Looks like I’m on a Barack Obama kick again. Sorry about that, but I couldn’t resist posting about this latest curiosity that came to my attention today when I received a press release from the Christian Newswire. It’s about one of the current campaign ads from John McCain. I hadn’t seen it yet, but the press release prompted me to look it up on YouTube. The ad, called “The One,” portrays Obama as something akin to the Second Coming—but the sarcasm is obvious. And the ultimate, implicit message is that Obama is a false messiah. In fact, the ad bears an eerie resemblance to something you’d find in the Left Behind books. You can check it out here or by viewing above.
Anyway, in the press release Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, authors of the Left Behind series, attempt to distance themselves from this notion that Obama is “The One.” It’s actually fascinating, and a little weird, to hear Tim LaHaye explaining, in all seriousness, why Obama cannot be the antichrist:
“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.”
Of course, some would argue that Obama is not a real American, which means he could still be in the running for that antichrist title.