Friday, August 15, 2008

Obama is probably not the Antichrist

The Wash. Post reports:
The debate over the debate has gotten so intense that Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, the authors of the "Left Behind" series, issued a statement clarifying that Obama is likely not the Antichrist in the Book of Revelation. "I've gotten a lot of questions the last few weeks asking if Obama is the Antichrist," Jenkins told Christian Newswire. "I tell everyone that I don't think the Antichrist will come out of politics, especially American politics."
That should reassure voters. Also:
"I can see by the language he uses why people think he could be the antichrist," adds LaHaye, "but from my reading of scripture, he doesn't meet the criteria. There is no indication in the Bible that the antichrist will be an American."
I cannot argue with that last sentence. But I am wondering if there is any indication in the Bible that Obama should be considered an American. He was born to a Kenyan father in Hawaii, and grew up in Indonesia. Yes, Hawaii is now an American state, but it only became a state long after the Bible was written.

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