Along with the frantic effort made after the Rapture to set up a new global government, I imagine that there will also be an equally urgent effort to establish a new global religion. In fact, the new government and the new religion will not be separate and divided as it is now. They will work together as one—at least at first.
The official starting date of the new global religion will probably be delayed for a few month after the Rapture, or maybe even a few years. However, we are seeing its prelude now. Yes, even now, we are seeing many things happening as a prelude to the official launching of the new global religion—things that are critical to its establishment. The most visible development is what is now going on with Pope Francis to establish a global unity among all religions. Yes, he has been working feverishly it seems for the last few years to unite all religions of the world. He has even reached out to Protestants and Evangelicals and has spoken to leaders such as Kenneth Copeland and Pastor Rick Warren, urging them to put aside theological differences and to work together in peace.
This may seem to be a genuine peace effort, but I believe it is what Satan is now using to form the new false religion. Accordingly, he has also been working to establish a global constitution and a one world government. He actually discussed these things at the UN on September 25, 2015.
Besides the Pope, many others are also calling for religious unity and are engaged in efforts to find religious commonalities. In my research, I found that there is a group of leaders that have been meeting regularly to try to find, or develop, “a trustworthy scripture” that would unite all religions. Apparently, they are looking at many religious scriptures of many religions and are trying to see the commonality in all of them, to find some secret, common truth which will lead to the unification of all religions.7
Similarly, and in conjunction with this deceptive work by religious leaders to unify all religions, is what is happening in the spirit world by demons, to turn many away from the faith (from good biblical teaching). As Paul points out (in 1 Timothy 4:1 and 2 Timothy 4:3-4), in the last days, some will fall away from the faith and will instead be drawn away to false teachers that will tickle their ears. These teachers are of course demon controlled and their teaching is deceptive and full of lies.
Hence, this demonic deception and false teaching is what we will be seeing more and more as the end approaches. But the worse part about it, is that many will fall prey to it and be corrupted by it. Paul lays out for us, in 2 Timothy 3:1-5, what people will be like in the last days.
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
This incredible list of evil characteristics of men is no doubt the result of demonic, false teaching; and it is a prelude and a preparation to the official start of the coming new global religion—and much of it, I’m sad to say, we see in people already.
7 TheVoiceBw, “World Religious Leaders Are Gathering to Realize True Peace in the Globe,” at https://thevoicebw.com/world-religious-leaders-gathering-realize-true-peace-globe/