Are New York & London Putting Up ‘Welcome Signs’ for the Antichrist?

Temple of Baal Palmyra. Photo by Verity Cridland (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)
Temple of Baal Palmyra. Photo by Verity Cridland (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic) Flickr
Temple of Baal Palmyra. Photo by Verity Cridland (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

There’s a crazy story doing the rounds of evangelical Christian media that reproductions of the arch of in front of the Temple of Baal to be erected in Times Square, New York, and Trafalgar Square, London, on April 19th portend the coming of the Antichrist. Try to make sense of this story at Christian Today:

Christians should watch out for two events that would take place simultaneously on April 19 in New York City and London, Christian author Michael Synder says.

On that day, reproductions of the arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria are going to be erected in Times Square and in Trafalgar Square. That would coincide with an occult festival related to the worship of a demon named Baal.

Writing for Charisma News, Synder wonders whether the arches to be installed would be the giant “welcome signs” for the Antichrist.

The author says his fears are based on these facts:

“April 19 is the first day of a 13-day period of time known as ‘the Blood Sacrifice to the Beast’ that culminates on the high occult holy day of Beltane on May 1,” he says.

April 19 is also the date of the Feast of Moloch, an ancient Canaanite god that is repeatedly vilified in the Old Testament.

Synder also notes a series of horrific events that occurred on April 19:

● April 19, 1993 – Waco Massacre: An FBI assault lead to the burning down of the compound of a sect named Branch Davidians, killing 76 men, women and children…

[continues at Christian Today]

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