Saturday, May 4, 2013

The First Horseman Of The Apocalypse

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.  Revelation 6:2

Not all four horsemen of the apocalypse—Conquest, War, Famine and Death--are evil, as some would have you believe.  The anti semitic conservative wackjob Billy Graham, who gave his Christian endorsement to Romney for president even after declaring Mormonism a cult, and Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, co concoctors of the ridiculous rapture rubbish and rabid right wingnuts, are among the false prophets who purposely misunderstand scripture and preach that the first horseman, sent forth on a white horse to Conquer, is the Antichrist.  There is no mention of an Antichrist anywhere in the book of Revelation, and since LaHaye and Jenkins need one there to justify their idiotic fiction, this is their silly way of trying to sneak one in a side door. 

Many believe, as I see evidenced in Scripture, that the first horseman of the apocalypse is Christ, who reappears later in Revelation leading the armies of light in the epic battle in the heavens against Satan and his forces.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns. 

Graham, LaHaye and Jenkins and the rest of their ilk reason that because when he appears in Revelation 19 Jesus Christ has many crowns on his head, while the first horseman of the apocalypse has only one, they are two different entities, Christ and the Antichrist.  Entirely untrue.  Jesus Christ was crowned king then sent forth into the world, to conquer the world.  Jesus is the son of David, whose kingdom is promised to endure forever, and see what David did when he conquered an enemy king (in this particular instance the king of the Ammonites).

And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was set upon David’s head.  1 Chronicles 20:2

And so after conquering the kingdoms of the earth Christ reappears in heaven with many crowns upon his head, and Graham and LaHaye and Jenkins and their fellow false prophets who believe and preach otherwise are wrong: there is no Antichrist in Revelation, there will be no rapture of the righteous before the world is plunged into tribulation, and they and like minded pastors are not to be trusted with biblical interpretation nor in their wicked right wing politics, which evil they try to sanctify by warping the word of God.  In point of truth they are soldiers in the army of darkness marching alongside fellow blind antichrists.