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hear ya all the way, and I have thought the same before. To me, the Anti-Christ will be apart of the establishment's, ie the government, although a world wide government. His face will be everywhere, no expense would be too high to get out his message.
I feel Christians as a whole will fall in line with locked step precision, because I feel the religion of Christianity is so corrupted and distorted, that if Jesus walked up to one of them tomorrow, they would not recognize who he was.
Christ on the other hand came into this world as a outsider, and I feel that the seconded coming will be no different. The establishment will label him a criminal or insane, they will use propaganda against him.
It clearly states that many will be deceived, if all the world major religions are all deceived because they are corrupted, this would not surprise me one bit.
Originally posted by BlackProjects
reply to post by SimiusDei
Evidently you haven't heard of the rapture..Christians are gone as the AntiChrist appears. I admit Christians are mixed as to whether this event occurs before, during or after 7 year tribulation period. Regardless there will be some who will believe during the time of tribulation Rev is clear they will likely be martyred.
Originally posted by SimiusDei
This is just a little observational pet theory of mine and I figured I would share it with you guys.
As most of you know, I am an atheist. As many of you also know, I have much respect for people of faith as long as they practice what they preach.
However, I have noticed a somewhat disturbing trend among people of Christian faith.
Some of you guys have a habit of "jumping the gun" when it comes to the apocalypse. Hardly a year goes by that a good number of you guys aren't in church on 1st of the year holding vigil and awaiting Christ's return.
This is where my pet theory comes in.
I think most of you guys are so eager for the end of the world that you will fall down on your knees before the Antichrist (since he shall be the first) because you are blinded by your anticipation. As a result of this (and most of you guys being SOOOOO unwilling to open your mind and heart), I feel most of you will reject the true Christ as an impostor and possibly even feel that the true Christ is the Antichrist.
Even the bible says that the antichrist will amass a tremendous following through his proclamation of being the one true Christ. Who better to fall for his ruse than those who wait for him day in and day out?
Who knows? As I stated, I do not truly believe the events in Revelations will ever come to pass as they are told there. However, if they do, I feel very strongly that I am correct in my assumption here. But, ya never know. You guys may actually surprise me if that end does come during our lifetime.
If that end does come though, some of you guys may find "keep your mind and heart open to all possibilities" to be very good advice. You never know, that may be your god's final test for you.
Originally posted by Shawn B.
What if the Anti-Christ is really the good guy.
If God gives Satan his power and Satan gives the Anti-Christ power then Gods sending the Anti-Christ not Satan.
I feel bad for the Anti-Christ for being born into a world the already has him on the worlds most wanted list.
[edit on 23-10-2007 by Shawn B.]