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The Fall of Dictators and the Antichrist

devaremet Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 9:44 AM
Yes, the antichrist will unite all nations and individuals with varying cultures and religious beliefs which makes one wonder how any true believer in Christ and the Bible could fall for such deception on a global scale. It's easy, acording to scripture all true believers in Christ will have been taken out of the world before the appearing of the antichrist so that their will be no opposition to his take over.
Ms Kelly Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 12:08 PM
devaremet:

How do you resolve your belief with 2 Thessolonians 2 which says:

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

This clearly shows Antichrist to be revealed FIRST, BEFORE the rapture.
John1324 Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 3:22 PM
Jesus' own timeline in Matthew 24:3-31
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matt%2024:3-31&version=ESV
goes further than saying the Antichrist will be revealed before the rapture. It clearly states that the gathering of the elect will take place "after the tribulation".
Dollysboy Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 12:01 AM
Ah, yes. And which came first--the unicorn with nine legs or the lamppost with three brains? Tune in to Mary Magdalen's letter to the Ephesians 17:34-36 and find out.

The blog posts that I write are not intended to be pastoral in nature; they are written on behalf of a for-profit entity and don't represent any of the ministries I'm associated with. Nonetheless, religion and politics sometimes intersect, and it's inevitable that my writing will sometimes reflect that intersection.

As a trained sociologist who is deeply anchored in biblical truth, I am beginning to wonder about the commonality of current events.

A secular-minded sociologist will view our current period in history as just another time when social and economic forces have conspired to provoke enormous global, political, and economic upheaval.

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