Biblically Based Nationalism Versus New World Order Globalism
BY JEFFREY E. ELLIOTT, ESQ.
In this age of globalism ideology pressed forward by the wealthy elitist class which seeks to exploit world transnational labor markets and to develop employee loyalty and fealty to the global corporation, rather than a nation-state and the international socialist, which seeks a boundaryless worldwide socialist state an examination of the Judeo-Christian worldview of nationalism is in order and otherwise appropriate.
In contrast to the globalist movement which has as an aim the eventual consolidation of power into a one-world government, the Judeo-Christian worldview embraces the nation-state as God’s way to provide a local community designed to reaffirm the worth of the individual and significance of the family emerged in the ethnic, national, customs, traditions and racial heritage of the nation-state. From a Judeo-Christian viewpoint can this model ever go wrong? The answer is yes, but more often nationalism provides the best opportunity for the State to enhance and promote the individual and familial welfare, health, defense, education and prosperity of the individual and family.
Biblical affirmations of nationalism are well-entrenched in scriptural verse. For example, our Lord has said the following regarding Israelite nationalism. “I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the river Euphrates; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand and you will drive them out before you. (see Exodus 23:31) At this point, it should be noted, that the previous indigenous inhabitants of the land set aside for ancient Israel had become dark in their aberrations of sacrifice of their children to their Gods Moloch and similar idols. In fact, later the Romans believe it was their Manifest Destiny to destroy Carthage, because the Carthaginians were deeply involved in the practice of sacrificing infants and children to their God Moloch. The Carthaginians were a colony of the Phoenicians. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Carthage)
The horrifying “accounts of child sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible have been compared with similar accounts from Greek and Latin sources speaking of the offering of children by fire as sacrifices in the city of Carthage” (a colony of the Phoenicians) Plutarch (c46-120 CE, Tertullian, Cleitarchus, Diodorus Siculus and other ancient historians mention the practice of child sacrifice. (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Carthage)
In terms of this article both the ancient twelve tribes of Israel and the early Roman Republic references the early concept of “divine providence” and “manifest destiny” to conquer and expand into existing Canaanite territory, based on the eradication of the ancient Canaanite practice of infant and child sacrifice as the reason for the expansion. For a graphic account read the account of Diodorus at (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Carthage)
The biblical concept of Nationalism constituted and ordained through the “divine providence” and “manifest destiny” of God was further elucidated and illuminated through Judeo-Christian scriptural authority as follows, “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance. When he separated the sons of man, he set the boundaries of the peoples…” (see Deuteronomy 32:8)
According to Judeo-Christian references and traditions the people, kindreds, tongues, races, ethnic groups were through the concept of “divine providence” separated into their national boundaries by the vehicle of “manifest destiny”. This is exactly what the reference in Deuteronomy 32:8 exclaims as the will and divine appointment of God. It should be pointed out that immigration was also an important part of the Judeo-Christian reference point, but immigration was expected to be based upon the immigrant accepting the laws, traditions, customs and heritage of the immigrant’s new nation-state. Mass migrations were considered invasions.
For instance, the Hebrew story of Ruth, a philistine, is a good example, eventually, Ruth was accepted as an immigrant Israelite, because she repudiated her old philistine traditions and customs and accepted the customs of Israel. These acts of repudiation of her old nation-state and acceptance of the laws, customs and heritage of Israel set her as an example of humility and loyalty. Ruth’s example has been set as an illustration of a true immigrant in the finest traditions of the Judeo-Christian worldview. (see Book of Ruth https://www.britannica.com/topic/Old-Testament)
Ruth was expected to obey Israel’s laws, customs and traditions, in order, to have her immigration status accepted, because the Elders and Judges of Israel believed and accepted the concepts of “divine providence” and “manifest destiny”. Israel “manifest destiny” was to hold land and build a nation-state, separate, unique and set apart from the country of the Phoenicians and philistines. To be Hebrew was separate and distinct from being Philistine or Phoenician. This was the “manifest destiny” of Israel! Divine providence orchestrated by God would insure the manifest destiny of Israel.
The divine handbook of Nationalism was illustrated by the prophets in Nehemiah and by Moses in Deuteronomy, when the authority of the Lord to set national boundaries was proclaimed.
“You also gave them Kingdoms and peoples, and allotted them as a boundary.” (see Nehemiah 9:22) You shall not move your neighbor’s boundary mark, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance, which you will inherit in the land that the Lord your God gives you to possess. (Deuteronomy 19:14)
The Judeo-Christian concept of divine deity initiating powerful forces to unleash “divine providence” within the context of the struggles of mankind to ultimately accomplish God’s “manifest destiny” is well considered within the context of Western Civilization and literature. A few examples often cited as examples of divine providence are as follows. 1) Charles Martel’s victory over Muslim forces at the battle of Tours, thus preventing Islam from overrunning Europe see https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Tours-732); 2) Washington’s escape under cover of fog from Brooklyn thus saving the Continental army from utter destruction (see http://www.historynet.com/escape-new-york.htm ); 3) Santa Anna capture and surrender to General Sam Houston at San Jacinto (https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/discover/artifacts/the-surrender-of-santa-anna)
The aforementioned incidents and many others are examples of the Judeo-Christian concept of divine providence moving forward to assist in accomplishing the manifest destiny of the nation-state embodied and infused with the Spirit of Nationalism. Who put the most skeptical or the most anti-western would argue against the creation and maintenance of the Jewish State of Israel? Divine providence has set in motion the hand of God to create the manifest destiny of modern Israel.
However, just as a nation-state rises by the power of manifest destiny, if she turns from the reasonable and faithful practice of biblically inspired precepts and become like the ancient Canaanites the Lord can also overthrow the greatness of the nation and set aside her national boundaries by giving the land or inheritance to another. (see Proverbs 15:25, Exodus 34:24)
Although, the Globalists faction, scoffs, ridicules and scorns at the biblical authority on nationalism our American President Donald Trump has accepted and championed these ancient doctrines on Nationalism. American Nationalism is unique, in that, it is not based on race, national identity, ethnic identity, but rather on compatibility, loyalty and fealty to American concepts like the American Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers and other profound documents of Western Civilization. In accordance, with American Nationalism, there is no place in America for those who would undermine the American Constitution, Bill of Rights, and constituted laws of the American Union. Questions should continue to be asked about membership in certain subversive groups, like Islamic jihadists organizations, gang affiliations, or belief systems incompatible with the United States Constitution. The Spirit of American Nationalism endorsed and supported by President Trump was also supported and endorsed by President Andrew Jackson, who enthusiastically supported General Sam Houston in Texas struggles for independence from Santa Anna.
American Nationalism supported by the concepts of “divine providence” and “manifest destiny” are the constructs which hold the diversified ethnic groups of the American Republic unified. Once these concepts are diluted and undermined the faith and belief in America will be subterfuge and chaos will reign. Many of these subversive groups will call for the United Nations to intervene. Why? Because these subversive voices believed they have outgrown nationalism and embrace globalism. Nonetheless, God has determined that the destiny of nations should be decided by nationalism and not a one world government political order.