The Rough Beast Arrives: Contemplating Brother BidenJames J. O'Meara
But when ye see Jerusalem encompassed with armies, then know that its desolation is drawn nigh. 
Constant Readers know that my go-to source for Radio Christianity, especially the apocalyptic sort, is Brother Stair.
And why not? He is, after all, “The Voice of the Last Day Prophet of the Lord,” As documented in several articles for Counter-Currents. Bro. Stair, in his unwavering rejection of any and all aspects of “the world system” — which operates under the rule of the Lord of this World, Satan — often makes the same points the Right or Alt-Right would agree with:
- Get out of the cities! (Jesus will melt them with atomic fire)
- Get out of debt!
- Shopping is a sin!
- Medicine is poison and nothing but witchcraft! 
Well, the last is a bit extreme — although the 87-year-old Bro. Stair would seem to be an excellent argument in its favor.  Indeed, Brother Stair has been hale and hearty enough to broadcast his warnings for some fifty years! And in general, anyone following his advice would have avoided most of the disasters of the recent past, from the housing bubble to the 2008 crash to the COVID lockdown (and it’s upcoming Mark o’ the Beast vaccine passports).
Brother Stair’s warnings are based on a tightly organized, highly logical system,  in which city life epitomizes the modern world; the choice to live in the city is to choose Satan rather than God. Conversely, to choose God is the eschew all aspects of the city, particularly anything that further entangles one in the world system: buying a house, debt, employment (needed for paying debts and further shopping), and even, if necessary, friends and family.
As I’ve said, much of this resembles the attitudes of the Dissident Right. Moreover, although life without employment, medicine, religious affiliation,  or family is hardly a goal, the dissident increasingly finds himself forced into such a lifestyle as punishment for the views he does promote. 
They get you one way or another.
Now, you might wonder how Bro. Stair has been able to prophize the coming end for fifty years. The answer is that unlike the stereotypical “the end is coming tomorrow” fanatic — Stair calls them “prognosticators” although he sometimes slips and calls them “procrastinators”  — Stair never gives dates. Indeed, as I’ve observed previously, he is able to broadcast 24/7 by accessing a huge backlog of material, which he stitches together in a surreal aural montage that often approaches the Firesign Theater or Church of the Subgenius; the key is that nothing is dated, so nothing is. . . dated.
“Check out your news items, people; the world is filled with violence!”
In particular, he has resisted the blunder of identifying the Antichrist. In evading this, he makes use of one of the many nifty things I’ve learned from his broadcasts: the doctrine of “The Man of Sin,” or rather, “The Revelation of the Man of Sin,” based on 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12:
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Contrary to The Omen and such, the Antichrist is not born as such — “the son of Satan” as it were. Rather, he is a man, evil and full of lies, but just a man — who at some point is possessed by Satan. We must recall that “antichrist” does not mean “against Christ” but “like unto Christ.” 
This makes sense; the Antichrist is not some bad guy who falls out of the Phantom Zone album cover prison and demands to be worshiped or else; rather, he mimics the appearance and deeds of the Christ, especially in matters of world peace;  in this way he gathers followers and power, before revealing his satanic agenda.
As part of his “imitation of Christ,” the Man of Sin is, again, not some demonic Damian child but rather a normal (though evil) human, who at the last moment is possessed by Satan himself — just as Jesus is both God and man. 
Needless to say, the recent past has been rich in candidates, and Stair keeps his audience in suspense; here’s a likely candidate, given his blatant career of lies: is he the one?
Contrary to many conspiratards, he will not be the Pope of Rome, who has his own, different role.  But as always, the American President is a prime candidate, and recent ones have brought out Stair’s playful side.
George W? “The Burning Bush!”
Obama? “The Obamanation!!”
And Trump? You mean, “The Last Trump!!!”
And indeed, drawing on sources from MSNBC to those from the Alex Jones side of the spectrum, Trump provided endless proofs of his being The Man of Lies. But a blowhard egotistical narcissist like Trump could never pass himself off as a Second Christ (or even as a Christian; remember “Two Corinthians”?)
Well, what about Biden? As far as I can tell, Bro. Stair has been silent on The Pretender; I suspect he expected the Man of Lies to engineer his re-election, and was as surprised as the rest of us by the actual “results”; he may need a while to incorporate this into his system.
Well, I’m here to help! For it seems to me that Old White Joe is excellent Antichrist material. First off, he’s a Catholic, only the second one since 1789 (Joe was 18 when Kennedy was elected).
And right on time, Jacobin, no less, brings us the Icon of the Antichrist:
RT provides a hermeneutical guide:
Biden’s larger-than-life, bare-chested figure is shown surrounded by “holy spirits” of Twitter and “saints.” The latter include kneeling Democrat leaders in the US Congress, Dr. Anthony Fauci, fawning journalists, and manager-class devotees eagerly consuming the “holy scripture” from what is probably the latest Barack Obama memoir. The former president himself is shown as a six-winged seraphim bracketed by the likewise angelic Hillary and Bill Clinton, with the trio gazing benignly from the heavens. A crowd of mask-wearing suburban laymen on Earth celebrates Biden’s ascension. A pair of Reaper drones complete the picture, providing a clear hint for the doubtful that the image should be taken with a grain of salt.
Marc Slavo responds:
It is way past time to figure out that this is the plan. One world government, worshipped under the one world religion where the very few control and enslave the many.
Many have already noted the incongruity of Biden’s “restoration of democracy” accompanied by a military invasion of the Capitol; purely defensive, of course, to fend off those hordes of “White Supremacists.” Although some have compared the scene in Washington DC to the “Green Zone” established in Baghdad — already significant enough, as Bro. Stair likes to point out is none other than Babylon itself — another analogy is more pertinent. Is not Washington under Biden, with his decidedly Judaic ring of advisors, the New Jerusalem? And what does Bro. Stair constantly advise? As the headline of his website says, “Keep your eyes on Jerusalem!”
Just as the “whole world” must hear Bro. Stair’s message before the Second Coming can take off (hence his worldwide 24/7 broadcasts), so the whole world must look to Jerusalem; something, he likes to point out, impossible before the advent of TV and the Internet.
And what will they see? 
But when ye see Jerusalem encompassed with armies, then know that its desolation is drawn nigh.
Is the revelation of the Antichrist not a single act, but an ongoing process? A sequence: Obamanation, The Last Trump, the Man of Lies, the AntiChrist?
Another worrisome point: Bro. Stair teaches that part of the Antichrist’s mirroring of Christ is that his reign will be as long as Christ’s teaching career: three and a half years; just about a Presidential term, especially one that might be cut short for one reason or another.
In any event, it should be a very interesting time. Stay tuned, and keep watching the skies!
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 Luke 21:20, Darby translation. “The religious movement which obtained this name through the sudden and enormous success of an evangelistic crusade at Plymouth in its early days was started in Ireland. It was an aristocratic and intellectual movement. John Nelson Darby [was] a learned man of good family.” Aleister Crowley, The World’s Tragedy, “The Plymouth Brethern.”
 Jeremiah 46:11: “Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured”. For a critical view of these and other passages, see here.
 “If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by things that go with good judgment. He is not hampered by a sense of humour or by clarity, or by the dumb certainties of experience. He is the more logical for losing certain sane affections. Indeed, the common phrase for insanity is in this respect a misleading one. The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.” — G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy (New York: John Lane Co., 1909), p. 32.
 All “churches” are aspects of the world system; the Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon, of course, but she is also the Mother of the Harlots of Protestantism, which is even more divisive. One does not choose (Greek: αἵρεσις, hairesis, heresy) to join the Body of Christ; rather, “Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will. . .” (Ephesians 1:4-5 [NKJV]). “When one of you says, “I am a follower of Paul,” and another says, “I follow Apollos,” aren’t you acting just like people of the world?” 1 Corinthians 3:4 (New Living Translation).
 One might point out that separating someone from their friends and family is a typical cult strategy.
 Strong’s Concordance: “anti: over against, opposite, hence instead of, in comp. denotes contrast, requital, substitution, correspondence.
 “They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ When there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14 (NKJV).
 Bro Stair, like most independent preachers, is a bit fast and loose with not only his morals but his theology; this seems to hint at the “Adoptionism” doctrine, that Christ was a man who was possessed by God (or, if you prefer, a demon) at the moment of his baptism by John. This would solve the question of why Jesus asked to be baptized at all, if he was already a God-Man without sin, as well as his later “giving up the ghost” on the cross. To the orthodox, his baptism and the dove/voice business is a set up to reveal his divine nature, not confer it.
The bizarre imagery of the descent of a dove and a voice coming from the heavens that are used by the Gospel authors when describing Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan (Mark 1:9-11 / Matthew 3:1-17 / Luke 3:21-22 / John 1:32-34) are found nowhere else in the Gospels and they are generally considered to be a poetic vehicle through which the Gospel authors present a messianic moment, make revelations regarding Jesus’ divine identity and highlight his relationship with God. . . . [The] adoptionist cum possession theory proposes that Jesus was not possessed by the Spirit prior to his baptism and that he underwent a “psychological transformation” during which he was “anointed” with the power to begin his messianic work. To regard the baptism as the moment of the endowment of spiritual power is reminiscent of the first-century Gnostic doctrine of Cerinthianism and the second-century sect of the Ebionites, both of whom believed that Jesus did not have the Holy Spirit until his baptism and that it abandoned him at the crucifixion.
 TL;DR: The Pope will summon Stair to Rome, where he will be killed by the Pope himself; Christ will return within six months of Christ’s death. Note how this enables Stair to cleverly avoid ever facing the failure of his prophecy: “So long, suckers!”
 Another Dissident theme: Bro. Stair insists that “Christians don’t vote”; voting is participation in the Satanic world systems, and is purely symbolic, the “result” being pre-arranged by the Powers that Be.
 The Tooth Fairy: “Do you see?” Will Graham: “You’ve seen these films, haven’t you, my man?” Manhunter (Michael Mann, 1986).
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