Originally posted by divegeester
There is lots of this on the web in the last 24hrs and I was wondering what the posters in this forum thought about it from a spiritual standpoint (It could be in debates too but I'm more interested in the spiritual viewpoints).
Many christians believe ...[text shortened]... a single global (cashless - digital) currency.
I'm sure many of you have views on this?
The signs of the emergence of the Antichrist's kingdom are very strong IMO. There are a few caveats that I would submit.
1.) Of course it will not be the first time people thought signs of the end times were eminent. And many unbelievers in the Gospel will not be impressed now with these indications. I think end time signs tend to make some people less believing of the Bible and not more so.
2.) We should not be too quick to assume "the whole earth" as discribed end time prophecies may always in all instances mean the whole globe.
I mean this, the kingdom of the Antichrist could be limited to what was at that time of the writing of Revelation, considered, for all intents and purposes "the entire earth" or ie, "the whole world".
There should be refugees from the kingdom of Antichrist. And there should be enemies of the Antichrist's kingdom. Refugees have to be able to flee somewhere.
And enemies of this "one world" must come from somewhere.
So I have had an understanding that it would be misleading to assume a "one world" situation of a final dictator to necessarily include everywhere on the planet.
Do you understand what I mean ?
My opinion at present is that this area of the coming one world realm of single currency or concentrated political power will be mainly in Europe and around the Mediteranean.
Some areas of the earth which would have been considered in the Apostle John's time as "wilderness" may not be under this area. I suspect that some areas outside of this political realm would be poverty stricken havens perhaps into which some people can flee the coming Antichrist.