Barack Obama the Antichrist? Shedding Some Lightning On The Subject

Barack Obama the Antichrist? Shedding Some Lightning On The Subject August 3, 2009

The claim has been circulating that Jesus referred to Barack Obama and singled him out as the antichrist, when he said he saw “Satan fall as lightning (baraq) from heaven” (Luke 10:18).

Obviously this misunderstands Jesus’ meaning. His point was not that Satan descends from heaven as Barack Obama (which would involve using different words). The point was simply that he could think of no more meteoric fall with which to compare Satan’s than Barack Obama’s own lightning-fast (pun intended) decline in popularity in recent days, as economic turmoils continue to envelop the nation and the world.

But we can be quite certain, once again on the basis of the Bible, that Barack Obama will make a comeback, and his fame will in the end completely overshadow his brief decline in popularity. That’s why Jesus compared himself to Barack Obama when he said that “For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning (baraq), which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other” (Luke 17:24). And in Luke 9:29 we are told that Jesus’ clothes shone like lightning – i.e. his clothes in the transfiguration were as fine as Barack Obama’s.

If Jesus compared himself to Barack Obama, then we can be sure that Barack Obama is not the antichrist. But if you are not convinced, note as well that Revelation 4:5 says lightning (presumably still Barack Obama) came from God’s throne, while both Jeremiah 10:13 and Jeremiah 51:16 say that God himself sent Barack, and Psalm 148:8 says Barack does God’s bidding. You can’t just pick and choose, people!

Do note as well that the person claiming that Jesus said “lightning and high place” (baraq ubamah) is claiming that the Greek New Testament, the “original texts” from which English translations are made, were wrong, that they mistranslated what Jesus said. And so it would be absolutely incoherent for anyone who believes in the Bible’s inerrancy to buy into this sort of claim.

Now that you all understand the Bible a bit better, we return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

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