Just a quick survey of famous men who are past or present contenders for the title of Antichrist. Is there supposed to be more than one Antichrist? I’m sure that biblical scholars or folks whose hobby is cherry-picking the KJV can enlighten me on that point.
Totally bad guys, like Hitler and Osama bin Laden are naturals for the role. That’s boring. Let’s look at men, (maleness is a prerequisite) who can be Antichristian while passing as regular folks, the better to deceive us.
In rough chronological order, a few of the likely suspects–
John F. Kennedy Some fear that he was up to something when he got himself assassinated.
Jimmy Carter He promoted peace in the Middle East, when we all know that nuclear war is in God’s plan.
Ronald Reagan Supernaturally charming–at least to some people, it was lost on me.
Mikhail Gorbachev He had that funny mark on his forehead, although if he used Rogaine it probably wouldn’t have showed.
Bill Clinton Nobody we knew voted for him and he won anyway.
Vladimir Putin He’s Russian. And he was able to fool President Bush with his soulful gaze.
George W. Bush Took 666 vacation days in his first 4 years.
John Paul II He was a Catholic. And he lived in Rome.
Pope Benedict He lives in Rome too.
John Mc Cain Saw that funny photo of him sticking out his tongue.
Barack Obama There is no other explanation for him winning the election.
This is just a little survey to put some perspective on the news that 30% of Republicans think that our current president may be the Beast of Revelations. If we don’t start getting rational, may God have mercy on us all.