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August 16, 2008



Jack Cafferty is a biased hack ... instead of being an objective journalist, he's consistently chosen to be in the tank for Obama. When McCain wins in November, Cafferty and the rest of the media cronies who have tried to cram Obama down our throats, will all be irrelevant.

smiglath predavore -X#$+

We on Xetwon, are all "right wing biased hacks" (but only when compared with Left wing socialist hacks) who realize that Obama is a RAVING MARXIST...


I like this: "but from my reading of scripture, he doesn't meet the criteria. There is no indication in the Bible that the antichrist will be an American."... Who says Obama is American? Certainly not his (long form) birth certificate!

Lord Buddah

"And there shall stand up in his place one despised, and the kingly honour shall not be given him: and he shall come privately, and shall obtain the kingdom by fraud."

"And I saw one of his heads...wounded to death; and his fatal wound was healed: and all the world was in wonder over the beast."

And they worshiped Satan which gave the beast his power: and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to fight against him?"

"And he was gifted with a mouth that could speak great & convincing things and blasphemies; and he was empowered to continue forty-two months. (3 1/2 years)"

"And at the latter end of their rule, when the transgressors have reached their full measure, a king of bold countenance, one who understands riddles, shall arise. His power shall be great, and he shall cause fearful destruction, and shall succeed in what he does, and destroy mighty men and the people of the saints. By his cunning he shall make deceit prosper under his hand, and in his own mind he shall magnify himself. Without warning he shall destroy many; and he shall even rise up against the Prince of princes; but, by no human hand, he shall be broken. The vision of the evenings and the mornings which has been told is true; but seal up the vision, for it pertains to many days hence."

There are two factors here that mark the time of this fulfillment.

Notice that the angel says that it shall be "at the latter end of their rule," i.e., the rulers that would control the area of the country once dominated by Antiochus Epiphanes. It will be in the latter end of their rule. This suggests strongly the reappearance of the nation of Syria in history. It is very striking that a nation of Syria did not exist for centuries until 1944 when the French mandate over this area was dissolved and Syria once again appeared as a nation in the midst of the world. Its history as a modern nation dates only from 1944.

Second, we are told here that it would be a time "when the transgressors had reached their full measure." This suggests the final crisis of history when transgression, or, as it is described in other places, corruption and violence, lawlessness, is so widespread and so intense that, as Jesus said in Matthew 24, it would be once again like the days of Noah (Genesis 6:11-12). This was the characteristic mark of the days of Noah, widespread corruption and violence over the earth.

At that time (endtime) a very singular individual appears. According to the description here he has two outstanding personal characteristics.

First, he is bold in appearance; "fierce" is the way it is translated in some versions. He has a commanding presence, a very intense personality, with a strong, magnetic appeal to people, thus, bold in his countenance.

Second, he is highly knowledgeable; he has the ability to understand riddles. This does not mean he enjoys conundrums or that he is good at riddle games. This is really a word describing the enigmas of life, the mysteries of life. He is a skilled psychologist, if you like. He understands what makes people tick, why they behave the way they do, and how society is structured. Using this knowledge he is able to influence people powerfully.

There are two methods of his operation revealed to us here. We are told that "his power shall be great,...but not with his own power. We learn from this that he will exercise derived power, power not his own. He borrows it from another source. But it will be great power, and will result, we are told, in fearful and widespread destruction. Especially it will be aimed against "the people of the saints," those who honor and love God in that day."

So, who is it? Who will it be?

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