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A brief lesson on the antichrist and technology


A brief lesson on the Antichrist for anyone interested:

The Spirit of Antichrist is extremely dominant in the minds of our nation. It permeates the political, economic, religious, corporate, and mass-communications worlds we all live-in. The influence of that evil spirit is quite existential. The topic is Biblical and it is very serious. One alarming problem is that Christians have acted more blind to this reality over the past few years than I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. So a lack of discernment is arguably one of the greatest deficiencies of our times in the church-world.

But there is another problem on the other side, among those who are properly concerned about this evil influence.

I do not write the following to in any way leave the impression that this is not a serious subject that should be treated with respect. I do, however, want to address another side of the issue that I also find troubling.

Here goes:

The Antichrist is not credit-cards, but he may conceivably use some credit-cards. I recall during my second year of college that a musician in the church I attended in Tulsa, insisted to me "credit-cards are the Antichrist! Flee the Beast from the Sea!" Yes, that did happen on a Sunday morning.

The Antichrist is not U.S. cash, either, but he may conceivably use some cash in a store some time.

The Antichrist is not Bitcoin or any other digital currency, but he may own or spend some from his digital wallet, and I suspect use some form of digital currency as a means to control people.

The Antichrist is not guns, but he will probably shoot them very often, or order others to shoot them at innocent people.

The Antichrist is not the military, but he will certainly control one.

The Antichrist is not the institution of government (which was a gift from Father God), but he will be popularly elected by foolish, idolatrous voters who ignore Exodus 18:21 and through their disobedience as a necessary aid, he will eventually control one.

The Antichrist is not a vaccine, but he may conceivably force people to take one.

I have noticed over the last many decades that many folks have very strange ideas about the Antichrist that aren't really rational, much-less Biblical.

Let me help you with another example: pornographers and child sex-trafficker's use e-mail ten-thousand times a minute to allure men, women and children into their dark, sick world.

But the technology of e-mail is not human. E-mails are not living-beings with souls. E-mails are just electronic messages. So the technology is not sinful, evil, holy or righteous.

It is just a tool.

It is inanimate.

It is not sentient and can not commit a sin.

Your grandmother uses the tool of e-mail (when she can remember how to turn-on the interwebs machine). Her use of e-mail to send you a "if you love Jesus you will forward this to 1000 people" meme does not make her guilty of the sin of pornography. (I will agree it may make her tiring).

Now take these extremely simple truths (what should be extremely simple truths, in my opinion) and apply them to every other tool I listed above, and refrain from demonizing these tools that wicked persons (like the Antichrist) might use as though the tool itself is a sentient being with demons riding upon its electrons.

It is ok to use technology in a righteous way.

You don't have to take the path of the Amish to be a good follower of Jesus.



Big Tech censorship has been expanding beyond just Conservatives… Christians are next.

While many of us have been warning about the coming persecution of Christians, I don’t think any of us thought that it would be ramping up so quickly. While we are luckily not facing physical persecution yet, such as beatings or death, we are facing censorship, deplatforming and even jail time in some instances. These are just the birth pangs of what is coming next.


While we still have a voice here at The GateKeepers, we are doing everything that we can to bypass the algorithmic walls put up by Big Tech and the Social Media companies like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Our videos used to get thousands of views across all of our platforms, while now they are being throttled and hardly getting distributed at all. An added wrinkle is that, while our video content is seeing lower views, traffic to our website has never been higher. Over the past year we’ve seen a 700% increase in traffic, and it’s been amazing to experience this kind of growth. Because of this, we’ll be launching GKTV very soon, hosting all of our shows exclusively on our platform.


While The GateKeepers started out as nothing more than a blog for me to post my articles, it has now expanded into a podcast network featuring fifteen shows, a publishing company that has published three books over the past year and we are now hosting conferences on a regular basis. We’ve seen the addition of contributors to The GateKeepers such as Denise McAllister, Pastor Cary Gordon, Pastor Ken Peters, Dr Mike Spaulding, Dr Bobby Lopez and many other amazing Christian leaders. Our lineup of shows has expanded, as well, featuring shows such as The Shining Light Podcast, Conversations with Jeff, The Big Brown Gadfly, Battlefront: SouthGate and The Verum Monitae Report with Dr Mike Spaulding, in addition the the several other shows we also carry on The GateKeepers.

While we’ve seen some amazing growth and expansion, we are also working hard to make this be a long-term play, and with that comes with how to fund our work here. I’ve intentionally not turned The GateKeepers into a non-profit organization because I don’t want to become beholden to the government, and I also don’t want to be focused on sending out fundraising letters constantly begging for money like most non-profit ministries do.


Instead, we have our online book store, are hosting online conferences and have our Plugged In membership program. Right now we are funded exclusively through these three different avenues. We are especially excited about our Plugged In membership, as this brings so much added value to you as a thank you for supporting our work here at The GateKeepers.


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