Hal Lindsey, best known as the author of “Late Great Planet Earth” once speculated that “the decade of the 1980’s could very well be the last decade of history as we know it.” Yet here we are, twenty years later so it’s not as if Lindsey has a particularly good record on making predictions. Yet that isn’t stopping him from warning that with Barack Obama running for president and generating excitement in places like Berlin, Germany, it can only mean one thing: the Anti-Christ is coming
America has never faced so many different crises at the same time in living memory. The war with al-Qaida and Islamic terror, the Iran crisis, Afghanistan, nuclear proliferation, the rising price of oil, the falling dollar, enemy acronyms like OPEC, NAM, OIC, U.N. … Obama is correct in saying that the world is ready for someone like him – a messiah-like figure, charismatic and glib and seemingly holding all the answers to all the world’s questions.
And the Bible says that such a leader will soon make his appearance on the scene. It won’t be Barack Obama, but Obama’s world tour provided a foretaste of the reception he can expect to receive.
He will probably also stand in some European capital, addressing the people of the world and telling them that he is the one that they have been waiting for. And he can expect as wildly enthusiastic a greeting as Obama got in Berlin.
The Bible calls that leader the Antichrist. And it seems apparent that the world is now ready to make his acquaintance.
The idea that Obama may not be the actual Anti-Christ but sure has a lot in common with him seems to be spreading among right-wing activists, as Sarah Poser recently reported:
On Friday, the day after Obama’s Berlin speech, the AFA Report’s host, Fred Jackson, made note of the “messianic tone” of the speech, then quickly denied that he believes Obama is messianic. Ed Vitagliano, one of the program’s roundtable guests, chimed in, “I don’t think he’s the Antichrist, but there is a spirit of Antichrist at work in the West in a very strong and open way that is leading people to want to solve their problems and have a desire to have their lives improved without Christ. That’s what the spirit of Antichrist does, it denies Christ.” In other words, Obama’s not the Antichrist. He’s just like the Antichrist.
But apparently John McCain’s campaign hasn’t yet gotten on board with the messaging, since they just released their latest typically informative, fact-based, and classy ad suggesting instead that Obama sees himself as the Messiah: