Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Anyone that takes these verses and the Book of Job seriously will rapidly come to the conclusion that Satan is an active agent in the world today. He is accomplishing a work in his own image, one that “opposeth and exalteth” itself against God. Satan, the first narcissist, definitely has a following that began with his first devotee, Eve. Since then he has accumulated billions of like minded individuals to his cause. In fact, by default we are born under his dominion. In most circles a group of people such as this is know as a “conspiracy” (oops, there I said it).
Anyone that believes in this conspiracy is soon confronted with a tin-foil hat and a matching social stigma. They are soon asked the ubiquitous question posed to all conspiracy theorists:
(Sorry, that is the best link I could find)
Hahaha! Hrmm, So that takes care of that. If you believe in the active agency of one who opposes God and His anointed you must be a delusional paranoid. Hold on though, I think we can discover who “they” is by a simple reading of the Bible, nothing is hidden from God:
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
What do YOU call it when the powerful men of the world get organized and start taking counsel against Jesus Christ and His saints? They are conspiring against the Lord, the rightful ruler of creation. What is the word YOU would use?
As we saw in 2nd Thessalonians 2:1-10 the mystery of iniquity is already working.
So Satan IS working AND he has a following (and they are all self-centered just like their boss).
So what would a world look like in the hands of the terminally narcissistic, would they desire to make the creation a by-product of their vanity? You may ask, how is he working? I’ll give two examples that come quickly to mind the first is the Fabian Window:
Notice the superscription. Also, take a close look at what those men are doing. This stained glass window is an illustration of the worldview of the Fabian Socialists, George Bernhard Shaw is the man in the center (near the crest with the wolf in sheep’s clothing).
Shaw infamously wrote in his book “The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism”: “Under Socialism, you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you liked it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live, you would have to live well.” (George Bernard Shaw 1928, pg. 470)
I’ve read about another that wants to rule the whole world and have it bow at his feet in a similar manner:
Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Surely though, we would never actually see any evidence of such a conspiracy. Like Jerry (Mel Gibson) said it’s only a good conspiracy if it’s well hidden. Wait, here is my second example, the Georgia Guidstones:
The plate in English reads:
The ten guides for a new Age of Reason are as follows:
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.
You can read more about them here:
When I look at the conspiracy of the enemy I’m going to agree with Jerry Fletcher, it’s not a very good one, it’s not a very secret one so long as we are not blinded by our own narcissism and “love not the truth”.
I no longer wonder which self centered individual will be sitting on the top wrung of that social order. I also have no question about that individuals end. Do you?