No proof, just ties to NT and OT prophesy of the end times.
I will be the first to admit, though, that we probably have it wrong. The Jews 2000 years ago knew
what the messiah would be like, without
question, based on the prophesies. They knew
He would be a military conqueror, He would make Israel great and give them the world, and other
misconceptions. They still know
this, 2000 years after they missed His coming. They're also taught (at least according to a Jewish priest
(different than rabbi) I know and have talked to about this) not
to read the prophesies themselves because they could misinterpret them and
think that someone else, such as Jesus, is the Christ. Only after you're taught and taught how to interpret the scriptures are you to go and read
Isaiah, Daniel, or Jeremiah.
The reason the worthless shepherd is tied to the Anti-Christ, though, is due to all of the similarities. Revelation 13:3, 13:12, and 13:14 talks about
the beast whose head was fatally wounded but was healed. Revelation 13 also talks about a beast whose power causes people to follow him, thinking who
can wage war against him.
6He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7He was given power to make
war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8All inhabitants of the earth
will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the
Sounds like a pretty worthless shepherd to me, leading people to damnation.
EDIT: However, Sharon
just moved his left hand and has been moving his right side. This
may be moot
[edit on 1/10/06/10 by junglejake]