Billions of people see a world crisis with millions of Christians believing that Christ could return soon as part of an end-time scenario. Traditional Bible teaching includes an Antichrist that works miracles to deceive the world first and a popular TV pastor is saying Antichrist will come August 30, 2016 with the church “raptured”–suddenly taken to heaven first. Dr. Richard Ruhling, a prophecy author, offers a contrasting view.
A third of a million results for “Antichrist, August 30, 2016” on Google suggest widespread belief that end-times will begin in 2016, but there’s no explanation for why antichrist appears Aug. 30, in spite of Hagee’s YouTube sermon, says Dr. Richard Ruhling, author on Bible prophecy, offering the following information.
Hagee’s video and August date with a rapture first sounds like Harold Camping. Ruhling offers a dozen reasons on his website to counter a pre-tribulation rapture that he says came from John Darby, early 1800’s.
There are three applications for antichrist, says Ruhling. #1. Antichrist can mean in place of Christ and for 1000+ years, millions of people have trusted a religion that claimed to forgive sin and promise salvation, even being able to pray a person out of purgatory (a word not found in the Bible) for money.
That system is plagued with child abuse and homosexuality but most people shrug it off rather than “repent” and “call no man Father” as Christ said. “Who can forgive sin but God?” says Ruhling who once kept an alcoholic priest in his home for a week. He says the church took the daily experience by Christians away–no Bible study, prayer or witnessing, represented by the table of bread, altar of incense, and the light of the candlesticks in the Holy Place of the sanctuary showing the experience of believers. Now it’s the mass and priest on Sunday or confessional instead of a believer’s daily experience. It’s antichrist—in place of Christ.
Hagee thinks the coming antichrist will be shot in the head and miraculouslly recover, not seeing the deadly wound the papacy had from the Protestant Reformation and Napoleon’s capture of the pope who died in exile, also in Revelation 13. Hagee mentioned the number 666 from Revelation 13, but didn’t menion the pope’s title, VICARIUS FILII DEI as it adds up to 666 in Roman numerals (Google).
#2. There will probably be a Muslim leader who will arise to claim leadership to wipe out infidels for a coming Imam Mahdi–world ruler. This will be an obvious antichrist who will be conquered as Daniel 8 shows in the stomping of a militant Muslim ram with two horns broken. Gabriel said the vision is at the time of the end, so the Medes and Persians then are now Iraq and Iran, but Hagee preaches peace and safety for Jerusalem that doesn’t fit Zechariah 14. Its destruction may be the reason for the goat’s anger in Daniel 8.
#3. The imagery of Revelation 17 supports a New World Order antichrist with papal leadership. A beast (government) is ridden by a harlot (unfaithful church) that has fornication with kings and is decked in gold (wealthy) and scarlet (color of cardinals), “mother of harlots” (mother church—her daughters no longer protest her), sitting on seven hills (Rome) and drunken with the blood of saints. Most history books have been laundered to no longer reveal the 50-100 million who died as martyrs for what they believed. America was founded, by Christians risking their lives to flee the Old World for freedom here.
In the context of a 7-year ending, near the end of the NWO beast’s power for 42 months (Revelation 13), Satan will appear as Jesus, to work miracles and deceive the whole world. Only a small minority will stand against the NWO and mark which brings the plagues of God (14th chapter) but those who do may be spared when Christ comes and “every eye shall see Him,” Revelation 1.
Ruhling offers more information in a short video at https://youtu.be/FvTVFC4J-YA
His webpage with a dozen reasons for tribulation before rapture is http://bit.ly/282fkyY
His ebooks have mostly 4-5 star reviews are available cheap at http://amzn.to/1JTMjY9
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