Antichrist rehearsal added to Obama list of sins by far U.S. right

August 5, 2008

obamaberlin.jpgDALLAS – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has had to fend off all sorts of spurious Internet rumours suggesting he is a closet Muslim and even linking him to the Ku Klux Klan.

Our columnist Bernd Debusmann has written about this elsewhere. But a new line of character attack has emerged: Obama, while not the Antichrist, has provided a dress reherasal for the End of Times as foretold in the Bible with his recent overseas tour.

At least that is what Hal Lindsey, a leading figure in U.S. apocalyptic Christian circles, claims.

On Friday, Lindsey wrote in a commentary on the conservative Web site WorldNetDaily that Obama’s recent overseas tour blazed a trail that the Antichrist was sure to follow.

In apocalyptic U.S. Christian circles, the Antichrist is often portrayed as the leader of a world government who will probably emerge from the United Nations or some other multilateral institution loathed by some on the U.S. right.

The Antichrist’s rise and dark reign is believed to be foretold in the Bible, notably the Book of Revelation that is also known as the Apocalypse of St. John.

“… the Bible says that such a leader (the Antichrist) will soon make his appearance on the scene. It won’t be Barack Obama, but Obama’s world tour provided a foretaste of the reception he can expect to receive,” wrote Lindsey, author of the 1970 Biblical prophecy blockbuster “The Late Great Planet Earth.”

“He will probably also stand in some European capital, addressing the people of the world and telling them that he is the one that they have been waiting for. And he can expect as wildly enthusiastic a greeting as Obama got in Berlin.”

Other prominent figures in U.S. apocalyptic circles include Texas mega-preacher John Hagee, whose endorsement of Republican presidential candidate John McCain was rejected after it emerged Hagee had once claimed God had allowed the Holocaust to happen because it led to the creation of Israel.

Hagee sees current events in the Middle East and elsewhere as unfolding biblical prophecy and his organization Christians United for Israel is an influential lobbying group.

Conservative U.S. Christians who strongly believe in a brewing End of Times battle are regarded as a sub-culture of the broader evangelical movement but the success of the best-selling “Left Behind Series” by Tim LaHaye — which chonicles the  looming final conflict — suggest such views have some resonance in the American heartland.

Conservative evangelicals are a key Republican Party base and while they are lukewarm on McCain, Obama obviously has some seeing red.

The Huffington Post, a liberal blog and news site, did a blog on Sunday detailing liberal Christian concerns about a McCain ad campaign “The One” which they see as a code to some conservative Christians to view Obama as a kind of Antichrist figure.

Photo credit: Reuters/Jim Young (Barack Obama in Berlin on July 24)


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I’m pretty certain the antichrist just landed in South Korea

Posted by Nu’man El-Bakri | Report as abusive

The Christian doctrine of the anti-Christ consists of (and requires) the personification of evil just as Christian theology is based upon the ‘deification’ of Jesus as the personification of good; in flagrant violation, by the way, of the Torah, the Prophets, the Teaching of Jesus; and, of course, the Koran.

And the reason for both is a fundamental *failure* to understand the Doctrine that Jesus taught which resulted in his rejection by the Jewish priesthood in the first place.

That is, it was much easier and accommodating to the pagan mentality and society into which Christianity was emerging to simplify the Teaching of Jesus into nothing more than the worship of Jesus as ‘God’, rather than to engage in the much more intellectually challenging (if not daunting) task of understanding that the fundamental conflict with the Jewish priesthood was based upon the fact that Jesus taught the Doctrine of “resurrection” as a Doctrine of ‘Rebirth’ in opposition to both the Sadducees *and* the Pharisees.

More specifically, Paul’s doctrine of “vicarious atonement”, which required the ‘deification’ of Jesus, was specifically for the purpose of preserving the Pharisaic interpretation of the Doctrine of “resurrection” for which Jesus had to be eliminated to preserve the pride, wealth and political power of the Pharisees in the first place.

Thus, the fact that people fall down in worship of *any* politician or religious ‘authority’ as the personification of the “anti-Christ” is, in the *first* place, a consequence of the lies of the Christian theologians about the Teaching of Jesus.

Rather, the whole concept of the “anti-Christ” must be understood on the *Doctrinal* level rather than focusing on all of these useless efforts to determine *who* is the “anti-Christ”.

See: m/2008/05/if-i-were-anti-christ.html

Michael Cecil

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Unfortunately many, not all, Protestant ‘theologians’ spend an inordinate amount of time on the subject of Revelation, aka ‘end times’.

What is happening in some Protestant circles seem inevitable of the silly attempts to tie Obama to the anti-christ.

These are nothing but distractions that hopefully won’t gain much or any footing at all among Christian voters. Sticking to records and issues of the candidates are what is important.

Not eschatological speculations.

Posted by Tito Edwards | Report as abusive

I could remember when Bill Gates was the anti-Christ!!

The problem with this is that each of his televengelist accusers can’t do without Windows* to get their apocolyitic and sometimes useful messages out alike.

Some are even saying that Obama is a Manchurian candidate.

Oh brother!!

The message from the McCain camp – is almost a scornful approach to the Obama campaign – that may make many feel uncomfortable. All American children are told that they too can be President – McCain seems to be challenging that.

Posted by Roxanne | Report as abusive

This all appeals greatly to what I call the “stupid vote”, Mr. & Mrs. Reader. And believe me, there is a lot of that out there, as proven in 2000 and in 2004. This is also the “stupid readership” that makes guys like Mr. Lindsey very, very rich (as well as under taxed).

Antichrist? Isn’t that by definition, anyone who denies or opposes Christ; specifically a great antagonist expected to fill the world with wickedness but to be conquered forever by Christ at his so called second coming? This assumes of course, that those who believe this story will be the only ones on earth who escape eternal damnation.

I remember the not too far distant rumor of the 1990’s that the antichrist was William Jefferson Clinton. Well, no Christ-like republican could defeat him in either 1992 or 1996…even with the “wickedness” that Clinton engaged in. The purportedly Christ-like successor to Mr. Clinton barely defeated Mr. Gore. Is Mr. Gore the environmental antichrist by chance?

Who is to say that Mr. Lindsey is not the antichrist? After all, if the antichrist didn’t want you to know that he was the antichrist, wouldn’t he parade around as being Christ-like as say, Lindsey…or Karl Rove…or George Bush have done and are doing? One would think that the antichrist would only be successful if he blindsided you when you least expected it. Right?

Incidentally, Mr. Lindsey has never been proven either right or wrong about his predictions. That’s because his predictions are “scheduled” so far out into the future as to not be confirmable. As a matter of fact all predictions of the so called “end of days” are conveniently placed beyond the lifespan of the person doing the predicting. In this way, the “prophet” never has to fear being proven wrong within his own lifetime.

Let’s hear it for the “stupid vote” that these prognosticators appeal to…which I’m sure will be just as large a voting block as it has always been. And let’s not forget the “stupid listenership” that continues to feed the networks that these Christ-like republicans broadcast from.

One last thing…where does it say that the antichrist will be black or half white or half black…or a male or a female…or an American or a Russian or whatever? Oh, that’s right, Clinton was white and tall and a womanizer who frequented burger & fry joints.

Well…whatever happens to be convenient at the moment, right?

It even sounds more threatening, when the so called antichrist just happens to be running for president of the United States (or is the president)…and is a likable democrat who just happens to be ahead in most major polls (as is Mr. Obama, i.e., “the one” who defeated the long suffering spouse of the 1990’s republican designated antichrist during the democrat primary).

Anything to draw the attention of the “stupid vote & stupid readership & stupid listenership” away from the real issues that confront our great nation.

I rest my case for the defense of the “antichrist”.

Will the next Christ-like republican witness for the prosecution of the most recent alleged democrat antichrist please step forward and provide us all with the insight that came from his most recent conversation with the Grand Creator of the Universe?

Place your right hand on the Bible…

OK Jack

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2 Jn. 1: 7
7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

1 Jn. 2: 22
22 Who is a a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
I’m quite sure I have never heard Obama deny Jesus is the Christ.

Posted by casey | Report as abusive

I personally do not worry about the anti-Christ. People have tried to predict it as far back when the Bible was published. I know that Holy Bible is the greatest book ever written and no writer in the world will ever top that. But why worry about the future if you haven’t finished living today? If God had wanted this planet destroyed, it would have been done all ready. I believe that God is a liberal.

Posted by Larry Hanson | Report as abusive

Christians taught the wrong understanding of anti christ!
Body: I am still getting massive numbers of e-mails from people who fear that the anti-christ was just elected president. How can we minister to frightened Christians in deep despair? We do have the spirit of Babylon rising in our own country, and the foundations were being built long before 2008’s election.

The public is not challenging the salaries of Police and firemen unions. These organizations are not needed in our society. Yet they have taken control of New York City, California and many other cities and states. These government unions are masking their use of public employees in an organized effort to grow government and remove local control of government. Unions were originally created to help private sector employees and were never intended for gaining government power.

The Soviet Union was another massive government workers union! Our city government located in my town is entirely unionized, they represent a left wing voter block that we cannot remove in the election process. Arnold the governator tried to break California’s public employees unions power and quickly learned that they were strong enough to terminate him. When will the people in this nation see these trends? Our schools are unionized, and controlled by the left, and have educated a generation of kids who feel perfectly at home with socialism.

I have spent years writing a book to re-educate people by waking them up to the fact that we are supporting a state growing within a state, and it has formed deep roots within our most trusted institutions. This government power and abuse are a twin prophecy connected to the 3 Hebrews who were forced to fall down and either worship the golden statue erected by the state of Babylon, or die in the fire. (Daniel Chapter 3) The Idol we must bow and worship today is political correctness! If we do not do this we may be fired, or destroyed by character assassinations directed by the Babylon media. If you do not fall down and worship the image of the beast you must be destroyed. (Daniel 3) That is how they sought to destroy Sarah Palin and George W. Bush, even though Bush desperately tried to stop Freddie and Fannie 7 times.

The time has come where we cannot buy nor sell, nor have employment without our tax money being used to build this modern Babylon. They are literally building a political God of gold by taking our own money, robbing our own job. They are ignoring sound principles and offering us as sacrifices to appease their angry god.

We are like cattle (property) being lead by those we have elected to the slaughter. Our thoughts are that these people are honest humans who intend to take care of us. We are being lulled into slavery by the beast of Babylon. And they have us paying for the transportation to the train station, the ticket for the journey, and all the failing plans of scheme. They are empowering their status by allowing us to think all is well as we become enslaved to build their palaces with our sweat and money! They are actually Beastly men who have sold out their own humanity. Everybody is anxiously looking for the mark of the beast while we are being marked by the Beast through our service in Babylon with our own right hand. The mark in the forehead is not a computer chip, like Christians imagine. It is a mark of deception brainwashed into their minds, or foreheads. When did John the Revelator ever say that this prophecy was to be a marked tatto placed on the forehead? He specifically said it was a mark placed “into peoples foreheads”. the forehead in the context of scripture represents peoples intellects, and their individual thought processes. A computer chip cannot possibly force a person to go to hell! It is the selling their minds and souls to Satan becoming marked through their personal choice to follow evil.

Look how people just voted with their right hands! What kind of Beast has entered their brains? Is it not the mark of the beast implanted into their thought processes by the media? This deception causes people to sell out their own freedom! Peoples’ right hands voted for slavery in Babylon. Your right hand is the work hand! By their own will people in fear sacrifice their freedom thinking they are accomplishing a greater good. The poor are being used to justify this mass robbery done through slave taxation. Our education systems, and our health care are to become the final foundation to construct the monsters idol. Poor people become the image of the golden idol. The money Idol in which the beast hides himself behind, in order to hide the fact that our sacrifices are not for the poor after all, but actually for the beasts own glory. The poor are just pawns, and will soon become slaves to this modern Babylon after their plight is used.

I have great hope that this failing economy will not respond to Babylon’s social fixes, and things may get much worse. Christians do not comprehend what the mark of the beast is! This makes it easier for them to also be enslaved by spiritual ignorance. They think a tattoo is coming that will be placed upon their head. This blinds them from seeing the true mark! They misplace the Bible’s true meaning of the real mark. Did anyone ever notice that John the revelator clearly stated the mark would be imposed “in the forehead” and not placed on the forehead?? The forehead represents mans intellect. His mind, and thought processes being influenced by either good or evil.

The mark is spiritual, and not literal! There were not any computer chips present when Cain was marked in ancient times! The number 666 is the measurement of Nebuchadnezzar’s golden idol. The mark of the historical calendar for the Babylon system, was 600 BC. Sixty cubits high and six cubits wide. See Daniel Chapter Three verse one. Therein resides the meaning of 666. Herein is depicted Babylon’s beastly slavery as recorded in your own Bible. How did so many miss this? The measurements are written in the Bible.

I am still getting frightened e-mails from lots of Christians who believe that the anti-christ has just come to power. Millions of these people have been taught wrong meanings for the “Beast of Babylon” from self serving preachers who do not understand, nor can they properly identify this enemy within correct Bible context. Suddenly after the election millions of these people are confused and lost, not knowing where to turn for spiritual understanding! The evil one wants to destroy America. America protects Israel.

The enemy wants to remove our presence in the Middle East. This is why Sarah Palin and others supporting victory in Iraq must prepare to lead America after they learn hard lessons. Perhaps I can help re-educate willing minds when they begin to feel the hard times.. I believe God will even give ignorant people another chance. He will attempt to teach them something before he resorts to his final judgments.

I am trying to be of some positive assistance, even though I am not a writer, and require another author to help me articulate and promote my book. Help me to reach thousands of frightened and confused Christians, who do not understand what prophecies are happening, or where they can go to find the correct biblical information, to change it.
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Posted by paul gregersen | Report as abusive

You people talk about the bible like you have read it,But by your on words you condeme yourself. I will say this some people pray to the father becouse they love him.And other people should pray that their is no father.I think you should reread Revelation. Just a quick note REV 13;16,17 and then see what the bilderburgers have in store for you in 2017.

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