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How has Globalism impacted the Christian World View

The Christians mission should be to spread the Gospel message (Good news) to every corner of the earth despite cultural differences and the impact of worldwide globalism. The world view that one adapts will impact their ability to function in this ever changing world from a Christian perspective. What should be the worldview that Christians follow? The Bible tells us the following in 1 John 2:15 “Do not love the world or the things in the world…” Should Christians living in the United States continue to be involved in world missions despite how Anti-Christian Globalism is impacting our world today? What should be the Biblical worldview that Christians should take? The Bible tells us in Matthew 28:19 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…” We are told to baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Globalism is the simplest definition is the attitude or governing policy of placing the interest of the entire world above those of the individual nations. The interconnectedness and advances in communication technologies have allowed people to conduct business around the world. The economic impact due to globalism has created growth of the gross domestic product for most countries.
The prophet Daniel spoke of world globalism in the vision described in chapter 7 verses 2 & 3, “Daniel spoke, saying, "I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other." This stirring up has the concept of chaos and turmoil in the End Times. The phrase ‘Great Sea’ is sometimes used as an comparison of Gentile nations (Psalm 74:13, Psalm 89:9, Isaiah 57:20).
Bible scholars have suggested that the four beasts represent world empires. Daniel himself tells us in Daniel 7:17 that these four beasts are four kingdoms ruling over the earth. The first was like a lion and it has been said that this beast represented the first kingdom which was the Babylonian Empire. The second beast was like a bear. This kingdom is represented of the Medo-Persian Empire which succeeded the Babylonian Empire. The third beast was like a leopard. This animal represented the Greek Empire. The fourth beast was called dreadful and terrible and exceedingly strong by Daniel. This beast was the Roman Empire, which was the largest and strongest of all the former World Empires.
Daniel Chapter 2 is the Kings vision that Daniel had expounded and illuminated for him. It was the great image that Daniel had explained to the king that it was world empires. The last empire in that image from Daniel Chapter 2 and the one here in Daniel 7 help to clarify this last dreadful beast. This last beast described here supports the ten horns and the ten toes of the dream image from chapter 2 are one and the same. There is another horn, a little one which has a mouth speaking pompous words. This no doubt is the Anti-Christ of the End Times. This “Globalism” will impact the entire world in the End Times. These world empires have impacted the church and the nation of Israel.
As Christians living is a fallen world it is extremely important to maintain our focus on God’s Word and to continue to spread the Gospel message to all parts of the world. The Book of Acts in chapter one verse 8 says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” We are to be a “witness” to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. We are called to the mission field to spread the good news. Our Biblical worldview is to be Christ like. Peter reminds us in 1 Peter 2:11 that we are pilgrims in this world. Our home is in heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ. We are just passing through this world…Let us be a “light” that shines in this dark world.