Antichrist And The Rapture: Some people today have the idea that the falling away in 2 Thessalonians 2 3 refers to the rapture. Apparently they don’t realize things can’t fall up. These people should really go back to school and take grade 3 science.
Antichrist Is The Son Of Perdition: I never had that connected before. The son of perdition is referred to in 2 Thessalonians 2 and the only other time the Bible uses these words is in reference to Judas, which indicates the antichrist will come from inside the church.
Antichrist Is The Man Of Sin: Rather than hyperfocusing on which single man will be the antichrist or the man of sin, Christians should focus more on the false Christians and false teachings that are presently in the church.
Antichrist In The Temple Of God: Though the antichrist will arise from inside the church, the temple in Jerusalem will still be rebuilt.
Revelation 11 1-2 says, “and there was given me a reed like unto a rod and the angel stood saying rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and them that worship therein but the court which is without the temple leave out and measure it not for it is given unto the gentiles and the holy city shall they tread underfoot forty two months.”
This indicates that there will be an actual temple. Otherwise, what is the significance of the court of the Gentiles?
Antichrist And The Restrainer: The restrainer of the antichrist is not the Holy Spirit within the Christian church, but rather God Himself. We know from the book of Job that God is the one who restrains Satan from completely taking over the world.
How can the restrainer be the Roman empire? The Roman empire fell in AD476, but the Catholic church was started by the Roman emperor Constanteen in AD325.
Antichrist Revealed In His Time: How can the 1260 days be 1260 years when we’re still dealing with Daniel’s 70 weeks.
The first 69 weeks were 483 years from the rebuilding of the temple to when Jesus came. The seventieth week is devided in two. The first three and a half days are the three and a half years of Jesus’ ministry. Therefore, the rest of this period must be three and a half calendar years, not 1260 calendar years.
The Protestant Switch To A New Antichrist: The antichrist will come from inside the Catholic church. He will be the pope, though not the current pope because he’s 84 years old. It will have to be a younger man who can cultivate an air of celebrity, like Obama did a couple years ago. (I don’t think Obama is the beast.) People will want to know what he and his family do every second of the day.
Antichrist And Global Terrorism: The Catholic church persecuted Christians before and they’ll do it again.