New Low For McCain Campaign: Obama == The Anti-Christ

Normally I save the anti-McCain stuff for Friday, as don't want the blog to become a one-note operation. But this …

The McCain campaign just released another anti-Obama commercial, The One.

Perhaps to most viewers this one will seem like the political equivalent of scoring against yourself as much of it is about how wonderful Obama is, and the attack part involves a clumsy use of Charlton Heston. But there may be a (very evil) method to the madness: SoonerG at Daily Kos suggests that the point of the latest McCain ads is to depict Obama as the anti-Christ. Don't laugh. The first thing I thought of when I saw the ad was that it was a dog-whistle call-out to evangelicals who would be offended by Obama's suggestion that “a light will shine down upon you” and inspire people to vote for him. But it could well be that other people will see it as a more direct appeal (consider, a Google search for “obama anti-Christ” finds “about 990,000” pages).

In light of last week's attack on a Unitarian church for being too “liberal,” is it so far-fetched to worry that some unhinged true believer may hear all this and decide he has a call to assassinate the anti-Christ? It's perhaps fortunate that, as one Christian pastor put it to me via email, “the people who believe in the anti-Christ tend to believe that he/she is too powerful for one person to take out with a .30-.06.”

Nevertheless, McCain is playing with nuclear weapons here. It's despicable.

Here's what a poster at Progressive Revival had to say,

A vote for Senator Obama is a vote for the man we think will make the best President, not for a new Messiah. As Christians, we have one Lord And Savior. Jesus Christ. It is blasphemous to suggest otherwise.

And it is beyond offensive to suggest that Senator Obama is a false Messiah or the anti-Christ himself. How low can we go? It shows the McCain campaign is willing to make a mockery of our faith to feed people's fears. Christians need to reject this out of hand.

We will be calling on the McCain campaign to repudiate this ad and take it down immediately. If you would like to add your voice to this effort, please email me at mara@matthew25.org.

Finding something even lower will be a great challenge for McCain. Based on the past couple weeks, however, I'm now ready to believe they are up to it.

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29 Responses to New Low For McCain Campaign: Obama == The Anti-Christ

  1. Steve says:

    I guess I’m not sure why Evangelicals would oppose Obama if he were the “anti-Christ“. If I understand Dispensational theology (and that may not even be possible, given the inherent contradictions and outright nonsense with which such premillennial claptrap is imbued), the coming of the “anti-Christ” should be a good thing, since it presages The Rapture, wherein the Righteous are bodily ascended into heaven, leaving the rest of us heathens and unbelievers to live in peace, once and for all. (Oh, okay, there are supposed to be Tribulations galore but, face it, how much worse can that be than seven and a half years of Bush? A world with a Raptured Bush would be akin to Heaven for most of us).

    I say, spread the rumor that he is the “anti-Christ” and that voting for him will usher in The Rapture.

  2. The ads are juvenile and nasty, and they show up McCain’s high sounding rhetoric about a “respectful campaign” for the BS it was.

    Mac is a nasty little man. This is what he’s comfortable with deep down – mocking, ridiculing, telling retarded jokes about ape rape and ‘seizure world.’ These ads are true to form and apparently he’s ‘proud of them.’

    It will put pressure on Obama, because unfortunately, as anyone who has spent any time in a playground knows – nasty, put-downs based on nothing more than the desire-to-diminish do work – especially if the target doesn’t fight back.

    It’s obviously an effort to make the election about Obama – his suitability for top office – which according to some polls is still an issue for many Americans.

    It also deflects attention from McCain who is a gaffe machine extraordinaire … ‘Vladimir Putin, President of Germany’ … to name one.

  3. End Times says:

    It bothers me that the next election we will be having in the US for President will be in 2012.

    November 2012.

    Didn’t the Mayan calendar end in 2012?

    I believe it ends on or about 21 December 2012.

    So say Obama loses for whatever reason the election in November 2012. Well he is still President until January 20, 2013 right?

    So what if the knowledge that he will not be President come the next year makes him push the nuclear button destroying civilization. I could see him doing that on or around December 21th of 2012 because by that time he would know he had lost.

    And look at what Jim Jones did when his world was caving in on him, like Obama’s would be if he lost the 2012 election. And David Koresh. Neither of them had control of a country’s nuclear weapons. So, it isn’t like it hasn’t happened before. It just hasn’t happened when the cult leader had Nuclear weapons. Remember the whole Heaven’s Gate Comet cult in the 1990s?

    So, I do wonder if the Mayans might be on to something by predicting that the world will be destroyed after the 2012 Presidential elections.

    • Steph says:

      This is an incredibly funny comment to read now that it is April of 2013 and the world still turns…

        • Steph says:

          You do realize that the bible didn’t have pictures, right? Also, this image and story is about a series done on TV… something that was not around when the bible was created/written/thought up or told over campfires; this was created from someone’s imagination, the premise being the bible. So, this actor portrays what the people casting for the series imagined the devil to look like. That doesn’t mean the devil actually looks, or looked like Obama. It is really kind of shallow to decide that Obama and the devil look alike because the TV told you so.

          • You do realize that even though McCain is old, he’s not as old as the Bible, right?

            • Steph says:

              What does that have to do with anything I’ve said? Either you completely missed the sarcasm dripping from my first comment, or you are having a hard time following a comment thread. I haven’t mentioned McCain, or McCain’s age. Also, my last comment was referring to your article about the actor portraying the devil looking freekishly similar to president Obama. Maybe you should reread the conversation.

  4. Jessica says:

    I guess McCain just have nothing at all to say for himself so he focuses on Obama, the celebrity video was slightly amusing but now they offend their own people I just hope people are wise enough to see when they are poisoned for no real reason

  5. Julian says:

    You say that its unlikely someone might try to kill him over this because most believers figure the anti-christ is too powerful to kill with earthly weapons. However, there’s a passage that might make some crazy wingnut think it is his duty to attempt to shoot a peson they identify as the anti-christ, even if they don’t believe it will kill him. Its pretty well know that people read “the beast” of revelations as being the anti-christ, for what ever reason. There is a passage about the beast that claims he will have a lethal head wound which he will heal, and that this is the act which will lead to his apotheosis into a religious figure on Earth. Given this passage and the pure unadulterated insanity I have seen the right produce in my lifetime, I wouldn’t put it past some looney to think it’s his duty to shoot Obama in the head so that he can heal the would before the eyes of the world and fulfill that part of the “prophecy”. This ad by McCain is horrifically irresponsible, as are the words and actions of the people pushing this foolish idea all over the air waves, and if someone tries to assassinate Mr. Obama as a result, his blood will be on their hands.

    On another note, how did a word invented to label people heretics by Paul come to mean a single individual who will bring about the destruction of the Earth?

  6. ral says:

    Hey, they do it because it is what has worked for them in the past. Just like clumsily putting a smiling “arrogant” black man next to pouty, provocative blond white women will get a certain segment of the population all riled up.

    I know several people who will eagerly pass this around in group emails as definitive proof of how evil Obama is.

    These aren’t intended for your normal person. These are intended to sow up the maybe 5% of the right-wing extremists who would never have voted for Obama but who also might not have voted for McCain – because he’s too liberal. If they can pry a few percentage pts. away from a third party candidate, they’re hoping it will add enough to the pile to make their voter fraud more believable.

  7. Jersey Jon says:

    Does anyone remember Channel Lumber? It was a home center that put out a series of ads mocking the Home Depot for being too big. Channel’s ads were highlighting the Home Depot’s strengths. Channel promptly went out of business in the face of competition from the Home Depot. McCain’s current ads remind me of Channel’s ill-fated ad campaign. Obama is popular at home and abroad? Young voters like him? He draws big crowds? He has the charisma to lead a transformative national movement like Moses? And McCain is paying for airtime to say these things!

    Voters who hear McCain’s dog whistle and then listen to it (certain evangelicals, dyed in the wool bigots) wouldn’t vote for Obama anyway. The McCain camp is running scared, and is running to what they think is McCain’s base. It won’t get him Ohio, Pa., or Fla.

  8. Mayanist says:

    Re: End Times

    Sorry to sidetrack this discussion, but I feel compelled to respond to End Times about Obama and the Mayan Long Count.

    Time and again, I’ve found people waving around 2012 as the year of the apocalypse due to a misreading of the “Mayan calendar.” And each time, I’ve found a gross ignorance of the actual meaning of the date.

    The Mayan Long Count was just one of several calendars employed by the Maya (others include the 260-day ritual calendar, the 365-day solar calendar, the 819-day count (an endlessly repeating cycle formed by multiplying the sacred numbers 7, 9, and 13), the Venus Cycle, the list goes on. The Long Count was used by the Maya specifically for recording historical time (lineage foundings, births, ascensions, military victories, deaths, etc.)

    The Long Count was composed of five repeating cycles of 20: the kin (1 day), the uinal (20 days), the tun (360 days; the five unlucky days at the end of the year were rarely recorded), the katun (20 years), and the baktun (400 years). In order for this system to adequately record dates however, the Maya needed a null position to calibrate the calendar. For this, they chose August 2nd, 3114 BC by European calendars. However, given the cyclic nature of this ‘clock,’ the Long Count is bound to repeat at some point. THIS is where 2012 comes in: it is merely the Long Count resetting itself and starting over again.

    Yes, the Mayan LONG COUNT (just one of several Mayan calendars) will run out December 23rd, 2012. That however, is immaterial to this election. Moreover, your comparison of Senator Obama to Jim Jones, David Koresh, and Marshall Applewhite are totally inappropriate; on what grounds do you suggest Obama will feel compelled to blow up the world come 2012? (Please elaborate, I’d like to hear this)

  9. Mayanist says:

    Re: End Times

    Sorry to sidetrack this discussion, but I feel compelled to respond to End Times about Obama and the Mayan Long Count.

    Time and again, I’ve found people waving around 2012 as the year of the apocalypse due to a misreading of the “Mayan calendar.” And each time, I’ve found a gross ignorance of the actual meaning of the date.

    The Mayan Long Count was just one of several calendars employed by the Maya (others include the 260-day ritual calendar, the 365-day solar calendar, the 819-day count (an endlessly repeating cycle formed by multiplying the sacred numbers 7, 9, and 13), the Venus Cycle, the list goes on. The Long Count was used by the Maya specifically for recording historical time (lineage foundings, births, ascensions, military victories, deaths, etc.)

    The Long Count was composed of five repeating cycles of 20: the kin (1 day), the uinal (20 days), the tun (360 days; the five unlucky days at the end of the year were rarely recorded), the katun (20 years), and the baktun (400 years). In order for this system to adequately record dates however, the Maya needed a null position to calibrate the calendar. For this, they chose August 2nd, 3114 BC by European calendars. However, given the cyclic nature of this ‘clock,’ the Long Count is bound to repeat at some point. THIS is where 2012 comes in: it is merely the Long Count resetting itself and starting over again.

    Yes, the Mayan LONG COUNT (just one of several Mayan calendars) will run out December 23rd, 2012. That however, is immaterial to this election. Moreover, your comparison of Senator Obama to Jim Jones, David Koresh, and Marshall Applewhite are totally inappropriate; on what grounds do you suggest Obama will feel compelled to blow up the world come 2012? (Please elaborate, I’d like to hear this)

  10. harriett says:

    Obama CANNOT BE the anti-Christ, as G. W. Bush has already stolen that title! Anyone see “Jesus Camp’? They worshipped a life-sized cutout of the moron.

  11. xbox rrod says:

    Obama = Satan? lol That is kind of catchy, no? lolol Funny stuff man. How about a sloagan- “A Vote For Osama Is A Vote For Satan Drama!” I think it could be a big hit.

    :O)

    George

  12. michel says:

    hey people, if you are reading this posted, i found something interesting about the apocalipse and today’s world. the apocalipse said ” one third of the world population will lose their lifes in half of a secound by a big explossion”” and also said ” and the moon and the star will fall down from the sky”. if the comet that is about to impact the earth in 2012 is true, then that must be the statement that said “one third of the world population will lose their lifes in half of a secound by a big explossion” because only such a thing can kill so many people so fast like that. and also if the comet impact the earth, based on nasa, a lot of dust will cover the entire earth and then everything will go dark for years. that also state the statement that said “and the moon and the star will fall down from the sky” meaning that it would be so dark after the comet that it would be impossible to see the start from earth ( the star will fall down from the sky”
    well that is my believe. also if the anticrist is real, then he must show up now that we are in 2008 and be as good as possible and hero to the people as he can so when the comet hit the earth in 2012, he would take over the world because that would be the moment where people need more help so that is the perfect time for him to shows up. so think for a secound, obama, nice guy, appear in 2012, nice speech and very intelligent, promise peace and a new begining..hhhmmmmm, i think that we should be prepared for the worst because it is meant to be happen and there is nothing we can do to stop it exept getting toguether with god (jesus and his father) to save our lifes. but remember ” whoever try to save his life by joining the anticrist will lose his life, and whoever loses his life because of jesus will save his life” .. people please remember that the human boddy is a temporary carrier that hold our soul so we can follow god in this life experience, but the thing is that the body is not more important than your soul. and so lets prefer to lose our body instead and save our soul.

  13. Terry says:

    Obama can’t be the antichrist since MCcain already killed Able in the garden of Eden.

  14. Bret Fausett says:

    I like Senator Obama, but I thought the ad was very good, poking at him in just the right place. After all, the Berlin lovefest and his own comments about him becoming an American symbol suggest he has forgotten that he lost virtually all of the large state primaries, lost a majority of the late-season primaries, and will win his own party’s nomination by the thinnest of margins. He may well become an American symbol, like Kennedy, Reagan or even Lincoln, but you don’t earn that status before your election, much less before your own convention.

  15. Cosmotone says:

    The Antichrist Obama and his Pro-Abortion Communist Gestapo will CHANGE USA into USSA – United Socialist States of America.

    http://www.marianland.com/music/changealbum.html

  16. michel:

    Please, please… Tell me that english is your second language. Please…? Because if it isn’t, then Mom didn’t do such a great job of home schooling you…

    As I said in another blog somewhere, how many times have we seen someone accused of being the antichrist? Really? I mean, damn – almost every Pope since the Protestant Reformation has been called the antichrist.

    There’s no such thing, people…

  17. Michael says:

    As it happens, it is the case that French is my first language, but that does not affect my logic nor, I hope, my command of reality.

    The fact that something may not exist in no way whatsoever alters the fact that many people may believe it exists. If many people believe it exists, other people may wish to tailor their sales pitches to make the most of that belief. So, in politics, it often makes no difference as to whether something exits so long as many people believe it. And if you are going to tell me that it’s not true to say that many many people in the USA today believe in the possibility of an Antichrist, well, that’s just not reality based at all.

  18. go democrats says:

    Froomkin I don’t think that Lupine was referring to you, if you scroll up a few squares you will see someone named “michel” posted on August 4th… using awful English and Grammer. As much as I disagree with a lot of the things you say mainly in part because they are ignorant and are based on news media, and as much as I always enjoy going head to head with you so I can point out your corrupt and ridiculous postings, you do however type with proper Grammer (at the very least). The posting by “michel” on August 4th at 11:56 p.m. could not have been you. If it was, then God have Mercy on your soul.

  19. Michael says:

    You know, GD, I think you’ve written something I actually agree with…

  20. David says:

    I have a friend who works doing telephone fundraising for McCain. They are absolutely trying to paint Obama as the antichrist to the evangelicals. They know that Bush would have never won a second term without the evangelical vote and they are counting on using the same tactic, as nothing else is working.

    They are also painting Obama as “pro-death,” and many religious people have vowed that this is the only issue that matters in a President. I truly wonder what qualifications these people expect of a plumber, electrician or an Engineer.

  21. Truth says:

    Obama is winning people over, despite never providing a legitimate birth certificate (which, by the way grandma in Kenya said she was present AT his birth there. Meaning he is not NATURAL BORN considering only his mother was indeed a citizen. She could not have passed on her citizenship since she would have had to have been 21 y/o to do so.)

    He has not released medical records. He was linked to communist manifesto extraordinare Frank Davis since 12 years old. His links to terrorists, incredible campaign contributions (considering those on welfare, hobos, and teenagers are his major supporters, where is the money coming from?) Oh, and did I mention the tracking program for donations magically “crashed” for Obama. Well, that’s obvious, so it wouldn’t be public that he accepted money from terrorist groups.

    Now, the UN, which overwhelmingly is hoping for Obama to be president, is against McCain. Because, McCain is against the UN. While Obama writes bills pledging $865 billion to the hungry in Africa (also hidden in the bill is for the UN to have a policy taking small arms from all citizens.) Oh, and he’s also a member of the CFR, which members openly admit is for “one world government.” Obama also wants “wealth distribution” to pass through the Supreme Court, and since there are 3 justices up this year, guess what will pass?

    And, by the way, that will only help the poor who pay no taxes and sit on their butts, and make the middle class poor and the rich corporates will leave America due to a failing dollar and a lot of their money going to those who take advantage of the govt.

    I could go on and on for days about his ties to radical terrorists, his radical church which believes God should destroy all white people (yes, it’s true, look it up.) Read his biography, which admits to drug use and shame for being half white. His wife is a member of tons of strange and radical groups.

    If you want there to be no more democratic America, go ahead and vote America. It’s not fear mongering, but the only event needing to take place before the world ends is simple. It’s the anti-christ gathering all the world under one governement and one currency and one “mark.” And, if you think that Obama will change things, you are right. But, by the time you realize his true agenda, it will be too late. And the ignorant who fail to listen BECAUSE HE IS TELLING YOU STRAIGHT TO YOUR FACE, will be to blame.

    Some can call it destiny or fate that he will be elected, but it’s all secondary. The stage is set up, and now the concern should be righting yourself with God and Jesus, because people think it’s all conspiracy and “how could that happen to us?” Well, that failure to see the big picture is what caused this mess. It’s convenient to say that these are all false claims against Obama, but the number of incidence is far too large to be mearly coincidence.

  22. Michael says:

    The above is of course totally lunatic.

    Example: the birth certificate lies. (Cf. factcheck.org, Born in the U.S.A., which has seen the actual Obama birth certificate and gives a full explanation of why it is the real deal.) Incidentally note that the claim about the “grandmother” is double hearsay citing to an un-named source — the original source of this strange tale seems to be Jerome Corsi, a guy who wrote an anti-Obama book in which he claims he met the grandmother but fails to say where or when or even to name her, which I think makes the story more than somewhat dubious.

    It takes a very strong small-d democrat to say that people with this fact-free a world view deserve the right to vote, but I am that democrat. The People get the government they deserve — if they’re lucky.

  23. Keli says:

    Man! You guys sure are sore losers!

  24. RICHARD SCHURZ says:

    Hi,

    Enclosed is a Bible study if the 7 bible clues which reveal the identity of the coming anti-christ of the Great Tribulation. Hoping for your comments and feedback.

    Your eternal friend in Jesus,

    Richard

    WHAT ARE THE 7 BIBLE CLUES WHICH REVEAL THE IDENTITY OF THE COMING ANTI-CHRIST??

    Revelation 13:17b,18: “The mark of the beast {Or Anti-Christ} is the *NAME* of the Beast or the number of *HIS NAME*. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, *LET HIM* calculate the number of the Beast {Even in AD 96 when Revelation was written}, for it is a man’s number {Or “Number of a MAN”}. *HIS* number is *666*.” God has promised in the above inspired passage that any saint {Even in AD 96–which implies that the name was known in AD 96} with spiritual wisdom and insight may calculate the name of the beast which is a *MAN’S NAME* and adds up to 666.
    In Thess 2:3 the Beast of the End-Times is called a “*MAN* of sin or lawlessness” or very SINFUL MAN and therefore the name of the Beast which adds up to 666 is a *MAN’S* name which is also confirmed in Rev 13:17b,18 above. Therefore, the NAME of the Beast which adds up to 666 is a sinful *MAN’S NAME* and could not be the name of a woman or a city, country, computer or Satan, etc.. Rev 13:16,17: “He {The False Prophet} forced everyone… to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead. No one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast {Nero Caesar??} or the number of his name {666}.
    Actually there are 7 BIBLE CLUES that show who the anti-christ of the future 1260-day Tribulation will be. By an amazing coincidence all 7 Bible clues can be applied to Nero Caesar!!
    {1} The anti-christ will be a “MAN OF SIN” or very sinful MAN as per 2 Thess 2:3 above.
    {2} The number of this sinful man’s name is 666 as per Rev 13:16-18. The Bible was written by 40 divinely inspired Hebrews in Hebrew and Greek; so then it is highly probable that this man’s name adds up to 666 in Hebrew or Greek. Nero Caesar’s name adds up to 666 in Hebrew which we will show later in this Bible study.
    {3} This sinful man whose name adds up to 666 died BEFORE AD 96 when Revelation was written.{See Rev 17:8 below}
    We will show later why Revelation was written between Sept AD 95 and Sept AD 96. Nero Caesar lived from December 15th, AD 37 to June 9th AD 68.
    {4} This sinful man died before AD 96 when Revelation was written. Nero Caesar died BEFORE AD 96 on June 9th, AD 68. {See Rev 17:8 below}
    {5} This sinful man who was aive and then died before AD 96 was FATALLY WOUNDED by a sword wound to his head. Nero Caesar committed suicide with a sword wound to his head on June 9th, AD 68. {See Rev 13:3 and Rev 13:14 below}
    {6} This very sinful man who died before AD 96 was a KING in the Roman Empire as per Daniel 7:24. The beast is also called an 8th KING who ruled before as one of 7 KINGS as per Rev 17:11. There were 11 Roman Kings or Caesars who died before AD 96 including the 6th Caesar who killed Paul and Peter in AD 66; whose name adds up to 666 in Hebrew. Domitian Caesar was the 12th Caesar who was alive when Revelation was written.
    {7} This very sinful Roman king whose name adds up to 666 and who was fatally wounded by a sword before AD 96, will “COME UP FROM THE *ABYSS* or hell as per Rev 11:7 & Rev 17:8. We know that the ABYSS is HELL by comparing 2 Peter 2:4 with Luke 8:30b,31. We can be sure that Nero Caesar is now in the Abyss or Hell since he killed Paul and Peter and thousands of Christians and sent Vespasian {the father of Titus and Domitian Caesar} to kill the Jews and destroy their Temple. The MAN OF SIN or Nero also killed his own mother and killed his pregnant wife by kicking her in the stomach.
    Revelation 17:8: The beast, which you saw, once was {alive}, Now {in AD 96} is not {alive} and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book life.. .. will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was {Before AD 96}, now {In AD 96} is not {Alive} and yet will come. Rev 13:14: He {The False Prophet} will order the inhabitants of the earth to set up an image in honor of the beast who was {FATALLY-Rev 13:3} wounded by the sword and yet lived.”

    When I was a missionary in Israel I studied the Hebrew language. One of the first things that you learn when you study the OT Ancient Hebrew language {Which is also the language of Israel today!} is that the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet ALSO represent 22 numbers! When you read Psalm 119 you will note that the 176 sentences are divided into 22 sections; each section with 8 sentences or verses praising the Word of God. These 22 sections are each headed by one of the letters in the hebrew alphabet in the exact same order as shown below. The ancient Hebrew language {Which is exactly the same as the modern Hebrew language} frequently used the letters of their alphabet to designate NUMBERS IN THE OT as follows:
    ALEPH=1. BETH=2. GIMEL=3. DALET=4. HE=5. VAV=6. ZAYIN=7. CHETH=8. TETH=9. YODH=10. KAPH=20. LAMED=30. MEM=40. NUN=50. SAMEKH=60. AYIN=70. PE=80. TSADHE=90. KOPH=100. RESH=200. SHIN=300. TAV=400.
    NOTE: Most vowel sounds excpt “O” {VAV} are not used as letters in Hebrew. These vowel sounds are designated by dots and dashes under their *PRECEDING* consonants. In Hebrew “N” is added on the end of all foreign names ending in “O”. Therefore, the foreign name of Nero would be “NERON” in Hebrew. The name Nero Caesar would be pronounced Neron Kaysar in Hebrew. The “E” in Neron and the 2 “A” sounds in Kaysar {There is no “C” in Hebrew} are designated by dots and dashes under their preceding consonants and therefore are not letters in the 22 letter Hebrew alphabet, and so have no numerical value. Neron in Hebrew would use 4 letters with numerical value: N-R-O-N and Kaysar in Hebrew would use 3 letters with numerical value: K-S-R. There would be a dot under the first N to show the “E” sound in NEron There would also be 2 dots under the “K” to show the “AY” sound in KAYsar and a dash under the “S” to show the “AH” sound in KaySAHr.
    The 4 letters with numerical value in NERON would be {SEE TABLE ABOVE} N = 50; R = RESH = 200; O = VAV = 6; and N = NUN = 50 and 50+20+6+50 equals 306. The 3 letters with numerical value in “KAYSAR woyld be K = KOPH = 100; S = SAMEKH = 60; and R = RESH =200 and 100+60+200 equals 360. And so the numerical value of Nero in Hebrew is 306 and the numerical value of Caesar in Hebrew is 360, and therefore the numerical value of Nero Caesar is 306+360 or exactly *666*!
    There is a very interesting footnote in the revised Standard Version concerning the number 666 which states that some ancient manuscripts have the number **616** which *DOUBLY* confirms that Nero Caesar may be the Anti-Christ!! You will note that the Hebrew language adds an “N” to all foreign names eding in “O”. Now “N” or “NUN” in Hebrew has a numerical value of **50**!! and so if you decided not to add the last “N” in NERON then Nero Caesar would add up to exactly **616** in Hebrew. I think you will admit that this is an absolutely amazing coincidence!!
    Any honest Hebrew language scholar will confirm that the letters of Nero Caesar’s name add up to 666 in the hebrew language whose 22 letters are also 22 numbers as shown above. Since all of the prophecies concerning the Anti-Chriist are written in OT Hebrew {Like Daniel 7:8-25} or NT Koine Greek it would then seem logical that God would use one of these 2 Bible languages to identify the Name of the Beast whose letters add up to 666. one of the problems of doing this in NT Koine Greek is that the letters of their alphabet are not also numbers. And therefore you can only assign a numerical value of 22 to the 22nd letter, etc.. Using this formula you could not get any name to add up to over 250, let alone 666. You have the same problem with English and all other languages other than the Hebrew language!
    NOTE: The 3 different Greek words used in Revelation 13:18b to arrive at the number 666 are the 3 different Greek words for 600 and 60 and 6 and not 6 + 6 + 6.
    Will the 6th Caesar {Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius & the *6th* is NERO who ordered the execution of Paul & Peter in AD *66*} be the Beast who comes up from the Abyss {Or Hell-See Rev 17:8} in the coming Great Tribulation??

    Rev 1:8,9: “I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos beacuse of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus.” We know that the island of Patmos was the site of a Roman prison the the first Century and that the Apostle John was suffering in this prison because of his religious beliefs. {As per Rev 1:8,9 above} The island of Patmos is about 30 miles from the port of Ephesus in Western Turkey.
    History tells us that the second huge Roman persecution of Christians {The first was NERO’S PERSECUTION OF AD 64-68} occurred in the last year of the reign of Domitian Caesar which would have been from September AD 95 to September AD 96. During the last year of his rule Domitian Caesar decreed that everyone in the Roman Empire must worship idols of former Roman Caesar’s or else they would be killed or put in prison. Historical documents show us that the Apostle John lived to about AD 100 and therefore would have been alive during Domitian’s evil decree of September Ad 95 to September of AD 96. Since we can be sure that the Apostle John would never worship an idol of a Roman Caesar it is then highly probable that John was put in prison on Patmos Isle sometime during Domitian’s evil decree from September AD 95 to September AD 96. Rev 1:10,11: “On the Lord’s Day I {John} was in the spirit and I heard a loud voice {Jesus} said, ‘Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the 7 churches: to Ephusus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatria, Sardis, Philadelphis and Laodicea.” The last 6 churches are all in Western Turkey within 77 miles of Ephusus. About 50 years earlier Paul had started churches in these 7 cities. Paul always had Jewish converts in the cities where he preached since he had the habit of teaching in Jewish synagogues on the Sabbath. It was then highly probable that all 7 of these chuches had Jewish believers who were very familiar with the Hebrew language and of course knew that the 22 letters of the Jewish alphabet are also 22 numbers and also remembered the first Roman persecution by Nero or the “MAN OF SIN” about 30 years earlier when Paul & Peter and thousands of Christians were martyred because of Nero Caesar. Nero also sent Vespasian, the father of Titus and Domitian; to kill the Jews and destroy their Temple. He also killed his mother and killed his pregnant wife by kicking her in the stomach.

    Christian writings in the early 2nd century AD show that many Christians at that time believed that Nero Caesar {Who adds up to 666 in Hebrew} would return as the Anti-Christ of the End-Times. Rev 13:18: “This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight {Even in AD 96}, let him {Even in AD 96} calculate the Beast, for it is a man’s number. His {Nero Caesar’s} number is 666!” And so the above Scripture absolutely guarantees that anyone with spiritual wisdom and insight could figure out who the Anti-Christ of the End-Times would be even when Revelation was first given to the churches in AD 96, and that the number of his name adds up to 666. This would of course mean that the future Anti-Christ must have been alive before AD 96 when this Scripture was given to the churches. Nero Caesar {Whose name adds up to 666 in Hebrew} certainly qualified since he lived from Dec 15th AD 37 to June 9th, AD 68 when he was fatally wounded by his own SWORD.
    NOTE: There are many statues of the exact likeness of Nero Caesar including a 151 foot statue in the “Golden House” in Rome. The statue of Liberty {Without pedestal} is also exactly 151 feet high… hmmm. At the beginning of Great Tribulation the False Prophet of 666, Rev 13:14: “Will order the people of the earth to set up a statue in honor of the beast who was wounded {Fatally-Rev 13:3} by the SWORD and yet lived!” {Again} This staue of the Beast will be the “exact likeness” of Nero Caesar and could possibly be seen on World Wide TV so that people of all nations will be able to worship this statue as per Rev 13:15b.
    Revelation 17:8b: “Those whose names have not been written in the Book of Life will be astonished when they see the beast {666}, because he once was {Alive–AD 37-68} now in AD 96 is not {Alive}, and yet will come.” {During the Great Tribulation} The Beast once was {Alive before AD 96} now is not {Alive in AD 96}, and will come out of the ABYSS {Or HELL} and go to his destruction.” {On the last Day-See Rev 19:20b}
    The fact that the ABYSS is HELL is confirmed by comparing 2 Peter 2:4 with Luke 8:30b,31: 2 Peter 2:4: “God did not spare the angels when they sinned but sent them into HELL, putting them in gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment.” Luke 8:30b,31: “Many demons {Or Hell’s Angels} had gone into him {A demon-possessed man}. Ant they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them into the ABYSS! {Because they had already been in Hell or the ABYSS before!!} Now we can be absolutely certain that an evil Roman king from the city on 7 hills; who was fatally wounded by a sword *BEFORE* Revelation was written in AD 96; and whose name adds up to 666 is presently in this ABYSS or HELL!!
    All historical documents agree that Nero Caesar {The 6th Caesar who ordered the execution of Paul & Peter in AD 66 and whose name adds up to 666 in Hebrew} was fatally wounded by his own SWORD on June 9th AD 68. In Revelation 13:14b we learn that the False Prophet of 666 will order the building of a statue of 666 “Who was {FATALLY-See Rev 13:3} wounded by the SWORD and yet lived!” {AGAIN} Nero Caesar {Whose name adds up to 666 in Hebrew} again qualifies for this inspired clue as to the identity of the Anti-Christ. Nero’s 4-year Roman persecution began when he blamed the Christians for the burning of Rome in AD 64; and ended when Nero was fatally wounded by his own SWORD on June 9th, AD 68.
    Almost all conservative Bible theologians agree that the 4th Beast of Daniel 7:7,19 is the *ROMAN* Empire. In Daniel 7:20,21 we learn that a little horn who is also called a *KING* in Daniel 7:24 will come from this *ROMAN* Empire. Daniel 7:24b,25-27: “A *KING* {From the *ROMAN* Empire–Nero Caesar??} will arise…. He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints. The saints will be handed over to him for a Time, Times and ½ a Time.” “But the court will sit, and his {666 or the Roman King or the Beast or Nero Caesar-See Rev 19:20,21 and 2 Thess 2:8} power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. *THEN* the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole Heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the Most High. His Kingdom will be an everlasting Kingdom.”
    Revelation 6:7,8: When the Lamb opened the 4th seal, I heard the voice of the 4th living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death {666 who will cause the death of millions} and Hades {The False Prophet who will cause millions to go to Hades by receiving the mark of 666} was following close behind him. THEY {Nero Caesar and the False Prophet} were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Daniel 7:24,25 says that an evil Roman King will conquer 3 of the 10 kingdoms {which will cover one fourth of the earth??}–Russia, China and India??
    The following 10 powerful nations have about 50% of the world’s population and certainly have the military, political and “religious” power to control and rule all the nations of the world: #1. United States #2. Russia #3. China {1.3 Billion} #4. Great Britain #5. France #6. India {1.1 Billion} #7. Germany #8. Japan #9. Brazil #10. Egypt. And then 666 will have “authority over every tribe, people, language and nation” as per Rev 13:7b, from his headquarters in Rome. 666 and his False prophet wil then quickly gain complete control over the radio, tv, internet, newspaper, book and magazine medias.
    Revelation 13:4: Men worshipped the dragon {Satan}, and they also worshipped the beast {666 or Nero Caesar} and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?
    The next 2 paragraphs are an interesting SPECULATION about what might happen at the beginning of the 1260-day Great Tribulation.
    Revelation 6:6: “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages!” This phrase can also be translated “A loaf of bread for a day’s wages.” This event will occur at the coming of the black horse rider {Rev 6:5} which will take place just before or at the beginning of the Great Tribulation. Because of the world’s present economic crises the peoples in the 40 poorest counties now have to pay a full day’s wages for a loaf of bread as per Rev 6:6. And if the world experiences a world-wide depression this event could occur in over 100 countries. The world economic crises is rapidly accelarating. Many countries such as the Phillipines are far worse off than people in the USA during the Great Depression when there was 20 % unemployment. Two years ago there was 8 % unemployment in the Phillipines. One year ago there was 20% unemployment in the Philipines and NOW there is 40 % unemployment!! The world economic crises is rapidly accelarating. There are now 70 countries with unemployment rates of over 30 % and this should rapidly increase. And then the world will certainly be looking for an Economic Savior such as 666 and his very deceptive False Prophet. They will be looking for someone who promises CHANGE!! If the Great Tribulation would begin in the near future is there a well-known, powerful world leader that may qualify to be the deceptive False Prophet of 666 who will promise CHANGE you can believe in!!
    And so Nero Caesar with the help of the armies of the False Prophet {Obama??} and other nations aligned with him will conquer 1/4 of the world {See Rev 6:8; 13:4b} and then 666 will appoint 10 kings over 10 kingdoms to rule the world who have never before ruled {see Rev 17:12-14} who will then take orders from 666 and his False Prophet from their headquarters in the evil city on 7 HILLS or Rome.{See Rev 17:9}
    “Babylon” is called a CITY 7 times in Revelation, chapter 18, and a SEAPORT in Rev 18:17-19. Peter was inspired to call Rome “Babylon” in I Peter 5:13. Rome is a CITY and a SEAPORT built on 7 HILLS! Babylon and Jerusalem are not seaports and are not built on 7 hills!
    Rev 13:14-17: The False Prophet deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was {FATALLY-Rev 13:3} wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast {666}, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. He also forced everyone to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast {NERO CAESAR} or the number of his name {666}. And God will supply all the needs of His faithful and corageous Tribulation saints just as He miraculously supplied all the needs of the Israelites for 40 years in the wilderness. {See Matt 6:31-34}
    Rev 13:5-10: The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for 42 {30-day} months {Or 1260 days or time, times and 1/2 a time-See Dan 7:25 & Dan 12:1,2,6b,7b}….. He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast–all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb…. This call for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.
    Matt 24:9-12…Matt 24:29-31: Jesus says, “Then {During the 42-month Great Tribulation} you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by ALL nations because of Me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved… Immediately after the distress of those {1260} days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light and the stars will fall from the sky.’ At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the 4 winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” {Mark 13:27 adds, “From the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.”

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