Are We "Ripe" For The Anti-Christ?

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    My votes says, "Yes!".

    I'm no bible scholar, but I think the world, and especially the Western world is really psyched for the coming false Messiah...

    I see this in the direction in which my own country is going(U.S.).

    The electorate is looking for that smooth talking, great debater, who woos both male and females with all the right stuff. This person doesn't have any traceable, negative past history/bagage for the Media to feast on. This person jet-sets with hollywood, yet cat fishes with down home folks in the rural Americas.

    This person is fluent to debate international as well as domestic policy........see's all belief systems as marvelous expressions of culture.

    This person will look good, will have the no-hair-spray camelot look if a male...........If a female........she will win the hearts of homemakers and "It Takes a Village" females everywhere.

    The MSM will fall in love with this person..........anyone who criticizes this person will immediately be "piled on" by the majority. A "how dare you!" attitude will prevail against all that critique this person of charisma.
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    This leader will "burp" and the electorate will say, "Heil!". This leader will say, "jump!", and the American people will say, "How high?".
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    Intellect will be our downfall, as it will be worshipped over wisdom.........
     
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    The nonbelievers will scoff...but in my heart of hearts I know you're right. I feel it in my spirit, and can SEE the world shaping up that way as time goes on. Frankly, with each progressively-more-and-more-liberal 'electee' we send to govern us, I think tumblers tumble, and stars align and God's prophecy fullfills
     
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    Honestly, I feel it is closing in, too.

    Interesting POV... the Beast, its number is 666, right? Man's number. And the "abomination" is taking God off his throne. One point of view I heard recently was that the "abomination" is that Man becomes engrossed in SELF, that Man is the Beast who kicks God off His throne by refusing to allow God to be the supreme authority in his life.

    When in history have so many people been so consumed with self-fulfillment, "controlling one's own destiny," "doing it MY way"? We follow SOME of God's rules, but don't bother to check in with Him moment-by-moment. As if these are OUR lives, and we'll consult God when we need Him. But, if we accept the message of the cross, we are to DIE to ourselves. We GIVE UP our own goals, we clear our agendas, and say to God, "My life belongs to YOU, Lord. What do you want me to do with it?"
     
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    What IS the Anti-Christ? It's the opposite of Christ, Who gave up His rights as God to come down to earth and die for sins He never committed. He gave up His own rights in order to serve. Maybe the AntiChrist is each human being, all of us who refuse to give up our wills, our desires, what we think we DESERVE. This is about as opposite of the life of Christ as we can get.
     
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    I dont know if we are ripe for the anti-christ as you say, but I do think we are ripening for destruction. I believe that as we have exercised faith in God, we've had the ability to rely on Him when facing our enemies in the world because our enemies have been evil.

    I am not prepared to say we as a society are evil yet, because I still think there is alot of good. But I know there is a great portion of this society that has rejected the Lord. The Spirit of the Lord will not always dwell in the hearts of men. If we turn away from Him, He will leave us to our own devices to protect ourselves. We will be fighting without the assistance of God. That doesnt mean we will automatically lose any fight we are in, but it does mean we are far more likely to. I think as it is, the only reason we are not destroyed is because of the righteous. But the time will come when the righteous will be persecuted, killed, or run out. Its always happened throughout history and when that time comes, we will see the wicked wiped from the land.

    We may technically live in a secular nation, but that doesnt change the fact that we are a holy nation, built on just and holy principles. When we abandon them, we will not be sustained.

    But i know the Savior will come soon. How soon, i dont know. could be years. could be decades. but i do know that i keep humming and singing a hymn when i see everything around me. Particularly the third verse.

    "Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah, Guide us to the promised land.
    We are weak, but Thou art ablel; Hold us with Thy pow'rful hand.
    Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit, Feed us till the Savior Comes, Savior Comes,
    Feed us till the Savior Comes."

    "Open Jesus, Zion's fountains; Let her richest blessings come.
    Let the fiery cloudy pillar, Guard us to this Holy home.
    Great Redeemer, Great Redeemer, Bring, Oh Bring the welcome day, welcome day!
    Bring, oh bring, the welcome day."

    "When the earth begins to tremble bid our fearful thoughts be still.
    When They judgments spread destruction, keep us safe on Zion's hill.
    Singing praises, singing praises, Songs of Glory unto Thee, unto Thee
    Songs of Glory unto Thee."

    We live in an exciting and terrible day. The judgments will be poured out upon all nations, but the righteous have no need to fear when the time comes.
     
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    My boss is the anit-Christ. He even wears a toupee, like it covers up his horns or something.
     
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    Do what you can to "distract" him for us. There'll be something a little extra in it for ya !!;)
     
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    I'll do my best. Actually, strach that, he's not the anit-Christ. Not exactly. He's more like the anti-Christ's whipping boy. You should see his wife. I mean hear his wife, no one has met her or seen her picture. Even without a face, she's all bitch.

    I call it "good hair day'

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    'kay----I'll work on her to take some pressure of of ya---phone # ?:thup:
     
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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Said1 again.

    Heh!
     

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