Skip to comments.Antichrist (you read it right) will be peace and prosperity on Earth
Posted on 12/08/2004 11:05:30 AM PST by Alex Murphy
Bible character's rise to power is nothing to fear, says expert
GOOD NEWS! Contrary to popular belief, the Antichrist dreaded by so many Christians will actually usher in a new era of peace and prosperity, a maverick theologian contends. "The Antichrist's rise to power is nothing to fear," declares Bible scholar Jon Hornsworth of Atlanta. "He will be a unifying figure whose sound policies revitalize the global economy and put an end to international conflict."
Most people familiar with End Times prophecies in the Book of Revelation assume the Antichrist will be an evil dictator. But that's dead wrong, the expert says. "Nowhere in the Bible is the word 'evil' used to describe the Antichrist," Hornsworth notes. "For that matter, 'Antichrist' isn't in there either -- the Bible calls him the Beast. That suggests a being like the one in the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast -- fearsome and misunderstood, but ultimately turning out to have a heart of gold. "I anticipate a figure like Julius Caesar -- a strong but fair leader. He'll impose stability over much of the world."
"Under his rule, we can expect to see expanded free trade, translating into job growth and an improved standard of living for Americans." As for the Antichrist's scary reputation, Hollywood shares much of the blame, Hornsworth points out. "You have movies like The Omen where the Antichrist is depicted as a creepy brat who murders people. Nothing like that is in the Good Book."
One of the most unsettling Antichrist prophecies concerns the Mark of the Beast. "He causes, all both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead," the Bible states, adding that only those with the mark will be able to buy or sell. (Rev. 13: 16-17). Many modern Bible scholars believe this "mark" refers not to a physical brand but rather to an implantable microchip. Hornsworth agrees -- but argues that will be a good thing. "These chips will allow citizens to withdraw money from the bank, to purchase groceries and make other financial transactions without using cash," he explains. "Imagine the convenience and efficiency of that. Also, when scanned, your ID chip will provide 100 percent proof of who you are -- making identity theft a thing of the past. "The technology will also be used at security checkpoints, helping to defeat global terrorism."
Hornsworth has failed to convert many colleagues to the view that the Antichrist is a good guy. Says a skeptical Methodist minister: "I suppose next he's going to tell us that the Whore of Babylon won't be 'easy.' "
Are we even allowed to post from the Weekly World Spews??
Gee golly. How swell. Well, I'll let this guy kiss the Antichrist's ass. Count me out.
Gee, and William the Impeached failed all three tests. Guess that knocks HIM out...
After living in Atlanta for 6 years I can vouch for the fact that it is a hot-spot of idiocy.
"This guy" is a figment of the author's imagination.
I liked WWN better when they were going on about the Face on Mars.
But will the Braves win another World Series?
Governments, not Wars, are the biggest killers in human history. Stalin & Mao killed more of their own citizens during "peace" than were killed during wartime. So a world at peace & with a unified government is not necessary a good thing.
Sounds as if the AntiChrist will get the Democrat nomination in '08?
They're only printing this because Bat Boy is the antichrist. Leave it to the MSM to trumpet their own agenda!
"World Peace" is for sale and all it costs is eternal damnation? Hot Dang!
MSM??? You insult WWN by categorising them with ABC|CBS|NBC|CNN ...
But will the Braves win another World Series?
This guy is already one of the first to be decieved. Of course the antichrist will appear to be a great guy, after all he will mimick Christ. However, even Satan himself appears as an angel of light. He uses the truth mingled with lies to entrap people. Satan's goal is to replace Christ. He will imitate Christ in every way that he can in order to decieve. Satan's goal is to be worshipped in place of God. He will be charismatic, intelligent, and appear to want and be able to "solve the world's problems". He will use benign technology and twist it to his own purpose; as with the mark of the beast. He will even try to imitate the death and resurrection of Christ. The difference will be that Christ himself died and was resurrected. In the caseof the antichrist, the man will die then Satan will indwell the dead body and claim he resurrected himself. But it will not be the soul of the antichrist in the body, it will be Satan's. But people that are waiting for a supernatural sign as proof of God will fall victim to his deceptions. Now tell me the antichrist is a good guy. He is the great deciever, and people are already being decieved about him before he is even revealed. It will be no wonder that he will decieve so many during that time. Sad, sad, sad.
"Tonight's top story, Bat Boy, the visionary genius destined to revive a floundering Democrat Party, has thrown his wings into the ring!"
"Vote for me in '08!"
And did he get his scholarship through one of those diploma mills?
The anti-Christ is Bat Boy.
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