Human Sacrifice In The Great Tribulation?

Q. I (we) do appreciate your knowledge of scripture and Godly sense. I know that this should not really concern those of us who are waiting for His call to ‘come up hither’. My question is; when the anti Christ sits in the temple at the mid-point claiming to be God might he will also sacrifice humans? Maybe this would be one more reason that the Jews will head out to Petra? Is there scripture that might suggest this, or is this just an over active imagination?

A. As far as I can determine, there is no indication in Scripture that the anti-Christ will engage in human sacrifice. What it does say is that his actions will cause the cessation of animal sacrifices (Daniel 9:27) that will be necessary for Israel to maintain its relationship with God during that time. When that happens the believing remnant will flee into the mountains where their eyes will be opened to the fact that Jesus is their Messiah and has been all along. (Zech. 12:10)

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