…continue their attacks on the Holy Father. And People of the Lie trapped in the worship of Trump swallow every word of it.
These strange fit of madness seem to grip people from time to time. Those outside the bubble of blindness look on in disbelief as the worshipper of some con man, false prophet, or visible-from-space fraud go nuts for a crook like Trump and shout down the teaching of the Church and spit on a decent man like the Holy Father. Those inside the bubble are absolutely certain of their rectitude and superiority. Paul describes it here:
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. ‡ ¶ And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming. ¶ The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. ¶ Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Th 2:7–12).
So do I seriously think Trump is The Antichrist? Of course not. But I do think him *an* antichrist. They are a dime a dozen. Anybody whose words and actions embody, on a daily basis, gross opposition to the gospel and who inspires his followers to fight that gospel and its teachers is, duh, an antichrist. John tells us that even in his day, “many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out, that it might be plain that they all are not of us” (1 Jn 2:18–19).
Sometimes God makes things pretty simple. If you are presented with a choice between Jesus and Barabbas and you choose Barabbas, you’ve shown you have no sense of judgment. When you are presented with a choice between a man who uphold the gospel in thought, word and deed and a corrupt, lying, mammon worshipper, who routine commits sins that cry to heaven for vengeance, who grinds the face of the poor and who says he does not need God’s forgiveness….