Thursday, January 20, 2011

Antichrist Decoded

One of the persistent legends of Christianity has been the tale from Revelations of the role of the Antichrist during the time to be known as ‘End Days’.  It has been invoked throughout Christian history and is a source of great speculation and occasional excitement.  For this it is important.

My difficulty arose from not understanding what was actually meant by the term Antichrist.  The flaw comes from having an unclear understanding of the historical role of Christ.  Once we understand that Jesus confronted the traditional concept of the wrathful god and threw him down and replaced him with the concept of the loving god, we have our guidepost.

The Antichrist is always emerging in the form of a wrathful god adopted into the liturgy of the fundamentalist strains of Judaism, Christianity and yes Islam.  Those who cherish the Mercy of Allah, the Love of God and the Wisdom of Jehovah are asked to fear God.  That is the song of the Antichrist in all strains of the Abrahamic Religions.

This surprising revelation informs us that we have no conflict at all with Islam, Judaism or Christianity.  Our conflict is with the aspects of the Antichrist woven into the aspects of all these religions and must be guarded against and outright defeated.  The scriptures of the Antichrist are found in the Torah and in the Koran and are easily recognized as such.

Fundamentalist preachers and Imams who call down the wrath of God would be dismayed to understand that they are thus complicit with the Antichrist.

Again I recommend Paul Schroeder’s piece posted in the post today titled Revelation on Fundamentalism.

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