While I have long written that Barack Obama is not the Antichrist (e.g. Barack Obama is Not the Antichrist), within the ranks of American “evangelicals” some clearly seem to feel that he is.
Here are some reasons/claims I have been sent (by various different ones) explaining why they feel that Barack Obama is the final Antichrist, followed by my comments, briefly explaining why they are in error (note the claims come mainly from emails I have received and I numbered them sequentially for this post):
1. Charismatic Speaker Worshipped By The Masses. The Book of Daniel says the Beast will arise in a country made up of “diverse” people from “all kingdoms” [which could describe the USA]. The Beast “shall speak great words …and think to change times and laws.” The Beast will have “understanding [of] dark sentences,” “shall magnify himself in his heart,” and will talk of peace “and by peace shall destroy many.” Daniel 7:23-25; 8:23-25. The worldwide masses will worship the charismatic Beast/Antichrist who will have a “mouth speaking great things.” Revelation 13:3-8.
The charismatic Barack is conceited and a great orator who speaks of change and peace. He is worshipped throughout the world including in the European Union — the successor to the Roman Empire. Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine wrote in July 2008: “He wants to lay claim to become the president of the world.”
Indeed, in Berlin, Obama stated to the crowd that he was leading a movement to “remake the world.”
Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi said Obama has been “hailed by world public opinion as the arrival of a messiah.”
The Beast is NOT the final Antichrist (see SDA/LCG Differences: Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666). And the Beast will be the King of the North, and be a European. The United States is NOT the heir to the ancient Roman Empire, Europe is (for more information, please see Europa, the Beast, and the Book of Revelation).
2. False Prophets. The advent of the Antichrist will be heralded by false prophets. Jeremiah Wright and Father Pfleger, who claim to be in the prophetic tradition, compared Barack to Jesus. Louis Farrakhan called Barack “the Messiah” to whom the youth will listen.
Actually, the Bible teaches that one called the false prophet will do miracles and cause people to worship the image of the Beast Revelation 16:13-14; 13:12-15). Neither Jeremiah Wright not the other two mentioned above has thus far qualified according to the Bible.
3. 666. Revelation 13:18 says “the number of the Beast … is the number of a man and his number is six hundred threescore and six.” 6+6+6=18, the number of letters in Barack Hussein Obama, whose Chicago power base includes the 60606 zip code.
On November 5 — the day after the election — in Obama’s home state of Illinois — the evening pick 3 lottery number was 6-6-6.
The Bible says that the number is six hundred sixty and six, hence none of the above qualifies (see also Is Barack Obama 666?).
4. Satanic Palindrome. Sasha is only the nickname of Obama’s oldest daughter. Her legal name is NATASHA — the reverse of AH SATAN.
Natasha is the Russian version of the name Natalie. It is a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “birthday.” And even though we in the Living Church of God do not celebrate birthdays (nor did early Christians, see Did Early Christians Celebrate Birthdays?), those who claim that his daughter’s name and putting it backwards has something to do with Antichrist have sunk to a new low.
5. 2012. According to Revelation 13:5, the Beast/Antichrist will rule for 42 months of relative peace and prosperity before all…starts to break loose in the middle of the fourth year of his reign, culminating in the Battle of Armageddon.
The fourth year of Barack’s presidency will be 2012, the year the Mayan calendar comes to an end, the year of a rare planetary alignment, and a year that scholars say Nostradamus foresaw as tumultuous.
While Barack Obama should be USA president in 2012, according to the Bible the world will NOT be destroyed by a flood as some believe that the Mayan 2012 prophecies show. Most have misunderstood the real significance of the Mayan and possible Nostradamus prophecies related to 2012–which are discussed in some detail, including Barak Obama’s possible role, in the article End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something?
6. Shiite Islamic Prophecy Of “A Tall Black Man” Running The West. According to a 17th Century prophetic text of the Shiite branch of Islam, the return of the Mahdi, the Islamic messiah, in the End of Times will be preceded by “a tall black man” running “government in the West” and commanding “the strongest army on earth.” The black “promised warrior” will carry a “clear sign” from Hussein ibn Ali (the third imam) and will assist the Mahdi in converting the world to Islam. The Iranian media have identified Obama as the “promised warrior.”
The Shi’ite prophecy might be referring to Barack Obama, but it shows that the leader assists in the rise of the Islamic Madhi–who is highly likely to be the King of the South. The Bible clearly shows, however, that the King of the South is defeated by King of the North (Daniel 11:40-43), thus Islam is NOT the religion of the final Antichrist. Hence the idea that Barack Obama will help the world become Islamic is not correct–but there is likely some truth in the idea that Barack Obama might enable the one who will become the final King of the South (as well as the King of the North)–see also Barack Obama in Islamic Prophecy?
7. New Nostradamus Quatrains Scholars for the Smithsonian Institute have uncovered new interpretations that may relate to Barack Obama, the Illinois senator vying to become the next US president.
Professor Eugene Randell, Deputy Director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives has released information pertaining to the up and coming US elections. The Institute which holds some very rare Nostradamus manuscripts, believes that some of the quatrains written by the 16th century soothsayer are very close to describing the fight for the White House that is happening now…
243 The great empire will be torn from limb, The all-powerful one for more than four hundred years: Great power given to the dark one from slaves come, The Aryana will not be satisfied thereby.
However, the above story (though popular on the internet) is a hoax. There does not appear to have ever been a Professor Eugene Randell who was Deputy Director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives; nor this new quatrain 243. The publisher of the above also would not verify its story even after I made two requests (see Obama Nostradamus Hoax).
However, there are one or two other prophecies of Nostradamus that might apply (Prophecies of Barack Obama? ), but they do not have Barack Obama as the Antichrist.
8. Fulfilled Daniel 9:27. Very early in the morning, on Thanksgiving Day, I could not get back to sleep. This is unusual for me, but the Lord has been urging me to listen for his voice when this happens…I was very, very confident that the Lord was giving me a BRAND NEW REVELATION, further confirmation that on OCT. 29, 2008, OBAMA CONFIRMED THE COVENANT OF DANIEL 9:27, thrusting the world into the Final Seven Years…The Lord had called me to be a watchman many years ago…We have in circulation almost 10,000,000 tracts….2520 days (360 days X 7 Jewish years), after the 30 MINUTES OF SILENCE IN HEAVEN on Oct. 29, 2008, is Feast of Atonement. This is by divine design, not happenstance, or coincidence. On Feast of Atonement, especially in 2015, when the armies of the world will be surrounding the Jews in Israel preparing for the Battle of Armageddon, the Jews will be setting up animal sacrifices, attempting to ATONE for their sins for the past year…There may be a peace treaty with Israel and the Antichrist in the near future, but it will NOT be 7 years in length and it will NOT be the fulfillment of Daniel 9:27. THE FULFILLMENT OF DANIEL 9:27 HAS ALREADY HAPPENED ON OCT. 29, 2008, WITH THE CONFIRMING OF THE COVENANT. TRY CONVINCING ALL OF THAT AWESTRUCK AUDIENCE IN HEAVEN, WHO WERE COMPLETELY SILENT FOR EXACTLY 30 MINUTES AS OBAMA GAVE HIS HISTORIC SPEECH that this was not the confirming of the covenant of Daniel 9:27…Ron Reese
Contrary to claims and visions, the deal in Daniel 9;27 has not been made. The deal will be made by a European, not an American, as even most Protestant commentators recognize. This deal still needs to be made (for details, see Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2009, 2010, or 2011?).
Of course, as I wrote much earlier, the final Antichrist is primarily a religious and NOT a political figure according to the Bible (see Barack Obama is Not the Antichrist), thus Barack Obama is NOT the final Antichrist.
However, his charistmatic style may very well be copied by the future final Beast leader of Revelation 13, who is the final King of the North of Daniel 11. And Barack Obama may help enable the rise of him as well as the future King of the South. Also, because his policies of increasing USA debt, he may very well lead the destruction of the United States (see Anglo – America in Prophecy).
Those interested in learning how Barack Obama may fit into various prophecies should begin with the first article below and then perhaps the ones that follow:
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Are there biblical and non-biblical prophecies about Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as his timing and at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? This is the longest and most detailed of the articles here at COGwriter related to prophecy and Barack Obama.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”. Might Bible prophecy be fulfilled since he is to be the USA president?
Kenya Rejoices as Obama Wins This is a follow-up to the Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States news item and contains additional information about him, prophecies, and his background. And when the United States and its Anglo-allies may be destroyed.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Barack Obama Carries Hindu Monkey God Although there are some strange and false stories about Barack Obama, this one seems to be true.
Barack Obama is Not the Antichrist Some have suggested that he may be, but he cannot be. Find out why.
Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 This article explains how the LCG views this, and compares this to Ellen White. Neither John McCain nor Barack Obama are 666.
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? There is a Mayan calendar prediction for change in 2012. 2012 changes were also centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans (the Hindus may have some predictions for the next decade as well). Do these Mayan/Hindu/Hopi prophecies have any value? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012?