What do you think about globalism and everyone following one worldview in unity? What do you think about public expression and/or promotion of multiple cultural worldviews? Let’s consider unity and globalism from the Christian worldview.
GLOBALISM – A foundational principle of Christianity is that God desires ALL be saved. There is no longer any division between Jew and non-Jew, male or female, rich or poor, black or white, etc. (Acts 10:34, Romans 10:12, Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11). A person is either in God’s family or he/she is not. God’s offer of salvation, restoration, and righteousness is open to all who will receive Yeshua Jesus as their Savior and Lord. So, the offer is all inclusive, but not all on the globe are unified in Him.
UNIQUE EXPRESSION – We also know from God’s Word that He is extremely creative and has made each of us unique. We can observe that in one another and also in nature (reality and truth agree). Every person is unique in appearance, interests, talents, gifting, and abilities. There is only one you! He encourages us to give expression to our individuality in our life and worship. But our uniqueness should always be expressed in righteousness and to reflect the glory of God! We have uniqueness individually and culturally, but within the bounds of God’s Word. For example, I do not dress immodestly because I am uniquely beautiful in appearance. I do not handcraft images of idols because I am a uniquely skilled workman. Any individual or cultural characteristics or traditions that do not line up with God’s Word, must be rejected and “turned away from” when I am “born again” into His family and kingdom. That is part of repentance and new birth. But, your talent and gifting will certainly find new ways of expressing your uniqueness! You can still sing glory to God in many languages and work with your hands “as unto Him”!
UNITY – Now, we must realize that not ALL will receive Yeshua Jesus to become the family of God. God has given every person free choice. Love cannot be true love if it is forced. The greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love others as yourself. The Bible goes on to explain that the brothers and sisters (biblical word is brethren) are to have unity, love, peace, charity with one another, and fellowship. However, there are still people outside the family that may have chosen to be enemies of Yeshua Jesus. Do not be deceived. Do not be fooled. Do not be ignorant or gullible (blind innocence). We should express kindness to the unbeliever, but unity is not possible unless we are unified in Christ.
That is why we are ever prepared to “testify” and “defend” our faith (Christian worldview)….”speaking the truth in love”. Some people may not willfully be against Yeshua Jesus, they just need the knowledge and truth to come to the UNITY of faith and service of Yeshua Jesus. That is called Christian evangelism. It requires that people repent….they see the lack of truth in their worldview or culture (thoughts and ways) and change to a “new and living Way” in Yeshua Jesus. It is a drastic life change! Now they need to find out these new true thoughts and ways. People need those “Word in truth filled” apostles, evangelists, prophets, pastors and teachers to lead them into God’s truth (God’s worldview).
UNITY IN JESUS – So what about globalism and unity? It is God’s desire that ALL follow His true, good, righteous worldview and come to UNITY in the faith (true Christian worldview). It is antichrist for all to follow the humanistic worldview under a banner of unity, globalism, peace, security, and tolerance (New World Order). God’s unity is not by church group, religious denomination, region, ethnic race, nation, or even biological family! His unity is in Christ Yeshua Jesus! All who are in Christ are ONE! Jesus prayed for those who are one with Him…..
John 17: 9-11, 20-23, “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are…….. I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”
FUTURE UNITY – In this earth, remember the parable that tells of the tares growing right alongside the wheat. It will be that way until Yeshua Jesus returns to reign as King and Lord of the earth. When Yeshua Jesus rules, the earth will live as one under His theology, philosophy, psychology, governance, society, economy, business, work management, etc…under His true, good, righteous, and just worldview and principles. Yeshua Jesus as King is the only way to global unity and peace…. that also can rejoice in individual and cultural uniqueness, creativity, and expression!