No, not Jesus - as a Christian, I take that as an Article of Faith. You can agree, disagree, or agree to disagree, that's all within your rights as an American, and as a human being.
But I think today, the celebration of the fulfillment of Messianic prophecy through the Resurrection, is a pretty good day to think about the rise of the Other.
I had a short but fun conversation with a friend yesterday about how much she loves Obama. She loves him so much that she is pretty sure that he is the Antichrist. Me, I don't think that, but I'm fairly certain Obama's working for him.
To my understanding, the Antichrist will likely appear as a hyper-competent individual claiming to have all the answers to heal the world and bring about global peace. I realize that Obama fits most of that, but hyper-competence has certainly not been the hallmark of this administration. In fact, bumbling nincompoopery would be a far more apt description.
Personally, I don't think the Antichrist has risen yet, but I sense the day is close at hand. If I weren't already a regular churchgoer (and how completely strange yet wonderful it feels to describe myself that way!). I would certainly be considering it as a serious option.
I have always been one to go against the grain, to fight the current of public opinion, and, as it turns out, nowadays, becoming a devout Christian is about as counter-culture as you can get. Looking around at the news and at society around me, I am more an outcast from popular "thought" than I have ever been, and I'm happy for it and humbled by the opportunity.
Looking through the Scriptures and various revelations, it's hard not to believe that we are near the end times, especially considering how Christianity and anything resembling traditional morality are viewed with disdain and disgust. Things look pretty bad for those who choose to follow the Word, and they are only going to get worse.
But...the bright side is that even as we see that, that it's bad and worsening, we can see that it was all prophesied thousands of years ago, and is going exactly according to the way should. We can take heart the very fact that, since these troubled times were foretold accurately, there is no plausible reason to believe that the rest of the prophecy will somehow fail to hold true.
And there's nothing Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the democRats can do about it.
God bless you, and have a Wonderful Easter!