Texas Pastor Warns Obama Election Has Opened Path For The Rise Of The AntiChrist

Robert Jeffress, senior pastor at the First Baptist Church in Dallas, is back in the news. Jeffress once made headlines in denouncing Mormonism as a cult — he supported Rick Perry. Now, the magachurch pastor has warned his flock that the election of Barack Obama will lead to the rise of the Antichrist. He was careful however not to be too extreme. He noted that he did not believe Obama was the antiChrist because “the Antichrist is going to have much higher poll numbers when he comes.”


Jeffress explained that “President Obama is not the Antichrist. But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.” The way to stop the antiChrist: you guessed it . . . vote Republican “to push back against this evil that is overtaking our nation.”

What is frightening is not that there are fringe characters like Jeffress spouting off such utter nonsense, but that he has a very large following. This following continues despite the fact that I long ago outted Michael Eisner as the Biblical Beast.

Source: Christian Post

52 thoughts on “Texas Pastor Warns Obama Election Has Opened Path For The Rise Of The AntiChrist

  1. I am being forced to help pay for this man’s insanity through the religious/church tax exemption. Tax exemptions for churchs and clerics should be abolished! That is the kind of change I can believe in!,

  2. I’m pretty sure theocrats trying to inject their religion into our secular government have opened the way for the “Rise of the Antichrist”. And as for polling predictions, don’t quit your day job, Rev. Nate Silver has got it covered. Oop! His last name is Silver! That’s a sign that the “Rise of the Antichrist” is impended for it was silver that Judas betrayed Christ for. Unless of you course you’ve read the Gnostic gospels wherein Jesus asked his friend to betray him. Oh religion! What a tangled crooked imaginary web you weave!

  3. For once I find myself in disagreement with you Justice Holmes. I think the IRS codes on that matter need to be enforced (right now they aren’t at all) but taxation of religious institutions gives power to the government that inherently runs afoul of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses. The power to tax is the power to either favor or destroy. There needs to be checks on it like the current code that drops the exemption for political advocacy. The goal is keep religion out of government and government out of religion. Full taxation is ripe for abuse and invites excessive entanglement. I say enforce one of the few tax code laws I happen to agree with Constitutionally in both form and function already instead of creating an new slew of potential problems.

  4. He has a huge church with a least 10,000 members. I said the other day that these Texans are “mad” and I meant it. It is not easy here to be a white Obama supporter in Texas except in Austin. The succession movement is well under way, and I am more than ready to leave the state.

  5. Forty years ago when Lyndon Johnson had passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and then the Voting Rights Act of 1965 he predicted to some fellow southern politicians like Eastland and Stennis that the Republican Party would take up the mantle of the southern white redneck cause. Lee Atwater put the program together for Nixon and Raygun and it has been in place ever since. Now the entire Northeaster portion of the US map is blue when it used to be moderate Republican. The former solid Democratic South is now all red. In fact when one looks at the overall success of the strategy you see the red states as being all the former slave states except VA and FL and then the western states (west of Illlinois and Iowa excect the three states on the coast, Nevada and Colorado. Romney helped solidify the redneck states into the red states. The RepubliCons have built this into a 206 electoral vote bloc that guarantees to keep them in minority status (no pun intended whtieboys) for the forseeable future. This pastor in Texas should keep his dumb ass in the news so that the blue states can stay blue.

  6. “the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.”

    So it’s Barack Obaptist then.

  7. Although Pastor Jeffres was initially a Perry supporter, he ended up urging his parishioners to support Mitt Romney.

  8. There is a youtube video called “Mourning In America” The tune is Randy Newman’s “Louisiana 1927″ the images are shocked, stunned and crying faces from Tuesday last. It made me laugh until tears rolled down my face.

    For 20 years we have had to put up with insanity like the Reverend’s spewing from one political party. They have slipped the moorings of sanity and built a fantasy world of their own insisting it was reality. So much evil and so much hate has marched forward with a bodyguard of lies, twisted thinking and BS that it has overwhelmed the country at times. Tuesday reality kicked that fantasy world in the head. It felt good to see the dawn of realization for at least one night. Now they have to turn the manure spreader up another notch but I have to hope some people are finally going to hop off the manure spreader.

  9. Just because Randy Newman is awesome.

    Although the young lady with the zombie eyes and the “Romney” finger-painted on her forehead was cute in a Stepford kinda way, the flag at half mast was my favorite.

  10. I haven’t watched the video but if TAPS isn’t being played then my neighbor’s heartfelt rendition still tops my list of crazy Romney mourning rituals.

  11. Bruce: “how many of you attend church services?”

    Uh, me — but it is getting harder and harder. You should have been with me at Wednesday night prayer meeting following the election!

    I don’t understand why all these folk don’t see the hand of God in getting Obama elected — He sent not one but two hurricanes to make get the President re-elected [my poor attempt at being snarky]. Of course, the fundamentalist response to the election– which I heard Wednesday night — is that God has decided to pour out his wrath on America, sort of like when Judah was taken captive by Babylon.

    Oh, if only Judah had listened to Isaiah. I apologize for the long Bible quote and I am not proselytizing. I’m just asking that instead of castigating Obama, that Christians start listening to the President the way the Jews should have listened to Isaiah:

    Chapter 58 (Isaiah quoting God):

    1“Shout it aloud, do not hold back.
    Raise your voice like a trumpet.
    Declare to my people their rebellion
    and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.
    2 For day after day they seek me out;
    they seem eager to know my ways,
    as if they were a nation that does what is right
    and has not forsaken the commands of its God.
    They ask me for just decisions
    and seem eager for God to come near them.
    3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say,
    ‘and you have not seen it?
    Why have we humbled ourselves,
    and you have not noticed?’
    “Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please
    and exploit all your workers.
    4 Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,
    and in striking each other with wicked fists.
    You cannot fast as you do today
    and expect your voice to be heard on high.
    5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,
    only a day for people to humble themselves?
    Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed
    and for lying in sackcloth and ashes?
    Is that what you call a fast,
    a day acceptable to the Lord?
    6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
    to loose the chains of injustice
    and untie the cords of the yoke,
    to set the oppressed free
    and break every yoke?
    7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
    and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
    when you see the naked, to clothe them,
    and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
    8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
    and your healing will quickly appear;
    then your righteousness will go before you,
    and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
    9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

  12. And the bible says the number of the beast is 666 – RONALD WILSON REAGAN – 6 letters in each name!!!

    also true for Drusus Julius Caesar who was emperor in 33 CE when the temple was destroyed

  13. I guess conservative Christians think God can make a mistake. I guess they really arent true believers.

    Gene H, is my logic correct? :)

  14. JUde, Pastor Jeffres ended up supporting Romney when he became the nominee. He said voting for a mormon was preferable to voting for a supporter of abortion and gay marriage.

  15. “you can read it right here, christianity is on the decrease in the U.S”.

    Thanks for the info, Bruce. You’ve made my day.

  16. Re: video immediately preceding my first post.

    I call BS — this is nothing more than reading one’s interpretation into text instead of allowing the text to speak for itself. My Grandma said you can always find what you’re looking for in the Bible even if it isn’t there.
    More formally stated, a text out of context is a pre-text. A large number of criticisms are available to utterly refute the interpretation in the video.

    Here is just one — Aramaic is not the most primitive form of Hebrew. Biblical Aramaic (the Aramaic in the Older Testament — about 250 words out of 600,000), like Hebrew, is one of many Semitic languages at the time, sorta like French and Spanish are both Romantic languages. Furthermore, the Aramaic spoken in the time of Jesus is not Biblical Aramaic, sorta like Old English is not like modern English.

    Here’s another — the great weight of commentaries agree that the Satan verse referenced in Isaiah was directed at a local king and would have been so understood by the first hearers. At the time, the Jewish beliefs of demons and angels was very rudimentary. Seventy years in captivity among the Babylonians and their developed hierarchy of angels and demons greatly influenced the Jewish people and later writers including those of the Gospels.

    The more important question is why someone would come up with this type of interpretation and disseminate it. I would remind the author that Satan’s great sin was pride. Long before he tempted Eve with the same, Satan wanted to be like God. “Believers” who try to make the Bible say something other than what it actually does also want the same.

  17. Frankly, I read with fascination “some’ scholars work, explaining the number of the beast is 616, he claims the original translations are wrong.
    I have seen nothing since. …I think it would be great if the Evangelicals have to go back and edit all their warnings of the sign of the beast.

  18. http://www.escapeallthesethings.com/666-616-number-mark-of-the-beast.htm

    excerpt:
    A newly discovered fragment of the oldest surviving copy of the New Testament indicates that, as far as the Antichrist goes, theologians, scholars, heavy metal groups, and television evangelists have got the wrong number. Instead of 666, it’s actually the far less ominous 616.
    The new fragment from the Book of Revelation, written in ancient Greek and dating from the late third century, is part of a hoard of previously unintelligible manuscripts discovered in historic dumps outside Oxyrhynchus in Egypt. Now a team of expert classicists, using new photographic techniques, are finally deciphering the original writing.

  19. David Blauw – I saw that too but the info came from a tiny scrap found in a dumping ground in Egypt.

    What most fundies don’t understand is that most of this sludge they take as the inerrant work for the Great Cosmic Muffin is actually scraps of rumors of rehashed oral traditions written, translated, lost, rewritten, buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters. The veracity of any of it, the accuracy to the original tale even the broad outlines have been lost for millenia. Most of what you read today is the remnants of what a bunch of semi-literate priests thought sounded about right for the way they thought at the time (an era know as the Dark Ages for a reason). If God really is speaking to them through this work He really does work in mysterious ways.

  20. There is only one reason a nutbag tries to conflate a person with “the anti-christ”: the nutbag is trying to incite an assassination attempt on Obama.

    The only difference between Jeffress and the Cold Stone employee is the choice of words.

  21. P Smith, You might be right. They truly believed Obama would be voted out of office. They said the polls were skewed. They can’t understand that the rest of the world does not think the same way they do, and, also, believe that those that don’t are condemned to hell.

  22. Bron,

    It depends on your definition of God and that God’s relationship to both predestination and whether Revelations is literal or not, but superficially the logic holds. It does, however, work as a joke regardless.

  23. Gene H:

    Have you read Atlas Shrugged? It has just occurred to me that it is remarkable similar to the passion of the Christ.

    You have disciples, torture, betrayal, heaven, Judas [in the form of Dagny] and even a fallen world. Am I just reading into it? It seems so obvious that it cant be a coincidence.

  24. Billy Graham Group, Catholic Bishops Come Under Scrutiny For Blurring Election Lines
    By Mary Wisniewski
    Reuters | Posted: 11/12/20
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/billy-graham-election-irs_n_2119470.html?ref=topbar

    Excerpt:

    * Tax status saved churches $145 billion over 10 years

    * Complaints filed to U.S. Internal Revenue Service

    * IRS received complaints in 2008 election also

    CHICAGO, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Political watchdog and secularist groups are asking the U.S. government to investigate whether Catholic bishops and a Christian evangelical group headed by preacher Billy Graham should lose tax breaks for telling followers how to vote in this year’s election.

    Under constitutional protections of free speech and separation of church and state, churches are free to speak on any issue. But they risk losing tax breaks worth $145 billion in the past decade if they violate Internal Revenue Service rules by promoting or opposing any particular candidate. Other non-profits also have special tax status.

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a political watchdog group, in its complaint to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, cited reports of individual bishops “abusing their positions to advocate against the election of President Barack Obama.”

    The group’s executive director, Melanie Sloan, said some bishops went too far by saying a vote for Democrats would mean going to hell. “I don’t think the Catholic bishops should be intimidating parishioners to advocate for any particular candidate,” said Sloan.

    The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation complained to the IRS about possible illegal political campaign intervention by Wisconsin Catholic bishops and the Charlotte, North Carolina-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

    IRS spokesman Dean Patterson declined to comment on the complaints or on whether there was any investigation. “Federal law prohibits the IRS from discussing specific taxpayers or situations,” Patterson said.

  25. “That’s a sign that the “Rise of the Antichrist” is impended for it was silver that Judas betrayed Christ for. Unless of you course you’ve read the Gnostic gospels wherein Jesus asked his friend to betray him.”
    =================

    Whereupon, Jesus knowing that his gang of hoodlums were
    well armed, and knowing the jinx was up and not wishing them to go down with him, then asked Judas, his body man, to point him out to the “good cop” as the he would not survive if the bad one got hold of him. Judas
    said, OK JC, but remember that I will have to tell the others I did it for silver, gotta protect my rep, you know. Helping cops is not popular.”

  26. Bron,

    The Passion of the Christ story is archetypal. It shows up lots of places in literature. Even bad literature. Read some Joseph Campbell, particularly “The Hero With a Thousand Faces”.

  27. “The Pastor” knows what to say to his 10K congregation to keep that collection basket full–you gotta know your crowd, right?

    The probable reason for his latest epistle and all that talk of succession is that demographers know that there are enough eligible Hispanic voters in Texas to turn it blue. The problem is getting those non-voting Hispanics to vote. Just a matter of time. Good project for progressive Democrats…

  28. This is such BS. The better half and I absolutely determined that (President) Jimmy Carter was the anti-christ when he was a candidate. Intoxicants were involved. Of course we voted for him.

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