The dream of the United Nations is to make Rome the headquarters for the new world order, and as much as their wishes seem to be backed up by respected (but wrong) Bible prophecy teachers, the Book of Daniel makes clear that in the interpretation given Daniel by God to explain Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, the four parts to the funny-looking, gold-headed image depict the four world empires as: Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece and Asia.
In a nutshell, that means the Antichrist, or the “little horn” of Daniel 8:9, will emerge from one of the ancient Greek empire’s four sections represented by Egypt to the south, Greece to the west, Syria to the east and Asia Minor (or present-day Turkey) to the north.
“The immediate problem you see is who’s left out,” says Jordan, confirming that the vast majority of prophecy preachers incorrectly state the Antichrist will come from Europe and a revived Holy Roman Empire. “The reason people want to make it Europe is they want to make it Rome. All the Reformers, Martin Luther and John Calvin, looked at the pope and said, ‘He’s the Antichrist!’ ”
In correspondence with Daniel 7, John
writes in Revelation 13 that he “stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a
beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his
horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”
The great sea is the Mediterranean Sea and when it says Satan gave the Antichrist “his seat and great authority,” Satan’s seat is in Pergamos, not Europe. This is today’s Turkey, the land bridge between Europe and the Middle East and Europe and the East. Constantinople and Istanbul are the same city.
While prophecy author Dave Hunt is obviously wrong in naming Rome and the Vatican as the Antichrist’s “seat,” he is correct in concluding that ancient emperor-style worship will be revived.
As he writes in his bestseller book A Woman Rides the Beast, “Religion must, in fact, not only be involved in Antichrist’s new world government, but it must be preeminent, for Satan . . . is ‘the god of this world’ (II Cor. 4:4) and desires its worship with a passion.
“ . . . Religion was always the dominant element in ancient world empires, including the four depicted by Nebuchadnezzar’s image and Daniel’s four beasts. Priests, soothsayers, and sorcerers were the closest advisers to rulers for thousands of years, and in most instances were the real power behind the throne, manipulating sovereigns by their ‘magic’ and devious counsel.
“Science itself had its roots in occultism, beginning in astrology and alchemy. Materialism, skepticism, and atheism are of fairly recent origins and will be submerged in the tidal wave of renewed interest in ‘spirituality,’ which is already gathering momentum exactly as Jesus foretold for the last days (Matt. 24:4, 5, 11, 24).”
Hunt points out that Nimrod, the leader behind the Tower of Babel, “was very likely the first emperor to be deified, and thus was a forerunner of Antichrist . . . The roots of the unholy alliance between church and state, with the church in dominance, go back to Babel. Nimrod founded the first world empire; church and state were one.
“Such is the ideal empire which Roman Catholicism has always striven with all its might to establish and maintain whenever possible. As The Catholic World stated at the time of Vatican 1: ‘While the state has some rights, she has them only in virtue and by permission of the superior authority . . . [of] the Church . . . ’
“The antipathy of Roman Catholicism to basic human freedoms later created unholy alliances with the totalitarian governments of Hitler and Mussolini, who were praised by the pope and other Church leaders as men chosen by God.
“Catholics were forbidden to oppose Mussolini and were urged to support him. The Church virtually put the Fascist dictator in office (as it would Hitler a few years later).
“In exchange, Mussolini (in the 1929 Concordat with the Vatican) made Roman Catholicism once again the official state religion, and any criticism of it was made a penal offense. The Church was granted other favors, including a vast sum in cash and bonds.”
Looking at how today’s massively popular New Age philosophy (seeping into every nook and cranny) is thoroughly intertwined with the Antichrist religion, one that Hitler endorsed, Hunt writes, “Babel (and the city of Babylon later constructed around her ruins) was the cradle of the belief in a ‘higher destiny’ for all mankind.
“Later that dream would be limited to special races, such as the Aryans, a claim which Hitler’s Nazism would pursue to the destruction of 6 million Jews. Echoing the serpent’s lie, Hitler would say, ‘Man is becoming God . . . We need free men who feel and know that God is in themselves.’
“ . . . Hitler’s theory of the ‘purity of blood,’ which he sought to maintain through extermination of the Jews (unopposed by the Vatican), had its roots in ancient occultism involving a mythical Nordic Garden of Eden in the far North known as Hyperborea.
“There an Aryan race of god-men had allegedly been spawned by gods visiting earth. Nietzche, whose writings heavily influenced Hitler, began his key work, Anti-Christ, with the sentence, ‘Let us see ourselves for what we are. We are Hyperboreans [gods] all.’ It was the lie of the serpent from the Garden of Eden once again.”