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Will the Antichrist be of Jewish or Muslim descent?
Daniel 11:36-38 says, "And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things."
The context is very clear that the Antichrist's fathers will worship the true and the living God ("Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god..."). This would rule out the Muslim's, because Allah is not the true God of the Bible. The Quran says in Surah 5:73, "They do BLASPHEME who say: Allah is one of three in a TRINITY." By rejecting the Trinity, Muslim's are rejecting the true God of the Bible. 1 John 5:7 says, " For there are three that bear record in heaven, the FATHER, the WORD, and the HOLY GHOST: and THESE THREE ARE ONE."
This would leave the possibility of the Antichrist being a Jew or a "professing" Christian (because it must be someone whose fathers served the true and living God of the Bible). Several Presidents of the United States ("professing" Christians), have made it a priority to get a peace treaty for Israel signed before they left office. So it is conceivable that Israel would trust a professing (pretending) Christian, to sign a treaty with the Antichrist.
When we consider Judas, he was both -- both a Jew, and a professing (pretending) Christian. Mark 14:21 says, "The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born." Luke 22:47-48 says, "And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?" Judas is no doubt a "type" or "picture" of the coming Antichrist who will betray his people to the devil. So the Antichrist is going to be of Jewish or Christian descent (possibly, both, like Judas).
The Charismatic movement (a "professing" Christian movement), is really just preparing the world for the Antichrist. The Charismatic movement emphasizes signs and wonders over all else, but we see that many of them are actually not even saved. Matthew 7:22-23 says, "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." They are "professing" (pretending) Christians who are just whetting people's appetites to see signs and wonders -- which is exactly what the Antichrist will do when he comes on the scene. 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 says, "And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." We have just seen that "many" Charismatics are not even saved, because Jesus will say to them at the judgment, "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Be a true and noble Christian. Acts 17:11 says, "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
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