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.

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:

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 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, everyone– most especially those who are too young to remember the OJ Simpson murder trial– was completely amazed he survived what very clearly seemed to be a fatal wound to his presidency.

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.

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.

Drum roll please…..

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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87 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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.


  4. 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)

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!!

  10. 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!!!!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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?!

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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?

  26. 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.

  27. Mentally, I know this isn’t true, and it helps me rationalize why I no longer attend church. But the evangelical world has shown the entire world who they are with their support of Trump. ( I was a MDiv student Southern Baptist seminary when the SBC ‘purge’ occurred in the 1980s. I saw evangelicals for what they were then.)

  28. I think “omen, 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”
    Refers to Putin.

  29. OK, but my main question is will Trump, even as the Antichrist, be raptured with the evangelicals if the Rapture should come? Although not a Christian, I’ve been longing for the rapture to take the evangelicals and their harmful theology off of this earth to where ever they’re supposed to go when raptured. They voted Trump in (with help from Russia), and it seems only fair that they take him when they leave.

    Is there any chance of getting a different commenting system? Maybe a different Disqus identity will be enough to strip off the filters. Just wondering! Thanks.

  30. Spot on and well-researched. Brilliant. Love it. Please spell-check “prophecy” (the noun) vs. “prophesy” (the verb) for credibility. Bravo!

    1. Do the same research and show us YOUR conclusions then. We’ve reached a point where if you’re going to deny something, you have to do more than just say “you’re wrong”. PROVE IT. And don’t say you shouldn’t have to. Because you absolutely SHOULD.

  31. So….when your prediction of Trump as the anti-Christ doesn’t materialize we can accurately conclude you as a false prophet. Literally, how much time did you waste writing this foolishness? smh

    1. Do the same research and show us YOUR conclusions then. We’ve reached a point where if you’re going to deny something, you have to do more than just say “you’re wrong”. PROVE IT. And don’t say you shouldn’t have to. Because you absolutely SHOULD

    2. I didn’t make a single prediction. I listed out all of the key predictions on the issue, and compared them to true events that have occurred– past tense.

    3. Its ALL foolishness. No anti-christ, no rapture, and the bible is not a tool for divination. If you see it and use it as such, you’re no different from witches, warlocks & wizards – none of which actually exist either. Bible idolatry is the great “sin” of the age. The Word was made flesh, dwelt among us, and later within us. Not in a book.

  32. I became agnostic but I was raised between a Baptist and Catholic school for most of my school years. I was a church follower for many years…….I remember getting sad when I heard evangelicals called Obama the anti-christ….saying to my self ….no he is not. Trump does fits the description in a scary way. It is so upsetting than so many calling themselves “Christians” are his followers . In fact Trump wouldn’t have won the elections is not for the evangelical vote. Sad…really sad.

  33. Wow! I’ve wondered that about Trump, though I’ve also wondered that about Reagan and GWB.

    One caveat: the Mark of the Beast on one’s hand or forehead is needed in order to buy or sell. The MAGA hats don’t qualify –yet.

  34. Is it possible that instead of simply fulfilling the predictions of the Bible, Trump and his handlers are actually following the predictions, using them as a playbook and making them come to fruition? After all, Trump is a known fan of Hitler’s writings and follows many of his strategies step-by-step. Aligned with the fundamentalist religious leaders, who obviously know the ins and outs of Scripture, is it not possible that Trump is saying, “What next, boy?” And his handlers are saying, “Well, Daniel says we’re near the three-year mark, so better start calling yourself the leader of Israel. And maybe we could start promoting MAGA wrist tattoos, too. Amen!” I believe it’s possible that inspired people from thousands of years ago could predict the future. I also believe it’s possible that the ruthless men who have learned to twist the Bible to gain fortune could picture themselves and their team raking in all that nice Antichrist money.

    1. From what I have observed of Trump so far, he doesn’t appear to be smart enough to pull this whole scheme off. If, however, he somehow has pulled off the antichrist imitation game then I think we can call it a self-fulfilling prophesy and Ben still wins. He’s effectively created an antichrist bingo sheet of sorts and laughed/wept as he’s filled it completely in.

    2. I could see this. I think there could be a group of evangelicals who think they can bring about the end of the world. I don’t think Trump is in on it, if anything, he thinks he’s legitimately the savior of the world. I can’t help but think that there are people manipulating him from the shadows.

  35. I found this super interesting. I’ve told people time and again that I felt Trump fit the bill the closest to the Biblical antichrist that the world has seen yet due to many of the prophecies that you point out.

    I was very interested in your interpretation of the “fatal wound” prophecy. I’d always interpreted that as a true PHYSICAL wound. Purely to use the recovery to show that he’s greater than (or at least equal to) Christ. Who died (physically) and rose again (recovered).

  36. Great article. God is waking many Christians up and many are coming to the same undeniable conclusion. Check out Brother James Key on YouTube. He pointed out scripture in 2015 saying Trump was the AntiChrist. He has many videos since then. Keep up the good work and the good fight.

  37. When asked how to ID the Antichrist, the nun said, “if he says he’s speaking for Christ but teaches the opposite, that’s the Antichrist.” Although I agree with your analysis, I think “the Antichrist” is not one person, but a philosophy. I include John Calvin in that group, as well as Ayn Rand, although she never claimed to speak for Christ, just be better than him.

  38. I have been thinking along these lines for a while too. Although I have tried to stop myself from labeling him as the anti-Christ, whenever I think of him, the title “The man of sin” comes to mind.

    It is very disconcerting to see family and friends whom I love and respect blindly follow and support him – or, ‘bowing to the man of sin,’ as it were.

  39. I have played “match Trump to the Antichrist” as a fun game as well, and it’s starting to creep me out, too. He’s even called himself the “Chosen One” in a speech now.

  40. Mmmh, not a Christian anymore, but this looks scary! I still think the true Christ stands for real love and compassion of all peoples, and therefore, anti-Christ is the antithesis of that.

    1. And I think that you are exactly right! This article matches the traits of the anti-christ directly to Trump and his actions. No other, that I know of or have seen, matched up with every little thing like he does.

      1. Well, Jesus is the basis of Christianity. I don’t think that you could do better if you tried. I no longer attend church as I don’t recognize it as a place where you can find God. But I have found over the past 20 years that time spent with a study bible and a concordance can teach you a lot. And you will be free of outside influence.

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