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The Antichrist—Will He Bring Peace Between Hamas and Israel?

After the horrific attack of Hamas on Israel and the devastating response, it would be easier to floss the back teeth of the lions at the LA Zoo at feeding time than broker peace between Israel and Hamas.

Anyone who could do that would certainly work a miracle. And so, some would say the stage is set for that one man of sin, the Antichrist, who will bring temporary peace between the Arab and the Jew.

Many Christians believe that Daniel 9:27 is a key prophetic verse that speaks of the Antichrist establishing a peace treaty with Israel, which he then breaks.

Let’s look at the three major passages of Scripture that speak of the Antichrist. Then, we’ll look at those in history who fit the bill as well as those who are still alive who some believe are the Antichrist. After that, for what it’s worth, I’ll give my take on this controversial issue.

Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)

He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
And shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time. (Daniel 7:25)

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10)

Here, now, are the compelling historical figures who were said to be the Antichrist.

In the early days of Christianity, some believed that the Roman Emperor Nero was the Antichrist due to his horrifying persecution of Christians. He fits the bill.

And so did Adolf Hitler. Think of the atrocities of World War II and the Holocaust, and it’s easy to see that he embodied the Antichrist.

More modern candidates have been Henry Kissinger. He was often rumored to be the Antichrist, particularly during the Cold War era. So was Barack Obama, with his leanings toward Islam. And then, there’s Vladimir Putin. Plus, there are those who are convinced it’s Donald Trump. And then there is King Charles. Many Christians are certain he is the Antichrist, pointing to, among a host of things, him being able to speak some Arabic.

Add to the somewhat confusing mix that Scripture tells us that there are many antichrists: “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour” (1 John 2:18).

So, what’s my opinion? I really don’t know. I am asking myself, “Will one man bring false peace in the Middle East?” The stage is certainly set. Again, anyone who could do that would be a miracle worker and would get the admiration of the whole world.

Let’s wait and see, and at the same time as we wait and see, let’s go and share the gospel—as we’ve been commanded to.

Ray Comfort

Ray Comfort is the Founder and CEO of Living Waters, a bestselling author, and has written more than 100 books, including, The Evidence Study Bible. He cohosts the award-winning television program Way of the Master, which airs in 190 countries.

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