I was sent an email today that seemed to have two purposes. It was a chain email from a Dr. John Tisdale urging Christians to not vote for Barack Obama. It also claims that Barack Obama is the Anti-Christ.
I find the email I was sent horrendously offensive for several reasons but primarily because it’s clearly based on something other than fact. People need to do their OWN research about political candidates and not believe every email that comes in their inbox. And coming from a supposed “Doctor” John Tisdale that purports to be a Christian does not make it credible.
Here is the email:
Subj: REVELATION CHAP. 13
This will make you re-think:
A Trivia question in Sunday School:
How long is the beast allowed to have authority in Revelations?
Revelations Chapter 13 tells us it is 42 months, and you know what that is. Almost a four-year term of a Presidency. All I can say is ” Lord, Have mercy on us!”
According to The Book of Revelations the anti-Christ is:
The anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40’s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal…the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything…
Do we recognize this description??
I STRONGLY URGE each one of you to post this as many times as you can! Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media outlet.. do it! I refuse to take a chance on this unknown candidate who came out of nowhere.
From: Dr. John Tisdale
As I was listening to a news program last night, I watched in horror as Barack Obama made the statement with pride. “We are no longer a Christian nation; we are now a nation of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists…” As with so many other statements I’ve heard him (and his wife) make, I never thought I’d see the day that I’d hear something like that from a presidential candidate in this nation. To think our forefathers fought and died for the right for our nation to be a Christian nation–and to have this man say with pride that we are no longer that. How far this nation has come from what our founding fathers intended it to be. I hope that each of you will do what I’m doing now–send your concerns, written simply and sincerely, to the Christians on your email list. With God’s help, and He is still in control of this nation and all else, we can show this man and the world in November that we are, indeed, still a Christian nation!
Please pray for our nation!
Obama is not a Muslim. (Source) A quick internet search of “Obama is not Muslim” returns a plethora of articles indicating such and the source link I’ve given provides plenty of support to that fact.
He did not say “we are no longer a Christian nation”. He said we are no longer ‘just’ a Christian nation, but a nation of many other faiths as well. The actual quote is, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation – at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.” (Video) Thank you Doctor, for twisting it to suit your own purposes.
The claim that Our forefathers did not live and die to make the United States of America a Christian nation. Just the opposite, in fact. They fought for the separation of Church and state!
And the Anti-Christ? Come on. So 42 months is “almost” a four-year term. Does that mean every President is a potential Anti-Christ? And it mentions “massive Christ-like appeal” in the same email that claims he’s Muslim. That’s a little contradictory, isn’t it? “He will promise false hope and world peace” — also a typical Presidential candidate promise, right?
And exactly where in Revelations does it say the Anti-Christ will be of Muslim descent?
Snopes – Is Barack Obama the Anti-Christ?
If the only reason to vote for McCain is because you think Obama is the Anti-Christ…you should do a little of your own research on both candidates from reputable sources.