Christianity, Rant, Religion, The Bible

Stop Interpreting Prophecy Through American Eyes

I was reading comments about the Affordable Care Act on a local news stations Facebook page today and I was shocked by some of the stuff I was reading. I was expecting everybody to share their frustrations with the prices, sign-up process, or website security, but I was not expecting people to bring up the mark of the beast. There was verbiage in one draft of the Affordable Care Act that made people believe they would be forced to have a RFID chip implanted in their arm. Most credible sites have said the ACA doesn’t force RFID implantations, but that’s another topic for another day.

There were several people on the Facebook post saying they wouldn’t sign up for the ACA  because they would be forced to have an RFID chip inserted into their arm, and that the RFID chip was the mark of the beast. People must stop reading their Bible’s through their American eyes. It seems like people think all end times prophesy will be fulfilled through America. I think just about every recent President has been accused of being the anti-christ by one group of people or another. We can be pretty sure Barack Obama is not the anti-christ prophesied about in the Bible.

I suggest you watch the video posted below:


Now that we have established that Barack Obama is probably not the anti-christ, although an argument could be made that he has the spirit of anti-christ, he is not the end times anti-christ. A few things the video didn’t mention is the anti-christ will have great political and religious authority. Obama doesn’t have either, any world leaders submitting to him? Where does he have any religious authority? The mark of the beast also coincides with worship of the beast.

Revelation 13:15 The second beast was empowered to give life to the image of the first beast so that it could speak, and could cause all those who did not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 13:16 He also caused everyone (small and great,rich and poor, free and slave) to obtain a mark on their right hand or on their forehead.

Revelation 14:9 A third angel followed the first two, declaring in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and takes the mark on his forehead or his hand, 14:10 that person will also drink of the wine of God’s anger…

Not trying to offend Catholics but a pope fits the profile of anti-christ better than any US president. The pope could be from the proper region of the world, not to mention his global religious authority, and political influence. It’s just something to think about.

The anti-christ, the beast, the mark will all be global events. Every time we get a bad president people think he’s the anti-christ and the end is soon. Whenever a freedom is taken away we cry the same thing.  Our economy goes in the toilet and people say the tribulation is starting. Remember the collapse of the Soviet Union? There were Christians in the Soviet Union and Jesus didn’t come back when they were being persecuted and were going through trials and tribulations. Stop putting America in the center of everything. America will probably have a very small role to play in the end times, we will just be along for the very bumpy and tumultuous ride. Christians in American might even have to go through real persecution before Jesus comes back, maybe long before the tribulation starts. I know that is not the popular thing to say, but it quite likely. Jesus said persecution would happen, why do Americans think he will come back before we face persecution? Jesus didn’t save his disciples from persecution, are we more special than they were?

Anyway, that’s my rant. I haven’t let go and ranted like that in a while. I hope it gave you something to think about. Just remember, especially when reading prophecy… America isn’t God’s chosen nation.

 

P.S.

After saying all of that, I won’t get a RFID chip inserted into my skin, not because I think it’s the mark of the beast. At some point I’m sure people thought UPCs, Social Security Numbers, and Credit Cards were the mark of the beast.  The idea of having a chip in my skin just creeps me out. Not to mention the security problems. You can’t stop somebody from scanning a RFID chip. Some guy could walk around the mall with a RFID scanner in his pocket and steal the data on hundreds of peoples’ chips. Even if it’s encrypted the encryption will be broke eventually and all that data will be available to the thieves. So, that is my main concern…

2 Comments

  1. Very nicely put. I’m not a fan of Obama and I do believe he is doing his best to cause our nation to fail. I needed this article and video to put more thoughts in my brain about the Antichrist.

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