The Thin Skinned Tyrant Hits Essays

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The Thin-skinned Tyrant Hits Back—Really Hard

The Antichrist is obsessed with persecuting the saints. There is some disagreement over whether or not these saints include believers in Christ that enter into the tribulation period or whether these saints are “new” believers in Christ that come to faith during the tribulation. It all depends on one’s interpretation on the timing of what’s called the rapture; an event where God removes believers from the earth by a super-natural snatching away of the saints. Again, I don’t want to get bogged down into various theological interpretations having to do with the timing of these things because that is beyond the scope of this book.
I have always leaned toward what is called a pre-tribulational rapture; the removing of God’s believers before the seven-year period known as the tribulation. I will simply make my deductions based on that presupposition and leave it to the reader do whatever further investigation is necessary regarding the timing of the rapture. Regardless of one’s view; it seems clear that the Antichrist’s direct persecution of the saints starts during the seven-year-tribulation period, escalating in intensity as it comes to a close. Rev 13:7 is one of several passages that refers to this persecution; “It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them”. This is Satanic since it says in verse 2 that “the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority”. The dragon is clearly a…

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