Chapter Two - Beastly Deceptions
The Mark of the Beast will be a government program, and government programs are always presented as solutions to problems. By examining the nature of the Mark of the Beast, we can discern a great deal about the problems it will purport to solve. The Mark will control commerce (buying and selling), making it an economic system. Therefore, it will be implemented with the promise of solving an economic problem. Since "The Mark" is an extreme solution, it means that the worldâ€™s nations will give up a significant portion of their sovereignty. Only the immediate threat of catastrophe or the aftermath of a catastrophe would push them to such an extreme solution, but could things really get that bad?
From China to the United States, from Saudi Arabia to the European Union, deficit spending now endangers all the world's economies. According to the International Monetary Fund, global debt surged 28% in 2020 alone. At the end of that year, it stood at an astounding 256% of the world's GDP. Those figures are from 2020 when global debt had "only" risen to $226 trillion. In 2021, that number exploded to a record $303 trillion according to the Institute of International Finance. Unless corrected, these growing levels of debt will lead to hyperinflation and/or a global economic collapse...
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