I look at your responses, and I can tell that we're simply talking past each other, with no common ground whatsoever at least when it comes to eschatology, the events of the future leading to the Second Coming. We're certainly not convincing each other of the other's beliefs in this area.
I can agree with that.
annatar1914 wrote:Your belief essentially shit cans 2000 years of Christian theology in these matters, as I said from very clever but very suspect sources, and I simply won't be moved from what the Apostles said, nor from what their disciples in turn said also regarding all this.
I believe it has only been about 600 years that the Pope at Rome has been part of the Antichrist theology. It dates back to the time of John Wycliffe, John Huss, and finally Martin Luther in Protestant theology.
annatar1914 wrote:So the best thing to do in these things is to wait. Because false prophesy always winds up untrue. My advice then is to not base your politics on such shaky ground as a theory of these sorts. For all you know, the Muslims might one day instead of bringing forth the Antichrist, convert to Christianity and be far more filled with the Holy Spirit than Europeans have in many generations.
So there it is, I have nothing more to say.
Trump claims the ISIS caliphate has been defeated, but others say their deadly wound may heal and they may reemerge stronger than ever. Who knows? But why disparage the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church, who are our Christian brothers, based only on middle age accusation? I would much rather disparage Islam and Muslims, who have no brotherly love for Christians or Jews and who clearly have Antichrist beliefs and theology today.
colliric wrote:Agreed. I hope Hindsite one day understands the authors were Jewish, and therefore you need to apply Jewish Psychology to the text, which of cause rules out anything but Amillenialism. 666 is obviously a direct coded reference (designed to be understood by Jewish readers) to Emperor Caesar Nero.
Some in the early church may at one time thought the reference was to Caesar Nero, but it is obvious today that would make it a false prophecy.Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is Antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
(1 John 2:22)
In 1 John 2:22 there is something more than just the denial of the deity of Christ. The Antichrist spirit not only denies the deity of Christ, it also denies the Father and the Son. There are “Christian” denominations who deny the deity of Jesus Christ. They are the Jehovah Witnesses, the Mormons, and others. Because of this denial they have been classified as cults. They deny that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh Who dwelt among us.
Islam not only denies the deity of Christ, but also denies the Father and the Son. One of the major teachings of Islam is that Allah, their god, is not a father, and he has no son. One of their key statements of doctrine is “Allah hath no son.”
On the Temple Mount in Israel there is the Dome of the Rock. On each side of it, north, south, east, and west, it is written in Arabic, “Allah hath no son.” They are communicating to the Christian world that Jesus is not God, and Allah is not a father.
I have problems with the Roman Catholic church, but we must admit that the Roman Catholic Church does hold to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. It does not deny the Father and the Son. I don’t know how those who hold that the Antichrist religion is the Catholic Church reconcile this issue.Is the History of Islam a River of Blood and is Islam Antichrist?