Meaning: against Christ, or an opposition Christ, a rival Christ.
- This name has been applied to the "little horn" of the "king of fierce countenance" (Dan 7:24f; Dan 8:23ff).
- It has been applied also to the "false Christs" spoken of by Jesus (Mt 24:5, Mt 24:23f).
- To the "man of sin" described by Paul (2 Thes 2:3f, 2 Thes 2:8ff).
- And to the "beast from the sea" (Rev 13:1; Rev 17:1-18).
There is a laundry list of those that have been identified as the Antichrist throughout history, and also in modern times. I'm not going to go through them but you can check them out for yourself. But this is how it works. You pick your target (in this case Barack Obama) and you make a list of reasons why said person matches up with Biblical prophecies. Of course when you don't do your homework then people won't believe you next time you were to spot the REAL Antichrist.
According to The Book of Revelations the anti-christ is: The anti-christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything is it OBAMA??”This was part of an email that was sent during his campaign to scare Christian voters from voting for the Anti, I mean Osama, oops, I mean Obama. You can read more about it here. But just to point out the obvious 1) the Book of Revelation does not say the Antichrist will be in his 40s, 2) Can not say that he will be of Muslim descent because Islam would not be around until centuries after the book was written, 3) as far as I know the Book of Revelation does not use the term "Antichrist" but only describes a series of beast which the Christian church has tied to the identity of the Antichrist.
So how does Obama fit into all this? Well, I guess Newsweek still has the Post Election Blues (or PEB for short) and thought this might get people into talking (or buying) again like they did during that euphoric high people experienced that climaxed on election night. Here's the article.
So my question is why are Christians afraid of the Antichrist? Because if Obama is the Antichrist then he would be fulfilling prophecy. And if that's the case the End Times are here indeed and all those that are Christians will be raptured any day now. If you're wondering how much time is left just take a look at Rapture Ready.com. They have a handy Rapture Index Gauge that takes all the current events and boils them down to a number. The higher the number the higher the chance the Lord will be coming soon. Now this is not a joke site, but it is run by people who are truly trying to spread the Gospel to get people ready for the Rapture. But why wouldn't Christians have voted for the Antichrist based on that email? I mean if you want the Lord to come sooner you wouldn't delay prophecy by not electing the Antichrist. In fact (if he is) Christians should come out and march in the streets in support of Obama. Why should they worry if they're going to be taken up into the clouds before the start of the Tribulation.
That's of course if you believe in the Pre-Tribulation Theology and not the Mid or Post-Tribulation view.