Saturday, December 31, 2011
Who is the Antichrist?
Title: WHO IS THE ANTICHRIST? Answering the Question Everyone Is Asking
Author: Mark Hitchcock
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
Hebrews 10:24-25 (KJV)
I believe that Mark Hitchcock may have had this verse in mind as he was writing WHO IS THE ANTICHRIST?. Cutting through layers of confusion concerning the antichrist, author, pastor and teacher Mark Hitchcock provides a primer for the end-times scholar. In a skillful, engaging manner the author addresses such topics as: whether one can accurately identify the antichrist before he rises to power; the signs of the times of the antichrist; the significance of the number of the beast; the scope and sphere of the antichrist’s influence; and whether the antichrist is living among us today. Furthermore, Pastor Hitchcock makes a very strong case for the importance of studying about the antichrist. First, “the sheer volume of information about the antichrist in Scripture is reason enough for us to understand who he is and what he will do.” (p. 18) Second, knowing the ultimate end of the antichrist will strengthen one’s relationship with the God of the universe, who has the antichrist’s future in his hands. Thirdly, knowledge of the antichrist will help “inform” us as we see current events setting the stage for his “coming.” Finally, knowing about the antichrist will help us to recognize error and apostasy in the world in which we are now living.
Though small WHO IS THE ANTICHRIST? will serve as a firm foundation for studies concerning the antichrist and the end times. 198 pages. $13.99.