There are regular reports about technology that could be used to prohibit buying and selling. How do these apply to the mark of the beast of Revelation?
Europe is not uniting as we once thought it would. How does this affect our interpretation of the prophecies?
Scattered within the Bible's pages are clues about the Beast, but one stands out: his frequent connection with war. Richard Ritenbaugh analyzes types of the coming Beast to build a composite picture of what we can expect of the coming world ruler.
The conspiracies concocted by world leaders are inspired by Satan—even the infighting and apparent conflicts involving kings deposing kings.
Satan is highly organized and has extended his tentacles into every aspect of life, including religion. The second Beast of Revelation 13 is a religious leader.
Will we trust God in the basic areas of life—food, clothing, and water—or compromise, accepting the mark of the beast to save our physical lives?
Currently, Europe is not looking very Beastly. Babylon is the world's anti-God system, and Roman institutions inspire Israelite culture even today.
The first beast rises out of political turmoil, while the second rises out of an entrenched, worldwide religious system, totally opposed to God's laws.
Anger and hostility, driven by self-centered competitive pride constitute Satan's spiritual mark that divides nations, ethnic groups, families, and the church.
The drive toward one world government is a transparent reality having several biblical prototypes, all inspired by demonic opposition to God's rule.
The Frankfurt School holds that race, the family, gender and religion are social constructs that are out-of-step with modern society and need dismantling.
The European Union stepped closer to fielding a common army when it revitalized the Western European Union to protect its interests.
The church has predicted a united Europe for decades, but it seems just as far off as ever. Richard Ritenbaugh explains that humanly, Europe will never unite—it will take "a strong hand from someplace"!
Scripture prophesies that the Beast's empire will subjugate 'the whole earth.' But if we are waiting for the entire globe to be conquered, we will be deceived.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, most thought the world would come together, but that has not been the case. In fact, America and Europe have been steadily moving away from each other politically, economically, and culturally. What impact will this have on our understanding of biblical prophecy?
For decades, we have watched and waited for Europe to unite to form the last revival of the Holy Roman Empire. Yet systemic weakness undermines the EU.
Paul urged that we get our focus more balanced, emphasizing love over prophetic correctness, not remaining indifferent to what Christ deemed important.
The cat has been let out of the bag in terms of plans to establish a New World Order, possibly the precursor or foundation for the Beast of Revelation.
John Ritenbaugh, ruminating on George Friedman's speculations on President Erdogan's campaign and Turkey's future role in world affairs, suggests that we may have to make a major change in perception on how we have heretofore sized up prophetic events. The real struggle on the world stage for millennia has been the competition …
Recently, analysts have been ready to file the European Union's obituary, as Europe's demographics, Constitution, and economy have languished. What does this mean in terms of Bible prophecy, particularly the rise of the Beast power?
There really is a conspiracy to bring this world under one government. However, its real, 'behind the scenes' leaders are Satan and his demons.
The fourth empire of Daniel 2 is explained further in Daniel 7 as a terrifying beast. This empire and its horns play a role down to the return of Christ!
Though we are not to become involved in politics, we need to be aware that enslaving lies are everywhere, generated in the mind of the father of lies, Satan.