[Vision2020] Obama, Trump or Putin: Who's the real Antichrist?
moscowcares at moscow.com
Thu Mar 16 00:25:37 PDT 2017
Courtesy of today's (March 16, 2017) Moscow-Pullman Daily News with thanks to Nick Gier.
His View: Obama, Trump or Putin: Who's the real Antichrist?
By Nick Gier
Former President Barack Obama has been called many things: a Muslim, an illegal Kenyan immigrant, a socialist, a gay man, a sex offender and - why not - the Antichrist himself.
Nothing in the Bible, however, says that the Antichrist would start his career as a community organizer, a role that describes very well Jesus' work with the poor and the oppressed.
A local writer, referring to a nonexistent letter between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, claimed these men predicted that an ex-president would become a "treacherous traitor."
According to this writer, Obama is this person and the "Bible calls this man the Antichrist." Obama will "build an army of agitators," who will lead "marches, even riots" and will spread hatred throughout the land.
Another crazy prediction about Obama is that "the Antichrist will be a man of Muslim/Arab descent in his 40s who will rule for 42 months." First, Kenyans are not Arabs; and second, Obama, of course, governed for 96 months.
The charge above is even too much for the pro-Bible www.gotanswers.org: "The Bible nowhere says anything about the ethnicity, religion, or age of the Antichrist. There is absolutely nothing to connect the 42 months (Rev. 13:5-8) with the 48-month tenure of a U.S. president."
It is only fair to ask if Donald Trump might be the Antichrist. The "gotanswers" Christians conclude: "While Trump does possess some traits that are similar to the Bible's description of the Antichrist, the same could be said of many world leaders. In our evaluation, it is highly unlikely that Donald Trump is the Antichrist."
Many Christians notice that most of the references to the Antichrist indicate many not just one, and they follow a general, non-apocalyptic interpretation. For them an Antichrist is any person who behaves in anti-Christian ways.
I believe that inclusion lies at the core of Jesus' teachings. As the greatest feminist in the ancient world, he elevated women over his often-clueless male disciples. He stood for acceptance of the Other in his treatment of the adulteress and the Samaritans.
In stark contrast, Trump is anti-Christian in his condemnation of Muslims and Hispanics. His serial lying is not very Christian either. It is he, more than any other American leader, who has spread hatred and violence throughout the land.
Trump has expressed admiration for Vladimir Putin, and in 2008 his son bragged that "we see a lot money pouring in from Russia." Last December three high-ranking Trump advisers talked directly with the Russian ambassador.
In the 1950-60s it was common to hear from conservative Christians that the Soviet Union was the "beast," which came from the sea and had "feet like those of a bear" (Rev. 13:2).
The bear is of course the Russian totem animal, and some Revelation junkies still support this thesis. In 1999, psychic T. Case was convinced that "President Putin is the Antichrist, and that Russia is the 10-horned beast of the Book of Revelation."
There is also a second beast, which comes from the earth, and this has led to a flurry of speculation. Obama must be paired with the Pope, who for centuries was the first wicked beast. No, that's not right, because the beasts are nations, not persons. So, of course, it must be Trump's America and Russia.
There you have it, folks. Trump's ties to Russia artfully seal the deal, the first of seven seals (Rev. 5:5) on the book that Christ will open at the End of Time. And, if Steve Bannon, Trump's right-hand man, is correct about total war with Islam and China, then Christ will also break the other six seals.
After a great cosmic war, a mere 144,000 (Rev. 14:1) will be taken up to heaven and the rest of us, including millions of Trump supporters, will be lost forever.
Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
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