Will the Euro be the anti Christ’s 666 global currency when he reigns for the last 3 ½ years of the seven year tribulation (Rev. 13)? To many pre-trib Bible commentators it will. Almighty God’s Word is absolutely clear that the Anti Christ will come out of the “revived” Roman Empire (Dan. 2:40-44, 7:7-28, 9:25-27) and to many, this single, sound biblical fact is the foundation for this position.
As we draw ever closer to this appointed time, we know what the end result will be but many have speculated as to how and by what means these foretold events will materialize and what will be the chief instruments used to fulfill these appointed times. We here at the IFB are no different. There is nothing wrong in speculating with sound biblical teaching about the way things will unfold as we enter the Day of the Lord. In light of the many emails and questions asked on this we thought that we would address this topic especially in light of the pending collapse of the Euro which has been in the news of late.
It is true the Euro is in its death throes but look what this common currency has done to unify and nationalize the once hostile and war torn nations of Europe. True, the Euro has its many opponents, but overall it has made its members and the European inhabitants very dependent on the European Union’s commission. There is nothing like a crisis, especially a fiscal crisis for the consolidation of power and to cause the masses to unify around a “common” crisis and leader. It is the perfect storm in for totalitarians to arise when the masses cry for change and for a strong leader? Democracy, the rule of law and the social and fiscal order are thrown out of the window and the vacuum is filled with a lawless tyrant.
As we look at the Holy Scriptures and read what lays a head in the imminent arrival of the seven year tribulation (Dan. 9:25-27), we see that there is no GREATER word that can be used in our English language to describe this unprecedented time other than EXPONENTIALLY! The Lord Jesus stated that, “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened” (Matt. 24:21-22).
What must I do to be saved!
The Catastrophic Events That Will Lead Up To The Anti-Christ's 666 Global State