Biblical prophecy foretells of a coming revived Roman Empire. Many Bible students, including me, assumed that this future evil empire would come from old Europe. It is still very possible that the emergence of the European Union will yet be the fulfillment of that prophecy.
However, during the last 50 years, it is the United States of America, more than any European nation, that has developed a propensity to act as world sovereign. Such an attitude has led us to the brink of empire status.
The desire for world dominion is certainly nothing new. Since the dawn of time, tyrants of all creeds and colors have attempted to assert their authority globally. Some have even succeeded-for awhile. Ultimately, however, all empires are doomed to disaster, because God alone is sovereign and will share His sovereignty with no man.
Emperors of antiquity were largely motivated by power and dominion. Would-be emperors of today seem to be motivated by wealth. In either case, an emperor is an emperor, and any emperor is the enemy of freedom. Read more....