First off, I believe, as others do, that the "third anti-christ" predicted by Nostradamus was Sadaam Hussein. He fit the bill completely and was
defeated. But that doesn't mean that there are not other political figures who are imperialistic and who can potentially start a major war. Red
China, which is more formidable than Iran (who is allied with Syria), plans to conquer Taiwan; this will at the very least destabilize that entire
region of the world. A Chinese general boasted that they have missiles that can reach every American city. These are issues that many are
understandably very concerned about.
Originally posted by eRauzed
My argument is that the anti-christ is not just the one who disproves Christianity but also the one who disproves or debunks if you will, the concepts
behind modern day religion.
You make sense.
Any spiritually powerful figure who does not accept Jesus as God and/or who disproves Christianity would indeed be considered an anti-christ or at
least a major demonic figure by many if not most Christians.
No doubt about that.
As far as a spiritually powerful figure who would want to rule this world, that in itself is an oxymoron. No one of that caliber would want to rule
Only primitive souls strive to rule a largely decadent society.
Originally posted by eRauzed
Is this necessarily a bad thing though ? Personally I think if this is what/who the Anti-Christ really is then they are doing us a big favor. The
worlds wars are religiously started or enflamed. Who knows we might actually show some love to each other.
The transition to The New Way would entail a very bloody revolution, as most would resist that change vehemently. It would eventually be better for
those in the new spiritual paradigm, but it would take years of strife before that happened.
Nonetheless, as has occurred before, when traditional faiths spiral down in energy and influence, essentially falling apart - as the Christian
churches have largely experienced in Europe - and moral degradation increases in general, it indirectly paves the way for new systems of thought to
emerge and take root.
And that is a very good thing.
The end times leading to better times.
The discarnate speaker known as Seth, who channeled through the late Jane Roberts in the 1970s, claimed that he was the soul of, among other things, a
minor Catholic pope.
Seth felt that the next major religious figure would be known as a great psychic and that he would not be Christian (i.e., he would not espouse that
Jesus is God). Moreover, he would not strive to unite the world's religions, but undermine them. (Just like your idea of someone debunking the
concepts of modern day religion.) In doing so, a new system of spiritual thought would be cultivated in the process.
Right there, by your definition, would be an example of an anti-christ, at least to Fundamentalist Christians.
[edit on 12-1-2008 by Paul_Richard]