For the first time since civilization began, for the first time since the era of the Book of Genesis, we are on the verge of becoming a single global nation and culture, a people in communication and solidarity everywhere, with one leader and governance for all. To be sure, it hasn't fully transpired yet, but as national borders are removed and migrants spread about the globe at an astounding pace, as world secularism replaces true belief in God, the day draws near. Perhaps therefore it is time to address the subject of Antichrist, and his nature and purpose, because he will lead the global village. This is a difficult subject, because no one has seen him; he is the Man of Lawlessness, also known as the Son of Perdition, and only God knows his character in precise detail. But we can say that his nature and purpose are exactly opposed to that of the Lord Jesus Christ during his earthly ministry, since he is Antichrist. Everything, therefore, all of his characteristics, everything that he says and does, where he came from and where he will be going, how he will sway the people and affect their salvation, his lifestyle and ministry, will be contrary to that of the Lord Jesus Christ when He walked the earth.
We should not look at who the Antichrist might be, but what is being done to pave his way for whomever this beast of a man might be. Look for the causes and effects and then you will be on guard for whoever comes forward with such a blatant agenda. But if we are watching for the signs, the signs and warnings will slide right by as he slithers into our psyches and sensibilities.
Our Lady of LaSalette tells us that he will be born of a hebrew nun, supernaturally. This nun will be everything impure, that is, although she professes Christianity, she will say and do and believe everything that is opposite to that of Jesus Christ. She will be given special merits by Satan, so that her entire life is led in perfect harmony with the Devil; everything she does will be a sin. She will give birth in a rich place to Antichrist, who will be fed the food of kings. Demons will herald his coming, as will the Star of Death. Antichrist will be of Satan's seed. He will be baptized with the Devil's expurgation, and a voice from Hell will mark the event with an evil sound. He will want for nothing as he grows to manhood. As he is developing, reports about him will be heard around the world; he will be the greatest child prodigy ever known. He will teach the great rabbis of secularism, the heads of World Courts, International Tribunals, and the United Nations, who will be astounded at his responses and praise him ubiquitously, each wanting to win his favor upon them.
During each stage of his life, Antichrist will have opposite power to Jesus Christ's earthly power - that is, the power that Christ used in His earthly ministry. This power will come from Satan. Antichrist will draw all of his strength from the devil, who will minister to him and whisper in his ear. Everything in the black soul of Antichrist will come about by loving Satan and by hating God. As a result, satan will give him all the more power as he matures; Antichrist will be both fully human and fully satan. The more he prays to Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies, which he will studiously practice as he grows to adulthood, the more power will be given unto him by Satan. He will learn all that is evil and neglect all that is good. Every diversion from God will please and interest him in his growing years. To everything of God he will be either disinterested or downright angry, and he will teach his peers to do the same.
At about age 30 his earthly ministry will begin, which will last for three years. At that time the Lord Antichrist will have the power to draw souls to himself, and it will be very difficult for anyone that he calls to resist. There will be something about him very different from all other men who have ever lived except for the Lord Jesus Christ. His nature will be sinister and profane, yet very inviting. He will be a man of multiple cultures and of impeccably fine taste in the things of this world. Although one may think that it will be easy to discern that Antichrist is bad and that Christ is good, by that time, and even today, the world's thought will be entirely topsy-turvy, so that what is bad is praised as good, and what is good is condemned as bad. By an especially diabolical disorientation, as Sister Lucia puts it, ever more persons will come to know and to love Satan and his ways in the coming years, in preparation for the time of Antichrist, which fast approaches. ...Or is it already here? Look around you, do you see the signs?
Consider that the Man of Perdition will have a false humility and an enthusiasm for this world that is exhilarating to many. He will completely love and embrace the false things of this life, and that sentiment will become infectious and conveyed to the many so that they can be induced to fully neglect God. He will cause many to forget their problems and cares, save for the building of a utopian world. Do you see the signs? That in fact will be his stated purpose. The types of peoples who will be deluded and follow him due to the magnetic attraction will be everyone: Christians, Jews, Muslims, Taoists, Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists, many others. He will underscore his kingly authority with pomp and circumstance in everything that he says and does. No expense will be spared for him and for the creation of a grandeur setting to surround his presence. He will be proclaimed by many Jews to be the Messiah announced by the Prophets. They will believe in him, because he will come not lowly and meek as Christ did, but with chariots of fire and great glory - exactly the kind of king that the Jews have been expecting all these millennia from the God of the Law and the Prophets, the God of Moses. However many Christians too, will think him a great prophet, or even that it is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, returning to rule the world. Those of other religions will be won over also; only a few persons will have the wherewithal to withstand him.
The question must be raised here: Does ecumenism play into the hands of Antichrist? Most assuredly for it weakens the dogmas of Christ's One True Church that outside the Church there is no salvation and avers the heresy that all religions are as good as the other. Why then are the only truly persecuted ones Traditional Catholics today? Because they stand by those infrangible truths Holy Mother Church has always taught even though so much has been watered down over the past half century. Why were they watered down? Ah, there's the rub. Can you see the signs of the nature and purpose of Antichrist?
Antichrist will be the model ultra-liberal and embrace and exuberantly encourage all of the social themes of the far-left: abortion, radical feminism, implementation of hate crimes statutes, special privileges for sodomites, bisexuals, the transgendered, and those who practice beastiality and paedophilia. Under his direction the age, gender, and species limitations to marriage will be fully abolished throughout the world; in fact he will take measures to abolish the institution of marriage itself. Can you see the signs of how he has laid the framework for this already?
Though the following might seem too far-fetched to ever happen in our country, think again. He will support widespread population control, and all but the elites will be sterilized under his direction and guidance. There will be no salary for the masses but rather, a system of pure communism and indoctrination. People will work like slaves, which indeed they will be, only receiving enough of an allotment of food, clothing, and shelter for bare sustenance. The global governance, under Antichrist's direction, with his board of overseers carrying on everyday responsibilities, will decide each person's allotment, with a few extra scraps distributed according to one's homage and loyalty to all that is evil.
Only the elite, bearing the mark of the beast and the number of his name, will be permitted to buy and sell. And discussion of any such matters among the common people will be punishable by execution.
"And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns, like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he executed all the power of the former beast in his sight: and he caused the earth, and them that dwell therein, to adore the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he did great signs, so that he made even fire to come down from Heaven upon the earth in the sight of men. And he seduced them that dwell on the earth, by the signs, which were given him to perform in the sight of the beast, saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make the image of the beast, which had the wound by the sword, and lived. And it was given him to give life to the image of the beast, and that the image of the beast should speak: and should cause, that whosoever will not adore the image of the beast, should be slain. And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a mark in their right hand, or on their foreheads. And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him reckon the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and his number is six hundred sixty-six" (Apocalypse 13: 11-18).
The Apostle St. John clearly identifies the signs. Do we see them in our day? We must realize that the Antichrist will bring words of death, which will be written down in a book, the bible of Satan. He will even say of himself "My words will bring death" and most everyone will praise him for it. All of the scribes and learned men, the news reporters and secular leaders particularly, will hang on his every word, which will be reported widely. The utmost care will be taken to describe Antichrist's way of life and how one can best imitate him. There will then be proclamations by kings and prime ministers to enact decrees and legislation according to the words of Antichrist; these leaders will be beguiled by the political polls which find that Antichrist is the most popular person who ever lived. No one else in the history will have more greatly influenced Mankind, except for Jesus Christ Himself. Antichrist's words will appear on billboards, on television, read throughout the Internet, and heard on the radio. They will be words to die by, and many will indeed die by them and go to receive their eternal reward. He will institute the phrase "Satan bless thee", which will then be used by almost everyone, even when someone sneezes. Antichrist's words will be proclaimed on the rooftops and hilltops and under every spreading tree, and they will bring great joy to all persons with a heart for satan, to the many who know him and love him. The words of Jesus and the sayings of Jesus, in contrast, will be read and heard no more except in catacombs and secret places. A decree will be made to destroy all Bibles, and to meld all churches and church leaders, by the spirit of ecumenism, into one universal pantheistic religion under the direction of Antichrist.
As his might and ministry grows, Antichrist will give powers, enacted by satan and his devilish persona, to his disciples and apostles. These persons will then have the ability to inflict harm and death upon every living thing. As a result, many will be drawn to Antichrist and his lifestyle even more than today: it will be a lifestyle of self-indulgence, unchasteness, and luxury. The biggest and baddest SUV and corporate jet will be built for him. He will have a harem of women and girls, called Antichrist's women, who will provide him with every creature comfort known to man. Even young girls will be a part of his harem, and many men will duplicate his actions and begin taking multiple women of all ages. The child sacrifice to Molec will be even greater than it is today, and houses of abortion will be known as the Unholy Places of Satan, to be loved by all but especially by small children. Antichrist will also have relations with men - he will be a professed sodomite. His men will be the prettiest and most talented boys on the planet; they will be movie and musical stars, and will sing his praises in every song and theater. Can you already see the signs? Most everyone on the entire earth will therefore become bisexual to glorify Satan. There will be no more marriage, there will be no more families, but merely sexual relationships, which please the Evil One. The Man of Lawlessness will encourage bisexuality in everyone from birth, and also incest, beastiality, transexualism, and pedophilia as psychologically normal, and anyone who does not follow Antichrist's vision will be looked upon strangely or even condemned and hated. They will be placed in mental institutions for reconditioning and reprogramming in accord with Satan's will. Can you see the signs? Have you noticed that when priests exhibit orthodoxy, many times their superiors or bishops advise psychological help in order to reprogram them to the way of the modern world? The sex abuse scandal was bad enough, but the cover up by the bishops is much more scandalous for they are following the marching orders of the Antichrist's agenda.
Antichrist will long to bring unity to the world, and he will succeed like no one has before him. He will make all cultures and all peoples one in Satan, the hope of many. Never in the history of Mankind on earth will there be such a unity and peace, such a pinnacle of multiculturalism, until it is brought about by Antichrist. It will be called the Peace of Antichrist, and followers will say to one another: "The peace of Antichrist be upon you". And the respondent will answer: "And also with you." which will be sung even in the churches. Can you see how he parrots the sacred? For two millennium Christians have said Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum with the response Et cum spiritu tuo. "The peace of the Lord be always with you. And with thy spirit." In the New Order since Vatican II it has been shortened to "Peace be with you. And also with you." Spirit and the Lord have been omitted. Just one of the steps in paving the way for eliminating Christ and ushering in the age of Antichrist. Now Christ brought division - He divided the world concerning Himself and His commands. But Antichrist will unite the world, he will be the great uniter, and it will be united in peace. There will be no swords or wars among mortals under his reign; all will be in harmony and peace in union with Satan and his earthly minister. Though Christ brought a sword, Antichrist will bring the long hoped-for world peace, and as a result there will be an unprecedented economic prosperity, abounding sensual pleasures, and a euphoria unseen since the beginning of time, which will border on the hysterical. There will be fanatics for Antichrist, who in the name of Antichrist will cast out the Spirit of God from people in order to win them over to uninhibited hedonism; these ministers will be called the "Pleasure Seekers". At the casting out of the Spirit of God from a person, the Pleasure Seekers will shout "Praise Satan!" or "Praise Antichrist" in loving tribute. This will please the Man of Perdition, who loves praise and glory, and he will say: "Well done my evil servants".
One of the culminating events of Antichrist's earthly ministry will come when he rebuilds the temple in Jerusalem. Only he has the power to unite all of the world's false religions under Satan, and only he therefore, will be able to bring about agreement among the peoples so that the temple can be rebuilt at the place where it was destroyed. There will thus be a temple in Jerusalem for the first time since AD 70, but this temple will be a tabernacle to Satan. It will be glorious and yet modern, a house of worship and yet sinister. Something foreboding will emanate from it, and its evil power will be felt around the world. All peoples of Satan will face the Temple of Satan when praying, and they will chant to the Devil many times daily. Their chants will be the most horrific and gruesome sounds ever to be emitted from the mouth of Man, and many will be mesmerized by the sound; whole legions and billions of people will follow Satan while under the spell of this noise. Synagogues of Satan will spring up throughout the world; they will be houses of worship to the unholy that will be filled with evil things. Demons will dwell in them, and Satan's earthly flock will find comfort there. Ghastly sounds will be heard coming from these places night and day, screaming and moaning because of the unspeakable things being done inside them, which will be looked upon with unbridled joy by the disciples of Antichrist. These places will also be a refuge for Satan's ministers in the few locations where there will still be some resistance to evil, where the power of the holy people is not yet finally broken.
Can you see where so many are being reprogrammed to accept the idea of rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem? Can you see the folly and yet Evangelical Protestants along with Modernist Catholics are pushing for this? Did Christ not say in Mark 16: 16, "He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not, shall be condemned"? But so many have forgotten the Scriptures due to the pull of the world and the retranslating of the Word to placate man. Look at the NAB version as just an example of this breakdown. All part of the signs that Antichrist is imminent.
Antichrist will be gentle and mild concerning all things Satan. He will give rich and expensive gifts to those who please him in order to gain fame, and many will run after these things and seek to know Satan better and in a more personal way. Those who teach the children to love Satan from a young age will be marked for especial praise. To those who glorify Antichrist himself will be bestowed favors of sinfulness and wickedness, which will be looked upon with the greatest pleasure. The school systems throughout the entire world will teach everything Satan even more than they do today. The NEA will be the shocktroops of Satan's army. They will proclaim above all human rights, social justice, and multiculturalism, in preparation for the earthly paradise that Antichrist will promise to his chosen ones. There will be an unprecedented hum of activity as the world's workers go about building a paradise of pleasure on earth. There will be no more nations or borders between nations, and as progress is made in increasing sin, virtually no one will be wanting for food or clothing, no one will be poor, save the people of God. Can you see how this is being prepared with the European Union, or the refusal to guard our own borders? By Antichrist's captivating words, the whole world will be changed and transformed into a place of cooperation in building the longed-for utopia, the final Babel. Many will think it not possible to build such a paradise, but as they see the great progress being made, they will be won over to the side of Satan, who would fool even the elect, if that were possible (cf Matthew 24: 24).
At that time, as the world becomes totally conformed to the mind of Satan, it will prosper greatly and there will be nearly unlimited and unbridled pleasures for everyone. As a result, the minds of many people will go entirely mad and they will be rendered senseless and indefensible, Zombies for Antichrist. They will spout his wisdom, the wisdom of Satan, without understanding its implications. Yet some will protest, but they will be swiftly punished. Antichrist will exhibit an unrighteous anger and indignity to all things of God, and his power will grow so great that he will even prevent communion between God and the many, who will then fall away, though this be with God's permission. They will try to pray, but will lose concentration and interest; they will attempt to emulate Jesus, yet wind up emulating the Devil. They will give in and give up, and thereby many souls will be gained for the triune Satan, that is: the Devil, the Antichrist, and the Demonic Spirit. This could not be a possibility without first infiltrating the one institution that stands as the obstacle for his total domination - Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Can you see how this has been accomplished in the past four decades?
Antichrist's extraordinary talent will become legendary, and he will realize how great he is and relish in it. He will then begin to do signs and wonders that no one has seen since Jesus walked the earth. All of his signs will be sinister; there will be symbols of Satan everywhere in the sky and on the land and in the oceans. Consider that ten years ago few were even aware of the internet; twenty years ago computers of our high tech advancement were a fantasy, thirty years ago cell phones were a figment of Dick Tracy's imagination, forty years ago color television was an experiment, fifty years ago only the elite had televisions; one hundred years ago radio was something only a few were aware of and they had to have electricity which was few and far between just a century ago.
Air travel can be gauged in the same manner. Yet this is what the Holy Scriptures foretell from nearly 2000 years ago. Are there any who don't think we are in or very near to the age of Antichrist?
They will appear wonderful to the many under Satan's power, who have the Demonic Spirit, but horrifying to those few who will be leading and trying to lead decent and righteous lives. Antichrist will even bring evil people back from the dead by magic. He will feed all of the world's poor, bringing bread and drink by magic to whole populations. Many will be healed; when he asks: "Do you believe in the power of Satan to bring human rights, multiculturalism, and social justice to all?", the afflicted will respond "Yes I do" and make a sign of adoration to Satan, and they will be healed. He will also lay hands on holy people, but it will be only to wound and kill them. He will thus be made king of the world, and most everyone will laud him adoringly. The Man of Lawlessness will head the One World Government, which will destroy all beautiful things and replace them with ugliness, profanity, and banality, removing all thought of the glory of God and country, so that the entire world will be ugly and wicked in mind, body, and deed. Can you see the signs with the desire for a New One World Order? The righteous will be afraid of this, but those of perdition will welcome it. When many are drawn to him he will even show us how to pray to Satan, commanding the people of Satan to pray for evil at all times. He will even use the name Satan in glory, not being afraid of being rebuffed, because the peoples will be so diabolically disoriented that they will not even be able to discern God from Satan, as is often the case today.
About what follows as Antichrist reaches his end, for the most part it has already been written. As we know, the Final Battle will come, and the Man of Lawlessness will be thrown into the fiery lake. There he will burn for ever and ever, along with the many who pleased him during their earthly lives. The few who pleased the Lord Jesus during these terrible times will be given a special place in Heaven and will be called righteous, dining with the Lord at the banquet of the Kingdom of God. We have Christ's promise on this and we also have His question that we must seriously contemplate "But yet, when the Son of man cometh, shall He find, think you, faith on earth?" Will we be among the elect who still have the faith, or the elect who were deceived? In knowing the signs, we can better understand the depth, and breadth, length and width of the nature and purpose of this evil that is fast enshrouding souls everywhere.
Finally, I leave you with Our Lord's words in Luke 16: 9-13, "And I say to you: Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of iniquity, that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings. He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in that which is greater: And he that is unjust in that which is little, is unjust also in that which is the greater. If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon, who will trust you with that which is the true? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's: who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will hold to the one, and despise the other; or he will hold to the one, and despise the other: you cannot serve God and mammon."
Redemisti nos, Domine, in sanguine Tuo,
Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy blood.