It was Christmas and this hardened agnostic was stood in the crisp, cold light of Glasgow, engaged in conversation with the local pastor. The subject turned to the end times and the possible indications. The rebuilding of Solomon's temple in Jerusalem, he replied. For that the Al-Aqsa Mosque (Dome of the Rock) would have to be demolished or some extension of the previous foundations discovered. He added in hushed tones that preparations of some contents were already being made. Another sign was the mark of the beast. 'And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name' A reference to microchip implants I thought or perhaps an Amazon or Google account? Another was advances toward a one-world government: The end of the world will involve Satan acting through two key figures, both the Antichrist and the False Prophet. The Antichrist will be a political leader, described in the Book of Revelation as “the Beast.” He will poison the minds of his followers with half-truths and charisma. He will gain much of his power and influence by being endorsed by the False Prophet, a mighty religious leader. One clue from Revelation 13:13 is that the False Prophet will publicly pull fire down from heaven, indicating that God has given his approval to the political workings of the Antichrist Brexit will stymie it all I thought.