There's a viral email going around that inflammatorily accuses Barack Obama of being, among other things, the Anti-Christ!
Here's the part that's pertinent:
What do you think of this?I don't know what Biblical scholar dreamed this one up, but it's probably a knuckledragging graduate of Pat Robertson's Regent University.
**The Book of Revelations**
This will make you re-think : A Trivia question in Sunday School : How long is the beast allowed to have authority in Revelations ? Guess the Answer? Revelations Chapter 13 tells us it is 42 months, and you know what that is. Almost a four-year term to a Presidency. All I can say is Lord Have Mercy on us.!
According to The Book of Revelations the anti-Christ is:
The anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40's, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything ..
Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media outlet...do it! I refuse to take a chance on this unknown candidate who came out of nowhere.
First of all, it's The Book of Revelation, not "REVELATIONS".
Second, since the book itself was written circa 200 CE, a full 400+ years before the birth of the Prophet Mohammed, it could hardly mention "Muslim" since the religion of Islam would not come into existence for another four centuries.
Third... Well, I don't need to into the long explanation here. Over at Snopes they have an extensive entry on this. Check it out for yourself and see what the truth really is, and when -- not if -- you receive this email, fight back. Inform the sender and, if you're lucky, all the other recipients of the email that Barack Obama is NOT the Anti-Christ.
In fact, if you use the diminutive for John, you can make an equally believable case that McCain is the Anti-Christ: The number of the beast is 666. Johnny (six letters) Sidney (six letters) McCain (six letters) = 666!