The 'Antichrist'

Christians state that the gate that leads to Salvation is a straight one. I believe that this is so because you have to think straight and rationally to get there. Christians also state that the gate that leads to Salvation is a narrow one. I believe that this is so because only few can go through. Does this make sense?

Even Jesus himself supported this concept. Jesus said, "Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it. How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it." (Matthew 7:13,14).

The book of Proverbs says, "Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don't lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil." (Proverbs 3:5-7).

Such hollow words in the hands of Christians, however! They do not seem to realize that those very words also lead to the conclusion that Salvation cannot be achieved by the 'word of God' as represented by the few undistorted, unmodified truths remaining in the Bible, but by the 'Word of God' as represented by Jesus of Nazareth himself (John 1:1), returned in the flesh, for all men to see, and with a new name (Revelation 3:12).

Christians today either state that Salvation is granted to those who follow the Bishop of Rome, and there are over a billion people who would qualify for Salvation if this were the way, and/or place Salvation in a book called the Bible, which has been translated in its entirety into at least 429 languages so far (New Testaments alone are available in at least 1,573 languages). Even if most people were illiterate, which is no longer the case today, since less that 20% of the world's people are illiterate, the original "JESUS" film is now available in 1,014 of the world's 6,912 spoken languages!

Is this the 'narrow gate' Jesus spoke of, the one of people who follow an 'infallible' Pope, the one of people who trust the Bible to be the 'infallible' word of God? Not very likely. If Jesus was not lying with the statement in the Gospel of Matthew above, it sounds more like he was saying, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me" (John 14:6), something that Jesus does indeed say!

So where is your 'narrow gate', and is it actually wide like a highway?

Salvation requires straight thinking, meaning precise and rational thinking, the kind which is does not lean on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5), just as mathematics is not someone's opinion. Salvation is also the narrow way, because plenty are those who read and interpret the 'word of God' in their own way, but few are those who read and try to make sense out of the 'Word of God' in the flesh (Matthew 7:13,14).

When Yeshua comes back, he will cause much knowledge to become obsolete, including much biblical wisdom Christians think is so dependable: "So once more I will shock these people with many wonderful acts. I will destroy the wisdom of those who think they are wise. I will do away with the cleverness of those who think they are so smart." (Isaiah 29:14, 1998).

It is clear by this fact alone that Yeshua will be no dummy when he returns, yet Christian theologians describe the 'antichrist' as a kind of genius to the tenth magnitude. They actually describe him as a:

• A great orator
• A philosopher of distinction
• A clever politician
• A religious savant
• A military genius
• A man different from other men
• A highly intelligent man
• A man who will be more imposing than other rulers
• A last wonder of the world

This is like Leonardo da Vinci to the third power! Not even Leonardo was this brilliant and versatile!

Christian theologians don't even realise that they are not describing the antichrist, but describing the very same soul that made the rabbis in Jerusalem hysterical with his sharp tongue, and witty answers, because he wasn't dumb even back then! If you think the genius to the tenth magnitude described above is the devil, I have a very famous bridge in New York City to sell you, but that is the wisdom of Christians who think they are wise. They are clever with their own understanding, not with fear in God, or the understanding which comes straight out of Yeshua's mouth.

Ellis H. Skolfield (2001a) adds further evidence that the Christian belief in the antichrist is based on biased self-interpretation. He states, "If we are honest with ourselves, we can see that the end-time scenarios those venerable theologians proposed just don't fit what is happening in the world today. It is evident to all that we are at the end of the Christian Era, but as yet, there is no visible oneworld government, no antichrist, and no Seven-Year Tribulation in sight. Is it possible that the Lord's plan for the end-times is totally different from the traditions we learned in Sunday school?".

Skolfield adds, "From our position in the opening days of the 21st century, we can just begin to see a little of God[']s exquisite plan. The Abomination that maketh Desolate is not an antichrist in our future. It is an Islamic building that has stood on Mount Moriah for over 1300 years." (Skolfield, 2001b).

If Skolfield is right, then the Two Witnesses of the book of Revelation are in fact the Jewish people, and the Gentile church. Skolfield concludes with clear evidence that the real antichrist is not someone living in our own era: "Since we can identify the Two Witnesses, we also know that God has not forgotten His chosen people, the Jews. We further know that the Abomination of Desolation is not an antichrist in our future, but a building that has stood on Mount Moriah for over 1300 years. In addition, since prophecies throughout Revelation have already been fulfilled, it appears that the book is not about events in some future tribulation period, but about happenings within our own Christian Era." (Skolfield, 2001c).


References and Notes
  1. Isaiah 29:14. (1998). The Holy Bible, New International Readers Version (NIrV). Colorado Springs, CO: International Bible Society.
  2. Skolfield, Ellis H. (2001a). The False Prophet, p. 21. Fish House Publishing. Retrieved December 25, 2007, from http://www.fishhouseministries.com/pdf/TFPChapters1-9.pdf
  3. Skolfield, Ellis H. (2001b). The False Prophet, p. 47. Fish House Publishing. Retrieved December 25, 2007, from http://www.fishhouseministries.com/pdf/TFPChapters1-9.pdf
  4. Skolfield, Ellis H. (2001c). The False Prophet, p. 80. Fish House Publishing. Retrieved December 25, 2007, from http://www.fishhouseministries.com/pdf/TFPChapters1-9.pdf