When George W. Bush was president, he said that he could tell America was praying for him, because he could feel it. He said that numerous times. Do you think that Barack Obama can tell that we Christians are praying for him? I would say that no, he can’t. And the reason is because Christians are NOT praying for Barack Obama. They’re too busy trying to figure out if he’s the antichrist or not.
The Bible says that the antichrist has a miraculous sign: he can call fire down from heaven. Is that food stamps? Because if the fire is not food stamps, I don’t see how Obama could be the antichrist.
The Bible says that the Holy Spirit will reveal who the antichrist is. And it’s Bill Belichick who says, “Just do your job.” Our job isn’t to identify the antichrist. Our job is to identify Christ, and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. And as far as I can tell, Barack Obama hasn’t even heard the true gospel. The gospel he’s heard is the gospel preached to him by Reverend Wright. That is the gospel of vengeance.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is about reconciliation and forgiveness. But the gospel I see Barack Obama living out is one that seeks to punish America.
Now the Bible says that if anyone comes to us with a gospel other than the one the Apostle Paul preached, let him be eternally condemned. That’s serious business. So I think that we as Christians ought to pray for these men, that they would repent and turn to the one true Messiah, Jesus Christ.
If you were to ask Stephen, the first Christian martyr, right before he died, “Who do you think the antichrist is?” Stephen would have pointed over at Saul of Tarsus and said, “That guy, who’s persecuting the Church and killing Christians.” But that man became the most prolific writer of the New Testament, Paul the Apostle. And he said, “Christ died to save sinners, of whom I am the worst.”
It’s Paul’s writings that help us understand who the antichrist is. If you were to ask the early Christians living in Jerusalem, “Who do you think the antichrist is?” They might have said someone from Herod’s family, because they were wicked and persecuted the Church. But when Paul the Apostle was arrested, he shared the gospel with Herod.
And when Paul made his appeal to Rome, he converted many people there to Christianity. If you were to ask the early Christians living in Rome, “Who do you think the antichrist is?” They may have said, “Felix.” But there we have Paul the Apostle again, sharing the true gospel with Felix.
Bill Belichick was right. Just do your job. As far as I can tell, by not praying for our elected leaders like Barack Obama and his advisors, we’re sinning. Just do your job.