By Anthony Vandagriff
Jesus did extraordinary things and often accomplished the impossible. One of the most renowned feats of Jesus was when He literally defied gravity and walked on water. No normal man could have done this although many have tried. Kids especially try to run across the swimming pool attempting to mimic Jesus but of course they come short. Now Jesus did bid Peter to come and walk on the water, and miraculously he did for a moment before sinking but aside from that, no man has been able to duplicate this feat. That was true until a certain man stepped on the scene, Criss Angel.
Criss Angel is a street magician who performs some of the most astounding tricks you will ever see. Many question whether these tricks are illusions, or actually magic. He has ripped people apart and put them back together, he levitates, and the list goes on. The astounding trick that many people are blown away by is the one where he walks on water. Criss literally walks across a swimming pool while people are swimming! Some people have seen this and thought he must be Jesus. Others think he might be the Antichrist since he mimics the miracles of Jesus. I’ll be honest, I was pretty amazed by his tricks and still am intrigued by the smoothness of these illusions but that’s exactly what they are, illusions. I know people think he actually performs magic but there is a masked magician who reveals how Criss does all of his tricks. I watched this guy on YouTube walk across a swimming pool, just like Criss Angel did, and then showed how he was able to do it. It’s a sweet illusion, but it’s not magic. Criss Angel is a captivating performer, but he is not Jesus and he is not the Antichrist. The Antichrist will be a political leader who comes out of Europe. Plus, the Antichrist isn’t the one who does the tricks. The Bible shows us the Antichrist will have a partner identified as the False Prophet. The False Prophet will perform miracles and deceive people into following the Antichrist.
Criss Angel isn’t a great role model but he also is not the Antichrist. The important thing is to not be deceived by tricks. Jesus isn’t just going to show up and put on a magic show. He is going to come back in the clouds of the sky and make a triumphant entry. Don’t let the tricks distract you.
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