posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 05:55 AM
There are several problems with this discussion on both sides.
1. There is no point having this discussion with people who do not believe in God, and therefore do not take prophecy seriously. As predicted, the
world will have abandoned God in end times, and this is what has happened. You therefore cannot hope to argue this point with people who believe in
nothing but themselves and those that they see around them. Before trying to convince people that someone is the anti-christ, they first have to be
convinced that God really exists. Unfortunately in most cases, this is not going to happen either, and that is also the fulfilment of prophecy. When
the end comes, there will be very few people on the right side.
2. There will be an anti-christ but it is too soon to start pointing fingers. Some of the arguments given can also not be backed up, which
unfortunately is rather damaging to what could otherwise be a very correct theory, and in the long run this will unfortunately only cause people to be
more blind to the truth, should the man in question eventually become the anti-christ.
3. Too many people quote specific churches and beliefs in these arguments, when those are actually irrelevant. Being told that you are saved doesn't
mean you are. Unless you have a personal relationship with God, it doesn't matter what church you go to. God is there and will make Himself known to
whoever seeks Him. The problem is that most of the world convince themselves He doesn't exist, so that life is easier for them. It doesn't really
matter to those of us who do believe, because we'll all meet Him in the end, and we'll all bow before Him whether we like it or not. The only
difference is that if you have a personal relationship with God, you'll be happy to see Him, and the rest will be rather upset at the unpleasant
shock of discovering how wrong they have been. Their loss, not mine.
4. The anti-christ will "appear" as a saviour to the world and will come in the name of peace. The problem here is that people have cried wolf too
many times, and every time they come across someone they think is evil, they call him the anti-christ. This is also one of the tactics that Satan uses
so that by the time the real anti-christ does lift his ugly head, nobody will be taking the term "anti-christ" seriously any more. It's all part of
the brilliant deception. The anti-christ will first appear as someone representing good and peace, and this is why he will deceive so many. Those who
appear as evil doers straight away should never have been given the label in the first place, because it won't happen like that.
5. For the anti-christ to appear as the saviour of the world, something drastic needs to happen first. Most likely this will involve a complete
collapse of the world economy, a total break-down of fundamental law and order in the panic, etc. He will be the one who restores peace and rescues
the world, and the world will worship him instead of God. It's hard to deny that the president of the USA would be a prime candidate and would be in
a position to make this happen.
6. The other thing which must be ready, is the technology to implement the mark of the beast. As we know, this technology now exists and the concept
of a global, centralised identity is inevitable and is likely to happen in the very near future. This is the next logical step after credit cards, ID
cards, etc. All will be combined into one, and will be embedded to avoid theft/fraud.
7. As well as bringing peace, the anti-christ will unite nations and religions. One government, one religion. At present the biggest rift is between
Islam and Christianity. He will close that gap. Who better than someone who has ties to both?
In summary, I personally agree that Obama "could" prove to be the anti-christ, and in many reports his followers are already being talked about in a
"cult" way. It is too soon to tell though. All will be revealed in God's time. Most importantly, make sure you know God.