Question: Various people have spoken of a “Christian takeover of the United States and the world” as involving a “paradigm shift.” Could you comment on this?
Response: A “Christian takeover of the world” is neither taught nor hinted at anywhere in the Bible. Jesus certainly didn’t teach or engage in such a project, nor did Peter, Paul, the other apostles, or anyone in the early church. We are to preach the gospel and call disciples out of this world for heavenly citizenship, not try to “Christianize” non-Christians.
Revelation 13 and other scriptures make it clear that Antichrist, not the church, will take over and rule the world—after the church has been taken by Christ to heaven. The Antichrist will control all banking and commerce, be worshiped by the whole world, and will have authority and power to kill all who refuse him this homage. The purpose of the Second Coming (as distinct from the Rapture, which occurs seven years earlier) is to destroy Antichrist (2 Thessalonians:2:8) and rescue Israel (Zechariah 12,13,14). At Armageddon, Antichrist will lead the armies of the world to destroy Israel, necessitating Christ’s intervention from heaven. That hardly sounds as though a “Christian takeover” has occurred!