I’ve always believed that one of the signs that we would be near the One World Order that marked the beginning of the tribulation period would be the rise of a One World Currency. The widely popular Left Behind Series has three currencies at the beginning of it, and they become one during the series.
However, I wasn’t too sure how a one world currency would work—and why each nation would give up control of their money. It seems much more possible now…
It’s Just Digits
As technology has grown, more of our money has been kept as digits rather than physical, tangible things. Gone are the days of money in mayonnaise jars, let alone money that was bound to anything besides paper. Today’s world exists in digits stored in various computer systems accessed electronically over the Internet or at your local bank.
And don’t get me started on credit. The fact that you can borrow someone else’s digits, or use credit (even of the debit card variety) instead of actually tendering cash (regardless of what the Visa Check Card wants you to believe) makes you even more detached from how much you have and how much you have left.
Since it’s mostly just digits, it’s nationalism and governmental control that are the biggest reasons that we do not have one currency today, in my opinion.
When banks fail, someone needs to step in and help. When a country fails, the odds are they won’t keep their currency.
And then there’s this from the same article:
Some economists are predicting it might take wholesale worldwide nationalization or partial nationalization of banks to get the credit market moving again. The stock markets are taking a fearful beating as is, with the Dow at a five-year low and the Nikkei Dow down 19% in the past 48 hours. To the president’s credit, he’s invited the finance ministers from major nations to Washington today to swap ideas and possibly coordinate a response to this tsunami. For all of our sakes, I hope they have an answer, because to quote a favorite movie of mine, “I’m stunned beyond the capacity for rational thought at this point.”
No one wants another great depression, and that might be the opportunity for those that want the One World Order to step in with a plan to help everyone that includes one currency with central control.
I’m not saying that would signal the end, for I’m pretty sure there’s got to be a peace treaty with Israel for 7 years that shows up right before or after God’s people are removed, but a One World Currency would be a step closer in my book.