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A Shameless Plug



That didn't take long. 

As soon as Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States by an overwhelming margin, we started hearing the whispers.  Could he be the Antichrist?  While no one came out and said it (that I know of), many were thinking about the possibility.  I know because several people have asked me.

I also know people were entertaining this thought because at least one prominent evangelical openly raised the spectre of Obama's relationship to a future Antichrist.  According to the Christian Post, "Robert Jeffress, senior pastor at the First Baptist Church in Dallas, made remarks on Sunday before the election that should Obama win, his victory would lead to the reign of the Antichrist.

`I want you to hear me tonight, I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist, I am not saying that at all.  One reason I know he's not the Antichrist is the Antichrist is going to have much higher poll numbers when he comes,' said Jeffress."  (To read the whole story, click here)

Since Obama's popular vote numbers and electoral college victory exceeded just about everyone's expectations (Nate Silver excepted), you wonder how Jeffress feels about Obama now.

The biblical teaching regarding the Antichrist is not only fascinating (at least to me), but ought to be given serious consideration by anyone who wonders about the identification of any contemporary political figure with the dreaded man of sin (2 Thessalonians 2).
May I suggest my own book on the topic? You can find more info here: Man of Sin -- Ordering Information

Reader Comments (12)

Your other book is a great one also!
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Hi Kim,

I hope you are doing well these days. Here is my take on this:

November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Kurschner
Could it be that the mormon Romney was a type of a antichrist and was soundly defeated?
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Johnson
I have your Amillenialism book (I haven't read it yet)--Does The Man Of Sin cover the same ground? How is TMOS different?
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTracey
Romney was a misleader ...I could see him a antichrist type. .
November 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Whit

The Man of Sin covers new ground, but written from the same amil, two-age perspective.
November 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
Thanks Kim, I'll definitely check it out.
November 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTracey
<i>" While no one came out and said it (that I know of)"</i>

You obviously don't hang out in very interesting parts of the Internet. :-).
November 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
I've bought and read both of your books and treasure them. It probably sounds a bit odd that I would "treasure" a book about the man of sin, but here's why...

Last year, my confusion over the eschatology of my youth caused me to become so angry with what I thought was my inability to read and understand scripture, that one day I tossed my Bible on the bed and laid back with a groan of frustration. At that point, God impressed on me that his Word isn't the problem, it is our interpretation of his Word that is faulty. I've since heard you say that very thing!

The desperation to understand God's Word gave me the motivation to peek into what Reformed theology teaches (a little timidly, at first). I Googled all the key eschatological words and pretty quickly landed on the Riddleblog. I bought both books and read them within a couple days. Then I listened to every last episode of the Amillenialism 101 and the Man of Sin series that you gave for the Academy.

Those two books have completely transformed my life because they were the door the Lord used to help me understand reformed doctrine. I've since listened to hundreds of hours of your sermons (not kidding. My husband thinks you'll have to give my eulogy if I died. Haha! Seriously, I'm ok with that), read practically your whole blog, read several of Mike Horton's books, subscribed to Modern Reformation magazine, listen faithfully to the White Horse Inn and proseletyzed anyone who comes near me. It's a sickness, really.

Gods Word and his purposes have opened up to me (and my family) like never before and it all started by reading the first reformed book I'd ever cracked. That's why I treasure your book that you shamelessly plugged. :)

Pam from Orlando, who you've never met...just pray I don't die and put you in an awkward position.
November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Wow . . .

You just never know how the stuff you do impacts people--until they tell you. Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. I am very thankful that my humble efforts have been a blessing to you!

Now, if you can find a solid church in the Orlando area, you'll have a pastor who can take care of the funeral service for you.


November 15, 2012 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
I highly recommend both books. They are indeed excellent!
November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Davilla
Wow, Pam. That sounds a lot like my story as well! Especially the - "Those two books have completely transformed my life because they were the door the Lord used to help me understand reformed doctrine. I've since listened to hundreds of hours of your sermons" - part.

Isn't RC Sproul in your neck of the woods? I think he's a partial-preterist with an Amil bent, from what I can gather. But he does teach Reformed doctrine otherwise.


Chris Jager
Tillamook, OR
November 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris

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