Globalism is a secular humanistic religion that envisons a one-world government without national borders. Indeed, it mirrors the Kingdom of God in that the Christ-centered Church has Jesus at the head, ruling universally over all creation.
“A major objection to globalism from a spiritual and biblical point of view is that many of the globalists are pushing for a global value system,” said Wallace Henley, senior associate pastor of 2nd Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. That value system is antithetical to the spiritual roots of many countries.
In a speech in March, 2016, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated the open borders drive of invading Muslim men flooding into Europe “from other civilizations endanger our way of life, our culture, our customs and our Christian traditions.”
In a September 4 American Thinker article titled, “Globalism: the Religion of Empire” theologian Fay Voshell noted similarly that “[l]ike the Christian vision of the universal Kingdom of God, the religion of secular globalism claims universality, but is an earthly minded substitute for the Church universal. The Christian vision sees the Church universal as God’s kingdom ruling the earth. The religion of globalism sees an earthly, utopian world order in which all men pay allegiance to elite priests who rule over a World City without national borders.”
It is precisely within these borders that “a particular civilization can choose to uphold those principles that we [as Christians] believe are at the heart of what makes a civilization a civilization (Henley).”
Political tensions in the past year such as the populist backlash against Germany’s acceptance of hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East, Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, and the contentious Republican primary that produced a Donald Trump candidacy for President have showcased nationalist revolts against globalist ideas and influence.