Globalism's Siren Song

By William T. James

Come, young citizens of the world, we are one, we are one.
Come, young citizens of the world, we are one, we are one. 
We have one hope, we have one dream, and with one voice we 
sing: Peace, prosperity, and love for all mankind.
The lyrics are set to an enchanting, rhythmic melody and are sung by a chorus of sweet-voiced children. Soon you are humming, then singing along. What could possibly be wrong with those sentiments so innocently expressed? Peace, prosperity, and love for all mankind-are these not among the most noble of objectives?

Powerful humanistic allurements beckon seductively, promising a golden future if all of earth's people will come together as one. Such a glorious world order, long dreamed about and even fervently pursued, seems at last achievable. Those who hold the worldview that national boundaries must fall and sovereignties must diminish because we are all citizens of planet Earth passionately embrace the earth shrinking technologies that science continues to produce. For example, the Internet. Yes, the Utopian dream at last seems achievable. However, while the sirens of globalism - like the twin sisters who lured unwary sailors to their deaths in Homer's The Odyssey -sing their lovely, mesmerizing songs of New World Order, the words pronounced by the Ancient of Days reverberate through the corridors of antiquity and leap at this generation from the pages of God's Holy Word:

Behold, the people are one and they have all one language, and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do (Genesis 11:6).

The Creator of all things was not expressing His pride in His creation called man. God was concerned and saddened because all peoples of that time were united in their determination to build a world to their own specifications. And why was this very first globalist effort displeasing to the One who built into man the marvelous ability to do whatever man could imagine? Did not God himself create man in His own image, infusing the creature with phenomenal creative drive?

The Cradle of Globalism

It seems at first glance a supreme paradox: The Creator made the creature called man in His own image, gifting him with powerful conceptual abilities, and thus with the ingenuity to build a tower that could ultimately reach into the heavens. Then, just as man began to fulfill his potential, the infallible Creator-God manifested His displeasure in the people of that day as recorded in this biblical account:

The whole earth was of one language and of one speech. And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. And they said to one another, Come, let us make bricks and bum them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build a city and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. And the Lord said, Behold, the people are one and they have all one language, and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do. Come, let us go down and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore I's the name of it called Babel, because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth; and from there did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth (Genesis 11: 1-9).

God Almighty gave the human race a touch of His own genius, but when those people used it in this rebellious way, He confused that genius by disrupting their ability to communicate. Thereby He put an end to the globalist project. God's dealings with His creation seemed incongruous: Did He change His mind about having made man in His own image? Did He resent competition in matters involving the creativity which this building project might have represented? Why did He break up the one-world building effort at Babel?

Image of God, Imagination of Man

God puts His mighty finger upon the answer to the question My did He break up the one-world building effort at Babel? His answer at the same time pierces to the heart of the reason He had to destroy by flood the entire antediluvian world, with the exception of Noah and his family and select animal life.

The root cause of why God scattered the Babel builders, thereby ending their venture in globalism, is found even farther back in human history than the era of the flood. God's Word records about those ancient times and His divine judgment: "The Lord smelled a sweet savor; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground anymore for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite anymore every thing living, as I have done" (Genesis 8:21).

The key thought from the mind of God for our purposes here is "The imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth." Let us examine this indictment in the framework of its context.

God declared that He would never again curse the ground as He did following man's rebellion in the Garden of Eden. Neither, He said, would He ever again smite all living things as He did with the worldwide flood of Noah's day. God placed between these two promises the statement of truth about the fallen state of man, a fact absolutely rejected by today's humanistic social architects. Their denial of this reality is at the core of globalism. So too is the demented assertion that man is evolving toward a higher order of being that will ultimately produce heaven on earth: peace, prosperity, and love for all mankind.

Adam's and Eve's God-attuned senses must have changed from perfection to imperfection in one cataclysmic moment. What a heart-wrenching scene it must have been when they willfully disobeyed God, choosing instead to yield to the tempter, who told them they would be as God when they ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. How devastating must have been that eternity-rending moment when those magnificently beautiful humans discarded the effulgence of God that had shrouded their nakedness. The image of God emanating from within their beings must have begun to dissipate, to change into frightening, darkened countenances. So, too, their minds no doubt convoluted within their sin-infected thought processes. Both image and imagination altered in that moment into a perpetual state of opposition to the Creator with whom they had previously walked in perfect trust and love along the Garden's lush pathways.

Mankind's course has been spiraling downward since that willful decision by the first man to do what was right in his own eyes rather than obey God. The fall brought a curse upon planet Earth and death to man. Every generation of people since Adam and Eve were evicted from Eden contributes ample proof that "the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked" (Jeremiah 17:9).

From the first murder, when Cain slew his brother Abel, to the slaughter during the more than 15,000 wars of recorded history, to the most recent terrorist atrocity or one-on-one killing, fallen man continues through his vile actions to testify to the truth of God's indictment: "The imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth" (Genesis 8:21).

Babel Revisited

We make the mystery of the paradox more understandable when we reconsider these fascinating facts. God, who is perfect in all His ways, created humankind perfectly, actually making man in His own image. Once again we realize that He gifted man with a powerful imagination so that whatever man could imagine, he could eventually do. However, when man began to use that imagination in building a tower that would reach into heaven, God was displeased and stopped the project by confounding the language of the builders, then scattering them abroad. We again consider the question: If a perfect God created a perfect man, why did God act in such a seemingly harsh manner when the creature used his God-given talent as recounted in the story of Babel?

The answer, of course, is that God also created man with free moral will, or volition. The creature was not made a robot, but was made with brilliant conceptual abilities and was given freedom of choice-which includes discernment for choosing wisely. But Adam chose to disobey God and so sin entered into the world. The human bloodstream became instantly contaminated by the infection. The minds of men, including their imaginations, became darkened in the mystery of iniquity that engulfed them.

The paradox understood, the question is now answerable: Mat is wrong with people coming together in a united effort to construct a one-world order with the objectives of achieving peace, prosperity, and love for all mankind? The answer is that man is spiritually separated from the Creator because of original sin. His thinking is therefore fatally flawed. Nothing good can come from thinking and planning that excludes God.

Had God allowed the globalists of Nimrod's day to continue their tower project, He would have had to ultimately curse the earth again as He did when Adam disobeyed, or He would have had to destroy all living things upon the earth as He did because of the corruption that required cleansing by the great flood of Noah's day. God was not acting harshly at Babel, nor was He acting contrary to His perfect character.

Rather, He was displaying unfathomable love by keeping His promises to the tiny fallen creature who was deserving of judgment and for whom He would one day sacrifice His only begotten Son in order to redeem them.

The World Order Schemers

Children of the tower of Babel builders today carry on the globalist agenda despite the differences in language and geographical separation. They circumvent the barriers through use of technologies designed to serve their oneworld purposes. The siren song grows louder: We have one hope, we have one dream, and with one voice we sing., Peace, prosperity, and love for all mankind I

The obsessive drive toward bringing all men, women, and children into one-world configuration arose shortly after the time Jesus Christ walked the earth. It is perhaps indicative of our sordid day that since the time Jesus walked the earth in the flesh, this era has been called A.D., but now we are to acknowledge that we live in the period of human history called the Common Era, or CE The revisionists, you see, demand that all vestiges of Jesus Christ be erased from even our lexicon. There must be many ways for the people of the coming New World Order to come to God, if indeed there is a God.

Jesus Christ, who said He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and that no one can come to the Father but by Him, simply does not fit the globalist mold.

Thinkers who formed that mold wanted there to be no doubt that man, through his intellect, can do whatever he imagines. He can build a perfect world without input from any deity who might or might not be out there somewhere. This arrogant attitude of self- sufficiency is summed up in the document titled "The Declaration of Interdependence," released by the United Nations' World Affairs Council on January 30, 1976. It reads in part:

Two centuries ago, our forefathers brought forth a new nation; now we must join with others to bring forth a new world order. To establish a new world order ... it is essential that mankind free itself from limitations of national prejudice.... We affirm that the economy of all nations is a seamless web, and that no nation can any longer effectively maintain its processes for production and monetary systems without recognizing the necessity of collaborative regulation by international authorities. We call upon all nations to strengthen the United Nations and other institutions of world order.

The zeal for stampeding everyone into a totally controlled global village has not subsided. Elitist power brokers continue to fuel the humanist engine that drives the globalist machinery with grandiose declarations and promises of heaven on earth.

The Secretary General of Habitat 11, the most recent U.N. forum aimed at laying groundwork for the New World Order, predicted that there will be "... a new beginning of the requests to implement the actions called for at this unprecedented continuum of global conferences that have marked the closing decade of this century."

He then made this ominous statement: "A new global social contract for building sustainable human settlements must be forged for the new global urban world order...." He made his statement in Istanbul, Turkey.

For superbly documented analyses on these U.N. planners and what their plans portend, read carefully Chapters 2 and 8 of this book. Berit Kjos and Chris Corbett portray in stunning fashion the humanity-convulsing realities that confront America and all other nations while we approach the year 2000.

J.R. Church gave the following astute observations about the extremely troubling U.N. agenda. His report predates the June 1996 Istanbul conference, thus providing excellent background for helping us understand the developments we continue to see.

The United Nations released a report January 1, 1994, setting the agenda for upcoming conferences designed to establish world government in the near future.... Many are beginning to ask how long it will take the U.N. to implement plans to accomplish their New World Order ... I Certainly God remains in control. Those who are His children through belief in His Son, Jesus Christ, should not look with trepidation upon these foreboding harbingers of the coming tribulation period described by Jesus in the Olivet discourse. However, it is abundantly obvious that developments we have seen in wave after wave of U.N. intrusions into the lives of Americans should make all of us know that real agendas and activities lie behind our concerns.

All the World As One

Neo-Babel builders construct even their music in a way that clearly demonstrates the Luciferian desire to usurp God's throne. John Lennon's universally popular song could easily be mistaken as portraying the biblically prophesied millennial reign of Jesus Christ. But Lennon, like Lenin, preached manmade heaven on earth-an imitative mockery of the true Messiah's coming kingdom. The words and melody are infectious.

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today ...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace ...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one ...

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world ...

You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday
you'll join us And the world will live as one.'
Globalism's siren song is a one-world anthem that the true child of God cannot follow to its murderous, destructive end. The Holy Spirit within us is the tether who binds us to the masthead of truth. With Jesus Christ as the Captain of our salvation, we navigate through the treacherous seas of our time. Still, we must be alert and heed the wake-up call.

Globalist Storm Warning

There seemed to come a calming, refreshing breeze that restored common sense in America with the election of November 8, 1994. The vicious, destructive winds of socialistic madness had begun to stir early in the twentieth century. They grew to full hurricane strength while being channeled through increasingly liberal legislative and judicial bodies, with powerful assistance from equally liberal media.

The storm raged throughout the nation's culture by the time the 1990s arrived. Occasional executive-branch resistance slowed it only momentarily while it roared against the country's rapidly weakening moral barriers.

Suddenly, just as the great storm seemed to reach its full fury, American voters arose almost as one entity and the howling leftist assault was brought to a dead calm.

Many reasons have been suggested for the loud repudiation of liberal ideology and its influence upon America's governmental policies. Certainly, the electorate's majority voice unmistakably demanded that politicians begin serving the people in a way that benefits the nation rather than continue serving their own parochial interests at taxpayers' expense, as had been the case for decades.

But a sudden pulse of wind disrupted the calm only days after the people's actions in the voting booths brought the tempest to a standstill. The gust seemed to burst from nowhere, although the clouds of its origin had been seething for many years in the financial stratosphere of the European Common Market.

GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) swept down on the U.S. ship of state while the nation sat in the calm eye of the storm. NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) joined in the sovereignty-assaulting blow.

The new storm front is even now whipping up monstrous economic waves which might very well swamp the nation in their wake. What the socialist engineers of the first part of the hurricane could not accomplish with their internal assault, the socialist world economic powers that comprise the backside of the sovereignty-killing storm managed to achieve with little more than a tropical front. When the American voters swept the one- nation-under- Godlessness liberal Utopian schemers out the front door, the ejected ones quickly ran around the side of the house, where they joined with the globalist New World Order builders, who were being welcomed in the back door with eager smiles and open arms by a lame-duck Congress which was composed in part by rational-thinking patriots who should have detected the ruse.

But there are none so blind as those who will not see. Under the guise of free trade, the one-world parasitic apparatus has now apparently been contrived and has begun siphoning strength and resolve from this nation and others. The globalist elitists now channel America's wealth, along with funds from other geopolitical and economic spheres, into Third-World countries at a rate greater than ever before. They constantly strive to solidify their one-world power base through material goods giveaways. They continue to create and consolidate an ever-increasing constituency dependent on the New World Order hierarchy for absolutely everything as those poorest of earth's people move through their miserable lives from cradle to grave.

The one-world schemers would have us believe that all this noblesse oblige is being undertaken on behalf of humanity for humanity's own good: egalitarianism at its most glorious peak of achievement!

Mankind in general and Americans in particular fell prey to the sedative effects of globalism's siren song while the eye of the storm passed calmly overhead. GATT certainly was not perceived to be a storm warning by most; it was rather proclaimed to be salvation for the economic stability of the world. God, however, is never fooled and cannot be sedated. He put out the storm warning long ago that just such a time in human history will arrive when an elitist ruling class will combine its power and authority to create a mechanism of control through which it will attempt to enslave every human being on the planet.

God's warning foretold that the world's authority and power will ultimately be given to one man, the world's last and most terrible despot (read Daniel 9:27, Revelation 13, and Revelation 17:12,13).

What Is America's Role?

Those who analyze prophetic matters have long puzzled over why the United States of America is not mentioned specifically in God's prophetic Word. Certainly there has never been a nation more blessed or more active in the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Small and seemingly insignificant nations and regions like Libya and Ethiopia are recorded in passages of prophecy yet to be fulfilled, but not America. Could we with the superhurried movement of America into the World Trade Organization (WTO) be witnessing at least a partial answer to the question of what will happen to the United States, since it is not mentioned by name in biblical prophecy?

John Gizzy, editor of Human Events, in commenting on the highly questionable way the U.S. was speedily ushered into the GATT arrangement and membership in the WTO, said:

I don't think anyone will argue that we have to play in an international market. The world is a smaller place and the relaxed tariffs of agreement on the part of the U.S. will help us get into a world market and sell our products with ease overseas.... Nonetheless, the problems persist. Some thoughts: If you accept that free trade is good and necessary, why on earth do we need a 22,000-plus page agreement that only one senator who voted on it bothered to read? I might add that after actually reading through the document, Sen. Hank Brown of Colorado voted "no." And could we not simply have bilateral agreements with individual countries we want to trade with?

For that matter, why didn't we have a trade agreement in one simple sentence: "All tariffs will decrease 20 percent per year over the next five years"? We didn't do it the simple way. We needed a new, superpowerful, secret World Trade Organization, one with 350 employees and a $7 million annual budget, a fourth of which Uncle Sam will pay for to implement GATT. There was great concern that the WTO, which represents 123 countries, permits the United States only one vote and no veto. And to be sure, small countries, such as Castro's Cuba-or any of them-could vote to sock it to the U.S. with million-dollar-plus fines if local regulations violated world environmental rules....

Finally, the avenue of passage for GATT that was utilized by our men and women in Washington makes us a bit suspicious. If this is such a significant agreement, with such a far-reaching impact, why were only 20 hours of debate permitted, with no amendments, and why on earth did a lame-duck Congress, a huge number of whose members were defeated last month, make a decision that will impact you and me well into the twenty-first century? What would have been the matter with the next Congress taking office in January dealing with this lofty agreement? What were Bill Clinton and other GATT supporters afraid of? ... But as it becomes law and as the vote was taken, I could not help but think of the warnings issued by one of the greatest Constitutional scholars in the U.S. Senate, the late Sen. Sam J. Ervin of North Carolina. One of his greatest apprehensions was that [of] the danger [which] international agreements posed to our national sovereignty. In Ervin's words, "The United States has never lost a war nor won a treaty."'

A Reprieve for America?

To repeat the opening thought expressed at the beginning of this section: With the election of November 8, 1994, there seemed to come a calming, refreshing breeze that promised a return to government that serves the people rather than seeks to rule with mastery over them. America seemed to have been given a reprieve from the death sentence which the woolly-minded had pronounced upon religious and a growing number of other liberties. But how deep a commitment to return to those earlier, saner principles (and thus how realistic the reprieve) remains to be seen.

To those who have truly studied the Word of God, it is clear that man-made government that refuses to be guided by God's principles of morality will inevitably degenerate and fall to tyranny within its own borders or without. Political parties cannot muster the fortitude to either restrain or constrain the oppression and tyranny that incessantly seek to enslave. Government of, by, and for a moral people can ensure those inalienable rights which our forefathers fought, bled, and died to secure for us. It is we the people, under God, who must determine to govern wisely. President George Washington said in his farewell address, "Reason and experience both forbid us that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." John Adams, America's second President, said, "The United States Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."

We must begin by governing our own lives in a way that is pleasing to the Creator. There is only one way to please Him, and that is to put ourselves under the lordship of His blessed Son, Jesus Christ, who shed His blood on the cross of Calvary for the remission of our sins. How wonderful it would be if not just the majority of American people but a majority of people throughout the entire world turned to Jesus Christ in humble repentance!

But, tragically, we can be certain that this will not happen. God in His omniscience tells us through His Holy Word that in the last days perilous times shall come and that evil men and seducers will become worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. The man who will be the world's last and most vicious tyrant is perhaps even now waiting in the shadows just beyond the spotlight's circle. He will take the crown given to him by his New World Order sycophants and use the platform of globalism they have erected to build a monolithic throne upon which he will ultimately sit, claiming to be deity while demanding worship.

Paving the Way for Antichrist

Today, movers and shakers in the world of global politics are paving the way for the world's last dictator, called in God's Word the Antichrist. They do so most likely oblivious to biblical prophecy. But whether wittingly or unwittingly, they rush headlong into that dark night of apocalypse.

David Allen Lewis, one of the most reliable observers of eschatology that I know, reported the following about the latest developments on the globalist's agenda.

What went on in San Francisco, September 1995, was nothing less than extraordinary. Mikhail Gorbachev and a bevy of politicians, futurologists, and New Agers took the world a giant step closer to global dictatorship. From September 20 to October 1, 1995, a landmark meeting, headed by Marxist Mikhail Gorbachev, former head of the Soviet Union, was conducted at the Fairmont Hotel and a nearby Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. Billed as the State of the World Forum-Toward a New Civilization, it was one of the most significant steps forward in implementing the coming world government, which President Clinton recently referred to as the "global village." It was previously hailed as the New World Order by former President George Bush in many speeches made while he was president of the USA.

Jim Garrison, executive director of the Gorbachev Foundation, made a very revealing statement in the May 31 issue of SF Weekly, a far left San Francisco newspaper: "Over the next 20 to 30 years we are going to end up with the world government... it's inevitable." Garrison writes of the problems of violence in the USA and the rest of the world, proclaiming that "... in and through this turbulence is the recognition that we have to empower the United Nations and that we have to govern and regulate human interaction." Garrison is from the New Age Esalen Institute and Soviet American Exchange Program, San Francisco.

Yes, the Cold War is over, but looming before us is the ideological Hot War of hegemony (domination) and oppression. The globalists know that the human race must be blinded to the real intentions of these elitist one-worlders if they are to succeed. They must endeavor to use the media to brainwash you into thinking that they have your best interests at heart.

I have no doubt that history will record The World Forum as a momentous occasion in the annals of the coming Antichrist. And the world lies in darkness, ignorant, blindly stumbling along, vaguely uneasy but nonetheless pathetic. . . . Lewis quoted from the document titled "State of the World Forum- Toward a New Civilization," September 20-October 1, 1995, San Francisco. He writes:

... On page three of the document, the mission of the conference is clearly stated. "The State of the World Forum is the launching of a multiyear global initiative to focus on the fundamental challenges and opportunities confronting humanity as we enter the next phase of human development. It is being held in the belief that at this momentous juncture in history-between the ending of the Cold War and the dawn of the new century-we are experiencing the birth of the first global civilization.... The goal of the Forum is to articulate a clearer vision of new international priorities. Its product will be an ongoing process to generate innovative approaches to the challenges facing human society. This historic gathering will 1) Analyze the current state of the world, and 2) Launch a multiyear process, culminating in the year 2000, to articulate the fundamental priorities, values, and actions necessary to constructively shape our common future.

"Ultimately, the State of the World Forum is an invitation. It is a call to individuals throughout the world to join in this dialogue and to work directly with the convening of committed individuals as an active member of an historic and timely global initiative .......

Lewis writes further: . . On the last page of the Document we read, :,The State of the World Forum is a project of the Gorbachev Foundation/USA, an international nonpartisan, nonprofit educational foundation created in 1992 to address the immediate challenges of the post-Cold-War world and assist in the process of building global consensus for our common future."

Lewis goes on to report a long list of attendees. Many of the high- profile names are familiar to most Americans. For further information about those meetings, write your request to David Lewis Ministries, P.O. Box 11115, Springfield, MO 65808-1115.

The Lull Before the Storm

Thankfully, even though God's judgment upon sin is sure, He is also slow to anger and His mercy is great. It is my opinion that we are currently in a lull that God has graciously granted just before the prophesied end-of-time storm that will devastate a wrath-deserving generation. Even so, a brisk wind is already snapping the flag of warning that apocalypse approaches.

God the Holy Spirit earnestly and tenderly beckons all who will heed His call to take shelter within the only harbor where protection from the deadly whirlwind to come can be found. That safe harbor is Jesus Christ. Those who refuse to accept the haven or safety offered by Christ will perish beneath the raging, crashing surge as surely as did the antediluvians during the judgment of Noah's day.