took shape in the 1940s as well. Many men, Albert Einstein for one, advocated that international control of military force would insure world peace. They considered the issues of how to form a world government, debating what powers it would have, and how it would arbitrate disputes between nations. These advocates of world government wanted it to have military control, especially over nuclear weapons.

At that time the government they imagined, with enormous administrative and coercive powers to enforce its will, could not come about. Today, however, we are much closer to seeing it happen. We have seen how governments of the western world have worked together, using economic sanctions and boycotts as a method of control and coercion. Drawing ever closer is a government that would destroy the independence of sovereign nations and of individuals.

There are some who strongly oppose international agreements that affect national sovereignty in the areas of environment, trade, and finance. They sense in their conscience what the results of such cooperation will be. Though they have tried hard to preserve the boundaries, they are fighting a losing battle. Since the end of the Cold War international trade and multinational corporations have expanded on a scale that cannot be stopped. Through organizations such as NAFTA and the WTO, nations willing to sacrifice their sovereignty for the benefits of increased trade can participate in multinational agreements. In addition, the UN has assumed a more central role in global politics since the end of the Cold War. Because of the global wars the 20th century has seen, great thought is being given to a global government in hopes that it would ensure world peace. 

When a one world government gains power no real liberty will exist for an individual to remain faithful to the voice of his conscience. Freedom of choice will be removed. Global government won't allow the people to be their own government. It will remove "government of the people, by the people, and for the people." A worldwide Gestapo system will take its place. It will be a planetary police state.

Today's generation that cries out for globalization to end the world's problems is an egotistical and proud one no different than the generation that built the Tower of Babel. It is a generation that is abandoning the boundaries of conscience and therefore abandoning the boundaries of race, culture, and morality. It is a generation that ignores man's instinctive desire to live with those of like mind, to congregate in neighborhoods with those of the same race and ethnic origin. It is a generation that wonders why social, political, and economic problems are steadily increasing even though they are striving with all their might to solve them by breaking down the ancient boundaries. Politicians who rally different races to be one are forerunners of the antichrist.

Nations have to impose laws and sanctions in order to keep order in a multicultural society. Multiculturalism pressures people to cross boundaries that go beyond the realm of natural law, coercing them to be one with a neighbor that doesn't even speak their language or have their culture. It goes beyond the realm of how God wanted people to live in separate nations for their own welfare and safety.

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism increases murder, crime, and prejudice. It goes against the way man is. It places impossible demands on people to love others who are culturally and racially different. This is unnatural it forces people to go against their instinctive knowledge, like trying to love sodomites. They are told, "You can't discriminate." Although discrimination is viewed as an evil sin, it is still within a person's prerogative (right) to segregate himself.

If the human race had remained united during the era of the Tower of Babel, then globalization would have resulted sooner. The leaders of that generation would have seized the reins of history and there would have been no end to their rebellion against God. Just as back then, globalization today is the proud attempt to displace and exclude the Kingdom of God. It is a satanic attempt to take over the earth in a unified one-world government.

In this day, it will take a witness of a unified people from every tribe, nation, and language to warn the inhabitants of the earth of what is to come. Nothing will stop globalization this time. There must be a new nation who come forth to demonstrate that it is only in Messiah where people's sins can be forgiven, that these ancient boundaries have been broken down and all races and cultures can live together in the same economic unity that demonstrates justice to the world. This witness is what proves that God, the Creator of all, sent His son, Yahshua, into the world to save the world from destruction. It will bring to light the only legitimate way that people can live together and bring an end to the destruction of the earth.

The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.

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