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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Religious hatred, wealth inequality top global threat poll

Prophecy Sign:  The rise of the Antichrist

A great many people worldwide are either concerned about growing religious hatred or economic inequality.  Other concerns included nuclear war, environmental concerns and infectious disease outbreaks. These are all global issues that the world is looking for solutions to, and for someone to step forward with the answers.

The bible tells us that just such a person will emerge on the scene with seemingly all the answers. This person will be able to once and for all negotiate peace in the middle-east, will implement a brand new economic world order, will bring all faiths together under one umbrella.  To the world it will seem that the long awaited messiah will have arrived, (Buddha Maitreya, Muslim Mahdi, Judaism Messiah, Christian Christ).  However this person will be a false Messiah, (the Antichrist), and his utopian ideals will quickly change to that of war and destruction.

In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a fierce-looking king, a master of intrigue, will arise. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy those who are mighty, the holy people. Daniel 8:23-24 NIV

Religious hatred, wealth inequality top global threat poll
Middle Easterners see religious and ethnic hatred as the top global threat, according to a Pew survey published last week. Meanwhile in Europe, fear of inequality prevails. However, religious hatred is seen as a growing threat throughout the world. The survey, conducted in 44 countries among 48,643 respondents between March 17 and June 5 this year, provided respondents with five options to choose from: inequality, nuclear weapons, ethnic and religious hatred, pollution and environment, or AIDS and other infectious diseases.
The Pew study suggests that global threats are viewed through a regional lens. Meaning, dangers closer to home are seen as more frightening. Out of the seven Middle Eastern countries surveyed, five ranked religious and ethnic hatred as the top threat. Respondents in Lebanon showed the highest level of concern about religious hatred; 58 percent selected it as the greatest threat.
Fear of religious hatred is also predominant in other parts of the Middle East, including Israel, the Palestinian territories, Tunisia and Egypt. The survey found that Europeans ranked inequality as the greatest threat. Generally, countries with advanced economies saw major danger in the gap between rich and poor. Americans, too, identified inequality as the biggest threat, followed closely by ethnic and religious hatred and nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, those in Africa, where the HIV infection rate is much higher than the global average, marked infectious diseases and AIDS as the top threat.

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