Neither We, Nor Michele Bachmann, Are Anti-Catholic

MILWAUKEE (RNS) Recent news reports have thrust the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) into the middle of a presidential campaign. What has catapulted this relatively small Lutheran church body into the media spotlight is the fact that, until recently,...

Pope Links Violence in God’s Name to Antichrist

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Violence committed in the name of God or religion is a “favorite instrument of the Antichrist,” Pope Benedict XVI writes in a new book on the life and teachings of Jesus. “Violence does not build up the kingdom of God, the kingdom of humanity,”...

Who’s Going To Be the Anti-Christ Today?

In 1970, evangelical author Hal Lindsey penned a book that became a staple of Christian end-time table talk. The title said it all: “The Late Great Planet Earth.” In this book, Lindsey laid out the now all-too-familiar scheme of end-time paranoia, which...

Jimmy Carter is not the Anti-Christ

In his book “The Cost of Deception,” John Williams noted that over the years many people have been accused by religious leaders of being the anti-Christ. Among the false predictions he outlined were two about Jimmy Carter. According to Williams, prophecy...