Several people have emailed me about another, “Is Obama the Antichrist?” theory. A “Christian Theologian” posits that Jesus spoke Hebrew words that sound like “Barack Obama” today recorded in the Greek Luke 10:18. You can read all about the theory and listen to the video at WND.
The nicest thing I can say about it is that it is highly original and provocative. The convoluted reasoning it employs is authoritative-sounding enough to the average Christian. Since they cannot disprove it, it leaves them wondering if it could be true or not knowing what to make of it. So they forward it to a friend to see if they know.
Then read this rebuttal in case several things do not jump out immediately at you when you hear his reasoning and after you read the verses in question yourself like a good Berean (Acts 17:11). Reading the verse alone (Luke 10:18) should suffice since you can immediately see it has nothing to do with the Antichrist nor is it a prophecy:
Luke 10:18 (HCSB) He said to them, â€œI watched Satan fall from heaven like a lightning flash.
If the sound of Obama’s name did come off Jesus’ lips, it would only be an insignificant coincidence. It’s not the proper way to build accurate doctrines. See my previous post as to why no American can be the Antichrist.