Messianic Hope and the Rise of Antichrist
Prophecy Central Commentary
Ron Graff - Feb. 20, 2009
People often ask whether or not a certain popular person on the world scene could be the prophesied Antichrist. In a sense, any powerful and charismatic person could be Antichrist. For that reason, people have suggested that most American Presidents in our generation might be that ruler of the predicted final one-world government.
The Bible tells us that we can not know who Antichrist will be until the Holy Spirit, the One who holds back sin, has been taken away, presumably by the Rapture. People may have suspicions about one person or another, but they can not know for sure who he will be until that time.
In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8 we read this:
There have been many interesting people in the past who could have possibly become the prophesied one-world economic dictator.
In fact, the Apostle John said this in 1 John 2:18:
Recently there has been a great deal of talk, even among non-Christians, that President Obama is a messiah figure.
As early as February of 2008, Newsweek Magazine asked: ďIs Obama a (or the) Messiah? The article used this illustration from Chris Matthews of MSNBC;:
On our website, Prophecy Central, we have accumulated quite a collection of other articles that express the same thought about President Obama. Personally, I donít think he will become Antichrist, but his meteoric rise to prominence certainly illustrates how a previously unknown person could become the world leader in a short period of time.
Only time will tell what will come of all this speculation. It is not wrong to wonder about the possibility of any great person somehow becoming the predicted False Christ. But it is wrong to make un-provable accusations. One day Jesus Christ's will return to take His church away before the coming "Tribulation." After the true Christian believers have been removed, the identity of the one-world ruler will be confirmed, and people will then be forced to receive "The Mark of the Beast" in order to be permitted to buy or sell.
If you are not prepared for the future by accepting Christ as your own personal savior, please read ďAre you ready?Ē
Is Obama a (or the) Messiah? - Newsweek
Mark of the Beast
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