Simple Truth| When St Paul was on one of his many travels he found himself talking to some men of Athens. These men of Athens spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing. Upon Paul’s observations, he noticed that they had made an alter with this inscription written on it in block capitals: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Paul explained to these men of Athens that he perceived that in all things, they were too superstitious. He went on to talk of the reality of the actual living God whom he actually did worship and did know. He told these men:
“That they should seek the Lord (Jesus), if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also his offspring. For as much then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device” (Acts 17: 27-29).
All being said, Paul has made something of an unusual statement here in that he said, “in God we live, and move, and have our being”. It’s an unusual statement in that most people in the Bible don’t quite put it in words like this. No doubt Paul was talking to people that were somewhat philosophers and poets so he kind of put them in the picture of what life was all about and that we all in a sense live and move in God, and it is through God that we have our being. So whether we all like it or not, we have an omnipresent God who is all around us. The eyes of the Lord are in every place beholding the evil and the good!
In today’s world, the people at the top and the would-be philosophers at the top and the very elite etc are clearly in the process of creating what can only be described as an UNKNOWN GOD. Never before in the history of mankind has man reached a stage whereby he, through science and technology and computerisation, could actually create “God” (or so he thinks) or a kind of spiritual dimension that will be all around us in whom we will live, and move, and have our being. This UNKNOWN GOD whom we are all creating will have its eyes in every place and will be beholding both the evil and the good. People are already spending their time in nothing else but either to tell, or to hear something new, so clearly, there is a similar situation arising here that is the same as Paul encountered in his day.
The danger is that mankind will take this whole thing one step further and will be given a sixth sense. All they need to do now or pretty soon is to present mankind with the possibility of having a sixth sense inserted into his forehead. This sixth sense will keep everyone in the world permanently connected to this UNKNOWN GOD that will be all around them; they will then take this one step further or perhaps it will happen all at once in that this UNKNOWN GOD will be personified in that it will have been created in the very image and in the very philosophy of the beast. The beast is another name for the Antichrist and it will be the name of the Antichrist that people will take into their foreheads! In the book of Revelation, it has been called “the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” All being said here; we are talking the very name of the Antichrist.
So clearly, it is looking like mankind is creating an UNKNOWN GOD that will be all around him, that will have its eyes and possibly even its ears in every place. This god will be, in a sense, a mediator that has been created into the very image of the beast. Everyone will take the name of the beast into their foreheads and will worship this image of the beast by taking the name of the beast into their right hands or into their foreheads. They will be permanently connected to the computerised world all around them; they will not be able to buy or sell or even access the world around them without this given name of the beast.
There are two names through which we can access the actual spiritual world which is all around us. Jesus said that if we ask anything in His name then He will do it. The Antichrist will be saying that if we ask anything in his name then he will do it. So clearly, what we have here is an imposter who is trying to set himself up as having the very name through which we can access all things, including this fake spiritual dimension that mankind is creating through science. It is through Jesus that we can find the living God; Jesus is like a door and if we go through that door by receiving Jesus into our hearts and lives, then we can truly live, and move, in God, through whom we have our being!