mark s wrote:I think its about prophecy being fulfilled or not.Herb saw the connection between the prophetic Scriptures and the “facts on the ground”, and started alerting people.Recommendation 666, 10 nations, a 7 year “covenant”, these were real attention-getters, and appeared to be fulfilled prophecies.
So do we have these sorts of fulfilled prophecies to point to regarding the antichrist?
Is there a man who has stopped the daily sacrifices? That would be an attention grabber. Is this person being handed power by 10 kings? Has an associate who is causing everyone to worship his image? Receive a mark?
Herb’s idea was to let Scripture do the labeling. We don’t even need to name him.
We all know passages that talk about the antichrist. Even though we disagree on how it will all come down, the same rule of thumb can apply equally to all of us.
If we read in the news that the leader of the 10 kings, for instance, has put a stop to the daily sacrifices, and his associate is demanding we be marked to buy or sell, we can simply call attention to that fact, and we don’t have to label the AC. The Bible will do that for us. If it’s a match, that is.
How far would we get if we simply posted facts about a person, and the Scripture we think is being fulfilled by those facts?
It seems to me that Herb’s focus was comparing Scripture to “the facts on the ground”. And that is what many of us gathered around.
Love in Christ,
I agree with you Mark, but how many bible scholars saw the Rise of the Islamic nations in prophecy? Christ asks us to be watchers of the times to determine seasons, and I believe scripture is showing us what is happening during these times. Birth Pains, Israel surrounded by her enemy’s, and the man of Sin soon to be revealed. What I don’t understand is why the double standard here? I have read many threads on this discussion board not just about Solana being the one but others saying could this guy be the one, and yet no issues with those discussions, but once “O’s” name is mentioned we have a problem.
Comment by Adamantine:
Herb Peters was wrong to in any manner limit discussion as to who the Antichrist might be. The real problem is to think that one should circumscribe a topic so closely. I think as long as it does not appear to be done with malicious intent one should not rebuke people for “off topic” discussions. To make the identity of the Antichrist “off topic” on a site that discusses “the possible office of the Antichrist” is simply wrong.
I am also concerned that Obama is protected to some extent on Fulfilled Prophecy by those who are worried about racism.