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November 13, 2006
If you are familiar with the program Star Trek, you know the Federation's most dangerous enemy is a race called the Borg. The Borg is a race where all the individuals think as one. There is no room for individuality. The Borg episodes are the scariest because of the threat the Borg poses of taking away your identity. What has this got to do with Bible Prophecy?
Certainly we are under no threat by the Borg since they are a work of fiction even though I heard on late night radio last week that aliens were about to attack Great Britain. However there is a race of beings alien to us who are capable of great evil. We call them demons and they are a very big part of the prophecies of the Bible. They are certainly active on planet Earth and we do fear them.
Is there a time when all of the human race will think as one? Is this an idea that is confined to science fiction? What does the Bible say? It happened in the Old Testament. God had commanded Noah and his family to scatter and fill the earth. Man was not meant to congregate in one spot. This was not what God wanted. Yet man disobeyed God's wishes. We read in Genesis 11 4 And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth." 5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And the Lord said, "Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.
Mankind was in agreement. Their collective mind was to build a tower to better worship the stars. God had to confuse the language of man so they would obey Him and spread over the Earth. I have often wondered why God did not intend for us to amass in one area and I can think of several possible reasons for this. One possible reason is the fact that man is vulnerable to attack when congregated in one spot. Terrorists could bring the U.S. to its knees by simply wiping out 5 major cities. The death toll would be enormous.
Another reason I can think of is there is more opportunity to sin in the cities as opposed to living in the countryside. Sexual immorality can be found everywhere but its worse in cities simply because of the availability of more partners. Violence and crime is also worse in cities.
If people congregate in one area, then they are more vulnerable to natural disasters. Hurricane Katrina proved that. If a major earthquake hit a metropolitan area then the death toll would be enormous. We saw that with the Tsunami of 2004 which was caused by an earthquake.
The simple fact that God wanted man to scatter among the nations shows that our individuality is also important to God. Our salvation is an individual decision. No one but you decides your eternal fate. Your fate rests on your choice of believing and trusting in the work Jesus did on the cross or rejecting it. It is an individual act.
Prophecy says that the world will become as one and will have a leader to rule over them. There will be one world religion. At first, people will be deceived into thinking all paths (religions) lead to God when, in fact, there is only one path. This world leader will then demand that the world pledges their allegiance to him or die. Sounds a lot a like Allah and Islam doesn't it? This leader will not share worship with Allah.
There will be a one world government led by this same man. The people of planet Earth will be in awe of this man and worship him. He successfully brings peace to the Middle East but it is a false peace.
If you read the news, you know we are already in a global economy. The nations are dependent upon one another and the economy of many nations would collapse if just one nation's economy collapsed. This is why strong nations try to appease terrorism rather than eliminate it.
If you study the Old Testament, many of the things that happened in that book (especially Genesis) will repeat themselves. Mankind thought as one and could accomplish anything they wanted to until God intervened. It will happen again.
There is a going to be a one world government, a one world economy, and a one world religion led by one man. Islam would not allow this nor would Christianity as they are today. There is a radical change coming in the way man views the world. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. All who dwell on the earth will worship him Rev. 13:3 & 8
However, the only ones who worship the beast or the antichrist will be those whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Christians know who their God is and He knows them.
Copyright 2006 by Gary Goodworth
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