Q. I know The anti-christ will come out of the Revived Roman Empire. What if the US ends up joining with them if oil and the economy forces us to? Barak Obama is going to go around the world this summer. Whoever heard of a not yet official nominee doing this? Why couldn’t he be a “little horn” in this new world order that world leaders seem to want so badly?
A. The whole world seems to be all abuzz about Mr. Obama. I don’t know who he really is, but there sure is a lot of speculation about him. If anyone knows for certain, they aren’t talking.
Some believe that as a former colony of England, the US is a de-facto member of the revived Roman Empire already. But using that logic one can include the entire British Empire, which covered much of the world.
In Rev. 17:10-11 I believe when John said that five of the 7 kingdoms had fallen, he was talking about Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, and Greece. The one that was ruling in John’s day was Rome, and according to Daniel 9:26 the one yet to come would be a second iteration of Rome. But John also said that while the anti-Christ would belong to the others he wouldn’t be one of them. To me that puts him outside of the recognized leadership of the nations John mentioned but makes him one of their citizens.
While it’s a fun exercise, I don’t think we’re at a point in the End Times where we can identify the anti-Christ. In fact I don’t think the Church will ever know who he is, at least not while we’re on Earth.