Biblical prophesy sometimes sounds as modern as the front page of the newspaper.
Consider this: The Vatican has called for the establishment of a "global public authority" and a "central world bank" to preside over financial institutions it thinks are outdated and ineffective in dealing with financial crises. In a statement, the seat of the Roman Catholic church condemned what it called the "idolatry of the market." It also recommended that a "supranational authority" be established with "universal jurisdiction" to guide economic policies.
Does this sound like one world government and the pathway to the Antichrist to you?
Yes, some worship the market and riches, but this proposal is socialism. You might as well suggest that because some people drink and drive, all cars and alcohol should be banned. The way to control sin is from within by the presence of God, not with more laws and centralized authorities presided over by sinners.
Inequality of income is about lack of opportunity, false religions, bad governments and lack of initiative. The solution is not "spreading the wealth of others around." It's about creating new wealth.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: October 31, 2011