“… a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma …”
~Winston Churchill (referring to Russia)
Well, that’s a provocative question: Is Obama the Antichrist? To which I don’t have the answer.
For years we Christians have been told that the Antichrist, when he came on the world stage, would be a man of mystery; and Barack Hussein Obama Jr is certainly that. We know he was born sometime, but when? Somewhere, but where? To someone, but whom? Some of what he tells us may be true, but which parts we don’t know because the information is laced with so many fabrications.
The man’s Social Security number is a mystery. We can tell by the number he goes by that it came from Connecticut, and Obama never lived in Connecticut. So, how did he get the number? A Federal employee ran his data through E-verify, and E-verify reportedly rejected him.
The man’s birth certificate is a mystery. During the 2008 campaign, Bill Clinton said Obama was a phony and brought up the question of his birth certificate. Thanks to blogger Joseph Farah of World Net Daily, and a few like him, the “birther” stuff has never let up; but the birth certificate questions started not with Conservatives, but with Bill Clinton.
The man’s passport is a mystery. When he visited Pakistan in 1981, what passport was he using? Before the 2008 election passport files were breached in an attempt to cauterize the Obama file. Passport files understandably would have a lot of personal information: applicant’s name, gender, Social Security number, date and place of birth, passport number, original copies of associated documents, birth certificates, naturalization certificates, oaths of allegiance for Americans who adopted foreign citizenship as minors … Obama himself, strangely, said he was a foreign national until the age of 18, by virtue of his father’s British Kenyan citizenship. According to him, his British/Kenyan passport automatically expired 4 August 1982, when he turned 21.
The man’s past is a mystery. Congress or the Party supposedly vetted Obama. We see whoever was supposed to have done it lied and, therefore, the Party has lost all credibility when it comes to caring about the interests of the American people. Liberals who want the “birther” stuff to go away have no idea how important vetting is to the soundness of the country or how dirty the Democrats have been in allowing the lapse. If dirty people can get in power and do dirty things, then you don’t have a country based on laws: you merely have outlaws in power doing whatever they want to do.
The man’s education is a mystery. Without his school records, what do we really know of Obama Jr? There is the implication that someone behind the scenes was fostering his educational development. I doubt that he needed outside help. Obama did not get into prestigious schools through Affirmative Action. Maybe not even through the help of the Saudis or the Communists, as has been speculated. To his credit, Obama Jr was good looking, articulate, carried himself well, and was, on paper, the “son,” “stepson,” and “grandson” of accomplished people. His “mother,” Ann Dunham, had a PhD in anthropology. His “father,” Barack Obama Sr, had an AM in economics (from Harvard)—that alone would make him “legacy.” His “grandfather,” Stanley Dunham, worked for the government. And his “stepdad,” Lolo Soetoro, had an MA in geography. Any admissions counselor at a big Eastern, Liberal private school would’ve been glad to have him as a student: he didn’t need Affirmative Action. He was given scholarships, probably rightly so.
The man’s birth family is a mystery. Some critics say the photos that Obama has placed on Facebook are phony. Someone has mixed and matched images to support Obama’s story. They are composites created to support a lie. (You’ll have to examine them closely to find the flaws.)
Despite the title of his book, Dreams From My Father (1995), the man’s father is a mystery. Obama Sr, a dark-skinned Kenyan, is an unlikely candidate. Some critics have speculated Obama Jr’s true biological father is the Communist Frank Marshall Davis, a friend of Ann Dunham, who may or may not be Jr’s biological mother. Others have gone so far as to say Jr’s real dad is El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz; and there is a striking resemblance between the two, including height, skin tone, features, speech, and mannerisms. But who knows? Ordinary persons can look like famous people, and fraternal twin brothers can look unrelated. Appearance alone is inconclusive. Someone has suggested DNA tests to solve the mystery, but Obama Jr would dodge that as much as he has dodged being vetted or giving straight answers about his past, including school records and passport.
Most of the material I’ve come across connecting Obama Jr with Shabazz has come through nonauthoritative bloggers. The closest credible thing I’ve found is an apology from the Washington Post. A photo of Shabazz erroneously appeared above a caption for Obama Jr. The Post didn’t know how the “mistake” occurred. It may have been a computer glitch. Since the Post had gotten the story from Reuters, the wrong photo may have magically slipped into place during transmission. No one was taking responsibility.
Without a valid birth certificate, school records, and passports—and, by now, there were a number of deceased “relatives”—we don’t really know how old Obama Jr is. He may have been born in 1961; he may not have been.
A half-century ago a certain occult medium said a man born in the Middle East 5 February 1962 would rise to world power and become a world leader (a man we Christians would think of as the Antichrist). Since this was the mid-1960s, and I wanted the Lord to come right then, I didn’t want to hear that the person who would someday become the Antichrist was, at that time, only a preschooler. And since this medium was getting her information through the wrong channel (evil spirit), I refused to read her book and dismissed her, though she did forewarn JFK not to go to Dallas 22 November 1963. Real mediums do have real power: eg, wizards and sorcerers in the court of Pharaoh (Exodus 7:10-13). But that doesn’t mean you want to have anything to do with them. Interestingly, however, Obama Jr says he was born 4 August 1961—months shy of her date. Close. Was he also born in the Middle East?
Or was he born earlier? somewhere else?
A “researcher,” digging for information, came across an accident report for a certain Bâri’ Malik Shabazz. The accident happened in Hawaii in 1982 (the year Obama Sr was killed); the driver, Shabazz, was charged and given a court date. Reportedly, Shabazz was born 28 October 1959 and, as an infant, had lived a block or so from El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, in New York City. Reportedly, Bâri’ Malik Shabazz had a New York drivers license and a New York Social Security number. But after the accident, when a bench warrant was issued for his arrest because of his failure to show up for court, Bâri’ Malik Shabazz went underground and, according to the Social Security Death Index, died August 1994.
That should have been the last anyone heard of Bâri’ Malik Shabazz, if there was nothing to the story. But strangely, in 2003, when Obama Jr was preparing to run for the US Senate, someone revisited Shabazz’s Hawaii court case and cleaned up the record. Why? if the man was dead? Then, when the “researcher” tried to get Bâri’ Malik Shabazz’s application for a Social Security number, which would have revealed substantial personal information and should have been available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act, he was told that Shabazz was no longer dead, but now alive, meaning the information was no longer public.
The mystery surrounding Bâri’ Malik Shabazz is puzzling, even more when we remember that a certain Malik Shabazz was listed as a visitor to the White House. Was this Malik Zulu Shabazz, head of the Black Panthers? No, someone else. Who?
Of course, many people could have the same name, especially in New York City. So, there is no evidence that Bâri’ Malik Shabazz has any connection to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, to the Black Panthers, or to the White House. And the conjecture is coming from bloggers, which makes it less than authoritative. But still there is enough real data buried in courthouses, hospitals, and old addresses to make a good detective ruminate.
Finally, the man’s religion is a mystery. He was affiliated with a certain “Christian” church in South Chicago and said he believed in Jesus Christ. But the pastor of this “Christian” church, Jeremiah Wright (fan of Liberation Theology), did not act Christian. What Wright mostly preached was racism, rebellion, and revolution. Nothing Christian about that.
The religious background of Obama Jr’s “family” was a mix of Christianity, Unitarianism, Communism, atheism, and Islam. As a child Obama Jr lived four years in Indonesia and studied the Koran in Arabic. Though some critics want to focus on those Islamic years and make him out to be a Muslim, we should remember that as a youth in Hawaii Obama was more irreligious than religious. While his “mother” lived with his “half-sister” in Indonesia, “Barry” lived with his “maternal grandparents” in Hawaii, but pretty much did as he pleased. With no real parental guidance in his teens, mentally and emotionally Obama Jr matured far ahead of his classmates. So, who knows how much loyalty he has to any faith other than Communist ideology?
What is more revealing about Obama is his associates: Communist Frank Marshall Davis, Weather Underground Terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Khalid al-Mansour, Black Muslim Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Black Panther Malik Zulu Shabazz, Radical Racist Jeremiah Wright, Rahm Emanuel, and members of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is this Black Muslim connection—even his taking the name Barack Hussein Obama Jr after years of his being known as Barry Soetoro—that gives credence not to his Islamic faith but to his kinship with El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Obama Jr likes to surround himself with the same kind of people that surrounded Shabazz: radicals and Socialists.
The Bible says “the man of sin,” “the son of perdition,” or “lawless one,” the Antichrist, will be a deceiver and a liar. He will “oppose and exalt himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12). He will “corrupt” the Jews “with flattery” and “will do his own will. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god, will speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and will prosper” for a time. “He will regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god, for he will exalt himself above all. He will honor a god of fortresses, a god unknown to his fathers, with gold and silver, precious stones and pleasant things. He will act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god … He will cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain” (Daniel 11:29-39).
Obama may appear arrogant enough to be the Antichrist, but is he? I don’t know. But if the coming of the Lord is as near as I sense it is, then the Antichrist is already in power, somewhere, on the world’s stage. We just don’t know who he is. And he will not be revealed until after the Rapture (2 Thessalonians 2:7).
“Self is the great antichrist and anti-God in the world, that sets up itself above all else.” ~Stephen Charnock
Copyright © 2013 Alexandra Lee