Nationalists with a global agenda

Christians are nationalists, with a global agenda.

Nationalists:

John 15:31 Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus *said, “Now [d]is the Son of Man glorified, and God [e]is glorified in Him; 32 [f]if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately. 33 Little children, I am with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Global agenda:

Matthew 28:16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 [e]Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you [f]always, even to the end of the age.”

It’s easy to forget that what drives the global agenda is our nationalistic fervor for Christ and one another. This is the importance of understanding the commands of Jesus.

It is the Truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ that provides Unity which ultimate results in a diverse background of believers. Without the Unity of Jesus, there can be no diversity without conflict.

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6 Responses to Nationalists with a global agenda

  1. donalgraeme says:

    Without Jesus, it is the Tower of Babel… forever.

  2. One of the core instincts of Humans is to make “God in our Image”, when the Lord clearly sets out that we are in His Image. And the dance continues until the day of fire arrives.

  3. feeriker says:

    @LG

    Indeed. Excellent observation. This explains what seems to be a genuine lack of unity among Christians worldwide (to say nothing of the schisms internal to each earthly nation). Based on my observation of Christian communities both in and from around the world, I’ve found that, with precious few exceptions, temporal nationalism trumps the globalism that is supposed to represent the One Body of Christ, which knows no human race, ethnicity, or temporal borders.

  4. @feeriker:

    At some level, we’re always going to be part of our sub-Tribes. Sons of Jacob we may be, but we’ve been adopted into the Tribe of Judah. And we’ve all been given our earthly Tribe to deal within.

    Part of the issue is that communication is hard enough when you’re dealing with your close kin; across language & cultural lines it’s very difficult. Which does explain most of the problem.

  5. Lost Patrol says:

    One of the core instincts of Humans is to make “God in our Image”

    I have been thinking a lot about this post and this comment. Making God in our image is a good thing to dwell on everyday, in order to guard against it. No doubt this is a root cause of feeriker’s “lack of unity among Christians worldwide…”

    Humans have been given extraordinary brain power and abilities by our Creator. We expect to be able figure things out, harness them to our desires, and we try to handle God the same way. Of course, despite our nimble brains, we cannot possibly begin to comprehend all that God is. We try to contain Him to a form we can grasp, and the form looks a lot like us, whoever we are. We are not even close to understanding the Glory of God. It is beyond human capacity.

    Pride, vanity, hubris – it goes by many titles, and always serves to separate us; from each other, and from true understanding.

  6. @Lost Patrol:

    There’s details I only go into in private, but God is beyond words. It was by speaking that Creation happened, yet was instinctively think we can define the Lord. The Lord has barely begun where words end.

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