Will the Antichrist be a Gay Atheist from Europe Resurrected from the Dead to Rule the Whole World?



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Think about this question:  Will the Antichrist be a Gay Atheist from Europe, resurrected from the dead to rule the whole world?
REALLY LET THAT SINK IN….


I know the title is a little crazy, okay, but you would be surprised how many people think at least one of these attributes, if not most, are true. And I did get your attention right?  I do not ask the question to be silly.  I am seriously going to attempt to explain why these things are not true.


Most people read an article or post by a prophecy teacher and just take it at face value.  They read the biblical passages provided in the article, and think that because the author quoted the Bible then the truth is there.  It makes sense after reading the verses and they go with it.  Then when they hear something later on about it again, they think it must be true because they "read an article" about it somewhere.  I used to think these things were true. ALL OF THEM.  The Bible is a book, that if passages are taken out of context and not studied thoroughly, can be contorted to mean all kinds of goofy things.


I am sure when you read the title, and put the misconceptions altogether in your head, you realize how silly it all sounds when strung together in one complete sentence.  When you investigate further, the polar opposite of these attributes are true.


Let's investigate:


THE ATHEIST ANTICHRIST? Daniel 11:36-37



36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he (Antichrist) shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods (Yahweh), and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.37 Neither shall he (Antichrist) regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he (Antichrist)  shall magnify himself above all.


When you read the above passage, which is what is quoted by those who say the Antichrist will be an atheist, you get the picture that since he will exalt and magnify himself above EVERY GOD so he MUST be an ATHEIST.  Then coupled with the next verse, that he won't regard the God of his fathers NOR REGARD ANY GOD, that drives the point home, right?  Case closed! Not quite…


There is a problem with this theory and conclusion. Let's investigate further and read more of the same passage in context:  Daniel 11:36-39

36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.


Ok...we read this already, but keep going....


38 But in his estate SHALL HE HONOR THE GOD OF FORCES: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds ,WITH A STRANGE GOD WHOM HE SHALL ACKNOWLEDGE and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.


So, after reading the above passage in context, you can see that if you read just a little further down, Antichrist will HONOR A GOD OF FORCES, A GOD WHOM HIS FATHERS KNEW NOT, A STRANGE GOD whom he will ACKNOWLEDGE AND INCREASE WITH GLORY.  Hmmm? I wonder why the latter two verses are never included in studies theorizing that the Antichrist will be atheist? Can you still conclude that the Antichrist will be an atheist?  I hope you say no!


If you want more information about what GOD he will HONOR:  click here.


The Antichrist will NOT be Atheist - CHECK



THE HOMOSEXUAL ANTICHRIST?



To establish the misconception that Antichrist will be gay, the same verse as shown above, Daniel 11:37 is used:


37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.


The theory says that the Antichrist does not desire women. If he does not desire women, then he must be homosexual and instead,  he desires men. But the problem is that the text does not say that.  It does not say that he does not desire women, it says instead, that He shall NOT REGARD the DESIRE  OF WOMEN.  He doesn't care about women's' desires. He does not regard women nor what they want to do, or be, or have.  They are insignificant and treated as though they are second-class citizens.  In fact, he hates women.  What religion today denies women's rights?


This enmity is as old as the Garden of Eden.


Genesis 3:15- And I will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.


So the Antichrist is not homosexual CHECK
And the Antichrist is not an atheist CHECK






THE EUROPEAN ANTICHRIST?



I have already posted about how the Antichrist will NOT come from Europe in other articles in this blog.  You can study that issue by reading Daniel 9:26 Who are the People of the Prince to Come? and  Revelation 17:  The Beast with 7 Heads and 10 Horns-The Final Kingdom is Not Rome. Go back and read them if you want to know why the Antichrist will not come from Europe.


The Antichrist does not come from Europe CHECK





THE RESURRECTED ANTICHRIST?



Revelation 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.


The theory is that the Antichrist will receive a deadly head wound, and then it will be miraculously healed.  He will be raised from the dead, and that will cause great deception. Some even go as far as to say people will then think he is JESUS.  Because of this,  somehow,  all peoples of the earth will be deceived by this great sign and will wonder after him and worship him.


Let's go back and read it in context.


Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.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.
After reading this in the context of the surrounding verses, you can see that the passages are speaking of a beast with SEVEN HEADS (plaural).  ONE OF THE SEVEN HEADS of this BEAST was wounded and healed.  Not the Antichrist's head.  As we have learned in the previous article, the Beast with seven heads and ten horns is the REVIVED EMPIRE, and it IS NOT the Antichrist.  


The Seven heads represent the 7 Biblical Kingdoms that have persecuted Israel throughout history: 1.  Egyptian  2. Assyrian 3. Babylonian  4.  Persian  5. Grecian  6.  Roman  7 Islamic Caliphate.


The deadly head wound that is healed is ONE of the 7 kingdoms/HEADS of the Beast, thus making it the Revived 8th Kingdom.  Revelation 17:9-11 speaks of the same Beast with 7 heads and 10 horns:


9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains (kingdoms), on which the woman sitteth.10 And there are seven kings (Kingdoms have Kings/HEADS) : five (kings/kingdoms-Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece) are fallen, and one (kingdom-Rome at the time of John's writing) is, and the other (kingdom-Islamic Empire) is not yet come (after John/Rome which was not yet)  and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.11 And the beast that was and is not, even he is the eighth and is of the seven  and goeth into perdition.


So, when reading about the "beast" -- it is the KINGDON/EMPIRE, not the ANTICHRIST.  This is important, but can be confusing because John is using a style of parabolic language called anthropomorphism.  The following definition is from Wikipedia:


Anthropomorphism, or personification, is attribution of human form or other characteristics to anything other than a human being. Examples include depicting deities with human form, creating fictional non-human animal characters with human physical traits, and ascribing human emotions or motives to forces of nature, such as hurricanes or earthquakes.
Anthropomorphism has ancient roots as a literary device in storytelling, and also in art. Most cultures have traditional fables with anthropomorphized animals, who can stand or talk as if human, as characters.


John is talking about the KINGDOM with 7 HEADS, one of which is going to be revived and not the ANTICHRIST. He personifies this BEAST.


The Antichrist does not raise from the dead - CHECK


To find out if the Antichrist will Rule the whole world you can read my previous article here:Will the Antichrist Really Rule the Whole World?
NO!  The Antichrist will NOT rule the entire world.


CONCLUSION:



Sometimes it takes asking the question, by putting all the silliness in one sentence, to fully understand how absurd certain concepts really are.  I cannot,  for the life of me, understand why when the very next verses give the full exegesis of the passage, they are not included in the articles? I never will get this practice.   

When you read articles by prophecy teachers, please, when they only list one scripture or a few in a chapter, take out your BIBLE and read all of it in context, and read EACH WORD to see if these things are so.  I learned this lesson the hard way, and it set me back.  I stopped believing everything I read and went back to the ONLY BOOK THAT MATTERS on these subjects to find the truth.  There is nothing wrong with reading prophecy teachings by men or women, but always check it against the full council of the WORD of GOD.

I subscribe to a lot of different blogs and other forums on end time prophecy to keep up to date with what is being taught.  I find it very interesting when I comment or post a contrary remark about what is being suggested or taught, that they get upset because I point out a faulty contextual issue or wrong exegesis.  They ban me or "hide" or delete the comment altogether?? 

We must be more humble.  We must be open to correction and reformation. We must follow the Holy Spirit and the Word of God wherever they lead us, even if we must admit we have been wrong.  I pray we all agree on this sooner than later.

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