With so many people asking, “Who is the Antichrist?” Endtime Ministries continues to teach an understanding of how to identify this political magnate among the many signs of the end time in current events.
As we move progressively closer to the end of the world, many people are wondering “Who is the Antichrist?” In fact, the term is used so much in today’s society—including many references made by popular culture—that many people may be starting to doubt the validity of his appearance. However, the Bible clearly prophesies who the Antichrist will be, when he will arrive, and what he will do.
Could the Antichrist be Pope Francis?
The short answer is “no.” The end of the world will involve Satan acting through two key figures, both the Antichrist and the False Prophet. The Antichrist will be a political leader, described in the Book of Revelation as “the Beast.” He will poison the minds of his followers with half-truths, false love, and, above all else, sheer charisma. Most importantly, he will gain much of his power and influence by being endorsed by the False Prophet, a mighty religious leader with nefarious goals.
Even if the current pope is not the False Prophet, the False Prophet will be pope of the Roman Catholic Church. His true mission will be to convince his followers that the Antichrist is a man deserving of respect and admiration. He will use his position as a religious figurehead to shepherd his flock into accepting the Antichrist in his mission of establishing a rebirth of the Holy Roman Empire.
What is the Difference between the Antichrist and the False Prophet?
There are two evil men involved in the end of the world and it is important to make the distinction between both individuals. The Antichrist will not be a religious leader, but an international political leader seeking to establish a new world government with the overwhelming support of a major religious leader, described in the Bible as the False Prophet. Under the guise of uniting all the people of the Earth under one, global, nation and religion, the two figureheads will attempt to strip humanity of its identity, freedoms, and suspicion, ushering in an age of blind acceptance.
It is becoming obvious that these two men will come to lead soon, as many events prophesied to occur before the end time are occurring as we speak. One clue from Revelation 13:13 is that the False Prophet will publicly pull fire down from heaven, indicating that God has given his approval to the political workings of the Antichrist, an act that will be celebrated and revered among the masses as a sign of the arrival of Jesus Christ as God’s Messiah. True believers, though, will know that this is the work of Satan himself. When this happens, we will be on our way to the Final Battle of Armageddon.
How Can We Prepare for the Antichrist?
It is important to understand that the reign of the Antichrist is a key indicator of the coming of God’s true kingdom. The Antichrist and his False Prophet will ultimately lose the war and become the catalyst of change that welcomes the Great Tribulation, the reign of Jesus Christ upon the Great White Throne, and the culmination of God’s plan for eternity.
The best way to prepare for the reign of the Antichrist, and the endtime, is to open your mind to the Word of God available in biblical prophecies. Endtime Ministries explains these prophecies so that others can come to know the truth of the Bible and understand the endtime. Tune in to Irvin Baxter’s podcast “Politics & Religion” for more information on who the Antichrist is, and to learn more signs of the endtime through an informed, biblically accurate, discussion of today’s world events.
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