Is Barack Obama The Antichrist?

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I was actually asked this question. I was going to create a post with just the words, Ha! Ha! Ha! But decided this person asked a serious question that deserved a serious response.

There is a disturbing trend among some professing belief in Scripture and faith in Christ. What? That the current President of the United States is the Antichrist. Many have gone so far as to Photoshop him with horns and glowing red eyes. This is the result of current popular religious teaching that indoctrinates its membership to view Antichrist as a singular person with “devil features” (whatever that is). This is exactly how the movie industry portrays Antichrist as well. All of it shows a woeful ignorance of what Scripture says about the subject and deeper program to mislead.

There is an unsettling paranoia and even dysfunction among these persons that one should be concerned with. These persons tend not to exercise reason, but the emotion in their thinking. With that said, is that the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama the Antichrist?

What Do The Scriptures Say

In spite of all that people themselves say concerning Antichrist, the only authority is what the Scriptures themselves say.

There are only four instances of the word Antichrist in Scripture and they appear within only two Bible books: 1 John and 2 John. It would be helpful and wise to examine each of those four Scriptures and then come to a conclusion as to whether or not Barack Obama is Antichrist.

The four instances of Antichrist appear at 1 John 2:18, 1 John 2:22, 1 John 4:3, and 2 John 7.

1 John 2:18

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.

Two things jump out at us in 1 John 2:18. One is that the Apostle John says – as of his writing – that there were already many Antichrist in his day. Two, that many more will come. This is how we will know that it is the last hour or the last days.

1 John 2:22

Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son.

So many persons professing Christianity get this Scripture so wrong. They assume that it is referring to one man. It is not. It is referring to persons – the ones who deny Jesus is the Christ. This Scripture is not using the phrase the man who to mean a single person. This should be obvious because of what appears elsewhere in the Scripture when we read the phrase such a man. Obviously is referring to persons.

So there were and will always be persons who deny that Jesus is the promised Christ or Messiah. Entire religious organizations deny Jesus is the Christ. There are many persons within these religious organizations.

When it is taught that Jesus is God, a part of a trinity,  then this is an outright denial that he is the Christ. The Christ was sent by God. By making Jesus God, denies him the proper title as the Christ; the one sent by God. Therefore, according to Scripture, persons who believe Jesus is God are Antichrist.

1 John 4:3

But every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

That Antichrist is not a solitary person can also be seen from 1 John 4:3. At the beginning of the Scripture ,the Apostle John uses the word every. He says that every spirit (not the spirit) that does not confess Jesus is not from God is the spirit of Antichrist.

It appears that the Apostle John is referring to the expression of words that people say or are influenced to say. He does not mention persons but spirits. False teachings of humans and human agency.

Earlier in 1 John 4:1, John indicates that these spirits, expressions, or teachings are to be tested and not believed until tested:

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

So it appears that what the Apostle John is referring to here at 1 John 4:3 is not a person, but false teachings, false expressions, false spirits. These false teachings themselves are Anti-Christian teachings that will permeate the earth. These teachings are already here and they manifest themselves in the doctrine of the Trinity, Hellfire, Rapture, Prophetic dates such as 1914, God having an earthly organization, and many many more. All of these are demon-inspired (spirits) teachings which are things Jesus did not teach. Therefore, Anti-Christian.

2 John 2:7

Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.

The Apostle John now goes back to show that there were and will be are many Antichrists. He mentions many deceivers who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ coming in the flesh; and that those deceivers are Antichrist.

That 1 John 2:7 mentions Jesus both by his name and title is significant. There are those who acknowledge Jesus but do not acknowledge him as the person who appeared to men in the flesh as the promised Messiah.

That these persons are said to be deceivers would indicate that they know or will the truth about who Christ really is, but will forge ahead and teach the lie for whatever reason.

Perhaps these are persons or organizations who have – or will have – large following. And, seeded throughout their literature and teaching is the belief that Jesus is God. But to tell its membership the truth could cause a withdrawal of support from them and cause a serious credibility problem. Thus, it would be more convenient to let its membership believe a lie.

So Is Barack Obama The Antichrist?

He could be an Antichrist-like many others, but that would depend on how he views the positioning of God and Christ. Does he believe – possessing an accurate knowledge of Scripture – that Jesus is God?  If he believes that Jesus is God, then he denies the Father that exclusive title. He would be an Antichrist. 1 John 2:22 says that Antichrist would be persons who would also deny the Father and the Son.

This denial is not by name only, but by title as well. There is only one God and He is the Father. There is only one Lord and Messiah, Jesus.

When one attributes to Jesus a title that belongs to God, that one denies Jesus his proper title as Christ and they deny the Father his title as God. Thus, denying both the Father and the Son.

The Apostle Paul and 1 Corinthians 8:6 had a proper understanding of who was who. He shares that with us by saying:

Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

Jesus is not God according to this Scripture; and to make him God and to teach such is the spirit of Antichrist, a false teaching that fails the test of what is taught in Scripture. (1 John 4:1)

Those believing that Jesus is God are Antichrist. That means millions of people who profess a faith in Jesus are Antichrist.

Painful to hear? Yes. The truth? Yes. The truth is never easy to hear or digest. It is often vomited out of the mouth and rejected by those hearing it. Vomit is repugnant, and the vomit from those who reject this truth is by the harsh words they express towards those the speak of this truth.

I expect a lot of vomiting over this.

So is Barack Obama the Antichrist? No, as there is no such thing as the Antichrist in Scripture as a solitary influential demon-seed that will control the world.

One should not link Antichrist with The Book of Revelation as the same Apostle John never mentions an Antichrist in The Book of Revelation, nor does he even use the word.

For more information about Antichrist, please read the article Antichrist.

R. Jerome Harris

A Disciple of Christ in the strictest sense. I belong to no religious organization. I view Christ as my only Head, Master, Teacher, Owner, and Lord. (John 8:31-32, 1Cor 11:3) His God is my God and I champion his teachings above anything issuing out of ANY religious organization.

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