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Friday, August 08, 2008

Could Obama possibly be the Antichrist?

by Rose

I am reminded of a saying from a now deceased pastor of mine, Dr. Ernest Pickering: "If only people would read their Bibles..."

Check out this article.

"Two months ago, Vanderslice founded a Democratic PAC called the Matthew 25 Network and soon noticed that the negative e-mails she received from conservative Christians fell into two general topical categories: abortion, and the assertion that Obama is the Antichrist."

10 Comments:

  • No. The antichrist will be Jewish and the ruler of Israel.

    America has absolutely no part to play in Bible prophecy and will not be under the rule of the Beast.

    By Blogger Celestial Fundie, at Friday, August 08, 2008 12:11:00 PM  

  • Matthew, I tend to agree with you.

    Funnily enough,
    I received this in an email today:

    ____________________
    Look up Barack's name in Greek (BARAK) and this is what you get

    The New Testament Greek Lexicon
    Strong's Number: 913 Bara/k

    Original Word: Bara/k

    Word Origin: of Hebrew origin (01301)

    Transliterated Word: Barak

    Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine

    TDNT: None

    Definition
    Barak = "lightning"
    1. a commander of the Israelites


    Translated Words
    KJV (1) - Barak, 1;
    NAS (1) - Barak, 1;


    Notice the definition is “commander of the Israelites."

    ________________________

    By Blogger Rose~, at Friday, August 08, 2008 3:27:00 PM  

  • That is no use if the word originates in a different language.

    Maybe Barack is a name of Arabic origin?

    By Blogger Celestial Fundie, at Friday, August 08, 2008 11:02:00 PM  

  • Good morning,

    What you need to do is get the word into numerals whether through Hebrew/Greek/Latin or whatever. Then get your calculator out and work at it until you end up with 666.

    Simple!

    Regards,

    By Blogger GOODNIGHTSAFEHOME, at Saturday, August 09, 2008 3:20:00 AM  

  • Matthew,
    I do think the meaning of his name is interesting, especially against the backdrop of your first comment.

    Colin,
    Do it and then come back and make believers out of us! ;~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at Saturday, August 09, 2008 5:20:00 AM  

  • OK, it's not that simple. Besides I've temporarily lost my calculator. ;o)

    But for all you lot with more time on your hands than I have...

    Regards,

    By Blogger GOODNIGHTSAFEHOME, at Saturday, August 09, 2008 8:03:00 AM  

  • "It is not at all likely that the King [of the North] in question [Daniel 11:36-38] is Jewish. The region in which he rules is territory inhabited by Arab peoples who are Muslims in their religion. Their hatred of the Jews is one of the best known facts of modern life"

    Zane C. Hodges, Power to Make War, pgs 11-12)

    By Blogger Antonio, at Sunday, August 10, 2008 8:30:00 PM  

  • Antonio, the king of the north is not the Antichrist. And I do not believe he is the Beast either. These are quite different characters.

    By Blogger Celestial Fundie, at Tuesday, August 12, 2008 1:39:00 AM  

  • Then the King shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done (Daniel 11:36).

    Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)

    By Blogger alvin, at Tuesday, August 12, 2008 10:13:00 PM  

  • Rose-
    Your larger point about reading the bible is a good one.

    Too many people get their religious education from popular literature. Dante comes to mind.

    By Blogger Chris, at Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:14:00 PM  

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