As we wrestle with the difficulties of life, more and more we are forced to look beyond the borders of our own country. In other words, we must look at the “Big Picture”. That’s why the word globalism has become so popular. Perhaps it has always been that way, but I had not noticed it so much until now. Being raised in and sheltered by the most powerful nation on earth I’ve always had a sense of security, not known to most people on earth. However, the events of recent years and what appears to be the “changing of the guard” concerning national supremacy has put all of us on edge.
We are beginning to see that we aren’t self-sufficient (we can’t even pay our bills), safe from outsiders, nor without the need of aid from others. We certainly aren’t the cure-all for all the ills of the world. Now, we even have to hitch a ride from Russia to visit the Space Station since we shut down our space program. No longer can we talk about hardly anything without taking other nations into consideration.
This is where we must be very careful. Globalism isn’t the solution to our problems. The “United Nations” creates more problems than it solves. Yet, to some degree nearly all our government leaders embrace the view that a utopia can only come from a joint effort of earth’s many nations. But, there is another perspective from which this matter must be viewed. It is the only perspective that enables us to actually see the root of the problem and the remedy for it.
Retired Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow wrote the following words in an article entitled, “The New Age–It Stinks”. Carefully read these words:
I have lived through the embryonic development of the new age. I have observed the satanic transforming of our society into a morally filthy cesspool. I have witnessed the God-given liberties of the people being washed away by political hacks, and the productiveness of the human soul being transformed to sloth and disgusting moral degeneracy by educated idiots of the socialist ilk. In short I have had a very good look at the new age, and it stinks! And so do those who have created it…
HERE’S THE STORY
Now hear this – you are living under an autocracy…yes you are! I don’t care if you are a Christian of one kind or another, a Hindu, a Buddhist, an Islamist, a believer in Shinto, a follower of Sikhism, a believer that the Dalai Lama is a god, or if you reject the entire lot of these as an atheist. You are in fact the property of and subject to one God; the God of the Universe – the Almighty God who created you and the environs in which you exist. Each nation, be it democratic, authoritarian, primitive or enlightened – though such might like to think that they are sovereign and independent – is subject to the will of the Supreme God over all.
My friend you were not spawned by a love-sick amoeba that oozed from a stinking primordial soup; you were created by an unlimited omnipotent omniscient God. Ach! One might say…you’re full of it; I am the progeny of my mother and my father two human beings that inherited the genetic ability to procreate by an evolutionary process. This might seem on the surface to be a benignly innocuous way of thinking, but it is not it has led to a dangerous tinkering with God’s immutable laws. God created mankind from the dust of the earth and blew breath into his nostrils; man was made of the earth upon which we tread and woman was made of man.
After the creation of man and then women God created the other creatures of the earth, which He allowed Adam and Eve to name. By His design His living creations were inhabited of a phenomenal genetic code of unapproachable brilliance that proscribed the mixing of species and provided for a propagation of the various species by a coded ability that allowed each species to re-create its own kind. Men are now meddling with this ordination;— God is perfect in every way; men are execrably imperfect and fallible. There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death…genetic meddling is going to wreak havoc upon the human species and all other living organisms upon this earth; such devastation has already begun to gather momentum.
WHO IS IN CHARGE AND CONTROL?
Well now we have established, at least in my mind, that God owns us body and spirit. We have further established that as His property we are subject absolutely to His will and to His laws, this even though His will and His laws might conflict with our desires from the flesh. Remember now…what men think as to how God should run the Universe doesn’t count as men do not own the Universe, they don’t even own themselves. We will do as our maker and sovereign God wills or we will cease to exist, it is as simple as that. We are His property and if mankind becomes so filthy in its ways, so useless to God’s objectives, and so adamantly disobedient He will destroy the whole of it; He has demonstrated not only His ability, but His willingness to do so.
Fortunately for us God always provides an escape from an imminent retribution upon a recalcitrant people. Such a shelter was provided the antediluvians through Noah, but they rejected it. God promised Abraham that He would spare Sodom and Gomorrah for the sake of ten righteous people, but ten righteous people could not be found among the iniquitous mass. Fortunately for you dear reader – and for me – God has provided shelter from the soon coming apocalyptic destruction of the world, and that shelter is the Lord Jesus Christ. Lip service and warm and fuzzy worship will not do it, faith must be of the heart. Our every desire must be His lordship and a rejection of the enticements of a fallen world. He is the way and the truth and the life.
THINK ABOUT IT!