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.
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.
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?
The fallen Woman of Revelation 17 and 18 displays no religious characteristics but is instead involved in the politics, economics, and culture of its time.
The conspiracies concocted by world leaders are inspired by Satan—even the infighting and apparent conflicts involving kings deposing kings.
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.
The prophecies concerning the Man of Sin refer to a person with great political power with global significance rather than to a leader of a small church.
Daniel 7-8 is full of overlapping images and visions. Both chapters show the certainty of the end of Gentile kingdoms, replaced by God's eternal Kingdom.
John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that lying is Satan's principle modus operandi, examines corporate "shaving of the truth," using the example of the General Mills public service announcement that stated it would remove all genetically modified oats from its products, when as yet genetically modified oats have not yet been …
Ron Sellers, a religious trend watcher, sees great instability in world religion, and it is mirrored in God's church. Richard Ritenbaugh shows how this dovetails with Bible prophecy of the end time.