Errors of Taylor Marshall: Christ slaying the Antichrist

The latest video of Dr. Taylor Marshall contains grave errors on Christ, His Return, and the Antichrist.

Taylor Marshall: “Jesus Christ ascended to God the Father on Ascension Thursday from the Mount of Olives. The angel said that Jesus Christ will descend again in the same way and in the same place. The Church Fathers say that Christ will at that place and time slay the Antichrist during the Apocalypse. So the mystery of Ascension is connected to the Descension against the Antichrist. Dr. Taylor Marshall explains both the Ascension and Descension of Christ in this context. He also looks at end times prophecies found in 2 Thessalonians and the Book of Revelation.”

These claims are false as they contradict Sacred Scripture.

First of all, the Antichrist does not die. The Antichrist and the false prophet, a woman, are each thrown alive into Hell, with body and soul. Jesus and Mary are, presently, the only two persons in Heaven with body and soul united. Similarly, the Antichrist and the false prophetess will be the only two persons in Hell with body and soul united. And for that to happen, they must be sent to Hell alive, with body and soul united.

{19:20} And the beast was apprehended, and with him the false prophetess, who in his presence caused the signs, by which she seduced those who accepted the character of the beast and who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the pool of fire burning with sulphur.
{19:21} And the others were slain by the sword that proceeds from the mouth of him who was sitting upon the horse. And all the birds were sated with their flesh.

The beast is the Antichrist. The false prophet is the Jezebel and harlot of the book of Revelation, so this prophet is female. And this makes sense, in a perverse way, of course, since sinful secular society has always fought against the teaching of the Church that Popes and Bishops and priests must be male. The Antichrist, wishing for a perverse religion, a corrupt false Church, chooses to have women be fake-priests and fake-bishops in his false Church. So of course the head of his false Church will be a woman, a false prophetess.

But know this: the one holy catholic and apostolic Church is indefectible to the end of time. So the Church of the Antichrist is a separate false Church, which opposes the true Church of Christ. Neither the Antichrist nor the false prophetess will be, nor will claim to be, the Pope over the Catholic Church. Rather, they set up their own separate false religion with its false Church.

Notice that the Antichrist (the beast) and the false prophetess are “cast alive into the pool of fire burning with sulphur”, which is Hell. Since they are sent alive into Hell, they are not killed by anyone. They are not killed by Christ.

Consider the battle in Revelation against Satan and his fallen angels. Does God fight directly against them? No. Does Jesus fight directly against them? No. Michael, an archangel, the second lowest choir of angels, leads a group of angels to defeat Satan and his devils. There is no need for God or Christ to fight directly in such a battle. Satan’s power is so limited that God need only send a lowly archangel, second lowest choir, to fight and win against Satan (who before he fell was in a higher choir of angels). What a humiliating loss for Satan.

Similarly, the Antichrist and the false prophetess need not be killed by Christ. As the Blessed Virgin Mary says at La Salette:

“33. ‘Behold the time; the abyss opens. Behold the king of kings of darkness. Behold the beast with his subjects, calling himself the savior of the world. He will raise himself up with pride into the air in order to go even up to heaven; he will be smothered by the breath of the holy Archangel Michael. He will fall, and the earth which for three days will be in continual evolutions, will open its bosom full of fire; he will be plunged for ever with all his own into the eternal chasms of hell. Then water and fire will purify the earth and will consume all the works of the pride of men, and all will be renewed: God will be served and glorified.’”

The Antichrist attempts a fake ascension, after Enoch and Elijah, the two holy prophets of Revelation, are raised from the dead and assumed into Heaven by Christ. This event makes the whole world disbelieve that the Antichrist is a god. So the Antichrist must try to make some explanation, to regain his power. He claims that he is going up to Heaven to fight Enoch and Elijah. So he attempts a fake ascension, in view of the whole world. But what happens next? The archangel Michael simply removes whatever means the Antichrist is using to breathe at that high altitude and to fly upwards (the help of devils and future technology). And the Antichrist plummets to the earth, and is broken beyond repair, but also still alive.

Then the Antichrist is thrown into Hell. As Scripture tells us, he and the false prophetess are thrown into Hell alive. Christ does not kill the Antichrist. The Antichrist, like Satan, has so little real power, in the face of the power of Christ, that the Lord does not need to confront and kill him. Rather, all that is needed is an archangel, and all he needs to do is remove the means the Antichrist is using to deceive the world into thinking he can ascend to Heaven. It is one small act by an archangel, and the Antichrist and his entire kingdom falls, figuratively and literally to the ground.

The Antichrist “is perfectly possessed by Satan” claims Taylor Marshall. That is not true. For the Antichrist is guilty of the grave sins of his life because he acts with free will. Thus, the acts of the Antichrist are of his own mind and will, being committed as actual mortal sin with full knowledge and full deliberation. Thus, the cooperation between the Antichrist and Satan is not a possession of the Antichrist by Satan, but a full willing cooperation. Satan can act within the Antichrist, but not as a controlling possession, rather as partners in wickedness. If you wish to call this a type of possession, it is quite different from the usual possession, such as the demoniac in chains freed by Christ from possession by devils.

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{2:8} And then that iniquitous one shall be revealed, the one whom the Lord Jesus shall bring to ruin with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy at the brightness of his return:

The Lord Jesus does not “kill” the Antichrist, “that iniquitous one”. Rather, Jesus brings him to ruin with “the spirit of his mouth” and at “the brightness of his return”. This means that the Antichrist is brought down by a spirit, that is an angel, send by the command of Christ: “the spirit of His mouth”, who is Michael.

Then the timing is “at the brightness of his return”, meaning just before Jesus returns. For as the sky brightens before the sun rises, the situation on earth improves greatly with the fall of the Antichrist and the fall of his kingdom, before Jesus returns. So Jesus has not yet returned when the Antichrist falls from his false ascension.

When is the Antichrist thrown into Hell, before or after the Return of Christ? While the fall of the Antichrist from his false ascension occurs before the Return of Christ, he is thrown into Hell after Christ Returns, as seen in Revelation chapter 19. But it is holy angels who throw the Antichrist and the false prophetess into Hell; the Lord Jesus does not do this directly. Just as a judge who finds someone guilty does not himself escort a person to prison, or does not himself execute one found guilty unto death, similarly, Christ the Judge does not directly send the Antichrist or false prophetess to Hell, but rather this is done by holy angels at the command of Christ.

Taylor Marshall claims that the Antichrist will be Jewish. The Blessed Virgin Mary at La Salette said that the mother of the Antichrist will be a Catholic nun of Hebraic descent, and his father will be a Catholic Bishop. So the Antichrist does not teach a perverted version of Judaism. Rather, the Antichrist teaches a new false religion, that perverts elements from every past religion, especially Catholicism, in a new false Church. And that Church worships the Antichrist, who has power over the whole world: political, military, and false spiritual.

Then Daniel describes the end of the Antichrist:

{8:25} according to his will, and treachery will be guided by his hand. And his heart will be inflated, and by the abundance of everything he will kill many, and he will rise up against the Lord of lords, and he will be knocked down without a hand.

This rising up against the Lord of lords is the fake ascension of the Antichrist, in which he pretends to ascend like Christ. And then he is “knocked down without a hand”, meaning that an angel, not a human being with hands, is his downfall. And this is just as Mary described at La Salette.

Taylor Marshall errs in claiming that the Antichrist is Jewish and in claiming that the Antichrist will preach a distorted version of Judaism. This is false. The Antichrist devises a false religion, which is patterned after Catholicism, along with many elements of past religions, especially Judaism and Islam. So there are elements of Judaism, but also of many other religions.

Taylor Marshall errs in claiming that every version of the secret of La Salette says that the Antichrist’s father will be “B.” This is not true. The French version exists in two forms, one that says the Antichrist’s father will be Évêque (Bishop), and another that says his father will be Év., the French abbreviation for Bishop. Then some translators, not wanting the Antichrist’s father to be a Catholic Bishop distorted this into “B.”

My own translation of the secrets of Melanie, from the book Le Secret Du Melanie — a book that contains a version of the Secrets obtained, by the priest who authored that book, directly from Melanie herself in her handwriting. Here is the exact text: “son père sera Evêque” — his father will be Bishop.

So Marshall is ill informed by claiming that every version just says “B.” This claim is quite upsetting to me, since Dr. Marshall plagiarized from my translation and my commentary of the secrets of La Salette, which clearly says “Bishop” not “B.” Longer explanation here.

The Antichrist is from a Catholic background, and so is the false prophetess. They pervert the Catholic religion to form a new false Church and a new false religion, with 6 perverse imitations of the Catholic Sacraments. Their false Eucharist is called the abomination of desolation by Christ. They have a false baptism, false ordination (with priestesses and female bishops and a female pope over the Antichrist’s false Church), but they subtract one sacrament. I’m not sure which one.

When the Antichrist first rises to power, he closes all the houses of worship of the world. When, about 1010 days into his reign, the Antichrist is defeated in a battle, the false prophetess suggests to him that they open all the houses of worship in the world (churches, temples, mosques) and use them for his false religion, but with a new formal structure. She also suggests that no one be able to buy or sell unless they participate in this religion. And the religion uses perverted elements from Catholicism and the other religions of the world.

Taylor Marshall: the Antichrist will rule for three and a half years. He attributes this to Daniel and Revelation. But this is a misunderstanding.

The Antichrist rules for 2300 days, which is just over 6 years. Daniel represents this as a “week of years”, meaning about 7 years (6 years plus part of a seventh year). The reign is divided into two parts, the last “half a week of years” is the part where the Antichrist and the false prophetess try to destroy the Church by means of a false Church, which is a perverse imitation of Catholicism. But both Churches exist at the same time, the false Church of the Antichrist, which worships him and is led by the false prophetess, and the true Church, led by the Bishops and the two prophets (Enoch, Elijah). The last Pope before the Return of Jesus is called “Antipas” by Revelation. He is killed in the year that the Antichrist rises to power. Enoch and Elijah appear during the last half of the Antichrist’s reign.

Taylor Marshall claims that the Jews will convert to Catholicism due to the preaching of Enoch and Elijah, during the reign of the Antichrist.

My view is that the mass conversion of Jews and also Muslims (Christianity, Judaism, Islam being the only three religions that survive the first part of the tribulation) occurs after the fall of the Antichrist at his false ascension. They then believe the teachings of Enoch, Elijah, and the Catholic Christians of that time. However, I don’t think that Jews or Muslims abandon their own faith traditions. I think that they accept Jesus as the Savior, and are baptized, but that they remain essentially Jews and Muslims. This is similar to what I think happens with the Orthodox and Protestants convert to Catholicism and join the one Catholic Christian Church. They form new branches of the Church, five branches for the formerly-Protestant Christians, one for the Eastern Christians, and one for the Latin Rite Christians. Even today, Anglicans who convert to Catholicism do not completely abandon Anglicanism, but they practice the Faith in an Anglican Ordinariate.

The Antichrist is not slain by Christ. The word used in Latin in 2 Thessalonians is interficiet, which can mean kill or destroy. But other texts make it clear that the Antichrist does not die, especially Revelation 19:
“These two were cast alive into the pool of fire burning with sulphur.”

The words of Sacred Scripture take precedence over private revelation or various saintly interpretations. Clearly, the Antichrist is not killed; neither is the false prophetess. And the text that says Jesus will “bring to ruin with the spirit of his mouth” clearly indicates an indirect action by Jesus through a spirit, i.e. an angel, and by “his mouth” meaning by the command of His words.

In the video, Marshall claims that he is not presenting opinion, but the Church fathers. This is ironic as Marshall rejects the teaching authority of Vatican II, the Popes since that time, and even Vatican I and Popes prior to Vatican II.

As for myself, eschatology is highly speculative. There are only a few clear doctrines in Catholic eschatology, especially that the Church cannot go astray or lead astray, and that Christ will Return.

Can the Pope be the Antichrist? No. The Antichrist first gains power over all ten kingdoms which rule over the whole world. So the Antichrist will be a political and military leader over the whole world, which at that time will be divided into ten kingdoms only.

Mary at La Salette: “there will be wars until the last war, which will then be made by the ten kings of the antichrist, which kings will have all one same design and will be the only ones who will rule the world.”

Does Christ kill the Antichrist? No. Neither Christ, nor Michael, the Archangel, kill the Antichrist. Rather, the Antichrist makes a false ascension, is cast down by the archangel Michael, and is thrown alive into Hell.

Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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8 Responses to Errors of Taylor Marshall: Christ slaying the Antichrist

  1. Sunimal Fernando says:

    When anti-Christ comes? You earlier said 2430.
    So, don’t worry. We are not living at that time.

    But , I think, anti-Christ, Elijah, Enoch or Morses all are living in the world now. Also the validity of St. Malachi pope list. Pope Francis is the last.

    Jesus said that “It will be a terrible time for woman who are expecting babies or nursing young children.”-MATTHEW 24:19 about end times.
    Three pregnant ladies died in Sri Lanka due to covid 19 and more patients. Jesus said this the worst time for suffering of this world and never comes again. No one to cremate or burial of dead bodies in India. Brazil?

    I think, Fatima 3rd secret is near. Also the Garbandal warning. Isaiah 24 was started in 2020 March. Calculate the 7 years.

    • Ron Conte says:

      The Antichrist rises to power in 2430, and his reign is from 2431 to 2437. The Antichrist cannot be in the world today. I’ll write an article on that topic.

  2. Alex says:

    Ron, the war in heaven cannot be a past event. Why should satan await with the persecution of the woman then? It starts immediately after his casting down to earth after he loses the war in heaven.
    Let alone the word “heaven” is not exactly what we put in it today. The people at the time of writing the Revelation having limited knowledge put it all together. Sky, heaven, space, see how the churches paint the stars always they paint heaven, together with clouds.
    This is a future war not past. If we arbitrarily put past tense on only those events we like to have happened in the past, and not the other events, then we become selective preterists. I expect the war in heaven soon, and it will take quite some time, maybe decades, maybe centuries, having in mind how vast that space is. And that gives also the necessary pause in the troubles for the Church on Earth – the Era of Peace on Earth will be during that same period when the war in heavens will rage. Satan does not persecute or try to kill the Woman in that time, only after he loses the war. The logic of the Revelation 12 is iron, despite the shortness of the verses. Similar to the iron rod of the manchild to rule all nations with.
    I know you will not agree with me. Only God knows the exact way the events will develop in real. Thank you anyway for your immense contribution to the Revelation interpretation.

    • Ron Conte says:

      The battle in Heaven between Michael and Satan and their respective angels is a future event. I did not mean to suggest it was in the past.

  3. King Robert the Bruce says:

    What rank of Angel was Lucifer then Ron.

    • Ron Conte says:

      Probably he was higher than the archangels, but lower than the top ranks; he was in the middle ranks of the 9 choirs of angels.

  4. King Robert the Bruce says:

    Also Ron could you please do a blog post about the war in heaven between the loyal angels and the disobedient angels its something I would like to know more about its an interesting subject.

    • Ron Conte says:

      I don’t know enough about it to do much of a post. The war is not in “heaven” in the sense of the place where the Just faithful go after Purgatory, with the Beatific Vision, but rather in the spiritual realm. The holy angels have the Beatific Vision, and the fallen angels do not, so the holy ones cannot lose the war. They have knowledge and power from God.

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