Realization of Prophetic Visions

By Philip Mark Ames

Speaks Like a Dragon

John must have listened to some of the things the technocrats have been saying. He reports that this beast speaks like a dragon. The dragon speaks lies. But it also quotes truth. That makes it very deceptive. If it were known that every utterance of the dragon was totally false, who would be deceived? Satan even quoted scriptural truth when he tried to tempt Jesus. The dragon also speaks very authoritatively. The serpent is very clever. Yes, even when telling an outright lie, the statement is made with the voice of authority. An example of this is the lie which the serpent made Eve believe. He said, "Ye shall not surely die."

Deception with the sound of authority -- that is the dragon's language. Therefore, the earth beast would be speaking with authority while mingling natural truths with false promises and predictions. That is precisely what the spokesmen for technocracy are now doing. They publish factual explanations of nature. They develop actual ways of efficiently utilizing God's creation for man's benefit. But they also promise to solve man's problems apart from reliance on God. They are saying, in effect, that man does not need the very One who created all energy and matter. Technocracy offers itself as the implementer of man's will.

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Written by: Philip Mark Ames - - - 1975 Philip Mark Ames. All rights reserved.