Last night, I watched much of the debate between US presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. Interestingly, neither candidate mentioned their vice-presidential running mates (Sarah Palin and Joseph Biden).
Our son Michael and I had the same basic conclusion: both candidates will continue to lead the USA in the wrong direction, though one may lead it faster down the wrong direction than the other one would. But even that is difficult to say with certainty.
Rarely did any of the candidates address the real issues facing the USA. Briefly, there was no discussion of national sins, nor the need for national repentance (the Bible specifically promises blessings for obedience and cursings for disobediance, see Deuteronomy 28). Neither candidate truly seemed to look to God the Father or His Son Jesus the Christ to help save this nation.
Furthermore, it astounded me how much both men thought they would essentially solve the energy, health care, and budget problems. While some of their proposals may help, they BOTH gave the impression that they would actually be able to solve these if they became US president.
As one who has studied economics at both the undergraduate and graduate level, it seemed clear to me that neither candidate had a plan to get the USA out of debt that could work.
Since Barack Obama was leading in the polls prior to that debate and because there was no “clear victory” for John McCain (Republicans tended to think he won, while Democrats tended to think that Barack Obama won), it appears likely that Barack Obama may win.
When talking with a European on an airplane while flying to Europe in May 2008, he asked me who I thought would win. When I said Barack Obama, he was quite surprised. While Europeans tend to prefer Barack Obama, they also tend to feel that the US voters would more likely support John McCain.
Currently it looks like Barack Obama and Joseph Biden may win. But whichever team wins, they will be leading a nation in decline. A nation that probably will not survive past the next decade.
Some articles/news items of possibly related interest may include:
Barack Obama is Not the Antichrist Some have suggested that he may be, but neither he nor John McCain will be. Find out why they cannot be.
Some Doctrines of Antichrist Are there any doctrines taught outside the Churches of God which can be considered as doctrines of antichrist? This article suggests at least three. It also provides information on 666 and the identity of “the false prophet”. Plus it shows that several Catholic writers seem to warn about an ecumenical antipope that will support heresy.
Do Certain Catholic Prophecies About Antichrist Warn Against Jesus? Will the final “Anti-Christ” be Jewish, insist on Saturday, be opposed to the trinity, and bring in the millennium? Catholic writings indicate this, but what does the Bible show?
Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 This article explains how the LCG views this, and compares this to Ellen White.
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”?
Should a Christian Vote? This article gives some of the Biblical rationale on this subject. Would Jesus vote for president? Is voting in the Bible? This is a subject Christians need to understand.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”. Might Bible prophecy be fulfilled if he is elected president?
Barack Obama Carries Hindu Monkey God Although there are some strange and false stories about Barack Obama, this one seems to be true.
Might Sarah Palin Fulfill Prophecy? Why might Sarah Palin fulfill Bible prophecy?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? There is a Mayan calendar prediction for change in 2012. 2012 changes were also centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans (the Hindus may have some predictions for the next decade as well). Do these Mayan/Hindu/Hopi prophecies have any value? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?