Q. Prophetically speaking, if Israel–on the heels of the false peace brokered by the Anti-Christ–will then accept him as its long-awaited Messiah, then doesn’t that mean that the Anti-Christ has to be Jewish by race , religion, and heritage? There’s so much talk today about the AC being Muslim, but wouldn’t Israel reject all but a Hebrew Messiah?
A. Messianic Jews will not accept the anti-Christ and will flee into the mountains to escape, as Jesus warned them to do (Matt. 24:15-16).
Many Jews will accept Him at first, but when he sets himself up in the temple proclaiming himself to be God (2 Thes 2:4) they will reject him as well. God will help them flee into the desert (Rev. 12:13-16). Only the truly unbelieving Jews will follow him after that.