Is Barack Obama the Antichrist?
Not according to Southern Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress.
Phew! Bet you’re glad we sorted that one out so early in this post!
In a book due out soon Jeffress states quite categorically that Obama is not the Antichrist. Like the sound of a pack of hunting hounds, however, you can hear a ‘but’ coming a long way off.
‘I’m not saying the president is an evil man who’s trying to destroy our society, but …’
‘While I am not suggesting that President Obama is the Antichrist, the fact that he …’
You get the picture. Obama isn’t evil but some of his decisions sure are adding to the crumbling of civilisation!
The problem with this kind of apocalyptic, black-and-white criticism of our politicians is that any legitimate critique that might actually help the political process gets lost in a fog of claim and counter claim. Obama hasn’t been the model progressive president that many were hoping for but neither has he been the harbinger of hell on America’s shores.
No leader is above criticism but this kind of nonsense helps no one. What do you think?