November 23, 2012

Nega-Jesus Versus Bizarro-Christ!

Christopher Abel, Relevant Magazine

Any time national leaders get shuffled around, there will inevitably be talk in some Christian circles about the “antichrist.”

A Texas mega-church pastor is just one example—claiming, after our recent election, that President Obama will “pave the way” for the antichrist. And he’s not the only one. A quick Twitter search for “antichrist” comes up with thousands of results within just the last few days. And you’ve probably heard of the Left Behind books that featured the antichrist—books that were so popular that a movie reboot starring Nicolas Cage is being planned.

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