A North Carolina newspaper, the Lexington Dispatch, has helped to clarify a question that has been the subject of debate in eschatological circles for years: Is Obama the Antichrist?
The correction, which the Houston Chronicle describes as “one of the nuttiest corrections of the year,” was with reference to a letter from a reader published as an opinion piece.
According to WRAL, the correction first came to the attention of an Associated Press writer Michael Biesecker, who posted a photo of it to Facebook.
The editor of the Lexington Dispatch had titled a letter to the editor by Boyd Thomas of Welcome, North Carolina, “Is Obama the Antichrist?”
But after the letter was published, Boyd sent in a note pointing out that the title the editor attached to his letter was in error, and that Obama was not the Antichrist but his precursor, “the seventh king.”
“Revelation 17:10: And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.”
The editor then issued the following correction while making the appropriate editorial changes.
“Boyd Thomas’ letter Saturday contained an error in the headline. He does not believe President Obama is the Antichrist, who will come after seven kings, according to Revelation. He thinks Obama could be the seventh king.
“The correction references this letter to the editor published on February 6. The Dispatch originally titled the letter ‘Is Obama the Antichrist?’ The headline has now been amended to ask, ‘Is Obama the seventh king?'”
The corrected version of the letter begins with an editor’s note which makes reference to Revelation 17: 10, and poses the question about Obama’s secret identity in biblical eschatology.
“Editor: God states that seven kings must come before the rise of the Antichrist. Revelations 17:10 says the seventh king will reign for a short amount of time. Is Barack Obama the seventh king?”
The article proceeds to list Obama’s manifold transgressions which include, chiefly, the massacre of the multitudinous innocents through abortion, his aspiring to rule like a crowned king through executive actions, support for Islamic terrorists such as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, and backing Iran against Israel as part of fulfillment of the end-time prophecies of doom.
“Obama has passed laws to kill more innocent people than anyone in the past. Obama’s laws are on abortion and medication allow children to kill children and kill millions of children yearly with our tax dollars.”
The article then goes on to tackle the eschatological riddle of Obama’s identity.
“Who and what is Barack Obama? Obama claims nobody can stop him or change anything he’s done. This evil must come to pass before the Lord’s return and the rise of the Antichrist…
“Many support and stand behind Obama no matter what he does. All these people will stand with Obama in judgment also. Christ promises to spew every lukewarm soul out of his mouth.”
But some fellow believers would still contest the writer’s claim that Obama is not the Antichrist. If he isn’t the Antichrist, then how do you explain the amazing “coincidence” that on the day after Obama’s election as president was first announced in 2008, the winning lottery number in his home state of Illinois was 666, the number of The Beast?
But some biblical eschatologists say that Obama might have provided proof that he is not the Antichrist in 2011 when he confessed “Jesus is lord” at a campaign fundraiser in Los Angeles.
After a heckler, identified as David Serrano, interrupted Obama’s speech, shouting, “Jesus is God,” and accused Obama of being the Antichrist, Obama reportedly said, after Secret Service agents had removed the heckler, “First of all, I agree, Jesus Christ is the Lord. I believe in that.”
The Antichrist is not supposed to say that. According to St. Paul in his letter to the Corinthians (I Corinthians 12:3), “No man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.”
And going by Thomas, in his letter to the Lexington Dispatch, we might believe the matter is settled: Obama is not the Antichrist, but the seventh king before the Antichrist.
However, we are not told who the sixth, fifth, fourth, third, second and first kings were. Could they have been in the order W. Bush, Clinton, H.W. Bush, Reagan, Carter…?
And if Obama is no more the Antichrist, is Hillary Clinton still the prophesied Great whore?