Skip to comments.President Barack Obama and the spirit of Antichrist
Posted on 04/07/2012 7:59:59 AM PDT by cleghornboy
In his book "Wrath of God: The Days of the Antichrist," Fr. Livio Fanzaga, known as the "radio priest" in Italy, explains that, "Atheism is the religion of the future. At its root, atheism is always a negation of God and every such negation presupposes His affirmation. Rather than saying 'God does not exist,' a more sophisticated form of atheism will assert that 'Man is God, humanity is God, God is immanent in human history and in the lives of individuals.' This is a form of religion which has assimilated the characteristics of a true religion. Adore man and satisfy the religious needs present in every human heart. Do not renounce the Kingdom of God, construct it, instead, on earth. Just as the Catholic religion tries to unite all men under a supernatural principle represented in the person of the Vicar of Christ, so too, humanitarianism strives to unite all men and to conciliate all religions. It seeks to institute universal peace by recognizing the supreme unifying authority of the Antichrist - perfect image of the immanent god in the world, the man-god. God did not become man. The man-God is the savior of the world...Benson [Robert Hugh Benson] had greater foresight [than Feurbach and Marx]. At the turn of the century he clearly perceived that the crisis of faith will not be followed by the growth of atheism but by the rise of a new religion which deifies man...The new religion will have its own ministers of cult, its own rites and ceremonies, and its own books to celebrate those rites. Churches and abbeys will be transformed into temples of the new religion of humanitarianism and the Mass will be displaced by the celebration of the new rites. The statue of Christ will disappear and in its place the statue of 'man' will be raised up in the form of 'Apollo,' symbol of corporeal beauty and virility....While churches in which Christ is still adored and Our Lady honored will be empty, those of the new religion will be filled to capacity...Man will go to church to worship himself. He will incense the altar of his own 'virility' and the statue of 'maternity' and 'continuous life.' The crisis of faith is the crisis of the supernatural. Man no longer believes in a God whom he cannot measure or control and who is different from him." (pp. 119-120).
Is there any real doubt that this new humanitarian religion is now rising? The way of the new religion of the man-God is being prepared by agnostics, atheists, apostates, lovers of this world who have embraced hedonism and materialism and who have nothing but contempt for the true Church, her ministers, sacraments, devotions [especially those to Our Lady] and the lowly faithful who have consecrated themselves to the Immaculata.
As Catholics, we pray - in the Nicene Creed - "We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven.."
All orthodox Christians believe that Jesus is the only Son of God and that, "There is no salvation in anyone else, for there is no other name in the whole world given to men by which we are to be saved." (Acts 4: 12).
But the world is being prepared to believe differently. Many are now willing to abandon the only Son of God for the new religion which will proclaim the divinity of man. President Obama, while speaking to a group of Christian clergy at the Easter Prayer Breakfast this past Wednesday, referred to Jesus not as the "only Son of God" but as "a son of God." See here. And he received applause from his audience.
What is this but the spirit of Antichrist? In 1 John 4: 2-3, we read, "This is how you can recognize God's Spirit: every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God, while every spirit that fails to acknowledge him does not belong to God. Such is the spirit of the antichrist which, as you have heard, is to come; in fact, it is in the world already."
Recommended reading: Catechism of the Catholic Church, 441-445.
Sounds a lot like communism.
The aterroom of hell.
Catholics are not known for being end-timers. When a sober priest uses terms like "Antichrist" and "Obama" in the same sentence, it might behoove one to prick up one's ears.
My pastor, the most sober and orthodox man I know, recently has.
Obama has done nothing to remove himself from the list of potential candidates for AC. In fact, as time passes, his list of qualifications gets longer and longer.
obambi is just a commie loser.
I called Obama that from the beginning.... I got confirmation of that on Jan 20th when he was sworn in and the crowds chanted "obama" as if under a trance. It was the scariest thing I've ever seen in America.
Elected leader of the world's most powerful country, commander in chief of it's armed forces, in near total control of its news sources, able to get virtually anything through its congress, adored by a large block of its citizens, creates entire departments by fiat, appoints scores of czars at will, able to select supreme court justices with minimal qualifications, and unquestioned personal fealty to him without opposition.
What, exactly, would be different if he wasn't a "commie loser"?
The liberals and fellow travelers are trying to immanentize the Eschaton.
understood. i’m guessing a lot of people have their “i knew when” moment with obama. But for a priest to say it is noteworthy. Wait, it’s beyond noteworthy. Priests don’t and can’t use such words lightly.
Well, communism is clearly antichrist. so now you are two steps closer to having an imprimatur on it.
That’s a good point.
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