A controversial painting went on display today, November 28, 2012, in Boston at Bunker Hill Community College. Michael D’Antuono’s work, “Truth,” pictures President Obama in a crucifixion-like pose with a crown of thorns on his head. Although the artist denies that it is a representation of Christ, Catholics and Conservative Protestants, find it very offensive. You can see the painting and read about it here on Webpronews.
On the heels of the Soul Train Awards Sunday, this was particularly significant to many. Jamie Fox shocked just about everyone when he referred to the President as his “lord and savior.” Bob Siegel at The Washington Times had an insightfully humorous, but slightly irreverent column today discussing the event. They quoted Jamie Foxx as saying:
It’s like church over here. It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior, Barack Obama.”
President Obama comically addressed the Obama as Christ thing in a joke he made about not being born in a manger, despite what some people think. Many were just as equally offended by this casual reference to Jesus Christ. Ameritocracy has that quote from October 17, 2008:
“Contrary to the rumors you’ve heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton, sent here by my father Jor-El, to save the planet Earth.”
These incidents have only thrown gasoline on the already-flaming story about President Barrack Obama as The Anti-Christ prophesied about in the Bible in the book of Revelations. Many see these depictions of President Obama as Jesus as additional proof that he is the Anti-Christ. If you have been listening to talk radio the past few days since the Jamie Fox statement, you will understand the level of true belief in this dogma. It is not new, but it is now hyped, heightened, and being heralded.
In this article on the Christian Post, the subject of Obama as the Anti-Christ is addressed theologically with careful examination of the Biblical qualifications for the Anti-Christ. This article mentions a video that is popular in these discussions on the Internet. You can view the You-Tube video entitled, “Did Jesus give us the name of the Anti-Christ?” This Christian article suggests that the linguistics and theology in this video are skewed.
You know a conspiracy theory or something like the story that Obama is Anti-Christ is making headway when Snopes addresses it. Snopes.com addresses hoaxes, rumors, and other such questionable stories on the Internet. Here is their rebuttal of the story, albeit not from a particularly conservative theological perspective.
In conclusion, judging from comments on social media, radio, and television, most students of the Bible don’t buy the argument that President Obama is the Anti-Christ, but they may feel that we are headed in that direction. Rev. Robert Jefress, Pastor of the huge First Baptist Church in Dallas, has stated that the reelection of President Obama would “lead to the rise of the Anti-Christ.” The Christian Post has the story:
“President Obama is not the Antichrist. But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.”