God Endorses Strong Borders and Nationalism and so Should You, Christian
D.C. McAllister hit it out of the park again this week with her article destroying the claim that voting for Trump is akin to "idolatry." For some reason, there is a small group of Christians working overtime this election to convince the rest of their brethren that a vote for Trump is worse than a vote for Hillary Clinton and those of us who would dare to disagree are in danger of losing our souls. To persuade these Christians, it should be enough to point out that Trump is running on a pro-life platform with a solidly pro-life running mate who has a record of protecting the unborn. He's running against the party of Satan, whose candidate admits on television that a pre-born person has no rights, even up until the moment of birth, and we can and should still rip the baby to pieces if her mother is too inconvenienced. Enabling pro-abortionists in the Democrat Party to continue expanding this death penalty for the innocent cannot be something true Christians support. If you are a Christian who thinks you can vote for a pro-abortion Democrat (or withhold your vote from a pro-life candidate when you know it will benefit the pro-death candidate) without responsibility for your immortal soul you really need to watch Father John Lankeit's homily here for some difficult truth. The short of it? Your soul will be in grave danger. You should not be taking communion. You should be ashamed of yourself and fall on your knees begging for repentance and turn from evil. Amen.
While Trump's pro-life stance is clearly biblical, what about his other big platform issues? The first issue that Trump supports that Christians should embrace is nationalism over globalism. Nationalism is something that the Bible clearly supports. Evidence for this exists in Genesis in the story of the Tower of Babel.
Now the whole earth had one language and few words. And as men migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, "If now, while they are one people, all speaking the same language, they have started to do this, nothing will later stop them from doing whatever they presume to do. Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth. (Gen 11:1-9)
This story gives us an important lesson in globalism. God knew that when all the people of the earth get together and unite without Him, it inevitably leads to some very bad crap. We can see this with the European Union and the destruction of what used to be sovereign countries—raping and pillaging, destruction of security, hygiene, safety and sanity. There is a reason Brexit happened. The EU "unity" wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
Without God, unity can merely become a despotic source power that is abused. Consider atheistic Communism and secular socialism. Concentrated, centralized power can be a serious problem indeed, if God is not its center and source. Meditation by Mgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington
The book of Revelation warns of the end of times where a great power will be given "authority" over "every tribe and people and language and nation." (Revelation 13:7) This is not a good thing. Most Christians are in agreement that consolidated authority over the globe brings terrifying judgments (bring on the giant stinging insects, fire rain, blood rivers, and mass beheadings!). It is interesting to me that God has warned through Daniel and the apostle John that we should be wary of any figure or figures who try to centralize governments. Both parties in America have been working toward a centralized world government for many years. The fact that Donald Trump is a lone voice calling for a renewed American nationalism that rejects globalism makes my Christian sensibilities sing, glory be to God, let heaven and earth rejoice! (And it should be noted that he makes the globalists act like vampires doused in holy water, melting and screeching obscenities..so he's clearly doing it right.)
Trump's second issue that resonates with humanity is the issue of a sovereign land with strong and clear borders; the defense of law and order over chaos. There is scriptural evidence that God himself drew the borders of our lands and expects us to defend those borders with force, even promising his divine help.
I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you. (Exodus 23:31)
God appears to care about the "boundaries of [our] inhabitation."
and 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. (Acts 17:26)
The Bible says God separated us and set up the boundaries we have.
When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, When He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the sons of Israel. (Deuteronomy 32:8)
One doesn't even need to go as far back as the Old Testament to find evidence of God's love for borders and his desire to see them enforced. Let's revisit the miraculous life of a teenaged martyr, Joan d'Arc. It is undisputed that prophecies existed all over France about the "Maid of Lorraine" who would come to unite France and drive out the English who had invaded their borders and were oppressing their people. The prophecies were widely known and written about before the birth of Joan d'Arc, one even being attributed to the famed Merlin. Joan began seeing visions of St. Catherine as a young girl, and when she was 19 she was told by heavenly sources to go to King Charles VII. How does a peasant girl get an audience with a king? Despite every possible obstacle, Joan made it to the weak ruler (in name only) of France. Their meeting was a documented miracle. Charles put her to the test since she had never laid eyes on him. He dressed in common clothes and put someone else on the throne and watched her search for him in the crowd. Joan came straight to him and knelt at his feet. Not only could she identify him, but later she revealed to him the content of his prayers that only he would have known. Charles was convinced she was the Maid of Lorraine sent by God, and so it began.
God was intervening in France's political struggle. Teenaged Joan, a peasant girl with no military training but a fervent desire to do the will of God, led France's army into battle many times, winning many battles until her capture and martyr. Her actions lit a fire under the French and they finally drove out the English and united their country under Charles VII. It is one of the clearest instances of divine intervention in history. Any other explanation of the rise and life of this young girl falls flat. God himself defended the borders of France.
Christians need to recognize the sovereignty and authority of God over our borders and we should fight to defend them as He commands we do. There is nothing biblical about open borders, global government, and chaos. But Trump's platform of the rule of law and order and sovereign nations can be heartily defended by Christian theology.