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Do you believe there are enough characteristics mentioned in the New Testament to indicate whom is to fill the role, or do you believe the unmasking of the great Deceiver (when realised) will come to everyone else as a complete and utter shock?
(I'm not too fussed about separating Antichrist/false prophet/beast as distinctly different entities, but if you are then feel free to do so, and provide your reasoning.)
Originally posted by atlasastro
reply to post by Dark Ghost
I think the iPod is the number of the beast and the anti-christ.
Think about it, it is from the fruit from the tree of knowledge: Apple.
It has the word pod in it which sounds like God, and if you put the i in front of God, which sounds like pod, you become iGod. You replace God, worshipping yourself.
iPod is always whispering in your ear, palying that damn devils music, that rock 'n roll evil.
Nearly everyone has an iPod, and soon you will need it to buy everything. I think. Maybe.
If you buy back catalogues you can listen to long dead evil rock stars that sold their souls to be Rock Gods.
iPod is pure evil.
Originally posted by octotom
The New Testament gives very little details about the characteristics of the Antichrist. Just that he comes as a piece maker and that he's a man. There will be two camps on people in the world once the Antichrist comes to power. Those who see him for who he is and those that blindly follow him. So, on the one hand, initially, once people realize the Antichrist's identity, people may be surprised because of his seemingly messiahesque demeanor and actions. This shock won't last long most likely because then people who realize this will know what they have to do, and they know that Christ's return would be near. The other camp of people won't recognize him for who he is until it's too late--when Christ is returning in the sky.
There are two beasts mentioned in Revelation. One is the beast from the sea. This one is the Antichrist. The second comes from the Earth. This is the False prophet. I believe that they are separate entities because in the Old Testament, sea and earth refer to two different groups of people. The sea represents the Gentiles, the earth represents the Jews. Also, the false prophet is said force people to worship the beast. Kinda pointless to say it that way if they're the same person--John could've just said that the beast forced people to worship him.
In Zechariah, the Antichrist is said to have one completely black eye. But, I've always thought that this could happen after the Antichrist receives the wound to the head mentioned in Revelation 13.
And the film must be based on some kind of myth or a lie which he makes just about everyone in the world believe or follow. The common method to bring out a lie is to wrap it in unknown revealing truth. Da Vinci Code anyone? Angels and Demons? Both?
Originally posted by watchtheashes
Hey OP the reason I'm on here telling people of the coming deception is because its truth. I state it as truth not because of opinion but because it is truth. I'm listening to some catchy not mainstream music thinking about the Star I saw again. It's not my opinion or prediction it's the inevitable. Good day.
Just out of interest, do you think this might tie in with the Islamic belief in a Dajjal? I do remember he is described as having one eye after suffering a wound. Maybe you can clear this up for us.
As this shows, the antichrist is ANYONE who rejects Jesus as having come from God IN THE FLESH and that these antichrists are ALREADY in the world. This means the idea of an endtime ANTICHRIST is not scriptural. It's an exaggeration.
In 325 the Council of Nicea decided Jesus was a deity or co-equal with God. This took away the understanding that Jesus was man who became divine but remained essentially a man. This decision meant ordinary man could not become like Jesus and must remain subservant to the Church.
To me, this decision cased Christianity to become a deviation of the true purpose and role of Jesus as a prototype of man. Consequently, the potential of each and everyone of us achieving Christ-Consciousness has been taken away from us. To me, this is the spirit of the antichrist. And it's been here since the pagan Constantine hijacked Christianity.
unless we build this thing, Earth will become completely inhabitable soon enough to leave the human life nonexistant.