What does the Book of Revelations tell us about the Antichrist? Will the Antichrist be a Muslim? Is the upcoming presidential election a harbinger of the end when the Antichrist sets up his reign? Is Obama a Muslim? Is Obama the Antichrist? Is Obama mentioned in the Book of Revelations?
Well, no, no, no, no, no, and no. But to think that the answers to any of these questions is yes, you have to be (a) a bad speller, (2) exposed to some really, really bad theology, and (c) determined to think that the United States of America is the climax and pinnacle of human history.
Consider: there is no Book of Revelations in the Bible. There is no person called “the Antichrist” in the Book of Revelation. Barack Obama is a confessing Christian. The United States of America will be on the scrap heap of history long before Christ returns. The Man of Sin was a petty tyrant named Nero now moldering in the Italian loam.
Rather than spending endless amounts of time and energy speculating about screwy-headed eschatalogical schedules and conspiracies, Christians ought to be busy about good works to the glory of God. That is what the Heavenly Father has laid in store for us.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them’ (Ephesians 2:10). Speculating about imaginary end times events is not one of those good works He prepared beforehand.
That’s all I have to say about that.