Many End Times preachers are saying that the rise of Donald Trump was prophesied in the Bible as a herald that the last days are upon us. He’s not the anti-christ. We know that because the Bible says of the anti-Christ:
“Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.” (Dan 11:37)
Trump, with his history of womanizing, does regard the desire of women, so we can rest easy about that. Rather, he is a much more positive sign. The Scriptures clearly say that Christ will come back after the sounding of “the last trump.”
Never mind that the connection only works in the English language. And that “trump” as short for “trumpet” only works in the archaic English of the King James Bible. Or that turning the Bible into a symbolic code, rather than attending to what it literally says, undermines Biblical authority.
Other objections present themselves: Isn’t the new president the “first Trump” to be in office? Maybe he will start a dynasty. Maybe his son Barron, or Barron’s son or grandson, will be the “last Trump.” Where does “last” enter into the prophecy? (Can you think of other problems with this interpretation?)
A sample of this End Times prediction after the jump. [Read more…]