Revelation 13:16-18 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Rev. 13:16-18
Vatican calls for global authority on economy
The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises. The document from the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department should please the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against the economic downturn.
“Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority,” was at times very specific, calling, for example, for taxation measures on financial transactions. “The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence,” it said.
It condemned what it called “the idolatry of the market” as well as a “neo-liberal thinking” that it said looked exclusively at technical solutions to economic problems. “In fact, the crisis has revealed behaviours like selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods on a great scale,” it said, adding that world economics needed an “ethic of solidarity” among rich and poor nations.
There are many who believe that the bible is truly the inspired word of God. I am one of those. There are also many fundamentalist Christians who believe that the references to Babylon are a direct reflection of the city of Rome and the Vatican as a modern day metaphor.
As I read this article today, I cannot help but feel compelled to believe that what the world is presently witnessing, is the predecessor of events foretold in prophesy thousands of years ago in the bible. Why else would the Vatican be putting forth a proposal that literally speaks directly to the prophesies of Revelation that outline how the world will be brought to accept a singular and ultimate controlling global authority.
Why would the Vatican and the Pope be calling for such a thing?
I can find only one answer and that answer has little to do with either finance or geopolitical politics.