Isn’t this Internet thing just dandy? All of us living all over the world and we can openly share as if we were just next door. Okay, it’s not the same as face-to-face, but it’s a whole lot better than just a couple of decades ago when most people had no access to the Net. Now I can make friends and even develop a pretty close fellowship with people I may never see in the flesh.
One of the main problems with using the Internet like that is how it can bend our thinking out of shape. It provokes a tendency to believe that we could all just move into the same neighborhood and feel right at home with each other. I’m not saying it won’t work at all, but there is a high probability it won’t work well. There is really so very much about each of us that simply doesn’t come across in virtual space.
Biblical Law says that a cosmopolitan society is an abomination. Not directly, but it points this out in subtle ways. Start with the Tower of Babel. In the end, God clearly demands that we all spread out and live in our little enclaves with different languages, cultures and customs. We are supposed to find the place on this earth to which God calls us, then live there and adapt our lives to the conditions there. If the customs we bring with us hinder that process, we drop them and make new ones. And once we get a stable situation, we pass that on to our children.
All throughout the Bible there is this very solid expectation that you would expect to live with folks a whole lot like you. It’s a vital necessity for keeping a stable society, which is part of shalom. God’s promise of blessings assumes a stable, close knit extended family setting. It also assumes a covenant binding everyone together, a tribal feudal structure of government.
That is utterly hostile to a cosmopolitan society. In a mixed society of that sort, one culture will be favored against the others. Otherwise it will be chaos and warfare. That’s human nature, and you cannot educate it out of us. It’s hard-wired. One group will always prey on another based on differences that are regarded as weaknesses. The situation cannot remain cosmopolitan without a pretty firm and harsh government that sides with no group. But then that government is poking its nose into things God forbids.
We’ve been lied to about this. The lies have been so huge and now so old that most simply don’t question them. Here in the US, we should have been multiple independent states all along, but we have been herded into an empire that sticks its fingers in place where no imperial government has any business touching our lives. That imperial government has morphed over the years. Truly evil groups of people have taken advantage of this massive power.
One particular bunch has developed a hideous idolatry about keeping us under the lies and taking total control. They tried to seize the empire only so they could destroy it and build their own Utopian dreams of power over the whole world. There is evidence this cabal was plotting to set off nuclear devices in a false flag operation to provoke a nuclear exchange with Russia, and perhaps China. Their communications were leaked and talked of seizing control in the ensuing power vacuum. It was all for the good of humanity, of course.
We call that religion “globalism.” Whatever it might have been, and whatever it is now hiding under that label, it has become a complete abomination to God, perhaps even worse than the original Babylon of Nimrod and his ziggurat. Of course, they would have ensured their own lives would be spared and safe in bunkers and such, but they wanted hundreds of millions dead so they could enslave the rest of humanity. This current Babylon will fall just like the ancient one.
This doesn’t mean you can’t be friendly to folks who are different, folks who aren’t a part of your covenant. The Old Testament refers to such folks as “strangers.” And Jesus answered the question, “Who is my neighbor?” He described someone belonging to a different, and even somewhat hostile national covenant, but not a direct threat. If they act neighborly, treat them accordingly. Don’t assume the worst. But by the same token, don’t hesitate to defend your own mission and covenant blessings.
In our case now, it’s not as if we could go to war with globalists. It’s enough to expose their evil. It’s enough to awaken people to lies by speaking the truth. That’s because the globalist plans require us to go along with their lies. It’s the primary weakness in their plans; we don’t have to go along with it.