A series of events unfolding in the beginning of the first decade of the 21st Century is revealing that, indeed, those predictions made almost 2000 years ago are not only possible, but also becoming a stark reality in our modern society. The power elite through a corporate control structure and global financial manipulation will soon have every aspect of human life under direct control using the guise of protection from a worldwide terrorist threat. The single most destructive reality in our modern world in our historical record, our ancient writings, is the pursuit of wealth and the power it gives. And, throughout history the wealthy elite has used force to maintain that power, giving the masses only enough power to produce that wealth and eliminating all opposition to their despotic quest. Money and the power it facilitates have been the cause of wars, poverty, biosphere devastation, social degradation, political oppression, and the original source of all human and planetary problems. What is now shaping up to be a global monetary control system is clearly predicted in the pages of the Bible. High Evil in the Corporate World The world’s history is littered with remnants of great societies, gaping scars on the planet, and the bodies of billions of humans, all victims of the relentless pursuit of the power of wealth. Wealth is a clever shape shifter in appearance, but constant in its most despicable effect, avarice. Whether it is golden to the eye, salty to the taste, or oily to the touch, the pursuit of possession for personal gain has created a downward spiral in human condition, the social fabric, and environmental health. At the beginning of the twenty-first century the control by the wealthy elite over every aspect of human life is reaching completeness. It is no longer a dream to pursue, it is now a perpetually growing addiction to its elite possessors, an obsessive quest to those trapped in its lure, and a weapon to control, and fleece the masses. Now the control mechanism that will insure monitoring and identification of every human on the planet is in place, and riding the crest of the "security at all cost" tide sweeping through the global community. In but a short time, mandatory implantation of the new implantable biochip will be the law of the planet under the guise of the public good. With the terrorist threat dominating every aspect of social reality a new era in global reality has begun. No longer is the future bright with the promise of ever expanding global freedom, peace, and prosperity. The dark shadow of oppression, sinister clouds of war, and gloomy reality of inevitable worldwide economic depression dominate the horizon. A Warning to Humanity This is the proclamation of the beginning of the end of the current age of mankind. The Bible warns the world to be careful where the false prophets point, saying the Christ is here, or there, but is very specific where deception can be found: ? "And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived." (Revelation 18:23) The great merchants of the Earth in the end times are clearly indicted as the culprits behind the complete deception of mankind. There are many concepts in the churches of the world about what the "Great Deception" is, ranging from the Church of Satan to UFOs. Capitalism, corporate greed, and the obsession with possession of wealth are seldom found on the list. Generally, anything that may cause members to question, or reject, absolute church control over their life fits the bill. The single most destructive reality in our modern world, in our historical record, and from our ancient writings, is the pursuit of wealth and the power it gives. And, throughout history the wealthy elite have used force to maintain that power, giving the masses only enough power to produce that wealth, and eliminating all opposition to their despotic quest. Money and the power it facilitates have been the cause of wars, poverty, biosphere devastation, social degradation, political oppression, and the original source of all human and planetary problems. What is now shaping up to be a global monetary control system is clearly predicted in the pages of the Bible. Money Is the Key Follow the Money ? 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. The dismal record of its lure throughout human history more than justifies this pronouncement, but the word "love" must be understood in its original meaning: · Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance renders "love of money" as "avarice" from the word "philarguria" pronounced fil-ar-goo-ree’-ah · The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines avarice as "to crave", and the "excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain" It is not, therefore, the simple desire for monetary increase that is the origin of evil, but the unnatural greed that drives the desire to acquire money at all cost, and without regard for the ultimate effect that it has on the planet, or the human race. An ancient principle used by certain tribes of the indigenous peoples of North America was to make no decision without first taking into consideration the effects it will have on the next seven generations. Corporate decisions are made without regard to the effect on even the current generation. The bottom line controls all decisions in the world’s corporate board rooms, and even the hint of the inability to increase that bottom line from quarter to quarter can destroy careers, ruin reputations, and bankrupt major corporations overnight. The accounting scandals that devastated some of the giants of Wall Street show how honesty and integrity have no place in the race for the riches. Manipulation, misrepresentation, and blatant criminal fraud have now been exposed as the rule, rather than the exception, in corporate conduct. Even more criminal is the government decision to simply slap the hands of the perpetrators a little harder as a way to control the problem. However, considering the entire administration making that decision is a virtual roster of the darlings of the corporate culture, this is not at all surprising. It does show what the result can be when the line between business and government is erased. Corporate interests are clearly in control of the executive branch of the United States government. The only check on the power of the executive branch, the United States Congress, is the blind puppet of the corporate lobby system, thus, nullifying the power of the people over their destiny. With the makeup of the judicial branch of government decided by both the executive and legislative branches, corporate control of the U.S. government is complete. And, that reality has now moved into the global realm. This work proposes that the very nature of the steady pace by corporations to control all aspects of life is no accident, but has a clear and terrible source. We believe this source has a purpose for this control and that it is openly revealed in scripture.