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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Is Obama the Antichrist?

This is a very interesting bit of information. It appears that the keywords 'Obama Antichrist' is now the sixth most popular keyword search at Google. While I do not subscribe to the most popular interpretation of the Revelation of John, clearly many Christians do, and they are concerned that Obama may be the person of the 'Antichrist' described by the Apostle.

What is it about Obama that promotes these enquiries? Undoubtedly it is the fact that the whole 'Obama aura' is virtually unexplainable, and many are probably wondering if it might not be the result of some unnatural phenomenon. Obama speaks of change in very generic terms with little or no substance, but people respond to him as if he is making 'messianic revelations'. Last Thursday night, Obama had promised a speech in which he would "spell out exactly" what he means by change. If one reads through the transcript of that speech, one finds very little substance in his words. Much of the solutions which he offers are not new or innovative. What Obama's speeches do contain are exactly the words many wish to hear. This fact may remind some of the words of Timothy;

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to myths." - 2Tim. 4:3-4 NASV

Is Obama the Antichrist? Is there evil at work here? I am not prepared to accept the former, but as to the later, well, let us examine what may be a recent example of it. Below please find an embedded video and transcript of the words of Don Fowler, former national chairman of the DNC, joking with Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) about the timing of Hurricane Gustav potentially hitting New Orleans when the Republicans start their convention.

Transcript: "Plus they think the hurricane's going to hit (starts laughing) New Orleans about the time they start. The timing, at least it appears now, that it'll be there Monday. That just demonstrates God's on our side."

How self absorbed, how evil must one be to recognize , and be gleeful about, the possible political advantages of an impending natural disaster in which fellow citizens may lose their lives. I don't believe that I really need to comment further on this subject.

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