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Is Obama the Antichrist?

Is Obama the Antichrist?

Is Obama the Antichrist? This question is part of a phenomenon which started during the presidential campaign of President Barack Obama. However, it continues to be asked several Is Obama the Antichrist?times everyday by people around the country. Some undoubtedly believe that the president is the Antichrist. Others do not. Can we know for sure?

The Antichrist is Quite Easy to Identify

Of all the subjects in the Bible, the Antichrist is not that difficult to figure out. In fact, it only takes a couple of minutes to solve the mystery. However, you won’t find the answer in Left Behind Novels. Those are filled with prophecies about a future individual who allegedly will come.  Others seem to tap into the fears of people for profit. Claiming that President Obama is the Antichrist sells and apparently it is selling big.

These simply attest to the undeniable popularity of this President, like him or hate him or whether you’re somewhere in between. His charismatic influence on the world is unmistakable and undeniable. Some love to love him, and others love to hate him. Whatever the stance, he is not to be ignored.

And, being a supreme political figure seemingly lends validity to his aura as a prophetic subject, especially for those who subscribe to futurist eschatology. In fact, it is the context of speculative futurist views and beliefs which give rise to such fanaticism concerning the end times.

Every popular political figure has at one time been styled the Antichrist, from Mussolini to our past president. Those views all shared one common thread of consistency. They all were wrong! Such is the fallacy of futurism. There will never be a person in our time, political or otherwise, who will match the description of the Antichrist in scripture. In the following, we demonstrate why all the videos, blogs, and websites which affirm such are incorrect.

The Appearance of the Antichrist Marks the Last Hour Before the End

Now most futurists will write this off as ludicrous. Others will not take the time to read the evidence from the source. To speak of the presence of the Antichrist would of necessity imply that the last hour has arrived. Yet many of those who use this type of propaganda, especially as occurred during the campaign could care less about the end time. They played on the ignorance of religious people in an attempt to sway their votes. Dispensational lobbies attest to the effectiveness of such tactics.

Is Obama the Antichrist – An Exegesis of 1 John 2:18-19

Now, let’s examine the key text of the Antichrist in the Scripture and see whether Barack Obama is the Antichrist.

“Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.” (1 John 2:18)

John was an apostles of Jesus Christ. He was inspired by the Holy Spirit (i.e. God who cannot lie), a point which should have some merit for professed Bible believers, even if you are a futurist.  John also lived in the first century, in the time of Christ.  One promise Christ made to Him was that He would remain alive until the His second coming.

“Peter, seeing him, [John] said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?’ Jesus said to him, ‘If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.’ Then this saying went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die. Yet  Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, ‘If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? (John 21:21-23).

In other words, Christ told Peter to get out of John’s business and mind his own.

Now for Jesus’ second appearance to be future, John would yet be alive, for he was to remain alive till Christ returned. Some took that statement to mean that John would never die, but that is not what Jesus said. He said John would remain alive till He returned. For Christ’s coming to yet be future, John would be about 2000 years old and yet walking the earth. Rather, the Lord promised to come before his death which occurred in the first century.

Is Obama The Antichrist Came in the Lifetime of John in the First Century?

John wrote before He died, that “it is the last hour” and that the Antichrist had already come. The presence of the Antichrist demonstrated that the last hour had arrived. Now what would be more of a stretch than to believe that John is alive today is to believe that President Barack Obama lived during the time of John in the first century. That is the only way the youtube video that answer is  Obama the antichrist in the affrmative could be true.  Is Obama the Antichrist? Some say the following are signs are evidence of their claim.

  • He proclaims peace in Iraq
  • His mother was white (supposedly the white horse of Revelation)
  • He is a deceiver, i.e. Muslim, not a Christian, etc

Here are the reasons why neither Obama nor anyone living today or in the future can be the Antichrist mentioned in the Bible. The Antichrist(s) lived in the days of John the Apostle. They were present in the first century church. They congregated with people in the church but realized they didn’t share the same conviction toward Christ so they left.  Their presence and apostasy marked the last hour. This is incontrovertible evidence which refutes the notion that Obama is the Antichrist.

Did The World Pass Away In the First Century?

To answer this question, we must understand the what world John saw passing away in verse 17. He wrote, “And the world is passing away…” John saw a world passing away in his time The last hour of which he spoke pertained to that world. That world was not our present world. It was the Jewish world or Jewish age. That Antichrist’s appearance does not belong to the current age, but to the Jewish age which passed in A.D. 70.

That fact is all current and future speculations about the Antichrist are without merit and are mere fantasies of futurist fanaticism. If people would only take the time to read those two verses (1 John 2:18-19), it would save them lots of trouble and grief over the Antichrist.

Is Obama the Antichrist?

The antichrists were those who rejection the incarnation of Christ.

“By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:2-4).

Again, we see that the Antichrists had already come, and were already in the world when John wrote. They were those who did not believe Jesus had come in the flesh. They denied the incarnation of Christ. The Antichrist is not one person, but many. Antichrist is a composite group of people who deny Jesus’ incarnation. That is why Antichrist is spoken of both in the singular and the plural.

The Antichrist’s stand over against Christians who are the “body of Christ.” The body of Christ is a composite group of believers, spoken of as “one body” but consisting of “many members.”  They believe and accept that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, (John 1:1-2, 14). So the false prophets that predicted that Obama is the Antichrist are out of sync with a from the perspective of the argument that is anachronistic. It is an error in time which overlooks the first century fulfillment.

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  1. patrick
    6 years ago

    Barack is “the son of perdition” (the antichrist) Read my book…it will prove it to you from the bible. “THE BARACK THESIS”

    • ATF
      6 years ago

      If you can prove it to me from the Bible, just supply the scripture. I don't need to read your book. I can prove to you from the Bible that Barack Obama is not the son of perdition. "Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." (1 Thess. 2:3-4). Now, can you please tell us plainly how Barack Obama sat in the temple of God during the time that Paul wrote this letter to the Thessalonican church? Note the present tense verses "who opposes and exalts"…so that "he sits" "showing himself." Add to that Paul's words that something was "restraining him" because the mystery of lawlessness was "already at work", only He who "now [at that time] restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. "Where is that temple today? How did Barack sit in the Jewish temple? How can anyone do so after A.D. 70? I think that wipes out your entire thesis and book. One last point. When Barack Obama leaves office or dies, whichever comes first, according to you, that will be the second coming right. Well, we shall leave these words here as a testimony against you. Revisit them when either event occurs. Good day!

  2. Joe G
    6 years ago

    Jesus never said he WAS coming again while John was alive. He said "If" I were to come while John was alive what is that to you? You even wrote the passage yourself. You are clearly trying to deceive the reader.

    • ATF
      6 years ago

      I agree that if this were the only text that implied Jesus would return in the lifetime of first century disciples/apostles, it would raise question of certainty. However, when understood in the light of other very emphatic statements, it is not as questionable as you desire to make it. For a futurist, the desire to grab on to any straws that might delay or protract the Lord's coming into thousands of years is tempting. But, let's consider a few things about this text. Your reasoning suggests that because Jesus used the word "If" he does not say he is coming before John dies. Is that always the use of "if" in a sentence? In other words, can the word "if" be used when the intent and purpose is to do that very thing versus to not do it? Does the use of language allow the use of if in both ways? For example, let's suppose you plan to go to Cancun Mexico for a vacation. Then someone asks you, why are you going, or are you really going to Cancun to take a vacation? Isn't that expensive? Why not just go to Hot Springs, AR? You reply, well "if" I do what is that to you? Now, do you intend to imply that you are "not" going to Mexico by that statement? I'm sure every reader uses the word "if" in such manner not to convey the negative, but to more strongly accentuate the positive. It's like saying, yes, I'm going, and what's that to you? In addition, scholars recognize that some uses of "if" in scripture have the idea of "since" and do not mean a condition contrary to fact. We are not suggesting it is used that way here, nor do we need to prove that. The above is sufficient to any reader aware of the use of language. Finally, the evidence from other scriptures are emphatic that Jesus would come "before" the first century generation passed and he does not use the word "if". For example Assuredly [not "if"] I say to you , this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place." (Matt. 24:34). And, Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom." (Matt. 16:28). Now certainly, Peter, James, John was present on both occasions. However, we know Peter did not live to see Christ's coming. In addition, we also know that not all apostles died before He returned. "When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly you [Apostles] will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes." (Matt. 10:23). So, it is clear that Jesus predicted and expected some of the Apostles to be alive when he returned. The evidence therefore weighs heavily in my judgment, that John was certainly in that number.

  3. pat
    6 years ago

    the bible in fact does not say the word anti christ in the the book of revelation. is says it in the scriptures of 1st and 2nd john. and if you actually read the bible not just one verse you will see that anyone that denies the bible as being true is an antichrist. that verse you pointed out, you should notice that it says that there have already been many anti christs (1st john 2:18). so this shows us that everyone who denies jesus as the son of god is in fact a anti christ. so if barak obama denies jesus then yes he is a anti christ but that does not mean he is the one to spark all of the prophecies in the book of revalation. but again anyone who denies the word of god is an anti christ in a christians eyes. or atleast they should be.

  4. msjean
    6 years ago

    I just want to say to all that there is no time for this disputing with one another becuz no one knows the day or the hour, but the signs are surely here! So we need to build each other up and humble ourselves and seek his face, so that we will not be deceived in these last days. Its time church to rise up together and stand against the evil and win souls! I know that we all have questions and trying to figure this stuff out on who is the antichrist and is he here and that’s all fine,but we just need to be about God’s business and put all our energy into winning souls and guarding our hearts and lifting one another up and encouraging each other “Iron sharpens Iron” It is time to be so real with God and judging our own hearts and getting this thing right! Be ready saints be ready just like the days of Noah, but it will be worse and we are surely living those wicked days as of Sodom and Gomora! Bessings and I encourage all to fast, pray and seek his face while he may be found and win souls!

    • ATF
      6 years ago

      Ms. Jeanette, first let me thank you for your comments and your willingness to engage in the dialogue. But let me get right to the point. We are to give a logical defense of our faith, (1 Pet. 3:15), even to contend for it, (Jude 3), as their will be heresies, (1 Cor. 11:19). We therefore, all need to be sharpened. I have mentioned in many posts that a major reason the church cannot reach people is because they are tired of all the "Jesus-is-coming-soon-but-never-shows-up" message. They use that as a ground for their unbelief. You say we should not teach about eschatology but your reply advocates an imminent future end. Perhaps you don't know it, but people are being saved with this message and others are remaining so, because for the first time in their lives they can make sense of what formerly was confusion and contradictions. How can you believe in a God whom others said, lied about his second coming? They say, he promised to come in the first century, but didn't (Matt. 16:28, 24:34), therefore, he is not truthful and therefore not God, thus, they leave the faith and ridicule the Bible and Christianity. We say He did come, he is truthful and Christianity's integrity is upheld.

  5. mike
    6 years ago


  6. Dr. Ray
    5 years ago

    Will the Antichrist stand in the Hebrew temple fulfilling what the Bible calls the ‘Abomination of Desolation’ or has this event already taken place?

    Let us see what Jesus said…

    Matthew 24:15-22 –
    15“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16“then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17“Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18“And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19“But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20“And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22“And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
    End Part 1

    • ATF
      5 years ago

      Yes, it has already happened. Remember 1 John 2:18-19. John said the last hour had arrived, the antichrists had come.

  7. Rachel
    5 years ago

    22“And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

    That didn't happen. God has not come back to defeat the antichrist and set up his kingdom here on earth. You are either sorely misguided or are attempting to deceive. It has not happend yet! But the signs all point to it coming soon. Now this business of Obama being the AC, maybe he is, maybe he isn't – but whoever it is – the role he plays in the end has not been acted out yet. Just because we havn't seen the specific events the AC does descibed in the bible doesn't mean the play hasn't started. He is here…and things are heating up.

    • ATF
      5 years ago

      See the comment below or reread the article.

  8. robert
    5 years ago

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Obama merely being black and Muslem does make him the antichrist. We should not hurry to judge.

    • ATF
      5 years ago

      Robert, I'm not sure if you mean "does" or does not.

  9. juan
    5 years ago

    luke 10 18 i saw satan as lighting falling from heavens isaiah 14 14 i will asend above the heights of the clouds satan says : now lighting in hebrew =baraq from= o heights = bamah wow! and jesus said and i saw satan as baraq o bamah!!!

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