Puritan Board Senior
Ray Comfort, a classical dispensationalist, gives reasons why he believes this could be the case... (the first 3:30 gives the gist of his thought)
Anyone who isn't Pro-Christ is Anti-Christ.
I read that Trump tower is 666 feet high and Jared Kushner owns 666 Fifth Ave too.
And G W Bush made devil signs with his hands….or was that hookem horns for UT? It’s too hard to stay current
France has always tried to stay a global, colonial power. They don't like being under anyone's boot. Starting to understand the English every time I open up a history book...They could not even manage to spell his name right.
Macron does have ambitions to be a peacemaker on the world stage. He tried to stop the Russia / Ukraine war and was the only Western leader who could still get an audience with Putin. But to me he lacks the necessary gravitas. Plus, he didn't get the Nobel Peace Prize just for being elected the way Obama did.
Yeah he is probably trying to reassert France's presence on the global stage at a time when the USA seems to be retreating, etc. They've continued to meddle in former colonies of theirs in Africa, but he seems to be trying to get involved in places where the French haven't been a player in 50 years or more. The Suez Crisis basically marked the end of Britain and France as powers who would try to undertake that sort of action on their own.France has always tried to stay a global, colonial power. They don't like being under anyone's boot. Starting to understand the English every time I open up a history book...
So at the time of Nero, the specific person targeted was.... Nero?Listening to this kind of thing targeted at different people is what made me bail on dispensationalism. There have been many antichrist leaders down through history. The best fit for the beast is Nero.
I agree with you completely. My statement was just a jest directed at your previous comment.The Beast and the antichrist are two separate entities. Nero has been just about the worst world leader. Hitler is a very close second. Nero specifically targeted Christians, throwing them to lions while crowds watched, burning them as torches to light streets and other horrible deeds. It was commonly accepted that Nero was the beast until fairly recent times.
As for the AntiChrist, as taught by the 1647 Westminster Confession, is the Pope. He puts himself in the place of Christ, not necessarily in opposition to Christ. There have been some popes that have been adored, and there have been others that have been downright evil.
There is no other head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ; nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God. (WCF 25.6) 1647