So friends, should we keep all the foreigners out of America? No refugees? No immigrants? Or just no Muslims? No, no, no, and no. Wrong political solutions one and all. To that they’re not-one-of-us mentality, it is written, Luke 9:50 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.” But shrewd doves, there is one who is against us: the man of lawlessness. And he likes lawlessness… and open borders.
The man of lawlessness, often called the Antichrist, makes Christians nervous…as well he should. He’s nothing for us to mess with. But the good news is that Jesus will continue to do that for us ( Romans 16:20, 1 John 4:4). Wise Christians will be alert Christians.
Who is the Antichrist, that man of lawlessness?
No one really knows, but we do know some things about him. The word antichrist appears only four times in the New Testament–and all of them from the apostle John in his first and second letters.
- 1 John 2:18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.
- 1 John 2:22 Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist– he denies the Father and the Son.
- 1 John 4:2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
- 2 John 1:7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.
Was John just being a reactionary? Nope. Because in the Bible, this same spirit of the antichrist and the man of lawlessness go by many different names (Daniel 8:23, Daniel 9:26, Daniel 11:21, Zechariah 11:16-17, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-9, and Revelation 13:1). Many writers speak of him, but the spirit of the antichrist always has one motive (to destroy the work of Christ in His Church) and his means (steal, kill, and destroy) manifest as a legion of assaults to separate Christian from Christian … and Christian from Christ.
To real Christians, Jesus reassures us: John 10:29 My Father, who has given [disciples] to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.
This promise applies for true Christians and Christ. But separating Christians from Christians is another story entirely since not everyone calling “Lord, Lord” really thinks He is (Matthew 7:21). Christian against Christian division–welcome to our world of social media.
Matthew 24:10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
The divisions start as an insidious bitter seed and when it germinates, it exploits the cracks in the Church and blows it wide open. Dr. David Jeremiah writes in What in the World is Going On,
“Daniel 7 tells us that that Antichrist will not make a big splash when he arrives on the political scene. He will not enter with a fanfare, announcing “I am here! I will now take over!” Instead he will squeeze his way in, little by little…he will attract little attention as he methodically begins to grasp more and more power.”
And here’s where open borders are a key.
If he’s fighting big wars every time he wants to get in, that’s kind of a splash, isn’t it? A deceiver will make something look good, loving, or noble until that bitter seed takes root. Open borders masquerade as brotherly love and peace; they look like tolerance and compassion, and they get reported as something good when in fact, not really. By removing the separation God gave us for protection of His Church, it pits Christian against Christian. And it paves a wide open road for destruction from the Antichrist.
Borders and separate governments are not cruel at all, but may very well be the “one” and the genderless Greek expression translated he in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 “For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.” Once you have nothing–not even governmental law and order– holding lawlessness back, this passage says all hell breaks loose. Look familiar?
You’d have to be an avid reader and a political junkie to know it, but dig deep and many Christians, whether they realize the danger or not, are aligning themselves with open borders policies, an open society, and a globalist agenda. They’re unwittingly siding with the coming Antichrist and as much as I don’t want to do it, it’s why I’ve got a bit more writing to do. Jude 20-23