#46 – Donald Trump: the Chosen one, king of Israel!

On todays Episode we talk about the fact that #chosenone and #antichrist where recently trending on twitter because of a comment the president made about his trade war with China, as well as comments made by a talk radio host.

We take a moment to look closely at the few biblical text mentioning the Antichrist, and discuss how silly all of this is in light of them. Not only is Trump not the Antichrist, the modern concept of a future end times ruler who will deceive the nations and usher in the tribulation is not a biblical teaching.

Scripture: 1 John 2:18-25, 1 John 4:1-6, 2 John 4-11.

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  1. Trump resembles none of the Bible’s description of the man commonly referred to as the Antichrist.

    Do you see Jesus’ Matthew 24 prediction, along with most of what happens in Revelation 6-19 as having already happened?

    It’s not just the word/description “antichrist” that must be considered, as the same man is described as the lawless one in 1 Thess. 2, the conqueror in Revelation 6:1. The view you’re promoting puts the Rapture event happening at the same time as Christ’s coming, correct? Do you say then that the 7 year tribulation has already happened? What about the timeline in Daniel 9? The 70 weeks? That description alone makes what you’re saying impossible, correct?

    This is not a Gospel issue, as we can disagree on the timing of these things & still all be saved. But it IS a very serious question of how a reader is to approach the Bible.

    Thanks for the interesting topic!

    1. Hey, thanks so much for the feed back!

      We might do an episode getting into this more some time, but for now heres a brief response to your questions:

      As far as Matthew 24 and Revelation 6-19, yes I believe that is speaking of things that took place in the first century. Mostly because Jesus said as much (Matthew 24:34) “this generation will not pass away”. The Greek for “generation” means exactly that, generation, not race or kind of people as some like to say.

      The Man of lawlessness in 2 Thessalonians 2 may or may not be the “antichrist”, But I see no reason to assume so because Jesus said meany would come claiming to be the messiah with false signs during the time described in Matthew 24. I also don’t think the “conqueror” in revelation 6 is the same person, or at least I don’t think its necessary we see him as the same. There are meany different interpretations of his identity including seeing the “conqueror” as Christ.

      Not really. I don’t think the “rapture”, at least as popularly understood, is in the Bible at all. I do believe (as the apostles creed states) in the bodily resurrection at the end of time.

      Yes, I think the “tribulation” as described in Matthew 24, already happened. See my fish answer.

      As fare as Daniel 9 and the 70 weeks, There is tons of debate over how that works out. The way I see it, if you end up with a different answer then Jesus gave, you got it wrong. The “abomination that makes desolate” (Daniel 9:27) is explicitly recreance by Jesus as something that would come alone the generation of covenant breakers he was speaking to (Matthew 24:15)

      I absolutely agree, the gospel is central, and something all believers must unify around. At the same time all of our theology effects the way we live, so we must strive to be faithful to the text. I really appreciate you challenging us with scripture!

      -Chase

      Here are a few good recourses if you’d like to dig into this viewpoint more. Definitely more in depth than we could be.

      https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/last_days_according_to_jesus/crisis-in-eschatology/?

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