The Word of God teaches in the last time; or the latter day; or the time before the coming of Christ, many anti-Christs would arise (1Jn2:18). Yet the Bible also teaches that one man would arise (2Thes2:8,9) called the anti-Christ or the Beast (Rev13:11,12), who along with the False prophet, will be allowed to take-over the world. This man will institute a one-world government, where no one will be able to buy or sell without first taking his mark in their forehead or right hand(Rev13:16,17). That mark will be the number 666(Rev13:18)!
I remember very vividly when the 1972 movie “A Thief in the Night” was released. It was about the rapture of the church, and the anti-Christ. Later in 1976, the movie ‘The Omen’ starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick was released. Their child Damien grew-up to become the anti-Christ!! I can remember being terrified at being left-behind after seeing “A Thief in the Night”; and spending sleepless nights after watching ‘The Omen’.
After answering the call of God on my life, my thoughts began to transcend my childish fears, and I began to wonder ‘how’ all the incredible Bible prophesies would work out! It was like piecing a puzzle together attempting to understand what goes where, and when. However, my top couple of questions in the 80’s and 90’s were, how would the anti-Christ come to power? How would he take-over the world? How will I recognize him?
Listening to the world-renown prophecy teachers of that day, I thought the anti-Christ was the pope; I thought he was Adolf Hitler; I thought he would be a Jew, from the tribe of Dan; I even thought he would be an American President! Yet, it was not until 2013, when I read the book ‘The Islamic Anti-Christ’ by Joel Richardson, that I finally understood that the man who will be given power (for a short time) over the whole earth, will be a Muslim!
After the ‘who?’ was resolved, what about the ‘how’? From a child, I have always had an interest in Nazi, Germany. However, only recently have I understood the life-long fascination. It was approximately 2010, when I felt God lead me to do a more thorough study of the Nazis; afterwhich I spent 5 years reading one book after another. One of the many interesting facts I uncovered was though Germany was 95% Protestant and Catholic, it was filled with all manner of horrific sexual perversion, the occult, paganism, Darwinism, and atheism. That contradiction, was further highlighted by other contradictions, such as the fact that many famous German theologians were atheists (Try to figure that one out)! For certain, Hitler grew-up in a Germany that was a mess, in every sense of the word!
However, it was during that 5-year study that God revealed to me the reason for my fascination. I learned how and why early 20the century Germany gave lip-service to Christianity, while simultaneously living completely contrary—simply…it was liberalism! Let me illustrate.
Below is the 1828 Webster dictionary definition of liberalism:
1.Of a free heart; free to give or bestow; not close or contracted; munificent; bountiful; generous; giving largely; as a liberal donor; the liberal founders of a college or hospital. It expresses less than profuse or extravagant.
2.Generous; ample; large; as a liberal donation; a liberal allowance.
3.Not selfish, narrow on contracted; catholic; enlarged; embracing other interests than one’s own; as liberal sentiments or views; a liberal mind; liberal policy.
4.General; extensive; embracing literature and the sciences generally; as a liberal education. This phrase is often but not necessarily synonymous with collegiate; as a collegiate education.
5.Free; open; candid; as a liberal communication of thoughts.
6.Large; profuse; as a liberal discharge of matter by secretions or excretions.
7.Free; not literal or strict; as a liberal construction of law.
8.Not mean; not low in birth or mind.
9.Licentious; free to excess.
Observing the first eight definitions, we find they are fairly solid stuff! One might even be able to make a Biblical argument for each one! Yet, the attractiveness of these eight definitions are what makes liberalism so very deceptive. For it is the ninth definition that removes liberalism’s mask, revealing its real face! It is a face of the sin nature, i.e. the flesh** (Gal5:13; 1Pet2:16)! It is lasciviousness(Gal5:17-21)! In a word, liberalism gives man a license to sin!
In fact, for this reason, liberalism is responsible for America’s contemporary sins: from the dishonest media(Rom1:18); to abortion; to separation of church and state; to the hatred of America(anti-patriotism); to political corruption; to affirmative action; to gun control; to hatred for Israel(anti-semitism); to big government; to liberal racism; to gay marriage; to men using women’s bathrooms…and incredibly—to a love for Islam! Interestingly, because Islam is indisputably the most oppressive belief system of any kind on earth, with the least freedom in any area of life for its believers; and non-believers, one would think it would be detestable to all freedom-worshipping liberals! But not so...
How is the anti-Christ linked to liberalism? God showed me that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis are a harbinger, a sign, an omen—if you will--for the anti-Christ. If you want to know how the Beast will be loved, accepted, usurps power, and understand his actions on a mini-level—look at Adolf Hitler and the Nazis! Three of the more remarkable evidences of this truth are:
1.Like the Beast, Nazis terrorized the world for 7 years
(1939-45), the exact time of the Tribulation period!
2.Mein Kampf, Hitler’s book, has had revival in the
3.See below for a third.
How then will the Beast take power? Even though liberalism was hated by Adolf Hitler, it was the prevailing philosophy that allowed the Nazis to take power in Germany! So too, while the Anti-Christ will be a Muslim, who abhors the supposed liberal freedoms of the west, yet he will use liberalism--freedom of the flesh--to usurp control of the world!!
In a word, the Anti-Christ will be a Muslim; who will use liberalism to usurp authority over the world!
Repent while there is still time!
*Higher Criticism is a term which, very simply, defines criticism of Christianity.
**Freedom of the flesh means: if it feels good, do it! It means whatever you think is good, is good. Anything does—nothing is evil!
"There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” -Napoleon Hill