In the field of science and mathematics, the whole world is in full agreement.
For example, 2 + 2 = 4. Scientific and mathematical formulas are never debated. However, in the field of politics and religion, there is widespread confusion and division. Now why is that? What does the Bible say?
So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
As you will notice, the Bible says “the whole world” (maybe 99.9999% of the 7.4 billion people) is deceived. Most people think that only a small minority of the people in this world — who are considered “crackpots” or “weirdos” — are truly confused and deceived.
But what about the billions of decent, normal, educated, and especially the religious ones? Are they exempt from this problem of confusion and deception?
Some will deny this biblical statement, explain it some other way, or just call it an overstatement. But undeniably, the Bible confirms the veracity of this fact:
Let God be true but every man a liar.
It’s just that we haven’t yet fully grasped the real magnitude of the problem.
This spiritual blindness is demonstrated by the very fact that most are completely and naively ignorant of the grave reality of that shocking biblical statement.
Most assume that our troubles are simply the product of various conflicting opinions or points of view, and that given enough time, humanity will be able to solve all these bitter differences and produce a peaceful, happy, and unified world. Sadly, in the hands of men, Bible prophecy indicates otherwise.
Here are some undeniable facts in these two major areas of conflict:
- Regarding forms of government, there are dozens of conflicting philosophies and forms of government ranging from autocracy to theocracy, from which bitter wars have emanated. Various governing styles are described in this Wikipedia article.
- In the field of religion — where truth and the highest ideals are expected — we have the greatest confusion and troubles. The brutal beheadings and burnings, persecutions, and wars in history have been perpetrated in the name of, or in the defense of, certain religious beliefs — even to this day!
With this great worldwide confusion and conflict, there must be a great supernatural power causing it. While humanity is spiritually blinded and fails to identify the ultimate instigator due to Satan’s great deceptive powers, the Bible openly reveals his identity:
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway [or control (New Living Translation)] of the wicked one [Satan].
~1 John 5:19
Yes, there definitely is a great worldwide confusion and deception caused by Satan the Devil with his cohorts of innumerable demons actively at work.
Please watch out for more upcoming articles that identify more of these dangerous deceptions of Satan, and more importantly, how all these will eventually be solved!