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It Was Just a Matter of Time!

This exercise in creative exegesis will come as no surprise to those of you who keep up with Bible prophecy punditry!  All you need is a verse or two, a Strong's concordance, and presto . . . Barack Obama is the Antichrist!  You'll just love the disclaimer at the end! (h.t. Terry)

This is a classic example of one of the ways in which people seek to cope with political and economic uncertainty--they find an eschatological bogeyman.  "Pin the tail on the Antichrist" is nothing new, nor unique to modern America.

Hey, somebody ought to write a book about this! (Click here: Riddleblog - Man of Sin - Uncovering the Truth About Antichrist)

Reader Comments (22)

I think its now part of the presidential job description. We voted on it when Nixon was pres.
July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
I thought it was Ehud Barak ;-P
July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
This guy has way too much time on his hands.
July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Kurschner
Naturally. The other day, my own father was trying to convince me of this! It's difficult to respect someone when they hold to such foolishness. He has also started questioning Christ's supremacy... this is the guy who taught me to love Jesus. What do you do with that???
July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason Slajchert
Aramaic is the "most ancient form of Hebrew"? Jesus was prophesying (in the past tense) in Luke 10:18? A Jewish rabbi reading Luke 10:18 would read it in Hebrew? Satan is the same being as the Antichrist?

But he forgot to try to make the numbers add up to 666 or 616! I'm sure that will be in a followup film. JUST KIDDING! Please, please don't try it.

Seeing this sort of eisegesis makes me want to never open an interlinear Hebrew or Greek Bible again. (I'm not a pastor.) I'm kind of kidding, but partly not. This type of misuse of the Scripture can be damaging.
July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCraig
If they are correct, the President Obama needs to work on his public speaking. After his anemic performance on TV the other day pushing for Nationalized Health Care, he did not strike me as someone who (supposedly) will be able to unite the nations of the world to follow him.

He can't even get the Blue Dog Democrats behind him, let alone the rest of the world.


BTW: all the above was purely sarcasm and not meant to indicate in any way that I think President Obama is or might be the antichrist. Does that count as a disclaimer? You decide!
July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Holst

But, but. The numbers proving Henry Kissinger was the AC worked so well.
July 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
There are a few mistakes in this short video that cast some doubt. First, Aramaic is not an ancient form of Hebrew. It is a sister language of it. Second, Isaiah 14 most likely is not about Satan (the Vulgate translated the Hebrew as a proper noun, Lucifer, but this not the original sense conveyed by the Hebrew). Third, the translation of Luke 10:18 is speaking of the past not the future. Fourth, the video insists that one might add the waw ("O" or "U" sound) to join Barak "O" Bama. But this would translate as "Lightening and high place (or heaven). The video then wrongly equates this with the English translation in Luke 10:18, "lightening from heaven." However, the Hebrew would not have the conjunction waw here, but rather a preposition MIN "from," or Barak Min Bama. But that messes up the name Barak O'Bama.

I just about lost it when he tried to pronounce "waw," and when he said that "some scholars prefer to transliterate "wow" with the letter O or U. Yeah, there's no suchthing as a sureq or holem-waw, it's really just the preference of "some scholars."
July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRev. Z. Bartels
Dr. Hartley,
Not only does the waw not convey "from," but it wouldn't be a vowel anyway. But Barak V'Bama doesn't sound as ominous.
July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRev. Z. Bartels
Ah, I can see the whole picture sharpen. Now I know what they were drinking at that "beer summit:"
July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Funny. And sad.

My mother recently told me that there was all kinds of folks who thought the end of the world was coming soon after the 1960 election. 1948 was fresh in their minds and then a RC liberal came to to the White House.

She knows not to get excited. Of course, she's Amil anyway.
July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRick
There were so many non-sequiturs in that clip that I was hit by a feeling of vertigo after the first 45 sec. Maybe it was only 30 seconds. Can't tell, because my head is still spinning.
July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAJM
C'mon! Even John Hagee disavowed the Obama/antiChrist connection. I couldn't help but lol at the end. That disclaimer is too much.
July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGPLeague

Oh that's right I forgot about him. And look who is Secretary of State now!
August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
Beats the one i heard years ago that Billy Graham ,yes Billy Graham,could be the AntiChrist. it was promulgated by a reformed presbyterian group in the suburb i grew up in.
i use to hear that it was President Soekarno of Indonesia,one of the German Chancellors or even now Tony Blair.
August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwayne pelling
But KR, he's going to raise your taxes, I thought that would have clinched it for you!<grin>
August 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpb
Who sez eschatology doesn't drive theology?

Violating the proper understanding of God's Word can have horrific consequences.

That 11 year old girl that just died, had parents tracking:

Pastor Kim, we need a chapter added in books like yours warning of the "practical" outworking of bad eschatology.


August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
This would have been a lot more believable if Hal Lindsey had interviewed that great scholar of biblical languages Kirk Cameron (from the Left Behind movie), regarding this amazing finding.... And besides, I thought Ronald(6) Wilson(6) Reagan(6) was the antichrist, unless of course it was Mussilini or Martin Luther or Pope John Paul II or .... or.... or....
August 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDB
Actually Pastor Riddlebarger hasn't said if he agrees with this video or not. This could be a trial balloon.
August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob M

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