In a recent poll on this site, 54% of respondents
regarded Christian Zionists as
the biggest useful idiots, followed by liberals at 22%
They think they are serving Christ but they are
really serving Satan.
By Pastor Jason Charles
(abridged by henrymakow.com)
When we attempt to define the word Antichrist and the qualities of an antichrist we must realize first and foremost that this was an attending spirit as old as the New Testament church itself. The antichrist is a spirit in humanity that opposes the very nature and knowledge of Christ. So by deduction, we can determine quite easily what an antichrist is by simply listing the virtues of Christ Himself.
If Christ is for peace, the antichrist person is for war If Christ is for life, the antichrist person is for death If Christ is for truth, the antichrist is for lies If Christ is for poor, the antichrist is for the rich If Christ is for pure doctrine, the antichrist is for false doctrine If Christ is for unencumbered, free churches, the antichrist would be for institutionalized centralized churches If Christ is for self-sacrifice, the antichrist is for self-aggrandizement and so on...
This list could go on for pages making these parallels, demonstrating how the antichrist will be for the exact opposite of everything Jesus represents, yet still be able to confound and lead the elect astray.
But read on, John goes further to tell us that the antichrist spirit that will overcome people in his time and in the near future will go so far as even denying that Jesus even physically existed as a historical figure. The antichrist spirit will attempt to obfuscate even the knowledge of the historical Jesus as a real person.
"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is the antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son." 1 John 2:22
"And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." 1 John 4:3
In our day it is the secularists denying the historical Jesus. So, who was it in the Apostles time that were actively denying that Jesus was a physical person, obstructing Jesus and the Apostles at every turn?
The answer is patently the Jewish Sanhedrin. It was Jews that killed Jesus, it was the Jews who spread rumors of a stolen body, who attacked Paul and the church at Jerusalem, infiltrated church plants as Judaizers teaching false doctrines about Jesus and the Law.
They did everything in their power to cause division and splits in the early church. The Jews literally followed behind Paul in his missionary journeys, infiltrated churches and worked hard to erase the person, divinity and work of Christ on the cross through lies and false doctrines. Their work was the work of antichrist.
They used violence, lies, false doctrines and even false accusations as a means to rally the power of the state in every city to come against the Apostles who were doing God's work in the region.
We mentioned above that lies, violence and false doctrines are the work of the antichrist spirit spoken about by John. So, who is it today that is for war, violence and false doctrine. The answer to that is the modern state of Israel and the Christian Zionists who slavishly war on their behalf.
MODERN CHRISTIAN ZIONISM IS AN ANTICHRIST SPIRIT
Look no further than an article in the Guardian this week describing how Christian Zionism has hijacked the Trump administration. These so-called "evangelicals" are extremely pro-Israel, pro-war, and utilize and manipulate Biblical doctrine as means to support Israel no matter what.
article talks about former CIA director and current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as being a rabid evangelical Zionist, as are others in the Trump administration. I do recommend you read the entire article but here is a relevant snippet concerning the reasoning behind the war-fever at the heart of the Christian Zionist movement in Trump's cabinet.
"As Donald Trump finds himself ever more dependent on them for his political survival, the influence of Pence, Pompeo and the ultra-conservative white Evangelicals who stand behind them is likely to grow.
"Many of them relish the second coming because for them it means eternal life in heaven," Andrew Chesnut, professor of religious studies at Virginia Commonwealth University said. "There is a palpable danger that people in high position who subscribe to these beliefs will be readier to take us into a conflict that brings on Armageddon."
Chesnut argues that Christian Zionism has become the "majority theology" among white US Evangelicals, who represent about a quarter of the adult population. In a 2015 poll, 73% of evangelical Christians said events in Israel are prophesied in the Book of Revelation. Respondents were not asked specifically whether their believed developments in Israel would actually bring forth the apocalypse." (Guardian)
This is the very definition of an antichrist Spirit. These Christian Zionists have been so infected by the Jewish spirit of antichrist that they are willing to wage war, kill millions and spend trillions in tax-payer dollars as a means to bring about the apocalypse. Once again Jewish influence has so maimed and twisted the minds of Christians that it has led to what I believe is a coming schism in the church as it did in the ancient churches of the Apostles day.
It surely is a partnership made in Hell. While the modern state of Israel is an ungodly, warring, reprobate state, that still harbors hate and denial of Jesus, Christian Zionists still cleave to them thinking that participation in war and false doctrines on their behalf will win them the blessing of God in the afterlife. Think again, these things are antichrist, not pro-christ.
It truly is evil, Jesus would never subscribe to the war doctrines, and the Jewish fables intermingled into the beliefs of Christian Zionists. It is a latter-day antichrist spirit, that has been made manifest solely because of the existence and power Israel has over the minds of American Christians.
It is amazing how traditions and popular doctrinal interpretations of scripture only serve to entrap our understanding and even knowledge of God and His Word. Where God would have us dynamic and lucid in our understanding, adherence to tradition starts to domesticate an individual as they simply accept popular opinion as bedrock truth.
Tradition gets us so used to a doctrinal opinion, we fail to see the hypocrisy and even antichrist nature of that doctrine even after it manifests itself as completely wicked. Like Patriarch Kirill speaking about phones and the antichrist as if one would lead to a Mark of the Beast and reign of the antichrist, he fails to realize that the spirit of antichrist has already taken over much of the church and world through the influence that modern Israel has over superpowers like the U.S.
The spirit in the world that misrepresents Christ, and uses Jewish power to war and shed blood, that is the real antichrist spirit. It is not a singular person but many, who have fallen prey to the enemies lies and have embroiled well-meaning Christian people into hating people and the desire to kill for Israel. That is an antichrist idea, that is Christian Zionism, that is the objectives of the Zionists in Israel, and ultimately that is the object of Satan himself, the father of the antichrist spirit.