This scenario keeps replaying in my head over and over and I can't figure out why it could never be a possibility. I'm hoping some of the brilliant
minds at ATS who are more knowledgeable (or logical) than me will swiftly debunk this, but I'm pretty convinced that it's possible, and if nothing
else this would make for a cool movie plot
So right before the end times, the Antichrist is supposed to reign over the planet. People are supposed to reject God, wear the mark of the beast and
other things. Then, a sequence of events occurs, Jesus returns and saves every Christian (or generally good) person, and they live happily ever after
in heaven. It's an attractive scenario for Christians, this notion that the cold world we live in is actually a Hell on Earth on the brink of
eternal transformation, thanks to Jesus' return in the very near future, which is why IMO it's apparently been preached to be the "end times"
since the beginning of Christianity.
In fact, for many Christians, it doesn't really get any better than this. The world in general is indeed hostile to religious folk and those who try
to maintain a moral compass, and life is cursed with temptations around every corner. Many Christians probably feel like they are constantly swimming
upstream in this life simply trying to follow their beliefs (probably different for those who truly walk with God-- this may be more for those who
follow out of fear).
Now, imagine one Christian individual who you may regard as extremist. He REALLY views the world this way, but at the same time wants to help other
suffering Christians out. He figures if no one does anything, they will continue to suffer in our twisted world and it could be another 2000 years
before Jesus returns.
So he decides to make the ultimate sacrifice for humanity's sake: become the Antichrist himself.
Bear with me: this is still a God-fearing Christian, only that his views are distorted to the point of extremist. So, similar to the Dark Knight, he
believes that he does what is necessary for the good of humanity, even though humanity may PERCEIVE him as the ultimate evil in the long run. The act
in his eyes is so completely selfless that he may even sacrifice his very soul to usher in these end times. But every messed up thing he does is
secretly out of love and sympathy for the meek Christians, hoping to fulfill the prophecy of Revelations and see that they get the salvation they've
been waiting for for thousands of years. He takes over the planet, learns how to socially manipulate people and control crowds, destroys all outlets
of truth online, spews propaganda showing signs and wonders, etc etc. (pretty much every PTB conspiracy on this site). Slowly eliminates our
spirituality through a palatable material scientific agenda and slowly introduces the mark of the beast once it's generally accepted by the public.
Setting the stage up for Jesus' return, he believes he'll finally give Christians the ultimate gift, at the ultimate price.
I don't know, it seems insane but certainly plausible enough that at least one person in history has thought to actually pursue this. The only other
source I can think of that mentions anything remotely among these lines is from a random Ben Fulford/Wilcock interview, in which Ben talked about some
secret, powerful and crazy groups believing in a gog/magog prophecy they were hoping to act out themselves throughout the planet. Other than that I
haven't heard anything along these lines... what say you guys, ATS???