This message was preached by Pastor Chuck Baldwin on Sunday, March 6, 2022, during the service at Liberty Fellowship.
I really appreciate that Pastor Chuck Baldwin teaches the historical fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9 and Messiah’s Olivet Discourse, so I hoped that he was understanding the historicist perspective of prophecy fulfillment in regard to 2 Thessalonians 2, John’s epistles and Revelation.
Someone sent him my trilogy of Bible Prophecy Decoded books and I prayed that he would be able to see the truth about the fulfillment of Revelation and use his platform to proclaim it to the world!
So it’s with great sadness that I listened to his video and am writing this review, because his explanation is off-target.
In this review, I show the key statements that he gives which I disagree with, I give a summary of how the prophecies are fulfilled and then provide links to verse by verse explanations.
Dr. Chuck Baldwin of Liberty Fellowship makes his argument against the false narrative of futurism, but ignores with witness of historicism!
How does he not understand that the great theologians of history (Albert Barnes, Adam Clarke, John Gill, Matthew Poole), who have written whole Bible commentaries, point to the historical fulfillment of 2 Thessalonians 2 and Revelation by the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome?
How does he ignore the witness of Pastor Henry Grattan Guinness, who wrote the books ‘Romanism and the Reformation‘ and “History Unveiling Prophecy’ to counter the false, futuristic explanations which were starting to take hold in the church in the late 20th century?
How does he ignore the witness of E.B. Elliott who wrote Horae Apocalypticae, a 2,500 page work with 10,000 citations?
How does he not understand how Popes fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn’ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition’ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘antichrist beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome? All of the Protestant Reformers proclaimed it! The saints who have gone before us have testified about it, some paying for their witness with their blood!
The witness of Scripture and the saints proves that the antichrist beast, the son of perdition, is fulfilled by the office of the papacy; which disproves Chuck Baldwin’s declaration that is a Satanic system not a man.
He seems to be a preterist amillennialist as he’s not giving the historicist explanation and he says that Satan has been bound since the first century. But in Revelation we can see the dragon, Satan, empowering the leaders of the different phases of the Roman beast kingdom.
The little horn of Daniel 7 is pointing to a man who has a mouth that speaks very great things and great words against the Most High. The Popes rose to power over the ten kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire. They proclaim to be God on earth, to forgive sins and provide salvation; but teach a false gospel.
Revelation 12 describes the Roman Emperors being used by Satan to try to wipe out the early church during ten persecution periods that lasted until 312 AD. That’s 280 years from when Messiah died, which mimics the human gestation period, as the birth of the earth church was painful, especially the last part during the tenth persecution period from 303-312 AD.
The Revelation 13 sea beast describes the Satan-empowered antichrist beast Popes of Rome who had civil authority for 1260-years from 538-1798 AD, during which they caused tens of millions of saints to be tortured and killed during the Dark Ages and Inquisition. They banned and burned the Scriptures to hide the true Gospel.
The Revelation 13 earth beast describes the Satan-empowered false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals, the black popes, who control the Roman beast kingdom in the end-times. The two horns of Revelation 13:11 point to two leaders who feign to be priests of Messiah (like a lamb) but really serve Satan (the dragon) to make war with Messiah and His saints.
Dr. Chuck Baldwin of Liberty Fellowship says that the beast of revelation is not ‘the antichrist’
Chuck Baldwin cites theologian Adam Clarke, who I admire and have read many of his writings. Chuck says that Clarke proclaims that any system that is opposed to Christ is antichrist, implying that it’s not a man.
Though its true that any thing that opposes Christ is antichrist, the term antichrist doesn’t just mean ‘against Christ’ but it also means ‘in place of Christ.’
Adam Clarke points to the leader of the Latin church, the Pope, as the man who is empowered by Satan. He blasphemes against the Heavenly Father by proclaiming to be god, to forgive sins and provide salvation.
Messiah said that many false prophets would come in His name. The Popes of Rome have proclaimed to come in the name of Jesus, calling themselves the ‘Vicar of Christ.’
The Popes proclaim to be the high priest that leads Messiah’s church but they teach a false gospel of works through the sacraments and that Mary is the intercessor to the Father; which is anti-Christ and has deceived billions of ‘Christian’ Catholics, leaving them lost in their sins.
The Popes made war with the saints during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition, killing tens of millions, fulfilling the prophecies about the little horn of Daniel 7 and the beast of Revelation 13.
Dr. Chuck Baldwin of Liberty Fellowship says that Ezekiel 38-39 is about Antiochus Epiphanes.
How would Gog and Magog in Revelation 20 be about a Grecian leader who lived over two millennium ago???
Chuck Baldwin understands the deception about the Zionist state of Israel, but he doesn’t get that Lord Rothschild is Gog and the Khazar Jews are Magog. They are Jews by religion not blood. They revere the Satanic Babylonian Talmud and Egyptian Kabbalah, and use the sorcery to steal, kill and destroy.
They are the Jews that Messiah foretold in Revelation 3, who say they are Jews but do lie and are of the synagogue of Satan.
The Prime Ministers of Israel all came from Russia or Poland, which are the primary places that the Khazar Jews fled to when they were pushed out of Khazaria. And they changed their last names to sound more Jewish.
Gog and Magog, Lord Rothschild and the Khazar Jews, have already come against the land of unwalled villages in Palestine. They have already stolen most of the land and killed many of the residents. And they have turned it into the most walled-up, gated place in the world, where they carry out genocide against the Palestinians.
After the antichrist beast Pope and the false prophet Jesuit Superior General are effectively captured per Revelation 19:20, Satan will stir up Gog and Magog, Lord Rothschild and the Khazar Jews, to come against Messiah’s saints.
It will pit the fake Khazar Jews of physical Jerusalem against the true Israelites, those who have a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son, who are called Holy Jerusalem.
Dr. Chuck Baldwin of Liberty Fellowship says that the man of sin, the son of perdition, in 2 Thessalonians 2 is Satan.
He says that Judas was called the son of perdition because Satan entered him. This is true, but his explanation that the son of perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2 is Satan, serves to hide that a son of perdition is a person who feigns to be a follower of Messiah but is really a betrayer.
This is what the Popes of Rome do, as they proclaim to lead Messiah’s church, but they teach a false gospel and they historically have caused tens of millions of saints to be killed during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition. And now the Pope teaches that all religions lead to the same god.
Dr. Chuck Baldwin of Liberty Fellowship points to the fallacy of futurism and the concept of a one-man antichrist sitting in a rebuilt temple.
Futurism was created by the Jesuit priests in the 16th century to counter the Reformers, who properly identified the Popes of Rome as fulfilling prophecy as the son of perdition and the antichrist beast, who leads the harlot church of Rome.
Pastor Baldwin rightly points out the fallacy of futurism, but he ignores the historicist explanation of how the Popes of Rome are the antichrist beast of Revelation who leads the harlot church of Rome.
The Jesuit priests also created the false narrative of preterism, which proclaims that the prophecies in Revelation were fulfilled in the first few centuries.
The Popes have already proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins and to provide salvation, which is blasphemy.
The Popes proclaim to lead Messiah’s church, thus they sit in the temple. The Popes sit in ornate basilicas, supposed Christian temples, which are full of graven images and symbols of the worship of the pagan gods of the Babylonian Mystery Religion, thus the Roman Catholic Church’s name ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great.’
Their basilicas are full of the goods that are described in Revelation 18.
Dr. Chuck Baldwin of Liberty Fellowship says that Satan is proclaiming a false gospel.
How does he not see that the Satan-empowered son of perdition, antichrist beast Popes are false prophets, fake priests of Messiah, who preach a false gospel which has deceived billions of Catholics???
Those who revere (mark on forehead) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast Popes have the mark of the beast on them. Today, that includes 1.3 billion Catholics. But Chuck Baldwin’s explanations are hiding this truth!
Dr. Chuck Baldwin of Liberty Fellowship says that the Holy Spirit is the restrainer of 2 Thessalonians 2.
If it was the Holy Spirit, Paul would have just said that. But he couldn’t say that it’s the Roman Emperor who was restraining the son of perdition Popes from taking power, as that would have invited more persecution.
Daniel, Paul and John all pointed to the Popes of Rome rising to power after the restrainer, the Western Roman Emperor, was removed from power. This took place in 476 AD during the fourth trumpet judgment. The son of perdition Popes were given civil and ecclesiastic authority shortly afterward in 538 AD.
Dr. Chuck Baldwin of Liberty Fellowship says that Paul is not pointing to a singular apostasy.
Chuck Baldwin is effectively hiding the falling away that took place in the fourth century, when Constantine and the Roman bishops created Romanism, the false Christian religion which Satan uses to deceive people in the name of Jesus Christ.
After centuries of harsh persecution, many fell away from the Scriptural faith and followed the man-made doctrine of Roman Christianity, which still affects believers today. It’s the false Christian religion of the antichrist beast Popes, which has deceived billions of Catholics.
Dr. Chuck Baldwin of Liberty Fellowship points to Darby and Scofield promoting futurism.
But he fails to point out that the false, futuristic teachings of Darby and Scofield serve to hide the truth of historicism, which is what the Protestant Reformers and the great theologians of the 16th-20th centuries proclaimed.
The protege of Cyrus Scofield was Lewis Sperry Chafer, who when Scofield died, took over as pastor of his church. Chafer then went on to found Dallas Theological Seminary, from which the leaven of the Jesuit’s futuristic deceptions have spread around the world.
The antichrist beast Pope empowered the Jesuits in the 16th century to counter the Reformers, by creating the false narrative of a futuristic one-man antichrist in the end times.
Dr. Chuck Baldwin of Liberty Fellowship is misleading people about the fulfillment of Daniel, 2 Thessalonians 2 and Revelation.
The bottom line is that Chuck Baldwin is effectively hiding the antichrist beast Popes and the false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals!!!
He proclaims that they’re not men, but a system.
Revelation 13:11 is pointing to two leaders (horns), the false prophet Jesuit Superior General and the antichrist beast Pope, the black pope and the white pope; who feign to be priests of Messiah (like a lamb) but really serve Satan (the dragon) to make war with Messiah and His saints
We see these two leaders again in Revelation 19, as the two leaders of the end-times earth beast phase of the Roman beast kingdom, the antichrist beast Pope and the false prophet Jesuit Superior General, are captured by Messiah.
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Whether you’re a novice at Bible prophecy or someone who has studied it extensively, I provide an explanation that is easy to understand yet has the depth of verse by verse explanations to provide you the evidence you need to prove it out.
Here’s a link to YouTube videos about the fulfillment of 2 Thessalonians 2 and Revelation.