#1 Who is the false prophet of the end times?
02-01-2011, 11:44 AM
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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.
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.
02-04-2011, 12:42 PM
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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.An educated voter is a Liberals worst nightmare
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.
02-04-2011, 02:24 PMEducation without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
02-04-2011, 04:17 PM
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is it possible that we've missed the Rapture or there isn't one? This looks remarkably like End TImes prophecy.
02-04-2011, 04:38 PM
02-04-2011, 05:18 PM"Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
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