Our advanced communications, which have allowed globalism, are also bringing about tribalism. Rather than uniting everyone, they are dividing.
John Ritenbaugh, suggesting that we have an ambivalent attitude to change, resisting it when it upsets our equilibrium or desiring it when we are in dire straits, proclaims that God deliberately places change in our lives to bring about spiritual growth toward perfection. The second law of thermodynamics teaches us that all …
Globalism has an equal and opposite counterpart: tribalism. Here is what tribalism is and how it affects the world and the church.
Though the nations of this world are pushing for global economics and government, God's Word shows that mankind will NOT succeed.
Prophecy shows God scattering His people for their sins. It appears He will scatter them into small fragments, perhaps even down to individuals alone.
Most people think globalism is the same everywhere, but the European form is quite different from its American cousin.
John Ritenbaugh indicates the phrase in Daniel 12:4 about 'running to and fro' could apply both to literal speedy travel and feeling overwhelmed, both interpretations directly influenced by technology. Even with technology, diversity and multiculturalism create insoluble problems. Diverse cultures separate peoples, causing …
Globalism, as it comes in contact with tribalism, often causes conflict because the two systems are incompatible. Such a collision is prophesied.
Even though the march of globalism seems irresistible, the pendulum has swung and tribalism is rearing its head in many parts of the globe.
Considering the events and trends exhibited in the modern church of God, will it follow the disastrous example of early second-century Christianity?
Globalism is not just an economic phenomenon, but it is also a strong political and military movement—and America's military gives it its teeth.
The book of Hebrews resonates for the church of God at this time due to the strong parallels between our circumstances and those of the first century church.
The nation cannot continue as it is. The questions that remain are: How long do we have? How bad is it going to get? What will our nation look like afterward?
Richard Ritenbaugh, citing the African Proverb, 'It takes a village' asserts that this principle more aptly applies to the church, specifically designed to serve as a support for those in need. In this era of 'going it alone' or 'cocooning,' we as a people like to be self-sufficient without any support from others. Consequently …
Western society is looking to technology, medicine and government for solutions to its seemingly unsolvable problems, looking everywhere but up.
While we yearn for the church to be re-united, until our own personal walk with God is attained and we intently seek Him first, church unity will not happen.
As God's instruction manual, the Bible contains the answers and guidance we need in times of trouble. Scripture reflects His mind more than any other resource.