Daniel actually had been describing the composite modern beast of Revelation Thirteen as well as the sequence of world kingdoms which had led up to the modern world. This can be seen even more clearly as the passage in Daniel Seven continues: the modern incarnation of the Persian bear would be Russia, whose icon is indeed the bear, and Germany of the Grecian leopard. Daniel continues, in verse 7, to flesh out the modern world government:

“After this I saw in the night visions, and, behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly, and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet; and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before which there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots; and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”

Daniel’s mention of a “little horn” introduces a probable feature of the coming world government that most eschatologists tend to overlook. The horn is indisputably a leader, but of what? As Bible scholar Daymond Duck proposed, the final world government may well be composed of ten regions, rather than of ten nations. In that context, the “little horn” of Daniel Seven may refer to a nation, a smaller entity than a region, which would place the “little horn” as the president of a nation. One could then speculate that perhaps this president may be a president of the United States, for example, who would, in Daniel’s parlance, pluck up the presidents of the United States, Canada and Mexico to become leader of what would then be the North American Region, a supranational entity composed of those three former nations. In my novel Home, Sweet Heaven, as a matter of fact, I describe just that scenario. This regional leader would then go on to be head of the world government comprised of those ten regions.

The Christian doesn’t have to go as deeply into the weeds as we have just trekked to perceive from the Bible that a world government will become a reality. It’s not a question of whether, but of when. In that sense, virtually all Christians with any interest whatsoever in eschatology could be labeled as conspiracy theorists.

Are there other indications, aside from Scripture, that a conspiracy is underway to integrate nations into a larger governmental system, indications that might move more individuals to perceive that the notion of a conspiracy might be more than a paranoia-fed myth?

One simply has to make a quick glance around at the various problems that exist in our modern world to appreciate that society the world over is encumbered with a number of negative issues, each of which represents a very real threat of turning our present order into a chaotic mess from which we have the possibility of emerging only through a centralized system of government that possesses the will and the strength to impose the harsh measures required to restore order. To enumerate just a few: the terror threat from radicalized Muslims; the terror threat from society’s misfits; the terror threat from rogue nations motivated either by unreasoning hatred or the desire to call forth the Mahdi; the increase in natural disasters, exacerbated by the unwise location of populations, the over-use of available resources, and the decay of infrastructures; environmental pollution leading to disease and degeneracy of living conditions; overcrowding; and loss of survivability due to substandard schooling and training and political corruption.

This partial list can easily be expanded, but one item that probably doesn’t belong on it is global warming, which points to what may be the most important item on the list – the manufactured issue that can only be resolved by a more powerful government. Some may argue that there are very real indicators that global warming is a real and important issue. But even if it is a real issue, it may not be caused by man – off the top of my head I can point to at least one potential source other than man – and the issue may not be permanent or life-threatening. Furthermore, if it is a real issue, the motivation for labeling it as threatening may be a primarily political one.

Given all these potential causes of disaster and chaos, most of which are solvable only by God or a centralized government that has the will and means to impose harsh controls over its subjects, it isn’t difficult to perceive that if a cadre of exceedingly wealthy and powerful individuals exist, and further that if these individuals have no understanding of or faith in God, such people would be more than willing to create such a government.

We do know of the existence of such a cadre of people, and we also know that, like bugs that hide under rocks and logs, they are prone to conducting meetings away from the public spotlight.

Moreover, we can infer from the conscious effort to discredit the notion of our Judeo-Christian God and to remove all references to Him from society that the most powerful of this cadre of individuals has absolutely no truck with this God. Moreover, we have clear evidence that this group already has exercised a heavy-handed influence over society to worsen rather than mitigate our problems. We can see this by observing the atrocious mishandling of our public education systems from kindergarten all the way through college and beyond; the ineffective manner in which terrorism is addressed; the enormous effort expended to propagate godless myths such as macroevolution in the face of scientific findings to the contrary; the attempt to prohibit the chaplains of our armed forces from uttering the name of Jesus Christ; the characterization of Christians as “disturbed malcontents”; and the use of the gay agenda to label portions of Holy Scripture as “hate-inciting”.

Given, then, the numerous paths to disaster that exist in the world today, the cadre of immensely wealthy, powerful and godless individuals that exist as well, and clear evidence that this group is fomenting issues rather than attempting to control them, it is only a matter of common sense, driven by the obvious issues and the equally obvious reluctance to mitigate them, to perceive that a conspiracy to form a totalitarian one-world government is indeed afoot.

Why, in the face of the Bible’s forecast of just such a conspiracy, and the obvious indicators of the same, have we been led to view those who have simply connected the dots as being dangerously removed from reality?

The mere fact that “conspiracy theorists” are commonly thought of as dangerous misfits may actually be the most powerful indicator of its reality. Why else would a common-sense conclusion be labeled as dangerously wrong?


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