ANTICHRISTS: Ultimate Politicians
Napoleon and Hitler are examples of antichrists. Napoleon is responsible for perhaps 6 million military and civilian deaths (1804-1815); Hitler another 48 million deaths (1939-1945).
These politicians are false messiahs and are masters of deception! They seek power over the nations and wind up “stealing, killing, and destroying.”
When people are exploited — lack of freedom and food — they are ripe for a leader that promises them peace and protection. Most will not recognize these “princes of darkness” or poisonous king cobras until it is too late. They come for our children, our communities and the nations.
Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who wrote “The Cost of Discipleship” (1937), was hung (1945) by Hitler.
Medical doctor and seer Michel de Nostredame (Nostradamus) published “Les Propheties” in 1555. He predicted three future antichrists — Napoleon (“would be a name never held by any French King”), Hitler (called “Hister”), and the final antichrist (called “Mabus”). Nostradamus wrote in a poetic code, because he feared the Inquisition.
Islam calls the Antichrist the “The Imposter.” Church reformers like Priest Martin Luther (1520) thought the Antichrist, or “Man of Lawlessness,” a Pope.
Mathematician Sir Isaac Newton also studied apocalypse prophecies or “end times”.
Truth exposing tyrants is important. Examples of courageous heroes are maybe a General George Washington, a Mohandas Gandhi (assassinated 1948), a Pastor Richard Wurmbrand (“Voice of the Martyrs”) or a physicist Andrei Sakharov (freedom of thought, isolation 1980-1986).
“Little children, it is the last hour… the Antichrist is coming…” (1 John 2:18).