An endless number of books, movies and documentaries have been made about Adolph Hitler, a "charismatic end times monster bent on creating a 'master race' of perfect, German people," Geoffrey Grider writes.
"But did you also know that in many ways, his life and exploits almost match perfectly with how the Bible says the Antichrist will be when he arrives on the scene in the days after the rapture of the church?" Grider asks.
These are the seven ways that Hitler was a type of the biblical Antichrist:
1. The Antichrist will be a powerful speaker with a fierce countenance.
"In the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their limit, a king will arise, having a fierce countenance, skilled in intrigue. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power. And he shall destroy wonderfully and shall prosper and practice his will and shall destroy the mighty men and the holy people" (Dan. 8:23-24).
2. The Antichrist is all alone when he finally comes to his inglorious end.
"He shall pitch the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the beautiful holy mountain. Yet he shall come to his end, and no one shall help him" (Dan. 11:45).
"The Bible tells an amazing story of how the Antichrist will rise to control the entire world and command an army of tens of millions of people all doing his evil bidding," Grider wrote. "Yet, when it is all said and done, Daniel says that the Antichrist comes to his end alone with no one else willing or able to help him in his final hours. This is exactly how Adolf Hitler came to his end."
#3. The Antichrist will receive worship as if he were the Messiah.
"... Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself as God" (2 Thess. 2:4).
"The Antichrist is not content to merely rule over the people, he must be seen as very God to them as well, and receive the worship that is meant for God alone," Grider wrote. "That Hitler had a massive messiah complex is well-documented, but what is more intriguing is how the German people indulged him in it."
#4. The Antichrist uses women but does not regard them in any meaningful or natural way.
"He shall regard neither the gods of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above them all" (Dan. 11:37).
"Many Bible commentators have read the passage in Daniel that says the Antichrist does not 'regard the desire of women,' and have taken that to mean that perhaps he will be a homosexual," Grider wrote. "On one hand this makes sense because we know the Bible says homosexuality is an abomination, and the Antichrist is often referred to as the 'abomination of desolation.' But when we look at the life of Hitler and the women he was involved with, we see a man who while he uses them, he clearly has no regard for them or for their desire for him."
#5. The Antichrist will be a military genius and hold himself in high regard.
"By his cunning, he shall cause deceit to succeed under his hand, and he shall magnify himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in a time of peace. He shall also rise up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken, not by human hands" (Dan. 8:25).
"They worshipped the dragon who gave authority to the beast. And they worshipped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to wage war with him?" (Rev. 13:4).
"The Bible says that the Antichrist amasses a huge, world-wide army, and proceeds to make war," Grider wrote. "Adolf Hitler attempted to do exactly that. He started in 1936 with the taking of the Rhineland, and it ended in 1943 with his attempt to take Russia after having successfully captured Poland, Czechoslovakia and France just to name a few."
#6. The Antichrist's number is 666.
"Here is a call for wisdom: Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast. It is the number of a man. His number is six hundred and sixty-six" (Rev. 13:18).
"As we have been showing you here, Adolf Hitler was not 'the' Antichrist, but rather a type picture of what the actual Antichrist will be like when he does finally show up. It is well and widely known that the Biblical number of the Antichrist is 666, featured in countless horror movies and end times depictions."
#7. The main thing that the Antichrist comes to do is to kill the Jews.
"These are the words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel and Judah. For thus says the Lord: I have heard a sound of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see, can a male labor with child? Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in labor, and all faces turned pale? Alas! for that day is great, so that no one is like it; it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it" (Jer. 30:4-7).
"The Bible is filled with dozens and dozens of verses showing that the main object of the Antichrist's wrath will be the Jewish people," Grider wrote. "Jesus, in Matthew 24, says that the Jews will be forced to flee to the red rock city of Selah, Petra when the Antichrist comes calling during the time of Jacob's trouble. The death of God's chosen people is his main mission. This is exactly what drove Adolf Hitler as well, an overwhelming and quite irrational hatred of a single ethnic group of people, the Jews."
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