The Bible predicts the end-time figure known as “The Beast” or the Antichrist will make an image of himself. The image is described as having supernatural power and being deeply associated with the Antichrist. This image is a much bigger deal than we imagine (Revelation 13:14, 15; 14:9, 11; 15:2; 16:2; 19:20;
Samuel Whitefield and Joel Richardson discuss why is the world’s attention returning to the Middle East and to Israel and how we can avoid “newspaper exegesis” while holding to a biblical perspective of what is happening in the earth.
As the church faces the rising threat of radical Islam in the nations, it has caused many believers to ask whether Islam is the religion of the Antichrist. However, there is another question we also need to ask.
In John 16, Jesus predicts the work of the Holy Spirit in the church. Interestingly, Jesus describes the work of the Holy Spirit very differently from the way we usually think of His work. We tend to think primarily of His gifts, but Jesus emphasizes something else – the revelation of the things to come.