Over the last four years, a lot has been said and written on this subject. I myself have been asked this question by at least 15 different people since Barack Obama has been the President of the United States. I’ve heard many Christians say and post to their Facebook pages, that Obama is the Anti-Christ, without having a clue about that which they speak. If you follow the biblical clues well enough, it is very easy to determine the answer to this question. In light of these concerns shared by many, I’ve decided to write on this and state my position based on what the scripture has to say. First of all, many people who disagree with leaders politically will always find ways to demonize who you are. For example, many politicians on the far right (Republicans) once believed that Bill Clinton was the Anti-Christ. Likewise many on the far left (Democrats) believed that George W. Bush was the Anti-Christ. Even several Popes of the Catholic Church, Adolf Hitler, and the former President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, were all once believed to be the Anti-Christ. Throughout history many world leaders have been looked at closely and were regarded as the Anti-Christ. This is the same case with Barack Obama. Nonetheless, President Obama has had the most links to the Anti-Christ than any other public historical figure or world leader. Much of the accusations are politically motivated. Since 2008 there have been hundreds of YouTube videos, articles, and blogs all over the internet on this subject. Some simply believe that Obama is the Anti-Christ based on their hatred and political disagreements with his liberal policies. Others just believe for racist reasons.
However, one must never allow his proper judgment and sense of reasoning to be clouded by feelings and opinions. Please note that I am in no way a supporter of, nor am I defending the President in any way. In fact I am pretty much Anti-Obama, when it comes to his policies as President. I am neither Republican nor Democrat, but I am a preacher of the gospel and I represent the Kingdom of God and its values. This piece of writing is simply to state the facts and give biblical context as to why Barack Obama cannot be the Anti-Christ. The reason I use the word facts is because you cannot argue for or against anything based on your opinion, or how you feel. So that everything I ever say or write I will always base it on factual evidence and Biblical truths. Here are some solid reasons why Barack Obama is not the Anti-Christ. I am going to state what the word of God says and you decide for yourself, don’t just take my word for it.
Many Christians as well as politicians have now come to believe that Obama is indeed the Anti-Christ. However there are several problems with that belief that we need to look at. First of all, to say that someone is the Anti-Christ is to say that he is the devil incarnate. Just as Christ was God Himself incarnate on the earth, the Anti-Christ is going to be someone who will be the devil himself incarnate on the earth (Rev. 12:7-9). On the other hand, it is important to note that the incarnation does not happen until the middle of the tribulation. Christians must remember that the devil does everything exactly opposite to God. Secondly, we must keep in mind that the end times will revolve around the nation of Israel and not the United States. In fact, there isn’t any supporting evidence in scripture that America will have a major role or even exist in the end times. Therefore the Anti-Christ will not rise up from the United States. We don’t know with certainty, but we do know that he will arise out of the East and not the West. It can be a revived Roman Empire, somewhere in the Middle East like Iran, China, or even Israel itself; we just don’t know. However, if you are reading this article and are interested in the end times, my suggestion to you is to keep your eyes on Israel and the Middle East.
There is a myriad of propaganda being spread in the world that is making unbiblical links with the Anti-Christ and President Obama. I’ve heard some say that the Anti-Christ will be a man of Muslim/Arab descent in his 40’s. The problem with this is there is no solid proof based on his history and upbringing to make the claim of him being Muslim, and he is definitely not of Arab descent. Some believe that the Anti-Christ will be of Jewish descent because of the fact that he must be Jewish to claim he is the Christ. All of those arguments cannot stand against the fact that President Obama is the son of a black Kenyan father, and white non-Jewish mother. So even if any of the above claims are true, he does not fit any of those descriptions. Some try to apply Revelation 13:5-8 to say that the Anti-Christ ruling for 42 months is similar to the 4-year tenure of the President. Even that argument is flawed because the 42 months in Revelation speaks to the 3 ½ year reign of the Anti-Christ during the tribulation, and has nothing to do with the tenure of a U.S. President. While I agree we can attempt to make our own presuppositions or reasonable assumptions, there is absolutely nothing in scripture to support the race, ethnicity, or religion of the Anti-Christ.
Separate and apart from all of that, even though he is far from being a Christian, Barack Obama publicly claims his faith in Jesus Christ. One thing we know for sure is that the Anti-Christ will never make such a claim with his mouth. The closest he gets to that, is to declare that he himself is the Christ. He will never pretend to be a follower of Christ and then turn around to say he is the Christ. Otherwise if he does, he will not be able to convince anyone. Having said that, I will say, there are some striking similarities between President Obama and the biblical description of the Anti-Christ. Whether you agree or not, President Obama has the intelligence, the charisma, the leadership, and the likeability factor of the Anti-Christ. At his first presidential inauguration in January 2009, hundreds of thousands flooded the National Mall and the surroundings of Washington D.C. to see him, while millions more like myself, watched from home. To this day, he draws thousands to any event he is scheduled to speak. He has the undeniable ability to use the power of oratory (speech), to inspire millions of people.
According to the Bible, the Anti-Christ who will lead the One World Order will possess all these traits. The Anti-Christ will have the power to deceive the entire world in the end. “And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie” (2 Thess. 2:11). Another similarity is that Obama is constantly lobbying for world unity and peace. According to Daniel 9:27 and Ezekiel 38:10-11, the Anti-Christ will make a 7-year peace treaty with Israel, and then break it after 3 ½ years. At that point, all hell will break loose on the earth. The Anti-Christ will then occupy the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem and slaughter a pig and set up a graven image of himself on the altar (Daniel 9:24-27). Jesus echoed the same refrain and referred to this event as the Abomination of Desolation, “So when you see the abomination of desolationspoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing inthe holy place (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains” (Matt. 24:15). This event will initiate the final battle and the Anti-Christ will then attempt to totally annihilate the nation of Israel, which is called Battle of Armageddon. Sometime in the near future I will clarify the difference between the Battle of Armageddon and the Great Tribulation. President Obama has not done any of the above.
However, recent statements have indicated that President Obama is not standing firm on the United States continued support for Israel. The President and Secretary of State John Kerry are currently negotiating with Iranian President Hassan Rouhaniabout their nuclear program. In fact, they are very close to an agreement with Iran that is cause for concern for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Iran has pledged several times to completely wipe out the nation of Israel and President Obama appears to be erring on the side of caution in favor of Iran. If you understand end time prophecy, you would know that there are serious implications if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear weapons. This is a discussion for another time, but I will say that the United States has always stood firm and defended Israel’s interest and the President’s recent reluctance to do so is serious cause for concern for all of us. If the United States discontinues its support for Israel, then Iran and its allies can join forces to attack Israel. This is scary stuff in light of the fact that Revelation 13:2-3; Ezekiel 38; and Daniel chapters 7 to 9, all tell us that the Anti-Christ will eventually form a coalition of nations to destroy Israel. All these things are clear indicators that the rapture of the church is looming on the horizon.
Let me go even further, the anti-Christ will be a nothing but a counterfeit Christ. All the devil ever wanted from the beginning was to be worshipped. Let me remind Christians everywhere, that the enemy wants nothing other than to be worshipped. He secretly devised a plan to overthrow God and was kicked out from the presence of God (Isaiah 14). In Matthew 4:8-10, he repeated the same thing when he asked Jesus to bow and worship him. The reality is that his plan has not changed. Even though he is a very intelligent individual, he is still foolish enough to believe he can actually win. Therefore he will attempt to make himself the center of worship and will deceive many. He will even go as far as to receive a wound like Jesus did (Rev. 13:3-4). After that his ultimate deception will be to fake his own death and resurrection and deceive millions more. In addition, possessed by the power of Satan, he will perform many signs and wonders that will cause people to worship him as though he is God. Finally, the Anti-Christ will implement the number of his name which everyone knows to be 666. Though we have seen many things that points to the system of the beast, none of this has happened under Barack Obama.
In addition, while I do not believe that President Obama is the Anti-Christ, he has done and is doing things that is setting the stage for the One World Government. It is quite clear that his agenda is designed to implement more and more government control. He is lawless and has broken down the moral fiber of this country. It is indisputable that America has seen the greatest moral decline in its history under this President. The killing of unborn babies and homosexuality is the highest it has ever been in world history. In fact, he is the very first President and leader of the free world to ever publicly come out in support of homosexuality and same-sex marriage. His Supreme Court has recently struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and declared it unconstitutional. The Defense of Marriage Act defends the sanctity of marriage as a union between a man and a woman as defined by God. Their goal is completely redefine marriage to be publicly accepted and recognized as a union between any two individuals, period. More to the point, the recent implementation of the new healthcare law is a whole lot more than most people realize. This is a discussion for another article, but for now I will say that it is much more than just healthcare. There is always more than what the government and the liberal media are willing to share. There is a hidden agenda behind the scenes that is working against all of us and is setting the stage for the Anti-Christ to rule. However, God has not left us in the dark. He has given us the signs to know the season of His appearing and the appearing of the Anti-Christ. The mystery of iniquity is already at work but is not yet fully revealed. Having said all of that, I will even go as far as to say that I believe that the Anti-Christ is alive today somewhere in the world. We just don’t know who he is and where he is at this point in time.
So to the question of whether President Obama is the Anti-Christ, I can say with a certain degree of certainty, he is not. The claim that President Obama is the Anti-Christ is nothing but a rumor and wild speculation. What I can and will say is that his administration is pushing a heavy Anti-Christ agenda and they are achieving much success. Don’t forget that the Apostle John told us that there will be many antichrists in the world, and indeed there are a lot. “Dear children, this is the last hour;and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming,even now many antichrists have come.This is how we know it is the last hour” (1 John 2:18). Let me end by saying that our Christian responsibility is to pray for the President. It is okay to disagree with his policies but we all need to pray for him and all world leaders. I believe that every Christian ought to vote for candidates that best represents our Christian worldview. However after elections are over our Christian duty is to earnestly pray for that person or persons occupying public office. In Romans 13:1-7, the Apostle Paul admonishes the church to pray for governmental leaders. His call is for believers to pray for leaders to lead well, so that we can all live better. This has nothing to do with whether or not you voted for or against that individual. My friends I submit to you that we are indeed living in the perilous times spoken of by the Apostle Paul (2 Tim. 3:1). I suggest you begin to trim your lamps and go buy oil and make sure you are set and ready for the return of the Bridegroom. Even so, Come Lord Jesus Come!