From the Book of Revelations, Chapter 13:
|12 This second beast exercised all the power of the first beast, on its behalf making the world and all its people worship the first beast, whose deadly injury had healed.|
|13 And it worked great miracles, even to calling down fire from heaven onto the earth while people watched.|
|14 Through the miracles which it was allowed to do on behalf of the first beast, it was able to lead astray the people of the world and persuade them to put up a statue in honour of the beast that had been wounded by the sword and still lived.|
|15 It was allowed to breathe life into this statue, so that the statue of the beast was able to speak, and to have anyone who refused to worship the statue of the beast put to death.|
|16 It compelled everyone -- small and great alike, rich and poor, slave and citizen -- to be branded on the right hand or on the forehead,|
|17 and made it illegal for anyone to buy or sell anything unless he had been branded with the name of the beast or with the number of its name.|
(My comments follow)
No, I don't think Obama is literally the beast mentioned. But the whole damned "mark your hand in support of Obama", as referenced here is just damned creepy. I am also intentionally using the word "damned". If the worship and adulation given to "the One" doesn't border on violation of the First Commandment, I'll eat my keyboard. For proof look at the number of Catholics who contort their reasoning as necessary to justify supporting Obama.
May God have mercy on us all, may His will be done.