(Mark Ellis) In his second letter to the Thessalonians, Paul teaches that before the Day of the Lord, the man of lawlessness, the son of destruction, will be revealed. This coming world ruler, the antichrist, will attract followers from all over the world with his magnetic personality. He will be a financial and political genius. In Daniel 7 he is referred to as the “man of sin, the “little horn.” Daniel wrote, “This horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.”

He will be boastful and egotistical, a megalomaniac in his quest for world power. He will come preaching peace. But Daniel says, “through peace he will destroy many.” (Daniel 8:25) His authority will be overpowering, his hatreds intense, his political techniques first rate. The news media will not be able to resist covering his every move and pronouncement – however outrageous. READ MORE