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Could China Produce the Antichrist?

The identity and nationality of the Antichrist has long been the subject of many discussions. Some believe that he must be a Jew; some believe he will be a Muslim; and some believe he will be produced by the European Union because of his identity with the Revived Roman Empire. Certainly, he will not be a false Christ, but rather he will be totally against Christ as a representative of Satan. This man must attack Christians and Christianity and attempt to destroy their faith in the Bible. He must be in a position to begin his rule immediately after the Rapture. If we are in the last days, then he must be alive today and we would probably recognize him or his name. However, he will not be identifiable until the beginning of the seven-year Tribulation period. 

Prophecy teachers for centuries have studied to identity both the origin and person of the Antichrist. Most teachers fall in line with one of the aforementioned studies. However, we are obviously missing some important clues or the identity would have been revealed long ago, or at least the origin. These clues were evidently left out on purpose to keep us studying the Word. Like the United States, China cannot be dogmatically identified in Bible prophecy. However, there are scriptures that could possibly be construed to mean either of the two. 

In the case of China, the word Sinim is called a Hapax legomenon because it only appears once in the entire King James Bible. It appears in Isaiah 49:12, “Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west: and these from the land of Sinim.” Does Sinim refer to China or some other area such as southern Egypt or Sudan? Strong’s Concordance refers to Sinim in Hebrew #5515 as “see-neem; plural of an otherwise unknown name; Sinim, a distant Oriental region:—Sinim”. 

In Daniel 11:37–39, we read a description of the Antichrist’s traits: “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.” Just a few years ago, Islam was considered the greatest threat to the free world, especially Christianity. Even though Islam is a threat, it has been overshadowed and subdued by the persistence of President Donald Trump. 

The threat of Islam has given way to China, which is involved in almost every aspect of society in most countries on the globe. Today, the People’s Republic of China is led by a Christian-hating leader, Xi Jinping. Xi can easily fit the description of Daniel 11. He became the current president in 2012, and is given the distinction of being allowed the office beyond the term limits set in their constitution. This was done by removing the clause that limits the office to two five-year terms. He is the son of the revolutionary veteran Xi Zhongxun, one of the Communist Party’s founders. He is called a “princeling,” a child of an elite senior official. “And in a clear sign of Mr Xi’s influence, the Communist Party voted in 2017 to write his philosophy, called “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era,” in its constitution” (www.bbc.com). 

Xi has effectively graduated from president to a powerful dictator in charge of the world’s second largest economy. Recently, he advised his military to prepare for war. He has become a threat to the other communist leaders in China. The regime has tried to delete (or at least obscure) from sight the treatment of political activists and opponents under Xi’s direction, even the 1989 massacre where possible millions were murdered, and the gruesome selling of body parts to whoever has the need and the money. Many if not most are from the political and religious organization, the Fulun Gong. 

“It sounds too unbelievable to be true, but dozens of highly respected investigators, scholars and government officials around the world claim the Chinese government is harvesting organs from groups considered to be political or cultural enemies of the regime currently in power. It’s no secret that there is a shortage of desperately needed organs in China (and around the world), and with tens of thousands of healthy Chinese prisoners locked away for all sorts of absurdities, experts say the government has secretly turned to the prison population as its source to fill the growing demand for organs and to provide “organ tourists” from Western nations with potentially life-saving treatments” (www.newsweek.com).

The practice of organ harvesting by the Chinese government has been reported by many other organizations. If a wealthy or influential person needs an organ transplant, they can order it from Beijing and receive a match from their countless prisoners. Only a country that endorses a leader such as Xi could be more fitted to fill the ungodly order of the Antichrist. 

The Epoch Times newspaper has dedicated much of its resources to the exposure of Chinese influence in the United States. They exposed TikTok as spyware for the Chinese government. That is why President Trump ordered the company to sell out to an American company, such as Microsoft, or be banned in the United States. In 2008, the Chinese continued to hire overseas talents to fill their “Thousand Talents Plan,” perceived as a national threat to not only the United States but also Central and South America. Xi and the communist government are dedicated to destroying the U.S. with cash obtained from the Mexican and Columbian drug cartels.

The infiltration into the espionage business has been exposed by the association of Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Chinese spy Christia Fang, a student at California State University. Furthermore, it is known that the Chinese are stealing U.S. technology by engaging university students. “Newt says China will dominate the world if tech theft isn’t stopped, ‘it’s a matter of life and death’” (www.FoxNews.com, June 22, 2020).

China is also in the U.S. real estate business even getting tax incentives. They are purchasing large parts of Detroit, getting their mitts on the auto industry. “Near Milan, Michigan, a Chinese company, ‘Sino-Michigan Properties LLC’ is planning an entire Chinese City with artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens” (www.freedomoutpost.com). China is buying land all over the globe and staffing it with Chinese citizens, and no one sees the danger of a global takeover. It is sad to say, but many politicians are resigned to the fact that China will eventually become the dominant world power.

The latest assault on the United States and the remaining world is China’s unleashing of COVID-19 on an unsuspecting population. In a pre-recorded speech, President Trump told the General Assembly that China must be held responsible: “We are once again engaged in a global struggle. We have waged a fierce battle against an invisible enemy, the China virus, which has claimed lives in 188 nations.” Even now, many political figures in our own Congress support naturalizing relations with our greatest enemy. We wonder what hold Beijing has on them! China produced the virus and then produced the safety products to combat it. In the process, they have shoveled billions of U.S. dollars into the Beijing treasury. 

It is certain that China had a hand in the illegal voting practices of the presidential election. Chinese president Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to president-elect Joe Biden more than two weeks after the Democratic candidate was projected the winner of the U.S. presidential election. He stated, “Promoting the healthy and stable development of China–U.S. relations is not only in the fundamental interests of both peoples, but also meets the common expectation of the international community,” state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Xi as saying in the message.

“I hope to see both sides uphold the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, and focus on cooperation while managing and controlling disputes,” Xi added, according to Xinhua. Xi has stated that he and Biden would work well together. The Chinese media stated that Biden would be “smoother” to deal with than Trump. 

The list of Chinese encroachments on the U.S. alone are too numerous to list in this short report, but make no mistake, without intervention of the Lord Jesus Christ we are only 20–25 years away from becoming a feudal state to China.

China has also waged a war on the Bible itself in order to re-educated the young people before they are introduced to Christ. “The Chinese government is supervising a five-year plan to make Christianity more compatible with socialism in which there will be a ‘rewrite’ of the Bible, a prominent religious freedom activist has told Congress” (www.christianpost.com). “… Some Three-Self churches have been shut down for not implementing the rule, while other congregations have been threatened to be blacklisted by the government, an anonymous source told the magazine. … The biblical commandments given to Moses, which include ‘You shall have no other gods before Me’ and ‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image,’ have been replaced with quotes from Xi, The core socialist values and Chinese culture will help to immerse various religions of China.” 

Can China produce the Antichrist in a man such as Xi Jinping? I believe it’s possible. Only the oriental part of the globe could produce a 200 million-man army. “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared” (Rev. 16:12).

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Bob Glaze

Dr. Bob Glaze is president of Southwest Radio Ministries. He joined the ministry in 1996 as general manager. Upon the death of Noah Hutchings, Bob assumed leadership. He co-hosts the radio broadcast with Larry Spargimino. Bob also sets up the tours and prophecy conferences, has led tours around the world, and writes books and articles for the ministry. Bob has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baptist Bible College at Springfield, Missouri, and an MA and PhD from Louisiana Baptist University.

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