Gen 12: “Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will MAKE OF THEE A GREAT NATION, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Like God’s obedient and faithful servant, Abraham, the father of our faith, President Trump is an unabashed nationalist. He said, “A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much. And you know what? We can’t have that. You know, they have a word. It sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist. And I say, really, we’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, OK? I’m a nationalist.”
The Arbella was one of eleven ships carrying over a thousand Puritans to Massachusetts in 1630. It was the largest original venture ever attempted in the English New World. On ship John Winthrop, penned the Arbella Covenant, stating that our Puritan fathers were to be an example for the rest of the world in rightful living. He defined their purpose clearly: “We shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us.”
The passengers were determined to be a beacon for the rest of Europe, “A Modell of Christian Charity,” in the words of the Governor Winthrop.
President Ronald Reagan in his January 11, 1989, farewell address to the nation affirmed the Arbella Covenant:
“I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still.”
President Trump’s determination to build that wall is in keeping with Winthrop’s and Reagan’s vision of city walls with gates allowing those with ambitions to contribute to the American experiment to enter the country and work to build a greater America.
God is clearly a nationalist, who made covenant with Abraham to MAKE A GREAT NATION. Our forefathers considered America to be the New Israel. Reagan endeavored to renew the covenant of our Puritan fathers. Trump is striving to defend the borders from the hordes from without and from within, who have a godless and contrary globalist vision.