Bible Prophecy and Obama
By Chris Schang
An interesting question many people are asking is whether U.S. President Barack Obama is to be found in Bible Prophecy? Many people ask this question because they see many characteristics of Barack Obama matching those of the future Antichrist. While Obama has excellent oratory skills, has risen quickly on the world scene as a leader of the world's lone superpower, been anti-Israel, etc it is understandable why people might ask this question. Some have even suggested that his father's Kenyan roots make him part of the historic British empire and thus he is able to be a part of the revised Roman empire, thus fulfilling the prophecies about the coming "man of sin" - the Antichrist.
However, while Barack Obama stands for many evil things with his political stands for abortion, gay rights, gay marriage, support for sexual perversions, and many other similar liberal and socialist leanings this in itself does not make him the Antichrist or even being a prominent part of Bible prophecy for the end times. While it is true that Barack Obama operates in the spirit of antichrist, it is my humble opinion that he is not THE Antichrist. Further, Barack Obama is surely not the false Prophet either.
The Bible states that the future Antichrist will come among the people who destroyed the Temple and City. The Temple is referring to the Second Temple that was built by Solomon.
Dan 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
As we can see from the above scriptural reference we can see that the future Antichrist will be the "prince" of the people who destroyed the Temple and the City. As we all know history records the fact that the Romans where the ones who destroyed the Temple and City in 70AD. The City of course would be Jerusalem. This would indicate that the Antichrist would come from the region that was the primary source or home base of the Romans. In fact, Dr. Arnold Frutchenbaum in his book "Footsteps of the Messiah" makes an excellent case that this verse refers to the nationality of the Antichrist as being Italian. Whether the Antichrist comes from Italy or another Western European country remains to be seen, yet they remain the most likely area of origin for the beast - the Antichrist.
While Barack Obama has a very liberal, socialist, and anti-God agenda I am of the belief that Obama's primary role in prophecy is to simply reduce America from the superpower status it currently holds to a status of neutrality or one on par with the rest of the nations of the world. In my honest opinion, I do not think it would be far fetched to see Barack Obama as a forerunner of the Antichrist. Just as John the Baptist was a forerunner announcing the arrival of the Lord, it is amazing to think that Barack Obama could be working in the same capacity but instead to announce the arrival the Antichrist. While Barack Obama has not nor is it likely he would verbally announce the Antichrist it is apparent as we watch Obama's dealings with other world leaders that he easily and shamefully bows down to lessor leaders on the world stage. I do not have any problems with seeing him step aside when the Antichrist arises in the last days.
In fact, I believe that Barack Obama is just the kind of leader that will help fulfill the passages from Ezekiel 38-39 where the rest of the world does pretty much nothing as the Russian lead moslem coalition marches down towards Israel for what they think is her final destruction. While the truth is that God will supernaturally intervene to save Israel, the only thing in my opinion holding up this war is that America stands in the way of letting it happen. This is where the rapture of the church and Obama's systematic and socialist destruction of America from within comes in to fulfill Bible prophecy.
For these reasons I simply do not see Barack Obama as a significant end times player so much as that he is the foretold Antichrist. However, I do believe that Barack Obama has a role to play in making America a non-factor in the future as he continues to practically destroy America from the inside with his massive spending plans such as his recently passed universal health care program that is likely to add trillions and trillions of dollars to the nation's debt. Which in effect will end up sinking our economic boat. Without a strong economy, we will be ripe for the picking. Obama's socialist takeover and reform of many of the United States financial and banking sectors does not bode well for the United States. The fact is that many of these "plans" Obama has for America are leading us faster towards a one world government as America has always been the main impediment to this globalist vision of power and lost sovereignty of the United States. In order for the future one world government to occur, the world's last remaining superpower must have it's power eroded to the point that it simply "falls in line" with the rest of the world. Only then can the globalists achieve their dream of controlling the entire world. This is exactly the kind of thing that will make the coming mark of the beast more easily accepted once other end times prophecies like Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, and Ezekiel 38-39 come into fulfillment. The power vacuum left behind after these events will be the perfect scenario for the rise of the beast - the Antichrist.
So, in the end while the Bible does not in my opinion directly mention Barack Obama in Bible prophecy, I do believe that he has a role to play in these end times whether he realizes it or not. Let us continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and that the lost come to the loving and saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.