Pope Francis holds a Mass in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Reuters)
Many Christians were outraged earlier this month when Pope Francis met with an imam and signed a covenant that some say pushes us toward a one-world religion. Author, minister and end-times expert Mark Biltz says this is just one of the three ways the world is preparing for the Antichrist. His new book, Decoding the Antichrist and End Times, exposes how the Antichrist will use a one-world religion, political globalism and frightening new technology to accomplish his goal of worldwide dominance. Interestingly, Biltz points out, these three factors are beginning to converge in our day.
"It's like a trifecta," Biltz tells me. "We also see all the technology that is now available to implement this one-world order, globalism. And then we also have the political will, where you see Russia, China and Iran, Syria, Israel—the political climate with this globalism. All three of these are coming together at the same time."
Biltz warns that technology like Alexa or Siri can give the government access to monitor your homes. And even something as innocuous as family-tree DNA tests could give a rising Antichrist the means to try to wipe out the Jewish people. These are the things we need to watch out for, Biltz says.
"It's amazing how [much] we're under surveillance—and I'm not talking about a conspiracy theory here," he says. "I'm talking about how they can track us through our phones. ... There really is no privacy anymore. ... These things can be hacked."
And yet, when it comes to the end times, Christians have spent most of their time trying to figure out who the Antichrist is. During the Reformation, the church thought the pope was the Antichrist. During World War II, many thought it was Hitler. Even now, theories abound that perhaps someone like Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton is the prophesied "man of lawlessness" (2 Thess. 2:3b). But if people aren't careful, they can get caught up in the debate—or worse, even be deceived.
Instead of trying to figure out who the Antichrist is, Biltz decided it was much more important to figure out what this man will do. So he studied ... read more
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