Have you heard about the Great Reset?
Well, you may not have heard of it, but its leaders certainly have an incredibly intricate plan for you and your future.
The Reset has been designed by the World Economic Forum for a number of years, and the term has been used specifically since at least 2017.1 The WEF was also preparing for “a very severe pandemic” since at least October of 2019.2
What is the WEF, you ask? According to an article from Forbes, these are “the people who nominally run the global economy.”3
The WEF was founded in 1971 by Prof. Klaus Schwab, who also serves as its executive chairman. Schwab stated this past year:
To achieve a better outcome, the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a “Great Reset” of capitalism.4
He went on to say, famously:
The COVID-19 crisis is affecting every facet of people’s lives in every corner of the world. But tragedy need not be its only legacy. On the contrary, the pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world to create a healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous future.5
The WEF is hosting an online meeting the week of January 25 called “The Davos Agenda.” Organizers say that, “The Davos Agenda will also mark the launch of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset Initiative….”6
So, what is this all about? According to a video created by the WEF, the future could look considerably different than the present—in just 10 years. Here, drawn from the captions on this well-known video, are some of their “predictions,” which we may presume will result from the Great Reset:
- You’ll own nothing.
And you’ll be happy
- Whatever you want you’ll rent….
- The US won’t be the world’s leading superpower
- A handful of countries will dominate
- You’ll eat much less meat
- A billion people will be displaced by climate change
- There will be a global price on carbon
This will help make fossil fuels history7
To state it simply, the Reset will lead the world from nationalism to globalism; from capitalism to socialism; and from liberty to totalitarianism. The ability to drive such rapid and radical change will come from the power of technology. Anyone paying attention has seen ample evidence—just within the past week—of how such a shift could occur very suddenly.
The biggest hindrance to implementing the Reset is obviously the United States of America and her citizens’ love of liberty, as guaranteed in the Constitution. This, of course, will have to change in order for the Reset to take full effect. Rebecca Friedman-Lissner, assistant professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the Naval War College, stated:
The future of American leadership will not resemble the past. To lead, the United States must place itself firmly on the side of openness: defending the accessibility of the global commons, promoting the ability of sovereign states to make independent political choices, advancing high-standards trade, and fostering international cooperation via modernized international institutions.… The world is at a critical juncture and the opportunity to define the terms of the coming “great reset” will not come again.8
Not surprisingly, as President Biden takes office this week, he has told us that his new administration will seek to fulfill a mission that it has in common with the WEF—to “Build Back Better.”9
How might all of this relate to setting the stage for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in the coming tribulation, and how should we as believers react to it now? We will consider those questions in future installments.
1 Homi Kharas and John W. McArthur, “We need to reset the global operating system to achieve the SDGs. Here’s how,” World Economic Forum, 13 January 2017, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/we-need-to-upgrade-the-sustainabl…, Internet, accessed 14 January 2021.
2 “We ran a massive viral pandemic simulation. Here’s what we learned about managing Coronavirus,” World Economic Forum, 13 March 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-FQbhkWYuY, Internet, accessed 14 January 2021.
3 John Mauldin, “A ‘Great Reset’ Is Coming… But Not For Capitalism,” Forbes, 30 November 2020, https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmauldin/2020/11/30/a-great-reset-is-com…, Internet, accessed 14 January 2021.
4 Klaus Schwab, “Now is the time for a ‘great reset,’” World Economic Forum, 3 June 2020, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/now-is-the-time-for-a-great-reset/, Internet, accessed 14 January 2021.
6 “The Davos Agenda,” World Economic Forum, https://www.weforum.org/events/the-davos-agenda-2021/about, Internet, accessed 14 January 2021.
7 See the video called “8 predictions for the world in 2030,” in Ceri Parker, “8 predictions for the world in 2030,” World Economic Forum, 12 November 2016, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/8-predictions-for-the-world-in-2030/, Internet, accessed 14 January 2021.
8 Rebecca Friedman-Lissner, “Help build a new, open world,” in “How US foreign policy will shape the ‘Great Reset’ - 12 experts explain,” World Economic Forum, 29 October 2020, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/us-foreign-policy-shape-the-globa…, Internet, accessed 14 January 2021.
9 “Build Back Better: Joe Biden’s Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan for Working Families,” Biden-Harris, https://joebiden.com/build-back-better/, Internet, accessed 14 January 2021. See also Peter Bakker, “To build back better, we must reinvent capitalism. Here’s how,” World Economic Forum, 13 July 2020, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/07/to-build-back-better-we-must-rein…, Internet, accessed 14 January 2021.
Paul J. Scharf (M.A., M.Div., Faith Baptist Theological Seminary) is a church ministries representative for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, serving in the midwest. He also assists Whitcomb Ministries and writes for “Answers” Magazine and Regular Baptist Press. For more information on his ministry, visit foi.org/scharf or email firstname.lastname@example.org.