Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. © Copyright 2010 - 2021   All rights reserved. Daniel 11 Explained (condensed ‘one page’ commentary) ‘Matthew 24’ Explained (must match Revelation) The ‘Seals’ Explained (Revelation timeline revealed) Seven Churches Explained (Past & Present Church Prophecy) Note: ‘Sitemap’ shows a complete list of all pages. ‘Homepage’ gives 3 simple steps + timelines + summary. Current Events from Daniel 11 (matching the Middle East) The Abomination (Daniel 11:31) done Recent Events ISIS - Saudi - Turkey (Daniel 11: 24-27) Final Events to the Abomination (Daniel 11: 28-30) Shiites re-take Persia + America’s Role Begins (Daniel 11: 21-23) soon done done Trump and Christianity (What is the connection?  Where do Christians go from here?)   My purpose for writing this page is to address the allure that Trump has over many Christians in America.  What caused such a loyal dedication to Trump who exhibits almost no Christian qualities?  Why did so many Christians think Trump would win a second term?  What caused Trump to lose?  Should Christians continue the same loyalty as before?  I’ll try to address these questions, explain where the prophecies about Trump began, give Biblical reasoning for why Trump lost, and hopefully provide Christians with a new perspective.      The earliest and perhaps most well-known prophecy came from Kim Clement, who seemingly predicted Trump’s presidency as far back as 4-4-2007 (when Bush-43 was still president).  I say ‘seemingly’ because the only record I can find of that prophecy is an ‘edited’ youtube video with three distinct sections, running a total of 2:26 minutes.  The 1st and 3rd sections have the same background music, but the middle section has a clearly different background, so I’m not sure why it was clipped and inserted.  In other words, if someone truly believed that they were dealing with a prophecy from God, why did they feel the need to manipulate and re-arrange it?  The video has been posted by dozens of people, so it’s hard to tell who was the first or who edited it.  I have looked for a complete version of that day to gain more context, but I can only find the edited version.  Having said that, I do believe Kim Clement had the gift of prophecy.  He was born in South Africa and moved to Detroit, where he had a ministry for many years, which spread throughout America.  He died at age 60, just three weeks after the 2016 election.  I think his prophecy from 4-4-2007 was the initial source that started the connection between Trump and Christianity.    I have included a full transcript of that video (below), separated by the sections as I described, plus a copy of the video to listen to.  As you can see, the 1st section mentions Trump by name, but not the presidency.  On the other hand, the 2nd and 3rd sections mention the presidency, but not Trump by name.  Yet, the third section, which is most controversial because it mentions “two terms,” does seem to refer to Trump since it refers to “hot blood.”  So, why did Trump lose his bid for a second term?  I will discuss that more after the transcript.                                       Kim Clement prophecy – 4-4-2007    First Section: “This that shall take place shall be the most unusual thing, a transfiguration, a going into the marketplace, if you wish, into the news media Where Time Magazine will have no choice but to say what I want them to say Newsweek, what I want to say.  The View, what I want to say.  Trump shall become a trumpet, says the Lord.  Trump shall become a trumpet.  I will raise up the Trump to become a trumpet and Bill Gates to open up the gate of a financial realm for the church, says the Lord.”   Second Section: For God said, I will not forget 9/11.  I will not forget what took place that day, and I will not forget the gatekeeper that watched over New York, who will once again stand and watch over this nation, says the Spirit of God.  It shall come to pass that the man that I place in the highest office shall go in whispering my name.  But God said, when he enters into the office, he will be shouting out by the power of the Spirit.  For I shall fill him with my Spirit when he goes into the office and there will be a praying man in the highest seat in the land.    Third Section: There will be a praying president, not a religious one.  For I will fool the people, says the Lord.  I will fool the people, yes I will.  God says, the one that is chosen shall go in and they shall say, “He has hot blood.”  For the Spirit of God says, Yes, he may have hot blood, but he will bring the walls of protection on this country in a greater way and the economy of this country shall change rapidly, says the Lord of Hosts.  Listen to the word of the Lord.  God says, I will put at your helm for two terms a president that will pray, but he will not be a praying president when he starts.  I will put him in office and then I will baptize him with the Holy Spirit and my power, says the Lord of Hosts.    As for parts coming true, it seems to me that the 1st section describes Trump’s use of Twitter and his ability to control the media who was forced to follow his every word.  The 1st section also mentions Bill Gates, who as far as I know doesn’t give directly to churches, but he gives a lot to charities in various fields, so that could count.  The only thing in the 2nd section that might refer to Trump is the fact that he lived in New York, but as I said, that section was inserted out of place, so I’m not too concerned about the 2nd section.    The third section is most important because it mentions “two terms” and the “hot blooded” sounds a lot like Trump.  Yet, in the same section, it says God will “fool the people.”  In my opinion, it seems to be saying that God will “fool the people” by choosing Trump who has “hot blood.”  Yet, God planned to use that quality to ‘protect the country in a greater way’ and ‘help the economy’, which one could argue that Trump fulfilled, at least in the first few years of his presidency.  Then came the pandemic, which is a whole different story.  In my opinion, by that time, God’s Spirit may have already left Trump, which caused him to make poor decisions, based on his own vanity, which ultimately cost him the election.  Just a theory.   There was another prophecy from Mark Taylor who not only predicted that Trump would win, in 2016, but that he would appoint three Supreme Court Justices.  Granted, he also predicted prematurely that Trump would win, in 2012, but updated later.  Also, one appointment was inevitable, for the winner, because it was being held up by the Senate until the election was over.  However, the prediction of three justices is still impressive and likely from God because it came true.  Yet, all three appointments were in the first term and has nothing to do with a second term.    There are also some well-known numerology coincidences associated with Trump’s birthday.  (1) Trump was born 700-days before Israel became a nation. [June 14, 1946 to May 14, 1948]  (2) On Trump’s first full day in office, his age was 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days.  [June 14, 1946 to January 21, 2017]  Personally, I don’t put a lot of emphasis on numerology, but those could have been signs, especially the fact that Trump was 70-years-old, when elected, since the Bible emphasizes ‘ages’ many times.  Yet, once again, all those coincidences only concern Trump’s first term, not necessarily a second.    Granted, dozens of modern-day prophets predicted Trump’s second term win, but I tend to think they were piggy-backing onto Clement’s prophecy.  Regardless, they were all wrong.    I mentioned those other examples to show that I don’t doubt that Trump was hand-picked by God and chosen to be president.  Paul wrote, “There is no authority except that which God has established.” (Romans 13:1)  So, even without prophecies and numerology, I would have believed that God allowed Trump to become president for some reason.  Yet, that didn’t automatically make Trump a good person.  God chooses or allows many bad people to become leaders.  A Biblical example would be Pharaoh, from the time of Moses, whom Paul references below.  Romans 9:17-23 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth." [Exodus 9:16]  Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden. 19 One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?" 20 But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?'"  21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?  22 What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath-prepared for destruction? 23 What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory.    For the record, I don’t think Paul was saying that everyone is subject to predestination, but certain leaders are chosen in particular situations, for good or bad.  If you read the account of Pharaoh, from Exodus, God hardens his heart several times so He can further display His power.  So, in a way, you could say that God was controlling Pharaoh, but the thing to remember is that Pharaoh was already a bad person.  In other words, God was not making a good person bad; He was just using or enhancing the qualities that Pharaoh already had.  Everyone has free-will to choose their own course in life.  They can choose faith and obedience to serve God, or disbelief and disobedience to serve themselves.  God can use either kind to advance His plan, but it’s not predestination to just tweak the qualities a person already has.   That leads me to the discussion of why Trump lost the 2020 election.  God already knew that Trump had “hot blood,” so that wasn’t an issue in the 2016 election.  However, I believe the last couple of sentences in Kim Clement’s prophecy gives a ‘condition’ for the second term: that Trump become a “praying president,” which didn’t happen.  I mean, the prophecy says that Trump will not be a praying president when he starts, but then God will fill him with the Holy Spirit.  Yet, God does not force His Spirit upon people who are not willing to accept it.  People change from bad to good, all the time, sometimes vice-versa, but that is their free-will to do so.  God wants everyone to accept His Spirit and be saved by becoming a new person- by the ‘renewing of their mind’ (Romans 12:2), but He does not force anyone to change.  Like I said, Pharaoh was already bad.  Clement’s prophecy meant that Trump had a prime opportunity to change his ‘hot blooded’ ways and become a praying president, especially since evangelical leaders were constantly telling him that he was ‘chosen by God’.  No doubt Trump knew it because, during an interview, he even referred to himself as the “chosen one,” as he looked up at the sky.  However, I think the evidence is clear that Trump never changed, at least not yet.  Thus, in my opinion, the condition of becoming a praying president wasn’t met, so the second term was taken from him, by God, and given to someone else.  In my opinion, that’s very similar to the way God took the kingship from Saul and gave it to David, which I will explain more about below.    Some might be thinking, “Since God knows everything, why did He give the prophecy in the first place if He knew it wouldn’t happen?”  I’ll answer that with another question, “Who are we to question God’s methods?”  It was Trump’s choice, so it could have gone differently, just as in Saul’s case.  In other words, it was Trump who failed, not God.  However, God’s overall plan will continue, just not with Trump as president.  Below, I use Saul as an example to show that God has the ability to change His direction, based on human obedience or disobedience, without changing His overall plan.  King Saul and Trump: both chosen and rejected   The stories of King Saul and Trump are similar in many ways, but different in others.  They were both chosen by God and later rejected.  The full story of Saul starts in 1st Samuel 9 for anyone who wants to read the whole thing.  I will briefly summarize the highlights.    When Saul was chosen, Samuel gave him very specific signs to convince him, much the way evangelical leaders flocked around Trump to let him know.  1 Samuel 10: 6-7; 9 6 The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person. 7 Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you.  … 9 As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul's heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day.     At first, the wording sounds a bit similar to Kim Clement’s prophecy regarding Trump, but God changed Saul’s heart and made him a different person.  On the contrary, Trump was said to have “hot blood” and was not a praying president.  By virtue of my Pharaoh example, Saul must have been open to change and willing to accept God’s Spirit.  On the other hand, based on Trump’s continued narcissism, pride, deceit, vengeance, and lies, I’m not sure if Trump ever accepted God’s Spirit at all.  I can’t be sure, but no change was ever evident in his behavior.  Nonetheless, Saul and Trump were both chosen.    Saul’s first mis-step was when he was supposed to wait for Samuel to arrive and offer sacrifices and give instructions before battle.  Saul’s men were scared and restless, so Saul offered the sacrifices himself.  Just as he did, Samuel arrived.  1 Samuel 13:13-14 13 "You acted foolishly," Samuel said. "You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. 14 But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader of his people, because you have not kept the LORD's command."   The above passage clearly shows that God changed course due to the disobedience of Saul and chose someone else, David, who was a man after God’s own heart.  Likewise, if Trump had become a ‘praying president’, as the prophecy stipulated, then he would have won a second term, but that didn’t happen.  God can put leaders in place, and He can remove them just the same.  Yet, God rarely removes someone instantly.  Saul remained king until he died, and Trump finished out his first term.    The final straw with Saul came when he was supposed to take revenge upon the Amalekites for their attack upon Israel during their exodus from Egypt.  Saul was told to kill everyone, including every animal, but he captured their king alive and kept the best sheep and cattle.  At that time, God declared, “I am grieved that I have made Saul king because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions." (1 Samuel 15:11a)  That statement clearly shows that God can choose someone who later lets Him down because of disobedience.  Like I said before, God doesn’t force someone to obey like a robot.  Everyone has free-will to choose.  If one person doesn’t fulfill God’s expectations, then He will choose someone else.  God’s plan is not dependent on any one human.  In fact, God can bypass humans all-together because Jesus said, ‘these stones would cry out’ if there was no one to praise Him during His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. (Luke 19:40)  Following Saul’s battle with the Amalekites, he messed up even worse.  1 Samuel 15:11b-12 11b " Samuel was troubled, and he cried out to the LORD all that night.  12 Early in the morning Samuel got up and went to meet Saul, but he was told, "Saul has gone to Carmel. There he has set up a monument in his own honor.   Saul had reached the peak of arrogance by setting up a monument in his own honor.  That part reminds me of Trump quite a bit because he is constantly boasting or taking credit for anything good.  Things really began to change for Saul that day because God’s Spirit left him.  Humility is very important to God.  Jesus said, “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." (Luke 14:11)  Samuel told Saul, “Arrogance is like the evil of idolatry.” (1 Samuel 15:23)    When Saul was confronted with his disobedience, his reaction reminded me of something Trump would say because Saul changed his story multiple times, but never admitted his mistake.  First, he claimed to have carried out the Lord’s instructions. (1 Sam 15:13)  When Samuel called attention to the sheep and cattle, he claimed that he kept the best sheep and cattle to make sacrifices to God. (15:21)  Samuel replied that God values ‘obedience more than sacrifice’. (15:22)  Then, Saul changed his story again and blamed others, saying, “I was afraid of the people, so I gave into them.” (15:24)  Saul made excuses rather than admitting he was wrong, just as Trump never admits to being wrong.  The Bible says again, God rejected Saul and He was grieved that He made Saul king over Israel. (15:26 & 34)  Samuel left Saul that day and never laid eyes upon him again, even though Samuel mourned for Saul. (15:34) 1 Samuel 16:1 “The LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel?”  Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king."  2 But Samuel said, "How can I go? Saul will hear about it and kill me."   God was clearly ready to move on from Saul, just as He’s ready to move on from Trump now.  Yet, Samuel was concerned that Saul would kill him if he supported someone else.  Likewise, the republicans in Washington are scared of Trump because he attacks anyone who says the least thing against him, even if it’s the truth.  Trump doesn’t have the power to kill anyone, at least not directly, but the republicans are afraid that Trump will campaign against them.  The loyalty of his base, including many Christians, is what gives Trump the power to inflict fear into the republicans who value their re-election more than the truth.  That’s why forty- three Senate republicans voted to acquit Trump of inciting an insurrection, for which he was clearly guilty.  I mean, a person doesn’t need to actively participate in an attack to be responsible.  For example, Charles Manson didn’t actively participate in the murders by his followers, but he remains in jail because of his influence over them.  Trump has the same kind of powerful influence over many people, as shown by the January 6th insurrection.  Christians are partly to blame for Trump’s acquittal because they’re a major part of his base that gives him his power over other republicans.    If evangelicals would make clear that they are no longer supporting Trump, since God clearly rejected him (lost the election), then he would no longer have the power he maintains.  The election was not fraudulent or stolen as Trump claims, because if God wanted Trump to win, then no one could steal anything from God.  In other words, if God intended Trump to win, then he would have won by fair and legal means, not by staging a riot or attempted coup to disrupt a constitutional procedure.  It’s perfectly fine to ask for a recount or even challenge in court, but when there’s no hard evidence to support your claims, it’s time to move on and humbly accept the results.  However, Trump is unable to do that, so he’s trying to cement a division within the republican party and lead a modern-day civil war.  In this day and age, there’s not a physical line such as the Mason-Dixon, but there’s a social media line that Trump is trying to exploit.  He is effectively trying to make himself an alternate president, like Jefferson Davis, with Mara Largo as his capital.  One-by-one, he’s inviting his most loyal subjects to visit him.  Once again, Christians are partly to blame for Trump having such power over republicans to create such division.  I think God’s message to Christians, now, is similar to His message to Samuel: “How long will you mourn for Trump, since I have rejected him?”  Conclusion   Of course, it will take much more than this website to convince enough Christians to pull their support from Trump.  It will take influential leaders to step up and take a stand to denounce Trump.  Some have taken a first step and announced that their prophetic prediction that Trump would win the 2020 election was wrong.  However, some of those leaders have faced a severe backlash for telling the truth, even receiving threats and seeing financial support slashed.  I’m sure I’ll see some nasty reactions to this page, but I’m just telling the truth.  I refrained from giving my opinion of Trump while he was still president because, although I never liked his personality, I recognized that he was God’s chosen instrument.  However, since Trump lost, it’s clear that God has rejected Trump, so it’s time to tell the truth.  Hopefully, Christians will see that Clement’s prophecy was wrong and they need to wise up and no longer be fooled by Trump’s lies.  In my opinion, Christians should have seen a red flag when they found themselves supporting the same person as white nationalists, racists, and QAnon conspiracy theorists.  2 Corinthians 6:14-15 14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?   What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?  Trump.  It’s incredible to me how Christians have latched onto Trump and displayed such loyalty to someone who acts totally opposite from how a Christian is supposed to act.  Granted, God “fooled the people,” but it’s time to wise up and see the truth.  The truth is: Trump is filled with narcissism, pride, arrogance, hatred, lies, deceit, vengeance, and bullying.  Trump acts the exact opposite from how a Christian should act because Christians are supposed to be godly, and “God is love.” (1 John 4:16) Paul said, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”  (1 Cor 13:4-6)  Honestly, Trump is the exact opposite of Paul’s description of love.  Sure, God knew that he was “hot blooded,” and that was okay, at first, but Trump never changed, so he was rejected for a second term.  Some modern-day prophets still refuse to admit they were wrong about Trump winning the 2020 election.  They are effectively choosing the conspiracy theories of QAnon over the truth.    Sure, some Christians might like Trump for other reasons such as the way he favored Israel.  He moved the American embassy to Jerusalem, which was great.  However, everything else was just words on paper such as declaring all of Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, the settlements, and Jordan Valley to be part of Israel.   All that was great, but Israel has effectively controlled all those areas for decades and was not planning to give them up any time soon.  Trump’s deal of the century did go farther than any previous plan by proposing a map, but Trump stopped short of giving Netanyahu the green light to annex the settlements and Jordan Valley, which he was prepared to do.  Now, the annexation is on ‘pause’ because Israel signed the Abraham Accords with several Muslim countries.  Yet, as the name implies, it’s an agreement between descendants of Abraham, the Muslims and Jews, which is attempting to exclude Jesus and Christianity.    Don’t get me wrong; I think Trump’s Middle East policies were great because they were all part of God’s overall plan.  From the very start, Trump’s declarations and movement of the embassy caused the Palestinians to riot and speak of a third intifada or uprising, which is exactly what Daniel 11:31 predicts.  It just hasn’t materialized, but someday it will.  The Abraham Accords fulfill Paul’s prophecy that people will be saying ‘peace and safety’ when destruction comes (1 Thess 5:3), so everything is right on track.  I mean, in terms of Daniel 11, Israel is making peace with the South, but relations with the North, which consist of Iran and their allies, is worse than ever.  Therefore, Trump advanced God’s plan in the Middle East because it’s the North who stages the uprising in Daniel 11:31, which is when the rapture will occur for Christians. (6th Seal & Rev 7)  It is also the North who eventually attacks Israel and the South (Daniel 11:40-43), during the 6th Trumpet War (Rev 9:13-21), when the armies of the beast, led by the antichrist, kill the two witnesses. (Rev 11:7)  So, Trump’s policies toward Israel and Iran just furthered the hatred between them, which is good for Christians because it will someday lead to the uprising in Daniel 11:31 and the rapture.    Yet, Trump is no longer president, so his influence in foreign policy is done.  His days of appointing Supreme Court justices is also done.  Apparently, Trump did his part and it’s time to move on to the next phase of God’s plan, which involves Biden.  One way or another, God’s plan will take place, exactly when He wants, and without Trump as president.    Finally, for those who will accuse me of ‘judging’ Trump, it’s not judging because Jesus said, ‘you can tell a tree by it’s fruit’. (Matt 7:20)  In other words, you can tell what kind of person someone is by the words and actions they exhibit.  Making an observation and forming an opinion is not judging because it’s just a snapshot in time.  It’s not a prediction about their fate for eternity because only God can decide that.  It’s only an opinion of their current state, based on their latest words and actions.  I’m aware that Christians shouldn’t make assumptions or form opinions on limited information, but that’s not the case with Trump because he regularly put his words and thoughts on display through Twitter or videos for everyone to see.  Still, each tweet or video is just a snapshot of Trump’s demeanor at that time.  I recognize that Trump has the same opportunity to change as everyone else, and I hope he does, but I haven’t seen any evidence to point to a change yet.  When the rapture finally takes place, which I hope is soon, Trump will be judged by God at that exact moment, regardless of my opinion.    The fruit that Christians are supposed to display are ‘fruits of the Spirit’, such as love, kindness, compassion, and humility, as opposed to ‘acts of the sinful nature’, such as hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, and envy. (Galatians 5:19-23)  Honestly, which group of qualities does Trump display?  If Christians start pulling their support from Trump, he might get the message and see a need to change his ways, but if evangelicals continue to support him the way he is, chances are that he will stay the same, which is bad for Trump.  So, it’s for Trump’s own good that Christians show some tough love and throw their support toward someone else in their chosen party who genuinely displays the proper ‘fruit of the Spirit’.    Simply put: The purpose of this page was to show Christians that they can move on from Trump without feeling like they are moving on from God.    Updated: 5-16-2021
Kim Clement video  4-4-2007  time = 2:26m link to youtube instead Added: 5-16-2021 - Update on Trump Republicans   I must say that I’m shocked and appalled at the republican politicians going along with Trump’s lie that the election was fraudulently stolen, even to the point of ousting a representative, Liz Cheney, from leadership because she insisted on telling the truth.  Now, some are lying about the January 6th insurrection, saying it wasn’t a big deal, or wasn’t Trump supporters.  To please Donald Trump, politicians are willing to go along with lies and attempt to gaslight the public into believing that what they saw with their own eyes, in countless videos, was actually different or wasn’t real.  Don’t get me wrong; I’m not against all republicans, just those who tell blatant lies.  I know conspiracy theorists believe things that are not rooted in reality, but my concern is for average Christians who have been lured into following Trump’s lies.  To be clear, I think the antichrist is Muslim, most likely from Iran, but I think the effect Trump has on people is reminiscent of the effect that the antichrist or false prophet will have on people, after the rapture, making them believe lies.    To illustrate my point, consider the following passage, which describes the actions of the antichrist, following the uprising, abomination, and rapture.  Daniel 11:32-33  [Antichrist – following abomination and rapture] “With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him. 33 "Those who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered.”   To be clear, I think this is mainly talking about the Middle East because I believe “the people who know their God” is referring to the 144,000 Israelites or Jews who are sealed by God, in Rev 7.  They remain on earth, through Rev 14, since they don’t believe that Jesus is their Messiah.  The ones who “violate the covenant” are those who stage the uprising and set up the abomination, in the previous verse, which is when the rapture will happen.  Then, the antichrist will ‘corrupt them with flattery’, which sounds like he is stroking their ego and gas-lighting them into believing that what they really saw happen (rapture) wasn’t real.  Notice that the ones who are telling the truth will be “burned, captured, or plundered,” which is a far cry from being demoted, like Liz Cheney, but you get my point.  The antichrist will be persuading people to embrace a lie, and punishing people who tell the truth, just like what is happening, right now, with the republican party, all because of Donald Trump. To be clear, I don’t think Trump is the antichrist, but the situation is similar.  Why would Christians follow someone like that?  It could be signs of things to come, in post-rapture America, as the antichrist rises to power in the Middle East.    People who follow this website regularly know I’m very vocal about denouncing post-tribs as false prophets, since they deceive people by re-arranging God’s prophecy in Revelation.  I’ve heard from more than one person that they already have a scenario prepared, if they miss the rapture and are left on earth.  I’ve heard that they plan to tell people that God took the ‘bad people’ away and left the good, which is totally false.  However, many people will believe it because the truth will hurt and the lie will comfort them.  Some people will probably blame the post-tribs for deceiving them into thinking they could wait and see the ‘mark of the beast’, before being saved, which is totally false.  That could cause some people to miss the rapture, so post-tribs will have to make up a lie to get themselves out of hot water, similar to the antichrist.  Yet, the two witnesses will be telling people the truth, which is why people will hate them so much, and celebrate when they are killed. (Rev 11:7-10)    Here is another passage, describing the false prophet, which illustrates that it is bad to go along with lies.  2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”   You can tell that this passage describes the false prophet because the “miracles, signs and wonders” match the false prophet in Rev 13:13-15, which takes place years after the rapture.  However, if someone is still on earth, at that time, it means they weren’t saved and missed the rapture, which is extra bad because gentiles don’t get a 2nd chance.  Notice the bold part of verse 10, which is past tense, so it’s referring back to the missed opportunity: “They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”  Granted, that’s probably talking about the truth of salvation through Jesus, but truth is truth.  The passage also talks about condemnation for those who “have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”  Paul uses a similar phrase when describing love; “Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.” (1 Cor 13:6)  I think it’s safe to say that purposely making up lies, which are opposite the truth, is wicked or evil, so going along with those lies, without a shred of evidence, knowing they’re false, could be construed as ‘delighting in wickedness’.  That’s my opinion anyway.  Unfortunately, I think some Christians are falling into that category because they are embracing the bold-face lies that Trump is propagating.  I think Christians should know better, but maybe it’s a sign of things to come.  I mean, perhaps it’s the post-trib false prophets who are embracing Trump’s lies and will continue to do so after the rapture.  I just hope average Christians, whether republican, democrat, or other, are not fooled by the lies and hold fast to the truth.  Again, I’m not against all republicans, just those who tell blatant lies.  In other words, republicans like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger should be applauded and supported, not Donald Trump.    Here is an illustration about post-trib false prophets, from another page, which bears repeating because not everyone who appears to be religious is what they seem, not that Trump seems religious.  However, believing Trump’s lies is similar to believing the false prophets who are re-arranging Revelation.  A person must check the Bible and verify if they are being told the truth, like the Bereans did. (Acts 17:11)  Likewise, Christians should face reality that Trump had his recounts and multiple days in court and didn’t produce any viable evidence, just made up rumors and lies.  The only way to take away Trump’s power and influence is to take away his support, much of which comes from Christians.  2 Corinthians 11:13-15  [False prophets in Paul’s day]  13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.  Their end will be what their actions deserve. Matthew 7:21-23  [False prophets during End Times]  21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' Revelation 22:19  [False prophets change God’s prophecy]  “And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.” Matthew 15:14  [Bad to follow] Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall  into a pit.”    This illustration shows that the same deceptions going on in Paul’s day continue until end times.  Some things never change. Satan keeps trying.