THE COMING ANTICHRIST?
Pastor John MacArthur: Covid world ‘perfectly suited for coming of the Antichrist’
December 11, 2020 — ChristianToday.com reports: “Pastor John MacArthur has warned that the world is now ‘perfectly suited for the Antichrist’ to come.
MacArthur, who is the senior pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California highlighted the Coronavirus pandemic, and the global chaos that has ensued as creating the perfect environment for the Antichrist’s arrival.
The pastor said this week, ‘Now we are a global world. And that is a setup that we’ve been waiting for through redemptive history since the Lord promised that there would come, in the future, an Antichrist who would have a global government.’
‘We literally have such power over people globally that we can shut them down so they can’t function,’ he said. ‘This suits the world of Antichrist. As you look at the book of Revelation, there’s the mark of the beast, the number, and if you don’t have that, you don’t buy, you don’t sell, you don’t exist.
‘Everything about you, they know — the people who have access to all your data. They know all of it. You can go out of existence virtually any moment [and] somebody decides that.
‘This is the kind of world that appears to be perfectly suited for the Antichrist to come, bring a certain amount of peace, [and] the world falls at his feet.’…” (Pastor MacArthur is correct. This virus has changed the way that we have looked at life, and has us following governmental rules that we would have fought against in January 2020. We have accepted so many limitations that have been placed upon us in pursuit of safety from COVID-19. We are not downplaying the seriousness of COVID-19, one of our long serving and faithful Board Members passed away from it in November 2020, and we know that it has devastated families. But when state governors can unilaterally determine what businesses can stay open, and what businesses cannot operate, and when a former Democratic presidential candidate tweets: “Is there a way for someone to easily show that they have been vaccinated – like a bar code they can download to their phone? There ought to be”, it is easy to see how the stage is being set for the Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name – Revelation 13:16 & 17.)