In the late 1960s I lived for a year in the country of Korea. In Asian countries, protocol and social graces are of utmost importance. Failure to pay attention to some minute detail can have disastrous social consequences. A classic example of this is what happened when I was in a public building in Seoul, Korea.
I sat on a bench with my friend Jung Dae Wung. I was quite relaxed, and, in typical American fashion, I crossed my legs with the ankle of one leg resting on the thigh of the other, the bottom of my shoe visible to everyone to my left. My friend and I were conversing, when I noticed that several people seemed a bit agitated, and kept looking in our direction.
My Korean friend caught sight of the agitation and annoyed glances, then realized what was happening. He quickly told me to uncross my legs, and to put both feet on the floor. Not understanding why, but sensing the urgency in his voice, I complied. He politely bowed from his seated position, in the direction of the other people, offering some explanation in Korean. I did not understand Korean at that time, but I imagine that he told them that I was American and just did not know any better. Turning to me, my friend explained that showing the bottom of your shoe to someone is tantamount to calling him a dog or worse. It is highly offensive.
Upon hearing this I was quite embarrassed, and turned as red as my brown skin would allow. Needless to say, I never did that again. The point of that example is to bring up a question: If the Koreans and the Americans lived together in a multicultural society, who would have to give up what? Is it wrong to cross one’s legs? Is it wrong to react to the bottom of someone’s shoe being pointed at you? Whose culture is right? Whose culture is wrong?
And the chilling question is this: Who is going to decide? And by whose wisdom?
The founders of America did not think uniformity of opinion was necessary. Are we greater than they? Laws compelling men to buy from, or sell to, or hire particular individuals would have been an appalling intrusion, not just into their personal freedoms, but they would have viewed them as an assault on the very rights of conscience they had waged a revolution to secure. To them each man’s moral ability and freedom to discriminate between right and wrong, between what is acceptable to their conscience and what is an offense to it, were sacred rights. No one’s exercise of his rights could deny another person the free
exercise of his rights. But the politicians of today create “rights” to housing, employment, education, health care, etc., that others must provide, even against their will and conscience. This cannot happen without fostering a seething hostility just beneath the surface of the polite society, ready to explode when the pressure becomes too great.
When several different cultures are brought together through legislation, there are thousands of deep cultural differences just waiting to cause offense and hostility. Political correctness must, of necessity, become the rule. But who is going to give up crossing his leg, and who is going to give up being offended? In such an atmosphere, there is no genuine peace or love, and the only way to keep the lid on the boiling cauldron is more legislation. This is the looming specter of Colossus.
What is recorded in Genesis 11:4 was the first attempt to create a global culture:
“And they said: Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” 1Genesis 11:4 The Creator of all mankind knew that it wasn’t time for the nations of earth to come together into one social order. That is why He divided their languages at the tower of Babel. He saw that they were not maintaining the boundaries of conscience and would need further boundaries to keep them from destroying themselves. Therefore He separated them into nations to become distinct cultures, each with their own manners, customs, traditions and national borders. By themselves, they would have a better chance to hear the voice of their conscience and the voice of creation speaking to them. Through this, it was possible for them to see their need for their Creator and find a way back to Him.
Thousands of years later, the apostle Paul confirmed the wisdom of God in this:
“He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” 2Acts 17:26,27
God saw what sin had done to the human race. He saw the murder, egotistical pride, and arrogance in men, and what would happen if He allowed them to stay together in one place with one mind. Although building the tower sounded like the perfect plan, it would have resulted in chaos. Had it succeeded, the one united world would have been completely dominated by the evil one. He would have caused the few to oppress the many, and instead of creating the magnificent civilization that would end the world’s problems, an oppressive system would have arisen, forcing men to go against their consciences.
God’s intent to separate the nations by language, customs and manners was so that the peoples of the earth could experience a measure of peace, and in that peace grope for God. Hopefully, they would live in such a way as to make them worthy of inheriting eternal life in the nations. The deliberate separation of the sons of Noah and their families mentioned in Genesis 10 was a test for them. He wanted to see who would rise up and presume to desegregate the nations and mix the different cultures into one, in order to have dominion over them. Men have always known what is right, peaceful, and good in their conscience. It is instinctive. They were not to overstep the boundaries He had made for them. Those who passed the test stayed within the boundaries God established. Those who didn’t, tried to force people together across racial and cultural barriers, causing great strife, jealousy, and hatred. The war, bloodshed, and immorality that resulted came about because men were not able to overcome their differences nor their selfishness.
5,000 years later, another great attempt is on the way to make the world into one culture, where all language, religious, and ethnic differences are removed. Through globalization man continues the pattern of crossing boundaries as did his ancestors.
We live in an unprecedented time of increased knowledge and travel. This has been made possible through the technological advances of the information age. This time of history was foretold by the prophet Daniel when he said: “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of the age; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.” (Daniel 12:4)
This prophecy began to be fulfilled in the second half of the 20th century through NAFTA, WTO, GPS, the Internet, and phenomenal advances in the telecommunications industry. This titanic human enterprise, a godless effort, is the work of antichrist. The antichrist will get the credit for this false coming together so that he can gain dominion over the whole world. The unity of the world through the alliance of government and ecumenical religions can be clearly contrasted with the unity of the Stone Kingdom spoken of in Daniel 2:44 3And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
. Daniel 2:28 4But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these… prophesies that this will happen sometime in the latter days. No one has lived in the latter days as we are today.
The global society the nations are trying to build for themselves is going to be destroyed, just as the Tower of Babel was. The scattering in Genesis 11:4 caused the diversity of culture and customs that God has maintained to a large part throughout human history. It is healthy in our fallen world to keep the cultures separated (and the religions, too). Yet Satan has also been working steadily to destroy the conscience of man and cause him to break down these boundaries.
The concept of a global government gained new credence when the UN was established at the end of WWII. Other world organizations, like the World Socialists, took shape in the 1940s as well. Many men, Albert Einstein for one, advocated that international control of military force would insure world peace. They considered the issues of how to form a world government, debating what powers it would have, and how it would arbitrate disputes between nations. These advocates of world government wanted it to have military control, especially over nuclear weapons.
At that time the government they imagined, with enormous administrative and coercive powers to enforce its will, could not come about. Today, however, we are much closer to seeing it happen. We have seen how governments of the western world have worked together, using economic sanctions and boycotts as a method of control and coercion. Drawing ever closer is a government that would destroy the independence of sovereign nations and of individuals.
There are some who strongly oppose international agreements that affect national sovereignty in the areas of environment, trade, and finance. They sense in their conscience what the results of such cooperation will be. Though they have tried hard to preserve the boundaries, they are fighting a losing battle. Since the end of the Cold War international trade and multinational corporations have expanded on a scale that cannot be stopped. Through organizations such as NAFTA and the WTO, nations willing to sacrifice their sovereignty for the benefits of increased trade and security can participate in multinational agreements. In addition, the UN has assumed a more central role in global politics since the end of the Cold War. Because of the global wars the 20th century has seen, great thought is being given to a global government in hopes that it would ensure world peace.
When a one world government gains power no real liberty will exist for an individual to remain faithful to the voice of his conscience. Freedom of choice will be removed. Global government won’t allow the people to be their own government. It will remove “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” A worldwide Gestapo system will take its place. It will be a planetary police state.
Today’s generation that cries out for globalization to end the world’s problems is an egotistical and proud one — no different than the generation that built the Tower of Babel. It is a generation that is abandoning the boundaries of conscience and therefore abandoning the boundaries of culture, traditions and morality. It is a generation that ignores man’s instinctive desire to live with those of like mind, to congregate in neighborhoods with those of the same culture and ethnic origin. It is a generation that wonders why social, political, and economic problems are steadily increasing even though they are striving with all their might to solve them by breaking down the ancient boundaries. Politicians who rally different cultures to be one are forerunners of the antichrist.
Nations have to impose laws and sanctions in order to keep order in a multicultural society. Multiculturalism pressures people to cross boundaries that go beyond the realm of natural law, coercing them to be one with a neighbor that doesn’t even speak their language or have their culture. It goes beyond the realm of how God wanted people to live in separate nations for their own welfare and safety.
Multiculturalism, on the other hand, unfortunately increases murder, crime, and prejudice. It goes against the way man is. It places impossible demands on people to love others who are culturally and socially different. This is unnatural — it forces people to go against their instinctive knowledge. They are told, “You can’t discriminate.” Although discrimination is viewed as an evil sin, it is still within a person’s prerogative (right) to segregate himself.
If the human race had remained united during the era of the Tower of Babel, then globalization would have resulted sooner. The leaders of that generation would have seized the reins of history and there would have been no end to their rebellion against God. Just as back then, globalization today is the proud attempt to displace and exclude the Kingdom of God. It is a satanic attempt to take over the earth in a unified one-world government.
In this day5Jeremiah 30:24-31:1 – “In the latter days you will understand this… At that time, declares the LORD, I will be the God of all the clans of Israel, and they shall be my people.”, it will take a witness of a unified people from every tribe, nation, and language6Revelation 5:9-10 – “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” to warn the inhabitants of the earth of what is to come. Nothing will stop globalization this time. There must be a new nation who come forth to demonstrate that it is only in Messiah where people’s sins can be forgiven, that these ancient boundaries have been broken down and all races and cultures can live together in the same economic unity that demonstrates justice to the world. This witness is what proves that God, the Creator of all, sent His son, Yahshua, into the world to save the world from destruction. It will bring to light the only legitimate way that people can live together and bring an end to the destruction of the earth.
What does “multiculturalism” mean?
To most people, it’s that all cultures are given equal weight, that no one culture is superior to the other, and that all cultures should be equally respected. And that sounds really good, but the fine print reads, “Man isn’t built that way, and he can’t live up to it. It is totally normal for someone to consider his own culture and the way of life of his people to be better than others.”
Consider the rich young Yuppie in his multicultural neighborhood, sitting in his living room ready to enjoy an evening of classical music. Tonight it’s Beethoven. From one side of his house comes the throbbing bass of his neighbor’s stereo as they gather out back for some reggae. The house shudders to every note, while on the other side of his house the neighbors fire up their barbecue and boom box, laughing raucously over the grating syncopation of something called rap. Fleeing from the violent lyrics, our Yuppie hero, himself a multicultural enthusiast, shuts the windows, grits his idealistic teeth and dons his headphones, trying to convince himself that all music is good.
Let’s face it. It is just not reasonable to expect people to live contentedly alongside of others who are culturally and racially different. This is unnatural, and sometimes forces people to go against what they instinctively know in their conscience. They are told, “You can’t discriminate.”
Even though you may view discrimination as an evil sin, isn’t it within a person’s rights to segregate himself if he wants to? Why is it that integration must be forced upon people, under penalty of law? Isn’t it because it goes against the natural grain of humanity, and that people left alone will generally not choose to cross cultures? Yes, it is obviously so, and it makes the advocates of multiculturalism mad because the truth is undeniable. Yet it is totally normal for you to consider your culture as the most desirable, because it is yours. Today we find ourselves manipulated by forces beyond our control, compelling us to accept what is unacceptable to us. We can find ourselves enraged over such manipulations, and not even know why.
What happens to a person if he or she chooses to reject the ideal of “cultural diversity?” In order for multiculturalism to stand unchallenged, this ideal must be constantly kneaded into the loaf of society. You are told that if some other way of life is low and base, you still must have respect for it. Who are you to judge? Everyone is dignified; every culture has equal value no matter how it subjugates, humiliates, oppresses, and destroys. Yes, it sounds so noble that all cultures should live together in harmony, in mutual toleration, in mutual respect. But in reality, to swallow it you have to cast away common sense, and eventually conscience itself. You have to, by law.
The reason that there is so much momentum behind this engineering of man’s societies is that a one-world government looms on the horizon. Like it or not, it is an inescapable fact that has been prophesied in the Bible for thousands of years. It is coming. When this one-world government gains power no real liberty will exist for an individual to remain faithful to the voice of his conscience. Freedom of choice will be removed. Global government cannot allow the nations to have their own independence or sovereignty. A worldwide Gestapo system will take its place, a planetary police state. It will of course be more “humanitarian,” not dressed in uniform. The Gestapo are plainclothesmen.
In order to enforce this tyranny, people must be coerced to abandon the God-given boundaries of race, culture, and morality. Man must be taught to ignore his instinctive desire to live with those of like mind, to congregate in neighborhoods with those of the same race and ethnic origin. He must be taught to swallow his natural loathing of perverse and immoral people, and he is learning his lesson well.
Any nation or culture with high moral values will be strong and independent, and this is contrary to the coming one-world government. With no moral conviction to make a culture outstanding, the job is done. This has been the highly successful role Hollywood and the public schools have played in destroying the moral integrity of Americans. A whole generation is trapped in the cage of political correctness.
There is an old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together.” Yet multiculturalism is birds of different feathers caged together and forbidden to squawk. It’s an artificial scheme, a “world vision” crammed down the throats of a humanity that would rather live in its own neighborhoods if it could.
There is hardly any institution that gets better treatment in modern schoolbooks than the United Nations. In its beginning, many rich and famous people like Eleanor Roosevelt made it their cause, as some media figures like Ted Turner do today. Anyone who doubts the importance of uniting the nations as a means of ending war and saving the planet is considered a destructive, backwards agent in society.
Yet the ancient story of the Tower of Babel stands in stark contrast to the popular wisdom of today. The confusion of languages ought to serve as a warning, a proverbial lesson like Sodom and Gomorrah, about the dangers of men getting together as one great, global force. If that were to happen, the Bible warns, men would be able to do whatever was in their heart to do:
And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.” 7Genesis 11:6
Once men feared such a day, knowing that power corrupts. As a wise man once said, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”8The entire quote from Lord Acton is, in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This was written in reference to Acton’s futile struggle against Rome’s 1870 pronouncement of papal infallibility. Acton concluded his thought to Creighton with the words, “Great men are almost always bad men.” Were the whole earth under one authority, the corruption would be complete, unbearable, and unending. What other power on earth could end it? Would the Creator intervene again to frustrate their efforts, or would He leave men to their own devices this time? This is a chilling thought. It is appealing to some to think that a united mankind would use his combined creative genius for the common good, but history does not support that assumption very well. As Lord Acton also said, “And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that. All power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”9 Wikipedia article, “John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton”
The simple fact is that the Creator divided man for his own good. Men once respected what was in the Bible and appreciated the distinctions among races and nations, understanding at some deep level that the Creator’s purpose for this age was the Divided Nations, not the United Nations.
Now these are the records of the generations of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah; and sons were born to them after the flood… From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations… These were the families of the sons of Noah… and from these the nations were divided on the earth after the flood. 10Genesis 10:1,5,32
So at that time our Creator segregated men according to their languages, their lands, and the three races of man that sprang from Noah’s sons. He knew this was their best opportunity to live according to their consciences, in places where each person knew who they were among their own people. The massive alienation that characterizes modern society was unknown in the not-too-distant past. Everyone, whether they chose to live by it or not, had a clear standard of right and wrong in the context of their culture. This was the kind intention of their Creator:
He made from one man [Adam] every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek their Creator, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. 11Acts 17:26-27
Multiculturalism is erasing the boundaries and cultural identities everyone once had. It is really “No Culture” — an increasingly bland and uniform society in which most people are without identity, not knowing who they are or why they are on the earth. The emerging One World Order will attempt through genetic engineering to master life, defeat death, and rewrite the instinctive knowledge that men have lived by for thousands of years. But there is one thing no one will be able to do under that system.
They will not be able to find their Creator.