Ever since he was elected, there have been a large number of Christians (most of which clearly do not know their Bibles) who have been openly speculating that Barack Obama could be the Antichrist. There are entire websites devoted to the idea that Barack Obama is the Antichrist. One YouTube video that seeks to prove that Barack Obama is the Antichrist has over a quarter of a million views. But there is only one problem. Barack Obama is NOT the Antichrist and he never will be.
But unfortunately most Christians do not know their Bibles. If they did, they would not make YouTube videos such as the one posted below. This video, which was even featured on WorldNetDaily focuses on the words in Luke 10:18 to try to claim that Jesus revealed the name of the Antichrist. First of all, Luke 10:18 has NOTHING to do with the Antichrist. Nothing at all. It is a verse talking about Satan. Secondly, whether or not a couple words, if they are translated from the Greek into Hebrew, sound anything like "Barack Obama" is not the issue. The truth is that Barack Obama does not even come close to matching the Biblical characteristics of the Antichrist. But more than a quarter of a million people have watched this video anyway. Another version of the same video has half a million views on YouTube. Check it out.....
Even before Obama was elected, CNN was reporting on speculation that Barack Obama might be the Antichrist. It seems that these days some Christians are eager to brand any political leader that arises as a potential Antichrist. Just check out this video report from the campaign.....
Some are even being so ridiculous as to point out that since the winning "Pick 3" lottery numbers in Illinois the day after the election were "666" that must mean that Obama is the Antichrist.....
This next video asks the question: Is Barack Obama the Antichrist? When you watch the video they apparently are convinced that he is.....
It sounds as though even noted Bible prophecy teacher Jack Van Impe believes that Barack Obama is the Antichrist in this video clip.....
But it is not just on YouTube where the theory of the "Obama Antichrist" is being promulgated. Entire websites have been dedicated to trying to prove that Barack Obama is the Antichrist prophesied in the Bible.
The following is a list of just a few of these sites.....
But it is not just a few isolated crazies out there either. One poll found that 8 percent of New Jersey voters believed that Barack Obama is the Antichrist.
That is almost too frightening to believe.
Not that Barack Obama isn't a horrible president.
Because he is.
The U.S. has had some really, really horrible presidents recently, but Obama seems determined to become the worst one of them all.
And Obama has certainly had more than his share of mindless cult-like followers who worship him as some kind of Messiah. Just consider the following quotes.....
"I'll do whatever he says to do. I'll collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear."
"We're here to evolve to a higher plane . . . he is an evolved leader . . . [he] has an ear for eloquence and a tongue dipped in the Unvarnished Truth."
"Obama's finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don't even really inspire. They elevate. . . . He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh . . . Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves."
"No one saw him coming, and Christians believe God comes at us from strange angles and places we don't expect, like Jesus being born in a manger."
"Who among us is not at a loss for words? Tears pour out. Tears of joy. Tears of relief. A stunning, whopping landslide of hope in a time of deep despair."
-film producer Michael Moore
"Even in the last days we felt we would never see this hour, but there is a God."
"…I’ve sort of been, like, pulsating all day, and now I feel like I’m, like, in full-vibrational-mode … It feels like there’s a shift in consciousness. It feels like something really big and bold has happened here…"
"Obama’s election as president is a beautiful testament to the American collective consciousness that is flowering. This more loving consciousness will be necessary to protect us from some of our hurtful human choices and tendencies. We will need it to create balance with the constantly emerging advances in technology so, going forward, we can use these advances in a positive way to lift up Mother Earth and all her inhabitants."
-Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder
"Many even see in Obama a messiah-like figure, a great soul, and some affectionately call him Mahatma Obama."
"This is bigger than Kennedy. . . . This is the New Testament." "I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often. No, seriously. It's a dramatic event."
- Chris Matthews
"He communicates God-like energy..."
-Steve Davis (Charleston, SC)
"It’s more spiritual than political"
-Ted Howard, a 64-year-old African-American
"I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years. What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. … The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance."
I think anyone reading the above quotes would be alarmed. In fact, there are some followers of Obama who take things to an even more extreme level.
During the presidential election, World Net Daily reported that an associate editor of the campus newspaper at Massachusetts' Smith College openly called Obama her "Jesus". Reportedly she made the following very troubling statement:
"I've officially been saved, and soon, whether they like it or not, the rest of the country will be too. I will follow him, all the way to the White House, and I'll be standing there in our nation's capital in January 2009, when Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States of America. In the name of Obama, Amen."
But does any of this make Barack Obama the Antichrist?
Of course not.
In a previous article, we detailed key 32 characteristics of the coming Antichrist. The following are just a few of those characteristics that Barack Obama does not meet.....
#2) The Antichrist is someone who has been around before. Revelation 17:8 describes this reality, along with the fact that the inhabitants of the earth will be amazed to see this man who "once was, now is not, and yet will come".
There is no indication that Barack Obama has ever existed previously. Therefore he cannot be the Antichrist.
#4) Daniel 9:26 says this about the people that the Antichrist will be from: "The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary."
In 70 A.D., the Roman Empire destroyed the city of Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple using mostly Syrian troops. There is no reason to believe that Barack Obama has any links to any of the countries of the old Roman Empire.
#6) The coming of the Antichrist will be accompanied by Satanic miracles, signs and wonders as it says in 2 Thessalonians: "The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders." (2 Thessalonians 2:9)
Barack Obama has never performed any miracles (unless you count winning the 2008 election).
#8) All of the nations in the world will follow and worship the Antichrist. (Revelation 13:3-4, 8 )
While there are some people out there who kind of worship Obama, the truth is that about half of the United States right now can't stand the guy. When the real Antichrist comes, virtually the entire world will adore and worship him.
#11) The Antichrist will arise to power after the "ten horns" come to power. These ten horns are ten "kings" who will gain great power for a short time but who will ultimately give their power to the Antichrist.
The ten kings have not come to power, so it is not time for the Antichrist to arise yet.
#13) The Antichrist will exalt himself above all other gods and will speak blasphemy against the true God. (Daniel 7:25, 11:36-37; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 13:5-6)
Obama is not calling himself God. Yet.
#17) The Antichrist will be accompanied by "the false prophet" who will be able to do amazing miracles including causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. (Revelation 13:13)
Has anyone seen someone call down fire from heaven on behalf of Obama yet? If so, please notify us immediately.
#29) The rule of the Antichrist will be during "a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then." (Daniel 12:1)
While Obama seems to be doing his best to destroy the American republic, the reality is that things are still pretty good right now. The Antichrist is going to arise and rule during the absolute worst time in all of human history.
The truth is that the coming Antichrist is going to be so charismatic, so supernaturally powerful and so absolutely amazing in the eyes of the world that almost everyone will follow him. People will openly fall down and worship him.
Barack Obama is simply just another slick politician. He is a con man who is not even that extraordinary when you take his teleprompter away. He is certainly helping to set up the one world government that the coming Antichrist will one day use, but the reality is that history will look back on Obama as just another bad president who ruled during the sad decline of the American empire.
According to the Scriptures, Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. If you know of anyone promoting this insanity please send them this article. The real Antichrist will come on the scene one day, and trust us, he will be a whole lot more impressive than Barack Obama.