(OPINION) ETH – According to the Word of God, the Antichrist will deceive the World when he rises to power in the End Days. He will accomplish this by presenting himself as the “False Messiah” according to one Bible scholar who recently told Express.
According to the recent report, Professor Tom Meyer, an expert in Middle Eastern languages and scripture from Shasta Bible College & Graduate School in California, believes the Antichrist’s arrival will be a parody of Jesus Christ’s ministry. Though the Bible does not specifically tell us when the Antichrist will rise to power, according to Professor Meyer, humanity is already experiencing a taste of things to come.
Meyer further elaborates by saying: “According to the Bible, the revelation or appearing of the Antichrist and the receiving of his power will be a parody of Jesus Christ’s ministry. “As Christ came with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him, so too the ministry of the Antichrist will be accompanied by great signs and wonders which Satan performs through him. “One of the purposes of Christ’s miracles was to authenticate his ministry from God but the purpose of the Antichrist’s miracles is to deceive the world, and if possible, even the elect.”
At the beginning of the Ministry of Jesus, the Messiah refused to give in to Satan’s temptations during his 40 days and 40 night testing in the Wilderness, Satan offered Christ world dominion, saying: “All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them.” According to Meyer, unlike Jesus, the Antichrist will accept this offer from the devil to become his co-regent. He went on to say: “At the end of Christ’s earthly ministry after He was resurrected ‘when they saw him, they worshipped him’ – Matthew 28:17.
“So too the followers of the Antichrist will worship him when he is resurrected from his deadly wound. “In 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 the apostle Paul focuses on the results of the signs and wonders of the Antichrist’s ministry. “What exact form these seductive displays of power take is not specified. “But the deceit is crucial to make the Antichrist appear to be the returned Jesus Christ, rightfully enthroned in the Temple in Jerusalem.
“When the world accepts the Antichrist as the Christ after the rapture of Christians, God will respond by compounding their deception; he will give the wicked over to the evil which they have deliberately chosen.” According to Professor Meyer, the world will choose to believe the Antichrist’s lies over the truth spoken by Jesus Christ. In the New Testament Gospels of Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, The Lord warned of this very thing happening in the end times.
In the Gospel of Matthew, for instance, Jesus said: “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.” Professor Meyer said: “The world will be caught by surprise when one day, in the blink of an eye, countless Christians will be missing.
“This mysterious disappearance will cause a global lockdown. “The quarantine we are all suffering through now is the slightest taste of things to come. “Then the Antichrist will arrive on the world scene as the savior of the world and begin his satanic ministry. “This will continue until seven years later when the true Christ returns at his Second Coming to destroy the Antichrist and establish his kingdom from Jerusalem for 1,000 years.”