Republican candidate for Congress in Montana, state Sen. Ryan Zinke, compared former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the antichrist.
Hillary Clinton is a real threat to liberty and freedom in the world, but is she the biblical antichrist?
“At his campaign kickoff event, according to the Bigfork Eagle, Zinke said ‘we need to focus on the real enemy.’ He then went on to criticize Clinton calling her the ‘anti-Christ.’”
Hillary Clinton isn’t the first political leader to be called “the antichrist.” The 20th century had a number of antichrist candidates – everyone from Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler to Mikhail Gorbachev and even Ronald Reagan.
Reagan retired from office and moved to 666 Cloud Road. The address was later changed to 668 Cloud Road. His full name was Ronald Wilson Reagan. Each name had six letters, thus, 6-6-6. Of course, three sixes do not identify the Beast of Revelation 13. The number of the Beast is six hundred and sixty six not three sixes: “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.”
It didn’t help that Nancy Reagan consulted astrologers. From Donald Regan, former secretary of the Treasury and Reagan’s White House chief of staff, we learned that Nancy Reagan had been “consulting an astrologer and actually influencing the chief executive’s decisions on the basis of astral predictions. The first lady had been dabbling with the occult as early as 1967, when her husband was governor of California, by relying upon the advice of prophetess Jeanne Dixon.”1
Regan writes, “Virtually every major move or decision the Reagans made during my time as White House chief of staff was cleared in advance with a woman in San Francisco who drew up horoscopes to make certain that the planets were in a favorable alignment for the enterprise.”2
Note that the number of the Beast (the word ‘antichrist’ is not used in Revelation) is “that of a man.” Unless there’s something that we are not being told, Hillary cannot be the Beast of Revelation 13.
Then there’s the biblical definition of antichrist. An antichrist is someone who denies that Jesus has come in the flesh: “For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist” (2 John 7; also1 John 2:22). In biblical terms, an antichrist is a religious not a political figure.
John tells us that there were “many antichrists” in his day: “Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour” (1 John 2:18).
I suspect that state Sen. Ryan Zinke used the term “antichrist” in a less specific sense, someone who is opposed to the things of God and makes herself out to be a god-like figure and her political policies as authoritative as the Word of God. This is the more common use of the term.
If this is the case, there are many antichrists sitting as judges and politicians. They have set themselves up as gods and their laws as the words of a new breed of gods that they claim to be. The media claimed this for Barack Obama. Barbara Walters said, “We thought that he was going to be — I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but — the next messiah.” “Messiah” is the Hebrew equivalent to the Greek word “Christ.” Jesus warned His first-century audience: “[I]f anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him. For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect” (Matt. 24:23-24).
In order to be a new messiah means the real Messiah must be done away with, thus, an antichrist (anti-messiah) whose laws are opposed to the things of God:
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
And clever in their own sight! (Isa. 5:20-21).
And woe to any nation that puts them in power.
- Ted Peters, The Cosmic Self: A Penetrating Look at Today’s New Age Movements (San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins, 1991), 38–39. [↩]
- Donald T. Regan, For the Record: From Wall Street to Washington (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988), 3. See pages 73–74. [↩]