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megimoo
02-01-2011, 11:44 AM
Question: "Who is the false prophet of the end times?"

Answer: The false prophet of the end times is described in Revelation 13:11-15. He is also referred to as the “second beast” (Revelation 16:13, 19:20, 20:10). Together with the Antichrist and Satan, who empowers both of them, the false prophet is the third party in the unholy trinity.

The apostle John describes this person and gives us clues to identifying him when he shows up. First, he comes out of the earth. ......."How about out of a well ?,The Mahdi comes out of a well !"

This could mean he comes up from the pit of hell with all the demonic powers of hell at his command. It could also mean he comes from lowly circumstances, secret and unknown until he burst on the world stage at the right hand of the Antichrist. He is depicted as having horns like a lamb, while speaking like a dragon.

The horns on lambs are merely small bumps on their heads until the lamb grows into a ram. Rather than having the Antichrist’s multiplicity of heads and horns, showing his power and might and fierceness, the false prophet comes like a lamb, winsomely, with persuasive words that elicit sympathy and good will from others.

He may be an extraordinary preacher or orator whose demonically empowered words will deceive the multitudes. But he speaks like a dragon, which means his message is the message of a dragon. Revelation 12:9 identifies the dragon as the devil and Satan.


http://www.gotquestions.org/false-prophet.html

Revelation 13:11-15 (King James Version)

11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
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Trance
02-04-2011, 12:42 PM
While the Anti-Christ will be the entire world's head-of-state, the False Prophet will be the head of the One-World Global Religion.

noonwitch
02-04-2011, 01:44 PM
According to Jack Chick, it will be a pope, and probably a Jesuit at that. According to him, the Catholic Church deceives it's followers into Satan's grasp, it sponsored the Holocaust, and expects it's followers to have more loyalty to the church than to their own nation. Plus, the eucharist is referred to "The Death Cookie" in one of his tracts.

Jack van Impe, on the other hand, believes that the end is near, that the anti-christ will be a muslim and that the false prophet could be any preacher from a church he doesn't agree with.


I've found Chick's tracts to be amusing ever since someone slid an anti-Halloween one in my mail slot when I lived in Detroit. I find van Impe, with his belief that the Rapture is nigh, to be ridiculous-how much money has he spent on his wife's plastic surgery, considering she's about to be raptured up and receive a new body? Plus, does the silicon stay behind when she is raptured up? The same question applies to fillings, dentures and joint replacements.

Rockntractor
02-04-2011, 01:51 PM
A Plus, does the silicon stay behind when she is raptured up? The same question applies to fillings, dentures and joint replacements.

I have always been under the impression we are given a new incorruptible body.
The old bodies will probably be sent back down as soilent green or MAN- uh.

AmPat
02-04-2011, 02:24 PM
According to Jack Chick, it will be a pope, and probably a Jesuit at that. According to him, the Catholic Church deceives it's followers into Satan's grasp, it sponsored the Holocaust, and expects it's followers to have more loyalty to the church than to their own nation. Plus, the eucharist is referred to "The Death Cookie" in one of his tracts.

Jack van Impe, on the other hand, believes that the end is near, that the anti-christ will be a muslim and that the false prophet could be any preacher from a church he doesn't agree with.


I've found Chick's tracts to be amusing ever since someone slid an anti-Halloween one in my mail slot when I lived in Detroit. I find van Impe, with his belief that the Rapture is nigh, to be ridiculous-how much money has he spent on his wife's plastic surgery, considering she's about to be raptured up and receive a new body? Plus, does the silicon stay behind when she is raptured up? The same question applies to fillings, dentures and joint replacements.

You have my permission to use my new gold cap as currency if you can beat the others left behind to it.

noonwitch
02-04-2011, 03:48 PM
You have my permission to use my new gold cap as currency if you can beat the others left behind to it.


You assume I won't be raptured up because I'm a liberal? I'm glad you don't make that decision!

Calypso Jones
02-04-2011, 04:17 PM
is it possible that we've missed the Rapture or there isn't one? This looks remarkably like End TImes prophecy.

Gingersnap
02-04-2011, 04:38 PM
is it possible that we've missed the Rapture or there isn't one? This looks remarkably like End TImes prophecy.

If you take a strict view of eschatology, we could well have missed it. The pre-trib view calls for the Church to raptured by Christ but defining "the Church" has always been dicey. There might be very few people qualified to be saved. Out of 6 billion people, a few hundred thousand might not be missed in any media-coverage type of way.

Articulate_Ape
02-04-2011, 05:18 PM
If you take a strict view of eschatology, we could well have missed it. The pre-trib view calls for the Church to raptured by Christ but defining "the Church" has always been dicey. There might be very few people qualified to be saved. Out of 6 billion people, a few hundred thousand might not be missed in any media-coverage type of way.

Well, if nobody missed them, then good riddance I say.

Gingersnap
02-04-2011, 05:23 PM
Well, if nobody missed them, then good riddance I say.

Did it hurt a lot to that 666 thing burned into your evil flesh? :confused:

Articulate_Ape
02-04-2011, 05:39 PM
Did it hurt a lot to that 666 thing burned into your evil flesh? :confused:

Nah, I was born with mine. :p

AmPat
02-04-2011, 05:47 PM
You assume I won't be raptured up because I'm a liberal? I'm glad you don't make that decision!

I'm a hateful Rethug, remember?:)

Articulate_Ape
02-10-2011, 07:34 PM
I have read the Christian Bible, a translated version of the Tanakh, as well as the Qur'an. The Jewish Talmud and Islamic Hadithas I have only read excerpts from because, while part of the discussion, they are not part of the Bible's discussion of the antichrist.

Setting aside the tripe of the likes of Chick and van Impe, and all the folks that profit on being unbelievably wrong at every turn, I would like to look at this from a perspective of observable evidence. To that end, I would like to suggest that IF scripture does contain guidance on the future (thus far unproven), then I would further submit that we know more than we knew then.

It is my opinion, and intuitive sense, that there is a far reaching global cataclysm in our near future. It is of course not the scam of global warming, but the reality of the consolidation of global power.

But where did this start? The Holy Roman Empire took its shot, and before them the "chosen people", among many others. There is no new thing under the sun; a truth this age cannot grasp. It is why PC with its multi-culturalism are the rage in the face of an ancient and patient threat to those who clutch at those very ideals.

I think we are in strange times, even more strange than the strange times humanity has faced in its past. I think that one of the reasons for this is that the "antichrist" made an equal and opposite impact to the world that Jesus Christ did. Anyone that has looked into it should recognize that there is only one man that has met that criteria and that man is Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh. His birth and ascension to power took place in the 600's (6), and if you look historically at empires and conflicts, even to this day, the question most asked by those dealing with the message of this "antichrist" is "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?"

Think about it. And think about, if this was true, how many pieces about the world dynamic today fall into place in your mind.


If you think I'm nuts, say so. If not, say so too. I'll be here all week.

AmPat
02-10-2011, 09:21 PM
If the prophecy of muslims and Christians are even partially true, then the pedo-prophet is a prime candidate. His mindless minions are rabid murderers for his fevered visions. They are the anti Christ and present evil in the world today.

FlaGator
02-10-2011, 09:58 PM
I believe that the false profit is Bernie Madoff.

megimoo
02-10-2011, 10:17 PM
I believe that the false profit is Bernie Madoff.
And The Beast Is Benjamin S Bernanke !