In today's world, humanity is desperately seeking someone with a strong hand to take the helm and bring about world peace—a leader who has the ability to compromise and appease every faction to stop all the madness. But what character traits are truly needed to navigate the currents of public opinion that shape the world in which we live?
For the past 2,000 years, people have anxiously tried to analyze who the Antichrist might be and when he might be revealed, says author and pastor Mark Biltz in advance of his soon-to-be-released book, Decoding the Antichrist and the End Times: What the Bible Says and What the Future Holds.
But, Biltz says, if people aren't careful, they can get caught up in the debate—or worse, even be deceived.
Decoding the Antichrist and the End Times takes an in-depth look at some of the deepest questions surrounding the Antichrist. And to complicate matters, Biltz says, we now live in an era when, for the first time, an artificial intelligence Antichrist—perhaps a human-computer hybrid that will demand to be worshipped—is possible.
"Have you ever wondered, for example, if it's OK to have Alexa, Siri and other forms of AI in your home?" Biltz asks. "We know that the Bible says great deception is coming, so what is a concerned believer to do?
"It's critical to understand the modus operandi of the Antichrist so you won't be deceived, rather than just try to figure out who he might be," he continues. "There are no bonus points for being the first one to figure out who he is. Of bigger concern is knowing his tactics and his motivation. Will we know when he has left his fingerprints? This is a much better approach."
God says there is a powerful delusion coming.
"Too often Christians get caught up in trying to figure out the date of the rapture or who the Antichrist is, and they end up arguing with other Christians over when everything will take place, which doesn't accomplish anything for the kingdom," Biltz adds. "They think having the right answer is their ticket to heaven. I would rather be ready for the Messiah's coming and wrong on the timing than be right on the timing and not be prepared!"
Decoding the Antichrist and the End Times asks and seeks to answer these questions, and many others:
- What does the Bible say about the Antichrist's tactics and his motivation?
- Will he be a Muslim, a Jew or a professed Christian—or something else?
- Will the Antichrist work through modern technology to seize control?
Mark Biltz is founder of El Shaddai Ministries and a well-known and popular commentator on the feasts of the Lord. In fact, he has produced a series of DVDs on the feasts that have gone around the world. Biltz is also the author of Blood Moons and God's Day Timer. His research and theories have led to guest appearances on both radio and television as well as being featured on the covers of magazines.
Decoding the Antichrist and the End Times, set for release March 5, is published by Charisma House, which has published books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians, including 14 New York Times' best-sellers.
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