The APOSTACY must come first!
Has the so-called ANTI-CHRIST been revealed AT LAST?
The Pope accuses Donald Trump of being UN-CHRISTIAN!
Breaking News on 18th Feb 2016: CNN News:
The prophecy about The (so-called) Anti-Christ is in Thessalonians 2.3:
Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the APOSTASY COMES FIRST and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called God or object of worship so that he takes his seat in THE TEMPLE OF GOD, DISPLAYING HIMSELF AS BEING GOD.
Now an APOSTAPHY is apparently an abandonment of a religious or political principle. So before the antichrist is revealed a religious or political principle must be abandoned.
A few days ago a really important political and religious principle was abandoned when Pope Francis labelled Donald Trump "un-Christian" and whether that accusation is true, or false, labelling someone un-Christian is as good as saying they are "Anti-Christ"!
Donald Trump rounded on the Pope and the important political and religious principle that the Pope should not criticize world government figures nor should a world leader criticize the Pope, was definitely abandoned!
So if Donald Trump is the predicted Anti-Christ, who is going to "rule the world" and "consider himself above God", then things are not quite as bad as the Bible scenario seems to paint, where the Anti-Christ is predicted to literally rule the whole world and put to death all who will not worship him! Donald Trump has only been branded as "un-Christian" for wanting to build a wall between the USA and Mexico!
However, many people might suggest that the overall description does fit!
But does this confirm that he will become President in November 2016 and take his seat in the "Temple of God" (The White House) displaying himself as being "God"?
Certainly, as the ruler of the most powerful nation on earth, the position might have seemed god-like to ancient people and it might be assumed that everyone in the world would have to "obey" him, although that is somewhat of an overstatement given modern day understanding!
But lets look at his titles:
1) Man of Lawlessness:
Mr Trump does tend to threaten all kinds of unlawful behaviour towards certain ethnic/political/religious groups and lives up to this tiltle. But what about his other description:
2) Son of Perdition:
What does that mean? let's look at some of the translations of this title in various editions of the Bible and the message appears to be very clear!
The one DOOMED TO DESTRUCTION: New International Version
The one DESTINED TO BE LOST: New Revised Standard Version
The man who was BOUND TO BE LOST: Good News Bible
The one who CHOSE TO BE LOST: Jerusalem Bible
The one who was ALREADY LOST: Christian Community Bible
It certainly seems to say he is going to LOSE!
But the most interesting translation is the one which says he is the one who "CHOSE TO BE LOST"
There was a suggestion at one time, early on in his campaign, that he was only running to LOSE, so that his best friend's wife, Hillary Clinton, would win the election. Is he deliberately TRYING TO LOSE?
It certainly does seem to suggest that this might be the case! They are all obviously very good friends!
And it doesn't appear that "taking his place in the temple" refers to being elected to the White House. Maybe his "seat in the temple" refers to his HOME.
Look at these photographs - His house is more "temple-like" than most temples!