Children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out, that it might be plain that they all are not of us. (1 Jn 2:18–19).
The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Th 2:9–12).
Do I think Trump is The Antichrist? Of course not. Do I think he is an antichrist? Of course. How much more on the nose does this crooked charlatan and the phony antichrist cult have to be? The man and his Cult (and it includes a lot of Catholics and Orthodox, by the way) are such painful caricatures that they might have been hired from Central Casting. Gotta love the whole “Pope Francis owes this emissary of God an apology” schtick.
The elections of Francis and Trump constitute a Kairos Moment in the history of the American Church. The choice of who to listen to could not be more stark and obvious. And the pretense of “confusion” about Francis, like the lies in defense of Trump by the Confused, could not be more transparently corrupt, evil, and demonic.
This isn’t even hard. If you are Catholic, Paul is clear:
Do not be mismated with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? .What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,
“I will live in them and move among them,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
.Therefore come out from them,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch nothing unclean;
then I will welcome you,
.And I will be a father to you,
and you shall be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.”
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God. (2 Co 6:14–7:1).