Monday, 17 November 2008

Barack Obama as the Antichrist

I'm teaching later today on 1,2,3 John, which of course contain the only biblical references to 'antichrist'. Here they are:
  • 1 John 2:18-19 Children, it is the last hour! As you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. From this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But by going out they made it plain that none of them belongs to us.
  • 1 John 2:22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
  • 1 John 4:2-3 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. And this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming; and now it is already in the world.
  • 2 John 1:7 Many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh; any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist!
However, as this report from the Guardian makes clear, it appears that not only is the Antichrist present in the book of Revelation, he is also with us today in the person of Barack Obama.
This story grew wings and flew in the run up to the American presidential election, as this report from CNN demonstrates.

1 comment:

Graham Watts said...

Hi Simon. I received this link from an old church member now living in the USA. It's an article written by the strident Peter Hitchens for the Daily Mail - and although Obama is not called Antichrist, the comments are not far away. See:

PS soon launching my own theology blog - details to follow.

Graham Watts