The Anti-Christ Book Report

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It is safe to say I have read a few books on eschatology/prophecy (study of the last things). Many describe The Antichrist as a mastermind without differentiating between a mastery that stems from wisdom and understanding, and a “cunning” that proceeds from craftiness and wickedness. They are not the same. The latter is a mastery of foolishness. The Antichrist is anti-Christ. Although in appearances, he may try to imitate him, in reality, he is everything Christ is “not”. Where does wisdom come from, if not from God? James 1:5 says, “If any lack wisdom, let them ask of God.” Where does wisdom start, if not with the fear of the Lord? Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Who is it that personifies wisdom, if …show more content…
It is the father’s instruction to his son; a grouping of usually two sentence sayings typically constructed in parallelisms. An example of a parallelism: “A wise man is….; But the fool is….”. In most cases, the parallelisms contrast. If Proverbs is a book of wisdom and The Antichrist is anti-wisdom, the passages should contrast the nature of Jesus Christ and The Antichrist. The text, in fact, supports this premise. Clearly, not all passages relate to The Antichrist (Trump) in the same way. Some address the rich and others, the poor. But even those that refer to the poor speak of Trump, for one can be rich in his money, yet morally impoverished; driven to work, yet lazy in empathy. Obviously, I cannot list every single verse from the book of Proverbs. I would strongly recommend reading through them yourself to see just how these passages apply to the ultimate Man of Sin. The list below was somewhat randomly chosen as I read through Proverbs, selecting the verses that made me stop and go...“Hmm”.
“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded, and scoffers delight themselves in scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?” (Prov. 1:22) How many times have I addressed the simple-mindedness of The Antichrist? Well...here it is. Donald Trump is simple-minded. Money, fame, and glory are his primary focus. When asked who his advisors were, he responded, “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have
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After reading over what I had written, I realized that, aside from some inherent wisdom, there was a problem: It was not the correct interpretation of the text! Where is the wisdom in that? So, I discarded it. Wisdom says, “be careful how you handle the word of God.” What does 4:5-7 mean? In Proverbs, wisdom is often a personification of Christ. Want wisdom?...Get Christ. Jesus Christ will guard you and watch over you. Do not forsake Him, rather, love Him. The man who is wise is the man who has been trained by Christ to give knowledge “legs”, as facts become form and principle becomes practice. Understanding is the “why” behind both knowledge and wisdom. True wisdom and understanding is only revealed by God and cultivated as we practice the spiritual disciplines; reading of God’s word, prayer, fasting, fellowship, service and worship. Wisdom is not out of reach...We just don’t

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