This is an interesting article about how a leader can formulate bias against an entire population of people based on partial perceptions. It’s the same type of mindset we will see in the beast man when he comes to power. The Scripture calls only two different people in Scripture by the term “son of perdition.” The beast man is one person called by that title and the other is Judas Iscariot – the man who was a disciple, appeared to be a pious man externally and yet who betrayed Jesus to his death. I believe this title is share between the beast and Judas because the Holy Spirit may be giving us a hint at what the beast man will look like. It could be that the beast man will:
- have the appearance of being a Jesus follower
- be accepted by the religious circles as such
- at some point turn on Jesus and be His enemy
When I see articles like this one, it makes me wonder if these are rumblings of what the beast man will do. How much do we watch for stories like these to help us highlight potential candidates for the beast man? Your guess is as good as mine…but, we know from the book of the Revelation that the beast man will turn against Christians and Jews specifically. Revelation 14:12 reads:
Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Revelation 14:12 is identifying people needing patients because of the compressing they undergo. Those being targeted, ultimately, are those who keep the commandments of God and those who have the faith of Jesus or both. This type of leadership attitude modification is one for which we should watch.