Nimrod: Human Father of Globalism – Enemy of God and the Nations
It may surprise some that the bible has a lot to say about globalism and the nations, and when you do some reading, the obvious conclusion is God is an enemy of globalism and the creator of the nations.
We’ll quickly get into the role of Nimrod in the birthing of demonic globalism, but first we need to understand what it is that the nation and nationalism is in order to understand why globalism and imperialism is so diabolical.
What the nations are
Biblically speaking, the nations were listed in Genesis 10. Interestingly, every nation was identified by the name of a man, meaning their very nature was determined by the ethnicity of each person listed.
In the last verse of Genesis 10 it states this:
“These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.”
Again, read the list of the nations, and you find they are identified as each individual man the nation was birthed from.
So based upon the bible, the original nations by definition were of common ethnicity. After the Tower of Babel they were created, which also included a common language and a common faith or religion, as all real nations also do to this day.
Another important thing to take into account when considering the nations, is there’s a difference between what the state is and what the nation is; they aren’t the same, and never have been.
This is why you can have a state exercising authority within a geographic area that includes a number of nations. They aren’t considered separate nations because of the government or state factors, but ethnically, they are in reality, several nations within a state.
To be a nationalist is nothing more or less than accepting your ethnic identity; it can’t be denied even when people attempt to do so.
Where the problem lies is when a number of ethnicities grow too large in numbers when measured against the native population or ethnicity, it almost always leads to conflict, and many cases, war.
Birth of the nations
In rebellion against God’s command to spread across the earth, Nimrod, a mighty man of that time, convinced people to build a city and tower in order to keep from being spread across the face of the earth (Genesis 11:4).
Although the verse above mentions all the people communicating this to one another – in Genesis 10:8-10 it talks about Nimrod being a mighty hunter and the founder of the kingdom of Babel, and several others – it’s certain Nimrod was around when the rebellion escalated under his strong influence.
Understand, people at that time had much longer lifespans than the people today. Different sources have Nimrod living from between 200- to 300-years- old, all the way up to 500- to 600-years-old. Either way, there was plenty of time for him to foment the rebellion.
In response to the attempt to build a globalist civilization, God did and said this:
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is 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.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
God’s answer to the globalist Nimrod and his followers was to create the nations. In case you were wondering, Genesis 10 and 11 overlap one another; they’re not a linear story, but chapter 11, in part, is an explanation of where the nations revealed in chapter 10 came from and why.
Nations reaffirmed in New Testament
Acts 17:26-28 Revised Standard Version
26 And he made from one every nation of men to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their habitation,
27 that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each one of us,
28 for ‘In him we live and move and have our being’;
as even some of your poets have said, ‘For we are indeed his offspring.’
As some of you that know the bible will probably point out, the Revised Standard Version deviates from most of the other popular translations of the bible with verse 26. I cited it on purpose because I believe those other translations aren’t as accurate with this particular verse.
Here’s what the King James says in verse 26:
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;…
The key difference in the verse is ‘blood’ included in the King James version. Many other versions also include it. The problem is, the most trusted MSS. don’t include the word blood in the texts, according to the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges.
It asserts this:
And this seems to bring out more fully what the Apostle desires to dwell on; the Fatherhood of God. It is not that men are all of one family and so all equal in God’s eyes, and ought to be in the eyes of one another. But when we read ‘they are made of One’ we are carried back to the higher thought of the prophet (Malachi 2:10), ‘Have we not all one Father?’
That’s reinforced by the last words in verse 28, where it states ‘For we are indeed his offspring.’ That’s an obvious reference to God and not Adam, as many commentators suggest.
The Expositor’s Greek Testament has a similar translation for verse 26.
“And he hath made of one every nation of men for to dwell,…”
As the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges righly notes, this is not about human beings being all one family. That would be nothing but the usual leftist, globalist worldview disguised in biblical words to confuse Christians and others.
Unfortunately, many bible commentaries take that exact approach, even though the scriptures clearly state there is no fellowship between believers and the world. Jesus also revealed that to us via the parable of the wheat and the tares. We are both diametrically opposed to one another, and there can and shouldn’t be any unity between us. Paul added he was crucified to the world and the world was crucified to him. They were dead to one another; there was no contact point.
James was just as strong, saying that if we are friends with the world we are enemies of God (James 4:4). You get the idea.
The bible is very clear. The nations from the beginning were an ethnic people that spoke the same language. Why did God conclude nations and nationalism were the cure for globalism?
The answer is in Acts 17:27, where reason God created the nations was in order for people to have hope when seeking or searching after Him, believing they would find Him because He was not far away.
In Genesis 11:6 when God said “the people is 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,” the first reaction by many would be that it actually sounded pretty good. What’s wrong with that?
Among the numerous problems was God didn’t create mankind for the purpose of doing whatever their imaginations thought up. They were to work within certain parameters, building up spiritual muscle, so to speak, in order to grow in conformity to Jesus Christ, which is the eternal purpose God always had for the human race before he created it.
People without restraint are dangerous. After all, there’s a reason God destroyed the inhabitants of the earth with a global flood. He wasn’t going to allow it again. In other words, the imagination can be used for good or evil. Without boundaries, there emerges a dangerous and ungodly unity outside of God. Things were headed once again in the wrong direction with Babel.
On the practical level for the nations, what God’s response to Babel meant was they would now have to work to cooperate together, developing various levels of skill and expertise that fit within their unique ethnic strengths. This would result in various interactions between the nations, including economic trade, sharing of wholesome arts with one another, among many other things.
Nations and the kingdom of God
Most important in all of this is how the nations are to cooperate and grow in relationship with the kingdom of God. A simple way to think about it is to consider the truth as a rain falling from heaven that waters the nations. It falls onto the ground and permeates it, triggering the growth of a variety of things related to truth. By truth I mean in regard to Jesus Christ, who is the Truth.
In essence, it’s believers in Jesus Christ that receive the water or truth, walking in obedience to it and sharing it with others.
Near the last part of the bible it says the leaves of the trees are for the health of healing of the nations. We of course are those leaves or branches. Jesus Himself said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches” (John 15:5).
Concerning the health of the nations, we are to plant and water the nations with truth, while modeling it before them. In turn, in due season God will give the increase from our efforts. It’s not our job to produce results, it’s our job to faithfully plant and water, giving room for God to do His part and receive the glory.
We are to do this among all ethnic groups or nations. I think the major problem is Christianity has failed to go to the nations where they are at geographically, and that has resulted in them coming to Christian nations in droves, without the idea of being spiritually hungry, but in order to get free stuff from the government and native taxpayers. That combination isn’t going to end well for the nations being overrun by these invaders.
God created the nations in order to weaken and eventually eliminate the globalists like Nimrod. In the book of Daniel it was prophesied that during the time of the Roman Empire God would set up an everlasting kingdom, which was birthed and launched with the arrival of Jesus Christ on planet earth. It added that He would smash all other kingdoms, meaning globalist empires (not the nations), and His kingdom alone would remain. That will take time, but it’s inevitable that it will happen.
We need to continue to remind ourselves that the nations are not the state. States can and will continue to fall, but you can’t take away the ethnicity, language and culture of a people.
A state can exercise authority over a large geographic region, but that territory will almost always have a number of nations residing within it, with one being the most populous and dominant one.
The key to peace in my view is to keep minority populations much smaller than the larger native population, allowing for peace and prosperity for all, without the growing sense of the danger of having their culture overwhelmed by another.
When migrants are encouraged and allowed to flood into another country and nation, the inevitable result will be a clash of cultures. This is one of the reason God hates globalists and globalism, and why I do too.
If politicians really wanted peace, the one thing they would do would be to ensure a geographic area where ethnic peoples or nations could enjoy self-rule. I’m not talking about forcibly carving up the nations like after the major wars, where the victors created artificial boundaries that made no sense to the ethnic people residing in the regions. Rather, it would be working toward people groups voluntarily agreeing for ethnicities to have self-rule in specific geographic regions.
On the part of Christians it’s our part to model the teachings of Jesus Christ to the nations, while teaching them to obey all things He taught us as revealed in the bible.
That is going to come to fruition in this age, and when it does, the many nations will bear the image of God in a unique way, reflecting the many sided wisdom of God in the earth.