Is Donald Trump the Antichrist?

Donald Trump“Let no one in any way deceive you, for [the return of Jesus to the earth] will not come unless the apostasy (the quitting of many who once served God) comes first, and the man of lawlessness (Antichrist) is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple as being God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)


Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is in the news.

And in the news.

And in the news.

(What would the “news” do without him?)

And Donald Trump can definitely be pompous (“characterized by an ostentatious display of dignity or importance”).

And Donald Trump can also be bombastic (“high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious”).

He can be arrogant, too, and rude.

And he’s uniquely the king of the lambast (“to beat or whip severely” with words in this case).

But do these things (pompousness, bombasms, arrogance, rudeness, lambasting) necessarily qualify Donald Trump to be Antichrist?


The Bible speaks of six qualifications of Antichrist (there are more) and let’s just see if Donald Trump has any of these.

In His commentary on the book of Revelation, H. A. Ironside offers…

QUALIFICATION 1: Antichrist must be a Jew. (Ezekiel 21:25-27; Matthew 12:43-45)

(The Antichrist Will be a Jew and The Nationality of the Antichrist)

QUALIFICATION 2: Antichrist must rise from the land of Palestine (sometimes used interchangeably with Israel).

(Origins of the Name “Palestine” and The History and Meaning of “Palestine” and “Palestinians”)

QUALIFICATION 3: Antichrist must be subject to and in league with civil power (has to do with relationship to politics and governmental authority). (Daniel 7:24; Revelation 19:19)

QUALIFICATION 4: Antichrist is to be acknowledged by the mass of the Jews as their king and religious leader. (John 5:43; Daniel 11:36; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 13:8)

(Abomination of Desolation)

QUALIFICATION 5: Antichrist is to be the patron (supporter) of Israel. (Daniel 9:27a)

(Peace Treaty Between Israel and Antichrist)

QUALIFICATION 6: Antichrist is not to be revealed until after the hindering Holy Spirit is removed. (2 Thessalonians 2:7)

(On Divine Restraints and the Revelation of Antichrist)


And so as you can see, Donald Trump DOES NOT have the qualifications to be the Antichrist.

(Is that a sigh of relief that I sense for some?)

(Mr Donald Trump New Hampshire Town Hall on August 19th, 2015 at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH by Michael Vadon via Creative Commons. CC BY-SA 2.0)

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