Why my new book on the Antichrist?
For years I have taught that when studying or teaching Bible prophecy, the focus of attention should be on Jesus Christ and not on the Antichrist. Accordingly, I have produced several books that explore in detail what Bible prophecy has to say about the Messiah, and I have attempted to show how those prophecies were literally fulfilled in the life of Jesus.
I never expected to write a book about the Antichrist. But I felt compelled to do so when I began to notice a steady stream of books and articles being published about the Antichrist, most of which were very sensational in nature, and thus serving to divert attention away from Jesus Christ.
This book is an attempt to bring some balance to the subject. The Antichrist is a major topic of end time Bible prophecy, and as such, should not be ignored. But on the other hand, this nefarious character should not be an obsession. We must always keep in mind the words of Revelation 19:10 which say, "...the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
The signs of the times clearly indicate that we are on the threshold of what is going to be the most terrible time in all of human history — a time of absolutely unparalleled horror, a time called the Tribulation. During this time a monster referred to in the Scriptures as 'the man of lawlessness" will be responsible for killing one-half of humanity during the first half of the Tribulation. And during the second half, he will murder two-thirds of the Jewish people.
But there is good news in the midst of all this carnage, for the message of the Bible is that we who are believers are going to win in the end. The Tribulation will be cut short at the end of seven years with the triumphant return of Jesus. He will destroy the Antichrist and will replace him as the ruler of this world, bringing peace, righteousness and justice.
And that's not all the good news. The Bible teaches that believers are going to be taken out of this world before the Tribulation begins. Christians will not have to face the Antichrist and his horrors.
In this book, we are going to take a look at a lot of questions that people ask about the end times:
- Why is there going to be a Great Tribulation?
- What are the truths and misconceptions about the Tribulation?
- Why would a God of love allow such devastation?
- Where will the Antichrist come from?
- What will the Antichrist be like?
- Will the Antichrist be a Jew?
- Is it possible that the Antichrist could be a Muslim?
- Where will the Antichrist establish his headquarters?
- Will the Jews accept the Antichrist as their Messiah?
- Will the Antichrist be killed and resurrected from the dead?
- What will be the ultimate destiny of the Antichrist?
- Is the Antichrist alive today, and if so, can he be identified?
- Is the Church really promised an escape from the Great Tribulation, and if so, when?
These and many other questions will be addressed in this book. I will personally respond to each question, but one of the unique aspects of this book is that I have invited 22 Bible prophecy experts to share their opinions about several of these questions. I think you will find their responses to be fascinating and illuminating.
Preparing the Way
I am thankful to the Lord for calling me to serve Him in these end times. When speaking in public forums, I am always delighted to tell people that I am neither a Democrat or a Republican. I am, instead, a Monarchist, because I have devoted my life to doing everything I can to help prepare the way for the return of the King of kings and Lord of lords who will reign in glory and majesty from Mount Zion in Jerusalem and whose reign will bring peace, righteousness and justice to all the world.