Revelation 13:1 (ASV) And he stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns, and seven heads, and on his horns ten diadems, and upon his heads names of blasphemy.
This verse about the rise of the Antichrist in the end times envisions a confederation of nations that will give their sovereignty to this ruler.
While the European Union is the most visible manifestation of this trend, the North American Union could also be the next possibility This economic agreement was signed by President Bush (a very sad surprise) and the leaders of Mexico and Canada in 2005, with the goal of unifying the economies of the three countries to be more “competitive” with the EU and China. It could explain why President Bush as not been very urgent in securing the U.S.-Mexico border, even after 9-11.
This agreement may not seem like much; how could it possibly lead to a North American Super-union? And if it does, who cares?
Consider that Europe now has a “European Supreme Court”--is such a development not possible in North America? And this court all started with an “economic” union of European nations (with France and Germany in reality calling all the shots).
Scenario #1: Canada protests to a Union commission, or even a North American Supreme Court, that US laws against same sex marriage discriminate against Canadians. US bans on homosexual marriage could be dashed.
Scenario #2: Consider that Canada has outlawed any “hate speech” against homosexuality, even from the church pulpit. With a North America Supreme Court, this can spread to America (don't think it's inconceivable that this court would overrule the US Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. Some American courts are already leaning on foreign legal precedents to decide American cases, a ludicrous and dangerous development).
Scenario #3: Such a court could conclude that Sharia law favoring Muslims is permissible in sections of the US that want it (don’t look for the ACLU of Americans United for Separation of Church and State to charge to the rescue. In their view, “separation of church and state” only applies to Christians). Thus, places like Dearborn, MI could have sections of the city operate under a Sharia law that trumps any other local, state or national US law.
But why O why should I even waste my breath speculating on this, basing it on Rev. 13? 1 John 4:3 and 2 Thess. 2:7 tell us that the spirit of the Antichrist is already at work in the world--and we should never be unaware of Satan's schemes (2 Corinth. 2:11).