"...unite all things in Heaven and on earth..."
Aren't we simply seeing the successful development of the "visions" and utopian dreams of the many groups that believe in a Utopia where everyone lives in peace together......Trekkies; Christians believing the words from Ephesians; readers of Andrew Carnegie's Triumphant Democracy 2nd edition in the Epilogue wherein he stated his desire to unite England, Canada, Autralia, and our USA into an empire that could "sweep the seas" of all enemies; and Lodge & Valley men; veterans of wars disgusted by the human waste; and all of these and more working to make it happen?
Am I the only person who noticed that in 1999 the Lutherans abandoned their separate declaration to merge with the Anglican church and they accepted a lesser role in the political church in the process making them have a lower profile in the lineage of the Apostles?
Am I the only person who noticed that in 1999 the American Freemason fraternity merged with the American Templars?
Am I the only person aware that these movements are Euro-Cons who believe in the European conservativism which embraces centralized authority in which Church and State are NOT separate, even if there are political houses, ruled by the same central figure, keeping the appearance of church and state separate?
The un-doing of Enlightenment and the Reformation is a powerful motivation to many...so powerful they completely ignore the political consequences...to our peril.