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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  1. 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.

  2. 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??

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!!

  9. 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”.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

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

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

  17. 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 ..

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

  20. 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?

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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).

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

  27. 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.

  28. 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…….

  29. 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.”

  30. 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?

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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 !!

  36. 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.

  37. 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!?

  38. 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?

              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. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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?

  43. 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?

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. “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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. • 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

  52. 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)

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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’. . . .

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.


  64. 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)

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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!

  69. 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!!

  70. 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!!!!

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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?!

  81. 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!

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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?

  86. 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.

  87. 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.)

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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).

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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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