Remember, I have told you ahead of time –Matthew 24:25
This warning captures the mission of Eschatos Ministries, which is why I placed it in the banner above. There are five opponents to this divine warning about the future coming of Antichrist’s great tribulation.
1. Pan-Tribulationism. This view is the most dangerous in my opinion. Apathy is sin. It is also self-deceptive, so do not be taken in by their pious sounding words. This view also says that we cannot really know, therefore don’t worry about it. I am doing a continuous series on platitudes where pious sounding people will attempt to get you to stop thinking about this doctrine, or at least silence you. My next installment will be responding to the false assertion that eschatology is a “secondary issue.” It is not, it is a major doctrine, and the church needs to wake up to that biblical reality. They will often invoke the platitude, “It does not affect one’s salvation, therefore, it is a secondary issue.” How many times have you heard that one! Clichés such as this one will not help them when the Antichrist is revealed. The deception is real, folks. And the church is unprepared for what is in store. You can purchase the pamphlet “I am a Pan-Millennialist – Will It All Just “Pan Out”?”
2. Pre-Tibulationism. Need I say more? They teach that we will be out of here before the Antichrist arrives. We have been over this one many times. Also, see my book Antichrist Before the Day of the Lord.
3. Historicism. This view sees the “Antichrist’s great tribulation” representing, not a future individual or event, but realized throughout the church age in a particular institution.
4. Idealism. This view tells us the “Antichrist” represents, not a future individual, but evil in the church age.
5. Preterism. This view tells us there is no future Antichrist because he was already fulfilled in the first century.
All of these views dismiss that the church will one day face the Antichrist. Satan is quite deceptive, is he not? He gets us distracted with “blood moons,” other sensational issues, and unbiblical teaching—anything to avoid the hard truth of our Lord. Those who wrongly interpret Jesus’ warning or dismiss it all together, do so at their own peril.