Brexit: Does This Help Or Hurt Prophecy, Rise of Antichrist?

Immediately after the big news of the passing of Brexit (or the UK referendum on leaving the European Union), several sent me questions about it.

Some asked if Brexit now leads to the rising of the Antichrist per the “Beast from the sea” Revelation 13 prophecy. This is based off the idea that this is showing the Antichrist rising from British Islands as viewed from the Holy Land.

Others wondered the opposite–if the Brexit would delay the Antichrist gaining power because it could inspire other members like Sweden, Italy, Germany and France to also exit and destroy the EU. Under the old prophecy paradigm of Hal Lindsey that the Antichrist rises through a unified super-Europe like the EU, Brexit seems to not help the rise of the Antichrist.

My answer? Both of these theories demonstrate the kind of speculation that prevails when fundamental prophecy passages are not understood. Revelation already tells us plainly what allows the Antichrist to come to power and it has nothing to do with his likeability, voting, or a preexisting unified Europe.

Read on to understand how the Antichrist comes to power and biblical answers to other myths you have no doubt heard on how to identify the Antichrist…

ObamaCare RFID Microchip 2013 – Latest “Mark of the Beast”

Perennial Mark of the Beast Anxieties

Another year, another “mark of the beast” (Rev 13:16-18) theory. Just as with date setting for Bible prophecies, speculation over the mark of the beast never ends. The last thing believers want is for the mark to sneak up on them causing a loss of their salvation for this supposed unpardonable sin.

As such, several people have asked me lately about ObamaCare’s mandatory RFID Microchip by March 23, 2013. Of course, microchips are probably the number one candidate for what the mark of the beast will be. Therefore, the news of a mandatory RFID chip on US citizens is too close for comfort to the mark of the beast to not cause great anxiety among prophecy-savvy believers who hear this rumor.

The only hitch is that, as you can readily verify at reputably sites like Snopes, it is a hoax that ObamaCare will require a RFID microchip by 2013. Unfortunately, nobody who has emailed me about this theory so far has accepted what reputable news sites say.

Bible Says Mark Not Forced or Before the Antichrist

No matter. The important thing is what the Bible says on this topic. There are three reasons a mandatory RFID does not fit the mark of the beast:

1. The mark is not going to be sneaked or forced on people like a brand on cattle. People must accept it knowingly and voluntarily (for ability to trade and get food) or if not, be put to death (Rev 20:4). This means that everyone who has the mark will have consented to it.

2. The mark of the beast does not appear in prophecy until the beast who it is named for comes to power with the False Prophet who requires it (Rev 13:11-16). This would be the Great Tribulation or last 3½ years of this age or when the Antichrist (Beast), False Prophet are ruling and deceiving the earth.

3. The mark does not come until a clear angel-sourced warning goes out to all the earth about not taking it (Rev 14:9). A clear unmistakable warning like this is only fair given how dire the consequences are for taking the mark.

For more on this and the torture that goes with the roll out of the mark, see The Mark of the Beast – If You See It, It’s Too Late


Jesus Said Obama Was The Antichrist: Not

Several people have emailed me about another, “Is Obama the Antichrist?” theory. A “Christian Theologian” posits that Jesus spoke Hebrew words that sound like “Barack Obama” today recorded in the Greek Luke 10:18. You can read all about the theory and listen to the video at WND.

The nicest thing I can say about it is that it is highly original and provocative. The convoluted reasoning it employs is authoritative-sounding enough to the average Christian. Since they cannot disprove it, it leaves them wondering if it could be true or not knowing what to make of it. So they forward it to a friend to see if they know.

Then read this rebuttal in case several things do not jump out immediately at you when you hear his reasoning and after you read the verses in question yourself like a good Berean (Acts 17:11). Reading the verse alone (Luke 10:18) should suffice since you can immediately see it has nothing to do with the Antichrist nor is it a prophecy:

Luke 10:18 (HCSB) He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a lightning flash.

If the sound of Obama’s name did come off Jesus’ lips, it would only be an insignificant coincidence. It’s not the proper way to build accurate doctrines. See my previous post as to why no American can be the Antichrist.

Is Obama the Antichrist
(or Even A Natural-Born American Citizen)?

Believing the Impossible

Last month I attended and spoke at my first Bible conference keynote. (Previously I had spoken at Borland Conferences during my previous career as a programmer). While researching for my keynote, I happened upon a profound quote:

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few”—Shunryu Suzuki.

As an expert on Bible prophecy, I can attest to the applicability of that principle in my field. I constantly hear beginners pose Bible prophecy theories that are frankly impossible. Usually there is a clear and plain verse that nullifies the beginner’s theory. One clear verse is all that it takes because of the principle Jesus taught that “the Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). We are not to believe a doctrine that would contradict the Bible. The Bible is a big difficult book that takes years to become expertly familiar with so false doctrines are commonly passed around and accepted.

Barrack Obama Antichrist Rumors

Case in point: is Obama the Antichrist? Lately, this is the question I receive most frequently since he became President of the United States.

Besides questions, I receive plenty of emails from people trying to convince me that Obama is the Antichrist. I think people send them because of the article on my website that uses Revelation 13 to identify someone else as the Antichrist. Obama Antichrist theorists naturally view the article as wrong and just have to correct me. One person even told me to take the article down so people are not “mislead” by it.

The article is still up even though I admit it is possible that the suggested candidate is wrong. We just will not know he is wrong until that person dies or the real Antichrist appears, whichever comes first. In the meantime discussion on the topic is good and one of the best ways to get people to actually study the Bible for themselves.

As for Barrack Obama, we can disqualify him as an Antichrist candidate today. This theory is about as valid as the common Christian belief that “Jesus can come back at any moment” (the secret pretrib rapture). To the beginner both theories seem possible. An expert can tell you that both theories are contradicted by plain clear Scripture. Barrack Obama does not fulfill a single major identification requirement for the Antichrist, especially not from Revelation 13.

Moreover, he cannot possibly be the Antichrist because he is a national of the wrong country. As I have covered in my free newsletter (simply email to sign up), Daniel 9:26 tells us the nationality of the Antichrist is the same as those who destroyed the Temple in 70 AD: the people of the Roman Empire. The New American Commentary – Volume 18: Daniel 9:26 on page 267 confirms this is the meaning:

The “people” who would destroy Jerusalem and the temple were the Romans, but v. 27 makes clear that this “ruler” will be the future persecutor of Israel during the seventieth seven. “The people of the ruler” does not mean that the people “belong to” the ruler but rather that the ruler will come from these people. If the text is to be taken literally at this point, this future ruler will come out of the peoples and nations that made up the ancient Roman Empire. Daniel already had divulged in chap. 7 that the Antichrist’s origin will be from the fourth empire, Rome.

The country that Obama is from and rules did not even exist as country until 1700 years later. Therefore, a US Citizen cannot be the Antichrist because they are from a country that was not part of the Roman Empire who destroyed the Temple.

Proving Rumors With Conspiracy Theories

When I tell this to Obama Antichrist proponents, they usually ignore the evidence and invoke the “birther” conspiracy theory you may have heard in the news. It states “Obama was not born in the USA”. I suppose one wild theory deserves another to back it up. Anyone who would believe the first could easily entertain the second.
But even if this argument were true, it would make no difference because Daniel’s prophecy was not referring to the nation the Antichrist comes from. He was referring to what nation he is from. Making Obama a Kenyan does not help since Kenya was not part of the Roman Empire either.

Let’s be reasonable. If it were true that Obama was not qualified to be president, then the McCain campaign would have pounced on this Anyone who was willing to make the risky move of choosing Sarah Palin for vice president certainly would have used this angle if it had any solid evidence behind it. In fact, it recently came out that the McCain campaign did investigate this angle before the election. They found it to be unsubstantiated and the proof of Obama’s birth in Hawaii to be well-documented.

If only believers would consistently do likewise: investigate theories in the Bible themselves and only believe what is well-supported there. We would have a very different set of doctrines taught and widely believed if so. And we would have a lot more Bereans (Acts 17:11) than we do now.

Hope This Helps

Am I down on people who fail to do this and entertain or spread these weak Bible theories? Not at all. I remember some of the crazy doctrines I used to entertain when I was a beginner and had not learned clear thinking skills yet. I write what I do here to help those who want the truth and need a little help finding it just like I did when I was still a beginner. Although I am now an expert, I keep learning to grow in grace and knowledge and correct my own errors.

Here are more articles debunking Obama Birther and Antichrist conspiracy theories from (BTW, Snopes is a great site to check before forwarding “Obama is the Antichrist”-type emails to avoid the embarassment when it turns out to be false as they usually do.)

Antichrist’s Image Statue

Bobbie wrote:

…I recall a South American country who honored Charlies envi ronmental work by erecting a statue that looks like a not so nice angel.
…And doesn’t the false shephard(antichrist), after his fatal wound end up blind in his right eye and have a withered arm?

Regards again

That amazing, seemingly prophetic statue of Charles is seen here: Image of the Beast?

The Prince of Wales is to be immortalized in bronze as a muscular, winged god dressed in nothing more than a loincloth. The inscription on the statue in Brazil will honor him as
“Savior of the World.”

It does appear that the Antichrist receives the fatal wound and is resurrected. This seems like the only way people would marvel after the beast and wonder who can defeat him if he has resurrection at his disposal as Revelation 13:4 says.

However it’s not completely clear to me that Zechariah 11:17 is a reference to the Antichrist. It probably is, and I have no better answer for who it refers to. I’m just saying that if the Antichrist does not have a blind eye or crippled right arm then I will not have a problem with it.

Antichrist In Power on 06/06/06?


Just read your article on the False Prophet and Antichrist and why they are thrown into the lake of fire before the Millenium. Very interesting. I noticed you mentioned the fact that they could be hybrids, which perked my interest because I was at a prophecy club meeting the other day and listened to a fella named Bill Schnoebelen talk.

Mr. Schoebelen was in the Illuminati and supposedly they already have the antichrist picked out. He was supposedly born in 1966 and was supposed to come on the scene in 1996 but for whatever reason he didn’t. The reason I mention this is because Bill said that what he was told is that this “antichrist” must come to power or by 06/06/06 or by the end of 2006 or he would start to “decompose”. The reason he would start to decompose or whatever is because he is a hybrid from a fallen angel. I thought this was pretty wild and outer limits type stuff but after reading your article now it kinda makes a little more sense.

I don’t know if any of this stuff is true or even relevant but felt compelled to share it with you.


Yes Bill Schoebelen has some great information, we have a few of his tapes in fact.

But the thing to remember is that not everything he learned from the dark side is as accurate as the Bible. The Bible says that the Antichrist comes to power at the Abomination of Desolation, for 42 months or 3½ years of Great Tribulation. It’s impossible for that to happen this year as there are a number of prerequisites we’re still waiting for, such as (in no particular order):

  • The 6th seal – 4th trumpet (Wormwood must arrive first)
  • The antichrist cuts off the sacrifices at the Temple Mount but here are as yet no sacrifices yet started for him to stop, let alone a temple or an altar
  • The Middle East Conflict between Israel and her neighbors spoken in Isaiah 17; 29, Psalm 83, Zech 12, et. al. This for sure a pretrib ( pre-antichrist) event

Once you know the framework of Revelation and sequence of events it’s easy to discern the many false ideas repeated even by good teachers like Bill Schoebelen (and admittedly I surely have some errors of my own that I have yet to examine and ferret out, which is why I enjoy receiving questions like yours that continually cause me to reconsider my ideas). The Illuminati have many plans but only the plans that fit the outline in Bible prophecy will come to pass.

How to Identify the Antichrist from Revelation 13

If the Antichrist is alive today, can we identify him already? I posted to my website my favorite research article explaining just how to do that from Revelation 13’s literal clues. I’m speaking of the counting of 666 off of his name and knowing where to look for the strange beast coming out of the earth who represents him.

These things are surprisingly literal (just as I have found over the years is the case with the rest of Revelation). Read here yourself to find out who is the Antichrist.