Although I don't agree with everything this guy says this explains what the Da Vinci Code is all about.If you want to see part 2 let me know.
: ABC AIRS 'DOCUMENTARY' ON 11/03/03 WHICH EXPOSES TO 6.6 BILLION PEOPLE THE CRITICAL LIE WITHOUT WHICH ANTICHRIST CANNOT PROVE HIS LINEAGE TO KING DAVID! -- Part 1 of 2
Subtitle: If Antichrist is going to prove his lineage to King David so he can deceive the Jewish people into thinking he is their long-awaited Messiah, he must "validate" his lineage. The lie that "validates" his lineage back to Jesus is the Merovingian Bloodline Genealogy that ABC News aired to billions of people the world over. This is the first huge airing of this obscure occult doctrine, and it comes at the same time as so many other events are seemingly coming to prophetic conclusion!
"So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors." [Matthew 24:33; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
This ABC News 'documentary' -- "Jesus, Mary, and da Vinci" -- is one of the most startling events in a long time, for it is a most effective conditioning tool to expose to people's consciousness a critical lie upon which Antichrist will depend; further, this lie occurs at a time when events of the day seem to be moving toward more globalism than ever before.. At this most critical time in world history, this ABC 'documentary' exposed an obscure occult, secret society lie, that has only been written about in New Age type books. While the book, "Holy Blood, Holy Grail", by Lincoln, has sold over one million copies, and while other TV programs have aired on this subject, all these former airings absolutely pale into insignificance compared to the world audience that ABC commanded on November 3.
We shall first list the pertinent points of this documentary, in the order in which they occurred. Then, in Part 2, we shall comment upon them and demonstrate how exactly this program presented the following Antichrist lie: Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had a boy child. After Jesus' crucifixion, Mary fled with her son -- depending upon assistance of friends -- to the country now known as France. Ultimately, this son married into French Nobility, from whom have sprung the monarchies of Europe, Great Britain, and even Russia. To protect and preserve this secret bloodline lineage -- called the Merovingian Bloodline -- a secret society called "Priory of Sion" was established. Then, when Antichrist arises, he will be able to demonstrate his uninterrupted Merovingian lineage all the way back to Jesus. According to Matthew, Chapter 1, once Antichrist has plugged into Jesus, he is home free to King David! Thus will be "fulfilled" a most critical component of anyone trying to convince people he is the Jewish Messiah, i.e., that he is descended directly from the lineage of King David.
This most occult society exists today and is still actively protecting and preserving this critical information. We shall demonstrate, in Part 2, who the current leaders are reported to be. Now, let us examine the contents of this documentary. This presentation is not verbatim, but does cover each point in the order in which it was presented.
THE CHARACTERS OF THE 'DOCUMENTARY'
* Elizabeth Vargas -- ABC Anchorwoman
* Dan Brown -- Author of the book, "The DA Vinci Code" upon which this documentary was based
* Father Richard McBrien, Professor at Notre Dame University
* Darrell Bock, Ph. D., Dallas Theological Seminary
* Dr. Jeffrey Bingham, Ph. D., Dallas Theological Seminary
* Elaine Pagels, Princeton University
* Karen King, Ph. D., Harvard Divinity School
* Margaret Starbird, Author of book, "The Goddess In The Gospels" - Dan Brown quotes this book a number of times
* Carlo Pedretti -- Historian for Center For Leonardo's Studies
* Henry Lincoln -- Author of "Holy Blood, Holy Grail"
* Rev. Robin Griffith-Jones, Ph. D., Temple Church, London
Now, let us examine the content of this 'documentary'. Strap your seatbelts on, for you shall be exposed to a mixture of truth and error, the likes of which you have probably never seen. You will also see New Age and Gnostic religious concepts to which you may have never been known. You will see the extent of religious apostasy on full display here. You will also see that "scholars" of the New Age and Gnostic religions present themselves in just as good a scholarly light as do the two professors of Dallas Theological Seminary; these Liberal "scholars" of false religions purport to quote the meaning of the original Greek and Hebrew just as you have heard ministers of the Bible do so often!
Finally, you will see a slick psychological presentation that purports to present all sides of the subject, but does so in such a way as to leave the impression with the viewer that the entire concept -- that Jesus might have been married to Mary Magdalene and produced an heir that is now the bloodline of European and British Monarchies -- just might be true after all.
This slick psychological presentation is, in reality, the outworking of the Dialectic Principle, which we have called the "Six Step Attitudinal Change Plan". If you have not read our treatise on this very slick method of silently changing people's minds, attitudes, and values without them being the least bit aware of it, please stop right now to read NEWS1055.
ABC - 'JESUS, MARY MAGDALENE, AND DA VINCI'
Vargas -- Begins the program by stating that nothing in the Christian Gospels even hints that Mary Magdalene was ever married to Jesus Christ, and certainly nothing exists that proves she carried His child to start a "Royal Bloodline". But, then, Vargas states that some people believe very strongly that these type of physical relationship did exist and just such a "royal" child was born. She then introduces her first guest, Dan Brown.
Brown -- This author immediately begins by saying that, when he began his research into this question, he was a total skeptic; in fact, his original premise was to prove that Jesus and Mary Magdalene could never have been married, nor could they ever have had a physical sexual relationship that could result in a child being born. However, Brown states that, the more he got into his research the more he became convinced, and now he is very convinced that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and did produce a child.
Vargas -- Begins to intone that, for centuries, Mary Magdalene has been portrayed as a prostitute.
Brown -- He immediately objects, saying that the Bible never actually says he was a prostitute. He states his belief that the "Church" was threatened by the "strong" evidence that Mary Magdalene had a child by Jesus, so in order to hide this "fact", the Church impugned Mary's reputation so people would write her off instantly as a "woman of ill repute" and would never get close to the idea that she was Jesus' wife and the mother of His child.
Vargis -- Her first statement is narrowly based, but in the mind of many viewers, will seem to imply that Brown's entire premise is correct. Vargas says: "Dan Brown's first allegation that Mary Magdalene wasn't a prostitute is correct." She then brings on Father McBrien.
McBrien -- States also that the Bible does not say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute. Then, the good Father kindly tries to explain away the Biblical account that Mary Magdalene was possessed of seven demons [Luke 8:2]. McBrien "explained" that, in Biblical times, people were ignorant and thought a person was possessed of demons when they were really just sick. At this point, Vargas broke in to ask, "Then, when the Bible says Jesus cast out seven demons, it is really saying He just healed her?" The kindly Father nodded his head and said, "Yes, demon possession was really illness."
[NOTE: At this point, I knew Father McBrien was a wolf dressed in sheep's clothing, a suspicion well founded later.]
Bock -- Stated his opinion that Mary Magdalene was not ever married to Jesus
Vargas -- Presents a monologue stating that, unfortunately for the reputation of Mary Magdalene, Pope Gregory delivered a major address on Easter, 591 AD, in which he stated that Mary was a prostitute. From that moment on, most Christians believed Mary Magdalene was a prostitute.
Bingham -- Agreed with this assessment, saying that Pope Gregory's speech represented the "demarcation line" in the way in which the public looked at Mary Magdalene.
McBrien -- Intoned that Mary Magdalene was one of the greatest Christian saints of all time
Vargas -- Poses a major question: Does any of Mary's proven devotion to Jesus mean that Jesus was married to her? Vargas then states that ABC contacted a local affiliate of the Roman Catholic Church to ask what the official position of the Church was to this question. The answer they received is that the Catholic Church takes no official position on the subject, but believes Jesus was never married because the Gospels never say that He was married.
Then Vargas offers a very queer retort: "Of course, the Gospels do not say that He was single"!
[NOTE: Once again. we see that ABC is over-reaching in their effort to sell this story]
Vargis then does note that ABC contacted several historians, all of which state there is no historical record that says Jesus was married. But, immediately, the screen changed, to show another "Scholar", Karen King, of the Harvard Divinity School.
King -- She said, simply, "I find it entirely plausible that Jesus was married".
McBrien -- Fades on to the screen. Vargas asks him if Jesus could have been married. At first, McBrien states truthfully, that there is nothing in the Bible that states Jesus was ever married. But, then, he backtracks just a bit, saying that, while the Scriptures do not mention that He was married, it is "possible" that he was. Thirdly, McBrien states that, if Jesus had been married, that would not have detracted anything from His Divinity or His position as the Founder of Christianity.
McBrien's conclusion: Jesus could have been married
Bock -- Agrees with McBrien, that if Jesus had been married, His ministry would not have been compromised. But, then Bock rightly concludes that there is not "one shred of evidence" that Jesus was ever married. [NOTE: At this point, the casual listener would have rightly concluded that, just maybe, Jesus was married and the Gospels just did not record that fact. While people interviewed did repeat several times that there is no evidence, some of the same people then would turn around to seemingly fudge on that first denial. At this point, the casual person would probably be nurturing a significant suspicion that maybe Jesus was married.]
Margaret Starbird -- Author of "Goddess In The Gospels" comes on immediately, just as bright-eyed and perky as you can imagine, dressed in a power-red business outfit. She countered the pattern of denials from McBrien and Bock, as she firmly says that there IS evidence that Jesus was married -- you just have to know where to look for the "evidence". She referred to the scene in the Garden of Gethsemane where the resurrected Jesus has just told Mary Magdalene not to touch Him, for He has not yet returned to His Father. She did not quote chapter and verse, but this account is found at: John 20:17.
"Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father..." [John 20:17]
Starbird offers the explanation, "The Greek says, literally, 'do not cling to me'." [NOTE: In this, Starbird is absolutely correct. The word, "touch" is Strong's Word # 680, 'haptomai', and can mean both "cling to", and "of carnal intercourse with a women or cohabitation" —Strong's Greek & Hebrew Dictionary. Starbird's explanation is that this word is a passionate word that implies a husband and wife intimacy. Of course, this meaning is not the preferred, or most common meaning.]
Vargis -- "While other Bible scholars agree that there is no evidence Jesus was married, one to whom we spoke thinks Jesus might have been intimate with Mary Magdalene." [And, who might this "other Bible scholar be? Why, none other than the good Father McBrien!]
McBrien -- The very fact that Mary Magdalene wanted to hug him shows a physical intimacy. Mary didn't timidly try to reach out with her pinkie to touch Jesus but she wanted to aggressively hug Him. Then, McBrien said that, if someone were to come to him to say that they had incontrovertible evidence Jesus was married, and they asked him whom he thought the wife might be, he said "it would be a short putt to Mary Magdalene". He then concluded this segment by saying that, if Jesus had been married, His wife could only have been Mary Magdalene.
Vargis -- Announces a station break with this question: "Did Leonardo DA Vinci believe Mary Magdalene was married to Jesus? And did he leave a clue to this belief in his painting, the 'Last Supper'?"
Vargis is seen after the commercial break with author Dan Brown.
Brown -- He relates how a college professor startled him, and the entire class, one day by showing them a copy of DA Vinci's "Last Supper". The professor noted that the painting did not show a chalice anywhere on the table. For centuries, occultists have believed that the chalice at the Last Supper was also the chalice that caught drops of Jesus' blood as it fell from the cross; this "chalice" went missing sometime in the early centuries and is regarded as the "Holy Grail".
The New Age Dictionary defines the "Holy Grail" in this manner: "Cup or dish used by Jesus at the Last Supper, preserved by Joseph of Arimathea who brought it to Spain or Britain and quested for by many knights" [Page 85]
After pointing out that the very chalice was not shown in this painting, the college professor then declared his belief that the "holy chalice" was none other than Mary Magdalene, sitting to the right of Jesus. But, wait a minute, that person sitting to Jesus' right hand was supposed to be the Apostle John, "whom Jesus loved"!
At this moment, without any further explanation, the documentary changes the subject totally, cutting away to a brief historical build-up of Leonardo DA Vinci. A Jack Wasserman, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus, Temple University, told us some very interesting facts about DA Vinci. He was:
* A powerful Intellectual
* Believed that someday man could fly, and even drew some depictions as to how that might be possible
* A student of human anatomy, as we were shown some very detailed drawings of the body
Brown then abruptly interjected: "DA Vinci was a 'Man of Reason' in a day of fervent religious fervor." [NOTE: You could just read the words, "Unreasonable religious persecution" in his words]
Brown continued: "This is the kind of a man who would hide inner meaning in his painting, the kind of man who would hide in his painting what he kept out of his notebooks."
Vargis -- In 1495, DA Vinci began painting his "Last Supper".
Brown interjects some real propaganda truth: "We see what we are told we should see", referring to the "hidden meaning" in this painting. He then pointed out a distinctive "V" created by the angle of Jesus' body on the one side and "John's" body -- or is it Mary Magdalene's body -- on the left. Brown correctly stated that, in Medieval Art, the "V" was a female symbol, a symbol of the female organ.
Brown's position is that the "John" sitting to Jesus' right is really supposed to be Mary Magdalene. Indeed, when you look closely at the features, they are distinctively feminine. The face is feminine and the hair is curled like a woman's hair and very blonde. This person, declares Brown, is Mary Magdalene.
Carlo Pedretti -- Agreed that, in his opinion, this person was Mary Magdalene. Carlo was a DA Vinci historian working for the "Center For Leonardo Studies". He shows other pictures DA Vinci drew that are clearly women and they look just like the person sitting to Jesus' right. This is clearly Mary Magdalene, Carlo agrees.
Vargis -- "If this person is really Mary Magdalene, who gave DA Vinci this "hidden knowledge" that Mary was married to Jesus"? The TV cuts off abruptly to a commercial break.
CONVENIENTLY DISCOVERED "SECRET FILES"
Vargis -- The secret society that passed this "dangerous knowledge" down from generation to generation has been largely unknown; however, in the early 1960's, secret files were discovered in the French National Laboratory called "Dossiers Secrets". These ancient documents make several detailed references to a group called the "Priory of Sion". This occult secret society listed many Grand Masters through centuries past, including some very famous names, of painters and 'thinkers' who stand high in estimation in Western European history. Some of these men were:
* Sir Isaac Newton
* Leonardo DA Vinci -- 1510 Grand Master
The unspoken but clear message in all this recounting of names -- a practice especially strong in Freemasonry -- is that, if this caliber of man was a high-ranking member of this organization, the organization must be highly prized. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth, for Satan is the "Lord of this World" and fully capable of placing his men in the right positions of every society in every era. Discerning Christians should never, ever fall for this line.
Carlo Pedretti then came back on the screen to say that he had discovered some "connections that could not be invented", but that when he tried to get to the bottom of it all, he was completely stymied. The implication is that he was prohibited from finding any more historic data because the historic trail had been deliberately eradicated.
Vargis -- Posed three major questions:
1. Is there something called 'Priory of Sion'?
2. How did it get this information? [NOTE: The manner in which this is phrased implies there is valid information to gain]
3. What does it have to do with the legends called "Holy Grail"?
Vargis -- [ NOTE: Abruptly, this documentary takes a hard left turn, toward an unexpected subject] There are "Secret Gospels" which have remained buried for centuries. These Gospels contain information that Mary Magdalene was a favorite of Jesus and that Jesus kissed her repeatedly on the mouth!
[However, before this shocking information could be assimilated by the viewer, the documentary cuts away to various scenes in which an unidentified singer is caroling an ode to Mary Magdalene.] After a few moments of this ballad, Vargis comes back on the screen:
Vargis -- "One of the interesting ideas is that she was both married to Jesus and had His child. After crucifixion, she fled from Jerusalem with the help of friends and sailed to what is currently known as France. She and the child went to France. These descendants married into French nobility and formed the Priory of Sion. While there is no evidence of a child or bloodline in any historical documents, many feel the evidence can be found in legends that have circulated in Western France for centuries. Such as the Legend of the Holy Grail."
Margaret Starbird -- Author of "Goddess In The Gospels" -- In a very animated manner, and exuding great enthusiasm, Starbird stated her firm belief that the "sacred vessel" that contained the bloodline of Jesus was Mary Magdalene herself -- at this moment, Starbird made a "V" with her two hands to demonstrate that Mary Magdalene was the "vessel of His child and of His family."
Vargis -- "Legend says that the Cup was used at the Last Supper and then to catch Jesus' blood at the cross. The cup was then smuggled to France in the First Century, thus paralleling the Mary Magdalene story."
Starbird -- "Fleeing persecution, a boat with no oars shows up on the coast of France, carrying the "Holy Grail"! Then, Starbird stated boldly that the "Holy Grail" was not just Mary Magdalene but the child himself. The two formed the real Holy Grail, the real bloodline of Jesus Christ.
Vargis -- TV changes abruptly again, showing elaborate stained glass church windows, one of which depicted a Medieval Knight astride a white steed. Vargis relates: "Earliest stories of the Holy Grail told of Knight Templars, really 12th Century Crusaders." At this point, the TV shows elaborate coffins with the form of a knight on the top.
Suddenly, the TV shifts again, depicting Vargis and now Henry Lincoln, author of "Holy Blood, Holy Grail".
Lincoln -- He states that the the Holy Grail is really a romance, where the Knights Templar were the guardians of both the Grail and the Grail Family. The Grail Family was the line of the French Nobility. Lincoln bases his views on the same "Dossier Secrets" documents referred to earlier.
Now the TV shows an elaborate Merovingian Kings Genealogy, printed on documents that look very ancient. Lincoln states that the Merovingians had a very peculiar, but interesting, legend concerning their First Queen. This mother of the First King was supposedly impregnated by a fish, which Lincoln points out was the symbol of early Christianity. Thus, Lincoln states that this legend is a picture of Jesus impregnating Mary Magdalene.
Vargis -- Just to verbalize what Lincoln has just said, and to ensure she had the concept right, Vargis then parrots back to Lincoln what he just said. "The Merovingian Bloodline traces back to Jesus and His descendants, i.e., Mary Magdalene and the child she bore. This bloodline was threatened by the Catholic Church so the truth had to be hidden. The Priory of Sion was assigned to protect the information about this bloodline."
Lincoln enthusiastically confirmed that Vargis "had it right"! She understood.
Vargis -- "Why couldn't the truth just be publicly told?"
Lincoln -- "Orthodoxy would not permit it; it would not tolerate a married Jesus. The truth was too dangerous to tell openly, as the Church has always reacted with violence."
TV then shifts back to the ancient documents containing the genealogies of the Merovingians. One name was mentioned -- St. Clair in France. This surname was changed to "Sinclair" in the British Isles and was supposedly traced to two Scottish nobles. These men were briefly interviewed, shedding no light on the subject whatsoever. An Andrew Sinclair was interviewed, saying that "no proof exists" that Sinclair is related to Jesus. "Other experts" are briefly brought in to agree.
"SECRET GOSPELS" = GNOSTIC GOSPELS
Vargis -- "Hidden in Egypt for centuries, these 'Secret Gospels' have recently been discovered. Do they tell us anything of the relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene? The Christian Bible has large holes in the story of the life of Jesus. The Church ordered all 'Secret Gospels' destroyed and did destroy all but one copy. This one copy remained hidden in Egypt until about 50 years ago."
Brown -- "The 'Megamantic Scrolls' described an alternate history of the story of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. If the Church went to such great lengths to hide and destroy these 'other Gospels', it must be assumed that the story they told was very explosive."
[Then, the names of several 'other Gospels' are named, supposedly all a part of this copy discovered in Egypt 50 years ago. These names are:]
* Gospel of Thomas
* Gospel of Truth
* Gospel of Phillip
* Gospel of Mary Magdalene
King -- These are also called the "Gnostic Gospels", and they had special knowledge of Jesus. The parchment that say Jesus was affectionately kissing Mary Magdalene is damaged. The scroll that says, 'Jesus was kissing Mary Magdalene on ____ (hole in the parchment). He could have been kissing any body part, hand, foot, lips, you can put in the body part. But, whatever He was kissing made the disciples jealous."
Pagels -- The implication that Jesus was kissing Mary Magdalene sexually are possible. The Gospels of Phillip call Mary Magdalene 'companion'. These Gnostic Gospels are believable. Further, in the 'Gospel of Mary', Mary Magdalene is a very powerful figure in the early Church Movement.
King -- When Peter asks Mary Magdalene to tell the disciples anything the Savior told her, Mary responded, 'I will tell you that which He hid from you'. She then tells Peter that Jesus appeared to her in a vision [after His death] and spoke to her. Andrew objects, saying he does not believe this story. Peter interjects, 'Surely, Jesus didn't love a woman more than us'. Mary cries and says, 'Peter, do you think I made all of this up?' "
Bingham -- Early Church fathers pay homage to Mary Magdalene. How did Mary fall from favor?
Pagels -- Mary was a victim of a power struggle between men and women in the early Church. As the Church became dominated by men -- Male Hierarchy -- Mary Magdalene posed a threat to this male leadership.
Griffith-Jones -- The man-dominated hierarchy was threatened. How different our perception of Jesus would be if He were with a wife (NOTE: Sounds and looks very pious here). If Jesus had a wife and children, the Church would have had a very different attitude toward sex. Between 100-150 A.D., women were marginalized in the Church and pushed out; this was probably when the story that Mary was a prostitute started circulating.
Brown -- "History books are written by the winners"
McBrien -- This priest had the audacity to say that the "Church has always had a very unhealthy attitude towards sex". Then, McBrien said he could not discount the possibility that Jesus was married. If Jesus had been married, that would have 'knocked out of the box' the Christian tradition that sex is not so nice."
[NOTE: This disgusting remark about the purity of sex within marriage in a Christian relationship demonstrates the inherent twisted and perverted view of Roman Catholic priests, a viewpoint brought on by many centuries of trying to follow the rule of Forced Celibacy, that "doctrine that demons teach" [1 Timothy 4:1-3]
Vargis -- "Trying to discover the truth as to whether Jesus was married, we didn't discover any evidence that Jesus had a wife or child, nor did we unlock the 'Mysteries of the Holy Grail'. But, we did learn a lot more about the man who changed world history and the woman who was very important to Him. Whether or not they were husband and wife, this is a love story, because we learned that Mary Magdalene was closer to Jesus than we ever imagined.
We have simply been trying to discover the truth behind the legend that Jesus was married to a woman many thought to be a prostitute."
(NOTE: Now, Vargis interviews Dan Brown, author of the book, "DA Vinci Code" for the last time)
Vargis -- "Why do you think your novel has touched such a nerve?"
Brown -- "The mysteries of spirituality, of the origins of our religions, are topics that resonate at a very deep level, at the very core of the human psyche. Whether you agree or not, the topics are now on the table and we are talking about them, topics which for centuries have been taboo." (NOTE: This is a dead giveaway that this program was created as a "Six-Step Attitudinal Change Plan", deliberately targeting all the peoples of the world for an effective change in their beliefs. We shall cover this subject more thoroughly in Part 2)
McBrien -- But you get to talking only of Mary Magdalene, Jesus, and sex, you lose the more important point that, 20 centuries ago, we had a great religious leader named Jesus of Nazareth who broke through the barriers of cultural bias, who had among His disciples and closest friends, women, who didn't just go around to get the tea and sweep up after the boys left. She was every much an Apostle, companion, spokesperson for Jesus and His Gospel as any of the men were."
King -- "Sometimes religion is presented as something fixed and stable, where you have to either accept it or reject it,when the fact is, that religious traditions -- Christianity especially -- is very diverse, very filled with possibilities, and we must accept responsibilities for the religion we make."
I found it very interesting, and highly instructive, that ABC chose to give Karen King, of Harvard Divinity School, the last word; and her last comment tells us that the religion described by the Liberals and New Age religionists in this 'documentary' is, indeed, "man made"! You can see the true heart of the Roman Catholic Church in the blasphemous statements of Father McBrien of Notre Dame. You can see the Liberal apostasy in statements made by King and Pagels, both of whom are graduates of Jesus Christ denying seminaries.
You can see how a Satanic secret society -- Priory of Sion -- is built up as something of real value. You can see how the terribly blasphemous "Gnostic Gospels" are held in the same esteem as the precious Word of God! The Apostle Paul fought vigorously against the heresy of Gnosticism in several of his epistles, and the early Christian Church battled this sect continuously. Unfortunately, the occultism sweeping our world today, including the Satanism of the Illuminati, has roots sunk deeply in the Gnostic soil.
Now that you have read the documentary from beginning to end, we shall proceed to Part 2, which details the way in which this doctrine is so crucial to the successful appearance of Antichrist. Literally, without people believing this genealogical lie, Antichrist cannot successfully arise and make his claim to be Jesus Christ AND the Jewish Messiah, all in the same man!
The very fact that ABC chose November 3, 2003 as the time to finally expose all the people of the world to this Antichrist lie -- at the same time world events seem to be going more and more global -- leaves one wondering how much further down the road the appearance of Antichrist may be.