I wrote a blog a while back which talked about the sorry state of American politics and it generated a little flurry of visits at the time. I happened to mention Barack Obama in this blog and how he seems to me to have his head screwed on the right way. One person left the following comment:
“…It is prophesied that in the last days One World Church will rise up. That Church will be accepting of all religions (gods), homosexuals, abortion..etc. Everything will be acceptable. I just feel like God wants us to be prepared to be persecuted, to be sold out for Him. In every way. That speech Barack Obama wrote just reminded me of what the Anti-Christ will be like when he comes. Good looking, charming, eloquent, and can convince you of anything. I must tell you that I have never written anyone anything like this before but God just really pressed on my heart this warning. Just Be Careful. Pray for discernment.”
Now, I may not entirely agree with all the sentiments expressed here, but we had a little back-and-fore chat and we seemed to reach some common ground, so I was just going to drop the issue. But then I noticed something in my blog stats section. Almost every day I get hits on this page from people using the search terms “Barack Obama Antichrist”. I had no idea that this was such a prevalent idea.
Yeesh, guys. Look, the very fact that a lot of people don’t like the guy at all is as much as you need to disprove that little theory. If everyone is going to love and worship this guy, then I’d say it’s a fair bet it’s not Barack Obama, who is pretty well hated by a lot of folks. And supposing it IS him, it’s inevitable according to the Bible that he’s going to rise up anyway, so how’s about we just wait and see, eh?
Hey, you know it just occured to me that it might be Hilary Clinton! Good-looking a great orator, been wounded, trying to gain power… It’s all falling into place!!
My whole point in the original blog was just to say that what Barack Obama spoke about in his “Call to Renwal” speech made a lot of sense to me, that I quite like the guy and that America could do a lot worse that pick him as their leader. Let’s face it, they screwed up last time. I didn’t bargain for a slew of visitors with an End-Times axe to grind.
One thing I’m sure we can all agree on, regardless of our personal take on eschatology, is that George Bush is definitely NOT the antichrist: In addition to being handsome and intelligent, the antichrist is supposed to be worshipped the world over and be a military genius. Sorry George.