Since a world government would have no check, and there is a great potential for tyrannical abuse of world government since rulers are sinful, God divided the world into nations: Gen. 10:5. In Gen. 11 we have an attempt to build the first "united nations" building (Gen. 11:4), which kept the people together in a one-world government instead of spreading them out as national entities as God had intended. In Gen. 11:5-9, God frustrated the building of the tower by causing them to speak different languages, and then reaffirmed nationalism: Gen. 11:9. God further reaffirms nationalism in Deut. 32:8 and Acts 17:26. National entities will continue even during Christ's millennial rule on earth (Isa. 2:4; 66:18; Rev. 12:5; 20:3,8), and perhaps even in heaven (Rev. 21:24, 26). Nationalism is God's order for the human race. Satan tries to unite the world under himself during the Tribulation (Rev. 13:1f.). This does not mean that some forms of international dialogue and cooperation should not be encouraged, so long as they do not infringe on national sovereignty.
- John Eidsmoe, God & Caesar: Political Faith & Political Action 211-12 (1984).