IS THE MAN OF SIN THE ANTICHRIST, THE FALSE PROPHET
OR IS HE BOTH?
It’s the end times and “Deception” is the name of that tune.
Most of what American Christians have been taught about the end times is tragically wrong. A bit of that is unintentional, but the majority of deception is bought from and paid to the Modern American Prophecy Industry. Satan has a purpose in peddling deception and nowhere has the market for deception been bigger than among those who claim Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
One of the biggest disinformation campaigns concerns a figure popularly known as The Antichrist. It’s a moniker one won’t find by searching the Bible. In fiction, there’s what’s known as an amalgamation: the combining of various traits of more than one person into one character. The Antichrist is an UNamalgamation: the splitting of one character (the man of sin of 2 Thessalonians 2 and elsewhere) into two (The Antichrist and The False Prophet).
This ongoing, massive effort to deceive Christians about the coming man of sin continues to this day.
Many new Bible versions have taken to inserting the article “the” in 1 and 2 John, the only books in the Bible where the word “antichrist” appears. These new versions have turned John’s description of antichrist into “THE Antichrist.” This is a subtle, though important, manipulation of Scripture.
Whether by small steps or large strides, if one continues in a direction long enough the destination is eventually reached. We need not embrace great deceptions. It is enough to embrace little ones time and again, and have them skew our understanding, and impression of how things ought to be.
–The Purpose of Trials, part 2
The Church Fathers on the Antichrist – Regardless of the author’s intention, this article is another sly misrepresentation which contributes to the confusion surrounding end time events. The reader is offered five selections by early Christian writers. These writings have value as they are what Christians centuries closer to the apostles and Jesus believed. But these writing DO NOT say what the writer claims they say. NOWHERE do any refer to “The Antichrist”–though the author of this piece helpfully inserts such language both within the text and/or in the accompanying narrative.
The author passes over this telling passage from the Didache.
“…and then shall appear the world-deceiver as Son of God, and shall do signs and wonders, and the earth shall be delivered into his hands, and he shall do iniquitous things which have never yet come to pass since the beginning.”
–Didache 12, Chapter 12
Oh, so the world-deceiver does signs and wonders. The Prophecy Industry attributes the lying signs and wonders to The False Prophet. But again: this is one person who (for deception’s sake) has been taught as two characters.
The early Christian writers had much different beliefs than the modern Christian.
Nowhere in ANY early Christian writings is there any reference to those two end times workers of iniquity so prominently taught in our own apostate age: The Antichrist and The False Prophet.
There is one.
One man of sin, sometimes referred to as “the tyrant” or “the lawless one.” (The Prophecy Industry uses “The beast” and “The antichrist” interchangeably.) The descriptions of this man of sin incorporate everything that is claimed by moderns to be the work of The Antichrist and The False Prophet.
The early Christian writings make this clear by attributing to antichrist what Paul attributes to the man of sin which matches what John wrote about the false prophet.
The Prophecy Industry tosses around claims of a “counterfeit satanic trinity: the Beast, the False Prophet and the dragon.” However, that’s not a counterfeit, that’s pure invention. A real counterfeit trinity would be the dragon, False Messiah [man of sin] and the demonic spirit of antichrist. That’s not only a counterfeit (something closely resembling the genuine item), it’s biblical.
There will be a false messiah. He will come in his own name. Because Jesus has been rejected, this man of sin will be worshiped by the deceived world as the Christ. He will persecute the true believers and the faithful Jews. These two groups will be very small.
The visible Church will be perverted and totally apostate, given over to fables and fantasies. Because the apostates have not a love for the truth, God will send them a “strong delusion.”
This whore Church will be worshiping the dragon (Satan) but they will be convinced they are worshiping God the Father.
Because they do not “test every spirit”–indeed, because they do not have the discernment provided by the Holy Spirit– counterfeit spirits will entertain the Church with fuzzy feelings of counterfeit love and occasional lying wonders. The apostate Church will be convinced they are involved, not with the demonic, but with the Holy Spirit. The apostate Church will assist in the persecution of the saints. This worldwide apostate whore Church will worship the man of sin as Christ.
The spiritual condition of this end times apostate Church will closely resemble that of the current American Christian Church.
Deception will continue to get worse–though that is sometimes hard for true believers to imagine. This deception is at work presently and has demonic overtones, as described in Revelation 16:13-14.
“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.“
Though it hardly seem possible, church-goers will become closer friends with the world. Their defense of such ungodliness will consist of what their flesh whispers to them: “Hey, I have to live. What else can I do?”
There will be worldwide chaos, anarchy, world war, famine, pestilence and death. Between one and two billion people will die initially.
And then, the man of sin will be escorted onto the world stage by the antichrist mystery of iniquity that works night and day to produce the conditions needed for his appearance. His coming will be celebrated as the coming of the messiah. A world of love and brotherhood will be promised–to those who worship the dragon. Otherwise, it will be a short trip to a guillotine.
Apostate followers of the man of sin will quote verses from Isaiah referring to the future kingdom of Jesus Christ to support their ungodly vision of an earthly kingdom headed by the man of sin. Pew-sitters in the whore Church will be forced to make a choice: the man of sin or Jesus Christ; life in the flesh here and now OR certain death of the body and eternal life. The vast majority will cling to this present life and throw in with the man of sin.
The followers of the man of sin will be promised peace and safety. They will receive neither.
“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”
–1 Thessalonians 5:3
In the end, both the man of sin and the worldwide whore church will be judged by God.
But until that time, the coming season will be the man of sin’s season.
“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
MAN OF SIN
Part One: MAN OF SIN: The Man of Sin is Coming
Part Two: MAN OF SIN: Satan is Raising Up an End Times Army
Part Three: MAN OF SIN: Arising from the Midst of the Apostate Church
Part Four: MAN OF SIN: Self-Worship in America
Part Five: Yitzhak Kaduri, the Kabbalah and Antichrist: MAN OF SIN
Part Six: MAN OF SIN Misrepresented: The Antichrist and False Prophet
Part Seven: Apostate American Church: Waiting for the MAN OF SIN
Part Eight: Pre-Flood Civilization, Man of Sin: The Second Golden Age of Man is a Nightmare for the Workers of Iniquity
Part Nine: MAN OF SIN: The Splendiferous Saga of the Man of Sin
[Originally, this article appeared much in the same form in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 14, 2014.]
- The Man of Sin
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- The Man of Sin
- Sins of Sodom and the Sins of America
- Biblical Israel vs Secular Israel: Are they the Same?
- Faith No Longer Needed in American Church: The Sight-Walkers
- COUNTERFEIT HOLY SPIRIT: Lying Spirits of Deception in the Churches
- American Apostasy: The End Times Apostate American Church
- Persecution of the Saints: The Fear and the Pit and the Snare
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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