August 24, 2022 Editor

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

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

by Benjamin L. Corey

6/10/2020

image above: I’ve reviewed every prophecy on the Antichrist, and what I read blew my mind.

WN: Please read on, beyond the quoted, for an interesting exercise in biblical prophecy by an “end-times” skeptic. You may wish to read some of the Comments too.

Then please view the video.

BTW: I’m an end-time skeptic too–of that kind . . .

excerpt:

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: . . .

Please click on: Could American Evangelicals Spot the Antichrist?

Then view the author explaining his research in the following video.

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Editor

Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

Comments (3)

  1. KDIrish

    I’m Agnostic, but this is interesting if nothing else. What I would like to have seen was the actual Bible verse, rather than some person’s interpretation of the verse. I’d like to see if the text still compares/contrasts with what is happening today.

    People often compare Hitler with the antichrist, as he fits all the markers. I’d bet that Mussolini, Stalin, Lenin, Hussein all met most, if not all of these markers as well.

    • Hi.

      Thanks for your comments.

      Yes: there have been multiple candidates for the “Antichrist” throughout Church history. I remain both skeptical and agnostic on any direct identification taken from the Bible. Certainly they whom you mentioned are all such claimed candidates.

      If the term is taken to be generic (my view), the central call of “love,” wherever contradicted, is “anti-christ.” In the context of incels, I just posted on this here: The online incel movement is getting more violent and extreme, report says, September 23, 2022.

      If you look at it, I’d be interested in your response.

      I’d work preferably any day with an honest agnostic or atheist, over against (White Evangelical) Christian Nationalists in America (or Canada, or wherever). You’ll find lots on the website about that here: https://waynenorthey.com/?s=white+american+evangelicals.

      Best to you.

      Wayne

    • I might add: many political leaders around the globe fit also. . . As I say in my: Personal Mantra:

      The Gospels indicate that the test case for love of God is love of neighbour.

      The test case for love of neighbour is love of enemy. Therefore, to the extent we love neighbour and enemy, to that extent we love God. And to the extent we fail to love neighbour and enemy, we fail to love God.

      “Love” (agapao) is a New Testament action verb that constantly reaches out to embrace as friends, draw a circle of inclusion around, neighbour and enemy (agape is the noun form, almost invariably referencing God’s unconditional love in the New Testament).

      Therefore, the ultimate theological bottom line is:

      GOD IS ALL-INCLUSIVE LOVE. PERIOD.

      This then is a Great Divide in Christian theology, on the one and the other hands:

      Those who affirm that God is All-Inclusive Love. Period!

      Those who assert God to be Anything Less!

      According to that mantra, there are a lot of political-leader anti-christs!

Always appreciate constructive feedback! Thanks.