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One World Church (37 of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
Here is a vivid picture of the one world church. Things happening in the '90s point to the formation of one world church, the uniting of all the religions of the world. There are many, many manifestations of it in the news almost all the time. This one world church is called MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT (Revelation 17). It goes back to when they tried to build a tower at Babel to reach the heavens (Genesis 11). They did not intend to reach the heavens physically, but they did intend to study the stars, the horoscope, and movements of planets. This was the beginning of the occult and demon worship. So Babylon represents man's attempt to get to God. It includes the occult, the false cults such as the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses, even Christian churches who have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof, and people of all faiths, all walks of life, and every kind of religion that you can name.
Augustine said, "We are restless until we find our rest in thee, O God." There is a god-shaped vacuum in every man's soul, because he was made for fellowship with God. Babylon is man's way of fulfilling that yearning for knowledge of God. We have so many religions because man is incurably religious. The Antichrist will use religion as the main vehicle and source of his control of the world. During the tribulation church and state will be united. The power and wealth of the church will be merged with that of the state. The Antichrist will require that all the world worship him; those who do not will be killed. Revelation is very clear about this. So with all that in mind, think about how the church and Christendom are moving today.
The Bible predicts a great apostasy in the last days, a falling away from the faith or a degenerating of true Christianity. The church is degenerating doctrinally, morally, and spiritually. Today there is a very popular movemen ...
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