The issues that separate the two candidates in the 2016 presidential election – now just three weeks away – are more than typical Democrat-Republican differences or even liberal-conservative differences.
From immigration and trade to abortion and national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seem light years apart, almost like they’re from different political planets.
That’s because, according to an expert on globalism, they approach every issue from an opposite perspective – one, Clinton, is globalist, while the other, Trump, is anti-globalist.
Clinton, in the latest Wikileaks data dump, had one of her speeches to Wall Street execs exposed in which she said: “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.”
Trump on the other hand has blamed globalist policies for much of what ails ordinary working Americans.
Unless Americans understand globalism and what it represents, they won’t fully grasp the importance of this election. They’ll get distracted by other side issues.
Wallace Henley is one man who has studied globalism from the inside out and on many levels.
He worked at the highest levels of government in the Nixon White House and later went into the ministry and studied globalism from a biblical perspective. He now serves as senior associate pastor of 2nd Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and was interviewed by Jamie Glazov of the Glazov Gang about globalism under the title “Is Globalism Demonic?”
Henley sees three levels of globalism.
The first level is fairly benign. It’s the international linkage of national economies. This is a functional globalism, which is more or less inevitable in the modern business world with today’s technology, he said.
When it comes to this entry-level globalism even Donald Trump would qualify as a globalist. He has real estate investments around the world and profits from the easy access to those off-shore markets.
But there’s a “philosophical globalism” marked by the push for a shared value system and global governance, which Henley finds more concerning.
“This is what really got my attention. In the 1990s the United Nations began a push for global shared values,” he said.
This is seen in the a push by USESCO and other U.N. agencies to embrace global educational standards, global environmental standards of “sustainability,” global police standards, and global standards for migration and the rights of migrants as put forth in the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda signed by President Obama and some 190 other heads of state last fall.
“Nations would be forced into it, into a very secular humanistic set of ethics, and I began to realize there’s a lot of coercion in this,” said Henley, co-author of “God and Churchill: How the Great Leader’s Sense of Divine Destiny Changes his Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours.”
Watch Wallace Henley’s full interview with Jamie Glazov:
But the commitment to globalism goes even deeper for some.
“As I moved deeper in my study of it, into the spiritual dynamics of nations, I became very interested in this and so I realized in studying Genesis that the fundamental temptation in the Garden of Eden was the temptation of power and for humans to take power over themselves,” Henley said. “This is what Saint John calls the antichrist spirit, which he said was at work in the world even in his day.”
It’s this third level of globalism, spiritual globalism, which is manifest in the drive by hardcore globalists to co-opt and corrupt the world’s major religions, making them work for a globalist agenda that glorifies man rather than God.
“So it’s the philosophical and the spiritual giving me special concern,” Henley told Glazov.
The aim of Antichrist
He said God scattered people from the Tower of Babel for a reason. They were trying to unite around humanistic values.
Henley said only God, not man, can truly unite the world.
“It can only occur by a work of God and God bringing people together, when human-beings try to construct that, they wind up ruling over one another,” Henley said.
“The aim of Antichrist is to rule the world as one unit,” he said. “So national boundaries are very, very threatening to him and that agenda.”
“Globalism is actually its own religion,” he added. “It’s a secular religion. There’s the kingdom of Christ that Christians believe in, and then there’s a secular globalism that wants to set up its own kingdom.”
Henley says the fundamental conflict across history is between chaos and cosmos, order and disorder, civilization and anti-civilization. The kingdom of Christ, according to Roman 14:17, is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Therefore the opposite of that, anti-civilization, instead of righteousness and justice, is evil and unfairness, instead of peace it’s conflict, and instead of joy in the Holy Spirit, it’s misery. This is the fundamental conflict in the Middle East today and why borders are so important.”
Globalism is today’s Tower of Babel enthusiasts, he said. seeking a humanistic, utopian movement where humans are paying allegiance to the secular kingdom.
Henley calls them Babelists and they’re seen weaving their evil plans in the early pages of the Bible.
In Genesis, they said, “Come let us build a tower.”
“They said [to God], ‘no, let’s stop from being scattered, let’s build a utopia here and that was the point of the Tower of Babel,” Henley said. “That spirit is still very much alive in the world today.”
Henley was recently quoted in the Christian Post saying Christians can protect their values much easier when there are national borders but under global governance Christians are more vulnerable.
“Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it best,” Henley said. “He said there are historical roots that we need to protect and that should be the concern of every nation.”
Glazov noted that the leftist, globalist movement “comes camouflaged as humanitarianism but there’s something evil underlying that.”
“It all goes back to power,” Henley said. “Who is going to have power over the whole of the world? And the only way you can have that kind of power is to make sure it is a unit that can be seized instead of a world where there are value systems that hold out and resist.”
Henley said as the years passed he became more reflective of the things he’d seen while working in the White House and later as a congressional aide on Capitol Hill. He began to see the repeating pattern of history with “destroyers and deliverers.”
“The destroyers seek the destruction of civilization. This force has long been operative in the world,” he said. “At some point that cycle will come to its grand climax in the destroyer and the deliver.”
The spirit of antichrist is clear. “Anti” not only means opposition but also means imposition. So the spirit of antichrist is to oppose the kingdom of God and to seek to impose itself in the place of Christ on the throne of the whole world.
“And this is the spiritual dynamic behind this whole enterprise we’re watching right now of how shall the world be parceled out,” he said. “How shall the world be established, how shall the borders be destroyed? That’s what we see playing out today.”
Eliminating all boundaries
And the borders and the boundaries being eliminated are not just geopolitical.
“For example gender is a boundary, and we’re seeing all kinds of attacks against borders and genders that establish cosmos as opposed to chaos,” he said. “This extends to everything including gender identity.”
The Greek word “cosmos” means “order,” or to place in an orderly arrangement.
The kingdom of God is ordered by his peace. Those forces which impose external order are often oppressive in nature, although the American experiment with a Constitutional republic offered a different way.
“Now the only way you have order is through an internal order that comes from your heart or an external order that is imposed from outside you by law. So the work of the Holy Spirit in a person’s heart provides that kind of internal restraint and that’s why James Madison said if men were angels we would not need any government.”
On the role of Islam
Glazov says Islam seems to be playing a real role in all of this and there is an Islamization process that seems to be used by the globalists?
“Islam is also playing a role in this. But I think any belief system is going to be vulnerable to the global elites,” he said. “Whether it’s Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, they will seek to use and manipulate any belief system that they can to implement their objectives.”
On the U.S. election coming up
Trump is certainly for that first kind of globalism which is the functional globalism, I think he would want to resist the philosophical and spiritual globalism,” Henley said.
“Progressivism, which is the philosophy that Hilary Clinton represents, is very much excited about all levels of globalism because they feel that somehow we can create this new Babylon, this new world order, this thing that’s organized around the totality of the world without borders. So they get very excited about this because it’s very much on their agenda.”
But the jury is still out on Trump, as far as how much he understands about globalism.
“I hope that Donald Trump really understands the depth of this thing. I don’t know that he does, I think he has a gut sense about it, but I hope he understands the difference between progressivism and what we represent from the Judeo-Christian viewpoint. If he’s simply a utilitarian then he’s going to fall into that same progressivist trap. The thing that encourages me is he has people like Mike Pence around him who can help him understand.
“And make him aware of what Hillary represents in progressivism in this human utopia. And the leftists have been after that since long before our modern era.”
“The greatest priority of our time is the advance of the gospel of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit in this world,” he concluded. “That’s what I live for. I hope we’ll all live for that. Jesus said seek first my kingdom and my righteousness.”