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, …. – Rev. 13:7-8a (NIV)
In Revelation 13:7-8a, John describes three concise actions or characteristics of the beast or the anti-Christ:
- Makes war against the saints
- Rules by methods of intimidation
- Worshiped by the people
When I read this text, I immediately thought about the Obama administration and the anti-Christian forces within the Democratic Party. By no means am I calling President Obama the beast, a demon, or the anti-Christ.
But, I am saying this – as some scholars have suggested – the beast or anti-Christ is not necessarily a person, but a political entity or system that sets itself up against God. In other words, it is the cooperative relationship between the leader and organizations that support principles and policies that are anti-Christ, anti-God, anti-Bible, and anti-Liberty.
First of all, the Obama Administration has declared war on the Christian church and the faith community by redefining God’s definition of marriage—viciously attacking our religious freedoms. Simply put, preachers in America who challenge the theological position of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community are being vilified and some have been imprisoned.
Secondly, the Obama Administration’s uses the combination of policies, lawsuits, executive orders and other acts of intimidation to ensure conformity—shattering the spirit of Liberty in America.
Third, many people, specifically, African-Americans have a tendency to worship President Obama because of the historical significance of being the first person of color to occupy the highest office in the land. As an African-American myself, we must be careful in elevating Obama to such a lofty status. While we celebrate his historical achievement, we must also highlight the fact that his policies are eroding the economic vitality of urban communities; crippling the strength of our healthcare system; stifling the creativity of the free-market enterprise; and eating away at the moral fiber of our country.
Enough is enough! It is time for the “Friends of Freedom” to STAND and put an end to this anti-Christ movement that is threatening the life and Liberty of American citizens. We need to be “Christian champions and not “political chumps”. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was correct: