The Antichrist will be extremely intelligent, charismatic, and everything else. “all the world [wonders] after the Beast” (Rev 13:3-4). It is not Obama. I do not believe that the Antichrist has revealed himself yet.
Regarding the false prophet, it is interesting that St. Hildegard (d. 1179) wrote that when the new Pope is elected immediately before the Antichrist, a cardinal will kill the Pope before he is crowned through jealousy, he wishing to be Pope himself. Then when the other cardinals elect the next Pope this cardinal will proclaim himself (anti) Pope, and two-thirds of the Christians will go with him. She notes that this Antipope as well as the Antichrist are descended from the tribe of Dan. If this private revelation of St. Hildegard turns out to be true, is it possible that this Antipope might be the False Prophet predicted in the book of Revelation (Rev 16:13; 19:20; 20:10; ch. 13 etc.) who will work hand in hand with the first “beast”, the antichrist, to subdue the world? This possibility is also clearly indicated by Margaret of Jesus (http://www.margheritadigesu.it/pagine/microchip.html; http://markbeast.blogspot.com).
Time will tell!
The fallicy in your argument is that 2/3 of christians are NOT CATHOLIC..so the Pope has no meaning to us, other than the head of Catholic Church. We pray to Jesus directly, and we do not accept anyone else, and we do not pray to Mary. Our faith is a direct faith, so an Antichrist being a Pope would not affect us...it has to be a political leader who has a ‘PROPHET’, who is religious based...in fact a Pope could not control the computers, buying an selling or preside over a one world gov’t.
And who was it that said 'he' would be 'god'???? I think it is recorded that he received the death sentence for his extreme intelligence and charismatic pride!
The Antichrist will be extremely intelligent,
***I saw a post on another thread a while back that said something like, “Obama can’t be the Antichrist. He’s too dumb.”