Recently I became aware that the falling away (apostasy of the church), the great tribulation, and the anti-Christ being revealed all began and happened in the past.
I have two major presuppositions about life: Satan tries to hide the truth from us, and if he can’t, then he wants us to misinterpret scriptures concerning the tribulation, the rapture, Israel, the anti-Christ, the church, and the second coming of Christ.
There is good evidence that the tribulation started right after the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D, and the early church members believed the Roman Empire was “The Restrainer” of the anti-Christ. After Rome was destroyed, “The woman (Christian believers) who fled into the wilderness for 1260 days (42×30=1260 years of The Tribulation) in Revelation 12: is Christ’s Church who is smitten and persecuted by The Harlot Roman Catholic Church (drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus)”.
A ruler named Justinian gave a decree in 538 A.D. to unite all religions under one Pope of the Roman church in order to bring peace in Europe.
The prophecy of Daniel 7:25, the 3 1/2 years of Daniel 7:25 apply to the time of anti-Christ. 3 1/2 years is 42 months x 30= 1260 day-years. This tribulation time started in 538 A.D. and ended in 1798 A.D. 1260 years later when General Berthier under orders from Napoleon came to Rome and abolished the Pope’s political power; thus ending the Pope’s rule.
The deadly head wound of the anti-Christ (The Pope) is healed Rev 13:3 and early Christians like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Wesley all knew the anti-Christ was working inside the Christian church. The anti-Christ is brought back to life. He persecutes the church, especially during The Crusades.
A Jesuit priest Luis De Alcasar is commissioned to teach the anti-Christ died when the Roman emperor Nero died. The second Jesuit priest was commissioned to teach a future anti-Christ in order to reshape people’s opinion away from knowing the anti-Christ was alive and ruling them or persecuting the early Christian church. This futurist view of the anti-Christ is held by most Christians of today. They are being deceived, for there is no future 7-year tribulation.
The future 7-year tribulation view “Was created in order to counter the Protestant Reformation”. Satan, the anti-Christ, and the false prophet wanted to conceal their evil deeds as they infiltrated the young Christian church to propagate the doctrines of men and demons. The Roman Catholic Church was the catalyst to achieve the goals of the anti-Christ.
The 70 weeks of Daniel 9: prophesy equates to 490 continuous years; all started and ended in the past. There is no prophetic “Stop the clock” countdown and say the last 7 years of the prophecy is off in the future. Christians should all be waiting for Christ’s return, and not looking for a future Mr. Bad Man anti-Christ figure.
The Tribulation started in the past and will continue until Christ returns. Steve Wohlberg stated that between 50 and 100 million people died during the tribulation, mostly from 538 A.D. to 1798 A.D. That should qualify as a “Great” Tribulation in any sane person’s mind.
Judas and Hitler were viewed with respect and honor, and it wasn’t until their evil deeds revealed their evil intent that the naked truth exposed their sins before God and humanity.
The anti-Christ will continue to persecute the church until Christ’s return.
No one wants to believe that the anti-Christ has already taken over a mainline “Professing” Christian denomination. We have been lied to. Adam and Eve were perfect, but they still believed the lies of Satan!!! So why do you feel you are less vulnerable than our forefathers were?
In the New Testament, we are told not to classify people as Jew or Gentile, male or female. There is no future “End time” Temple built by human hands. Jesus is the cornerstone of the Spiritual temple that he started building 2000 years ago and every day since then, someone is added to His temple building because of their relationship and commitment to Jesus Christ.
After the last brick (saved person) is put in place The Temple will be complete, and then Jesus Christ will return. But it won’t be a secret or silent return.
All true Protestant and Catholic Christians should repent and shun the lies and dogma taught by their spiritual leaders and be, in Christ, in fellowship with their heavenly Father as we face the future; in harmony with God’s Word, and in the knowledge of the truth!!!
Find a good Seventh Day Adventist Church, worship on the Sabbath, believe in all 10 Commandments, and avoid the “End Time Delusions” about the rapture, the anti-Christ, Israel, and the end of the world; that Mr. Steve Wohlberg talks about in his books.
© 2004 – 2008 All rights reserved by Arthur R. Trafford.
I give a special thanks to Mr. Steve Wohlberg for his books, especially “End Time Delusions” that opened my eyes to the truth about the end times.