“THE LAST GENERATION” Continued from Page 1
ONE WORLD ECONOMY (Revelation 13:15-17)
The second pillar in the One World Empire is the
one world economy. It is of interest to note some of the developments
that have taken place since 1948. These developments are only a small
sampling of the many developments that have occurred during this
generation. They include the following:
1. Development of the Transistor (1948): was developed by Bell Labs and AT&T. This
opened the door to the modern computer. Once computers became common
place, the banking system and financial institutions were linked to one
2. Development of a Global Authority: One of the roots of the global economy was the
establishment of the General Agreement on Trades and Tariffs (GATT) in
1948. The World Trade Organization (WTO) founded in the 1990s
eventually replaced GATT. The WTO serves as an oversight committee of
the second pillar, the World Economy.
3. The creation of the World Bank and the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) (1948): This
pattern of events that had its origin in 1948 eventually led to the
creation of the euro. This has become the common currency of the
4. The Current World Financial Crises (Not just
the U.S.): may be moving us one step
closer to a One World Economy. Time will tell.
ONE GLOBAL RELIGION (Revelation 13:15-18)
The coming one-world religion will be
characterized by tolerance and diversity. The exception will be
Christianity and Judaism. There will be no room for a “one way to
God approach.” Even Christians today have trouble believing this.
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one
comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6 NASB). There is
no place in a world religion for this kind of thinking. Followers of
Jesus will be martyred (Revelation 17:5-6). The following list of
events is very limited as they were in the World Government and the
World Economy, but they do give some idea of the direction the world
has been moving since 1948. They include the following:
1. The World Council of Churches (WCC): was founded in 1948 in Amsterdam. One of the purposes
was to develop a milder, gentler, all-inclusive religion. Tolerance and
inclusion are the key words. The WCC and other similar organizations
have diluted historic Christianity as described in the New Testament.
The WCC takes an “all roads lead to Rome approach.”
2. The United Religious Initiative (URI): was founded in 1995. It is an organization that
seeks to become the dominant voice of the U.N. According to Bishop
Swing, an Episcopalian from San Francisco who heads the URI, all
religions are guilty of terrorism. His goal: “…To address
the ‘problem’ of fundamentalism in our own groups
The Gospel, preached or shared, will become
illegal in the “United Religious Zone.” The way is being
paved for the martyrdom that will occur during the tribulation period
(Revelation 6:9-10; 17:6).
3. Common Question Concerning a One-World Religion:
“If the coming one-world false
religion is characterized by tolerance and diversity (exceptions:
Christians and Jews) how will the Muslims be integrated into this
needs to be a strong common denominator between Muslims and the
One-world religion. This common denominator may very well be Mary, the
mother of Jesus. The Koran exalts Mary (not Jesus). The Roman Catholic
Church exalts Mary. This along with the numerous alleged apparitions of
Mary witnessed by both Muslims and Catholics creates a link between the
two religions. Linking these two religions takes in a sizeable portion
of the human race.
WHAT DOES THE SECULAR WORLD (SCIENTISTS,
RESPECTED AUTHORITIES) SAY CONCERNING THE END TIMES?
The following are some quotes by very credible and
1. Eugene Habiger, former Executive Chief of Strategic Weapons at the
Pentagon, said the event of a nuclear mega-terrorism attack on our soil
is “… not a matter of if, but when.”
2. Warren Buffett, calculates the odds against cataclysmic events for
major insurance companies; he draws the conclusion that an imminent
nuclear nightmare within the U.S. is “virtually a
3. Paul Williams, a former consultant to the FBI on terrorism, indicates
that empirical evidence does exist to substantiate if Al-Qaeda
possesses nukes. He also reports that there isn’t just one team
of terrorists but at least seven teams [he identifies the seven
4. Dr. Graham Allison, Harvard professor and director of Harvard
University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs,
said, “Is nuclear terrorism inevitable? Harvard professors are
known for being subtle or ambiguous, but I’ll try to be clear.
‘Is the worst yet to come?’ My answer: ‘Bet on it.
There is also the Doomsday Clock with midnight
representing “doomsday” or the destruction of our world.
The Doomsday Clock represents the consensus of the Bulletin of Atomic
Scientists. Many scientists also believe our world is rapidly
approaching the end times. There are many other sources besides the
Bible that point to this generation as the last generation. These
sources include prophetic beliefs of Islam, the Mayans, scientists, and
others. The common denominator is the belief that the end times are
near. The various interpretations as to what that means are very
different. This is where biblical prophecy is unique and provides a
standard to understand the differing views.
Biblical prophecy is interesting. It is not
meant to produce fear but to offer hope to all who put their trust in
Jesus Christ. It is not enough to have head knowledge concerning
prophecy. Knowing what the future holds should offer motivation to
believers to share the gospel with an unbelieving world. Biblical
prophecy can serve as an excellent tool to reach the lost. People yearn
to know what the future holds. This is easily seen by the wide use of
horoscopes, psychics, channelers, and the reliance on grocery store
tabloids. These tabloids claim to predict the future by turning to
people such as Nostradamus. This is sad, especially when the truth
about the future is unfolded in the Bible.
[This article was extracted from the recently
released book, The Last Generation:
Prophecy, Current World Events, and the End Times by Jim Simmons. All of the material that originated from
other sources is footnoted in the book.