Tag Archives: end times

Trump: antichrist or protector?

Donald Trump (now President) addresses his fans. Note to Michael Horton: Donald Trump never called himself Messiah. The one who did, trashed Christian values, and you said nothing. But now comes the counter-coup against Obama. But one thing more: is Trump the antichrist, or will he protect us from him? More recently: herewith a call to action to support a President who stands against oppression.

If you are of the mindset that we are living in the “last days”, your doctrine concerning the timing of the rapture will have a bearing on what you expect to happen in the near future. For those who believe in a pre-tribulation rapture whereby believers will be removed from the earth prior to the tribulation, recognizing that identifying the antichrist is little more than an entertaining intellectual exercise.

End-timers and excuse-making

The Damascus Road. An apt illustration of how "Let's pretend" is a dangerous game to play in diplomacy in the region.

Editor’s note: What is an “end-timer”? One who confidently expects Jesus to return to earth, sometime in future. But “end-timer” can also mean one who will do nothing to oppose tyranny, or better himself and his country, in the belief that evils are unopposable. Here, Bradlee Dean makes a disturbing case. Some Christians, and even some churches, he says, are throwing away their moral authority. They use “the end times” as an excuse for giving up a struggle.