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Coming Soon: Global Bank / Antichrist?

Discussion in 'News Stand' started by Chad, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Coming Soon: A Global Central Bank

    Based on the international monetary fund, the creation of a global central bank will be announced soon. It will be owned by the Central Banks of the various individual countries.

    It's the weekend again here in the west so the European and American banks will be the last to come on board as the drive for financial stability is led by Asian Banks who are fed up with being jerked around by EuroAmerican internecine warfare.

    The impetus for this new banking entity is the same as was the impetus for the creation of central banks to begin with. As each nation issued it's own currency and each bank within each nation created it's own currency, before long the marketplace for money and credit was so unstable that it was impossible for business to continue. Financial and fiscal stability are essential for business to operate efficiently and are also essential for any marketplace to function free from theft, fraud and other coercive actions.

    If governments were able to control themselves excercising, moderation and restraint in monetary affairs, then it might be possible for governments to continue to issue currency and regulate it's value, but long and deadly experience has helped us learn over the ages that politicians and the governments they create are seldom if ever given to self restraint.

    Well watch the news, the announcements will be forth coming a little bit at a time, but now you can see the future biding it's time in the actions of today.

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    "Is Barack Obama the antichrist?"
    article: gotquestions.org

    Typically, there are at least two inherent flaws when this question is asked. First, in the United States, and surely other nations, many seek to demonize those with whom they disagree politically. Calling a man the antichrist is essentially declaring him to be Satan incarnate. Some on the far right were convinced that President Bill Clinton was the antichrist. Some who hold to far left political views were convinced that President George Bush was the antichrist. Now, those who disagree with the political views of Barack Obama are throwing the antichrist label at him as well. This political demonization is ridiculous, as the biblical indicators of who is the antichrist have nothing to do with conservative or progressive politics. Second, Christians in the United States tend to forget that the end times revolve around the nation of Israel, not the United States. The Bible nowhere explicitly prophesies the existence of the United States. While the United States may have a role in the end times and/or with the antichrist, it is just as possible that the United States will not even exist in the end times.

    There is rampant misinformation being spread around that makes unbiblical statements about the antichrist, attempting to create links with Barack Obama. One of the most common states that the antichrist will be a man of Muslim/Arab descent, in his 40s, and will rule for 42 months (close to the length of a U.S. presidency). The Bible nowhere says anything about the ethnicity, religion, or age of the antichrist. Further, Barack Obama vehemently denies accusations that he is a Muslim, and he is not of Arab descent. The “42 months” concept is taken from Revelation 13:5-8, but there is absolutely nothing to connect the 42 months with the 4-year (48 months) tenure of a U.S. President. Intentional misinformation like this is deceptive and counterproductive. It likely will, in fact, make it more difficult to recognize the true antichrist once he appears on the scene.

    With the distractions and misinformation put aside, that still leaves the question—is Barack Obama the antichrist? First, let’s look at a few things that argue against Barack Obama being the antichrist. Many Bible scholars believe that the antichrist will be of Jewish descent, as he would have to be a Jew to claim to be the Messiah. Barack Obama is the son of a white, non-Jewish mother, and a black, non-Jewish, Kenyan father. Also, Barack Obama claims to be a Christian and claims to have faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior. While anyone can make such claims, it seems highly unlikely that the antichrist would even claim/pretend to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

    Let’s look at a few items that the Bible ascribes to the antichrist that are similar to traits possessed by Barack Obama. Barack Obama is undeniably a charismatic, intelligent, determined, and revolutionary individual. Often, hundreds of thousands of people attend events when Obama speaks. Believing him to be a great leader is one thing, mass-hysteria and complete devotion are another thing entirely. Barack Obama seems to have the ability to lead and inspire millions of people. The antichrist, who will be the leader of a one-world governmental system in the end times, would have to also possess such traits. It will take just such a person to deceive the entire world in the end times (2 Thessalonians 2:11). The Bible prophesies that the antichrist will come to power peacefully (Revelation 6:2), will rule the earth in a time of tremendous peace and prosperity, which will then be followed by the evil and devastation of the end times (Revelation chapters 6-19). Barack Obama’s message of world unity and peace is similar to what the Bible says about the beginning of antichrist’s reign. Further, Barack Obama seems to favor a “big government” approach to solving the world’s problems. While the end times one-world government is far beyond anything that Obama is proposing, his view of government does lead in that general direction.

    Probably the most important factor in identifying the antichrist is the nation of Israel. The Bible teaches that the antichrist will create a 7-year peace covenant with the nation of Israel, but then break the covenant after 3.5 years (Daniel 9:27). The antichrist will then essentially attempt a second Holocaust, annihilation of the nation of Israel and Jews around the world. Barack Obama has stated his strong support for the nation of Israel. Obama claims that he will come to Israel’s defense should it be attacked. At the same time, Barack Obama has made some unclear statements regarding his support of Israel. Obama has had relationships with individuals and groups that have anti-Semitic tendencies. This claim of support for Israel, contradicted with dubious statements and troubling relationships, does seem reminiscent of what the Bible says about the antichrist and the nation of Israel.

    So, is Barack Obama the antichrist? While Obama does possess some traits that are similar to what the Bible says about the antichrist, the same could be said for many of today’s world leaders. Further, there are serious questions regarding whether it is even possible that the antichrist could be a non-Jewish / non-Semitic person. As with many of the powerful people in the world today, the answer to the question, “Is Barack Obama the antichrist?” has to be “wait and see.” Second Thessalonians 2:3 states that the antichrist “the man of lawlessness” will be revealed – it will be abundantly clear who he is when the time comes. Rather than speculating and demonizing, our responsibility is to be wise and discerning, based on what the Bible says about the antichrist.

    Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

    And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?” (Revelation 13:1-4)
     
  2. Coming soon: Global bank/Antichrist

    Chad, thank you so much for this insight and clarification. Jesus said that even the elect will be deceived during these last days. Followers of Christ have to be careful, be sensitive to the Spirit of God that they may be able to discern and not to be carried away in propaganda.
     
  3. My question is, how long can a global central bank be in existance until the antichrist comes to use it to set up a mark? Wouldn't it be possible for a global bank to operate for many years without an antichrist?
     
  4. Praise the Lord for the prophecies must be fulfilled...


    Thanks Chad for the posts..
     
  5. That was rather interesting makes me even more greatful I'm a Christian.
     
  6. Throughout the last 15 years or so, the emphasis has been upon buying and selling, and the folks in the banking systems of the world have ripped each other off, to the point that all 'bankers' now suffer from a rigor infection rendering them paralletic.

    Governments have had to step in to restore confidence giving help to the common man. Being aware that £/$trillions have disappeared.

    An interrnational monertary system is now seen as affording the only hope for a restoration to what we know as normality.


    "Is Barack Obama the antichrist?"
    article: gotquestions.org

    http://www.talkjesus.com/lounge/24321-return-really-good-ol-u-s.html

    My thoughts ertirely.....as I see it!
     

  7. I agree with you completely Mouse.

    I remember the out-cries when the debit card first came out.
    ...then there was the roll-over from 1999 to 2000,
    and the whole world was going to have a melt down.





    Yeah... we can see the signs...





    but can we see the fields white..





    ready for harvest?





    Luke 10:2
    Marco
     

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