Benjamin L. Corey

Benjamin L. Corey

BLC is an author, speaker, scholar, and global traveler, who holds graduate degrees in Theology & Intercultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and received his doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller. He is the author of Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus, and Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith.

(UPDATED) Could American Evangelicals Spot the Antichrist? Here Are the Biblical Predictions:

I've reviewed every prophecy on the Antichrist, and what I read blew my mind. (Updated with new signs, 6/10/2020)

Does the Bible predict the future with stunning accuracy as so many in the end-times camp have claimed?

I grew up in the rapture-me-outta-here end times movement, and have spilled no shortage of ink critiquing it– even poking a bit of fun at it. As a theologian I fall into a category of belief that sees biblical prophecies about “the end” as being events that have mostly been fulfilled in the past, but I try to hold that belief gently and recognize I could be wrong.

Many of my fellow Christians in America have warned me over the years of exactly that, often telling me: “I feel sorry for you, because when the Antichrist comes you’re not even going to recognize him!”

To honor those who have given me such warning, I decided to spend the past week studying the most significant biblical prophecies and descriptions typically believed by my conservative friends to refer the Antichrist. If my evangelical friends are correct, and if it’s entirely possible that the Antichrist is on the global scene today, I certainly wouldn’t want to be the only person in the room who didn’t recognize the Antichrist when I saw him.

In case you too are a bit rusty in the area of biblical predictions about the coming Antichrist and don’t want to be oblivious if such a person were to arise, consider me your chief antichristologist who is more than happy to help you out.

Here are the no-kidding-not-satire-prophecies and signs of the antichrist the Bible tells us to watch out for… and that blew my mind by the time I was done:

The Antichrist will be the leader of a nation that is a military superpower with the ability to trample and crush the entire earth.

 “The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.”
Daniel. 7:23

This verse helps us start by narrowing down the nations and times the Antichrist could come from. The passage directly states he is from a nation that was different from times before, in that it was powerful enough to crush and destroy the entire earth– likely a nuclear superpower. Revelation also speaks of the Antichrist and his prophet having the power to “call down fire from the sky,” which further supports this notion.

Thus, when considering the prophecy in light of the modern world, it most likely leaves Russia or the United States, as both have over 6,000 warheads with remaining nuclear nations having under a few hundred. Furthermore, Revelation 17:15 describes the Antichrist coming from a place where there are “multitudes of peoples, nations, and languages” which would most accurately depict a “melting pot” nation like the United States.

The Antichrist will be a man who is exceptionally arrogant and will be known for giving boastful speeches.

“I could hear his boastful speech…”
Daniel 7:8, Revelation 13:5

So, as you keep your eyes peeled for the Antichrist, be sure to keep in mind that it won’t be a quiet leader who is deceitfully humble and flies under the radar– The Bible says it will be someone who loves to give speeches where he boasts about himself.

The Antichrist will be someone known for making a lot of public threats against people.

“…had a mouth like that of a lion.”
Revelation 13:2, Daniel. 7:4

As we begin to assemble the biblical prophecies, Christians on guard should be looking for a king-like figure who loves to boast about himself, but who also loves to go around roaring like a lion– things like threats to his enemies and a constant verbal flexing of muscle.

The Antichrist will be someone obsessed with winning.

“…and he was bent on conquering.”
Revelation 6:2

In addition to your king-like figure who likes to run his mouth, the Bible tells us to be on the lookout for someone obsessed with winning. Of course, most people like to win, but this figure will be different– he will be so obsessed with it that he’ll probably talk about it all the time. He might even fantasize about winning so much that one gets tired of winning.

The Antichrist will come from among 7 tall “hills” that each act as a “head.”

“And I saw a beast coming out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads, which stood for seven hills”
Revelation 13:1, Ch. 17

John described the Antichrist (beast) “rising up from the sea” as he looked out from the Island of Patmos in a supernatural vision. The Bible describes the beast as having 7 heads, which symbolized 7 “hills” that stood up high. Hills also are metaphorical for places of power in the Bible.

So, if the Antichrist were to come in the present age, we’d be most likely looking for an American president known for being exceptionally arrogant, boastful, and threatening others, but who also came from 7 tall “hills” or places of power… one of which would need to be somewhere in the vicinity of where John was looking out into the ocean where the vision occurred.

Huh… well this is a super weird coincidence:

Seven heads? Maybe like potential head-quarters?

Well, funny thing again: while Donald Trump owns at least ten skyscrapers that I’m aware of, apparently only seven of them are formally named Trump Towers:

Trump Tower, NYC

Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago

Trump Towers, Istanbul

Trump International Hotel and Tower, Toronto

Trump World Tower, New York

Trump Towers, Sunny Isles Beach

Trump Tower, Manila 

And this is a little bizarre, but in John’s vision he said that the 7 heads had horns on them– some had just one, some had two… kinda like those antennas on top.

Wow, and you know what? John’s vision also said that the seven heads all had someone’s name written across them. Interesting! 

And let’s not even open the can of worms regarding the building on 5th ave… Yeah, the same deal that was bailed out by Justice Kennedy’s son before Kennedy surprised everyone and retired– giving Trump what had been a swing vote on the Supreme Court. #PowerMove

Bummer of an address Jared! Glad you were able to offload that.

The Antichrist will cause people all over the globe to be filled with wonder and “follow” him.

“The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast.”
Revelation. 13:3

This verse also speaks to the likelihood the coming of the Antichrist is more likely to be in the modern world instead of the ancient one. 2,000 years ago it would not have been possible for people all over the globe to become fascinated by a political leader, let alone “follow” them.

Okay, I get it…

Some predictions and prophecies can be like horoscopes: they can appear to apply to anyone.

And I’m with you… when you get into stuff like numerology and interpreting seven-headed beasts, it’s hard to know if something is an eerie coincidence, or just plain silly. 

I’d honestly started this post intending to be silly, and during my research began to find the coincidences and certain numbers happening to match a bit amusing the first few times. But at a certain point the coincidences added up or got too specific, and it wasn’t funny anymore– it was deeply unsettling.

And by the end? Well, stick with me as the prophecies grow more specific, and you’ll see why my mind was a bit blown– and why as a Christian my spirit was deeply unsettled by the the end of it: 

The Antichrist will be a political outsider with despicable character and a contemptuous personality who wins an election that no one expects him to win. 

“… a despicable person will arise… a man of contempt… to whom the royal honor has not been rightfully conferred. He will slip in when least expected and will seize the kingdom through flattery and intrigue.”
Daniel 11:21

When looking to identify the Antichrist, the Bible starts to help us with some really specific prophecies. Based on what the Bible predicts, a most likely scenario for the arrival of the Antichrist would be a candidate for president who came from the private sector (not of ‘royal’ background) being found with despicable morality along with a contemptuous personality, who campaigned on flattery and lies– but somehow went on to win an election no one expected him to win… leaving the country stunned.

The Antichrist will give speeches where he speaks “great things” and then about things that are even “greater.”

“He had a mouth that spoke great things, and that seemed greater than its companions…”
Daniel 7:20

Starting to get weird now, isn’t it? This is about the point I got goosebumps and a little freaked out also.

Yes, in warning us of the Antichrist the Bible predicts in both Daniel and Revelation that when the Antichrist comes, he’ll not only be the contemptuous and arrogant political outsider who pulls an upset in the election– but warns us that he’ll specifically be speaking of “great” and “greater” things along the way.

The Antichrist comes to power through collusion with a secret alliance who uses disinformation to help him win– even though he has a minority number of supporters.

“After an alliance is made with him he will practice deception, and he will go up and gain power with a small force of people.”
Daniel 11:23

So, you know… according to God’s holy and infallible word and all, one of the other major signs to warn us of the arrival of the Antichrist would be an election where someone won with fewer supporters, and where it was also proven that an evil outside power meddled with the process to specifically put that person in office.

But I can’t imagine the country would turn a blind eye if that ever happened, especially for my evangelical friends who tell me we need to always be on guard for the arrival of the Antichrist.

The Antichrist’s rise to power will seem like a miracle that God performed, tricking people into following Satan instead of God without even noticing.

“The arise in power of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie.”
2 Thess. 2:9

Evil is evil, but evil is not stupid… or at least, Satan isn’t. When the time comes to make his power move in the human story, he’ll find a way to not only make evil palatable– he’ll try the ultimate bait and switch by making God himself seem responsible for this evil. What better way to get a hit in, than to do it and make it look like God actually did it?

When the Antichrist comes, be sure to look for powerful religious folk claiming it was a miracle from God: 

“He did everything wrong, politically. He offended gays. He offended women. He offended the military. He offended black people. He offended the Hispanic people. He offended everybody! And he became president of the United States. Only God could do that.”
Franklin Graham
False Prophet

As president, the Antichrist will immediately find ways to make himself and his friends richer– and he will do it in a way no president had ever done before.

“Then he will distribute among his followers the plunder and wealth of the rich—something his predecessors had never done.”
Daniel 11:24

In this verse the Bible continues down the path of helping us get more specific about the rise of the Antichrist so we won’t miss it when we see it: He says that the Antichrist will be unique from all other presidents before him in the way he will be able to use the presidency to instantly get richer and toss lots of money over to his friends.

While all modern presidents are wealthy, and politicians give kick-backs, Daniel indicates something will be different about this president and that he will uniquely profit off the presidency in a way that previous presidents never imagined

This prophecy could likely only be fulfilled if a rich business person were to win a deceptively influenced election, and then serve as president with some sort of business structure that got he and his friends richer and richer just from being president.

If such a thing were to ever occur, you might likely hear a government oversight body state something to the effect of: “The president has turned the government of the United States into a money-making operation for his family, his friends and himself.”

Once in power the Antichrist will reveal that his heart wants to make alterations to the “appointed times” that are in current laws.

“He will try to change the set times and the laws.”
Dan. 7:25

What’s fascinating is that the Bible never tells us he actually succeeds or does change the appointed cycles, but that he expresses wanting to change them. What would it look like to express an interest in changing laws around cycles and appointed times? It would likely be that the Antichrist will want to change elections, skip an election, or extend term limits, etc, thus what the Bible says of “intending to alter laws for appointed times…”

The Antichrist will make fake news popular and will be a chronic liar. His followers will believe his delusions because they hate the truth.

“He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior… He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them.”
Daniel 8:25, 2 Thess 2:10

Daniel 8 and 2nd Thessalonians 2 are incredibly descriptive warnings to help us recognize the Antichrist. Predicting that under his rule “deceit will prosper” warns us to look for someone who calls the truth “fake news” and who is known for constantly lying.

In fact, the Antichrist lies so much that the Bible stops calling him the Antichrist and starts calling him The Liar– using the definite article for effect– as if he begins to personify fake news and lies.


The Antichrist will reward those who are completely loyal with powerful positions and lucrative real estate deals.

“He will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will sell them land at a price.”
Daniel 11:39b

No kidding: the Bible predicts the Antichrist will be someone who negotiates powerful real estate deals with his friends.

The Antichrist is someone in need of constant affirmation, so the Bible predicts he will use his position to surround himself with blind loyalists who honor and submit to him.

To spot the Antichrist as the Bible predicts, look for a president who gives high level positions away on the basis of personal loyalty. While all politics involve a level of this, the Bible calls the Antichrist a worthless shepherd’ so he will likely have a cabinet of leaders in disarray and incompetence, with many being blatantly unqualified or even a bunch of them going to jail.

If that’s not enough to help us identify the Antichrist, the Bible throws us a major bone: He’ll be a president experienced at negotiating land and property deals, and he’ll have access to plenty to buy and sell. 

While some prophecies are general enough to fit certain leaders here and there, thankfully the Bible give us some rather specific clues to also look for– like a rich and arrogant political outsider who happens to be in the business of negotiating land and property deals.

The Bible says that we’ll be able to spot the Antichrist because he will give an arrogant public speech in the middle of his first term where he boasts of “great things” but also uses God’s name as a curse in the same speech.

“And there was given to him a mouth speaking of ‘great things’ and blasphemous words… and he opened his mouth saying terrible things and blasphemed the name of God.” 
Revelation 13:5-6

I mean, if this were to happen all my end-times friends would spot it, wouldn’t they? Revelation 13 very specifically tells us that somewhere in the middle of his first three and a half years in office, the Antichrist will give a very specific and telling speech: he will arrogantly brag of his accomplishments and ‘great’ things, and will also use God’s name in a way considered to be blasphemy.

This would be exceedingly eye-brow-raising for any serious Antichrist hunter, were this to ever happen in a presidential speech… right?

The Antichrist will draw strong support from many Christians as if they are willfully blind and outright delusional.

“For false Christs and false prophets will arise and appear to perform ‘great’ signs and wonders so as to lead astray, if possible, God’s own people. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction…”
Matt. 24:24, 2nd Thess 2:10

Sorry, but I’m old enough to remember when revivals were for God and blasphemy was a serious sin.

The Antichrist will spend his first term in office having an ongoing feud with the leadership of the nation on his southern border.

“He will stir up his strength and courage against the king of the South…”
Daniel 11:25

Creepy coincidence? The entire Antichrist narrative of Daniel 11 is situated around a conflict along the southern border where the Antichrist is wanting something that the king to his south wont give him. Based on the whole of Antichrist prophecies and the common thread of money and greed, it certainly appears to be money that he wants from the nation to his south…

The Bible predicts that negotiating a deal will be hopeless, as neither side is willing to budge. The Antichrist hates the leadership south of his border and hates his people. Not surprisingly, the Bible says they aren’t big fans of the northern king (v11:27). Scripture tells us that negotiations never get off the ground, as kings to the south don’t want to give the Antichrist anything.

It also says that the Antichrist will go down to the southern border as things heat up– there is a crisis where both sides have troops along the southern border– and that the Antichrist will return home with a large sum of money shortly after. 

Another interesting coincidence: in April 2019 Trump toured the southern border and returned home days later to the Pentagon awarding him $1 billion toward his border wall.

The Bible also says that even though the Antichrist will come home with a large sum of money, that he’s even more furious about things after.

Maybe the money wasn’t enough for what he wanted and didn’t know where the rest would come from? 

The Antichrist will be so angry at the king to his south that he will decide to intentionally inflict harm on that ethnic group in retaliation.

“He will set himself against the people… doing much damage before continuing his journey.”
Daniel 11:28

Yes, you’re tracking with me correctly: the Bible predicts the Antichrist will be an arrogant political outsider who talks about “great” and “greater” things, who wins an election where he has less supporters due to the election being tampered with, who then instantly gets rich off the presidency and spends his time in a feud with the president across from his southern border. 

And yes, the Bible actually says that after negotiations fail at the souther border he decides to get even by intentionally inflicting harm and distress on that ethnic group.

Get ready to have your mind blown with what Zechariah’s prophecy about the coming Antichrist says on this matter, especially in light of what Daniel tells us regarding the Antichrist’s retaliation along the border:

“There will be a leader over the land who will not help the ones who are dying.

He will not go looking for the young who got lost, or care for the children.

He won’t help the ones who are sick or broken, or even give nourishment to the hungry ones who are still healthy.”

– Zechariah 11:16-17

Children being ripped from their parents as a deterrent from crossing into the “northern kingdom,” refugees being locked in cages without adequate care, some dying in our custody, children still missing or given for adoption even though they weren’t orphans?

Yeah, the Bible references the “worthless shepherd” who will do that– AKA: the Antichrist.

Still need a few more warning signs from the Bible as to the identity of the Antichrist? Apparently God doesn’t want us to miss it, because the last few drive it all home:

The Antichrist will be furious over “rumors and reports” that come from the east and north, and will fly into fits of rage as the reports surface. 

“But reports will trouble him from the east and north, and he will set out in a tremendous rage to destroy and wipe out many.”
Daniel 11:44

That’s right: In the middle of the Antichrist’s feud along the southern border he will hear troubling “rumors and reports” that specifically come from the eastern and the northern parts of the country.

The Bible goes on to predict the rumors will “frighten” him and leave him so furious, that he has fits of rage and will want to destroy people over the reports.

The Antichrist will appear to receive a wound he can’t recover from, but will survive to put down the first attempts to remove him from office.

“[He] appeared to be fatally wounded, but the fatal wound was healed– and the whole world was amazed.” 
Revelation 13:3

And of course, when Trump squeaked by in the Russia investigation due to internal DOJ policy which doesn’t allow the indictment of a sitting president, and because the jury who decided the outcome of his impeachment trial announced the outcome before the trial was even held.

The Antichrist will have the nation’s most powerful religious leader influencing the country for him. This leader will try to convince Christians that the Antichrist is “God’s pick” and that we need to support him.

“And then I saw a second beast come from the Earth who looked like a lamb but spoke like a dragon… and it deceived the inhabitants of the Earth…” 
Revelation 13:11–12

The Bible predicts the Antichrist will survive the near-fatal wound to his rule, but then goes on to tell us he will need the most powerful religious leader in the country to help him solidify support among the religious in order to stay in power– specifically around the 3 1/2 year mark.

3 1/2 year mark? That’s re-election season. Interesting!

The prophecy describes a political/religious alliance where the most influential religious leader in the country goes around speaking to large crowds, displaying any and all religious credentials he can muster, in order to generate support for the Antichrist rule to last more than just 3/12 years.

During the rule of the Antichrist there will be a global pandemic that will kill many people.

“…and many people died from the waters that had become bitter” 
Revelation 8:10

The Bible predicts that during the rule of the Antichrist that there will be a global pandemic where an illness enters the country from a foreign place, spreading in liquid form (cough, sneeze) and ends up killing many, many people in the nation and globally.

During the pandemic the Antichrist will not prioritize the vulnerable.


“”There will be a leader over the land who will not help the ones who are dying.” 
Zechariah 11:6 

When the pandemic hits, be on the lookout for a leader who delays action even though he knows people will die, someone who publicly spreads scientifically false information that could get people killed, and someone who is in far more of a hurry to get back to winning than he is to help the sick and the dying.

During the rule of the Antichrist people will begin having strange and vivid dreams.

“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” 
Acts 2:17

Recently people have begin having strange and vivid dreams all across the country, and scientists have been busy trying to explain why it’s happening. The New York Times reported that the query on Google, “why am i having weird dreams lately” has quadrupled. Even National Geographic has a full article on the spike of people reporting having strange dreams.

During the rule of the Antichrist there will be food shortages and huge spike in food prices, but will be a surplus of oil that remains cheap.

“Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil!” 
Revelation 6:6

The Bible predicts that there will be food shortages that cause a dramatic spike in food prices, while leaving some commodities untouched. 

In March and April of 2020, many Americans had their very first experience walking into a grocery store and finding the shelves completely bare. This period also marked the biggest price increase in American food prices since 1974– at a time when oil was at such a surplus that for a moment, it had a negative price.

During the rein of the Antichrist those who are wise to what is happening will rise up and resist in a period of civil unrest that will get a lot of attention. They will face violence from security forces and receive no help from the Antichrist. 

“Those who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered. When they fall, they will receive a little help, and many who are not sincere will join them.” 
Daniel 11:33

How do we know the time is at hand and the Antichrist is in power?

Well, according to Daniel, look for a period of civil unrest where those who “resist” speak out against the culture of the Antichrist. Protesters will face violence from security forces, some will “fall” and get no help when they do, and their movement will be co-opted by opportunists whose motive is to plunder (loot) but who are not sincerely members of the resistance movement. 

The Antichrist will use his armed forces to remove people from the area surrounding a church and will do something detestable in front of it.

“His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the area surrounding the temple, so that they can set up the abomination that leaves the area empty.” 
Daniel 11:29-33

In ancient times God-followers went to the temple to sacrifice, worship him, and gather together. The Bible tells us that during the rule of the Antichrist there will come a time when churches do not gather like they used to.

It further tells us, both in Daniel and then mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 24, that the Antichrist will use the military to clear out the area outside a church until it is empty and desolate. Once the area is cleared, the Antichrist will do something just outside of the church that is an abomination to God.

On June 1, 2020, Donald Trump had federal officers fired teargas (a weapon that is outlawed under the Geneva Convention) and rubber bullets on peaceful protesters in Washington D.C. and make the area desolate so that he could walk to a local church for a staged photo op. It was not a church he attended (he prefers to play golf on Sundays), and the photo op was to help him with conservative religious voters (and interestingly, he held the Bible upside down and backwards for the photo).

What is also interesting is the Bible tells us in the very next verse that after the Antichrist engages in this act in front of the church, he will flatter and compliment Christians who have betrayed their faith to follow him. In an interview after his staged event, Trump said that religious people were happy he did it and mentioned Franklin Graham and Robert Jefress– offering them both flattery.

The pastor of the church was absolutely furious that he would not only do this to peaceful protestors in front of the church, but that he would use their church and a Bible from inside, as a photo op. They even threw a priest off church property in order to do it.


The Antichrist will see himself as being above everyone else, as if he had no need for God. He will eventually elevate himself as the God and King of Israel

“And he will exalt himself above all… so that he sets himself up in God’s own temple in Israel, proclaiming himself to be God.”
2nd Thess 2:4, Rev 17

However… it’s hard to imagine this actually happening. I don’t know if I’ve ever met a professing Christian who saw themselves as being so flawless or had zero reverence for God. Well, take that back– never mind the admission that he’s “never seen a need” to ask God forgiveness for anything, or saying, “Why should I repent if I haven’t done anything wrong?” just TODAY he did something that seemed unthinkable… 

Here’s Donald Trump, just as the Bible predicts, setting himself up like he’s the God and King of Israel:

Beyond words. This is what Antichrist looks like.

But you know what? He is not the God of Israel. He doesn’t worship or even know the God of Israel.

But are you ready for some Antichrist trolling about 2,600 years in the waiting?

Well, we know the Antichrist hates God and doesn’t worship him– but the Bible *does* actually let us in on a secret and tells us who the Antichrist does worship… and spoiler: it’s not actually Satan.


The Antichrist will worship the god of border walls.

For real. The Bible actually says that.

“He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. Instead of them, he will honor a god no one will have heard of before: the god of fortresses. And he will worship this god with a lot of money.”
Daniel 11:37-38

You can’t even make this stuff up– yes, the Bible *actually* says that instead of worshipping the true God, the Antichrist will worship an unknown god of “fortresses.”

What does this word “fortress” literally translate to?

Border walls that secure a city or country, that’s what.

Yes, the Bible says the Antichrist will worship the god of border walls.

Some commentaries argue it’s not even referencing a real deity (though some think it was the ‘god of towers’ like a gate tower), but instead note that it is likely the Antichrist will be so obsessed with a border wall, worshipping it with a lot of money, that it functionally becomes his god.

Yup- trolling from long-since-dead-guys. Priceless!

The Antichrist’s most devoted followers will wear a sign of their allegiance to him on their foreheads.

“And they received a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads…”
Revelation 13

And we all thought it was going to be a barcode or chip….

And the final biblical prophecy on the Antichrist:

… But the people who truly know God and remain faithful, will firmly “resist” him.

With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him.
Daniel 11:32

Yup– even the name of our movement is mentioned in the Antichrist narrative.

So in the end, what do I believe theologically on the subject of eschatology after this research project?

I don’t know yet.

But what I do know is this: If the Antichrist comes, I’m not going to be the one guy in the room who doesn’t recognize him.

Benjamin L. Corey

Benjamin L. Corey

BLC is an author, speaker, scholar, and global traveler, who holds graduate degrees in Theology & Intercultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell, and earned his doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller.

He is the author of Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith, and Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus.

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  1. Seen from someone like me who sees the Bible as a mythology book : there is a slight mistake. COVID propagates through breath, not through waters.I have to say the rest is impressive. You did put a lot of good work into this compilation. I am deeply impressed.

    The human beings who wrote the Bible indeed had a deep knowledge of the human behaviors, the best as the worse. The sermon on the mount, as evil as it might be (with the criminalization of the thought and other toxic teachings), is also a direct strike into the very center of our psyche – a real masterwork of human litterature. And when you compare Yahweh’s behaviour with Trumps, the first thing that comes to mind is “Trump inspired them ti describe Yahweh’s behaviour”. Well, they alreay had a leader like Trump in those times, probably. I bet they suffered under his rule – and yet had to describe him as a god. Or…..

  2. Excellent stuff, Benjamin!

    And I say that as something of a lay biblical scholar/prophecy buff myself (including upon your selfsame topic)…

    You’ve presented your case well: cogently, clearly and perfectly understandably, and with deep insight/perception…

    Others, e.g. authors from centuries gone by such as Christopher Hill (‘Antichrist in Seventeenth-Century England’) and Ellen G White (‘The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan’, also known as ‘Cosmic Conflict’) have made equally compelling cases based entirely upon the long-cherished and well-established, biblically unassailable principle of ‘sola scriptura’ (the Scriptures Alone), which in this instance could be summed up as ‘let the Bible interpret itself’.

    Coincidentally enough, before reading your incredibly mind-blowing writing this evening I posted some more biblically-based/derived antichrist-related material (as I have previously in various posts on various blogsites of mine), as happenstance would have it after viewing (c/o my agnostic Society of Friends (Quaker) mother channel-scrolling and completely inadvertently stumbling upon) a TV programme entitled ‘Secrets Unsealed (or Unveiled)’ on our Firstlight (freeview) channel here in Aotearoa-New Zealand with a pastor Stephen Bohr teaching/preaching thereupon.

    Enough already – but thank God and praise the LORD for believers like yourself prepared to go out on a (well-argued and articulately, biblically sound) limb in the interests of ‘the faith once delivered unto the saints‘, who have been well warned

    ‘Blessed is s/he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy (i.e. the Revelation of Jesus Christ, in the Bible book by the same title), and keep those things which are written therein, for the time is at hand.’

    Maranatha! And may that ‘Great Day’ find us all ready and waiting for our LORD’s long hoped for and much-anticipated Second Advent to Planet Earth, for surely it cannot tarry all that much longer…

    Your Brother in Christ Jesus

    David Bernhardt
    (Author of some (arguably, oftentimes pertinent) blogsites if your reader/viewership are at all interested, and it’s okay by you (at a later date) for me to cite them herein, and/or the relevant posts thereon – at least once you yourself have screened/approved them.)

    P.S. And how about this equally novel idea: that, vis-a-vis your own (antichrist) theory and the others I’ve alluded to, as with so much else in this old world of ours these days, it’s not necessarily a case of ‘either (this) or (that)’, but it could actually – if only occasionally, admittedly – be one of ‘both (this) and (that)’.

    1. Exactly. I recommend a book by Alexander Hislop called The Two Babylons:

      The Two Babylons, subtitled Romanism and its Origins, is a religious pamphlet published in 1853 by the Presbyterian Free Church of Scotland theologian Alexander Hislop. Its central theme is the argument that the Catholic Church is the Babylon of the Apocalypse which is described in the Bible. Wikipedia
      Originally published: 1858
      Author: Alexander Hislop

      This book will open your eyes to all the changes made by the Church. A good study for those who feel secure in their faith.

  3. I’m not even Christian, an X if you will but I knew the minute he got into office. I started calling him the AntiChrist. Now with this article shared with me by a friend on Facebook, I read the entire article aloud to myself taking it all in. Makes sense and my allegiance to God, White Light, Goddess and All That IS remains in tact. I hate tRUMP with a passion and all of his “swamp monsters”. They are legion and they are many. They surround him and yet have no idea how to do their jobs effectively. Look at Betsy Devos… what a waste of space she is. Nasty, all of them! I do not wish them well!

    1. Did you see the part where the Antichrist will fool everyone? Apparently Trump lacks that superpower or you have immunity…

  4. I am a conservative Christian who at the start supported Trump. I am currently 17 and will turn 18 in about a week, so I will be able to vote for the next president. Lately, I have really questioned my support of Trump and what I read here really blew my mind. I am not quite sure if he is the Antichrist or not but he definitely does fit a lot of the descriptions, if not all of it. Not quite sure what to think, I almost feel like my world has been flipped upside down. Thanks for the article, I learned a lot. God bless!

    1. Just remember there are two side to every story. This story is written to hurt the President for political purposes by misusing scripture. Since most people on this site have no clear understanding of Revelation it is easy to influence the readers. Just scroll through the comments and you will the confusion. If you use this blog for study and try to prove each point to yourself your understanding would increase ten fold and you would then form your own opinion and be able to defend it to someone else.

  5. Greetings to all of those on this forum! I have read a few comments after reading some of what the author wrote, however, I find that he basically crafted his story of the antichrist to fit his own agenda, which is to attack President Trump. I doubt that he is all he says he is, since otherwise he would have done a more professional analysis instead of attacking other Christians, which is what Christians would no better than to do. I am only being critical of his article, I am not judging him. However, when anyone publishes an article they automatically open themselves up to criticism, which is what I am doing. I bet if you dig a little deeper on his background, you will find he is not what he claims to be. This is a hit piece, as it is called in the publishing world. If anyone of you is truly Christian, then you should not be listening to biased writing such as this piece. Pray to our Lord God that He will forgive you for spreading lies and misinformation about President Trump, since if you do not, then you will be judged accordingly by our Lord God. That is all I have to say on this subject. I do hope you all have a very nice remaining day! Adios from Texas.

  6. The manufacturing of your vision by using false information to distort who President Trump is, tells me more about YOU than him. Calling his buildings the “7 HILLS” is patently delusional and would be laughable if you weren’t leading so many people astray. And having equally insane people build you up for your completely ignorant analogy shows how many can be deceived by ONE VERY EVIL FALSE PROPHET!!

    1. You make a great point. When you read through the comments it is alarming to see how many, many people want to believe and agree with the comparisons. If Ben wanted to he could persuade his followers to actually read the bible on their own so they can begin to questions these assertions.

  7. The lies that the antichrist will push, and the truth that it denies, is that Jesus is God.
    The antichrist will eventually have ALL people liking him.
    The antichrist will defame God by making claims on God that is not true. Not that God is evil, but that popular evil things are considered good by God.

    Almost every point made, 2 or so are used to match and are reaching, and a third is snuck in that isn’t in the scripture quoted.

    The beast heads and horns are metaphorical, they are powers and principalities, not buildings.

    The mark of the beast is necessary to buy food. It’s more likely to be an embedded smartphone-like device than a printed symbol.

    While I agree that Trump has many faults, he doesn’t carry the favor of all sides necessary to be an antichrist.

    1. Thanks. Very nicely said.
      Unfortunately too factual for the Progressive/Leftists on this site to comprehend.
      When you sat the antichrist will promote that popular evil things (abortion, racism, anarchy, salvation by grace alone, Jesus didn’t have to die for our sins, God doesn’t judge and respond) as good you are prescient.

  8. Keeping in mind that, even if he is the Antichrist, it doesn’t mean it’s the End of the World. Many others have fit the bill–Hitler, for example, fits extremely well, but the world didn’t end then. Though climate change and the availability of nuclear weapons make the End of the World a higher possibility than it ever was before.

    1. I agree with your analysis because no one knows the time except the Father not even the Son. Many have predicted the end date without success. But when you point out Hitler and say Trump also fits the bill I completely disagree. Trump doesn’t want to be a dictator nor rule the world which are necessary attributes for that job.

      1. I disagree on that, but time will tell who’s right….In any case, I’ve moved away from the Evangelical interpretation of Antichrist and now see it as more of a Type we’ll see again and again throughout history until the world does finally end. Just in reading the books of Maccabees the past few months, I’ve identified several Antichrists and that was before Christ….Looked at that way, it becomes less of a mystical prophecy we may never see, and more a danger that every generation needs to watch out for. We also see how to fight and that eventually, the antichrists fall, so there is hope for the Church.

        1. At the end of this age when The anti-Christ is healed from his head wound people will believe he is God. Then they will receive his Mark willingly. Those who don’t ultimately will be killed. After that there will few, if any, of the Church left. But then Christ will return and you can read the rest in Revelation.

  9. Theres another key verse you can add to the Worthless Shepherd prophecy due to recent events.

    “Woe to the worthless shepherd,
    who deserts the flock!
    May the sword strike his arm and his right eye!
    his right eye totally blinded!”

    Here is a collection of my own research that you might find interesting.

    Feel free to delete these links after you grab them if youd like. Not trying to be rude and push my stuff on someone else’s site but I think its important info to spread around so at the very last I’d like someone who’s as knowledgable and put in the hours of research like you to at least check it out.

  10. So, interestingly, the president seems to be having trouble using his right arm and walking/standing steadily. Zechariah 11:17 may be telling us why,

    “Woe to the worthless shepherd,
    who deserts the flock!
    May the sword strike his arm and his right eye!
    May his arm be completely withered,
    his right eye totally blinded!”

    1. Good scripture; doubtful interpretation.
      Remember when Hillary almost fell on the sidewalk when trying to enter the van?

  11. Just wonder how many other leaders the signs apply to? Totally generic signs or possibly not?

  12. Just goes to show there are as many loony evangelical lefties out, as there are cultish alt righties. This article is living proof, despite the author’s apparent insufferable, laodicean, TDS-esque maladies afflicting this satirical piece. Oh, and he forgot the one qualifying identifier of the Antichrist, Daniel 9:27, which disqualifies Trump (Scottish/German)

  13. From the comments section:

    “[People I dislike] are Trumpsters who have had their consciences seared by the very subject of this column”
    “TЯ卐m₽ is the Beast, not the Antichrist.”
    “I believe Trump to he the First Beast from Revelation and thus, the Antichrist.”
    “Personally, my favorite is the MAGA hat being the mark of the beast on the forehead.”
    “I am fully convince he is the antichrist or his evil twin man is pure evil!”
    “It’s white supremacists and out-of-control cops who are the real terrorists, rioters and looters!”

    Now let’s laugh at those ‘fundies’ who believe in the anti-Christ.

    I’ve said it before: “Progressive Christianity” is the belief that hatred of Trump is more important than love of Jesus.

    1. • TЯ卐m₽ is the Lawless One as described in:
      – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

      • TЯ卐m₽ is the Abomination of Desolation:
      – Matthew 24:15-31, Daniel 12:9-13

      • TЯ卐m₽ is the Beast!
      – Revelation 13:1-9, Daniel 7:25

    2. • TЯ卐m₽ is the Lawless One as described in:
      – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

      • TЯ卐m₽ is the Abomination of Desolation:
      – Matthew 24:15-31, Daniel 12:9-13

      • TЯ卐m₽ is the Beast!
      – Revelation 13:1-9, Daniel 7:25

      1. Naturally, you are still a liar.

        But it’s almost cute that you pretend to be Christian while you lie about God’s word to follow your petty, childish hatreds.

      2. But while you’re busy pretending to care about Bible verses, check out that one about bearing false witness, and the one about taking the Lord’s name in vain.

        And Godwin’s Law ain’t in the Bible, but despite the name it doesn’t actually come from God, so you can safely look it up– go ahead and check that one out too.

  14. “Christians are dumb because they believe in the Antichrist!”

    “Now watch me lie my head off to explain why Trump is the anti-Christ.”

    I’m not sure which is funnier, watching Mr. Corey show that he hates Trump more than he loves Jesus, or the idea that the “Resist” idiots sexually assaulting preachers out on Soymalia are “wise.”

  15. ” … which shall be diverse from ALL kingdoms, and shall devour the WHOLE “earth”, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.” = Clues.
    “You are under the power of no other enemy, are held in no other captivity, and want no other deliverance, but from the power of your own earthly self. This is the murderer of the divine Life within you. It is your own Cain that murders your own Abel.” William Law ……….. and in order to heal mankind of this dual nature:
    “He [the Christ] is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.” Ephesians 2:14

  16. I have a nearly deadly serious comment: Can the antichrist’s followers ‘smell’ a person that isn’t ‘them’, so to speak, and attack them, or try to?
    I’ve had some downright worrying encounters the past couple years…

    1. Not sure about ‘smell’ … but we know for sure that Satan knows who the true saints are.

      If we keep our eyes and ears tuned into the Holy Spirit, true Christians can discern the spirits.

      This is how many of us immediately recognized the Beast when he rode that gaudy golden escalator down to the lobby of his tacky tower, then went right into his, now infamous, speech:

      “Mexicans are criminals and rapists.”

      Immediately thereafter, every single white-supremacist and neo-nazi group in the country flocked to his side.

      About 6 months later, most Evangelicals flocked to his side too.

  17. Interesting Calculative Predictions: Over time people have tried to predict Nostradamus, The Revelations, etc etc. There’s endless math for predictions. They can be made by anyone for anything against or for anyone. If you take just the points from the bible you have taken here you could attribute these predictions in a wonderful story to dozens and dozens of leaders over the last few hundred years all over the world. But we all need to make a living and I appreciate the efforts! By the way you missed one Trump tower in Las Vegas, so I guess thats 8, Peace all !!

  18. This is fascinating, with a lot to absorb. (I’m an Episcopalian; I was taught that Daniel was accurate right up to the point when the second author, writing in Aramaic instead of Hebrew, tried to predict the future, and that Revelation is mostly about Rome (“seven hills”) – the Number of the Beast adds up to Nero Caesar, and he certainly persecuted Christians.)

    You do have some things wrong about St. John’s/Lafayette Square. The rector (not the pastor) did have some things to say about the violent police invasion, which drove off not only a priest but seminarians and members of the laity, but it was the Bishop of Washington, +Mariann Edgar Budde, who had the most to say (as is meet and right, since she has authority over all the parishes and missions in her diocese).

    I’m not sure what you mean by “but that he would use their church and a Bible from inside, as a photo op.” He wasn’t inside, and the Bible – which was fished from a $1,540 designer handbag by Ivanka Trump – wasn’t, either. Nor did Trump hold it upside down and backward. This isn’t to say that he wouldn’t have, but the photos show it right side up and front forward.

    Anyway, thank you. You have built a persuasive case!

  19. tRump is the antichrist, got it.
    So what happens after bunker baby’s reign of terror is over?
    That is the part that has always confused me, assuming I’m still alive or any of us are.

  20. Trump is not the anti-christ.

    Speaking of the anit-christ, the scriptures say in Daniel 11:37 “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.”

    Trump LOVES women, and has a beautiful wife. So this CANNOT be him.

  21. Hi, I came here to say you needed to update your page after recent events, and you have! Thank you for writing this up. A few points to think about:

    1. I would actually quote the Matthew 24 verse mentioning “when you see standing in the holy place…” so the words of that prophecy are actually visible on your page, and say something like what if the holy place is not a Jewish temple but a little chuch near the WH.

    2. The WH has now been fenced in by kilometers of steel fence, which as far as I know has not happened before. More fortressing.

    3. I would take off the final point about the maga hats, it’s weak, and it’s not good to finish on a weak point.

    1. I saw a formula that makes “MAGA” work out to 666, but then again, a formula could be done to make any letters work out that way. More interesting is that Trump’s full name in his ancestral language is:DONALD
      DRUMPFCount the letters.

      More interesting still is what the GOP changed their logo to in their mid-2014 rebranding. I commented on it a couple weeks ago with a comment that has their logo prominently displayed along with a Bible verse. Check it out.

  22. When I first read your update, I nitpicked a little on the “food prices skyrocket while oil remains cheap” point because the verse actually says, “… but do not harm the oil and the wine.” But then, I realized… that fits too.
    1) Liquor stores stayed open as essential businesses from the beginning of the pandemic.
    2) I never remember seeing a store that was completely out of alcohol.
    3) I did a little cursory Googling and saw several sources proclaiming or projecting a drop in US wine prices.
    4) I saw another article about a French winery that had so much surplus they converted the extra into hand sanitizer.
    Excellent article. You’ve convinced me.

  23. When I first read your update, I nitpicked a little on the “food prices skyrocket while oil remains cheap” point because the verse actually says, “… but do not harm the oil and the wine.” But then, I realized… that fits too.
    1) Liquor stores stayed open as essential businesses from the beginning of the pandemic.
    2) I never remember seeing a store that was completely out of alcohol.
    3) I did a little cursory Googling and saw several sources proclaiming or projecting a drop in US wine prices.
    4) I saw another article about a French winery that had so much surplus they converted the extra into hand sanitizer.
    Excellent article. You’ve convinced me.

  24. (Full disclosure, I’m not a christian any longer, though I was raised in evangelical christianity)

    In the many many (many many many, etc.) end-times sermons and such, one thing I remember being brought up more then once is the theory that there is an “antichrist” figure in every age. The train of thought being that because Satan doesn’t know when the end times will occur, he has to have one ready at all times. It’s still both hilarious and sad that the evangelical “moral majority” all rallied to elect a person who so closely fits their description of the antichrist.

  25. For consistency, Trump would’ve already had to invade Mexico, Israel, Egypt, Libya, and many other countries by now, “sweeping through like a flood”. And Canada would’ve already attacked the US. So it needs a little work, to say the least.

  26. Man. Reading over these comments I just have to be like, wow, commenters have too much time on their hands. In no particular order.
    Obama sucks and was and is an awful man.
    Hillary Clinton sucks and is and was and is an awful woman.
    Biden is blatantly demented.
    Frankly, they probably all have had sex with children. Like all Democrats and Republican leaders, they sacrifice their souls onto the altar of mammon to worship the almighty dollar and praise this sick country and worship it more than they would ever revere God.

    That doesn’t make Trump not so hilariously and ludicrously evil that it’s depressing people can’t see that he’s the most fitting candidate for the Antichrist in a long while, and even though I as a Christian do not believe in an ‘Antichrist’ and I’m not a Revelations adherent, it doesn’t change that he’s awful. Just look up his own words, his quotes, ignore the media’s description of them and you can see that. It’s not just a New Yorker thing, I’ve family in New York City, hell, one of my family members is a gun dealer and a former con man in New York, and he’s less of a boastful, foul-mouthed, money-obsessed shitlord.

    1. How exactly were Obama and Hillary an awful man and woman, respectively? Give specifics.

      Biden is not blatantly demented. He has a life-long speech disorder that causes basal stutter and word substitution, He makes gaffes, but he always has, and is showing no sign of progressive decline beyond the occasional “senior moment” that all elderly people are subject to without it being dementia. Dementia requires progressive loss of cognitive function over time.

      “Frankly, they probably all have had sex with children”? Wow. I guess you think that the 9ᵗʰ Commandment doesn’t apply to you? You just hurl one of the most serious accusations possible out there against multiple people whom you don’t know without a lick of evidence, just because you’re on the other side politically? And call it “Frankly” but also try to qualify it with “probably” as if you think that lets you off the hook? “Even as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, ye did it unto Me.” (That’s from the passage where He describes the Final Judgment, no less!) You just accused your Lord and Savior of child molestation.

  27. • TЯ卐m₽ has emboldened the police to commit acts of violence against America’s citizens! He must be stopped, or this will only increase to a level which we cannot undo.

    Our Open Society will be dismantled and destroyed by an authoritarian mad-man, if that hideous monster is allowed to continue to infest our Seat of Power ever again.

    The police have been exposed as modern-day SS and Brown-Shirt Nazis who will do TЯ卐m₽’s bidding.

    Just as they did in 1930’s Germany, Austria and Poland … today’s American cops beat the elderly, children, handicapped, disabled and anybody they come in contact with.

    Police Accountability NOW!
    Vote Blue!

  28. We’ve joked for years that Bill Gates was the anti-christ. Lately more of the prophecies can pertain to him as well. You might want to consider who is actually in charge and not just puppets like presidents and prime ministers. Start researching and see how many verses can be applied to Bill Gates and what he’s said and done lately.

    1. Gotta know you’re a TЯ卐m₽-TOAD … always projecting the crimes and sins of your sweaty-orange-pig, idol onto others.

      The documentation and Scriptural verses you provided to support your vile, false accusations and Q-MAGAT lies, are quite noticeably absent.

  29. God has been impressing much upon my heart lately. In the coming days, I will be posting signs, predictions and reasoning to my new Twitter account @19_witness. I pray for all reading this to be safe and well during these Tribulations. If you have not accepted Jesus as your Savior, I encourage you to reach out to Him through prayer. God is good and He is with us.

  30. Wow you guys were really having a big discussion… 2 things we as Christians should know are true…
    1. You’re known by your fruits
    2. Do unto others as you would want done to you. Sin is sin, we all sin, we fail, but we strive to do better, right? We don’t continue deliberately hurting others, so either you believe the leader of America is A. Not a Christian and not living a Christ like lifestyle at all, or B. He’s a Christian, striving to be like Christ, because he said he was (he’d never lie) and everything he’s done in his lifetime, has only been to Glorify God??
    So one thing I’d live to leave with you….. He said I could walk down the middle of 5th avenue and shot someone, and I’d still not lose any voters… Wonder if he feels the same today? That seems Christ like… Also only one Law remains. Love… Love your enemy Love your neighbor, the greatest commandment is love…

  31. Bush was the Anti-Christ. I remember GQ Magazine making a picture of him as Jesus. I found it and posted below. Back then if you spoke out against the Iraq war you were demonized even though you stood for something true and right. It was a hard time. Trump I thought was a clown but now I see he is the TRUE BEAST. All those who have the eyes to see and the ears to hear, shall know.

    By the way I’m a theistic agnostic. For those that don’t know, that means I believe in a higher power but I admit I do not know what it is and will never really know. I do not follow any religion but my own good conscience. I was raised Catholic and refused confirmation. I do however love Jesus and I believe in his teachings and his mother Mary is my best friend. So I guess I’m Christian but I don’t like the religion. I have studied the bible though because I went to a school that was Christian my whole life. The book of Revelations was always my favorite.

    1. Dubya wasn’t the Anti-Christ, he maybe was the precursor.

      I remember around 2008 when Evangelicals put on pretentious, pious, prayer vigils … asking God for a Christian president. God sent us Barack Obama.

      Immediately after President Obama’s election, those same Evangelicals falsely accused him of the most heinous lies. God proved them to be liars when President Obama, for 8 years, had NO SCANDALS!

      Then when the real Beast, rose from the Bottomless Pit, slithered down his golden escalator to the lobby of his tacky tower, and gave his first speech, “Mexicans are criminals and rapists” … every evil white-supremacist and neo-nazi group flocked to his side. Evangelicals followed soon after.

      Afterthought: You are a Christian if you love Jesus, follow His teachings and obey His commandments (Love) as well as you can.

      Jesus warned us when we see the Harlot of Babylon riding the Beast, (Revelation 17 & 18)

      “Come out of her my people, lest ye partake in her sins and receive of her plagues.” – Revelation 18:4

  32. I’ve read this before and shared it. Now I’ve read your update and it’s given me chills. I’m not even all that “religious.” I’ve shared it everywhere I can. Thank you for researching and posting this.


  33. There is no “antichrist” in the Bible as such: the only time the word appears is in the plural “antichrists”, and Daniel and Revelation are talking about different figures, with the latter borrowing a lot of imagery from the former. The “Beast” etc are both references to antichrists in the authors’ own times and also archetypes of every antichrist that has arisen since. Trump ticks all the boxes for another antichrist fooling the faithful in quite a spooky way, as the article above points out.

    1. Close. The Beasts are not individual persons. The Scarlet-Coloured Beast of Chapter 17 has seven heads and ten horns, and the ten horns are ten kings who reign one hour with the Beast. That means that individual persons (the kings in this case) are merely parts of the Beasts, which means that the Beasts are each aggregates of persons. This is why John called them “Beasts,” because beasts are not human beings, not real persons with a soul and a conscience of their own. Beasts can move and act and devour and destroy like humans can, but they have no conscience.

      What is like that in the world today?

        1. Not according to the guy I used to communicate online with decades ago who claimed to be one of the Two Witnesses.

          1. Alright, this whole post is full of a lot of ill-informed and passionate people on both sides. I’ve browsed your posts here, and you seem remarkably well-informed, but also well into what to my eyes seems like some really crazy stuff. But I love crazy stuff. Can you tell me what about this person claiming to be a Witness was compelling enough that even decades later you still haven’t disregarded him?

            1. Why haven’t I disregarded him? At the time I did more than “disregard” him. I outright mocked him for a loon (I and most of the others in the various online forums and occasional chatroom where I encountered him — almost no one took him seriously). This was about two decades ago, give or take (it was a several-year period beginning when years still began with a one and extending until about 2004 or so). He was an absolute loon — or so I thought at the time.

              Now? Now I’m not so sure. His prophecies have been coming true in ways I simply can’t explain. Just for starters, he prophesied that the GOP would change their logo, and what they would change it to, at least a full decade before they actually did it (which was in late September, 2014, at least according to when it showed up on their website according to the Internet Wayback Machine). In fact,seeing that new logo unnerved me, and I didn’t realize why for a few years, and then I remembered this guy (I hadn’t spared him a thought in over a decade before that). See my comment from 12 days ago as I type this that shows the current official GOP logo (the image there is directly from their @GOP Twitter feed and is also on their Instagram page, on most any Press Release on their website, and all official printed materials, since the rebranding of 2014 [their Facebook and YouTube also use the logo, but a color-reversed “negative” version of it]). There’s a lot more, too.

              He never gave me any name but the username he was using, which he said was now his “real” name since it was the name that God gave him when He caught him alive up into Heaven to witness His Courtroom and Judgment of Babylon the Great (which is the USA, according to him). That name is “Bands,” one of the Two Staves of the Lᴏʀᴅ in Zechariah Chapter 11 (the other is “Beauty” — I have no idea who that is, and neither did “Bands” — nothing in the Bible states that the Two Witnesses would necessarily know each other, at least not before the Tribulation).

              At any rate, I disregarded and outright dismissed and forgot about him for years, though now I see that I subconsciously remembered. I desperately did not want him to to turn out to be who he claimed. I love America and don’t want it to be Babylon the Great, especially given the extremely detailed way he said that the entire North American continent would be utterly destroyed in a way that would seem to the world to be a horrific, cataclysmic, yet natural (albeit artificially enhanced) disaster with a valid scientific explanation that would not seem to the world to have no explanation other than actual divine judgment. I even became an atheist during the intervening years because I really didn’t want him to be right.

              Now, while I still don’t fully believe him, I’m having to face the possibility that maybe he really is who he said he is. If his prophecies keep on coming true like they have been, I need to get myself and everyone I know and love off of this continent and preferably out of this hemisphere sometime in the next four years tops, because that’s how long this continent would have left to live as a land mass.

              BTW, I recognize your username, oh godlike one of the 1990s Marvel Comics Universe’s “Secret Wars”! 🙂

  34. This is quite interesting. I was kind of going in like “Okay, Obama, Bill Gates, George Bush, and Barney the Dinosaur. So what is it this time?” But I think I’ve seen more correlations with Trump than with the others, and Barney is a “beast” of sorts.

    I realized that Federal politics are no longer important to my faith, so I stopped paying attention and turned my focus to the church I go to. Now, I’ll have to keep the presidential election in my peripheral vision.

    1. It does you no honor to brush off and scoff at the prophesies being fulfilled right before our very eyes.

      The “church” you are focusing on, or at least 81% of her members, have surrendered their souls to TЯ卐m₽-the-Beast, thereby turning the Bride of Christ into the Harlot of Babylon.

      When you see the Harlot of Babylon riding the Beast (as we are seeing today) Christ, through his Apostle John, said:

      “Come out of her my people, lest ye partake of her sins and receive of her plagues.” – Revelation 18:4

      1. I’m not brushing anything off. I just realize that God in control and my job is my own personal responsibility. I will face an almighty God and be called to account for everything I’ve done (or not done).

        I also know (like the author) that countless of times people have predicted the end and the antichrist (remember Hitler? Remember the Rapture cult?) – so I’m very skeptical when I see yet *another* “here’s proof that is the AntiChrist.” I wish I could find that email from the days of AOL saying how Barney the Dinosaur (I’m not kidding, the guy was dead serious) was at least the beast, if not the antichrist.

        As for Churches: “By their fruits, you shall know them.” I’ve been to many, and I think 81% is a bit low. :/ The church, where I am at the moment, doesn’t get into politics much, but they do at least *act* like Christians.

        1. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Even the “Hitler” part. He was a Beast too. There’s been hundreds (probably thousands) of Beasts down through history.

          The difference this time around is that no other Beast has ever had access to a nuclear arsenal which could extinguish all life on our little blue planet.

          And who handed TЯ卐m₽-the-Beast that nuclear arsenal?

          Answer: the Harlot of Babylon … today’s fake-christian churches.

        2. Nancie – I feel like you’re the only person on this thread with a level head. Trump will gone by the end of the year. Reading this post and comments makes me think of Harold Camping and people like that.

  35. Bahaha Trump has the police forcibly drive away people from the church so he can have his photo op outside it…. MAGA. And for laughs Iran and China are telling the US to be lenient on its own people. (Remember the USA chastising China over Hong Kong protests) … Is the USA completely f###ed or what?

      1. • TЯ卐m₽ is the Lawless One as described in:
        – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.

        • TЯ卐m₽ is the Abomination of Desolation:
        – Matthew 24:15-31, Daniel 12:9-13

        • TЯ卐m₽ is the Beast!
        – Revelation 13:1-9, Daniel 7:25

      2. • TЯ卐m₽ is the Lawless One as described in:
        – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.

        • TЯ卐m₽ is the Abomination of Desolation:
        – Matthew 24:15-31, Daniel 12:9-13

        • TЯ卐m₽ is the Beast!
        – Revelation 13:1-9, Daniel 7:25

  36. It was finally good to have my opinion of Trump being the Anti-Christ affirmed. I have been saying this for about 2 years, ever chance I get. Thank you.

  37. Deuteronomy 6:8, we are supposed to tie God’s commands to our wrists and bind them to our foreheads. Instead, we have replaced that with the mark of the beast, Rev 13:16. What in modern times is used as described like that? Well, a smart phone, in our hands, to conduct commerce in the digital world (and read Twitter), and on our heads, to communicate. The kicker is most of these have a symbol of the fall of man hiding in plain sight, an apple with a bite taken out ofit.

    1. Well did you know the first Apple computer was sold for $666? Look it up! I’m not even kidding. So how’s them apples for symbolism!

      1. Didn’t know that. Thanks for that bit of “symbolism”.

        Of course, that doesn’t mean computers are the Antichrist or the Beast. … but will be used as a tool to deceive the whole world, even the Elect, if that were possible.

  38. ““call down fire from the sky” Not to mention ‘Space Force’; you just KNOW Trump wants to put nukes in orbit…

    I’m a former Pentecostal pastor turned atheist bit I’m going to share the shit out of this – if it causes a few crazed fundies to abandon trump at the polls then it’s worth it…

  39. The anti-Christ, and those with the spirit of the anti-Christ, hate Jews, and by extension Christians, Jerusalem and Israel. Benjamin L. Corey, and many others posting here, need to take their TDS meds.

    1. “Jews will not replace us” … shrieked TЯ卐m₽’s TOADS, not so long ago in Charlottsville.

  40. You liberals are nuts. We didn’t vote for Trump we voted against the real beast which is hillary clinton. How can anyone be a christian and vote for a woman as corrupt as hillary??

    1. If Hillary were the Beast of Revelation, she would’ve won the election (and not just the popular vote, which she did win). The Beast rules the world at the time of the Tribulation, with its HQ as Babylon the Great. Hillary doesn’t rule anything.

    2. Those who support, condone, defend and worship TЯ卐m₽ have already put the Mark of the Beast in their own foreheads.

      2 Thessalonians 2:9-12:

      9) “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,

      10) and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

      11) For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie

      12) and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”

      TЯ卐m₽’s TOADS are deluded beyond redemption!
      They are responsible for their own DAMNATION.

  41. Of all the most ridiculous analogies… This one is rife with perversity. You stated the Bible used president… No, it does not. But then, because your analog is so perverse, let me state thi… your ANALogy , meaning your anal views are full of holes and full of dung. But, by all means, DO keep deluding yourself and people.

  42. The Anti Christ will HAVE to appear to fulfill the prophecies of the Torah in order to be accepted as the Jewish Messiah and physical leader by the majority of Hebrews. Because their messiah was prophesied about by multiple well known prophets in different ways and times.
    That means that (If This Then That)
    First must come a John the Baptist character prophesying his appearance. And, eventually that ‘prophet’ recognizing him as the Jewish leader by birth and godhood. There is debate on whether Christians will be here for that or not but it does have to take place.
    Until that prophet becomes famous enough to be recognized as such world wide none of the other prophecies can occur.
    And so on.
    NeverTrump AlwaysConservativeChristian but trying not to mislead people for political purposes.

  43. I applaud good journalism, but this isn’t it. This author took sentence fragments and added other things.

    Ex: Rev 13 doesn’t say the beast will make boastful speeches, it says he will speak haughty and BLASPHEMOUS things, the emphasis on things being blasphemous, or literally anti-Christ (hence his title). The author here, conveniently took the first part of that sentence and cut off the next words. If you have to do that to prove a point, you’re being dishonest with your arguments.

    Also the passage about the mouth of a lion is not saying he’ll threaten people, it’s saying the beast has the body of a leopard, feet of a bear and the mouth of a lion. That Revelations passage says nothing about threats (though I’m sure the beast will threaten). The threatening part was just added by the author.

    The rest of the “coming out of the sea” and “number of heads”, etc, is pure conjecture, and people have come up with similar for saying everyone from the pope is the anti-Christ (ask any 7th day Adventist) to that it was Nero and the anti-Christ already occurred. You pick ANYONE, you can find a way to make those numbers work somehow.

    The biggest take away from any passage about the anti-Christ is was 1 john 2:22 says: that the anti-Christ will deny that Jesus is lord. And that is a theme throughout the whole Bible, that on the day of the lord, all will have to confess that.

    Trump has been the most Christian president in policy in my lifetime. Recently talking nationally about Easter and the Resurrection and Jesus.

    I’m all for real exegesis, but taking fragments and putting implications into texts that aren’t there is poor exegesis. I recommend all of you go back to the source material and look for yourselves. You realize the enemy wouldn’t choose a polarizing figure for the anti-Christ, that would be stupid. It would be someone who can lead the world astray and seduce the world.

    Sorry the church hurt you man. We’ve all had bad experiences. Because we’re all human and imperfect. God still loves you though, and even at this moment, wants you back

    1. The sheer vitriol against this President given the state of the country is lunacy. Articles like this are proof of that. The comments below show this hysteria is shared.

      If the Progressives had won the election our guns would be taken and freedom of speech would be gone. Those who disobeyed would be in jail. The current examples of gubernatorial overreach such as threatening people sitting in their cars listening to a sermon is but one example. The bottom line is that we are lucky to have this President while we are going through this unprecedented crisis.

      1. TЯ卐m₽ has emboldened the police to commit acts of violence against America’s citizens!
        He must be stopped, or this will only increase to a level which we cannot undo.

        Our Open Society will be dismantled and destroyed by an authoritarian mad-man, if that hideous monster is allowed to continue to infest our Seat of Power ever again.

        The police have been exposed as modern-day SS and Brown-Shirt Nazis who will do TЯ卐m₽’s bidding.

        Just as they did in 1930’s Germany, Austria and Poland … today’s American cops beat the elderly, children, handicapped, disabled and anybody they come in contact with.

    2. You don’t think that “Why should I need forgiveness or repentance? I never do anything wrong!” isn’t blasphemous? Most Christians would consider that blasphemous in the extreme: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

    3. Not supposed to be “journalism”. This article is a precise analysis of the Prophesies which are unfolding before our very eyes.

      Journalists and journalism don’t report on Spiritual and Scriptural happenings.

  44. Nothing new here. Christians prostituting themselves to populous leaders is nothing new.
    They didn’t even learn from 1930s Germany.

    It’s like they can’t help themselves.

  45. He’s missed an important one.
    The parrable of the 10 Virgins. 5 have the faith to hold out to Christ’s coming, five need more oil and try to buy from the wrong fellow.

  46. Revelation 19:20
    But the beast was seized, along with the false prophet who had done signs in the beast’s presence. (He had used the signs to deceive people into receiving the beast’s mark and into worshipping the beast’s image.) The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur.

    Tell me there is an end to this madness!!!

  47. Your take on the “mortal” wound survival is where you lost me. Trump may have his faults, but his opposition is even more faulty! Nice try.

    BTW… the “False Prophet” is the “Fake News”.

    1. The False Prophet is all of America’s right-wing evangelical / fundamentalist / Dispensationalist / Dominionist /.“Christian” Reconstructionist / Prosperity “Gospel¨ / etc. etc. etc. “Christianity” that deceives its followers into worshiping (in all but name) the Great Beast (Corporate Personhood — all corporations are collectively the Great Beast), teaching for doctrine the commandments of men, etc.

      1. Most “practicing” Christians are guided by conscience and the Holy Spirit! As Jesus states, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” As a protestant, which I’ll assume are, you know that everyone who believes in Christ is saved. And the “gates of hell will not prevail against His church” (people). Instead of complaining, be more proactive, or even, dare I say “evangelical”! You have lot of work to do!

  48. You see what you want to see. You pick from what scripture you want to pick from. And — surprise!! — we are not the only country on earth. I stopped believing in religion a long time ago, because of people like you. There are so many people in the world of whom you are not aware of, who could fit any biblical description, and you think you are knowledgeable enough to pin it down? Don’t you think that if the “prophets” in the bible could have, they would have added the name to the description? It also says that no one will know the hour or the day of the second coming, and the “Antichrist” rises just before this. So how do you know? And you have just added yourself to the thousands of previous predictions since the bible was written. Join the club.

  49. Any reference to prophecies brings out the nutters and mentally ill, but I do appreciate the references for more concise use on my Christian MAGA friends, but as two recent prophets wrote in a song called “The Boxer”: “Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest”

    Now with Covid-19 it is even more so: “There will be a leader over the land who will not help the ones who are dying.”

    America at the Federal and many state levels is actually controlled by a Christian Nationalism movement, President, Senate, Courts and many Governorships. This movement is clearly not Christian nor good for the nation. It simply does not take the Bible to see Trump for what he is: a sociopathic con-man who has failed and corrupted everything he’s touched. But a success on reality TV. An empty soul who should have been rejected by any moral person, but for the corrupting influences of the Christian Nationalism which makes good people blind.

    Corporate cronyism has joined with Christian Nationalism in a very unholy alliance for power. Each is eating the other. The poor are not protected, the sick not covered, the meritorious not recognized. The Bible is indeed right that character is destiny. I took substantial money out of the market after Trump got elected as I knew he would fail — it wasn’t prophecy or faith, it was his record. I did not foresee how horrible this would end with Covid-19, but I sit here a “winner” crying for my country.

    1. If this guy I used to communicate with online a couple decades ago really is who he claimed to be, then corporate personhood is the Great Beast, and all of right-wing evangelical / fundamentalist / Dispensationalist / “Christian” Nationalist / “Christian” Reconstructionist / Third Wave of the Holy Spirit aka “Joel’s Army” / Seven Mountains Mandate (see Revelation 17:9 [the one and only occurrence of the phrase “seven mountains” anywhere in the Bible!] about that — why would they choose that imagery to name a movement they claim to be on God’s side!?) / Prosperity “Gospel” etc. are collectively the Second Beast aka False Prophet.

  50. In his prejudice, he missed China. Especially Wuhan, China home to two bioweapons facilities, home of political prisoners who are harvested for China’s booming body part business and home to at least 10 “re education” centers for Chrisitians and Muslims. Oh well back to the drawing board. Does this “Christian” support abortion even unto infanticide? Hmmmm.

    1. In the hysteria over ventilators we should remember why there are few if any being built in this country – Obamacare. One of the vehicles to pay for this program was the Medical Device tax. This caused our manufacturers to go over seas to stay competitive.

      1. Bob google the Philadelphia Inquirer article on Maureen Boland and the coronavirus dated Sunday, April 6. Two conclusions from it. Ventilators are the last thing you want to be on, from the article, almost 0 patients recover once on a ventilator and hydrocloroquine and Z pack cured her. News last night a man who was on a ventilator was the only one in the region to recover but he was given a ebola vaccine.

      2. President Obama responded to the H1N1 and Ebola viruses by creating the Pandemic Response Task Force.

        TЯ卐m₽ destroyed the Pandemic Response Task Force out of sheer insane hatred and jealousy of President Obama.

        TЯ卐m₽ is the one solely responsible for the spread of the coronavirus in the United States!

      3. President Obama responded to the H1N1 and Ebola viruses by creating the Pandemic Response Task Force.

        TЯ卐m₽ destroyed the Pandemic Response Task Force out of sheer insane hatred and jealousy of President Obama.

        TЯ卐m₽ is the one solely responsible for the spread of the coronavirus in the United States!

      4. President Obama responded to the H1N1 and Ebola viruses by creating the Pandemic Response Task Force.

        TЯ卐m₽ destroyed the Pandemic Response Task Force out of sheer insane hatred and jealousy of President Obama.

        TЯ卐m₽ is the one solely responsible for the spread of the coronavirus in the United States!

    2. I don’t know if Benjamin Corey supports abortion even unto infanticide, but I know someone who does: the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Israel in His Old Testament Bible Law, in numerous places. Personhood in the Bible doesn’t begin under the Mosaic Law, as repeatedly stated and commanded by the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob Himself, until age one month after birth!

      1. There is a New Testament. Jesus fulfilled and clarified the Old. “…and the word was made flesh”, confirmed our sanctity and value. Abraham’s almost sacrifice of his son Issac mirrored what the Father was to ask of his Son. Plus add DNA and sonograms and the commandment Thou shalt not kill and you have no excuse.

        1. No, Jesus Himself said that until heaven and earth shall pass, not one jot nor one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law. Are you suggesting that He was wrong?

          “Thou shalt not kill” is a mistranslation. The Hebrew word for “kill” there means “murder” and most translations render it that way: “Thou shalt not murder.” It’s not a generic commandment against any and all killing, even of humans, because God Himself repeatedly commanded killing of humans under a multitude of circumstances, including the execution of one’s own children for cussing out (Exodus 21:17) or stubbornly disobeying (Deuteronomy 21:18–21) either parent.

          Not to mention the genocide against the Midianites in Numbers Chapter 31 (the whole chapter, so no claiming “out of context”) in which the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Israel Himself commanded the extermination of the Midianites right down to the baby boys in arms still suckling at their mothers’ breasts, and every non-virginal female which would include pregnant< women! Lots of them. So the Lᴏʀᴅ Sabaoth of Hosts commanded the Children of Israel to abort the fetal Midianites! The only Midianites to be left alive were the virginal females (nearly all young girls) who were to be taken as wives for the Israelites.

          Oh, there’s so much more I could go into along these lines. How many fetuses did God abort in Sodom and Gomorrah and the two other cities of the plain that were near them? Four whole cities! Was there not one pregnant woman among any of them? Or on the entire planet at the time of the Flood of Noah? Especially since lifespans were about an order of magnitude longer pre-Flood, which means that the stages of life would also have been longer by about 10×, including pregnancy which would last about 7½ years instead of nine months.

          Or how about Judges Chapter 11 (the whole chapter again, so no claiming out-of-context)? You mentioned Abraham and Isaac where the Lᴏʀᴅ sent an angel to stop a human sacrifice at the last moment that He had commanded, as a test of whether Abraham would put the Lᴏʀᴅ above his own child’s life. Yet with Jephthah (that literal bastard), well, he made a covenant with the Lᴏʀᴅ Sabaoth of Hosts that if He would deliver the Ammonites into Jephthah’s hand, Jephthah would sacrifice unto Him whatever was first to meet Jephthah when he returned home. The Lᴏʀᴅ God of Israel kept His end of the deal! The Ammonites were utterly defeated. So Jephthah returns home and was expecting one of his goats or sheep to greet him first, but no, it was his young daughter, still a virgin, his only child. He wept, and told her about the covenant, and she said to go ahead and carry it out after a time for her to bewail her virginity with her fellow young girl playmates, which she did, and then he carried out his end of the deal and sacrificed his daughter to the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! And unlike with Abraham and Isaac, no angel stayed his hand. No ram caught by the horns in a thicket was substituted. It became a tradition among the Israelites to mourn this girl, the daughter of Jephthah, annually. (There’s more fascinating stuff in that chapter such as Jephthah’s attempt at diplomacy with Ammon and just what that implies, but some other time.)

          Or the time much later that Elisha, who’d just watched his predecessor Elijah ascend into Heaven in a chariot, was on the road to Bethel, and along the way some little kids (it specifically says that they were little children!) saw him coming down the road and they pointed at his bald head and told him, basically, “Go away, Baldy!” So he turned and cursed them, and the Lᴏʀᴅ God of All the Earth sent two she-bears to rip 42 of the little children to bleeding shreds (II Kings 2:22–25).

          And so much more. But for now, back to “thou shalt not murder.” “Murder” both then and now was defined as the maliciously intentional and unjustified killing of a person. All of those executions for violating various commandments (and capital crimes under our own law), deaths in war (even though intentional), killing in self-defense, etc. — none of those are murder even though all are intentional killing. Neither is killing, say, a bug, even if intentional and malicious, because a bug, though every bit as much of a living thing as a human being is, isn’t a person.

          So the relevant question isn’t, “when does human life begin?” (on this we would agree: it begins at conception or even fertilization, scientifically speaking), but rather, “when does Personhood begin?”. Nowhere in the Bible does God say that Personhood begins at conception. Nowhere is that even implied. Nowhere is it stated by God as a matter of Law or commandment that it even happens at birth! No, as I said before, the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Israel was very specific about this: it’s at age one month after birth! Prove it, you say? Okay.

          Numbers Chapter 3 (yet again, the whole chapter, so no claiming “out of context”). This is the chapter that gives the Book of Numbers its very name, because it’s here that the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Israel commands the numbering of the Levites and the Israelites in two separate censuses. Obviously, He wanted Moses to know the numbers of Persons of each. Was it any age from birth up? Did He count the fetuses of pregnant women? No. The Lᴏʀᴅ God of Abraham straight-up said to only count them from a month old and up. Twice He commanded this in that chapter alone, and five more times (four each for each of the four sons of Levi and once for the Israelites as a whole) this aspect of the numbering is explicitly mentioned, for a total of seven mentions in this one chapter alone! And this isn’t the only place this is said, either! There are others.

          Leviticus Chapter 27 starts with the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Israel commanding that each person be assigned monetary value in His eyes, to redeem them from being sacrificed. For the purposes of assigning value, He divided them up by sex (males worth more than females, of course) and age group (working / fighting / childbearing ages worth the most, then youth including kindergarten age through age 20, then senior citizens, and finally infants and toddlers and preschoolers worth the least. But even that last group, the infants, even that group had a minimum age before which they were considered having even the lowest value of all, and guess what that minimum valued-as-a-Person-in-the-eyes-of-the-Lᴏʀᴅ was? Yep. You guessed it: “… from a month old even unto five years old….” (verse 6). Before that age? They have no value at all in the eyes of the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Abraham,. Isaac, and Jacob!

          And that’s not all! If the unborn were considered Persons, then killing one should carry a penalty at least as severe as saying a cuss word to a parent, right? Remember when I brought that up as a capital offense according to Exodus 21:17? Well, read in the very same chapter, starting just four verses after that. Verses 22–25. Herein we see the penalty for causing a pregnant woman to lose her child, and guess what? It ain’t death. It’s not even imprisonment. It’s a fine. You know, like you might have to pay for going a few miles over the speed limit or running a red light or parking in the wrong place or jaywalking or littering. “Oh, but that’s only if no harm is done to the mother or child!” Not so. While the KJV and some other translations are ambiguous on that point, most translations make it very plain that it’s only if further harm is done to the woman that the penalty gets escalated to the eye-for-eye, tooth-for-tooth, … life-for-life thing. The actual Hebrew makes it clear that this Law only comes into play is the child is born prematurely as a result of the violence done to the woman. How would they know, back then, if the child was born prematurely? They didn’t know about “trimesters.” They didn’t even know what a “sperm” or “ovum” was. They had no idea of the actual workings of human gestation. Heck, they thought that the baby started as a “seed” that was “planted” by the father into the “soil” of the mother’s womb, which is why women who couldn’t get pregnant were called “barren” (like sandy soil or rock that won’t grow anything). To this day, we still call the fluid from the male prostate that the sperm swim in “semen” which is Latin for “seed”! So how would they know if a child was premature? Simple: if it died! If it lived, then it was not considered premature! They had no NICUs back then (and they were in a desert which is the 180° diametric opposite of the precision temperature-controlled humid environment of an NICU needed to keep premie lungs from collapsing due to undeveloped hyeline membrane). No hyeline membrane syndrome drugs to help prop the undeveloped lungs open (lungs and eyes are the very last things to develop before birth because they aren’t needed until after birth). Premature babies always died, without a single exception because that was how they defined “premature birth”! So there was no need for the commandment to specify what would happen if the baby was premature yet lived, because that circumstance by definition could never happen!

          And finally (for now), let’s check out Numbers Chapter 5. Here we have the Law of Jealousy, which is to be invoked whenever a man thinks his wife may be pregnant with another man’s child. She’s taken to the priests, who brew up some medicinal herbal tea (“bitter water”) made from “the dust of the Tabernacle floor” which would contain dried herbs native to that region, which would include herbs known to be abortifacient! She has to drink it, and if she’s pregnant (the husband presumably not having had intercourse with her in some months), it causes symptoms which according to the Biblical description are those of a miscarriage! “Thy belly [womb] to swell and thy thigh [genitalia] to rot.” An herbally induced abortionoutright commanded by the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!

          1. Wake Up! Killing children in the womb is murder. They are unborn persons not detritus to be tossed into the garbage bin or sold to the medical industry. There is no person in their right mind who would destroy a baby for the sake of expedience. The Old Testament and the New Testament testifies against you. This is sin and the penalty for sin is death. Your position is just like the three policeman who watched while another killed an innocent man.

            1. No, it isn’t. Ancient peoples including the Hebrews did not consider even a newborn, let alone the unborn, to be a Person yet. Not until (in the case of Semitic peoples such as the Hebrews, at least) the Moon reached the same phase again as it had been on the day of the birth, thus the “a month old” (lunar month as per the Hebrew and other Semitic peoples’ calendar) in Numbers Chapter 3 (seven times) and Leviticus 27:6.

              I challenge you to show me even one verse anywhere in the Bible in which the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Israel Himself, or any of His duly authorized representatives (including prophets, apostles, or the Lord Jesus Christ) explicitly includes the unborn as Persons in matters of Law or commandment.

              No, not Jeremiah 1:5. That’s the Lᴏʀᴅ having a chit-chat with a prophet, not a matter of Law or commandment, and even so if you read it carefully it’s not talking about the Personhood of Jeremiah as a fetus, but rather the foreknowledge of God because it talks about before Jeremiah was even conceived (“Before I formed thee in the belly…”).

              Even in New Testament times, the Greeks (the language that the New Testament copies we have were written in) used the same word for “unborn” as for “newborn” (“βρέφος” transliterated “brephos”) and people on your side like to say that that proves that the unborn are Persons, but no, it’s the opposite. Remember, the Greeks practiced infanticide by exposure — leaving an unwanted newborn in a field to die. That was not considered a crime at all, let alone murder. It was legal to kill a βρέφος / brephos! But not an older infant past the brephos stage. That would be murder. Abortifacient herbs were known since ancient times and used by women often to procure abortion.

              1. Your analysis is faulty.

                Show us a verse revealing the Hebrew abortion centers or any verse telling someone to get an abortion. You can’t because there are none.

                The Greeks are used as pagans in the NT so what they thought about unborn babies is not relevant.

                God has told us not to murder and all societies recognize this and value life. Only lawless liberals and Progressives try to differentiate stages of life so they can murder with impunity.

                Your challenge is to open your eyes to what God says about life in the womb not to try and pervert its clear meaning.

                Psalm 129:16
                Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. – Psalm 129:16

                Psalm 139:15-16
                My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.”

                .Jeremiah 1 1
                Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Ah, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.” But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, `I am only a child.

                1. None of those are matters of Law or commandment. I specified that it has to be matters of Law or commandment. In matters of Law or commandment, the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Israel repeatedly places the onset of Personhood as a (lunar) month old after birth. Multiple times, in multiple places, talking about multiple things all directly related to who is and who is not counted (Numbers Chapter 3 — the whole chapter, stated seven times therein, twice commanded by the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Abraham Himself) or monetarily valued (Leviticus Chapter 27, key verse 6 but do read the whole first section of that chapter) as a Person.

                  Why, exactly, would a 27-day-old male Levite or Israelite baby not be counted in the two Censuses commanded in Numbers Chapter 3, but a 28-day (lunar month)-old one would be? Why exactly would a 27-day-old Israelite baby of either sex not be assigned a monetary value, when every age group starting at 28 days old (one lunar month) all the way up to death (notice that no upper bound is given for the senior citizen age group [60+] in verse 7, yet a lower bound is given in the immediately preceding verse for the youngest age group!)is assigned one in Leviticus 27:1–7? Failure to answer those specific questions in your next Reply here will constitute an implied concession of complete and utter defeat on this matter.

                  Why is cursing mother or father a capital offense in Exodus 21:17, but starting just four verses later in the same chapter causing a pregnant woman to lose her baby is a mere fine (like a traffic or parking ticket!) unless she is harmed?

                  As for your cited passages, none of them speak to any Personhood status of the unborn. They’re all talking about the foreknowledge of God. The only times that the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, speaks to the matter of when Personhood begins (including when to count / number [the very name of the Book of Numbers, the second-to-last book of the Torah aka Pentateuch] them and when to value them as Persons), He says that it’s a lunar month after birth.

                  I suppose that the commandment to circumcise the males could be used to justify backdating that to a little over a week (eight days old) instead of a lunar month, but that’s the earliest that can be supported from the actual Law. None place Personhood as starting even the first breath, let alone at birth, at crowning, at the water breaking, at the onset of labor, and certainly not “quickening,” let alone conception, let alone fertilization (which the ancient Israelites wouldn’t even have had any way to detect at the time — it’s not like they could bop on down to the local pharmacy to get those strips that turn blue when pregnant Mommy pees on them). The only way to detect an early pregnancy was with the abortifacient herbal “bitter waters” tea brewed from “the dust of the Tabernacle floor” as described in Numbers Chapter 5, and that kills the embryo / fetus! It’s induced abortion and the Lᴏʀᴅ Sabaoth of Hosts Himself commanded it!

                  You’re teaching for doctrines the commandments of men (Mark 7:7 ← red ink in a Red Letter Edition). In all of the Bible, Old and New Testaments, there is not one prohibition against killing specifically unborn human beings. Not. One. Not from Jesus, not from Paul, not from Peter nor James nor John nor Jude nor any of the other Apostles, not from Elijah nor Isaiah nor Jeremiah nor Ezekiel nor Daniel nor any other prophet all the way to and including Malachi, not Moses, not the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Israel Himself, not from anyone.

                  1. You are completely wrong about Jewish Law. Damages were owed for injuring a fetus. And you are using compensation formulas from the Civil side of Jewish Law to argue why abortion is not murder. But even then you don’t get anything correct. Census data is not relevant

                    “The famous medieval biblical commentator Solomon ben Isaac, known as Rashi, interprets “no other misfortune” to mean no fatal injury to the woman following her miscarriage. In that case, the attacker pays only financial compensation for having unintentionally caused the miscarriage, no differently than if he had accidentally injured the woman elsewhere on her body. Most other Jewish Bible commentators, including Moses Nachmanides (Ramban), Abraham Ibn Ezra, Meir Leib ben Yechiel Michael (Malbim), Baruch Malawi Epstein (Torah Temimah), Samson Raphael Hirsch, Joseph Hertz, and others, agree with Rashi’s interpretation. We can thus conclude that when the mother is otherwise unharmed following trauma to her abdomen during which the fetus is lost, the only rabbinic concern is to have the one responsible pay damages to the woman and her husband for the loss of the fetus.”

                    “Intentional abortion is not mentioned directly in the Bible, but a case of accidental abortion is discussed in Exodus 21:22‑23, where Scripture states: “When men fight and one of them pushes a pregnant woman and a miscarriage results, but no other misfortune ensues, the one responsible shall be fined as the woman’s husband may exact from him, the payment to be based on judges’ reckoning. But if other misfortune ensues, the penalty shall be life for life.”

                    As to whether abortion is murder relates to the Commandments of God not the Civil statues. But even here you fail to understand. Jews are not Christian and they don’t believe Jesus is the son of God. Christianity does not allow abortion.

                    Failure to understand the above will constitute an implied concession of complete and utter defeat on this matter. This will be indicated by any reply at all.

                    1. You already lost the debate. You don’t get to apply conditions because you already conceded. You posted again without answering the questions I asked. You didn’t even try to answer them, because you can’t and you know good and well that you can’t. To refresh your memory and for the benefit of anyone else reading here, the questions were:

                      • Why, exactly, would the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Israel consider a zero-day-old, a one-day-old, a two-day-old, and so on, all the way through and including a 27-day-old, infant, to be not worthy of being numbered in the Census as a Person (Numbers Chapter 3), nor being assigned monetary value as a Person (Leviticus Chapter 27)? I remind you that in that latter case all He had to do was leave out the words “from a month old” before “even unto five years old” or change it to “from birth” or “from conception” for the lowest-valued age group (infancy through preschool) just as He left out any upper bound in the following verse for the second-lowest-valued age group (senior citizens, defined by Him as “from sixty years old and above” with no specification of an upper bound), but He specified a lower bound even for the youngest age group. Again: the question is, Why did He specify “a month old” in all of those passages (and others I could bring up — those aren’t all)? You didn’t even attempt to answer that one.

                      Why did God say that cursing father or mother (which Jesus Himself began His ministry by condemning the Pharisees for reducing the penalty of this very commandment [Matthew 15:1−9 {key verses 4−6}]!) was a capital offense, but just four verses later in the same chapter causing the (yes, accidental) death of an unborn child was a mere fine? Even your cited analyses from Jewish scholars shows that the further punishments applied only if the woman was further harmed. But why? Yes, this is accidental and not intentional being talked about here, but any harm to the mother would be every bit as accidental and unintentional as the always fatal harm to the unborn child would be! So why is a worse penalty, up to and including execution (if she dies as a result — “life for life”) applied to the accidental harming or killing of the woman yet not to the unborn!? Answer that!

                      As to whether abortion is murder relates to the Commandments of God not the Civil statutes. But even here you fail to understand. Jews are not Christian and they don’t believe [that] Jesus is the son of God. Christianity does not allow abortion.

                      Wrong. Your particular version of Christianity doesn’t allow abortion. There are other versions of Christianity besides yours. Roughly 33,800 of them according to the World Encyclopædia of Christianity who surveyed all of the denominations, sects, cults, and other subdivisions and variants of Christianity alone that exist.

                      Nothing in the Bible, Old or New Testament, red or black ink in a Red Letter Edition, explicitly forbids or even condemns abortion (the killing of specifically unborn human beings). You have yet to show me such a passage, and I asked you multiple times. I gave you chance after chance.

                      Unless you’re a Roman Catholic (are you?), your version of Christianity didn’t start seriously opposing abortion until the 1970s, and then only as a motivating force as part of their takeover of the GOP, as planned by Paul Weyrich, the architect of that takeover and key founder of the religious right. Before that, Protestant women would discretely get abortions even before Roe vs. Wade and it wasn’t considered a big deal. Condemning abortion was considered “a Catholic thing,” like Rosary beads or venerating Mary or the Saints or confessionals or catechisms, which good Protestants wouldn’t do.

                      And even this was considered minor, and a secondary add-on (and more palatable public face cause) to the real motive for fundie Dispensationalists and the various Protestant sects that that cult (yes, cult) “steeplejacked” from within to take over the GOP as a stepping stone to taking over American government and society: racial segregation, especially in schools. Brown v. Board of Education was a far greater rallying force than Roe v. Wade was. The latter was just an add-on. There’s a reason that this movement began in the former Confederacy, the Deep South.

                    2. Oh yes I do because I understand the bible and you do not. Don’t worry about others worry about yourself.

                      When you have to ask a question about why God did or did not do something as proof of your argument you have already lost. You need to find a scripture that says God agrees that it’s ok to kill your unborn. But you can’t. But you can find this scripture:

                      Leviticus 18:21 “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.”

                      So you are not allowed to sacrifice your firstborn but according to your census theory you should be able to. Why is that?

                      Name a few of the 33,000 Christian sects that favor Abortion? We will wait for you.

                      Show us where Catholics could get an abortion before Roe. You can’t because it never happened.

                      Your grasp of American history is no better than your biblical acumen. In short, stop embarrassing yourself.

                    3. Maybe you should read what I post more carefully before replying. I said that Catholics were the main ones objecting to abortion prior to the 1970s. They (in particular Opus Dei and the Knights of Columbus) were the main ones who pushed through laws banning abortion in various states (even prfny states — Roe forbade states from banning it, rather than outright legalizing it). It was the Catholics who started the Pro-Life movement, the National Right to Life Committee (formed under the auspices of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1968).

                      What I said was that it was the Protestants who didn’t care one way or the other prior to Paul Weyrich using abortion as a replacement rallying cry for the fundagelical religious right once its original rallying cry, racial segregation, became politically unpalatable. Indeed, Weyrich tried abortion first, but it didn’t take. He then did the racial segregation thing, and that took. It was only later once segregation became less palatable that he went back to the abortion thing.

                      Yes, Bob., I do understand the Bible. Just because my understanding differs from yours doesn’t mean I don’t understand it. I have about ⅔ of the KJV memorized. I’ve read dozens of translations all the way through, and research the Hebrew and Greek. But more importantly, I’ve communicated personally with someone who, if he is who he said he was (and it’s looking more and more like he is — I didn’t believe him at the time), is tied with one other person on the planet for being the ultimate source of revelation from God in the End Times. This would be a far and away more authoritative source than any that you can claim or cite.

                      I also understand American history quite well. I know, for instance, the exact number of Dispensationalists among the Founding Fathers and Framers of the Constitiution at the time of the Founding and Framing. It’s a nice, round number: Zero! None! Zip! Nada! Zilch! Not a single one of them was, and we know that for a 100% absolute proven fact.

                      How can we be so sure? Same way we know that none of them were Jehovah’s Witnesses or Latter-Day Saints or Jonestown cultists or Heaven’s Gate cultists, etc. etc. etc. — because Dispensationalism hadn’t even been invented yet when they were doing the Founding and Framing stuff. Its founder, its “Joseph Smith” if you will, was one John Nelson Darby and he wasn’t even born until December 18, 1800. To refresh your memory: the Bill of Rights was in 1791, the Constitutional Convention in 1787, and the Declaration of Independence signed on July 4, 1776. Darby didn’t start writing about the philosophies that would become Dispensationalism until circa 1830, the same year that Mormonis— er, excuse me, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — was formally founded. For Darby to have written anything earlier that could possibly have influenced the Framers or Founders in any way, shape, form, or fashion, he’d’ve had to’ve been such an amazingly precocious sperm cell that he would’ve written theological treatises and gotten them published when he was, at best (for the Bill of Rights alone, not the other even earlier ones), negative a decade old!

                      Leviticus 18:21 is about idolatry, not aout Personhood at any stage. “Passing through the fire” was a rite of passage for Moloch-worshipers. Contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t human sacrifice and was rarely fatal. It was more of a painful ritual ordeal. This was a commandment against worshiping other gods (the really big bugaboo of the Lᴏʀᴅ God of Israel).

                      You led into that with this:

                      You need to find a scripture that says [that] God agrees that it’s ok to kill your unboen. But you can’t.

                      First off, I already did. Several days and comments ago in this subthread. Numbers Chapter 5, remember? The Lᴏʀᴅ God of Abraham straight-up commanded herbally induced abortion as a test of marital fidelity. We’ve been over this before and you have yet to refute it.

                      But your whole angle of attack there is wrong. It’s not necessary for God to explicitly allow something. He commands either requirements (such as keeping the Sabbath day holy) or forbiddings (thou shalt not murder / steal / commit adultery / bear false witness / worship other gods / make graven images / etc.). He doesn’t command mere allowances of actions. If that were the case, then show me the scripture wherein He allows you to post on Disqus forums, or to use a computer at all for that matter. Those things aren’t mentioned in the Bible, either to allow nor to forbid. Thus, we assume them to be allowed. The same applies to abortion because you have yet to find a single passage, Old or New Testaments, explicitly forbidding the killing of specifically unborn human beings.

                      Name a few Christian sects out of the ~33,800 that approve or at least don’t oppose abortion? Okay:

                      • The Anglican Church of Australia declared in 2007 that abortion be decriminalized.

                      • The ECLA branch of American Lutheranism holds that abortion should not be criminalized, but neither should it be encouraged.

                      The biggie:

                      The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC, née the Religious Council for Abortion Rights [RCAR]) was founded in 1973 in the wake of Roe. Its membership includes several Jewish and Christian denominations (including Episcopal, United Methodist, United Church of Christ, and others) and movements (such as Presbyterians Affirming Reproductive Options [PARO]), as well as Unitarianism, and even a sub-movement of Catholicism (Catholics for Choice). Oh, and the YWCA — you know, the Young Women’s Christian Association? Yeah. Them.

            2. Once again, to refute the lies of a Q-MAGAT:

              Not born and breathing, not yet a human being with a soul.
              • “God breathed into man’s nostrils the Breath of Life
              and man became a living soul.” – Genesis 2:7

              • “The Spirit of God has made me, and the
              Breath of the Almighty gives me life.” – Job 33:4

              And by the way, in Numbers 5:22-27, God gives His own
              Miscarriage Recipe to Israel’s High Priest:


        2. Not born and breathing, not yet a human being with a soul.

          • “God breathed into man’s nostrils the Breath of Life
          and man became a living soul.” – Genesis 2:7

          • “The Spirit of God has made me, and the
          Breath of the Almighty gives me life.” – Job 33:4

          And by the way, in Numbers 5:22-27, God gives His own
          Miscarriage Recipe to Israel’s High Priest:

    3. Ah, the old, worn-out “Wuhan” deflection.

      TЯ卐m₽ is solely responsible for the spread of coronavirus in the United States!

      • TЯ卐m₽ disbanded the US Pandemic Response Team.

      • TЯ卐m₽ called the Coronavirus a “HOAX” for several months.

      • TЯ卐m₽ put Pence-the-Hypocrite-Prick, in charge of lying for him.

      • TЯ卐m₽ went golfing and held rallies instead of doing his duty.

      • TЯ卐m₽ took NINE days to respond to requests for Emergency assistance.

      • TЯ卐m₽ claimed fish tank cleaner would cure Coronavirus, at least two people died.

      • TЯ卐m₽ claimed light bulbs up your αss would cure Coronavirus.

      • TЯ卐m₽ claimed injecting disinfectants would cure Coronavirus.

      TЯ卐m₽ is a TRAITOR!

  51. I believe that many people not familiar with the real sign of the Antichrist. Very easy to say that and easy to pointing to people who are different in thinking or in acts. There are many evil people in the present and were in the past, but non of them were THE Antichrist. I’ve found this article useful:

    We need to know first the signs!

    1. The Bible (at least KJV) never once uses the phrase “THE Antichrist.” Just “antichrist(s),” and then only by John but not in Revelation at all — only in two of his three Epistles.

      Revelation refers to three demonic Beasts (two in chapter 13, one in chapter 17), each of which has multiple heads, horns, and other body parts, and it’s some of those parts, not the Beasts themselves, that would be individual persons. The Beasts themselves are aggregates.

  52. Everything you’ve just documented, I’ve been saying since about 2017. I saw it exactly the way you’ve laid it out. I myself have just never dug in to displaying the puzzle pieces the way you have, and I TRULY THANK YOU for doing it. My theory, regarding Christians, has been that they are so desperate for the 2nd Coming of Christ to happen, that they would willingly, blindly, give the Antichrist the power – just to bring it on, believing that Jesus will come and sweep them off to Heaven. My thinking is, that the problem with that, is that they are Literally giving themselves over to #trumptheantichrist , thinking that it’s what God wants, so that he will send Jesus back to rescue them. But anyone with a clear head should be able to see the fallacy in that thinking. You’re either With the Anti-Christ or you resist him. I’m thanking God for every second that I resist and detest Donald Trump with every fiber of my being. I just keep waiting for his secret service thugs to show up at my door and arrest this old man, for trying to speak truth, on something as simple as Facebook, about the disgusting evil that has been put mindbogglingly into the most powerful office in the world. That alone, should tell you there’s something bigger and more powerful, and . . . supernaturally, at work here.

    1. I understand why you might feel the way you do. Consider this about the end of this age and the return of Christ: No man knows the hour or the day not even the Son. Matt. 24:36. That being the case it is not possible for man to speed up the process in any way.

      Trying to resist the elected President with every fiber of your being seems over-dramatic and a waste of time that could be spent studying the bible so you could have your own understanding not someone else’s.

      You have a better chance of succumbing to Corona than you do seeing the secret service in you doorway. You should know that many Christians thought the same of Obama for the unspeakable evil he brought into the office of the Presidency but he was also not the anti-Christ.

      Why not use Facebook as a platform to do some good while you have the chance? We all know that there are enough people on there hating on the President and not nearly enough inspiring others to be their best.

    2. I understand why you might feel the way you do. Consider this about the end of this age and the return of Christ: No man knows the hour or the day not even the Son. Matt. 24:36. That being the case it is not possible for man to speed up the process in any way.

      Trying to resist the elected President with every fiber of your being seems over-dramatic and a waste of time that could be spent studying the bible so you could have your own understanding not someone else’s.

      You have a better chance of succumbing to Corona than you do seeing the secret service in you doorway. You should know that many Christians thought the same of Obama for the unspeakable evil he brought into the office of the Presidency but he was also not the anti-Christ.

      Why not use Facebook as a platform to do some good while you have the chance? We all know that there are enough people on there hating on the President and not nearly enough inspiring others to be their best.

      1. “Resist the Devil and he will flee from you.”
        – James 4:7

        • TЯ卐m₽ is the Lawless One as described in:
        – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.

        • TЯ卐m₽ is the Abomination of Desolation:
        – Matthew 24:15-31, Daniel 12:9-13

        • TЯ卐m₽ is the Beast!
        – Revelation 13:1-9, Daniel 7:25

      2. “Resist the Devil and he will flee from you.”
        – James 4:7

        • TЯ卐m₽ is the Lawless One as described in:
        – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.

        • TЯ卐m₽ is the Abomination of Desolation:
        – Matthew 24:15-31, Daniel 12:9-13

        • TЯ卐m₽ is the Beast!
        – Revelation 13:1-9, Daniel 7:25

  53. “To whom the royal honor has not been rightfully conferred.” Well, the President did lose the popular vote…

  54. The section about the fatal wound needs to be updated, the POTUS was litterally impeached and he is still in office.

    1. 42 months is how long the Beast is to have authority. It has not been revealed as to when that period started.

      Might be the Impeachment, or it may be if he loses the election, he’ll refuse to leave office and will rile up his base to do violence. We don’t know yet.

      What we’re responsible for is following our Good Shepherd and to not get deceived by the Beast.

  55. One more log on this fire … Donald John Trump or his true name derived from the purported spelling of the original family name .. Donald_6 Johann_6 Drumpf_6 ..

  56. That “mortal wound” might not be the impeachment trial. It actually might be the anti-Christ contracting Coronavirus, only to “miraculously heal” in time for re-election.

  57. Fascinating discussion and I’ve been tweeting it madly. Got lots of positive responses and no negative ones yet. One thing you sort of touched on but didn’t dwell on – Revelations says that the Anti-Christ will ‘do whatever he wants for 42 months’ which means 6 months shy of a full 4 year term. That works out to be August of this year. Not a moment too soon; hopefully he will either die gasping for air through that anus-mouth of his, or he’ll be removed by force if need be.You would think Pence would recognize what he’s dealing with and use the 25th Amendment to remove him; what’s in it for the Anti-Christ’s closest follower? Some low level ruler in Hell designation? The way Pence looks at Trump, you have to wonder what he’s possibly thinking. It isn’t human, whatever it is. A small side comment – look at pictures of Trump as a small child. He’s positively cherubic. And yet he was caught ‘throwing rocks at a toddler in a playpen’ outdoors by the neighbor. From an early age, he was a psychopath, no question. He avoided jail dozens of times for fraud, failure to pay contractors, threats… and in military school was said to have ‘tried to throw another student out of a window’ and was only prevented from a murder or attempted murder charge by the other students. I’m an atheist, as uninterested in religion as I am in sports teams except as it represents the psychology of humans – but you’ve convinced me. Someone 2000 years ago had a vision and they nailed it.

    1. Pure hatred of a person you don’t even know is why this country is divided. What possible good does it do anyone for you to be “tweeting it madly.”

      Listen up cupcake. Trump is not the beast or the anti-Christ. Ben’s blog is just meant to incite people who are gullible. Are you that person?

      1. And you display ‘pure’ idolatrous worship of an evil, lawless, corrupt, unrepentant, monster … that we all know from TЯ卐m₽’s Tweets, video tapes of his every lie, threat, vicious insult, and treasonous action.

    2. The 42 months wouldn’t begin with his term, but with the onset of the Tribulation. According to typical evangelical End Times exegesis, that doesn’t start until the Beast (or last Horn-King of the Beast in the End Times) makes a treaty with Israel. Would Trump’s agreement with Israel to acknowledge Jerusalem instead of Tel Aviv as the capital, and to move the embassy there, which was greeted as prophetic fulfillment by the evangelicals (though apparently not in the way they think), qualify? If so, the 42 months would end around the time of the election, and even that is only supposed to be the midpoint of the Tribulation.

      One of the heads of the Beast is to be wounded unto death, yet be miraculously healed, around this time. My speculation: Trump loses on November 3 — not just the popular vote (overwhelmingly), but also the electoral college allocation. He refuses to concede, though, saying (sadly correctly under the Constitution) that the real election that matters is next month with the Electoral College. Then December rolls around and the Electoral College do their voting, and then the unthinkable happens: whether because of the GOP having infiltrated the Democratic Party ranks of prospective Electors (like how they had candidates run for offices as high as State legislature pretending to be and campaigning as Democrats and even being funded by state Democratic Parties and PACs, and then only after the election or even after being seated switch to the Republican Party [four Arkansas State House legislature candidates did this, which gave the GOP a ¾ supermajority in that chamber, enough to render the remaining Democrats effectively non-existent for any legislative purpose]), or intimidation (“nice school your kids attend — shame if the pudding or pie at the school lunch cafeteria got some polonium mixed in, wouldn’t it?”) or both, multiple Democratic-pledged Electors cast “faithless Elector” votes for Trump, and he wins after all.

      Thus the slain head of the Beast is miraculously revived, to the wonderment of all.

  58. Antichristiologist? this has so many holes it oughta be called swisscheesiologist! 1st of all the Antichrist is clearly a globalist…something Trump will never be. Did you Christian leaders ever explain a term to you called Context?

  59. You should go back to theology school or request a refund. This is the most blatant and stupidly out of context usage of Bible passages I have ever seen to fit a narrative. The lack of wisdom in this article is staggering.

  60. Try again it’s the Vatican. You are leaving out a lot of things in your hyped up assessment. Like the fact he would have the powers to start 1 world religion. People please read your bible and stop looking to man for answers. God is in charge.

    1. That lie is what the Harlot of Babylon has been feeding us for decades … in an attempt to distract us from who the Beast really is and how fervently the Harlot will attach herself to TЯ卐m₽-the-Beast.

      However, I may concede that (not the current) Pope may well be the False Prophet yet to come.

  61. Author of this article. You are a fkn moron 8idiot! How stupid! You hate Trump and using the Bible to turn people against him, very weak attempt and you lost my respect.

    1. • TЯ卐m₽ is the Lawless One as described in:
      – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.

      • TЯ卐m₽ is the Abomination of Desolation:
      – Matthew 24:15-31, Daniel 12:9-13

      • TЯ卐m₽ is the Beast! – Revelation 13:1-9, Daniel 7:25

    2. • TЯ卐m₽ is the Lawless One as described in:
      – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.

      • TЯ卐m₽ is the Abomination of Desolation:
      – Matthew 24:15-31, Daniel 12:9-13

      • TЯ卐m₽ is the Beast! – Revelation 13:1-9, Daniel 7:25

  62. Look up the Babalon Working. Jack Parsons and L Ron Hubbard were trying to use sex magick to summon the Antichrist in 1946. This would be done through the birth of a “Moonchild” by way of an astral possession/conception within a woman somewhere on earth within the next nine months.

    Parsons impregnated his partner, Marjorie Cameron, in March 1946 during the two week sex ritual, she then went to New York and had an abortion sometime between March and July.

    Donald Trump was born in New York during the Bloodmoon on June 14 1946.

    Writing this out made me feel crazy, but that’s literally just what they were doing and the rough timeline. It’s all up on wikipedia.

    1. Interesting. Why would you pick one person and look for a possible connection to the coming anti-Christ? One thing the anti-Christ needs is money and power – lots of it.

      When an American President finishes his term his power is diminished. Look at any of our living past presidents for example. While anyone could become the anti-Christ, the field is vast and singling out one man is like playing the lottery.

      1. Because the prophesies of the Beast and False Prophet must be fulfilled before Christ will return for his true saints … those who have NOT surrendered their souls to TЯ卐m₽-the-Beast

  63. Stop putting private interpretations on Biblical prophecy and let the Bible interpret itself, because it does.

    1. If the Bible interpreted itself, there wouldn’t be ~33,800 different variations on Bible-believing Christianity according to the World Encyclopædia of Christianity.

      Only two people are qualified to interpret the Bible in the End Times period, and I’ve personally communicated with one of them. (Actually, he called what he does “discernment,” not “interpretation,” since if he really is who he said he was, then his discernments of scripture really do come directly from God.)

        1. This was starting back in the mid-to-late 1990s and continued into the early 2000s. I first encountered him on a dial-up online forum that predated the popularity of the web. Later he was on a religious discussion forum on the web and had a primitive website that I can’t find anymore. Both of us used pseudonyms — I was using this same one that I still use, and I keep using it partly because I’m hoping to run into someone who also remembers this guy (we weren’t the only ones in these discussions).

  64. Stop putting private interpretations on Biblical prophecy and let the Bible interpret itself, because it does.

  65. As you can see from this long article, evangelicals are the actual enemies of the People. They are the most delusional, most easily duped voting bloc in US history.

    Some people will say that evangelicals are ‘fake Christians’. Well, that’s most interesting. I say they’re the ONLY Christians. You see, there are over one billion Christians alive today on this planet. If evangelicals are the ‘fake’ Christians how did that small group of people become the ONE AND ONLY voice of Christianity in the entire US today? They are the sole demographic that has power in all three branches of the US gov’t. There is no such thing as a cafeteria Christian, a moderate Christian or a non-evangelical Christian that has any power whatsoever in the executive, legislative or judicial branch of the gov’t.

    So, no. Evangelicals are Christians. And they’re handing Putin our nation on a silver platter as they worship the golden calf squatting in the WH.

    1. According to “Bands,” all of America’s right-wing “Christianity,” whether Dispensationalism in all its forms, Dominionism in all its forms, Christian Reconstructionism, Third Wave of the Holy Spirit aka “Joel’s Artmy” (the Jesus Camp people, also what Sarah Palin’s Wasilla Church is a part of), Prosperity “Gospel,” or any other form of Christianity invented or modified in America particularly by the right wing, isn’t just wrong — they’re all collectively the Second Beast aka False Prophet of Revelation Chapter 13.

    2. Not all Christians have surrendered their souls to TЯ卐m₽-the-Beast.
      81% did, but that leaves 19% of us who did NOT.

    3. Not all Christians have surrendered their souls to TЯ卐m₽-the-Beast.
      81% did, but that leaves 19% of us who did NOT.

  66. Everything written in this diatribe can be addressed simply by reading 2 Timothy 4:1-5 and 1 John 4:8. Does this alleged theologian sound like he is talking out of love……NOT. So I will leave it at that and let Jesus be the only Judge. Remember Romans 3:23…….

    1. Yes, because those fake-christians who still support, defend, condone and worship TЯ卐m₽-the-Beast are denying Christ and putting that hideous orange monster as their new replacement god.

      It is out of Love that articles like this very one need to be publicized so ALL of us can be informed of who and what the Beast really is.

      We, in Love, call those who have replaced the Holy Spirit of Christ with the evil spirit of the Beast to REPENTANCE.

      The 3 R’s:

      Renounce the Beast!
      Return to Christ!

      Otherwise, you’ll be cementing the Mark of the Beast in your own forehead, for all Eternity.

      Choose either Light and Life or Dark and Death.
      Your choice, choose wisely.

    2. Thanks for your observation.

      2 Timothy 4:3 is a good simple explanation of what goes on in this site. “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”

      1 Timothy 4:1 is also a good summation. The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

  67. A clarification for the sign on the right hand (as per Revelation 13:16). Or should I say sign of the right hand?
    If you take the now infamous “OK” sign, if someone does it with their right hand with the palm of their hand away from themselves (or the left with the palm of their hand toward themselves), the thumb and index finger makes a circle, and the middle, ring and middle fingers make lines going tangentially from the outer circumference of it outwards, like so:
    I’m about to lose count of these curious “coincidences”…

    1. No, he’s not the Beast. The Beasts (there are three of them in Revelation) are not individual people. They’re aggregates of people. That’s why John called them “Beasts.” The individual horns of them are individual people or maybe sub-branches, depending on which Beast.

      Donald Trump is almost certainly the Tenth Horn-King of the Scarlet-Coloured Beast of Chapter 17, and likely also the Little Horn of the Great Beast with the Mouth that Speaketh Blasphemies (“I have no need of God’s forgiveness. I never do anything wrong!”) of Chapter 13. While there is no one person mentioned anywhere in the Bible known as “the Antichrist” (an Antichrist is a generic term, and even then not found in Revelation at all but only in two of the three Epistles of John [once in the plural!], who’s supposed to be the same John who wrote the Revelation), a person who is either or both of those two Horns would be what most people would think of as “the Antichrist.”

  68. This is a silly article and reveals more about the heart of the author.
    Is Trump going to be mortally wounded and come back to life? Rev. 13:3
    Benjamin, Benjamin! Your great learning really has driven you koo-koo!
    Trump hatred knows no bounds?

  69. Wow. Could you be more far left? And im not even a trump supporter. I am a Christian, and im not too found of you using christianity to push your political opinions and agenda. Its sad that trumps ignorance and idiocracy has caused so many christians to overlook the wwjd philosophy. Like andrew yang said, trump is a SYMPTOM not the disease.

    1. Yes they could. The Progressive Left has driven thier candidates so far Left that the mainstream of their Party is in a quandry. What do they do now. Sabbotage Bernie again? Tell us the young Mayor can run the country, let Bloomberg try to buy the nomination.

      If the Christian Left demands that any and all immigrants be admitted then let’s see the details put into a bill. Now that Congress has nothing to do it should be easy to put this into writing. Exactly how many people will this country support per year as immigrants: 2 million, 20 million 200 million?
      This is the starting point – then comes the funding.

      Constantly whining about conditions on the border without proposing any solutions is dereliction of duty. Paranoia about who gets the credit is insanity as the Left will never give President Trump credit for anything. To my Democrat friends: DO SOMETHING or quite down.

  70. I will offer the following as hit me in a dream…but, offer the following…if you were to cast individuals, it would be Dragon – Putin, Beast – Trump. Given Trump’s elevation as a fake Messianic figure is always…scary. Do NOT jump into the deep end of the pool on this…I offer it as… ironic observation.

    Trump’s birthday…June 14, 1946…he was born on a Friday… Sundays since pre Egyptian times has been considered day 1 of the week…roll the numbers. 6th year, 6th month, x day…

    I pray… coincidence, probably is…but…unnerving, no? We’re taught to not sweat this, and focus on living as we’re supposed to…but…it is definitely unnerving.

  71. There are so many things wrong with this, it’s hard to pick a place to start. Point of fact, every assertion he makes is based on ripping the texts out of context to “prove” his point.

    Just a few:
    Boastful king – from Daniel 7, Rev 13.
    The author only quotes part of the verse. He does this many times throughout his article. The author states, “[We] should be looking for a king-like figure who loves to boast about himself, but who also loves to go around roaring like a lion– things like threats to his enemies and a constant verbal flexing of muscle.” But that is not what Daniel says. Here is the passage from Daniel:
    “He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
    Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
    And shall intend to change times and law.”
    His arrogant words will be directed at God, not people. He will persecute the saints (believers in God and/or the Jews). When has DJT done that? His is not a king-like figure as the author asserts, scripture calls him a king (Rev 17:10, below). One, as Daniel 11 points out, that is from the line of the Seleucid kings (Greeks, not Scotts).
    Seven Hills – this is the worst kind of exposition. The author likens the “Seven hills” to seven Trump Tower hotels. What?!!?? The “hills” are defined by the Bible text: “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits.” (Rev 17:9). And the seven heads? Kings and Kingdoms – not hotels; “They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while.” (Rev 17:10).

    This is so utterly devoid of any reasonable hermeneutic that anyone with any amount of Bible knowledge would dismiss it out of hand.

    Really awful.

  72. Hello Benjamin,

    While I need to process the above, I want to commend you for your outlining of the prophecies disclosed in scriptures. I have been speaking out against Mr. Trump since he arrived on the scene admonishing those of us calling ourselves evangelicals to be wary, and despite the warnings, it appears those in evangelical circles persist their blind loyalty and fealty to him.

    To be clear: Many who do not believe, or share our faith, will find the above to be senseless or useless, but still; evangelicals of conservative flair have been arguing how God will return to this earth, while also warning followers to “test” those powers which come into being.

    Personally, while I do not ascribe to a specific eschatological worldview, I have always maintained that God as we have come to know Him, will return.

    What evangelicals should take from your piece is whom does Trump resemble the most? Is it Christ as so many argue God has sent to be in political power – which has no theological basis in my estimation, or, as you eruditely point out, the Anti-Christ.

    In sum, I think it wise for all of us in the faith to maintain vigilance and discernment in determining the answer to that question. Thanks for an excellent column.

  73. Having read Daniel and revelations your message totally rang true to me! I already thought Donny may fit that part, but your words put it all in focus !!

  74. Note also who loves Trump and who hate him. Those who know their God will do exploits and teach many truth. I doubt the far left have any love for Trump and the media lies and those who want abortion up until birth and even after in some states hate Trump. Only those who are written in the book will not be fooled yet those who love Trump are Christians. Everyone but Christian’s love Obama world wide and Obsma want to take the seat of power in the UN. “And that dragon, the devil known as satan gave him authority, power and gave him his seat”

    Trump does not fit many scriptures.

  75. You left out Daniel 11:37 which states “He does not desire women” KJV, NKJV, AKJV, but Obama and Michael are gay. Joan Rivers told us and was dead a week later. You sure can’t say that about Trump.

    And you left out where he will come from in Daniel 9:26 which states he will be of the people who tore down the 2nd temple which were the Roman empire ordered by Titus.

    There is a lot more but those two make your guess off because you can’t say Trump does not desire women nor does he come out of the New Roman Empire of iron and clay.

    Obama fits the bill closer than any one I know and his true birth place he hid from us but produced a fake then the women who created it died shortly after in a helicopter crash.

    And He was known as the Messiah to many, even magazines had him on the cover showing him to be the Messiah, the first gay president, the god of all things, had the white horse over his head in his inaugural speach in Denver on the Zeus stadium platform, lied about everything but people believed him, made deceit prosper and became rich, yet Trump works for free and is losing money bc he had to give up his business to work for us, and he should get an extra term once all the criminals who have been indicted go to jail. He has many child traffickers either caught and locked up or sealed indictments as he cleans house, drains corruption, and he accepted Christ after he entered office. Many true prophets told he was God’s chosen David for America and Israel. He does not want the one world government of the antichrist as Obama was steering us into,.

    Your idea to figure this out is good but you are missing a lot.

    Look at Obama’s presidential picture. Its him in a garden of leaves. What does that say?

    1. The nation ruled by the Beast or Antichrist in usual evangelical lore is Babylon the Great. You like to think that the USA is some great God-established God-blessed Exemplar Christian Nation, Shining City on the Hill, One Nation Under God, In God We Trust, right? But think about it: if Obama or Trump or any other President (and thus ruler) of the USA really were the Antichrist, what would that make the USA!?

    2. Oh, one other thing: “Obama and ‘Michael’ [Michelle supposedly being a transexual who used to be a man named ‘Michael’] are gay”? Really? You believe that silly little conspiracy nonsense?

      And the Birtherism thing, too? No, his birth certificate is real and was certified by the State of Hawaii. Being born in Mombasa makes no sense from a purely logistical sense. Have you ever even seen a map of Kenya? There was only one International airport in all of British East Africa at the time and it was in Nairobi (which had good hospitals with maternity wards), which is near the south middle of the nation. Mombasa hundreds of miles ESE, in the opposite direction of the Obama family compound which is hundreds of miles WNW on the opposite side of the nation (roughly the size of Texas)! Also, no President in U.S. history, nor candidate for President, had ever even been so much as asked to show a birth certificate prior to 2008 (John McCain was the first because of his birth in Panama).

      No, no mainstream media ever called Obama the Messiah. That was your side mockingly calling him that. Neither he nor any of his spokespeople ever called him that nor Anointed One nor any other such thing. Trump, however, has referred to himself as the “Chosen of God,” and has been anointed on video by evangelical ministers. The Hebrew word “Messiah” literally means “Anointed One.”

      You misquoted Daniel 11:37. Here it is in the KJV: “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.” It does not say that he shall not desire women. It says that he shall not regard the desire of women, which is a very different thing. It means that he doesn’t regard (respect) the feelings of women, what they want, their sensibilities about their bodies, etc. “Grab ’em by the pu$$y.” “Bleeding out of her — wherever.” “Inspecting the merchandise” (this from his own bragging about barging into the dressing rooms of teenaged girls while they were undressed, when he owned the Miss Teen USA pageant).

      As for that last part, he said repeatedly during his campaign rallies, “Only I can fix this / save America / whatever.” Not God. Not Jesus. Not Christianity. Not Christians. Not Republicans working together. Not him in concert with any of the above. “Only I can….” Over and over. Again and again. If that’s not magnifying himself above all, I don’t know what is. Even his campaign slogan was ripped off from Ronald Reagan’s, but he left out a key word: “Let’s Make America Great Again.” “Let’s” is a contraction of “let us.” Reagan, as evil as he was, at least knew to make it seem like a joint effort: “Let Us Make America Great Again.” But Trump didn’t like that part because then it wouldn’t be all about him, so he deliberately left that contraction off.

  76. An eye opener. Question is.. is he simply a type and shadow for the evil to come, or the one and only? The fact that people like Graham gave him a pass for the blasphemy at the rally was a game changer for me. Eyes open.

        1. Waitaminute: @disqus_PmttRQ0lK1:disqus cites the Antipas Ministries website to indicate where he stands, but your handle is @disqus_I00dFIsRT4:disqus and you call him a creep and say that he has severe mental problems? Which of you is the “Antipas” of “Antipas Ministries”?

        1. “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e] is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

          1. Thanks. If Israel’s home, returned in 1946, is “all these things.” There are many other things that have to happen as well. The most significant thing is the rebuilding of the Temple. When Israel finally admits that the Temple location is not the Dome then rebuilding will commence. However, that admission will not come easily.

            1. The building blocks are ready for the temple, it could happen very quickly, within months. The time is coming very quickly.
              1) the lawless one is king of Babylon
              2) the deceived church supports #1 (the whore of Babylon)
              3) Israel considers him kinglike.
              4) The peace treaty starts tribulation
              5) war
              A good primer for where I stand can be found here :
              also read chapters 10-13. As with any interpretation, pray and seek to know Truth.

              1. I find your interpretations intriguing. Is “Antipas Ministries” your site, or just something you agree with?

                  1. I’m saddened to hear that. From what little I read, the author has a lot of views similar to those of “Bands,” the person I used to debate online a couple decades ago who claimed to be one of the Two Witnesses. I thought he was just a loon at the time, but now I’m not so sure. His prophecies have been coming true.

              2. I find your interpretations intriguing. Is “Antipas Ministries” your site, or just something you agree with?

              3. I agree the temple could be constructed quickly. But that is not the problem. It cannot and will not be built on the Temple Mount because it will not be permitted.

                What is your answer to that dilemma?

                  1. Thanks for this article.
                    Normally I would say anything is possible. But in the case of the Jews and the Arabs it is not.

                  2. The Arab world will never allow the Jews to re-build their Temple. If Israel agreed to self-terminate they would not agree.

      1. I didn’t take notes.. I was watching it, about 3-4 months ago. G-damn, and something else that was on that order. Point is, if he can easily say it in a non pressure environment, surrounded by people that are for him, what is he saying in the opposite situation. Sorry that I can’t pin down the specific rally and day, but maybe the author of this article can. Ask him. God bless.

          1. You don’t see his adding the title “God” into the mix as blasphemy? It troubled me to even type out the abbreviation of it, to answer your question.
            I have spoken with one of his friends/evang advisers on a few occasions. He was trying to convince me that Trump is on the right path. I’m not a “resister” or even a “never Trump” type, just have serious concerns about how he behaves. So, after these conversations, I went silent and just observed. Sad to say that Trump’s behavior has gotten worse than better. Not sure what flavor of Christian you are, but I said directly to this pastor that Trump needs deliverance. That is a mild observation, compared to the article.
            One thing I don’t see as fitting the AC profile is the MAGA hat being the mark of the beast. What then, is the mark on the hand? Doesn’t fit. But, Bob, there is a lot here that could be seen as what the author says. I have a friend who is a professor in TX (could be Fuller), who is schooled in Hebrew and Greek, very scholarly..not to mention a very solid Christian, and he gives credence to this study as being worth considering. I know that I can’t just shake it off.

    1. You don’t have to jump through such hoops as adding 48 to the alphabetical index of each letter. Going by his ancestral family language version of his name:

      DONALD — 6 letters
      JOHANN — 6 letters
      DRUMPF — 6 letters

    2. You don’t have to jump through such hoops as adding 48 to the alphabetical index of each letter. Going by his ancestral family language version of his name:

      DONALD — 6 letters
      JOHANN — 6 letters
      DRUMPF — 6 letters

  77. Benjamin, thanks for such an insightful and wise article; i, too, have arrived at the same conclusion, if you would like to read it, send me an email.

    hector LaSala

  78. As so many Evangelicals seem bent on bringing about the return of their very specific Daddy Republican Jesus™️((no relation to actual canon Jesus)), I wouldn’t put it past them that their embracing of that festering maggot is because they want the end times to get here already. Kinda like how they only support Israel because it has to be around for all the end times to happen.

  79. So glad to see that you have a blogspot since I used to read your posts on “Formerly Fundie.” Keep up the great work!! Your voice is needed.

    1. If our President fits the “definition” of the ant-christ very well he still has a few things to do such as:
      1 John 2:22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.”
      Revelation 13:13 And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people.
      2 Thessalonians 2:4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
      Considering the holy democrats are trying to remove our President from office I assume you believe that our President will send the Fire onto Pelosi and the Democrats during the upcoming Stte of the Union speech? That will be an event to remember.

      1. Did you forget the cruise missiles from above hitting
        Syria or the drone attack in Iraq recently? Or him proclaiming he was the ‘Chosen One’ ? I’m not here to argue Politics but find amazing coincidences to it. Have a Good Day

        1. We could also ask the people of Hiroshima and the only majority Christian city in Japan at the time, Nagasaki (basically founded by Dutch Christians from a small village and turned into a major seaport, and also served as a refuge for Japanese converts to Christianity who fled the wrath of the Tokugawa Shogunate when it sought to isolate Japan from all Western influences including Christianity) about just which nation has managed to pull off the feat of calling fire down from the heavens in the sight of men.

          Interesting side-note: Nagasaki was not the intended target of the Bockscar bomber plane. Kokura, a pagan city was. But clouds hid Kokura from the Bockscar’s bomb-sights on that fateful day, so the plane flew on south until it found another city unprotected by clouds, which was Nagasaki, which had the considerable majority of Japan’s Christian population.

          Yes, the oh-so-“Christian” United States of America pretty much destroyed much of Christianity in Japan with that one action. And why did clouds protect the pagan city of Kokura, but not the Christian city of Nagasaki?

      2. Democrats should boycott the next State if the Union. No need to sit through a speech filled with lies by an impeached traitor. Don’t treat him as a normal President but as the racist scum that he is.

      3. Revelation 13:13 is about the False Prophet, not the Great Beast. I John 2:22 in the KJV doesn’t say “the Antichrist.” That verse is simply saying that any spirit that denies Christ is an antichrist. II Thessalonians 2:4 is talking about the “Man of Sin” or “Son of Perdition,” who may or may not be the same entity.

  80. 10 Reasons I Dumped The Religious Right & Moved To The Christian another words..a Democrat writer..go figure

    1. Jesus and His Apostles were leftists. The right-wing of His day were the Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees.

    1. Because you are a human being who lives on the planet which he will destroy.
      Or do you have a space ship we don’t know about?

  81. Hello Benjamin. Your article is absolutely terrifying. Not wrong, just terrifying. Any chance of a follow-up article? i.e., assuming you’re right, what else can we expect in these times? What comes next?

  82. Hal Lindsey wrote a book in the early ’70s called “The Late Great Planet Earth”. In the book Hal Lindsey claimed that according to the bible god would return within a generation of the Jews returning to the promised land, which took place in May of 1948. A generation at that time was 40 years which means that god would return by 1988. When god forgot to show up in ’88 the religious elders determined that the correct date for god’s return was to be calculated from 1967, something to do with the 6 day war. Making the new arrival time for god at 2007 which, as you may have guessed, did not happen. With some fuzzy math the religious elders determined a generation will now be 70 years making 2018 the new time zone for god’s come back tour. Opps….again, guess the religious elders will now be looking to 2037 for god’s return.
    What does any of this have to do with tRump being the antichrist, got me, I’m just trying to figure out all of this craziness. I think I’ll just go on trying to be a positive person to all the people I meet in my daily life and hope for the best.

    1. “This generation will not pass away until all these things take place”
      He was speaking of the generation alive when the man of lawlessness is revealed. That would be this one.

  83. Great post. It is amazing how well Trump fits the description of the anti-Christ. Since I don’t believe in the rapture, I think we are safe.

    1. I love how people who claim it’s all good because “they” don’t believe THEREFORE….
      It doesn’t matter what you believe. Shit happens in spite of you.

      1. The “Rapture” is an unbiblical doctrine thought up by a cultist named John Nelson Darby around 1830 (same year as Mormonism — Darby did this as part of his cult of Dispensationalism, and like Mormonism, Dispensationalism was just one of many cults that came into existence during the Second Great Awakening), and promulgated in 1917 by a con man named Cyrus Ingersoll Scofield via the notes in the third revision of his Scofield Reference Bible. This is what started the religion that pretends to be “generic” “just plain” “Born-Again” “Bible-believin’” “Saved-by-Grace” “Washed-in-the-Blood-of-the-Lamb” “Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ” “non-denominational” fundamentalist evangelical “Christianity” and which has come to wield so much political power in the USA today.

        I challenge you to find the word “rapture” in any form or variation anywhere in the Bible.

        According to the man I communicated with decades ago who claimed to be none other than one of the Two Witnesses, all of Dispensationalism and everything derived from it is collectively the Second Beast aka the False Prophet of Revelation Chapter 13.

        By the way, not a single one of the Founding Fathers nor Framers of the Constitution was a Dispensationalist, because DIspensationalism hadn’t even been invented yet when they were doing the Framing in 1791 (Bill of Rights) and 1787 (Constitutional Convention), let alone the Founding in 1776 (Declaration of Independence), nor would it be until most of them and even some of their children were dead and in their graves. While many of them were some form of Christian at least on paper, zero of them were the particular kind of “Christian” that wields so much political power today.

  84. I am so glad I happened along this on facebook. I have said this since Trump was touting “I am the chosen one, King of the Jews”.

    My christian friends are all divided. I have some friends (about half), that say Trump is the best thing to ever happen to America, and Trump has done more for this country than any other president. While the other half say that he is horrible, a select few of these actually think that Trump is the antichrist.

    I only wish that I could get them all to see. I have even tried explaining it by

    Revelations 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth, speaking great things and blasphemies, and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

    I do believe this is how long it will take him to be impeached and brought to trial in the senate. I believe the fatal wound that is healed the bible talks about is the impeachment. He will be impeached, (which he has been), but I think it will take the senate until June or July to decide he still has the right to hold office and to re election back into that office. I believe that he will run for pres. again in 2020 and will win, thus healing his fatal wound.

    Getting my Christian friends to see this is impossible. Does this mean they are not written in the book of life? One of my friends is a self ordained preacher, (no schooling or seminary). He is the fire and brimstone type of preacher. But trying to talk to him about this gets his political side in an uproar. He doesn’t believe in impeachment and believes that Trump is gold.

    I wished I knew how to talk to people like this without getting their political side in a dander. I for one am not for one party or another, I am just for who is right or wrong for the job when it comes to politics. I want someone who is good for the country within a Christian light. I have never been one who believes that just because you are right or left makes you more or less Christian.

    Anyway, I love your article. It speaks to me.

    1. The 42 months doesn’t start with his inauguration. It starts with the Tribulation which happens when Israel makes a treaty-like agreement with the Beast.

      You know, like the one that happened on December 6, 2017, when Trump declared Jerusalem instead of Tel Aviv the capital city of Israel, and had us move our embassy there, which opened on May 14, 2018 (70th Anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence)?

      42 months from there is about the time of the election. And it doesn’t say that his reign ends then. It says that one of the heads suffers a mortal wound unto death, yet is miraculously healed to the astonishment of all. This could mean that he loses the election (including Electoral College allocation, not just popular vote like in 2016) yet refuses to concede, but is voted in anyway a month later by faithless electors who’d been pledged to the Democratic nominee yet vote for Trump in the Electoral College.

  85. This is easily the silliest thing I’ve ever read. The two largest problems with this frankly idiotic exposition start with a crystal clear and unadulterated ignorance of sooo many things Biblical, historical, and contextual that it would take days to list them all (although some comments have already laid some out), followed by using tortuously twisted and sometimes completely false narratives as examples to show prophetic verses being fulfilled. The term “stretching” has been elevated in this piece to an art form previously unimagined, although the term “lying” is masterfully displayed throughout many of the paragraphs. Anyone who gives an ounce of credence to this pap deserves the ridicule they get.

    1. Ben wrote this but he said it started as a silly piece. It also ended that way.
      One thing came to mind. Adam Schiff’s parody of the Trump phone call in front of Congress.

    2. I certainly can’t speak for the author but the way I receive this article is that, given the process that “end times” teachers usually employ, the conclusions made here are just as credible. In other words, if one is gonna accept all the other bullshit, you’ll need to give these conclusions credence as well.

  86. “So spake the Seraph Abdiel found,/ Among the faithless;
    Among innumerable false, unmov’d, Unshak’n, unseduc’d, unterrifi’d His
    Loyaltie he kept, his Love, his Zeale; Nor number, nor example with him
    wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind Though single.
    From amidst them forth he passd” (Milton’s PL, Book VI). Keep your head when all about you are losing theirs.

  87. What I’m learning over the last few weeks of turbulence and prayer is that even more important than the furtive signs that point to the identity of the “anti-christ”, are the character traits of the anti-christ.

    If “Christ’s” character was/is marked with the beatitudes of Matthew 5:3-12, it stands to reason that the character of the “anti-christ” – as well as the anti-christ spirit (1 John 4:1-6) will be marked by the antithesis of Jesus’ beatitudes:

    Poverty of spirit vs Narcissism & Pride
    Meekness vs Ruthless, Self-determination spirit
    Compassion vs Bloodlust, revenge & retaliation
    Righteousness vs Sinful Appetite
    Mercy vs Condemnation
    Purity of Heart vs Defilement
    Peacemaking vs Hostile Alienation

    These anti-qualities will/should? tell our evangelical family more about the identity of “anti-christ”, (and all that we should steadfastly oppose as hostile to the glory and reign of our Lord) than any one hundred red heifers.

  88. The Bible also has a great deal to say on the subject of buying and selling land – and it by and large disapproves of the practice.

  89. • A challenge to Evangelicals who still support TЯ卐m₽ … when you listen to him talk, does he speak with the voice of our Good Shepherd? If not, then why are you still following the Beast? – John 10:27-30

  90. I’m very much in the historical/critical school of Scriptural interpretation; but Benjamin Corey makes a very damning case for Trump as at least AN AntiChrist (among many the world has seen).

    Certainly Trump needs to be listed among the worst and most despicable people the world has ever seen: Herod Antipas, Tiberius, Caligula, Nero, the Medici Popes, Pope Leo X, Maximilian Robespierre, King Leopold II of Belgium, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Lenin, Stalin, Beria, Hitler, Mengele, Mao Zedong, Milosevic. All people who had absolutely no moral compass who were all laws unto themselves, and no sense of right or wrong except what was expedient for them to do at the time they did it.

      1. Trump is putting children in concentration camps.

        How many children in concentration camps does it take to get your complete attention, dude?

        1. Trump is not putting children in concentration camps.
          That is the lie gullible people eat up. But it’s not true.
          Let’s see pictures of their emaciated bodies with ferocious dogs biting them as they are herded into gas showers and put to death. You are an idiot.

          1. You confuse “concentration” camp which “concentrate” and segregate people with extermination camps which imprision people prior to killing them. Many countries including the USA and Canada had concentration camps.
            You may not be an idiot but you are ignorant.

        2. Then they are the first concentration camps in history in which people can avoid simply by walking the other direction. Or by simply walking out:

          Your ridiculous comment is actually an insult to people who have suffered actual Holocausts, genocides, or real concentration camps.

          They were also built during the Obama administration, so what does that tell you?

      2. Your adulation of Tr卍mp makes you sound like one of Satan’s disciples.

        God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:28b-32)

          1. If you wish to worship Donald Trump as your Lord and Savior, the Returned Messiah — that’s your business.

            Just know who it is you’re really worshiping:

            For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It
            is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve
            . (Two Corinthians 11:13-15)

  91. The writing is so chock-full of faulty reasoning and dishonest emotional appeals as to be a perfect textbook example of fallacious writing intended to do one thing only: deceive its audience. This is fucking cult nonsense.

    1. Preach it sista! It’s amazing how virtually no regard is given to the context of any of the scriptures he’s mentioning in passing.

  92. Not satire, huh? These are some ridiculous interpretations of scripture. Equating calling down fire from heaven wish being a nuclear power? What literalist would accept that? What about the two witnesses? Is that supposed about nuclear superpowers?

    1. Even the most literalist of Bible literalists knows better than to take prophetic symbolism literally. Dreams, visions, and prophetic symbolism are by definition not literal. Bible literalism means that you take the alleged actual historical events as described in the Bible to have literally happened as described therein. Not dreams and visions and prophetic symbolism and poetry (such as psalms) and such.

      As for the Two Witnesses, I may well have communicated with one of them (at least, he claimed to be one) over a decade ago. The things he said then fit well with what Mr. Corey is saying now. I thought he was just a loon at the time, Now, I’m not so sure. His prophecies seem to be coming true.

  93. I’m wondering if the ‘wound’ inflicted on the Beast may be the recent impeachment which doesn’t appear to have affected his ‘reign’ as POTUS at all!? I’m praying for him to be ‘removed’ from power, however Almighty GOD Will Do It..!

    1. The Beast enters the Temple (rebuilt) and declares that he is God.
      2Thess. 2:4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
      This is blasphemy. The same sin for which Christ was condemned by the Jews.
      This is why the Beast was shot in the head.
      Rev. 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
      This pretty stunning and you will not have to guess if it happened like Ben did. It will be obvious because prophecy must be fulfilled.

      Trump will be long gone before this transpires. And don’t worry you can vote against him in 11 months and remove him peaceably instead of with all this unchristian angst.

  94. You fail in the first paragraph. You can’t make up word definitions. It says the “4th Kingdom”. All the kingdoms listed in Daniel’s interpretation of the dream are of ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENTS. The 4th Kingdom is a GLOBAL GOVERNMENT. It is not a person. You can take America off the chart. In fact, most of the prophesies regarding this are centered in middleeastern geography.

    The 7 hills is ROME, ITALY. The seat of the future False Prophet, and the current jesuit pope is already ticking off the description of that character with great speed and alacrity!

    I’m not saying it couldn’t be Trump. I’m suspicious of everyone. If he gets shot soon and has a fatal head wound and recovers from it, we might have some agreement. But the anti-christ will most likely be of Syrian or Turkish stock, and Obama fits that. You probably didn’t know some of his grandparents’ blood is Syrian. I’m not saying, I’m just sayin’. . . .

  95. This article confirms what I have suspected all along, not that I want to dwell on it.
    I prefer to contemplate on what happens after tRump’s reign is over which will be totally awesome and then some.

      1. Actually I was referring to the part of “beating swords into plow shears” the “meek inheriting the earth” the return of light and love peace and happiness. In secular terms, peace will guide the planet and love will steer the stars, it is the dawning of the age of aquarius.

  96. The prophecy in Revelation and Daniels referred will happen during Tribulation, a span of seven years in the future. Before that takes place, the Rapture will happen to spare the believers in Jesus from the harsh events that will sweep the world. If I accept Corey’s interpretation of the prophecy, then we are in the TRIBULATION period and we expect the worst of the worst to happen to us who are left behind. I can’t accept his interpretation because I’ve read authoritative research on the Bible prophecy. His interpretation has weak basis. He sounds more like a political propagandist. More important, Corey has the characteristics of an anti-Christ. I’m not saying he is the anti-Christ, but his knowledge of God’s word leave much to be desired. He is trying to advance heretic teachings.

    1. Show us the word “rapture” in any form anywhere in the Bible before you accuse Corey or anyone else of advancing heretical teachings.

  97. How you have twisted the scriptures. Great imagination. you have hit just about every christian leaders for your benefit.

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    1. he admits that some prophecies are vague enough to be applied to more than one person, however there are some points that he made that are only applicable to trump.

  99. And if it turns out Melania was actually born in Iraq somewhere along the Euphrates about 50 miles south of Baghdad…

    Seriously though, did we think the Antichrist would be this stupid? And don’t tell me he is playing 3 dimensional chess. He’s barely capable of playing patty-cake.

    1. You don’t have to jump through such mathematical hoops. Trump’s full name in his language of ancestral heritage, namely, German, is “Donald Johann Drumpf. 6, 6, 6 letters.

      Some translations say that the Number of the Beast is actually 616, not 666. Donald usually goes by his first name, middle initial, and last name. Using his original surname, that becomes “Donald J. Drumpf.” 6, 1, 6.

      Someone demonstrated that the MAGA hat also works out to 666, and is worn on the forehead.

      1. actually it is not complicated .. i also disagree: the name used in all mediums is Donald Trump.. only now that i am watching the Senate impeachment hearings did i hear John

    2. It it astonishing to find my own work quoted back to me.
      I was not the first, but I published this treatment 5 months ago.

  100. I’m surprised that you didn’t address “Gog and Magog” in Revelation 20 (and elsewhere.)

    Prophecy (according to those who believe in it) usually allows for some small degress of latitude in specific names, as with Nostradamus’s prophecy of “Hister” being considered close enough to “Hitler” for prophetic work

    With that in mind, isn’t it uncanny how close “MAGA” is to Magog — the land, or is it tribe, from which Gog comes? (Note also that “Gog” has at times been associated with Russia — and, not to be partisan about this, but — is just one letter away from “GOP.”)

    GOG and MAGOG. GOP and MAGA. Hmm.

    By the way, 3.5 years from January 20, 2016 is just after the Democratic Convention and before the Republican Convention — about the time where Trump, if far behind in the polls might decide to start a war to get people to “rally ’round the flag.”

    I don’t think that one necessarily must believe in prophecy to buy these coincidences, by the way; a belief that we might eventually develop time travel or the ability to beam information back in time might be enough. Say, information that might help stop a humanity killing global thermonuclear war?

    Or this is all for fun. That’s fine too.


  102. The Satanic Attacks on our President get stronger every day. We are in a Christ vs Satan Spiritual War. Pray for him.

    Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walketh about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8

    Satan the Accuser of the Brethren is using all his tactics and forces against President Donald Trump to undermine his presidency. That’s all the more reason to support him. Pray for President Trump and the watch care and protection over his family.
    “Thank God, for the People’s President Donald Trump!”
    “Pro-Trump is Pro-America!”
    The People’s President Donald Trump is bringing the spirit of servant leadership back to Washington, to ensure our government is truly of, by and for the people. He’s the best president in my lifetime.

    1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
    2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. – 1 Timothy 2:1-2 King James Version (KJV)

  103. Well you have effectively managed to make Trump fit the scenario with obvious predetermined bias. I would think Obama is a likely candidate with the Pope as the false prophet! We shall see!

    1. Whatboutism. Please go ahead and write an artcile trying to make Obama fit. The fact is that he is no longer president so it will pretty hard. The article was written before Trump tweeted about him being the King of Israel and the second coming of God and then said he was the chosen one.

  104. Everyone is so serious! I’m appalled that Trump is our president, and disgusted that Christians helped put him in office. I think this is a fascinating bit of research, but having followed BLC for a while, doubt that he’s claiming this as absolutely true. It’s a call out to those Christians who take the Bible as infallible fact and read it to justify their desired positions. It’s clever and almost convincing, but I’d be surprised if Benjamin now expects us to read this as fact and corroborate our distaste for Mr. Trump.

  105. Really interesting analysis and I can see the dots connected in a lot of areas for sure.
    Personally, I don’t think he’s the anti Christ per se, but more of a false prophet in the spirit of the anti Christ leading people astray or possibly a precursor/set up for an anti Christ in the future. Regardless, be vigilant friends, these are troubling times indeed. Many good friends and family are brainwashed by his rhetoric and that alone is scary itself.

  106. Thank you very much for sharing this insightful and truthful information about Trump and how it is foretold from the Bible. I pray for Jesus return soon!! But, in the meantime, I pray for all those who are oppressed. God bless everyone!

  107. Mad mad mad. I can’t believe this is where we end. I just don’t see America or even the World recovering from All the EVIL trumputin has Done.
    Wake on Thanksgiving 2020!!

  108. I Think it’s all BS Because Trump is a no good President That Only Is For The Rich People Just Like All Them Ass Holes In D.C. That’s Why Nothing Gets Done Here. Mr. Trump Just Use’s The Tax Payers Money To Go Hit A Golf Ball Every Weekend. If He Is The Antichrist Then I Want Him To Stand In Front Of A Firing Saute And See If His Sorry Ass Dies When He’s Got About A 1000 holes In His Ass. Then I Mite believe He’s The Antichrist But Till Then His Is Just A plane man with His Head Up His Ass…. Like That Old Saying Show Me Ass Hole!!!!

  109. Very narrow perspective. Thinking only of present time in America. Seven hills looks like Rome, which is built on seven hills. Personally, I think the description of the Antichrist fits someone else much better.

  110. Interesting tour around the scriptures, BLC, but not news to this follower of Jesus, nor to most of the people I’ve been marching with. We’re in the end times, all right, and the true persecution of Christians won’t be those following the Anti-Christ, but those of us who continue to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, care for the sick, defend the vulnerable, and all that (Matt.25). Better get ready.

    1. Because we know the truth about the Left and we realize the Left has degenerated into a place where white is black and up is down.

  111. Thank you for the great read. I shared it with my country hick members in the town that I grew up in (98% love Trump). And, ironically, I actually had the same conclusion 2 weeks ago. It was the only explanation that I could find to wrap my mind around how “christian people” that I know could support such a vile human being.

    1. Now you know what it felt like for eight years with Obama’s pitiful attempt at running the country. However, the current Democrat hopefuls show even less promise.

  112. You forgot that when anti-christ comes it’s after the rapture. Surly some Christians would have been take by Jesus and that would have been on social media. Also you forgot the one hundred million man army, Amerika doesn’t have that big army even if you add NATO. Plus Russian and it’s Allies are not with Amerika so he doesn’t have complete control of the world.

  113. Thank you, Benjamin, for using your knowledge of scriptural prophecy to lay out the case from the Book od Daniel. In particular, the likening of the beast’s fatal wound to the Mueller investigation, is fascinating and convincing.

    Ever since the man who is possibly ‘The Beast” descended his elevator, watching Evangelical “Christians”line up for red hats has been one of the most alarming developments. The phrase ‘even the elect will be deceived’ has haunted me.

    A man who, asked if he’d ever asked (2015, by Frank Luntz) God for forgiveness, replied: “I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so,” he said. “I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.” Translation: I am not a Christian. But the people swallow Evangelical leaders’ rationalizations- ranging from comically cynical, to overtly blasphemous- and accept his rise to power is ‘from God.’

    The president has, all his life, been an unapologetic icon of greed, lust, gluttony- a true ‘Man of Sin,’ if ever one lived. Lies constantly, prodigiously, at an ever-accelerating pace. And yet, support from Evangelicals never wavers or diminshes. (“Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” Rev. 13:4)

    He is now dropping the mask and “support” is becoming more and more, “worship.” His rallies are mockeries of religious assemblies, which he describes as “love fests.” The same high-volume selection of music continues to be played at all his events, unchanged since 2015- a very Hymnal from Hell. On CSPAN this week, I noticed that The Rolling Stones, ‘Can’t Always Get What You Want” (complete with church choir) played him out at the Amvets conference.

    This week, he tweets (not a RT, BTW) that he is hailed as “King of Israel” and “the Second Coming of God” – even as he engages in nakedly anti-Semitic attacks which have already led to violent attacks on American Jews and synagogues. On camera, he lifts his eye and (tiny) hands and proclaims “I am the Chosen One” (China context, a fig leaf.)

    And no matter how obscene the spectacle becomes, people who think they are followers of Jesus continue to march towards the cliff behind him.

    Anyway (long comment, and I could go on and on) to let you know some of us ‘have ears to hear,’ and appreciate your ringing of the alarms.

  114. Anyone remember y2k? They quoted scripture then too. What about the guy in Midwest who predicted rapture 2x? 1000s of predictions or 1000s of years all dead wrong and you folks rely on a book that’s been written, rewritten, re-interpreted by a faulty human then regurgitated again and accepted because the king wrote it and if you didn’t agree or accept they would put you to death……You people will never learn.

  115. I noticed that you kept specifically referring to the “first term” or the “first 3 1/2 years” in your analysis of what the Bible says, but I didn’t see any reference to a specific time frame in the quotes that you provided. Can you please point us in the direction of verses that specifically mention this time frame that you refer to?

    1. Rev 11:2 & 3 reference 42 months and 1,260 days which both equal 3 1/2 years. Many people would say those two numbers refer to the tribulation(first half) and the great tribulation(second half) of 7 years.

  116. On the morning of the last US Presidential election the readings for morning prayer in the Church of England were the writing on the wall from Daniel and the four horsemen of the Apocalypse from Revelation. Just saying.

  117. Pastor I believe you are spot on with this article! I believe what you wrote and that scripture backs it up. Christians better wake up.

  118. An amazing bit of research with such clear signs. I joked on my Facebook that Trump could never get the job as the Anti-Christ, because he was overqualified. You’ve changed my mind on that. It seems like he fits the bill all too perfectly.

    1. You realize both Ronald Reagan used this for his campaign rallies and Bill Clinton said that exact phrase when he accepted the presidential win?!

  119. Fascinating article!

    I, like many of you, grew up in a Christian tradition which was founded on fear instead of love.

    Part of that fear involved a hyper-infatuation with ‘end times’ prophecy. This infatuation was based on a fear of ‘not recognizing’ the AntiChrist when he comes and therefore avoiding the possibility of becoming one of his ‘deceived followers.’

    And yet, now, for the first time in history, and in surprising detail, a fairly strong case could be made that ‘we have found a match,’ (at least if the traditional, biblical interpretations of Christian fundamentalism are to be believed.)

    And yet, where are these same fearful, ‘end-time’ experts now?? Why they’re rabidly and blindly supporting someone who virtually fits every category of their dreadful vision.

    Evangelical Christians are known to be Trumps biggest block of support.
    Talk about irony!

  120. Twisting the scripture…and not even doing a good job of it. It’s very easy to spot the manipulation behind this article. You are a theologian? You should submit this for review among your peers.

    1. If you know ANYTHING about the the Bible, you don’t even need to read this article to know who and what our current president is! WAKE UP!!

    2. Please share exactly where the scripture has been twisted.Even my atheist friends who know biblical text see the correlation.

  121. Thank you for this article and your thorough analysis. I’ve been saying this for awhile. I believe that there is both an Anti-Christ spirit and there will be (is) a person who is the Anti-Christ. The Anti -Christ spirit is one of hate, greed, deceit among other things including a White Supremacist ideology as we are seeing happening with more prevalence now. My heart is breaking for the asylum seekers and migrants, especially the children who are being treated so horribly. Praying that the Holy Spirit opens the eyes of Evangelicals before it is too late, if it isn’t already.

  122. I think this is an excellent piece and mirrors much of my own thinking regarding this abomination you have as a President on that side of the Pond. I am een working on a piece about Antichrist myself.

    But the only problem I have with any of these things about Antichrist is that I think that the title ‘Antichrist’ is not what John was talking about in his letter (1 John), which is the only place in the Bible that the word Antichrist is used. He was specifically talking about a spirit of deception that did not acknowledge that Christ was come in the flesh. His letter was written specifically to help the Church cope with a specific heresy that had grown up in their area. He did say that ‘an’ Antichrist is a deceiver. But it does not refer to one specific person in that context, and that context is our *only* context.

    While I agree that there will be a leader in the end times that will be everything that Trump has already shown that he is, I think it is a mistake to conflate the term ‘Antichrist’ with that single end-time leader. I think it’s an idea that we assume is ‘true’, and yet has actually been borrowed from popular ‘theology’ that has already been blown out of proportion (i.e. Hal Lindsey stuff), in a similar way to how the current concept of Hell was borrowed from mediaeval literature and has also been accepted as ‘true’ (Dante’s ‘Inferno’). And of course the Antichrist as a person has been made very popular in the ‘Left Behind’ series, beloved of modern Evangelicalism, and the irony of that is not lost on any of your readership, I am sure 🙂

    Sure, let’s recognise Trump for what he is. Let’s call him the Beast or the Dragon, yes. And he may well be of the spirit of Antichrist, in that he is being upheld by a large group of fake believers who deny by their very lives and attitudes that Christ is come in the flesh – as does Trump. We could even refer to him as AN Antichrist. But let’s not call him ‘THE’ Antichrist, because the context in 1 John actually does not use that term as referring to one specific person, but more a number of people all with the same spirit. Furthermore it is a non-sequitur to make the Beast or the Dragon the same thing as The Antichrist, as an honest reading of the Bible on these matters does not actually appear to equate the two concepts. It’s more our own conjecture that has linked them.

    That said, this is still a marvellous piece of work that I would love to reblog if I may, and I really appreciate the work you have put into it, Ben. Well done.

  123. I’ve always stayed away from studying John’s vision (book of Revelation) because there is no consensus and yet I believe his is the only 150% verifiable vision – he was Jesus special friend, the one Jesus was ‘especially close to’ and we are reminded of that several times in John’s gospel. But it was just a glimpse of heaven and what he saw was real, but in his shock and awe of the spectacular I wonder if his descriptions are framed in words and images that made sense to him in ways that we can, at best, only speculate. And when it is all said and done, perfect sense will be made of all of it.

    Benjamin, I still don’t know ‘whats what’ so to speak – who on earth really does? But in my 30 years of faith and particularly these last few years as these matters keep rising to the surface (in my heart and mind at least and by the looks of it, much of Christendom holds its breath or spends useless time and wastes money desperately trying to parse it out with so many ‘end of times’ ministries), your exposition makes more sense than anything I have ever encountered.

    Thank you Benjamin and praise God for God and for His Perfect Will for His Kingdom.

    I recently read the entire chapter of Matthew 25 and understood that everything we need to know is right there from the first verse to the last. Only the date and hour are missing and didn’t Jesus tell us just that?

  124. not a bible scholar nor lead by the Holy Spirit. didnt mention all the prophecies on those that would deceive and lead astray in the endtimes. so similar to left in US spewing hate for a politician and not adhering to the Word of God that commands respect of leaders in govt.