[The Christian Post] 18 Oct 2008--In his book Things It Took Me 50 Years to Learn, Dave Berry once noted: "When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that person is crazy."  History is replete with examples of false and dangerous leaders who arose during difficult times.
America is currently in such a juncture of history. The economy is in a tailspin. Terrorists are on the march. Illegal immigrants are crossing the border by the millions. Government corruption is rampant. Lawlessness fills the streets. The combination of these circumstances makes the nation ripe for a deceptive leader.
The Bible warns about the rise of false leaders during challenging times, giving telltale signs of their identity.